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

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

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Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening so that you can clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack or so that your trailer won't hit a rear-mounted propane tank when you make sharp turns. Powder coated steel resists rust. Call 800-298-8924 to order MaxxTow hitch adapters part number MT70024 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all MaxxTow products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for MaxxTow Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 12" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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MaxxTow Hitch Adapters - MT70024

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 12 In Extension
  • MaxxTow
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Steel

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening so that you can clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack or so that your trailer won't hit a rear-mounted propane tank when you make sharp turns. Powder coated steel resists rust.


Features:

  • 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 size: 2" x 2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole: 12"
  • Maximum weight capacity: 3,500 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • 90-Day warranty


Note: Using this extension will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by 50 percent.



70024 Maxx Tow Hitch Extension - 12" Long





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MaxxTow Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 12" Long - MT70024

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (135 Customer Reviews)

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening so that you can clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack or so that your trailer won't hit a rear-mounted propane tank when you make sharp turns. Powder coated steel resists rust.

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This product met my needs.... Staff was great.... Shipped ahead of schedule.... Will continue to shop at etrailer. 603352



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My son and I did a fit check and it’s going to work . My spear tire was in the way, of us putting a bike rack on. And now it will happen. Thanks 667765



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All items were great. Sales girl was very on the ball with information. Installation was easy. 591950



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Needed extension to get hitch mounted bike rack on my wife's jeep to clear the spare tire. Worked out great - qickly shipped and good value. thanks. 82294


Comments
All is good. Works just great!
Joe J - 05/29/2014

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Works as presented. I forgot to order a second hitch pin; I wish it came with one since you can't use it without two of them. I did get some rattling over rough payment that was clearly coming from the hitch connection - although it may have been the trailer coupler and not a result of the slight play between the receiver and extension. I wished it had a threaded pin hole so as to allow for the extension to be tightened down. 64940



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I was struggling to make a bike rack work on a Jeep Wrangler 2-door with spare tire. First, the phone rep was excellent, providing thoughtful comments and advice. She helped me make a good decision. She took all the time necessary for a small,purchase price. The hitch extension worked perfectly. The locking hitch pin was easy to install and provides Great security. Not a rattle to be heard. Moreover, I can now open my tailgate to access the rear and transport three bikes on a Wrangler. 188141



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Just what I was looking for,I have a Hummer and with the large spare on the rear I could not put a lift for my handicap scooter on the back,but with this extender problem was solved.The service from etrailer was great it seemed as if it arrived overnight.I added yellow reflectors to each side to keep me from banging into it in low light.Overall great product 480344


Comments
Using the extender will lower the tongue weight capacity maximum amount of weight that can be safely suspended from your hitch by half. For instance, if your current hitch tongue weight capacity is 400 lbs, using the extender will lower that by half to 200 lbs. This would mean that the mobility scooter and the carrier could weigh no more than 200 lbs. Your hitch will have a sticker somewhere on it that lists its gross towing and tongue weight capacity.
-- Mike L - 03/02/2018

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As with all your products and service everything was great including fast delivery and the quality of the product. Have bought before with excellent results and will continue to do so. Great customer service!!! 484493


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Works great, could not do without it, make it so much easier to hook up a trailer to a UTV or ATV
Bryan D - 03/13/2019

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Product as advertised. Fit perfectly in my 2012 Jeep Wrangler factory receiver. Also purchased an Anti-Rattle receiver lock (Part #63232) which has everything fitting nice and snug. Now ready to mount our Softride 4-bike rack and go! 99689



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Purchased hitch ball, ball mount, hitch extender, wiring extension, safety chain extension, and storage bags for a Jeep Liberty. ETrailer has a great selection of products, with good prices, and fast shipping. We will definitely buy from them again. We have not had an opportunity to use the items purchased, but anticipate no problems. 745196



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Exactly as described and very much appreciate the diagram showing the length and placement of the pin holes. Their shipping department could use some extra strong tape though.. it fell out of the box as I received it, and I feel lucky that it made it through at all. 740264



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Well built and good quality, but does need an anti rattle device as there is too much play which is not good for the bike rack with heavy bikes. I wish I knew that when I purchased, so I didn’t have to buy on a separate order. Does a great job of moving the bike carrier out from the rear of the Jeep, almost enough to totally open the rear door 738009



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it works as advertised. 734402



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This trailer hitch extension gets to the edge of the rear step on my 6,700 GVW Chevy cut Away van with the 16 foot Unicellular body. Unfortunately, it cuts the 10,000 pound towing capacity down to 5,000 pounds. 728297



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Great hitch for getting past my spare tire on my Jeep. Luggage rack fits perfectly. 723430



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Exactly what I needed to move my bikes away from the trailer. Always excellent service from etrailer. 721907



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The MaxxTow 12” hitch extension fits perfectly for clearing my spare tire for my bike rack. Angela was extremely helpful when I called to get the exact measurements of the extension. Shipping was fassst !! Thanks etrailer......u guys rock !!! 705837



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Product works as expected. Used to extend the hitch on my Polaris Ranger. 699671



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I purchased the MT70024 so I could use the cargo carrier on the rear of our fifth wheel camper. The spare tire on the camper's rear bumper prevented direct attachment of the CC-100 without the extension. The MT70024 worked fine. 696682



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Product was as advertised and service was better than advertised. Very pleased. 693417



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I enjoy doing business with etrailer. They have a very knowledgeable staff and they provide quality products and quick delivery. 693908



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This is gonna help me back into tight spaces...! Thanks etrailer for having such great options!...I will be recommending ya'll to all the electricians and fishermen I know! 692280



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shipment actually surprised me & UPS delivered around 1pm CST today 7/11/19. Excellent service, quick shipping & exact product I ordered & needed. Thanks Pat C for checking back with me. Sincerely, Gary 668956



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Great big big help! Could not have selected the carrier or the right parts with out your help. Those other merchants tried to sell me something I didn't need. thumbs up sir!! 668216



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Purchased to extend a bike rack beyond the spare tire on my RV. Worked perfectly!! 667818


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  • Towing a Vehicle on a Tow Dolly Behind a Motor Home and Carrying Bikes at the Same Time
    Curt offers dual hitch receiver # D-192 but it does not have a drop. It is rated for 3,500 pounds gross towing weight and 350 pounds tongue weight. But using it will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. I would normally recommend going with # D210 but it only has a 2-1/4 inch drop. Another option is to use a ball mount with 8 inch drop # AMSC8 with a bike carrier such as # S64664. But this may or may not work depending on how far it is from the face of the...
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  • Can Hitch Extension Help Allow Truck to Lower Tailgate When Towing
    A hitch extension does cut your trailer hitch capacity by 50 percent, but for as light of a trailer as you have and how heavy duty your tow vehicle is that wouldn't be an issue. So yes, a 12 inch hitch extension like the # MT70024 would be a solid choice to allow you to drop your tailgate!
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  • Trailer Hitch Extender with a Step to Use on a Truck with In-bed Camper and to Tow a Trailer
    We actually have an extension that is 18 inches long, and has a built-in step on it. Take a look at # RP11006. Like you have said, by using the extension the tongue weight capacity of the hitch is reduced by 50 percent. But as long as the tongue weight of the trailer does not exceed the reduced capacity you should be fine. I would also urge you to disconnect the trailer before stepping on the step because the combined weight of a person on the step and the trailer tongue weight could...
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  • Hitch Extender to Allow Truck Tailgate to Lower When Trailer is Hitched
    We do offer 2-inch hitch extenders that can give you extra clearance for your F-150 tailgate. You can see these by clicking on the link I included for you. Blue Ox part # BX88265 provides 6-3/4-inches of extension and is rated for 10K.
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    As you mentioned in your question the Blue Ox Hitch Extender # BX88265 should only be used for hitch mounted accessories (bike racks, cargo carriers, etc) or for flat towing. Flat towing refers to pulling another vehicle with all 4 of its wheels on the ground, typically behind an RV. Since all the wheels are on the ground of the towed vehicle a flat towing setup doesn't create much tongue weight at all so the hitch extender is strong enough to support the weight. Blue Ox has determined...
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  • Is a Hitch Extender Recommended for Bike Carrier to Clear Spare Tire on a Travel Trailer
    Using a hitch extender such as # MT70024 will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. It will all add additional stress to the hitch and to where it is mounted on your travel trailer. I do not recommend using an extender. Since you already have a bike rack that is compatible with the travel trailer the best solution would be to stow the spare tire in an alternate location. The benefit is that it won't cost you any money to do so and you will not have to...
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  • Solution for Clearing Spare Tire on Jeep Wrangler for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier
    We do have a large selection of hitch extenders that are designed for exactly the situation you described in your question. The particular extender you choose will depend on how much distance you are needing in order to clear the spare tire on your Jeep Wrangler. I recommend taking a quick measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole on your hitch receiver, to the outermost edge of the spare tire. You will just need to make sure you pick an extender that will reach at least this distance....
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  • Can Curt Clamp-On Bike Rack be Used on 2-1/2 to 2 Inch Adapter and Weight Distribution
    First to determine if Curt bike rack # C18013 will fit your existing set up you can measure the amount of free space available on the weight distribution shank. The clamp part of the ball mount requires just 1-1/2 inches of free space on the shank. It is not meant to fit on a 2-1/2 inch shank or adapter/extender. The regular e2 weight distribution shank measures 4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the support gusset. On most hitches the distance from the center of the pin...
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  • Extended Hitch to Tow 2,000 Pound Trailer
    The # BX88264 hitch extender is for flat towing or carrying hitch accessories like a bike rack or cargo carrier. Instead, the MaxxTow Hitch Extender # MT70024 can be used for towing. It's also 12 inches long. However, when using any hitch extender you will reduce your hitch's tongue weight by 50 percent. You will need to make sure you are staying under this capacity. For another option that won't impact your tongue weight, the Curt Class III Ball Mount # C45270 is 13 inches long....
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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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  • Clearance Behind Rear Mounted Spare Tire On Hummer H2
    To determine if there is enough clearance from the rear mounted spare tire on your Hummer H2 for a Cargo or Motorcycle Carrier or hitch mounted bike rack you will want to take a couple measurements. You will need a tape measure and a straight edge, like a yardstick or a dowel. Hold the straight edge vertically against the back of the spare tire, and make sure the straight edge extends below the hitch pin hole on your hitch. Then measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole...
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  • Using a Hitch Extender on a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
    Adapters and extenders like the 12-inch MaxxTow # MT70024, the 7-inch Brophy # HE06 and those from Blue Ox do make it convenient to gain clearance in some applications but they also have the unavoidable negative side-effect of reducing your hitch's capacity by as much as 50-percent. Adapters also introduce the chance for more random motion and rattle in a towing system. It is never a good idea to use multiple extenders - even if welded together - as these items would not have been designed...
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  • Dimensions of MaxxTow Hitch Extender
    From the hitch pin hole that fits into the hitch receiver of your vehicle to the weld stop where the MaxxTow Hitch Extender # MT70024 expands is about 4-1/4 inches. From pin hole to pin hole is about 12 inches and the entire length is about 17 inches. There's also about 5-1/2 inches from the other side of the weld stop to the other pin hole. I've attached images that show all of the measurements I've mentioned.
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    Hitch extenders are not rated based on Class III, IV, or V. The use of a hitch extension in most cases will reduce the tongue weight of your hitch by 50%. There is not a 10 inch option, but there are many similar sizes that may work for your application. For instance, the Roadmaster Hitch Extender for Tow Bars--11 inches # RM-071 has a towing capacity of 6,000 lbs but only a tongue weight rating of 100 lbs. It is designed to be used for flat towing. The MaxxTow Hitch Extender...
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  • Does Adapter Used in Trailer Hitch Reduce Towing And Tongue Weight Capacity
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    I have a solution for you that will get you within 1 inch of the extension you need, but the # MT70024 would not be the correct extension to use. Instead you would want the Roadmaster Trailer Hitch Extension # RM-071 to go with the Roadmaster High-Low Hitch Adapter # RM-048-10.
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    The MaxxTow # MT70024 is a 12 inch hitch extender for 2 inch hitch receivers. It measures about 5-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hold to the deepest part inside the tube. You didn't say why you need the extender but if you're using it to tow a trailer an extra long ball mount like # 80232 might be another option.
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    The two front-mount hitches we have for your 2012 Nissan Frontier, Draw-Tite # 65075 and Curt # 31241, both mount to the same points on the Frontier's frame and the bottom of the receiver tubes on both will be approximately 7-inches below the top of the mounting brackets. I measured both hitches in our warehouse to see if one offers more clearance than the other; they are virtually identical in this respect. Between the two I suggest the Draw-Tite since it has a higher vertical load rating...
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    We have not yet tested the Swagman Semi 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack part # S64686 on a 2017 Toyota Tacoma but I can tell from looking at the tilting feature that it would more than likely not allow for the tailgate to be folded all the way down. In order to fold the tailgate down on your Tacoma with the Semi 2.0 installed you would need to use a hitch extender like part # MT70024 but this will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50%. The clearance you have between the vehicle and bike...
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    You can do that if you wish, but be aware that using an extension lowers the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. The further the load gets extended away from the hitch, the more leverage is applied. This leverage can damage the hitch or cause it or its attachment points to the vehicle to fail. If you can get by with the reduced capacity, I'd recommend the 12 inch # MT70024, the 14 inch # C45795 or the 18 inch # HE18. An extra long ball mount might be a good alternative. If you click...
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