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This durable aluminum cargo carrier is lightweight and rustproof. The carrier conveniently folds up and out of the way when it's not in use. And pre-drilled tie-down holes in the sidewalls let you secure your gear.
Video of 19x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Folding - 500 lbs
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Today we're going to review part number C18100 from Curt. This is their aluminum cargo carrier for 2" receiver hitches. I'll go ahead and cover some of the features of this cargo carrier. First off, it is designed to fit 2X2 trailer hitch receivers only. This cargo carrier does not come with the hitch and pin. Those are sold separately.
This also folds up when not in use, so you have room in your garage, or at the back of your vehicle. With the cargo carrier constructed from aluminum, it allows more weight left over for carrying capacity. This capacity of this cargo carrier is 500lbs, or the tongue limit of your hitch. This cargo carrier is easy to assemble using basic hand tools. I'll go ahead and cover the actual inside dimensions of the cargo carrier. Measuring on the inside at the very bottom, we have a distance of 60" across, 19"wide, and 2-3/4" tall.
We'll get one final measurement from the hitch pin to the outside edge of the cargo carrier to give you an idea of how much length is at the back of the vehicle, and that measurement will be about 30". You can also see along the edge of the rails of the cargo carrier, you see these circles. Those are intended for tie-down points. The smaller holes towards the outside edge are there in case you want to add some additional lights. It also has a provision for a license plate if you want to bolt it to the back.
One thing to remember when you tie down your cargo on all cargo carriers, do not attach to the expanded metal at the bottom. It's just not as strong as the sides are. With that, that will finish it for our review of part number C18100 from Curt. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (92 Customer Reviews)This durable aluminum cargo carrier is lightweight and rustproof. The carrier conveniently folds up and out of the way when it's not in use. And pre-drilled tie-down holes in the sidewalls let you secure your gear.
Examined, assembled, and tested - not yet actually used on the road. The downsides are too minor to drop it to 4 Stars. I didn't have a scale handy, but this is easily about half the weight of the steel rack of the same size - Yes !! While I know from experience with sheet-metal shearing that VERY sharp edges can be created, my unit did not have much of any such problem. I recommend that these edges be carefully felt, and smoothed with a file or grinding stone if needed, before assembly. The instructions were clear and correct. I would use the word "snug" instead of "80%" to describe bolt tightening during assembly. Any experienced mechanic knows to not fully tighten any fasteners until all related alignment parts are in place. I would absolutely recommend that the bolts of Step 1 and 4 be inserted with the smooth head on the inside (where the bag would touch), rather than with nuts/bolts inside as pictured where they could cause damage. I would also absolutely use a dry lubricant, such as spray Teflon, on the contact surfaces between 2" shank #6 and foldable connection bar #9. This will allow you to tighten the big pivot bolt VERY snug, and still easily rotate the joint - DO NOT USE ANY LIQUID LUBRICANT. The hitch-pin hole location did not line up if fully inserted into my hitch. I could have used it that way, but I marked and drilled a better-location pin hole instead. The unit feels very strong - no sign of bending even with my 240 pounds bouncing on the rearmost end. Yes people, ALL hitches are wiggly "loose" by design - use a hitch tightener U-Bolt/Plate assembly, and/or actually tie the left and right ends to the vehicle. 276759
by: Kansas Jeep12/14/2011
Great product once assembly is complete. Very light weight. I can easily lift the entire carrier with one arm. I'm not sure how it will hold 500lbs though because it feel so light...but Curt says it does so I will give it a try in a few weeks. The carrier wobbles just a little bit in the receiver but not enough to cause any concern or disappointment with the overall product. Two negatives though: 1. Assembly was easy but the instructions were completely crappy. If your not able to read a picture or have trouble following vague directions you may take a little longer to get this thing put together. 2. I can not fold the carrier all the way up. It hits my bumper. I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and need about 1/4 inch more clearance to get the carrier up and in the locked position. I will have to buy an extender to use this feature. As with other stuff from etrailer, it came fast. There werent any holes in the box (unlike my trailer hitch) and the product was in great shape. Good customer service and the carrier got here a day earlier than scheduled. 28155
by: Paula O.01/29/2015
We chose this cargo carrier due to its ability to carry 500 lbs. and the fact that it is lightweight. We intend to put it on our camper van. I was very impressed with the speed and quality of service and follow-up provided by trailer. I would definitely purchase from them again. They have quality products at competitive prices. 171729
by: Jan K05/21/2014
Very easy to put together, lightweight yet sturdy, held my items perfectly. Nice flip up option. This was exactly what I needed! 131629
by: Paul L.07/24/2010
Quick and Easy to Assemble Always wear hand protection, when assembling this cargo carrier. One slip of my socket wrench caused me to slice two of my fingers, on the very sharp, aluminum mesh bottom, of the carrier, and sent me to the emergency room for two stitches in my right pinky, and three in my ring finger. All in all, the carrier was very easy to put together, and the only negative that I experienced with it so far, is that the receiver end wobbles, when mounted into the bumper 2x2" square hole. I need to make some sort of shim, to eliminate this problem. Otherwise, this cargo carrier is very well made and particularly light-weight and easy to handle, yet very sturdy. It would be very nice if reflective red safety tape had been provided for the carrier, for improved night driving visibility of the carrier. I suggest that a safety statement, recommending the use of gloves, be mentioned in the assembly instructions and that the mesh floor, of the carrier, is razor sharp, so be careful, during assembly. All in all, I really like this aluminum cargo carrier..... 3265
by: mark bougie12/31/2014
I just did 800 miles with this cargo carrier and had no problem, but make sure you purchase the anti rattle pin because it has some play in the hitch. 167460
by: John k10/26/2015
I have sent you a picture of the completion of the carrier it was easy to put together it's lightweight I have back problems easy to put together and well worth the price can't wait to use it John K 230828
by: Dan H.06/12/2015
I ordered this platform for my CX-7 along with a 2" Hidden Hitch. I received my entire order a day early and everything was in good order. As for the aluminum platform...easy to assemble and lightweight. When it's mounted on the car and folded-up, it just barely misses touching the bumper. The weak link in this is the main hinge-pivot bolt. Once removed, the rest of the platform could be easily stolen from the back of the vehicle. I'm going to order a second locking pin to make it more secure. Another issue is the proximity of the tailpipes to the platform when it is in either position. I plan to install some sheet metal deflectors to direct the exhaust towards the ground. Ultimately, it took about 30 minutes to assemble, installed easily on the CX-7, fits excellent and it looks great. It doesn't stick out too far and doesn't cover the license plate or taillights when folded up. 202967
by: Laird Steve02/27/2015
Works fine. Easy to assemble, no issues at all, took about 45 minutes. Been using it weekly or more for over a month. I use it for hauling garbage to the dump and carrying jerrycans of gas outside the vehicle. Only concern is that it's a bit flimsy--the platform flexes and the sides bend a bit more than I like when I ratchet down the straps to hold on the cargo, but that's aluminum for you. It takes the 100+ lbs I carry, but I'm skeptical about the 500 lb rating. Little nervous about loading my snowblower on to it. Lightweight, easy easy to install and remove, stores easily in the garage. Folds up nicely against the back of my 4Runner, though it does obscure the licence plate about 1/2 way. Police don't seem too concerned--so far. I purchased also anti-rattle hitch pin--highly recommended. Without this, the carrier shakes a lot from side to side. Would I buy this again?--oh yeah. 176337
by: Mike P.08/16/2013
The assembly is a little challenging and the instructions are cumbersome. Also, seems like the bar going into the hitch is loose. All in all for the price it is a decent cargo carrier. I bought reflective tape and a hitch pin lock, to insure safety. Would be nice to have these available through this site. 95387
by: David Garrett12/08/2016
Assembly was very straightforward on a simple design. The assembled unit is not very heavy; I've had 2 disks removed from my back and have a heart condition and I can move it with one hand, but it is much easier with 2, and likewise for my healthy wife. I bought this to be an intermediate step for my large dogs to help them get into the back of an E350 'church van' that has a raised plywood floor where the last rear seat has been removed. Our older dog is 9 1/2 and can't make the jump as easily as previously. He refused to walk up a ramp, so I'm trying this with carpet cut to fit the bottom. First try was not successful, but he also knew we were not really going anywhere. This is everything a cargo carrier should be. And I am pleased with the price and the service. 323450
by: Rick B.11/05/2014
Easy to assemble, easy to use, light weight, stable when mounted. 159365
by: John M.10/08/2012
A great basket for the price. Consider adding reflective tape, as well as adding a hitch tightener to prevent the basket from swaying side to side. Here are my photos 56733
by: John R.05/24/2014
Will be using this rack to carry luggage on our vacation in June. We have given it a trial run around town and think it will work very well. It was easy to put together, but needs elements to make it more stable. It tips left and right more than I like, and it is too loose in the receiver. I would rather have the design and parts correct rather than having to find fixes after the fact. However, it will do the job, is light enough for my wife to put it on our car when necessary, and gear ties down well. Be careful of the fold up feature, we can not tip our rack up as it hits the car. It is too close. I should have asked how to determine this prior to ordering. 132299
Received the rack just 3 days after ordering! It was very easy to assemble. I really like that the rack is so light and easy to handle since I will be putting it on and taking it off frequently. I also like the folding mechanism which is easy to use. After putting the rack together and putting it on my car I loaded it up with a lawn mower, gas can, and line trimmer. It all fit with no problem. Of course, the lawn mower was a little wider than the rack, but that really wasn't an issue. Used the stretch net (part # 7330) to secure everything. I am very pleased with the products and the service from etrailer.com. 10837
by: Valerie W.03/22/2015
The carrier is just as stated on the site. One major problem is that it is stated to be for a 2 inch hitch. I have a 2 inch Reese hitch and when you slide this into the hitch sleeve it does not fit snug, this allows your carrier to move over 2 inches on either side allowing everything to shift that is placed onto the carrier platform. Even with things strapped down you still have to add extra stability to prevent the carrier from moving up and down on each side. I have had to add straps from the carrier to the roof rack of my van to drive safely without feeling like things are shifting. 180098
by: Nick H01/07/2014
Excellent product, Excellent Service 112090
This is a good product. Easily attached to the vehicle by one person. Perfect for hauling things that are not suitable for enclosure in the hatch portion of the vehicle. 41753
by: Tony and Deena01/31/2012
The rack was easy enough to put together and is light enough for my wife to handle. I was hoping to use it to carry a motorcycle as it is rated at 500lbs and has holes to attach tie-downs. It seem a bit flimsy for this. For added security I would probably utilize some type of solid bottom say for tires to spread their load more evenly. For hauling bicycles or luggage I think it will work great. I really like that it can fold up when not being used, though it doesn't have any anti-rattle additions I can't say as we haven't actually used it yet. 30748
by: Gerald E.07/26/2012
I just put my carrier together, It felt a little lighter than I expected but if it holds 500 lbs that will be more then I need. The only thing I don't care for is the receiver is very loose in the hitch. you can move the carrier up and down ( at the back ) about two inches. I saw this on another review. it is like the carrier shaft is quite a bit smaller then the hitch it goes in, I have 2 inch hitch, rattles when driving up a bumpy road, will need to slip some thin shims in to take up space. I find all of this minor, Like the carrier. 49448
by: Joseph Whitehead02/18/2011
Fasteners and brackets well designed for use. Product well finished and delivery was prompt. 1" wrench - socket / open / box end needed for assembly which is not usually a part of a consumer tool set. This sent me searching but the directions and product is top grade. I am glad the self-locking nuts were used rather than lock washers. Would recommend seating the M10*83 Carriage Bold before tightening the M10*20. I plan to use the carrier for hauling a generator and or auxiliary black water tank for primitive camping. 7426
by: David G.06/27/2013
I purchased this item due to its lighter carry weight as I will store it in an attic when not in use. Reasonably light considering the capacity. When I inventoried the fasteners included for assembly against the instruction sheet, the quantities appeared short. I decided to assemble what I could and then contact the company with what was missing. It all worked out and seems the instructions are for multiple models of similar design. Unit is stout and well made. Assembly was easy over a large cup of coffee. 86425
by: Tony G. - Michigan08/01/2012
Cargo carrier arrived promptly, and with great customer service support via email. Not hard to put together, but the instructions could have been clearer. Surprisingly light, but seems sturdy enough, however, it hasn't been used yet. I was concerned that there wouldn't be enough clearance between the vehicle and the edge when folded, but this doesn't seem to be an issue. I bought some reflective tape for the corners to enhance safety. An overall sound investment that I expect to get many years of use from. 50081
by: Kelly Houlihan11/28/2016
I ordered a few items from etrailer.com. They shipped immediately. When I received the box of goods, I was astounded by the quality of the cardboard shipping box (very heavy duty) and how well everything was packed. Bravo to the packing guy. His/her use of extra pieces of cardboard and that staple gun is excellent. You have an excellent site. Great products and I love the reviews. You provide all the information so I can decide what works for me. Thanks, Kelly 320151
Couldn't be more pleased. prompt delivery, product as described, I had it on the back of my Highlander within an hour. The enclosed instructions aren;t extremely detailed and I used the picture more than the printed word. One word of advice for other infrequent tool handlers- Really, Really don't tighten the connections completely until all of the nuts and bolts are in place. I went back and forth a few times because I ignored this in the instructions. 114287
Used this carrier a few times now. Very lightweight which is the main reason I purchased this one. Hangs nicely on the garage wall. Never really pushed the weight limit so cant speak to that. Normally used to carry gas cans, push mower, camp fire wood and similar things I dont want in my X5. Assembly was a little tricky, took longer than expected but no big deal. Never used in the winter, so no idea how it would handle road salt long term. 249271
by: Steve B10/05/2015
Great product. Very light and easy to mount on the rzr but holds a lot of weight. Put about 250 pounds or so on it and it didn't bend. Carried the load up the trail and didn't bend or break on me with all the bumps and bangs I hit. Loved the fact that it folded up when I unloaded it so it wasn't hanging out with nothing on it. Got back home and used it as a step to get into the back and clean up the rzr and felt solid as a rock. 229291
by: Joe m04/01/2014
So far so good, the direction were fine and it went together rather well. I will be putting it to the test in a week, I can't see any problems. What I really like to review is the service,it is excellent, all questions were answered and the service was outstanding. The package came on time and not damaged. Etrailer does care about the customer, and they show it on all fronts. Thank you for the help, 123195
Great so far. Lightweight, assembled easily, and I love the use of locknuts for durable assembly. But there was an error in the assembly sheet: The 8 short bolts holding the 2 halves of the rack together are shown with the heads on the outside and the sharp bolt ends inside the cargo area. The pic on the box was correct. the rest of the instructions were difficult to understand; more pix would help. 72774
The hitch was poorly designed, between the play in the receiver, the pin and the hitch, the thing droops off the back of the car by a good 5 to 8 degrees even unloaded. Good engineering would have accounted for the bolt clearances and adjusted the bolt locations, so the level position could be acomplished. The hinge pin should have been 1/16th higher then the unit would ride level on the car. 266016
by: Larry the Tractor Guy07/14/2013
Great product. It is lightweight, but strong. The included rotation mount to turn up 90 deg is great. My previous one, I had to use an additional product to turn it up. It weighed as much as this whole unit. I added reflectors and reflective tape on it. The predrilled holes for tie downs are great. So far, I love this product. 89510
by: Henry T.02/12/2012
Product is a Great Buy and well suited for my purpose too. Assembly instructions were a little out of whack but, I was ale to look at the pictures and do the total assembly prior to tightening all the bolts and nuts. It's ability to carry 500 lbs. and yet be so light to install on the vehicle is absolutely phenominal. 31639
by: John S05/10/2012
Purchased the 20x60 Aluminum cargo carrier & Class 3 hitch from Draw tite. The product arrived undamaged and with all the extra parts and instructions to install. We (me & Son) worked this as a training project....easy install. It took us less then the estimated 1.5hrs to install. Very satified. 39832
by: Rob P.07/07/2016
Product is as described. Not too bad to assemble. Very light weight, but strong. Love that it is aluminum and you don't have to hassle with the weight and the rust! Definitely recommend the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock however to take some of the motion out of it. 269159
by: Terry P12/11/2016
I bought the carrier as a gift for my son. These are his comments: Construction (assembly) was tricky in execution, not in concept. The carrier is solidly constructed and seems like a good one, but I haven't needed to use it to transport any really heavy items. 324199
by: Nicholas E04/18/2014
Does not fold up on my 2013 Subaru Outback. I did not pay attention to the distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest edge of carrier when carrier is folded up . It has a Hidden Hitch Class III 2" #87568. I will probably use it, just never fold it up. 125920
by: Boomer C.09/22/2016
very pleased with the shipping time. easy to follow assembly instructions. only one step on the instructions was a little unclear. overall was happy with materials and construction. would recommend to others. will definitely consider future products when needed 297877
by: Don B08/01/2012
Product was easy to assemble and well made. It took about a half hour and was pretty simple and straightforward. It fit on my vehicle (2010 Hyundai Santa Fe) great, both down and folded up. I haven't used it for hauling yet, but I think it will work great. 50171
by: Larry S04/22/2013
Assoicate was very helpfull and knowledgeable about the product. Delivery was as she said. (3 days) After a few minutes figuring out step #1, assembly went well. Used it on my 2013 Toyota 4runner to carry My gas edger to the shop. worked great. 77385
It has the worst instructions that I have had to deal. they give you a part list, but no instructions on where they go. it also comes with poor picture. The product itself is good and works great. I rated good only because of the instructions. 28562
by: Dan M02/13/2015
Folding Hitch was very easy to assemble. Hitch is exactly what I needed. Very light to install on and off of vehicle. Online review/video of hitch was very informative Online site is easy to find items and quick to respond to orders. 173592
by: Stu B.06/15/2016
The aluminum folding cargo carrier was as advertised and is very sturdy and well made. I have attached a hitch receiver onto the rear of our small travel trailer and the carrier will handle all of the bulky items like a fire pit and bbq. 261575
by: Ronald F/02/22/2012
Loved product was what I expeted and eas to put together. Shipping was very fast and got it before I expected it. Vill order again service was great. Only problem have to put another hole in hitch rack to get it closer to camper. 32201
Easy to put together, my 15 year old son followed the directions and he put the whole thing together, with my supervision. Works great and I love themaster lock hitch lock set I bought from etrailer as well. Great price and product. 24900
by: Tommy B.03/16/2011
The cargo carrier was what I was looking for. Light weight for ease of installing on vehicle. The only issue was the pivot bolt for fold up feature was 1/2" to short, needs to be 3-1/2" long. The 7683 receiver lock works good. 9531
by: Mark A08/29/2016
Purchases a hitch and wire harness from you. Like my two other purchases everything fit and worked as expected. Any and all future purchases will be with etrailer. Keep up the great work. I rate you five out of five stars. 288767
Fits great on either my car or truck. Looking forward to fill it up with whitetails! Love that it folds up and is light weight, that's why I bought it. I did add some reflective tape for night time visibility. 309908
by: Ben B.01/28/2011
This is a nice lightweight carrier, but it's not all aluminum. It does have some steel parts, but they appear to be power coated well. It's easy to assemble, and well made. Time will tell if rust will be a problem 6269
by: Steve M09/06/2016
Had few questions about a roof rack and hitch carrier they were quickly and promptly answered (both informative and a fun email!). Place an order and delighted with the products, they exceeded my expectations. 291775
by: Peggi B09/15/2016
We had a metal cargo carrier that was so heavy we were getting to the point we could hardly get it on with two people. Saw this one out on the road and ordered it right away. What an improvement!! Love it. 294889
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