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MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" to 1-1/4" Hitch - 11" Long

MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" to 1-1/4" Hitch - 11" Long

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Adapter lets you use your 1-1/4" hitch-mounted accessories with your 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver. Sturdy steel is powder coated for corrosion resistance. Hitch pin and clip sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order MaxxTow hitch adapters part number MT70033 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all MaxxTow products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" to 1-1/4" Hitch - 11" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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MaxxTow Hitch Adapters - MT70033

  • Hitch Reducer
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 7 In Extension
  • MaxxTow
  • 2 Inch to 1-1/4 Inch
  • Steel

Adapter lets you use your 1-1/4" hitch-mounted accessories with your 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver. Sturdy steel is powder coated for corrosion resistance. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.


  • Hitch adapter reduces your 2" trailer hitch receiver to a 1-1/4" receiver so that you can mount a bike rack, cargo carrier or other 1-1/4" hitch accessory
    • Not to be used for towing
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Hollow shank
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Hitch receiver size: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole: 7"
  • Overall length: 11"
  • Length of 1-1/4" portion: 2-1/2"
  • 90-Day warranty

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

70033 Maxx Tow Hitch Adaptor - 2 Inch to 1-1/4 Inch

Customer Reviews

MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" to 1-1/4" Hitch - 11" Long - MT70033

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (199 Customer Reviews)

Adapter lets you use your 1-1/4" hitch-mounted accessories with your 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver. Sturdy steel is powder coated for corrosion resistance. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.

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New Subaru has 2” receiver not 1-1/4”. So this a good fix! 725801

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great 733682

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Extension works perfectly...is in use with bike rack on Jeep. Thanks for keeping me informed of manufactures delay. 82659

I also need an adapter for a bike rack on Jeep, but need clearance for the spare tire carrier. Did this work?
-- comment by: deb W - 04/22/2014


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I would like to tell you about my experience with etrailer.com. I am a return customer because I always find what I need at reasonable prices, quick and inexpensive shipping charges. I ordered this for a 1999 GMC Safari to fit my new Draw Tite hitch. I use it for my bike rack which fits like a glove. I highly recommend etrailer.com. I feel they are a very good company to deal with because I get personal service which is uncommon these days. 399522

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Sturdy and economical. Everything was high quality. It gets in the way of one of the underside plastic covers a little bit, but I made it work. If your car has more than a few thousand miles and/or you live where they salt the roads, might take some work to prep the existing weld nuts. Hose em down with WD40 or similar, brush them out, and screw in the bolts first before attempting with receiver. 696368

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I ordered this adapter from e-Trailer so I could extend my bike rack past my spare tire on my 2005 Honda CRV. This solved my problem and this thing is well made to take the weight. I'm glad I purchased from e-trailer because I know now that they sell quality products as I have also purchased a new receiver, ball mount and 2' ball to pull my trailer. If your goal is quality, great service and fast shipping then e-Trailer is one company to go with. 304027

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Works great to adapt my Saris bike rack (1 1/4") to the 2" receiver on my truck's front hitch. Also gives me a buffer between the bikes and my truck's grill. I purchased a hitch pin separately for adapter. 619912

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This adapter was used for using our 2" hitch with a 1.25" bike rack insert - the adapter worked fine but the double tolerance gaps and torque of the rack itself made the rack wiggle in an unsatisfactory manner. (Rack was a vertical rack with L shape inserted into hitch+adapter) We ended up buying a new bike rack with a 2" insert and we've been happy with that solution. 553878

Unfortunately, when an extender is used, additional bouncing is unavoidable due to having an extra piece between the hitch and the hitch mounted accessory. Using two anti-rattle devices like # RM-061
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches
and # RM-061-125
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches
would have helped somewhat, but not completely. The best practice is to use a hitch accessory designed to fit your receiver tube size, and avoid adapters altogether. Additionally, using an adapter or extender will lower the towing and tongue weight capacity of the receiver hitch by half due to the extra leverage placed on the hitch.
-- Mike L - 08/15/2018

Same comments and agree with the etrailer comments: anti-rattle devices would have been helpful but getting a device with proper size without adapters was the best choice.
Robert P - 08/15/2019


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The product was exactly as shown in the picture... I had gone to a number of stores looking for this exact product.... No one had one or even understood what I was looking for... I was wanting to use a bike rack and needed to go from a 2 inch to a 1 1/4 inch opening... So, I decided to look on line... and there it was... It was delivered sooner them I thought it would... They kept me informed of when it was shipped and when it had arrived.. I like that.... I have a few more project to handle, and I plan on using etrailer again... 490239

Steven,Thank you for your review.Please keep in mind this adapter reduces your hitches tongue weight by 50. You will need to cut the weight that you normally put on your bike rack in half. That is including the weight of your bike rack. Thank you.
-- Heather A - 03/29/2018


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Works! 916410

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Again, e-Trailer exceeded my expectations on both price and delivery time. That's why e-Trailer is the first place I go for my purchases. In addition, the staff is very knowledgeable as to your needs and the products to fulfill those needs. 909725

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The hitch adapter works great! It allows me to use my 1 1/4” carrier from the car on my truck so I didn’t have to get a different carrier. 905452

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Works as advertised. 874405

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ETrailer adapter works great for my bike rack! 870015

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Works great 861137

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by: 08/05/2020


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We had a bike hitch rack for our Subaru, but now have a Ford F-150 This was an easy way to get the bikes on the back and still have storage space in the bed of the pickup. 855175

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Flamin awesome!!! Bike trails here I come with the family. 850027

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Hitch adapter arrived on schedule. It looks well made for the job. It will work to adapt 1 1/4 bike rack to 2" hitch. Fits as expected with some play. Will try a shim to reduce play. 845119

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We ordered this hitch converter after we realized our bike rack doesn’t fit our hitch. I called etrailer and they answered quickly and were so helpful. They quickly placed an order for what I wanted and it arrived just a few days later. It doesn’t come with a hitch pin though so I had to get one at Loews. 830234

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An exact fit. 825111

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The bike rack adapter for my wife's bike rack has enabled us to take her bike with us on alot of adventures using either our motorhome or SUV 824113

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We needed this part for our bike rack. It fits perfect and we will be back to riding soon. So glad we found etrailer.com 821861

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Ask the Experts about this MaxxTow Hitch Adapters

  • Recommended Hitch Extender to Gain 12 Inches Clearance Between Tow Vehicle and Trailer
    I'm a bit confused by your question, I guess I don't quite understand why you'd need to use an adapter to tow a trailer. If you need the 11 or 12 inches of extra clearance, use the MaxxTow # MT70024 hitch extender. It would install into your 2 inch receiver, and you'd install your 2 inch ball mount in the other end. This set up CAN be used to tow a trailer, but because you're extending the length between the load and the receiver on the vehicle, the tongue weight capacity of your hitch...
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  • Short, 2 Inch to 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Adapter Recommendation
    I have a solution for you, but I do not recommend drilling any additional holes in the MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adpater # MT70033. I spoke with my contact at MaxxTow and he strongly discourages any additional holes being made in the adapter. Drilling holes in the adapter will compromise the integrity of the product. The adapter will not be able to hold to determined weight capacity and will not be safe to use if modified. If you need a shorter reducer sleeve, I recommend the Brophy...
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  • Solution for Using 1-1/4 Inch Bike Rack with 2 Inch Receiver on 2018 Hyunda Santa Fe
    It sounds like your existing General Motors bike rack is designed for 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers and you are just needing to use it with the 2 inch hitch on your Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. If this is the case, the MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter # MT70033 that you referenced is exactly what you need to make the two components compatible with each other. This will slide right into the 2 inch receiver on your vehicle and provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver for the bike rack. Just note that...
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  • Does the MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter Come with Hitch Pins
    The MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter part # MT70033 does not come with hitch pins but we do have the ones you need, part # PC3 for the larger 2" side and part # PC2 for the smaller 1-1/4" smaller side.
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  • Recommended Hitch Adapter to Extend and Reduce 2 Inch Receiver on Subaru Crosstrek
    For the 2 inch hitch receiver on your 2017 Subaru Crosstrek, I recommend looking at the MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter # MT70033. This adapter will slide right into your existing 2 inch receiver and provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver on the other end for use with compatible accessories. It also features an overall length of 11 inches and a 7 inch measurement from the hitch pin hole on your current trailer hitch to the hitch pin hole on the adapter. If you need a bit more extension,...
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  • 2 inch Bike Rack Adapter Recommendation for a Hollywood Rack # HR1000
    Your Hollywood Racks # HR1000Z came with a 2 inch hitch adapter that it sounds like you misplaced. What you would need is the part # HRREDADA. This will attach to the 1-1/4 inch shank of your bike rack and will give you a solid way to connect to a 2 inch trailer hitch.
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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 # e98880 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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  • Can a Reducer and Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter be Used Together for Thule Bike Rack on Hummer H3
    I do not recommend using an adapter inside of another adapter because it creates too many points of movement. Also the use of an adapter such as # MT70070 will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. Which Thule bike carrier to you have and how much extension do you need. I am assuming you need to clear a spare tire or something else on the back of your 2006 Hummer H3. If you used just the reducer sleeve, # HT02, you would not suffer a tongue weight capacity...
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  • Front Hitch for 2019 Toyota Tacoma for Using Hitch Bike Rack
    The MaxxTow Hitch Adapter # MT70033 will fit your 2-inch hitch receiver and provide a 1-1/4-inch opening to accept the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack # Y02445 which fits 1-1/4-inch hitches, however, Yakima specifically warns against using these adapters with their racks. Another option is a different hitch bike rack that provides enough clearance. You can refer to the linked article to see how to measure your hitch clearance to allow selection of a rack that will fit well. For example, the...
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  • Hitch Pin/Lock Recommendation for MaxxTow Hitch Adapter MT70033
    Yes, the hitch pin part # PC3 will work to secure the hitch adapter part # MT70033 that you referenced. Your best option though would be the part # 63232 which has an anti-rattle device built into it as well as a hitch lock. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Converting A 2 Inch Hitch Receiver To A 1-1/4 inch To Use With A Bike Rack
    You can use an adapter like the MaxxTow Adapter # MT70033. One end will fit your new 2020 Subaru Outback's 2 inch hitch and the other will fit your 1-1/4 Thule bike rack. Note, whenever you use an adapter, you cut the limits of your hitch in half. Check the weight capacity of your new 2 inch hitch, divide that in half and make sure that number does not exceed the weight of your rack and bikes. If you're not wanting to affect your hitch capacity at all, you can go with the Brophy hitch...
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    You are correct that a 2 inch hitch receiver is a better option when available for your vehicle. The ability to use a wider variety of accessories is one of the biggest draws but they are normally rated for higher capacities as well when compared to a 1-1/4 inch receiver. Your Thule T2 with 1-1/4 inch shank similar to the newer T2 Classic # TH9045 will be able to use your 2 inch receiver. Most racks that are designed for use with both 2 inch and 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers will use...
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  • Bike Rack Compatibility with 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Receiver and 2 Inch Hitch Receiver With Adapter
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Black # SH12B is not expandable to more bikes. The bike racks that are able to carry 3 or more bikes with that platform style will only have the 2 inch receiver and I've linked the pages to those racks to assist. If you want to use a hitch expander you will need to determine if you have a class I hitch or a class II hitch for your 1-1/4 inch receiver. The class I hitch is further restricted and often has a welded...
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    There are only Class III, 2 inch trailer hitches available for your 2009 Lexus RX 350 but not to worry because you can still use your 1-1/4 inch bike rack. You just need to also use a reducer sleeve with the hitch, # HT02. Or you could use # MT70033 but this style will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. The trailer hitch I recommend is # 13530. It has a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds so if you used adapter # MT70033 the tongue weight capacity...
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