MaxxTow MaxxHaul Truck Bed and Roof Load Extender - 2" Hitches - 350 lbs

MaxxTow MaxxHaul Truck Bed and Roof Load Extender - 2" Hitches - 350 lbs

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  • Load Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Folding Carrier
  • MaxxTow
  • Steel
  • Class III
  • Class IV
  • Standard Duty
Load extender lets you easily haul kayaks, construction materials, and other loads that extend past your truck bed or roof. Height can be adjusted from 15-3/4" from the top of the shank to 63-1/4". Width adjusts from 28" to 48". Call 800-298-8924 to order MaxxTow hitch cargo carrier part number MT70231 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all MaxxTow products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for MaxxTow MaxxHaul Truck Bed and Roof Load Extender - 2" Hitches - 350 lbs. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.


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MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier - MT70231

Load extender lets you easily haul kayaks, construction materials, and other loads that extend past your truck bed or roof. Height can be adjusted from 15-3/4" from the top of the shank to 63-1/4". Width adjusts from 28" to 48".


Features:

  • Load extender helps you safely and easily transport lengthy loads with your truck, SUV, or UTV
    • Base slides into your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Height adjusts to match the height of your truck bed or your roof
  • Bed extender configuration lets you carry extra-long loads that extend past your truck bed
  • High-mount load bar configuration lets you haul cargo above your bed and level with your roof
    • Frees up space in your bed or cargo area for other cargo
  • Adjustable width accommodates different size cargo
  • Arms fold back to provide additional support for your load
    • Can be used as a portable workspace
  • Reflective tape provides increased visibility
  • 4 Quick-release snapper pins make setup simple
  • Sturdy and durable steel construction
  • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 350 lbs
  • Length: 53-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to end of extension
  • Width:
    • Retracted: 28"
    • Extended: 48"
  • Height (when used as a truck bed extender):
    • Retracted: 15-3/4" from top of shank to top of load bar
    • Extended: 23" from top of shank to top of load bar
  • Height (when used as a roof extender):
    • Retracted: 55-1/8" from top of shank to top of load bar
    • Extended: 63-1/4" from top of shank to top of load bar
  • Hitch pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Snapper pin diameter: 1/2"


70231 Maxx Tow Maxx Haul Load Extender - Truck Bed or Roof - 2" Hitches - 350 lbs







Video of MaxxTow MaxxHaul Truck Bed and Roof Load Extender - 2" Hitches - 350 lbs


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Video Transcript for MaxxTow MaxxHaul Truck Bed Load Extender Review

Today we'll be looking at the Max Tow, Max Haul Truck Bed and Roof Load Extender with two inch hitches. This is part number MT70231. Now we're going to show you how versatile this is. We're going to load up a 12 foot step ladder in the back of our ranger here. This is something you wouldn't have been able to do before. Lay it on our extension and slide it right in. We'll adjust our bars in now.

Make sure our load is nice and secure. Now as always we are transporting any kind of load in a truck bed, you want to make sure it's secure. Okay, with our ratchet strap secured, our ladder's not going anywhere. Now we can take it down the road safely. We get a 53 and a half inch extension from the center of the hitch pin hold to the end of our extender, so you have quite a lot of room for those longer loads. Now with our arms all the way in, let's get a couple measurements here.

We're looking right at 28 inches. With the arms all the way in, we can accommodate a load as wide as 28 inches. These arms are independently adjustable again every inch. I want to adjust this arm all the way out, reinstall our pin and do the same on the other side. With our arms all the way out, we're right at 48 inches. This part here sits about 15 and a half inches higher than the top of the 2 inch receiver opening and that's with it all the way down. We'll take our cross bar here and go all thee way up.

We have a total of 23 inches above the top of our 2 inch receiver opening on our hitch. With it all the way up, you can see that it sits quite a bit higher than the bed of our Ford Ranger here today. With it all the way down, it was about even with it. Being able to adjust it higher on the bed of your truck will help to transfer some of the weight into the bed to keep it a little more secure versus hanging off the edge of your truck. It will also help if you have an unusual shaped item that you need to transport and the side that's sticking out of your bed is higher up than what's inside the bed. Now that we've shown you how to use it as a truck bed extension with our Ford Ranger, we'll switch it up to show you how to use it as a roof rack extender here on a Toyota Highlander. As you can see here, we got a kayak loaded up.

It was either going to hang over the edge of our vehicle without any extra support, or hang over our front windshield and not have any support there to help support the weight. The way we have it set up now, we have our cross bars and our roof rack all the way extended out. We can make full contact with both our cross bars and our roof rack extension here. It evenly supports the load, it'll give us a lot safer of a journey with our kayak on the roof. As a roof rack the measurements that we can change and adjust are the overall height of it depending on the height of your roof rack on your SUV, or your truck, or your van. Whatever you have. From the top of our 2 inch receiver opening on our shank, we're looking at 55 inches. We'll go ahead and adjust it all the way up. Again, as far as adjustable in 1 inch increments. Again, from the top of the shank going into the receiver to the top of our arm, we're looking at 63 inches. We have 8 inches of adjustment up and down. You may have noticed we have this nice concave angle here, so it will work around the bumper and your hatch. Obviously, we won't be able to open our hatch here. We have this nice distance around it, so this will probably even work on some vehicles that have spare tires mounted on the hatch. So some Jeeps, or a Toyota FJ Cruiser, or Toyota Ram 4. Destruct that extender, it's quite easy to install. You just take this extension here, slide it into our hitch. Line up the hitch pin hole. This pin and clip is not included with our hitch. If you need to purchase one if you don't already have one, we have one available on our website at part number PC3. Take our second piece, and we'll slide that on. The reason this comes in multiple pieces is so you can easily break it down for storage, or configure it for use as a roof rack extension that we'll show you later. We'll take our cross bar here, drop that down. You'll also notice the nice reflective surface here. We'll secure that. This is the two cross arms that we have, go ahead and put them in all the way here. We'll secure those again. There you have it. In less than a minute, we have our truck bed extension installed here. You can use this with any SUV, or any car with a 2 inch hitch. We'll take our bar here and slide it into our hitch. We'll secure it with our hitch pin. Now we can continue building up the extension. We'll take our other extension bar here. We'll slide it in so the angle here faces the front of our vehicle, and we'll secure it with one of the closing pins that's included. We'll take our iron bar here, drop it on down, and we'll secure it with another pin. Now we'll take our two arms, and we'll slide them into position. That completes our look at the Max Tow, Max Hold Truck Bed and roof Load Extender for 2 inch hitches. That's part number MT70231.


Customer Reviews

MaxxTow MaxxHaul Truck Bed and Roof Load Extender - 2" Hitches - 350 lbs - MT70231

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (122 Customer Reviews)

Load extender lets you easily haul kayaks, construction materials, and other loads that extend past your truck bed or roof. Height can be adjusted from 15-3/4" from the top of the shank to 63-1/4". Width adjusts from 28" to 48".

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Saw this in the parking lot at the hardware store one day on the back of a pick up and he was picking up drywall sheets and plywood.....I thought wow I could use that and skip the trailer! Well I bought one to carry US Flags on 10 foot poles in my Honda Ridgeline. This thing is the best thing ever! Easy to configure, quick to set up and take down, adjusts to flat loads, loads with a T bar and roof loads too! Unbeliveable how functional it is. I have been asked about it, seriously at list 25 times by people who see it and thought I fabricated it myself...wish I could take credit but it wasn't me who designed it, I just bought it, and very glad I did! 501606


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I still get people telling me that product is amazing! They love to see me demo the options and how quickly the set up and breakdown takes. Strongly recommend. Great for light to medium jobs without using a trailer, it is best and most cost effective, convenient, and easy to use option

Wally T - 04/27/2019

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It does exactly what I was wanting. Very stable and easy install. 558404



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Easy to assemble and take apart, very solid construction and do simple to adjust... Very happy 608361



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I had problem with the order going through so I called customer service and they handled everything quick and easy. They also sent it out with a 2 day delivery at no charge. Product came quickly and it was everything as stated in the product information. I can't wait to try it out! 554348



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Great experience Easy transaction, good communication, good price, fast shipping, great product l. Not much else to say, other than they get it, and they get it right. 569313



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I like the bar, it solves a major problem for me. I'm now able to put a 17 foot long canoe in the back of my pickup, which is really amazing to do. Keeps me from having to keep lifting it over my head, which at my age I'm getting tired of doing. A couple things I was unhappy about - the lack of a thicker base pin where the bar goes into the hitch on the bumper. They REALLY should include that. My shipment was also missing a couple of the regular pins, so I had to go to the hardware store to buy them before I could even use the bar. That is disappointing. Not a huge deal, but annoying. But overall, I'm glad I purchased it, because the bar itself is very useful and well-made. 594117



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Hatch extension working great job. It is just what I needed for my use. 575510



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I do not usually take the time to send in reviews. But after the experience I had with etrailer, I felt compelled to share my experience. First, this product is just as advertised and exceeded my expectations for quality. Second, the packaging of my order was great and I could tell someone went to extra lengths to ensure the contents arrived without even a scratch. The bed extender will be a great help to safely haul my fishing kayak. As a result of this level of customer service and product quality, I will definitely be a repeat customer and help spread the word about your company. 552562



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Got my load extender today and couldn't be more happier. Vert easy to assemble and can't wait to put it to use. 573587



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Bar will not go low enough to be level with the bed of a Toyota Tacoma pickup. Frame is built sturdy enough to handle expected loads. Am still pleased with the product!. I put a 1 x 4 across the tailgate and this corrected my lumber load to be evenly distributed between the extender and the truck bed. 446125


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Love it!

John - 10/26/2018

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Excellent product, very strong. Smart Build and resistant paint. I little bit shorten that i thinked, but 5 stars anyway. 411137



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Great way to haul big ladders without breaking the bank. Well built, easy to assemble, and easy to adjust. 435709



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Product is exactly as described. Very easy to use and works like a charm. Also I have ordered other products from etrailer.com and they have never let me down. Thanks for providing another great product in a timely fashion. 543365



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Was looking for an affordable bed extender to add kayak racks to. It allows me to easily load and unload two 12' kayaks from my short bed Toyota Tacoma. This rack does the job perfectly! etrailer is great to work with. 575097



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I bought a hitch and the extension to fit it so I could haul a kayak. Took me about an hour to mount the hitch to my 2016 Nissan Frontier, and put the extension rack together. I am 58 and I did it alone. I would suggest putting a five gallon buck on the end you are not working on to hold up the hitch because they are not the easiest to manipulate. Get one bolt started and then go to the other side. First class products, great price, and fast shipping. Win! Win! 340595



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Looks like a solid product! 567663



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I have a short bed pick-up and a 15' Canoe so this rack is absolutely PERFECT for hauling the canoe around! I load it upright with all my gear in it which makes it so easy. Easy to set-up and a great way to haul boats and long pieces of wood. My only suggestion - make one out of aluminum so it's lighter but this isn't bad and it certainly works! 411360


Comments

I love the hitch carrier! I used it for my canoe and for long pieces of wood. My only suggestion would be to have some type of eyelet on the two upright bars as opposed to just the holes in the bars, to attach bungee cords to hold down items that might be right up against and blocking the holes.

Dave M - 07/30/2018

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My use is primarily for hauling a 14'6" canoe. Sometimes I like to go for quick local trip so low configuration is benefit and I just open back of GMC Envoy and strap it down to the extender. Other times going on a long trip so the tall top extension is benefit to put it on top and make room for gear in back. Easy setup and configuration. Like flexibility to go low and long, or short and tall. Improvements: Would like foam pad Kit for for "U" end to zip tie on to prevent scratches and chafing. 411820



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I assembled and installed the extender in my receiver hitch just to see how it worked. It was exactly as I hoped, and was really easy to configure. I have not had occasion just yet to put it to work with an actual load of wood, or a boat etc, but I anticipate it will work perfectly. The vehicle I got it for on was a 2018 Ridgeline. My model has a solid back window, but a buddy of mine wants to get a G2 Ridgeline with the window that opens just so he can put longer boards into the cab. Is he crazy? that model costs thousands more than mine, when for just $57 bucks he can get this thing for the same job, only better. 515487



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Bed Extender is made excellent really nice to have all the adjustments..fits great on my can am commander to haul my kayak...and the shipping was exceptional .will highly recommend 567452



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The MaxxTow Truck bed extender looks very sturdy and is simple to assemble. I have not tried it yet but plan to do so in the next few weeks. I have a new GMC with a short bed and think the extender will help in transporting my 14' Jon boat. 348812



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I just received my order and I just wanted to send a quick note saying thank you for the fast shipping. I've ordered a lot of things online and you guys are on top of your game. Everything from the website to checkout and shipping was top notch. 477397



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This product was everything advertised. I rarely order online. Probably the most inpatient person in this world. So when I'm telling you this. It's really how it was. Shipping seemed a little long for me. In reality, it probably was ahead of time. Approximately 10 days to my porch I do believe. Assembly was a breeze. Would recommend this sight to others. I hate hooking up to a trailer all the time. This will allow me to pick up longer lumber and carry bigger ladders with just my truck. 436741



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Very happy with the MaxxTow MaxxHaul truck bed extender. Quality and workmanship is very good, everything went together easily right out of the box without any need for me to make adjustments. I have a Honda Ridgeline which has a short bed with storage under the bed. This extender is perfect for my situation because it makes the bed more useful and the hitch breaks down into smaller pieces making it easy to store when not in use. That is one of the main reasons I bought this specific extender. Fits easily into my trunk space so its always handy. My only regret is I waited so long to purchase, I could have used it many times already. 417940



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Quality, fit, finish and packaging were excellent. Shipping rates and service were fantastic. Communication has been very good. I cannot offer any reasonable suggestions for improvement. I definitely recommend this company! 491211


Comments

Thanks for a decal - now installed. Photo is of your bed extender with a 2018 Honda Ridgeline and Hobie tandem Eclipse kayak. That is a long kayak and the extender works great.

-- comment by: Mike - 06/13/2018

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Works great for my canoe with a few additions. I have a shortbed truck and even with the tailgate down and the canoe in diagonally, there is still too much overhang to keep the canoe situation as securely as I’d like. So I took a chance and bought the MaxxTow truck bed extender and have been very pleased. I like how versatile it is. I can use it with roof rack on another vehicle or with my truck. All in in all it seems solidly built. It went together so easy didn’t need to refer to the instructions but I did anyway just to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Tossed in the canoe and went to the lake. Spent a few hours and came home after dark. Since my canoe sticks a few feet back of the extender, I had tied a flag on it. Flag helps in the daytime but not much good at night but it does have the nice reflective stickers to help out. To help out at night (and during the day) I bought a set of magnetic trailer lights and put on it. They make a huge difference for the visibility both day and night. I also went to a home improvement store and bought some pipe insulation and wrapped around the crossbars and vertical bars that the canoe will contact. All in all, including the extender, lights and insulation I have less than $100 in it all. Incredible bang for the buck. 414849



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My order came on time as scheduled and the package was secure. The extender is sturdy and easy to assemble. I use it to transport my 12 foot kayak in my short bed Chevy Colorado. Easy to take apart for storage. Makes loading and unloading my kayak simple. 574448



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Love it! Can load low or high. Very versatile! Easy installation and storage. Couldn't be happier! 442828



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Very good, sturdy product. Use to extend 6.5' F150 box. Don't use a lot but really helps with long loads. 568211



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It is easy to install and is perfect for my kayak, easy to use. 516836



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Easy to assemble and will definitely work for hauling lumber. Looked at similar products of the same design and etrailer gave the best price. I plan to put a strip of pipe insulation across the T bar to protect from scratching. Donna in customer service was very helpful and professional and I look forward to doing business again. 438396



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Works great with my 17 foot kayak. 651674



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I bought the truck bed extender to haul kayaks to the river . It beats all of the other systems I’ve tried. Bought on a recommendation of a friend and will recommend to others. Service was great 647631



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Stellar service. Especially for such a small order.!!! 646694



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Great price, quick delivery, and easy to install and store. I recently went from a full size GMC pickup to a Nissan Frontier (tired of giant trucks) and needed some additional support for hauling a 13 ft fishing kayak. This rack is perfect in the bed extension mode. In the upright "T" mode it easily carries my 17 ft racing kayak. Will soon try and carry a 17 ft aluminum racing canoe, but I am sure it will work just as well. 645013



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Great service , very friendly and helpf ul. 636671



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Put this together, just what I wanted to carry a canoe in the back of my truck. I like the upward angle, gives better ground clearance on a hill. Good quality pins, nice product. 636309



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Installed product 628867



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Works great for hauling my kayak, a ladder, and other things. Easy assembly in either configuration. Prompt delivery. 627964



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Fit perfect on my Honda CRV. I use it to support my 16ft canoe and a 24ft extension ladder. It was easy to fit and adjust and to match the height of the roof racks of the CRV. Glad I bought it. 616421



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I have not used this extender yet but I tried it on my Tacoma and I am impressed with it. It is really made well and sturdy. Another great price from etrailer. They beat all others that I searched on the internet. 615795



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I use this every chance I get to carry my kayak to the water. easy to load as it is low to the ground and meets the traffic laws here in the ohio Kentucky and west virginia area. solid, easy to install and much safer with the reflective detailing. anyone with a crew cab need one of these to carry that occasional outsized load. absolutely worth the money and was shipped quickly. 614873



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Fits 2005 F250 perfectly in the fully down position 613340



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Great product and fast service Thank you 610409



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The Product arrives speedily and was exactly the item portrayed in the ad. I have not used it but it is exactly what I need to haul long items with my pickup. It is high quality and all the pieces fit as instructed. I will be using this item for many years. I am well satisfied with my order. Thanks. DW 607379



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Easy to assemble and use makes hauling ladders and long lumber a breeze 607210



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Perfect to carry my paddle board on the RV or the pickup. 606487



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Looks like it will do the job to haul my kayaks we will see soon got it fast like e tailer they always have great info and products 606059



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Good quality for good price. Fast delivery. Highly recommend. 605540



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I ordered the truck bed extender to help with transporting our kayaks. this extender is spot on, talk about heavy duty my wife left it on the porch as it was to heavy for her to bring inside. Once assembled you know it's solid, no more worries about the kayaks hanging off the tailgate of my 2017 Tacoma. 604282


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