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  • 2-Inch Hitch-Mount Cargo Carrier to Transport Permobil C300 Power Chair That Weighs 350-lbs
  • I contacted Permobil to find out the weight of their C300 power chair and it weighs 350-lbs including the batteries. We do indeed offer several ramped carriers that will have the capacity for this chair and that also will fit a 2-inch hitch. Since I do not know your vehicle or hitch I suggest you first take a look at the vehicle owner's manual for any guidance regarding its tongue weight (TW) capacity. (TW is the downward force on the vehicle frame from whatever is attached to it.) Your...
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  • Wheel Chock Recommendation for Harley Davidson Street Glide with 5-1/2 in Wide Tire
  • I have a better solution for you that I can guarantee will work. Check out the MaxxTow Adjustable Wheel Chock # MT70075. This can fit tires up to 5-1/2 inches wide and would work well for you so we would recommend it for you. I attached a picture we got from a customer that shows it being used on a similar Harley as well. Even though it's only 1/2 inch difference I can't recommend the # MT70271.
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  • Could a Hitch Cargo Carrier be Used to Transport Propane Tanks
  • Of the solutions we can provide a cargo carrier like the MaxxTow part # MT70107 that you referenced would be an excellent choice. You will need to do some modifications to get the tanks to securely attach to the carrier in an upright position, and that is something I won't be able to tell you exactly how to do. But this carrier has a 500 lb capacity so it would work well assuming you have a hitch on your vehicle that has a tongue weight capacity that is higher than the weight of this carrier...
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  • Spare Tire Carrier Options for Cargo Trailer with 6 Inch Tall Frame
  • Since we don't have any frame mount spare tire carriers that can mount to a 6 inch tall trailer frame, we will need to consider other possible mounting options for a spare tire carrier. If your cargo trailer is enclosed, you an use a mount like the Rackem Spare Tire Rack for Enclosed Trailers # RA-16. A similar option is the use a section of Vertical E-Track # E19146 with the Rackem Spare Tire Carrier for E-Track # RA-16HST. Either of these options will mount to the wall of the enclosed...
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  • Inner Dimensions of the MaxxTow Cargo Carrier # MT70275 With Ramp in Vertical Position
  • I spoke with my contact at MaxxTow and found that the inner dimensions of the MaxxTow Aluminum Cargo Carrier, # MT70275, is 47 inches long by 27-1/2 inches wide with the ramp in the vertical position. I have attached a photo showing these dimensions.
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  • Replacement Tires for Trailer Dolly w/ 4.10/3.50-6 Tire
  • Take a look at the Replacement Wheel for MaxxTow Trailer Dolly, # MT70225-1. This replacement wheel has a 1 inch wheel hub bore and a 4.10/3.50-6 tire. This is our only option for that size of tire.
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  • Inside Dimensions of MaxxTow # MT70260 Hitch Mounted Wheelchair Carrier
  • The inside dimensions of the MaxxTow # MT70260 30 x 50 Wheelchair Carrier are 48 inches long by 28 inches wide by 5 inches deep. You can see this in the photo I've edited for you. These and the other relevant dimensions are also listed on the product description page which I've also linked for you. If your snow blower is just a bit under 28 inches wide, it should just fit. You can see a product demonstration video by clicking the provided link.
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  • Offset Dimension for the MaxxTow Spare Tire # MT70214
  • The dimension you are looking for on the MaxxTow spare tire # MT70214 carrier is 6 inches. We spoke with our contact at MaxxTow to confirm this. I included a picture showing the measurement.
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  • Trailer Dolly Capable of Moving Small 1900 lb Travel Trailer
  • The MaxxTow # MT70225 trailer dolly has a 600 lb capacity. According to MaxxTow, the total weight of the trailer cannot exceed the 600 lb capacity, so your trailer would be too heavy. Rack'em makes a # RA20 dolly that can handle trailers with tongue weights up to 500 lbs. Since yours would be between 200-300 lbs, this particular dolly would work great for you. As you can see by checking out the customer reviews, the Rack'em dolly is highly rated by our customers.
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  • How Much Extension is on the MaxxTow Spare Tire Carrier # MT70214
  • I was able to get in touch with MaxxTow about spare tire carrier # MT70214. The distance from the plate that attaches to the trailer frame to the plate where the wheel mounts is 6 inches. I included a picture showing the measurement.
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  • Looking for Winch to Raise and Lower Purple Martin Bird House
  • What you are needing is a hand winch that will ratchet in both directions like the Fulton # FT11000301. The winch is not compatible with steel cable, but it can be used with 5/16 diameter rope up to 30 feet long. If you would prefer a winch that could be used with cable, I would recommend the Dutton-Lainson # DL15303, which is also a two way ratcheting winch. The spool of the winch can accommodate up to 50 feet of 1/4 inch cable. The MaxxTow # MT70176 will only ratchet in one direction,...
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  • Do Trailer Jacks with Two Wheels Make it Easier to Maneuver a Jack on Concrete
  • Having 2 wheels will provide more surface area/contact with the ground. This could actually make it more difficult to maneuver compared to a single wheel. But two wheels are better than one when not on pavement. A single wheel tends to dig into dirt or gravel easier. A Fulton jack such as # FXPD15L is going to be the better jack compared to the MaxxTow line of jacks. I do recommend going with a Fulton. For a single wheel version use # FXP15L.
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  • Recommendation for a Removable Wheel Chock
  • The mounting hardware included with the MaxxTow adjustable wheel chock, # MT70075, is designed for a permanent installation. However we do have several wheel chocks that are considered removable because of how they mount. We have TowRax chock # TWSPWM, # TWSPWC, and # TWSPWC3BT. These chocks have a keyhole shape opening where the large end fits around a bolt head. When the bolt is tightened down on the skinny end it cannot be removed. When the hardware is loosened, the chock can be slid...
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  • Using MaxxTow Trailer Dolly # MT70225 to Move Pop-Up Camper
  • Moving trailers for short distances is exactly what a trailer dolly like the # MT70225 was designed for. As long as the trailer tongue weight does not exceed 600 lbs, the # MT70225 would be an excellent choice for moving your trailer.
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  • Assembly of Maxx Tow Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier # MT70100
  • The vertical supports that are around the Maxx Tow cargo carrier # MT70100 are supposed to be on the outside of the frame. This is also how it is pictured on the images provided by Maxx Tow. For this particular carrier, it does not seem to matter if they are on the inside or outside. They would be less likely to interfere with cargo on the platform if mounted on the outside.
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  • Options for Carrying a 600 lb Scooter Behind an RV
  • Since the trailer hitch on your RV has a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs, it is safe to assume that it has a 500 lb tongue weight. Trailer hitches are almost always designed to have a tongue weight rating that is 10 percent of the towing capacity. I would not recommend carrying your scooter with a hitch mounted carrier on your RV. In fact, most hitch mounted motorcycle/scooter carriers are not recommended for use on motor homes or RVs because the trailer hitch is further away from the...
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  • Cargo Carrier with Ramp Recommendation for a Transporting a Snowblower
  • For a great cargo carrier with ramp that would work well for you without breaking the bank I would recommend the MaxxTow 30x50 Wheelchair Carrier # MT70106. The internal dimensions of the carrier are 28 inches by 48 inches. So to clear your handles that measure 54 inches long you will need to load the carrier handle first so that they clear the ramp when it's folded up. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. You will want to be sure that the hitch on your 2014 Toyota...
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  • Ground Clearance When Using MaxxTow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount MT70380 in Lowest Position
  • I went to our warehouse to measure the MaxxTow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # MT70380 for the specific ground clearance dimension you asked about. When the 2-inch ball is positioned at its lowest point (for maximum drop) then the bottom of the other ball, the 2-5/16-inch size, will be 12-inches below the top of the shank that fits into your receiver tube.
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  • Installation Instructions for the MaxxTow Ladder Rack part # MT70423
  • I pulled up the install instructions and attached the assembly instructions pages from them to this page for you to check out. It looks like step 5 of the attached picture is the step you are looking for.
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  • Recommended Reducer Sleeve for 2 Inch Trailer Hitch on a Touareg for 1-1/4 Inch Cargo Carrier
  • The MaxxTow # MT70033 will reduce the capacity of your Touareg's hitch by 50 percent, because of this I would instead recommend the # HT02 which has a maximum tongue capacity of 300lbs. The # HT02 will use a 5/8 inch pin diameter to mount into your hitch. To lock this to your hitch you will want # 7683 or for a non-locking pin and clip # PC3. I have linked the above mentioned products to this page for your convenience.
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  • Hand Winch Recommendation to Tilt a Folding Motorcycle Trailer For Storage in the Garage
  • The MaxxTow Positive Lock hand winch that you referenced # MT70176 will work for your application. This winch is rated for up to 1,000 pounds capacity. So it would work for your 230 pound folding motorcycle trailer. Please be aware that this is a one way ratcheting system. You can place the handle in free spool mode to release the strap, but if you would like to use the ratcheting system you will have to turn the handle. For your reference this handle is 9 inches from the attachment...
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  • Distance Between Ramp Slats On MaxxTow Cargo Carrier MT70100
  • The distance between the slats on the MaxxTow 30x50 Cargo Carrier, part # MT70100 is 2-3/4 inches. The distance between the rails on the carrier measures 27-3/4 inches. The interior length of the carrier is 47 inches. Since a sheet of plywood is 24 inches x 48 inches, you would need to cut off an inch from the end. It would leave a gap on each side but will cover most of the floor of the carrier. I have attached a photo of the carrier with the dimensions noted you can check out.
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  • Largest Available Hitch-Mount Ramped Cargo Carrier for 2-Inch Hitch
  • A good first step in considering your best option in a ramped cargo carrier is a check of your hitch's tongue weight rating, which should be indicated on its safety/warning sticker. This is the maximum weight the hitch can support and the combined weight of the cargo carrier you choose, plus what you load on it, must be within the hitch limit. If your cargo loads will get close to the hitch's limit then a lighter weight aluminum carrier may indeed be a good choice. Here are the key stats...
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  • Dimensions of the MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack
  • I went out to the warehouse and took some measurements of the MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack, part # MT70234, for you. The total height is 28-1/2". I used the digital calipers and found the thickness of the metal to be 0.35". Check out the image I made showing the overall height of the headache rack.
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  • Will MaxxTow Trailer Dolly Work Well on an Incline and in Grassy Areas
  • I have used the MaxxTow Trailer Dolly, # MT70225, to move trailers around on flat pavement and it is surprisingly easy to do so. It will be a little harder off road so to speak but it should still handle the terrain with relative ease. If you wanted to go to 13 inch tires then use # RA20. It has a lower tongue weight capacity, 500 pounds, compared to the MaxxTow 600 pounds. I have linked video reviews of both dollies for you.
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  • Available Clearance on 2015 Ford F-250 for Loading Generator with MaxxTow Crane MT70238
  • Without knowing the specific dimensions of your camper window and generator it is tough to say if there would be interference with the open window when loading the generator onto your tailgate. The generator's height above your bed will also depend on the length of the straps or chains you use to allow the MaxxTow crane's hook to connect to the load. The crane's lifting range is from 30-inches to 84-inches above ground level so you can check the height of the open window above the bed...
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  • The Best Trailer Hitch for 2012 Ford Escape to Use Folding Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier
  • For your 2012 Ford Escape I recommend Curt trailer hitch # 13650. When installed on a 2012 Ford Escape we found that it measured 1 inch from the center of hitch pin hole to the back of the bumper. I have linked a video showing installation and the measurement for you. The MaxxTow cargo carrier # MT70260 measures 4-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier when folded up. This means that it will clear the rear bumper on your 2012 Ford Escape....
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  • Determining How Far From Wall MaxxTow Wheel Chock Needs to Be Placed to Clear Fairing
  • The best recommendation I can make to install the MaxxTow Adjustable Wheel Chock # MT70075 is to measure your bike at the widest point before installation. I tried to find a width for your bike with the fairing online, but was unable to find any helpful information. Measuring the width of your bike will help you determine how much space, at a minimum, the center of the chock needs to be away from the wall. If the widest part of the bike measures 40 inches, the center of the chock will...
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  • Will the MaxxTow Cargo Carrier # MT70275 Fit on a 2011 Honda Pilot Without Hatch Interference
  • I do not think you will have any interference problems with the rear hatch of your 2011 Honda Pilot and the MaxxTow Cargo Carrier, # MT70275, other than the ramp. We have not had the chance to test this MaxxTow carrier on a Pilot before, but to be sure, we can do some measuring. Starting at the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch, measure rearward 8-1/2 inches. At that distance, the side walls of this carrier will extend upward 7 inches from the top of the trailer hitch...
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  • Installation Requirements for MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack # MT70234 on 2013 Silverado
  • Installation of the MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack # MT70234 on your 2013 Silverado will require you to drill a few holes in your bed rails. If your truck has stake pockets you will need to drill 1 hole on each bed rail; if it does not have stake pockets you will need to drill 2 holes on each bed rail. Mounting hardware is included. The base of the universal-fit MaxxTow rack is adjustable in width from 64- to 74-inches and it is fabricated from 2-inch square steel tubing. This rack...
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