Adapter lets you use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver. 4-1/2" Rise gives extra ground clearance. Hitch pin and clip sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order MaxxTow Hitch Accessories part number MT70355 or order online at Free expert support on all MaxxTow products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Rise. Hitch Accessories reviews from real customers.

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MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Rise

MaxxTow Hitch Accessories

(46 reviews)

Code:   MT70355


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MaxxTow Hitch Accessories - MT70355

Adapter lets you use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver. 4-1/2" Rise gives extra ground clearance. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.


  • Hitch adapter turns your 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver into a 2" receiver so that you can mount a bike rack, cargo carrier, or other 2" hitch accessory
  • Built-in rise provides extra ground clearance
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Solid 1-1/4" shank
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers
    • Fits Class II hitches only
  • Hitch receiver size: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Rise: 4-1/2"
  • Distance between pin holes: 6-1/2"
  • Distance from 1-1/4" hitch pin hole to the back of the 2" receiver: 3"
  • 90-Day warranty

Note: Using this adapter will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by 50 percent. Do not use this hitch adapter in towing applications.

70355 Maxx Tow Hitch Adaptor - 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch - 4-1/2 Inch Rise

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Today we're reviewing part number MT70355 from MaxxTow. This is a trailer hitch receiver adapter for your 1-1/4 inch class two receiver and it has a 2 inch hitch receiver tube up here so that enables you to use 2 inch hitch accessories with your 1-1/4 inch class two receiver. It has a solid shank; this part fits into your 1-1/4 inch class two receiver. Here is the hitch pin hole for that and it requires a half inch pin and a safety clip.Here is your 2 inch receiver tube right here and right here is your hitch pin hole for that. It requires a 5/8 inch pin and a safety clip. From the center of the smaller hitch pin hole in height up to the center of the 2 inch hitch receiver is 4-1/2 inches so you have a 4-1/2 inch rise and that will give you greater ground clearance.

From the center of this hitch pin hole to the center of this hitch pin hole is 6-1/2 inches. From the center of the smaller hitch pin hole to the back of the receiver here is 3 inches.This is made of sturdy steel and it has a black powder coat finish so it will resist corrosion and rust. It does require the hitch pins and the clips and you'll probably want a hitch lock also and all of those are sold separately. If you have a 2 inch accessory like a bike rack or a cargo carrier and you only have a 1-1/4 inch class two hitch receiver on your vehicle this is exactly the ticket you need to be able to carry those accessories.Please keep in mind that whenever you use an adapter whether its this one or another adapter that is going to reduce your hitch weight capacity by 50%. Also you should never use a hitch adapter in a towing application because it simply will not support the weight.

This does come with a 90-day warranty. There you have it for part number MT70355 from MaxxTow, the Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter for 1-1/4 Inch Class Two Hitch Receivers for up to a 2 Inch Hitch Accessory.

Customer Reviews

MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Rise - MT70355

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)

Adapter lets you use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver. 4-1/2" Rise gives extra ground clearance. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.

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by: CU TLGTN08/20/2013

Fits my 2010 ford Edgeperfectly. Very strong for my tailgating platform we haul the tents, grill, generator, etc. on. The extra clearance will be wonderful! 96091


Still in use! Works great!

CU T - 08/20/2014


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by: Robert P12/26/2013

Product looks good; time will tell how good that it works. I was shipped in timely manner. Thank you, Bob 111172


Excellent Product, Keep up the good work.Happy New Year,Bob

Robert P - 12/26/2014


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by: Wayne Z06/05/2013

Kind of an oxymoron as the weight of this adapter probably exceeds the class one hitch weight rating. The manufacturer states that adding this adapter reduces the hitch weight rating by half. Since the tongue rating started at 300# the reduction takes it to 150#, so there is little room for the weight of the bike rack and bikes. Overall the product was as described but I either missed the rating or it was not in the description. Quality of the piece is good. Powder coating was good as were the welds. 83421

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by: Buck Rogers09/22/2014

I spent over $100.00 on adapters to extend & raise hitches level on my Prius to carry my wheel chair lift with little resultes, keep draging thr ground & driveways,etc. The local U-Haul store suggested that check out e-trailer on line. I found the exact product that would do the job. Excellent results, quality well made, all problems are gone. Very happy, My Daughter has also ordered same for her Prius. My delivery was 4 days to Arizona. So much Thanks. 152498

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by: mike m06/04/2013

Product delivered in timely manner. Hitch is exactly as stated. Had a hard time finding exactly what 3was needed, but natter going to e trailer and continuing to refine my search I was able to find the right product. This is not the first time i have used E Trailer. Both experiences have been painless. The only issue I have is the cost of shipping vs the cost of the product. This is not e trailers fault. Just a comment on todays transportation costs. 83301

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by: John D.10/05/2013

The adapter works perfectly Thanks e trailer 102680

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by: Spencer06/06/2013

Very sturdy, exactly what I was looking for. For cars with a hitch lower to the ground, this adapter can allow you to add a cargo holder without that awful scraping sound from riding too low. Product was delivered quickly and the customer service from etrailer was outstanding. They notified me each step of the way. Very satisfied. 83556

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by: Biker II12/30/2014

Well built accessory with a quality painted finish. Great value! I received my shipment very quickly using the most economical shipping option. ETrailer communicated with me via email regarding the status of my shipment. Their tracking feature is the best I've ever experienced. I highly recommend buying from this company. 167331

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by: Luis.. A12/15/2014

The part was a good solid piece. Very well welded. However I would have loved the 11/4" piece to have been a bit longer and maybe an additional hole. I had to drill an extra hole because the 2" piece was rubbing on the bumper and holes wouldn't match. But it got here quickly and I was able to track package all the way. 165551

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by: griswojc05/08/2014

The product is as advertised.. I have a 2013 Corrola with a hitch that I use for a bicycle rack.. It was hitting going in and out of driveways. My problem was poor planning on my part because the adapter did not fit, Would not clear the bumper.. I ended up drilling a new hitch pin hole and it works fine.. 129612

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by: Brandon P.07/14/2013

Product came in exactly as advertised; great customer service and fast delivery. 89487

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by: Pete P.05/29/2013

Wish the extension was a little longer to get out from under the bumper, but it is as described. Took a few weeks to arrive, a somewhat unusual part that is not in stock. But eTrailer contacted me with updates several times notifying me of the status. Good job with that!! 82308

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by: Clint M.12/18/2014

Awesome product! Can't wait to use it on my Cargo carrier hitch! Thanks! 166172

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by: RIP10/22/2014

Looks like just what the doctor ordered for my situation with very low ground clearance using my rear bumper mounted cargo carrier. Will also use with my biked carrier. Not sure why it is not approved for towing use although I did not but it for that purpose. 157491

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by: Shawn12/30/2013

I ordered and received this product and it is just as advertised. I haven't used it yet but it is what I need so I have no doubt it will do the job. Etrailer has been great to work with and they do what they say they will do. That's a bonus. 111465

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by: Steve P.11/25/2014

I bought this Item to adapt my car hitch from 1 1/4" to 2" and raise my car carrier, (It sometimes would drag the ground) worked great on my 2009 Subaru Forester. had fast service...I am very pleased! 162435

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by: Jim D06/18/2014

Actually fits in the receiver better than the product sold by the installer. The lift is just enough to allow my cargo carrier to enter my drive without scraping bottom. Nice product, would recommend very readily. 136303

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by: Dave12/19/2014

Delivery came as promised. The receiver/adapter is high quality. I haven't used it yet, but am planning to carry a platform behind my motorhome tow vehicle. My order was handled promptly and efficiently. 166253

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by: Peggy G09/24/2013

The adaptor fit perfect, just what we needed to lift my wheel chair carrier up high enough as not to drag every bump we go over. I would highly recommend this product. We appreciated the fast shipping. 101251

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by: Charles Cummins08/08/2014

Great product. Just like pictured. I was looking for an adapter to raise my load point for a 1 1/4 receiver. Couldn't find one so I have to find my accessories in the 2 " line which isn't that hard. 145389

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by: Ben R04/25/2014

I'm using this for a bike rack, and the 1 1/4" portion doesn't fit very tightly into the receiver, causing a bit of a wobble in the rack. Other than that the part is exactly as advertised. 127401

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by: Nadim K06/25/2013

Delivered on time. Product quality as expected. Used it on the back of the RV to attach a 2" tow Basket to carry extra stuff. Previously only the spare tire was on this 1 1/4" hitch. 85968

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by: Clint11/21/2013

The hitch rise fit well on my 2006 Toyota Matrix XR and it does the job. Raises the hitch to a level that i feel a lot more comfortable with for road trips. Great product! 108005

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by: MinB12/10/2013

Part appears to be very soldly built. It is exactly as described in their add and look forward to using it to keep my wheelchair carrier from dragging when I leave driveways. 109802

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by: Kevin S.03/26/2014

Very heavy duty. Just what I needed to get my Carlson Cargo Carrier to ride high enough not to scrape the ground at driveways in a Honda Accord. 122352

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by: Mike09/17/2013

Awesome product.. Works perfectly to get closer to vehicle and for increasing clearance of cargo rack from ground... Fast shipping... 100329

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by: Dave P.06/05/2014

Just what I needed to put on my 2014 Prius to raise our bicycles higher. Great service, however the shipping was a little high. 134370

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by: Donald H.08/03/2013

Item as ordered was exactly what I expected. Excellent quality and it will accomplish the clearance height for my cargo rack. 93047

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by: Alex D10/02/2013

Perfect height riser for attaching a hitch basket to an 09 Honda Civic. Excellent construction and would highly recommend. 102319

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by: Sixhands08/15/2013

This is the perfect trailer hitch for my car. The hitch arrived very quickly and is just what I needed. 95171

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by: tom mcelhatton03/17/2015

Fit perfectly and raised bike rack up to perfect level. Also, very reliable delivery and communication. 178956

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by: Jon Teller09/08/2013

Works great. Raises luggage carrier just enough for ease of loading for old man. Very little play. 98879

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by: Darell12/03/2014

Quality was more than expected. Fit and finish was great. Shipping was above average. 163308

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by: Art B04/16/2014

Product fit perfectly....Very satified Thank you for your service...... Art 125599

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by: Thomas l.08/01/2013

The item was what I expected, delivery time was exceptional. Thank you 92780

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by: Gerald G.07/30/2014

Great product-solved ground clearance issue with cargo carrier. 143519

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by: Chask06/06/2014

Works well for hanging a cargo rack on my wife's Nissan Cube. 134504

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by: james e01/22/2015

works great/built stronger than previous one I had. 170887

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by: R. Peeples11/23/2014

Well built. Not enough reach for my ins tallation. 162263

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by: David P.05/03/2014

Well built adapter cannot go wrong with this one. 128755

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by: George c03/10/2014

great product put on in about 1 min tha nks 120058

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by: kevin07/15/2014

fast service and works perfect 141415

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by: Anthony H.08/08/2014

Thanks. Just what i needed. 145235

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by: Mike03/09/2015

It's what I need, Thanks. 177698

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by: Bill K11/05/2014

Was as expected. 159456

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by: Mel P08/20/2013

Quality product 95963


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