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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  • 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. 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.


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MaxxTow Hitch Adapters - MT70069

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.


Features:

  • 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)


Specs:

  • 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.


Dimensions


70069 Maxx Tow Hitch Extender with Step







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


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




Video Transcript for MaxxTow Hitch Extender with Step Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the MaxxTow Hitch Extender with Seth, part number MT70069. The MaxxTow Hitch Extender provides a sturdy step to access our cargo, or as an extension for our bike rake to get around our spare tire or any other obstacles. Or in this instance, more clearance when towing a trailer. The extension keeps the jack from interfering with our tailgate. It provides an extension of 13 1/2 inches from one hitch man hold to the other. The step itself measures 14 inches long by 7 1/4 inches wide.

It has a diamond tread pattern to insure we have a good footing. The whole extender with the step is constructed of a study stick construction with a nice black code finish. It's going to hold up to the elements. Please keep in mind when using the hitch extender it does cut your tongue wind capacity and towing capacity in half. It has a gross towing weight of four thousand pounds and a gross tongues weight of four hundred pounds.

But if half of your hitch's capacity is lower than that, you want to go with that number instead. Now that we've gone over the features, let's go ahead and show you how to get it installed. Now you will need to provide your own pin and clip. We're using part number PC3 and you can find those here at etrailer.com. We'll take our two inch by two inch shank. We'll slide it in our receiver and line up our pin holes.

Then we'll take on our PC3's and put them through, followed by our clip. We've got that part. Now we're set to use this as a hitch step, but we're going to do some towing as well. Now let's go and grab our ball now. We'll slide our ball mount into the adapter end. Line up our pin holes.

Place in our other pin and clip. Now we've got out ball mount all set. Now it's just the matter of hooking up our trailer. Now with everything all hooked up, the only thing left to do, is go and take it our for a test drive. That's going to complete our look of the MaxxTow Hitch Extender with Seth, part number MT70069.


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   (26 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.

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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. 549427


Comments

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.

-- Heather A - 08/03/2018

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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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Fits and does exactly what I needed it to do. Great item! 264572



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Quality looks good but I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet. I ordered safety chain extensions with this and only received one of them so I’m in a holding pattern at the moment. 479528



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ITEM AS DESCRIBED. WORKED PERFECT FOR MY PROJECT. 550716



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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. 439958



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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



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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. 164327



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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



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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. 345925


Comments

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



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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. 644066



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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



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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



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



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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.” 580668



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Great price as very solid looking quality product. 556490



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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. 549800



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Only place that had the item I wanted. Great pricing and arrived on time with no shipping charge. 465730



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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. 436892



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Great solid product 394285



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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. 324246



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Only change I had to do was put Skid Tape on the step....cuz when it gets wet....it is Slippery !! Thanks 320009



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Just what I needed to tow my truck camper and boat, thanks ETrailer. 217746



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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'. 201634


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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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product worked as intended. 145706



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Nice solid step. reduces actual towing & tong weight capacities. 133670


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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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....
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender With Step Platform For 2003 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Thank you very much for your question, We just wanted to know to what product are you referring to, because no product was linked in this question?
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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