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  • Is the 2,500 Pound Capacity MaxxTow Electric A-Frame Trailer Jack Enough for 690 lbs Tongue Weight
  • The 2,500 pound capacity of the MaxxTow jack # MT70146 will be more than enough for your 2007 Coachmen trailer with its 690 pounds of tongue weight. I have included a link to a video review of this jack for you.
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  • Hitch-Mount Cargo Carrier for Toyota Tundra for Use Transporting 150-lb Outboard Motor
  • Since I do not know what class of hitch you have on your Tundra I suggest you start by checking its safety sticker to confirm its tongue weight rating, which is the downward force applied to the hitch. As an example, a 2013 Toyota Tundra can be equipped with any of three classes of 2-inch trailer hitch: Class III, Class IV and Class V. Please see the link provided. The good news is that any of these should have enough capacity for the weight of your 150-lb motor and stand plus the weight...
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  • 1-1/4-Inch to 2-Inch Hitch Adapter for Use on Subaru Forester
  • There are several different classes of 1-1/4-inch hitches offered for the Subaru Forester. Without knowing the vehicle's model year I cannot be absolutely sure if the hitch on the vehicle is a light-duty Class I type or a higher capacity Class II. Please note that 1-1/2-inches is not a standard size for a receiver opening; they are typically 1-1/4-inch, 2-inch or 2-1/2-inch on heavy duty trucks. We do offer hitch adapters and extenders that will allow 2-inch hitch accessories to be used...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for HP Velo Scorpion FS 20 Recumbent Trike
  • To transport your HP Velo Scorpion, I'd recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider, part # HR1000R-TRKADP. This rack is specifically designed to carry a recumbent trike like yours. It handles a maximum track width of 36 inches, a maximum wheelbase of 74 inches, can handle tires up to 3 inches wide and has a 100 lb capacity. I'm sorry to say that we do not offer a cargo carrier that has the dimensions you mentioned. To protect the investment you have in your trike, I'd recommend using...
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  • Scooter Carrier Recommendation for a 2013 GMC Acadia
  • Any time you use a hitch extender like the part # MT70070 that you referenced you end up cutting the capacity of the hitch in half. While the # MT70070 would be used inverted for you setup, it would seem unlikely that the hitch on your 2013 GMC Acadia would have the capacity to carry the carrier and the scooter with it's capacity cut in half. A better solution would be to upgrade to a scooter carrier like the Oldenkamp Carrier part # RHWC2FL as this carrier can be lowered to allow the...
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  • Carrying Bikes and Towing a Kayak Trailer with a 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • Technically you could use the MaxxTow Ball Mount, # MT70066, with a 1-1/4 to 2 inch hitch adapter, but I would not recommend doing this and I would bet that you would not be happy with this setup. There would be a lot of movement with the bike rack and bikes, even with anti-rattle devices and the use of an adapter will decrease the tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch by half. This means the weight of the bike rack, bikes and trailer will have to be lower than half the tongue weight...
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  • Method to Secure 2012 Scion iQ in Toy Hauler Trailer
  • The MaxxTow Adjustable Wheel Chock # MT70075 that you referenced does bolt to the trailer floor with included hardware but this is intended for motorcycles and is not suitable for your Scion. Also, you would need to go through the process of unbolting it each time its used (meaning crawling under the trailer). The same is true for their Self-Locking Wheel Chock # MT70271. If your transport is a one-time or occasional event you might instead consider a pair of basic rubber chocks like...
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  • Using a 2-Inch Hitch Bike Carrier on a 1-1/4-Inch Class I Hitch on 2014 Nissan Rogue
  • A light-duty Class I hitch such as the dealer-installed unit on your Rogue has a limitation of 2-bike capacity, regardless of the rack's actual capacity. A hitch adapter like the MaxxTow # MT70032 that you referenced will not allow you to safely use your 2-inch bike rack in your 1-1/4-inch hitch because all adapters like this have the unavoidable side-effect of cutting hitch capacity in HALF. So, your 200-lb-rated Class I hitch would have only a 100-lb tongue weight capacity if used with...
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  • Ladder Racks that Do Not Require Drilling On a 2008 Chevy Colorado
  • No drilling is required to install the following ladder racks on your 2008 Chevy Colorado: # TA27000-01 # TH500XT # Y01136-Y00410 # 59742 Rack # MT70386 is not currently a confirmed fit for your Colorado.
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  • Can a Super Extra Long Ball Mount be Used with MaxxTow Dual Receiver to Tow and Carry Bikes
  • The problem with using an adpater such as # MT70070 is that doing so reducing the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. So if the tongue weight capacity of the hitch is 350 pounds, by using the adapter it is reduced to 175 pounds. The tongue weight of the trailer plus the weight of the bikes and bike rack could not exceed the reduced tongue weight. And the extra extension will increase the stress on the hitch and where it attaches to the vehicle. You could use the...
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  • Is Assembly Required for MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier MT70106
  • No the MaxxTow Wheelchair Carrier # MT70106 does not come fully assembled. Some assembly is required using basic hand tools. If you go with a MaxxTow carrier I actually recommend # MT70260 because it has a longer ramp (60 inches compared to 48 inches). This means that the ramp will not be at a steep angle so it will be easier to load and unload things on the carrier.
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  • How to Tow Jet Ski Trailer While Carrying Four Bikes on 2012 Honda Pilot
  • Your best bet would probably be a dual receiver like the # MT70070 you referenced. Keep in mind that using the dual receiver will lower the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by 50 percent. This means that the tongue weight of the trailer, plus the weight of the bikes and rack could not exceed half the tongue weight figure mentioned on the sticker placed on your hitch. I'd recommend going with a bike rack that offers an angled shank with more ground clearance like the Swagman XP part...
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  • Hitch Adapter And Bike Carrier For 4 Bikes That Allows Towing On 2007 Toyota Highlander
  • We do have an adapter that may do exactly what you want. It is the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender, part # MT70070. This installs on your 2 inch receiver on your 2007 Toyota Highlander, and gives you two 2 inch receivers, one for towing and one for an accessory like a bike carrier as you mentioned. We also offer the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount, part # D210, that may work for you. This allows you to attach a bike rack or other receiver mounted item and also tow with the ball mount on the...
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  • Multipupose Ball Mount to Tow a Trailer and Bike Rack at Same Time that Doesn't have a Drop
  • You wouldn't want to use MaxxTow dual hitch receiver # MT70070 anyway because it will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. The Curt multipurpose ball mount # D210 is going to be the best option. To overcome the 2-1/4 inch drop you can use a ball with a rise such as # C40034. This is a 2 inch ball rated for 6,000 pounds. It has a 2 inch rise so the drop of the ball mount would only be 1/4 inch. We also have ball # C40033 with a 1 inch rise. If you...
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  • Lighting Options for Flat-Towing 1997 Jeep Wrangler With a Truck
  • There are several options for lighting kits to allow flat-towing a vehicle. These range from the easiest-to-install and remove magnetic types, to independent bulb-and-socket kits that bypass the dinghy's wiring to hard-wired diode kits that require cutting into the dinghy's wiring. For ease of installation the magnetic type will be preferred as these require no alternation of the towed vehicle; they are also a cost-effective option. For example, MaxxTow offers their # MT70097 20-Foot...
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  • Recommended Hitch Adapter with Rise To Clear Rear Bumper
  • Sounds like the distance from your hitch pin hole to the back of the rear bumper is 5 or more inches. The 1-1/4" to 2" adapters with a rise such as # MT70355 and # HT5R, which you reference, would end up making contact with the bumper. I recommend going with a straight adapter, like # HTAD, which measures 7-1/4" from pin hole to pin hole. This adapter is not to be used for towing and will fit only Class II hitches. I have included links to a helpful article on How to Choose a Bike Rack...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Honda Accord to Carry Bikes
  • For a trailer hitch I recommend # 24791. The other hitches will either come with a ball mount, which you will not need for a bike rack, or require a stabilization strap for non-trailer loads. The Draw-Tite hitch # 24791 is just the hitch and hardware and it does not require a strap for non-trailer loads. Once installed from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the rear bumper is approximately 5 inches. The 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch adapters with a rise such as # MT70355 would end...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier that Folds Up and has a Ramp
  • There is an aluminum trailer hitch mount cargo carrier that can fold up, # C18100, but it does not have a ramp. The other aluminum carriers, # MT70275, # MT70100 have ramps but will not fold. And then there is aluminum carrier # MT70108 that neither folds nor does it have a ramp. For a carrier that folds up and has a ramp you could use the Rage carrier # SC500. But it is steel and not aluminum. I have linked a video of this carrier for you.
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  • How Much Does MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier with 60 Inch Ramp Weigh
  • You will not have a problem with the overall weight. The MaxxTow carrier # MT70260 weighs about 95 pounds (carrier with the ramp attached) so that, combined with the 100 pound scooter will only be 195 pounds. So you would still have 105 pounds left before you reached the 300 pound tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch. I bought one of these for my step-father who uses it all the time. I can tell you that you would likely need 2 people to easily get it into the hitch. One person...
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  • Distance Between Receiver Tubes of MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender # MT70070
  • You're pretty close. If you measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin in the lower receiver to the center of the hitch pin hole in the upper, you'll get 6-1/4 inches. I've provided a photo showing all the dimensions of the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender. Keep in mind that using the extender will LOWER the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by 50 percent. For instance, if your hitch has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity, using the adapter will lower the capacity to 175 lbs.
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  • Is the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane # MT70238 Built to ASME Standards
  • I spoke with my contact at MaxxTow and he informed me that the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane # MT70238 is built to ASME standards but does not have official certifications from ASME. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out also.
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  • 5-Bike Towing Rack Recommendation for Use on 2003 Explorer and 2000 Chevrolet K1500 Pickup
  • We do offer specialty towing bike racks for use with 2-inch hitches that allow you to transport bikes while you tow a trailer. These racks mount on the shank of your ball mount. The link provided will let you see three such racks. Unfortunately, towing racks like these offer a maximum carrying capacity of 4 bikes. There are also hitch adapters like the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender # MT70070 that fits a 2-inch hitch and provides dual 2-inch receiver openings, the lower one for towing and...
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  • Fit of MaxxTow # MT70107 Cargo Carrier on 2012 Ford Explorer
  • If your Explorer has a 2 inch receiver, and the hitch isn't recessed too far under the bumper, the MaxxTow # MT70107 cargo carrier would work just fine for you. To determine how far your hitch is recessed, measure the distance from the hitch pin hole in the receiver rearward until the bumper is cleared. If the distance you measure is less than 6-1/2 inches, the carrier would be a fit. I've linked you to a help article that shows you how to take that measurement.
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  • What is Tongue Weight Capacity of MaxxTow # MT70225 Trailer Dolly
  • The MaxxTow Trailer Dolly with 1-7/8-Inch Hitch Ball # MT70225 is rated for use with trailers with tongue weight up to the dolly's limit of 600-lbs. A typical trailer's tongue weight will be 10-15-percent of its gross weight, so if your boat/trailer weigh 2500-lbs, you should be well within the MaxxTow's operating range.
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  • Platform Style Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for the Back of and RV, Motor Home, or Trailer
  • There are only certain bike racks that are rated for use on the back of and RV or trailer. I have included a link to the options for you. Out of these options are 2 platform style racks that you could use. First is the Swagman rack # S64663. It is actually designed to either fit a 2 inch trailer hitch or a 4 to 4-1/2 inch square steel bumper that has one long continuous weld. When used in a 2 inch hitch the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest wheel hoop is only...
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  • Placing and PIcking Up a Will Call Order at etrailer.com
  • We are located in Wentville, MO at 1507 East Hwy A. What you'd want to do is call our Customer Service folks at 800-298-8924. They can confirm stock on the MaxxTow Cargo Carrier you're interested in. You would want to place a Will Call order with them, and you can pick up the carrier at your leisure. If you'd care to view a product demonstration video featuring the MaxxTow carrier you referred to, click the provided link.
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  • Recommended Hitch And Carrier to Carry Wheelchair with 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • To carry a wheelchair on your Grand Vitara, you'll first need a trailer hitch. I'd recommend the Curt Class III, part # C13517. To carry the wheelchair, I'd recommend the MaxxTow # MT70106. The carrier is capable of folding up flat against the rear of the vehicle when the wheelchair is removed, but the spare tire on your vehicle would probably prevent it from folding. Regardless of that, the carrier is attractively priced and would work well for you. The carrier has a 500 lb capacity,...
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  • Will MaxxTow Aluminum Cargo Carrier Fit 2008 Kia Sportage with 2 Inch Trailer Hitch and Wheelchair
  • The first thing to check is the tongue weight capacity of your 2008 Kia Sportage by checking the owners manual in the towing section. The tongue weight capacity of the hitch and vehicle will need to be higher than the combined weight of the carrier, 77 pounds, and the wheel chair, 85 pounds. That is a total of 162 pounds. As long as the capacity of the vehicle is higher than 162 pounds (the hitch is for sure) then MaxxTow carrier # MT70275 will work well for you.
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  • Anti-Rattle Device Recommendation for the Ball Mount Platform of MaxxTow Ball Mount part # MT70067
  • What you could use as an anti-rattle device for the ball mount platform of the MaxxTow Adjustable Ball Mount part # MT70067 would be the SoftRide Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin # SR25219. You would just need to replace one of the pins with this. I attached a review video for this anti-rattle device. You could use another # SR25219 for the shank in the hitch, or you could use the # RM-061 that you referenced.
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  • Recommendations for Extending a Cargo Trailer 12 Inches from the Tow Vehicle
  • I have an extension option, but I do not recommend using a hitch extender like part # MT70024. Hitch extenders will reduce the weight capacity of the hitch by half. They also add another piece to the setup which allows for additional movement. Instead, I recommend looking at an extra long or a super extra long ball mount. An extra long ball mount, like part # BM20, has more than enough capacity to tow your trailer and it measures 13-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to...
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