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Comparison of 2 Dual Hitch Adapters

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In reviewing the Maxxtow double receiver Code: MT70070 I noticed whereas the upper receiver does not have the collar as does its lower receiver? I also dont find the specs for this item regarding tow weight limitations and tongue weight rating. How does this item differ from the others dual receivers you offer? What are the limitations for this one in comparison to the others?

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You are correct in that the upper 2" hitch receiver tube does not have a collar around the opening in comparison to the lower 2" hitch receiver tube which does on the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches part # MT70070. The lower 2" hitch receiver tube can be used for towing which is why the collar is present for additional strength whereas the top 2" receiver tube is not designed to be used for towing applications hence why it does not have a support collar.

The MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender has a maximum weight capacity of 4,000 lbs. and 400 lbs. tongue weight. The main difference between the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender and the other two dual hitch adapter we carry like the Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver part # MPG544 and the Curt Dual 2" Receiver Tube Adapter part # D-192 is the amount of extension each provide. The MaxxTow will give you 12" from the center of each hitch pin hole, the Malone will give you 10-1/2" from the center of each hitch pin hole, and the Curt will give you 8" from the center of each hitch pin hole.

Neither the Malone or Curt dual hitch adapter have a tongue weight rating. You will want to abide by the tongue weight rating of the trailer hitch receiver you are using. Please note that your tongue weight is reduced by 50% while using any of these adapters.

I have included a review video of both the MaxxTow and Curt dual hitch receiver for you.

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