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MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 12" Long

MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 12" Long

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Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening and get an extra receiver with the same piece. This dual hitch extension gives you (2) 2" receivers so you can tow a trailer and use an accessory at the same time. Powder coated steel resists rust. Call 800-298-8924 to order MaxxTow hitch adapters part number MT70070 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all MaxxTow products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 12" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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MaxxTow Hitch Adapters - MT70070

  • Hitch Extender
  • Dual Hitch Adapter
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 12 In Extension
  • MaxxTow
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Steel

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening and get an extra receiver with the same piece. This dual hitch extension gives you (2) 2" receivers so you can tow a trailer and use an accessory at the same time. Powder coated steel resists rust.


Features:

  • Provides an additional 2" receiver so you can tow a trailer and mount an accessory at the same time
    • Bottom receiver lets you tow a trailer or flat tow a vehicle
    • Top receiver is for hitch-mounted accessories only
  • Extends trailer hitch receiver opening out from the rear of your vehicle to avoid obstacles
    • Get extra clearance for your trailer
    • Mount your bike rack without having to remove your rear-mounted spare tire
  • Constructed of durable steel
  • Resists corrosion with black powder coat finish
  • Requires hitch pin and clip or hitch lock (sold separately)


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Hitch receiver sizes: 2" x 2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole: 12"
  • Overall length: 17-1/4"
  • Maximum weight capacity: 4,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 400 lbs
  • 90-Day warranty


Dimensions

Note: Only the bottom receiver of this extension can be used for towing. Using this extension will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by 50 percent.



70070 Maxx Tow Dual Hitch Extension - 12" Long






Customer Reviews

MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 12" Long - MT70070

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (168 Customer Reviews)

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening and get an extra receiver with the same piece. This dual hitch extension gives you (2) 2" receivers so you can tow a trailer and use an accessory at the same time. Powder coated steel resists rust.

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Product as advertised 727579



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the dual hitch extender enabled me to travel 10 hours with a trailer and hitch bike rack. It's easy to install. Just be aware there's no pin! 572926



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Solidly built, good clearance between the two receivers, will allow use of multiple accessories as desired. 715004



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Prompt delivery, fits well, looks to accomplish what I needed 720147



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This product is exactly what I was looking for. My family and I are taking a trip this summer out west, a 5,000 mile round trip. We are pulling a pop-up camper and wanted to bring our bikes as well. This will allow us to bring both! I did not know what to expect with the quality but it has exceeded my expectations. The customer service is second to none. etrailer.com upgraded the shipping so I received it several days before I expected it. They have also followed up with me as to how satisfied I was and if they could help in any way. Overall, I am very impressed with etrailer.com and am very happy with the experience. I will definitely shop here again. 201097


Comments
We are considering doing the same thing with a hybrid lightweight travel trailer. Did this work for you on your trip and how did it affect your turn radius?Thanks for any insights you can give.
-- comment by: Kim T - 03/13/2016

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the receiver arrived quickly. It worked as advertised. was a good value for the price. I got exactly what I needed when I needed it. It is heavier than some others I priced which I counted as a plus. 206577


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still working great. no issues with it. gives good clearance for the rear rack we use with it.
Bonnie D - 06/22/2016

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I just returned from my first RV excursion using this Double Hitch Extender. I was able to pull my M/C trailer AND mount my bike rack in the add-on receiver. Product is High Quality and Rock solid. I was able to leave the trailer at camp and bring my mountain bike to the hill. Simplicity! I used 2 eTrailer U-style hitch stabilizers.... so there was no wiggle in the system. 275648


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Completely satisfied!
Mike B - 07/24/2017

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This hitch wedge does stabilize hitch laterally but does little to limit vertical movement, which in my experience is the primary issue. It seemed to bend pretty easily but without instructions suggesting how much torque to apply I may have overtightened it in an attempt to silence the hitch. Easy to install and for the price likely a great product for some users. 131917



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This has been a great addition because it allows me to place my bike rack higher on my trailer. Also I can then put a rack into the lower receiver. Best thing I have done to the hind end. Coupling this with the hitch anti-rattle works very well. 629747



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Works great for piggy-backing my bike rack on top of the hitch for towing our Jeep behind our behind our motorhome. Great product and great value 566188


Comments
As good as new. Great product
George H - 09/19/2019

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Both hitch extenders work perfectly. Very well made. The dual hitch will help me cary a bike rack and cargo carrier on our next expedition. etrailer.com repeat customer!! Good deals on quality products. They ship fast with great communication every time. Thank you! 107220


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Greetings Steve,I was hoping to do the same as you, carry a cargo rack and bike carrier at same time. I know eTrailer recommends NOT to operate this way because of clearance issues and tongue rating being reduced 50 when utilizing this hitch receiver. Of course, I would be concious of weight in cargo carrier as I would utilize it for lighter weight bulky items such as sleeping bags, pads and camp chairs? So.... How has this worked for you, 2 years from your posted review? Regards,Mark Kaim
-- comment by: Mark K - 02/24/2016

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Hey Mark! It still works great! Ive used it many times, flipped up and down, for various different hauling setups. My freind borrowed it once, returned it the next week and immedeatly went out and purchased one too. Solid state and multi-functional.
-- comment by: Steve - 02/25/2016

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This accessory is one of the most useful I've ever seen. I routinely used it for pulling my trailer with my quad. I park the trailer in a back yard and after the quad pulls it out I attach the trailer to my vehicle and put my parcel tray on my quad via the tow hitch extender. When pulling my trailer with my truck, I invert the extender to lower my hitch nall and level the trailer. It's a great help in many ways. 898199



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The very best made hitch extender with excellent powder coat. 895946



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excellent product. solid. great shipping! highly recomment. 894888



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A great product I will get a lot of use with it 893429



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Worked perfectly... 889516



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Worked for my application. 882025



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Exactly what I wanted, fast shipping as always. 878075



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Used this on my compact tractor to keep my 25 gallon sprayer up off the ground. 874507



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I think is the best thing for my truck and the price. 873750



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This is a great product, I use it so I can put a 6 inch vise in the receiver while keeping the tailgate open which is handy for cutting pipe or angle iron for various projects. 871245



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I have not used this yet but it seems perfect for what my needs are. Heavy duty, well constructed. 869831



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