1. Hitch Adapters
  2. MaxxTow
  3. Hitch Extender
  4. Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  5. 13-1/2 In Extension
  6. 4000 lbs GTW
MaxxTow Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 13-1/2" Long - 7" x 14" Platform

MaxxTow Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 13-1/2" Long - 7" x 14" Platform

Item # MT70069
lowest price pledge
Our Price: $40.01
You Save: 12%
Hitch Adapters
Orders above $99 qualify for Free Shipping
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
In Stock
MaxxTow Fits 2 Inch Hitch Hitch Adapters - MT70069
zoom in icon
slider vertical icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

In Use/Installed

Customer Photos

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening and add a sturdy step to the rear of your vehicle at the same time. This extension lets you mount a bike rack without having to remove your spare tire, and it gives your trailer more clearance during turns. Call 800-298-8924 to order MaxxTow hitch adapters part number MT70069 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all MaxxTow products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for MaxxTow Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 13-1/2" Long - 7" x 14" Platform. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (40)
  • Q & A (11)
  • Photos
  • Used (1)
  • Why etrailer?

MaxxTow Hitch Adapters - MT70069

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 13-1/2 In Extension
  • MaxxTow
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Steel

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening and add a sturdy step to the rear of your vehicle at the same time. This extension lets you mount a bike rack without having to remove your spare tire, and it gives your trailer more clearance during turns.


  • 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
  • Provides sturdy step at rear of vehicle
    • Get into and out of truck bed or cargo area with ease
    • Access your boat or equipment without having to climb all over your trailer frame
  • Constructed of durable steel
  • Resists corrosion with black powder coat finish
  • Requires hitch pin and clip or hitch lock (sold separately)


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Hitch receiver size: 2" x 2"
  • Gross towing weight: 4,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 400 lbs
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of pin hole: 13-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest edge of step: 7-1/2"
  • Step platform dimensions: 14" wide x 7-1/4" deep
  • 90-Day warranty

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


70069 Maxx Tow Hitch Extender with Step

Customer Reviews

MaxxTow Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 13-1/2" Long - 7" x 14" Platform - MT70069

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (40 Customer Reviews)

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening and add a sturdy step to the rear of your vehicle at the same time. This extension lets you mount a bike rack without having to remove your spare tire, and it gives your trailer more clearance during turns.

- MT70069

Works fine. Built solid 893734

- MT70069

Product was exactly as described and good quality. It was shipped promptly and arrived earlier than expected. A rarity these days. Thank you! 880759

- MT70069

Fit between the pieces is loose, so they will rattle some which can be annoying. If everything is tightened down and most of the trip is on highways, then no problem at all. You can also pay extra for rattle reducing pins. 875835

- MT70069


- MT70069
by: 08/23/2020

Did not realize till after I got it that it was made in China. Buy American made first if possible. 867077

- MT70069

works great. added a tie down strap and 6 gal water can for camping. 806273

- MT70069

A extender with a step, nice to have solid unit 798600

- MT70069

Great for being able to pull a trailer with the tailgate down. Only draw back I see is that I have a tilt trailer and it shifts the weight back even further back in relation to the truck, potentially making it sway more with heavy loads - light loads, no problem. 790638

- MT70069

got what I ordered with excellent deliv ery 783559

- MT70069

Needed an extension for the bed extender to fit on my UTV to allow me to carry kayaks/canoes. Does the job, the step is a nice added feature. 778288

- MT70069

Excellent quality. Well made large step with good quality finish. I use it for the extension of my Thule bike rack. I bought a silent lock to secure the extender, and would buy another locking device, as it is too close to the hitch frame to work. I would recommend this extender, my self rising Jeep trunk will not hit the Thule bike rack now. 762729

- MT70069

delivered quickly and well packaged....thank you 760588

- MT70069

Does what it is meant to do. Easy inst all. 728462

- MT70069

Great value for a solid product. Expect this to provide service exactly as desired. 715003

- MT70069

Purchased this and a front hitch. Excellent product for extending the hitch for a bike rack. 686937

- MT70069

After one year year the step extender has been great. You will want to grind the 4 corners more rounded as it caught a pair of shorts and tore them. It is well worth the money as an easy extension off the back of my Jeep to clear the larger spare tire. 644066

- MT70069

Excellent for the price. It is quality at a unbeatable price. The shipping provided ETRAILER.COM was fast and safe at also an unbeatable price. I highly recommend it and etrailer is a merchant offering the best integrity. 641041

- MT70069

Great product. I sit on it a lot when I'm waiting in car for appointment and having coffee. Works for me and you'll love one too. 620002

- MT70069

Appearance is good, gives me a tighter turning radius...weight rating could be better or closer to units thrice the price..but the unit solves my issues... 608077

Solved my turn radius issues.
Samuel - 02/27/2020


- MT70069

I ordered this product the price was good and it came in the mail very fast very very satisfied. 607148

- MT70069

The step works great for having someone stand and ride with me while traveling around my property. Easily removes when I want to put trailer ball receiver in place of the step. Reccomend it as a “buy.” 580668

- MT70069

Used with 3 pt. hitch on tractor to aid in transporting trash container over a 1/2 mile to main access road. Works pretty good - very helpful aid - performs the task that I intended to use it for (to haul trash container with tractor). 574601

- MT70069

Great price as very solid looking quality product. 556490

- MT70069


- MT70069

exactly what I needed to be able to hook up trailers to my jeep liberty and be able to keep the spare tire mounted on the back hatch. Before I couldn't hook trailers up without opening the back hatch up first then latch the trailer. Order was received sooner than expected. I'm very pleased with service and product, will definately continue to do business with them as needed. 549800

Show More Reviews

Ask the Experts about this MaxxTow Hitch Adapters

  • Recommended Adapter For Hauling Honda Generator While Flat Towing A Vehicle
    The MaxxTow Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 13-1/2" Long - 7" x 14" Platform # MT70069 will support the generator, but will not be able to tow your car. The gross towing weight of this extender is 4,000 lbs which isn't enough for 95% of vehicles. I recommend using the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 4" Drop/Rise # RM-077-4. Then you can use a cargo carrier like the 17x50 MaxxTow Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs # MT70107 to carry your Honda 2000i generator....
    view full answer...
  • MaxxTow Hitch Extender with Step Details
    The MaxxTow Hitch Extender with Step, part # MT70069 is a hollow hitch extender. I've attached a video where they mount a High/low adapter through the extender and its shank is roughly the same length as the useable part of the hitch extender before its shank.
    view full answer...
  • What is Weight of MaxxTow Hitch Extender # MT70069
    The MaxxTow Hitch Extender part # MT70069 weighs 15 lbs and as long as you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your vehicle like the Draw Tite # 76084 which is confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek this would fit and work well.
    view full answer...
  • Does a Trailer Hitch Extender Reduce the Gross Trailer Weight Capacity or Just the Tongue Weight
    The use of a hitch extender reduces the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. So if the trailer hitch is rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight it would be reduced to just 500 pounds tongue weight capacity when using an extension. It doesn't reduce the gross trailer weight capacity, only the tongue weight. Some extenders also have the additional restriction of flat towing only (towing a vehicle with all 4 wheels down) and cannot be used with trailers. Since the use...
    view full answer...
  • Availability of Extra Long Shank for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
    Your H3 has a 2-inch Class III hitch on it. We do offer hitch extenders for this hitch size but the issues with using one of them is that many are not suitable for use with towing/weight distribution systems, and all of them will reduce your hitch capacity by 50-percent. For example, MaxxTow Hitch Extender with Step # MT70069 gives you 13-1/2-inches of additional length from your hitch tube but with it cutting your hitch rating in half it will then be under-rated for use with a 4000-lb...
    view full answer...
  • Swinging Cargo Carrier/Tray Options to Fit 2-Inch Class III Hitch on 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The 2-inch hitches offered for your 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee are all Class III rated, with a maximum tongue weight capacity of 500-lbs. All can be seen using the link provided. The issue that arises with use of fixed hitch adapter/steps like the units you reviewed, # MT70069 from MaxxTow, is that they have the unavoidable side-effect of reducing your hitch's capacity by half (50 percent). This is because all such devices alter the geometry of the forces applied to the hitch. On...
    view full answer...
  • How to Determine if HitchMate Extendable Receiver Mount TruckStep Will Fit a 2012 Chevy Silverado
    To determine if the extendable hitch step # HE4045 will fit your 2012 Chevy Silverado you will have to take some measurements. Measure from the bottom of your hitch receiver down 1-5/8 inches. Then from that point measure back up to 22-1/2 inches. If there are no obstructions in that area and you have a 2 inch receiver then you can use the step. I have included a picture that should help. For a hitch step that doesn't extend we have # MT70069 which costs a little less than the other...
    view full answer...
  • Will Trailer Hitch Mount Hitch Steps RHS2 Clear a Palomino Slide-in Camper in a Truck Bed
    What you are going to want to do is wait until your husband is busy and then take a measurement on the truck and hitch. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on the truck straight back to the distance required to clear the camper. If that measurement is less than 6-1/2 inches then the hitch stairs, # RHS2, will clear the obstruction. If it will not then you have some options. You can use a hitch extender. However, keep in mind that using a hitch extender will...
    view full answer...
  • Bike Rack for a Camper on a 1982 Ford F-250
    You'll need to take a few measurements prior to purchasing a rack to ensure a good fit. First, you'll want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest point away of either the tailgate or camper, whichever is further. Your bike rack will need to be able to clear this distance to be able to equip to the vehicle. Because you have a camper, I recommend picking an extender with a step that will be far enough away to use to get into the camper. This has the added...
    view full answer...
  • Available Hitch-Mounted Step That is Less Than 15-Inches Wide
    We do have many styles of hitch-mount step including 2-step models like # RHS2 (which is a bit too wide for you at 17-inches) as well as lighted steps like # BBS-1104L. For a good basic step that is less than 15-inches wide you might consider one of these: WeatherTech BumpStep # WT81BS1 Carr Mega Step # CARR190011 MaxxTow Hitch Extender with Step # MT70069 If you can tell me your vehicle year, make and model I might be able to offer additional custom-fit product options.
    view full answer...
  • Available Steps for 2011 Toyota Tacoma
    Bestop TrekStep Truck Bumper Step # B7530815 only fits Ford F-150 pickups. Bestop does not offer a similar bed step for the Toyota Tacoma. We do offer hitch extenders/steps like # MT70069 if you need a step near the rear of the truck and have a 2-inch hitch. Toyota's term for their Tacoma cab with 4 doors is double cab; the version with 2 doors is called an Xtracab or Access cab. The fit of aftermarket items like steps will depend on this as well as on whether the truck is a 2WD or a...
    view full answer...

Do you have a question about this Hitch Adapter?

Used Items Available

Condition: Like New

Notes: May have damaged packaging or minor cosmetic blemishes.

Our Price: $31.95
Secure Checkout

  • Why etrailer.com?

    At etrailer.com we guarantee:
  • Highest quality hitch adapters for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate hitch adapter information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Edited by:
Leah B
Written by:
Lindsey S
Installed by:
Patrick B
Installed by:
Jeff D
Installed by:
Hayden R
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Video Edited:
Dustin K
Updated by:
Sarah W

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.

Product Experts Available Now!
Call 800-298-8924