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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

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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 800-298-1624 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.
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MaxxTow Hitch Adapters - MT70069

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

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (46 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 as advertised. I use it full time. I painted the step surface with Herculon bed liner for a rubberized non slip surface, that works even when covered with frost or mud. Only down side, is that it reduces the tongue weight of the truck hitch by 50%. I typically use it to haul a 2 horse trailer. If it ever gets damaged, I will immediately by a replacement.

Its been a year since I bought it. I still use it all the time, it is holding up well. If it ever gets damaged or lost, Id buy another one.
Lar - 02/26/2018

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I bought 3 of these. One for my pickup, one for my tractor, and one for a spare. They fit loose in the receiver and I bought an anti-rattle hitch stabilizer for my pickup. The tractor doesn't matter. They are heavy and seem to be well built. The price was right. My only complaint is how loose they fit in the receiver.

- 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...

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

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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.

Needs to be a tighter fit
Barbara - 03/04/2021

Thank you for your review. For a tighter fit you can get an anti-rattle device like the one linked.

-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 3/5/2021

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

After 1 year the hitch adapter is holding up well. Would buy again.
Ron D - 09/15/2021

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

- MT70069

Works great. Wish there wasn't such a loose tolerance between the mating receiver and the step but still a great addition.

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It worked good until I must have missed the hole for the pin and lost it. Maybe I can order another.

Thank you for your review. I recommend to replace the pin with part # e98880
etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - Flush - 2-5/8" Span - Chrome
which is a locking pin.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 05/18/2021

- MT70069

Works well!

- 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.

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Received my hitch extender with step a week ago and have used it 2 times. It is truthfully 'awesome'. Seeing my boat in my mirrors is so much better and the boat follows just as smoothly as before. Although the weather is quite warm in Northern California right now I know launching and retrieving my boat in cold weather months will be easier and with 'dry feet'.

Still very pleased wit my extender. My buddies are happy about warm dry feet helping me retrieve during our past winter...
Jack A - 06/07/2016

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It is a good product but I would of used a little heavier steel for the step plate. I am not worried about it collapsing. it is already cheap but a few bucks more for heavier also means longevity as longer to rust out because of salted roads for example.

I recommend routinely checking this powder coated Maxxtow hitch extender with step part MT70069 for scratches. If you see any scratches especially if they are down to the bare metal, it is a good idea to spray paint that area with black rust-inhibiting spray paint. If you already see rust you can sand it down a little and then spray paint. If the step is exposed to salted roads make sure to spray it off with fresh water. All of these tips are recommended for powder coated hitches as well.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 08/03/2018

One year later it is doing well. I am using a two thousand pound capacity winch to bring my jon boat up a steep bank next to my secret brown trout lake. Everyone who sees my application wants one so I use a tongue lock with it !
Alan - 08/03/2019

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When I made my order, I was quickly notified about not having 1 of my items available at the warehouse location. He quickly found one, and had my items expedited to me. The items even showed up a day before he thought they would come. This is how business is done. I have another trailer I’m working on, and I’ll be sure to use etrailer for all my needs. It’s refreshing to know that people value you as a customer. Thank you George, and thank you etrailer for a great business experience. I’m very appreciative.

- MT70069

I used this product as a base to mount a worm drive winch for moving heavy equipment in tight quarters. Good fit and paint finish but the platform was obviously bent unevenly at the plant. Better part of an inch difference in width between the two ends of the platform. Annoying but not a deal breaker for me since I don't look at it every day.

- MT70069

Perfect solution for my Toyota pickup at a great price. I am now able to drop the tailgate when my bike rack or T-bar are attached. Two very minor negatives: The side edges of step are not rolled like some of the more expensive units. They'll leave a mark if you bump them. Didn't come with the required 5/8" hitch pin. But really, for the money you save versus most of the comparable units, you can buy quite a few hitch pins.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

- 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.

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

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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.

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great quality and rapid service, and easy and smart web page! thanks

- MT70069

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

- MT70069

Great product. I launch my bass boat alone most of the time. The extra distant between the boat and truck allows me to step up into the boat without getting in the water. I recommend spraying the step with skid resistant paint just to be sure you do not slip if your shoes are wet.

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