Archived Trailer Guys Questions
Boat Trailering Guys,
Dear Mike and George: My question is regarding the use of a Reese Hitch Extender (adds 14" or 18" to a 2" x 2" receiver). Can I use it while towing my Fishin Barge 21 pontoon boat with my Honda Ridgeline truck about 5 miles to the launch ramp? Once again, thank you for your help. Hector Brito
Answered on: 5/2009
Yes,you can tow with an extension. BUT...check with the rating on the extension as the extra length may cause a weight capacity reduction at the hitch. Some manufacturer's claim as much as a 1/3 loss of capacity.
Boat Trailering Guys: Mike