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MaxxTow Hitch Pin and Clip for 2", 2-1/2", 3" Hitch - 4.5" Span - Oversize Grip

MaxxTow Hitch Pin and Clip for 2", 2-1/2", 3" Hitch - 4.5" Span - Oversize Grip

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Secure your hitch-mounted accessory to your trailer hitch with this sturdy steel pin. Oversize, vinyl-dipped grip makes it easy to access and maneuver the pin. Black e-coat resists corrosion. Clip included. Call 800-298-1624 to order MaxxTow hitch pins and clips part number MT70053 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all MaxxTow products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for MaxxTow Hitch Pin and Clip for 2", 2-1/2", 3" Hitch - 4.5" Span - Oversize Grip. Hitch Pins and Clips reviews from real customers.
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MaxxTow Hitch Pins and Clips - MT70053

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 3 Inch Hitch
  • Standard Hitch Pin
  • 5/8 Inch Diameter
  • 4-1/2 Inch Span
  • MaxxTow
  • 7 -1/8 Inch Long

Secure your hitch-mounted accessory to your trailer hitch with this sturdy steel pin. Oversize, vinyl-dipped grip makes it easy to access and maneuver the pin. Black e-coat resists corrosion. Clip included.


  • Hitch pin secures hitch-mounted accessory in your trailer hitch receiver
    • Included clip inserts into end of pin to hold pin place
  • Oversize, vinyl-dipped handle is easy to grip, making installation and removal a snap
  • Steel construction with black e-coat is durable and corrosion resistant


  • Application: 2" x 2", 2-1/2" x 2-1/2", and 3" x 3" trailer hitch receivers
  • Pin diameter: 5/8"
  • Useable length (span): 4-1/2"
  • Overall length: 7-1/8"
  • 90-Day warranty

70053 Maxx Tow 4-1/2" Hitch Pin with Grip - Barrel Style - 7-1/8" Long

Video of MaxxTow Hitch Pin and Clip for 2", 2-1/2", 3" Hitch - 4.5" Span - Oversize Grip

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for MaxxTow Hitch Pin and Clip with Oversize Grip Review

Hey everybody, Dustin here at Etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at MaxxTow's pin and clip with an oversized handle. This is a five eighth inch diameter pin and clip, so that's going to make it great for all of your class three and up applications. It's also got a four and a half inch usable span, so that's going to make it work with two inch up to three inch hitches. So it's great for something like our ball mount here today.The oversize grip makes it extremely easy to handle when inserting or removing it. I particularly like that because if you have ever had to get down there and finagle with these tight clearances down there, it can be difficult.

Along with its vinyl coated grip, it's going to be super easy to install. Let's show you that now.So on our two inch hitch here today, just going to slide it in, add in our clip. It's going to work the same on your three inch hitches, no big deal. It does have some extra movement here that we had a customer report on our website that they went on a cross country trip with this and had no issues whatsoever. That extra space there is just because it does accommodate up to a three inch hitch.

But you can see going down the road, it's going to keep your items secure and in place. Going to be last, going to be great for a long time.Now we had it with our ball mount on our truck there, but it can work out great for any hitch and any pin situation. We've got our cargo carrier here today on our SUV. Works out great for our cargo carriers, bike racks, basically any situation where you need a pin and clip, you're good to go.And whereas on those other pin and clips, you just have a little bent piece of metal to grab, this has a nice, great handle. Pull it out, it makes it super easy.

So just for comparison, this was our old pin and clip. This is our new MaxxTow pin and clip. You can see it just has just the little area I have to get it in and out, which there's a trade off involved, I'll admit.This one's definitely easier to remove, but this one is going to fit better in tighter places. If you have small enough space down there between your hitch and your accessories, this might not always work. You will want to make sure you have enough room for this handle to fit in there.

So clearance wise, you are going to need just over three and a quarter inches of clearance for the oversized grip. That's not a problem. You might think, "Gee, it's not going to fit," but we can go at it sideways without a problem here. So keep that in mind when loading up your accessories. And that completes our look at MaxxTow's pin and clip with an oversized handle..

Customer Reviews

MaxxTow Hitch Pin and Clip for 2", 2-1/2", 3" Hitch - 4.5" Span - Oversize Grip - MT70053

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (117 Customer Reviews)

Secure your hitch-mounted accessory to your trailer hitch with this sturdy steel pin. Oversize, vinyl-dipped grip makes it easy to access and maneuver the pin. Black e-coat resists corrosion. Clip included.

- MT70053

Simple product but sturdy and well-made. The oversized grip can be used with a gloved hand and its highly visible red paint is rubberized, with a secure, comfortable grip.

- MT70053

Nice pin. Use the handle to attach my breakaway cable.

- MT70053

This has been the pin for my plow for the past year. After the handle was bent down in the first few weeks it has been excellent.The handle.did not break off and I remove it multiple time a day. Excellent Pin.

the pin has worked great
Snowboyd - 01/24/2021

- MT70053

Really like this pin makes it alot easier when swapping ball mount hitches....

- MT70053

The shank on the extendable step just barely clears the top of our truck tailgate when the tailgate is lowered and the shank is installed at the maximum length. I would prefer a shank 4 inches or so longer.

- MT70053

I had a back ordered item that eventually came along with some other items I ordered at the same time. I’m not good about waiting but the wait was worth it as the entire order came a couple days ago and I immediately started using the items. Thanks for getting it right.

- MT70053

Just received the MaxxTow Hitch Pin and tested it out...it fits great and is easy to, even for me, install and remove!

- MT70053

Pretty standard. Strong. Appears reliable. No complaints.

- MT70053

Just did ~500miles with about 5k worth of car plus trailer over hill and dale. Works great. No detectable wobbling, but pins are easy to get through holes (not too tight or misaligned). Heavy, but not like, completely unwieldy.

- MT70053

was red handle when it came; does the job; not sure if i missed something on color selection. This part is not rated class 5 or otherwise but i think it has to be of class 5 caliber but it's a 5/8th inch solid diameter steel pin and one of few sold, so went with it and think it CANNOT be a weak link in the hitch chain. do proper torques and ratings, be safe. i'm a newbie so contacts with The Hitch Man are good. They are propertly torqueing down the 8 hitch bolts and 450 ft-pds on the separate tow ball for 50 bucks.

- MT70053

Perfect, both exactly what I expected from your excellent website description! Prompt shipment, received quickly, in perfect packaging, excellent fit, finish and function! etrailer excellent vendor! Installation exceptionally easy compared to the former locking pin I had been using which failed to latch and allowed my hitch/ball to fall off while towing a loaded trailer, fortunately at a light just before I was about to get on a high traffic expressway around Atlanta! Thanks for your obvious personal attention to my order and great customer service! I will definitely purchase from etrailer again and again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- MT70053

Works well, easy to use pin

- MT70053

This pin works great. I use it every weekend when I take the bike rack to the trails. I recommend this high quality product without any hesitation.

I like the product. Thanks.
Paul M - 10/25/2017

- MT70053

Quality product

- MT70053

The hitch pin has a nice size grip which makes it easier to get in and out and looks like good material. Thanks Etrailer!!

A great product and it gets the job done.
Mitchell R - 12/21/2017

- MT70053

I purchased the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter (C45785), the Hitch Pin 1/2" x 3 1/2 (12H), and the MaxxTow Hitch Pin and Clip with Oversize Grip - 2" Hitches - 5/8" Diameter - 3-5/8" Long (MT70053). They arrived earlier then expected and work perfectly! The quality is better then I expected. Thank You!!!

- MT70053

Purchased a weight distribution kit and it was shipped and delivered within a couple days. Customer Service was excellent and their products are of good quality. I really like their website as they carry a lot of useful products. I have and will continue to recommend etrailer.

- MT70053

I beefed up my hitch by welding 1/4" steel on each side. I needed an extended hitch pin. This is great, quality and inexpensive I think.

- MT70053

Love it! Easy to use!

- MT70053

Makes my knuckles glad. Works well.

- MT70053

Depends on the model of truck you have to use this as your receiver pin. Some on my trucks have just enough room for the handle and is a pain. The old boys like it though.

- MT70053

Nicely built. I didn’t think about the length of the pin and was surprised when assembled. It works perfectly as long as you have side room to accommodate the longer pin shank.

- MT70053

Great pin! Looks good too! Thank you!

- MT70053

Excellent quality

- MT70053

I ordered 2 hitch adapters (sleeves) an a hitch pin from etrailer over the phone because I could not find mine and I wanted to get these shipped quickly before I left on my hunting trip a few days later. I called late in the day, about an hour before closing, but Cathy still worked magic and got my shipment put together and on the truck that night! My items arrived a couple of hours before I planned to leave. Cathy saved the beginning of my trip! For the review of the 2 square pieces of metal tubing --- they worked great :-). This review is for the outstanding customer service I've experienced each time I've ordered anything from etrailer.com, but especially this time from Cathy.

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