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Christucke
post Dec 16 2007, 03:54 PM
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I have just purchased a new Host camper. With my previous truck camper I was able to use a 18" receiver hitch extension but with the new camper it is too short by about 6". I have looked online but the maximum extension length I can find is 18". I am using the hitch for pulling a fishing boat. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas!
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post Dec 17 2007, 10:29 AM
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QUOTE(Christucke @ Dec 16 2007, 03:54 PM)
I have just purchased a new Host camper. With my previous truck camper I was able to use a 18" receiver hitch extension but with the new camper it is too short by about 6".  I have looked online but the maximum extension length I can find is 18". I am using the hitch for pulling a fishing boat. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas!
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I would suggest getting a ball mount that is 12 or 13 inches long to make up the difference. Just remember you will be reducing your hitch towing capacity by about 45 %.
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JerryC
post Dec 17 2007, 09:27 PM
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Congratulatons on the new Host. I hope you have many wonderful times in it.
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post Aug 23 2008, 10:15 PM
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QUOTE(Christucke @ Dec 16 2007, 03:54 PM)
I have just purchased a new Host camper. With my previous truck camper I was able to use a 18" receiver hitch extension but with the new camper it is too short by about 6".  I have looked online but the maximum extension length I can find is 18". I am using the hitch for pulling a fishing boat. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas!
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No matter how heavy the metal is on the extension from, or how it's configured, there will always be some degree of bounce, if the bounce gets too bad, like when you run over a pot hole, the extension will eventually fatigue and is likely fail at some point. You're better off having the trailer tongue extended the extra length. I had the same problem with my motorcycle trailer, I ended up rewelding a longer tongue on the trailer, with heavier gage metal of course. It works just fine
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post Jan 7 2009, 12:10 PM
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i used the titan class 5 hitch with a 24" titan extension for many years pulling a 21 ft. sanger wakeboarding boat with out any problems.
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post Sep 29 2009, 07:01 PM
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I have the same situation with the 30 inch over hang of my camper past the bumper. I agree, get the tongue extended.
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post Feb 5 2010, 08:44 AM
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Use the Torklift SuperHitch with SuperTruss hitch extensions. These come in lengths upto 60". They're not like the Reese extension where its one tube of steel, the SuperTruss is just that, a truss. This gives them great strength to avoid bouncing and meal fatigue. You do need the SuperHitch to go with it. Once you have the SuperHitch then adding the Torklift tiedowns is easy (the rear tie downs bolt right onto the hitch).
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post Oct 9 2010, 08:07 PM
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QUOTE(Christucke @ Dec 16 2007, 03:54 PM)
I have just purchased a new Host camper. With my previous truck camper I was able to use a 18" receiver hitch extension but with the new camper it is too short by about 6".  I have looked online but the maximum extension length I can find is 18". I am using the hitch for pulling a fishing boat. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas!
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I realize this is a little late but just put a curt industrial hitch #15607 on my dodge that mounts under my oem receiver cost $196 with free shipping. I then went to a welding shop got 5 feet of 2.5x2.5x3/8 tubing 5 feet of 2x2x3/8 tubing, a 2 inch receiver tube, and had a buddy weld it all togethor. I mimicked the superhitch setup by using both oem and curt receiver hitchs and making my own truss extension using thicker steel than superhitch on the truss part. I've got a grand total of $300 dollars into the set up. My truss sticking out of my receiver is 4 feet long, and I have a good piece of mind that my 21 foot sea doo is safe. I just couldn't justify $900 on a hitch setup. Just my 2 cents.
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