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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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  • Can a Hitch Extender be Used to Lower 2009 Chevy Silverado Tailgate without Hitting Trailer Jack
  • Using an extender such as # MT70024 will reduce the trailer hitch tongue weight capacity by 50 percent so I do not recommend using it. Especially with weight distribution due to the extra stresses involved. You would need to install a 2-1/2 inch hitch, # 41944. Then you could use Titan extension # RP45292 at the 24 inch length with weight distribution. The capacity when used with weight distribution at the 24 inch length is 8,000 pounds. The receiver end of the extender that you would...
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  • Distance from 500 Pound Attachment Point to Hydraulic Mount Bracket on MaxxTow Hydraulic Crane
  • I went out to the warehouse and hauled a MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane # MT70238 up to my desk to take the measurement for you. From the center of the bolt at the 500 pound attachment point back to the center of the mount for the hydraulics measures 26-1/2 inches.
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  • Middle of the Road Truck Bed Loading Ramps
  • We have a couple loading ramps that are in the middle of the price range. Take a look at the MaxxTow Tri-Fold Loading Ramp, # MT70144, the Highland Ramp Champ, # 11201, and the Highland Straight 3-Piece Hinged Aluminum Ramp, # 1121400. I have attached a few review videos for you to check out. All of these ramps are approved for use on truck beds and trailers.
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  • Can I Use a Trailer Dolly to Move a Loaded Trailer
  • The MaxxTow Trailer Dolly, part # MT70225, has a 600 lbs tongue weight capacity, meaning that as long as your trailer's tongue weight is below 600 lbs loaded it will work fine. A typical trailer's tongue weight will be 10-15-percent of its gross weight. As a point of reference I have attached a FAQ article covering how to determine trailer tongue weight.
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  • How Many Holes Get Drilled to Install the MaxxTow Adjustable, Self-Locking Wheel Chock # MT70271
  • According to the installation instructions you will use 4 attachment points when installing the MaxxTow Adjustable, Self-Locking Wheel Chock # MT70271 to your trailer. So you will need to drill 4 holes.
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  • Options for Transporting a Mobility Scooter with a 2003 Buick Century
  • Your best option would be a small trailer like the Magneta Trailer with Torsion Axle # UWT1HD-AM31985. A Class I hitch would only have about a 200 lb tongue weight capacity. When you use a hitch adapter like the part # MT70355 you cut the capacity of the hitch I half so you definitely wouldn't have the capacity for your setup. I would strongly advise you stop carrying mobility scooter with the adapter you have now as you would be over the capacity and will inevitably cause damage to...
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  • Overall Height of the MaxxHaul Truck Bed Ladder Rack # MT70386
  • The overall height of the MaxxHaul Truck Bed Ladder Rack # MT70386 that you referenced is 45 inches.
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  • Looking For Winch For Jet-Ski Trailer Where Handle Can Be Swapped to Other Side of Winch
  • The lowest capacity hand winch we offer that the handle is easily changeable would be the Dutton-Lainson # DL14527. The folks at Dutton-Lainson have told us that this winch is capable of being modified. The drum, its shaft, the gear shaft and pawl shaft would all need to be removed, and reversed. The gear shaft is held in place by both a nut and an e-clip that would need to be removed. I have labeled these parts in a photo I have edited for you. In other words, some dis-assembly would...
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  • Length of Mounting Hardware Supplied With MaxxTow Adjustable Wheel Chock # MT70075
  • The 4 carriage bolts (and related hardware) supplied with the MaxxTow Adjustable Wheel Chock # MT70075 are intended to semi-permanently install this unit on the floor of a trailer. This wheel chock is not intended for routine removal and re-installation although it certainly could be taken off your trailer by removing the mounting hardware. The carriage bolts supplied are 3-inches long overall and include a washer, plastic spacer and nylock hex nut. If your trailer's floor is thicker...
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  • Options for Carrying Bikes and Towing a Boat Trailer with a 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • I may have a solution for your situation, but we do not offer a ball mount with an accessory receiver for 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches. These types of ball mounts are only available for 2 inch trailer hitches. Instead, I recommend looking into a roof mount or trunk mount bike rack for your bikes. If you can tell me the year, make and model of your vehicle, I would be happy to make a more specific recommendation for your setup. I have also attached links to our roof mount and trunk...
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  • How Does the MaxxTow 30x50 Wheelchair Carrier # MT70260 Secure to a Hitch
  • In the review video for the MaxxTow 30x50 Wheelchair Carrier # MT70260 that you referenced Matt first uses a pin and clip to install the rack into the hitch, and then engages the anti-rattle device of the carrier by tightening the bolts. Although you don't see him insert the pin and clip I can assure that is what he did and how this product installs. I attached the review video you referenced as well.
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  • Anti-Rattle Adapter Recommendation For Curt Hitch When Using Adapter
  • The anti-rattle adapter I recommend is the No-Rattle Trailer Hitch Wedge, part # 93347. This will work for 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch receivers and is designed to insert into the small gap that may exist on your receiver. You then tighten it up after it has been installed on the hitch pin as the attached photo shows. This should reduce the rattle and movement you have been having.
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  • Motor Home Hitch Capacity When Using an Adapter for Tow Dolly and Bike Rack
  • Use of any hitch adapter including the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender # MT70070 will have the unavoidable side-effect of reducing your hitch capacity by 50-percent. This means your hitch's towing capacity will be down to 5000-lbs if used with the adapter. Based on your quoted weights (3900-lb car on the 620-lb dolly) you would be at approximately 4500-lbs total weight (before the bike rack and bikes) which is just inside the reduced capacity. However, the issue of clearance is another concern,...
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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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