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Folding Basket Adapter for 2" Trailer Hitch Mounted Cargo Carriers

Surco Products Accessories and Parts

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Code:   52015

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Surco Products Accessories and Parts - 52015

This adapter allows your cargo carrier to fold up and out of the way. With the adapter you will also increase the ground clearance between the carrier's platform and the ground to eliminate bottoming out.

Features:

  • Allows you to fold the cargo carrier platform up, towards the vehicle when the platform is empty
    • Great for saving space for parking in garages or on the street
  • Extends the carrier away from the vehicle
    • Provides better access to the rear of the vehicle
  • Raises cargo carrier platform height
    • Can make loading/unloading easier
    • Improves ground clearance


Specs:

  • Slides into 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • Extends the cargo carrier out 12-1/4" from the center of the hitch pin hole
  • Raises the cargo carrier platform 2-1/2" from the top of the hitch opening
  • Works with the following 2" hitch mounted carriers:
    • Surco Railed Cargo Carrier # 52018
      • Measures 5" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the carrier railing when folded up
    • Curt Railed Cargo Carrier # C18150 and C18130
      • Measures 2-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the carrier railing when folded up


Folding cargo carrier adapter designed for Surco Class III hitch mounted basket carrier item # 52018, but also works with several other models.


Display of the adapter with the carrier in the folded position

Cargo carrier (52018) shown in the folded position with the adapter.



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Video review of curco folding basket adapter 52015
Folding Cargo Carrier Adapter for 2 Inch Trailer Hitches Review

Video Transcript for Folding Cargo Carrier Adapter for 2 Inch Trailer Hitches Review

Today we are going to show you part number 52015, this is a folding basket adapter for two inch trailer hitch mounted cargo carriers. Specifically this will fit cargo carrier model 52018. As you can see we have the parts laid out here, we will install them on a cargo carrier and show you how it goes. But we will just cover the main points of it. Basically you see this bushing right here, what is going to happen is it is going to actually fit inside the tube of the cargo carrier itself, inside like this, so you will not see it. What happens is, as a bushing it reduces it down for this bolt, so when it sits inside down here, it eliminates all the slop. This pin here is just for when you fold it up or have it down, it is just a pin that keeps it in place, that is all it does. It has two positions: one for up and one for down position. We have a cargo carrier here, we will go ahead and install the adapter bar here, pretty simple. Again you want to put your bushing in first, and that stays there and then you slide your adapter bar over. Then you install the bolt and the washer on each side.

We are just going to leave that loose for now. Then we will put our safety pin in, and then we will go ahead and tighten down this nut and bolt, and we will be set. When you tighten these down, you want to take care, you just want to get the slack out. You do not want to torque it down too tight where you cannot rotate it. We have it installed in our upright position. Like I said, it is really nice to install into your hitch, and if you are going to pick something up you can leave it up as you go down the road. When you are ready to pick up the item you are going to transport, go ahead and pull the pin, lower it, then re-install your pin and your cargo carrier is ready for service. That pretty much sums it up for the folding basket adapter for 2 inch trailer hitch mounted cargo carrier part # 52015 from Surco




Customer Reviews

Folding Basket Adapter for 2" Trailer Hitch Mounted Cargo Carriers - 52015

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

This adapter allows your cargo carrier to fold up and out of the way. With the adapter you will also increase the ground clearance between the carrier's platform and the ground to eliminate bottoming out.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Micah M.12/08/2010

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Excellent Addition I had only purchased the cargo carrier that this unit attaches to because I was afraid that the folding attachment would have the carrier folding into the back of our vehicle, a Honda Element. After realizing that I would rather fool with the potential trouble than to not have a folding carrier at all, I decided to give this thing a shot. It is PERFECT! I couldn't be more pleased. The carrier does stick out a bit farther, but that allows us to actually let down the tailgate and let our dog out the back of the vehicle. This is an excellent addition to the very well made cargo carrier. I would spend the money and buy these two items again and again. Also, etrailer.com is one of the best companies I have ever dealt with. Fast shipping, good communication and excellent customer service. I'm a repeat etrailer.com customer for a reason. 3809






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steven K04/04/2011

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Product was exactly as described and quickly shipped to my home. Very pleased. Will check with this company before buying items such as this receiver. I already had a cargo carrier and an extension. Used the cargo carrier on my Nissan Pathfinder for trips. Carry bikes, coolers, chairs, etc. The only problem was taking it off when we got there so it wasn't in the way of parking and other trips. With this receiver I can simply fold the cargo carrier up and out of the way. It easily folds down if I need access to the rear cargo area of the pathfinder. My wife like it too because she doesn't like driving with it down with nothing on it. 11083






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: just me04/26/2013

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over all this product sucks. there is way to much wiggle room which causes cargo carrier to bounce a lot and lean. Between the weight of the cargo carrier and the weight of the electric wheel chair I do not trust the single bolt to hold 77967






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Henry Jr.06/23/2014

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Works great . Sets the basket up higher so it does not drag and folds up out of the way to park when not in use. Also makes it easy to put on the hitch when it is folded up one person can put it on 137169






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerry P11/08/2009

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Wonderful What a difference this makes when you are a senior hunter. You don't need any help loading your deer or collecting firewood and makes the tray ready for use at any time! 2533






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alan J11/14/2007

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excellent choice fold up this is an excellent choice for utility or hunters. I have one and love it. Its light weight for 1 person to install with ease and very durable. 481






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: William W.04/17/2011

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excellent product. Will save me from removing the cargo carrier every night I'm on the road due to the possibility of someone tripping on it overnight. 11885






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kirk C.09/02/2013

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Super fast shipping and the adapter works great! I'm very pleased overall with etrailer.com and highly recommend! 97886






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim t01/16/2014

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Performs well. This is my second one. Some must like them also because they stole my first one.. 113977






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JEFF GOOD04/29/2012

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GREAT PRODUCT , THANKS FOR THE VIEDO, WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR AND YOU MEET MY EXPACTION 38737






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cheryl H.05/31/2011

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A must have for the Surco Cargo Carrier. Can't believe I ever used a rooftop carrier. 15747






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: vnuney02/23/2011

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Fast delivery. Product was as described and work as prescribed. 7700






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rudy K.11/06/2013

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Great basket adapter will serve me for a long time to come 106519






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tony04/06/2012

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Quick delivery and product exactly what I expected. 36399






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Quentin S03/13/2012

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Great product fast delivery and easy as sembly 33819






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Richard10/06/2011

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Product is and does exactly as descrbed 25159






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cappy09/01/2011

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Great awesome shipping. 23405




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Expert Answers about Folding Basket Adapter for 2" Trailer Hitch Mounted Cargo Carriers - 52015Do you have a question about this Accessories and Parts?


  • Trailer Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier 52018 Pin and Clip and Anti-Rattle Lock
  • The 24x60 Cargo Carrier for 2 inch Trailer Hitch, item # 52018, is one of our best selling cargo carriers. It is very sturdy and made in the United States. We receive very few phone calls regarding this product. Also, the 24x60 Cargo Carrier has the option to use the Folding Basket Adapter, item # 52015. The pin and clip needed is, item # PC3, however, we always recommend that our customers lock their carriers to the receiver hitch. Anti-rattle locks are very helpful, especially with...
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  • Ability to Convert Surco Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier to The Folding Model
  • Yes, there is a hitch adapter extension, the Folding Basket Adapter for 2 inch Trailer Mounted Cargo Carriers, part # 52015, which will allow you to convert the regular Cargo Carrier, part # 52018 to a folding Cargo Carrier. Essentially the item you selected, Folding Cargo Carrier, part # 52018F is just part # 52018 and part # 52015 sold together. It can fold up by pulling the pin out of the extension and raising the cargo platform until the pin hole is lined up and pinned back in. Below...
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  • Can I Use Surco Folding Basket Adapter # 52015 With Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier # 59502
  • I walked out to the warehouse and with the help of a co-worker, assembled the shank of the Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier # 59502 with the Surco Basket Adapter # 52015, to see if the two are compatible. The shank of the Rola Cargo Carrier will fit into the Surco Folding Basket Adapter # 52015, however I must caution you that it is not recommended to use part # 52015 with the Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole, to the front of the basket on the Rola...
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  • Will Surco Folding Basket Adapter # 52015 Fit The Pro Series Cargo Carrier # PS1040000
  • The Surco Folding Basket Adapter # 52015 is designed to work with the Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier # 52018. I do not have a Pro Series Cargo Carrier # PS1040000 in stock, so I cannot check if the adapter will fit that cargo carrier. I did go out to the warehouse and pull the adapter # 52015 and made some measurements that might be able to help you determine if it will fit your cargo carrier. The width between the upright, where the cargo carrier shank would bolt into the adapter is...
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  • Availability of Adapter To Fold Up Hitch Cargo Carrier Vertically To Tailgate When Not Being Used
  • I have the Surco Folding Basket Adapter, part # 52015, which is an adapter that fits the Surco Cargo Carrier, part # 52018 and the Curt Railed Cargo Carrier, part # C18130, and allows the hitch cargo carrier to be folded up, but it is designed only for those two cargo carriers. It is possible, but not guaranteed that the adapter will fit other cargo carriers. I am including a picture of the # 52015 adapter with measurements that might help you determine if it will work on your cargo...
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  • Compatibility of Folding Cargo Carrier Adapter, Part # 52015 with Other Cargo Carriers
  • The Folding Basket Adapter, part # 52015 will work with the Surco Cargo Carrier, part # 52018 and the Curt Railed Cargo Carrier, part # C18130. It is possible, but not guaranteed that the adapter will fit other cargo carriers.
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  • Can The Surco Folding Basket Adapter # 52015 Be Used On The Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier # 63153
  • The Surco Folding Basket Adapter, part # 52015, will work with the Surco Cargo Carrier, part # 52018. The fit with any other carrier cannot be guaranteed. It would not be recommended to use the folding adapter with the Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier, part # 63153. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole, to the front of the basket on the Pro Series Cargo Carrier measures 12-3/4 Inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on the Surco Adapter to where the hitch...
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  • Will 500 lb Weight Capacity of Surco Cargo Carrier # 52018 Change If I Use Folding Adapter # 52015
  • If you use the Folding Basket Adapter, part # 52015, your cargo carrier will still retain the 500 lb weight capacity. The non-folding cargo carrier model, Surco Cargo Carrier, part # 52018, has the same capacity, 500 lbs, as the folding model, Surco Folding Cargo Carrier, part # 52018F. Whenever using a cargo carrier you want to make sure not to exceed the tongue weight capacity of the hitch and your vehicle. When using a cargo carrier, the weight of the cargo carrier must also be...
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  • Does Surco Folding Basket Adapter, # 52015 Fit Pro Series Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier # 63153
  • The Surco Folding Basket Adapter, # 52015 only works with the Surco carrier # 52018 and the Curt carrier # C18130. It is not a fit for the Pro Series carrier # 63153. Curt does make a folding carrier that measures 24x60, # C18132. This would be less expensive than the folding Surco carrier, # 52018F, and less than the combined price of the Pro Series carrier and Surco folding adapter even if they did work together. I have included a link to the installation instructions for Curt carrier...
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  • Will The Surco Folding Cargo Carrier, # 52018F, Fit On A 2009 Toyota RAV4
  • On the Surco Folding Cargo Carrier, # 52018F, the measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closet edge on the folding basket adapter is 9-3/16 inches. To know if you will be able to open the rear door on your 2009 Toyota RAV4 with the carrier installed, unfolded and empty, you will have to measure the clearance on your vehicle. At the back of your vehicle, measure straight out from the center of the hitch pin hole 17-3/4 inches then 10 inches (4-1/2 inches adapter rise...
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  • Differences Between Surco Cargo Carrier, Part # 52018 and Tow Ready Cargo Carrier, Part # 63153
  • The main difference between the Surco Cargo Carrier, part # 52018 and the Tow Ready Cargo Carrier, part # 63153 is the shank that slides into the hitch receiver. The Surco carrier has a straight shank, and provides 5-1/2 inches of clearance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the carrier. The Tow Ready Carrier offers an angled shank that raises ground clearance by 2-1/2 inches above the top of the receiver. The shank is also longer, allowing 12-3/4 inches of clearance...
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  • Distance Between Surco Folding Cargo Carrier # 52018 and Shank Hitch Pin Hole
  • The Folding Cargo Carrier # 52018F is actually a combination of # 52018 and the adapter # 52015. When in the folded down position, the hitch pin hole of the # 52018F is 17-3/4 inches away from from the closest portion of the carrier. To determine if you will have clearance with the tailgate open, stand a yardstick or a straight piece of lumber up against the tailgate (make sure it is square to the ground) and measure the distance from the center of the receiver pin hole to the closest...
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  • Will the Surco Folding Basket Adapter # 52015 Work with a UWS Diamond Tread Carrier
  • You could probably modify the shank of your UWS Diamond tread carrier to fit the Surco Folding Basket Adapter, # 52015, but they will most likely not fit without some type of modification. Cargo carrier manufacturers do not test their products with products from other manufacturers and they do not design them to fit products from other manufacturers. The shank of your carrier should fit between the two brackets on the Surco folding adapter, but you will likely have to drill new holes...
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  • Compatibility of Surco Folding Basket Adapter # 52015 With Other Cargo Carriers
  • The # 52015 Folding Basket Adapter you mentioned is designed to work with the Surco # 52018 or the Curt # C18130 cargo carriers. We can't guarantee fit or function with any other carrier. Adding the adapter increases the distance between the cargo carrier and the receiver opening by 12-1/4 inches. Since this distance is really short with the Surco and the Curt carrier, this doesn't present a problem. When this length is increased, more leverage is applied to the receiver tube of your...
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  • Compatibility of Folding Basket Adapter # 52015 With Cargo Carrier on Ford Explorer
  • A hitch for a Ford Explorer would either be a 2 by 2 inch or a 1-1/4 by 1-1/4 receiver. You'll need to measure the inside dimension of your receiver opening to see which one you have. I'll link you to a help article that'll show how to do this. The folding basket adapter you mentioned, part # 52015 is only recommended for use with the Surco # 52018 or the Curt # C18130 cargo carriers. When used with the recommended cargo carrier, you won't experience undue wobble or bounce. The reason...
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  • Can the Surco Folding Basket Adapter # 52015 Be Used on the Carpod Carrier # M2200
  • In order to determine what size hitch extender that is needed for tire clearance on your RV, you will have to gain access to the vehicle to take a measurement. I have included an article that demonstrates how to take this clearance measurement. The article references bike racks but the measurement process is the same. Measuring is the only way to ensure that you will have the correct clearance information. Once you have this measurement, I would be happy to help you find a part that would...
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  • Will Surco Folding Basket Adapter Fit Other Cargo Carriers Other than Surco
  • The Folding Basket Adapter # 52015 is only a confirmed fit for Surco Railed Cargo Carrier # 52018 and Curt Railed Cargo Carrier # C18130. It is not a confirmed fit for MaxxTow cargo carriers.
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