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20x48 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" Hitches - Steel - 300 lbs

Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier

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Code:   6500

Retail:$170.00

Price:$148.95


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Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier - 6500

The shank of this hitch cargo carrier can be adjusted for more space between your bumper and the carrier. The rise shank provides extra ground clearance. Hitch pin and clip included. Optional light kit sold separately. Platform comes fully assembled.

Features:

  • Hitch-mounted cargo carrier lets you tote extra gear
    • Frees up space inside your car for passengers and pets
    • Keeps wet and muddy items from dirtying up the interior of your car
  • Different mounting locations for the shank let you adjust the distance between your vehicle's bumper and the carrier
    • Shank can be adjusted in 2" increments
  • Solid, angled shank elevates platform for better ground clearance and easier loading
  • Pre-drilled holes along the sidewalls offer tie-down points
  • Mesh floor is easy to clean
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish
  • License plate relocation holes let you move license plate if it is blocked by carrier
  • Optional light kit (6504 - sold separately) is required if cargo blocks vehicle's tail lights
  • Bike adapter (6505 - sold separately) can be added so you can carry bikes on the platform
  • Optional rail kit (6955 - sold separately) helps contain cargo and provides multiple tie-down points
  • Platform comes fully assembled
  • Hitch pin and clip included - hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and Class II) trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • Platform dimensions: 48" long x 20" wide
  • Sidewall height: 3"
  • Shank rise: 3"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to upward bend on shank: 7"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to platform can be adjusted from 5-1/4" to 11-1/4"
    • Adjustments can be made in 2" increments
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Pro Series 6500 Cargo Carrier Adjustable Shank

The shank of this hitch-mounted Pro Series cargo carrier can be installed at different points along the bottom of the carrier to create more space between your vehicle's bumper and the carrier. You can adjust the shank in 2" increments. The top picture shows the shank adjusted for the minimum distance between your bumper and the cargo carrier, which is 5-1/4" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back edge of the cargo carrier. The bottom picture shows the shank adjusted to allow for the maximum distance, which is 11-1/4" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back edge of the carrier.



6500 ProSeries 20x48 Hitch Cargo Carrier - 1.25 Inch (Class 1 and Class 2) Hitches - Black Powder Coated Steel - 300 lbs







Video of 20x48 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" Hitches - Steel - 300 lbs


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Video review pro series 20x48 cargo carrier 6500
Pro Series Cargo Carrier Review

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Customer Reviews

20x48 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" Hitches - Steel - 300 lbs - 6500

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (95 Customer Reviews)

The shank of this hitch cargo carrier can be adjusted for more space between your bumper and the carrier. The rise shank provides extra ground clearance. Hitch pin and clip included. Optional light kit sold separately. Platform comes fully assembled.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Geta07/03/2012


I selected the cargo carrier with a focus on functionality first but appearance was included in my choice. I am using it on my Jetta and wanted the added clearance the raised bar offers. The Pro-Series has a clean look which I was willing to pay a little more for. It was delivered on schedule to my door. Assembly was simple, and I adjusted the carrier to be as close to my bumper as possible for optimum weight distribution, but that meant I need to lie on the ground to insert the pin and again on the other side to attach the clip to the pin. I might try giving a few inches clearance to the bumper to be able to access the pin and clip without lying down. The Carrier seems to be sturdier than the weight limits suggest in the instructions. I stood on it (215 lbs) and it seemed to be able to take more weight, although my car probably won’t like it. I noticed a change in the way my car responded with the trunk and cargo carrier fully loaded but not more than one would expect with a full load. Although the yellow reminder tag is “cheesy”, I used a similar sticky-note while driving in England to remind me what side of the road to drive on. Both are really effective and a nice additional benefit. The carrier has a noticeable wobble if the cargo is not balanced evenly (left-to-right) on the carrier (twisting around the insert bar) I tended to push/pull myself up by grabbing the edge of the carrier. When the load is balanced the carrier seems stable enough. The carrier is very easy to attach and unattach which means you can remove it for better access to the trunk with little effort. The carrier stores well enough, it stands up-right on its own on a level floor but it is very heavy and if it were bumped hard enough it could fall and cause some damage. For long-term storage I suggest removing the raised bar, and zip-tie the bar to the rack, to give a slimmer dimension and then hang the whole carrier so it won’t fall even I bumped I have two ideas for the carrier; one it is to have a threaded hole in the bar so it can be used with a threaded pin to tighten the bar to the receiver and reduce the wobble. I have a bike carrier with the same concept. Also the rear of the Carrier could be installed with a second receiver and I could use my bike rack and cargo carrier simultaneously. My only complaint is that the pro-series “sticker” was adhered “skewed” at the manufacturer. Not a problem is you tilt your head to read it. Over all- Very impressive cargo carrier, I recommend it to anyone. 46609






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: EJBleendreeble01/14/2011


Pretty sweet deal This cargo carrier arrived within four days of my placing the order. Etrailer offered a) the best price I could find; b) no sales tax; c) free shipping (I ordered another product too). I received e-mail alerts from Etrailer every step of the way. You can't beat that .... Now to the cargo carrier itself. First, the good stuff: It appears to have been designed and constructed to withstand a nuclear attack. It isn't elegant -- one of the welds doesn't match up quite right -- but it's solid and stout. The paint seems to be applied well, but this is one of those things you can't know about until you've owned the product for a while. The shank engaged with my hitch snugly. In an initial test drive, I could not hear or detect any movement from the cargo carrier -- no creaks or bangs. The Rola bag I ordered for it fits perfectly. The design permits you to mount the carrier at varying distances from your vehicle and is clever and useful. OK, the not-so-good: The instructions that are in the PDF file on the Etrailer site talk about installing "corner marker" rods and brackets, but there are none in the package as received. Etrailer says that you must purchase a pin and clip separately, but the PDF instructions imply that they are included. In fact, mine arrived with a pin and clip, but they were too big to use (go figure ....). This doesn't matter, as I already have one. Somewhere between China and my house, the entire package had taken a hit so heavy that it had torn the angled shank right out of its corrugated cardboard container, so it was banging around loose when I came to open the package. The question is whether this happened on the journey from China to Etrailer, or from Etrailer to me. If it was the first of these alternatives, this implies that Etrailer didn't inspect the packet before it shipped it to me. But perhaps the US freight carrier did it .... Regardless, it didn't damage anything other than the little clip they provide for your dash to remind you that you have the cargo carrier in your hitch; the clip was destroyed beyond repair, but I wouldn't have used it anyway. Overall verdict: Very good value, and excellent service from Etrailer. 5484






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tony12/31/2010


Even my wife said so. Prior to our family trip I purchased the following items for my 2004 Hyundai Tiburon: Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver #24726 20x48 Cargo Carrier Fits 1-1/4"" Trailer Hitch Receiver Hitch #6500 Rola Expandable Cargo Bag, 9.5 to 11.5 cubic feet #59102 Tiburons do not have a lot of cargo space, and mine has even less as I have 2 twelve inch subwoofers in an enclosure in the cargo area. I did the installation myself, which was easy, and the setup worked flawlessly. I was able to take luggage for two adults and two teens for a three day trip without stuffing items between the kids in the back seat and floor spaces. I could not even tell I had a cargo carrier on the back of the car. My fuel economy was not adversely affected because the carrier rides behind the car instead of on top where it would cause drag. I still had complete access to my rear cargo area via the lift back. This was one of the best purchases I have made, even my wife said so. 4837






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Donut08/31/2014


I bought this cargo rack for a 1350 miles road-trip around Lake Erie. Since I own a small car (Mitsubishi Mirage) and we were four, part of our luggage had to be hauled on the rack. We used it to carry a large back-pack and our water supply. We had to move the number plate and I screwed a head flash light onto the rack for our number plate illumination, which worked nicely and was also the cheapest solution (USD 7,-). The best features of this rack are the bent receiver bar for ground clearance and the possibility to adjust the lateral position of the top platform. The second is important to reduce torque, since the tongue rating of these little car hitches is rather limited and a larger separation from the car would reduce the allowed payload (leverage effect). The adjustable platform allows to put the platform as close as 1-2'' from the rear bumper. The cargo carrier is really sturdy, which is good, but is also a bit of an overkill, given the maximal payload will never exceed 150 pounds. I would have preferred a lighter built frame (i.e., aluminum), which would ease the mounting and work equally well. After all, the platform weights almost 50 pounds that are subtracted off the 200 pounds tongue rating of the class 1 hitch (before even considering the leverage effect). I guess there is some room for improvements for the design. In conclusion: I can recommend this cargo rack, especially if you own a smaller car and want to haul around your friends AND their luggage. The rack is a bit pricy, but the bent receiver bar and the lateral adjustment of the top platform are features rarely seen on other cargo racks compatible with class 1 hitches. The increased ground clearance will help master bumpy roads and the occasional speed bumps. 149356






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alan B.02/01/2014


We bought this along with the Curt C12221 Hitch and the Rola 59102 Cargo Bag for our 2005 Toyota Matrix (base model) to increase our cargo space. With 2 kids taking up the back seat of the car, the dog taking the hatchback space, and an already-full cargo box on the roof, this was the last option to add space. Easy to assemble and use - really like that we can adjust the shank to change the distance between the carrier and the car; depending on how full the cargo bag is we can move the shank to allow the hatchback to still open without removing the bag. At times we do get a bad vibration at highway speeds, but we may have had too many Christmas presents loaded in the cargo bag. We just slowed down to 55 and the vibration went away. Also wish the carrier came with more reflectors since it's hard to see in the dark; I'm buying some stick-on red reflectors to put on it to make it more visible. 115414





Comments

We are glad to know that the carrier and bag helped to solve the need for more space. Speed dependent vibration sounds like something is going on with the wheels somewhere, particularly wheel bearings. The extra weight of the carrier may make it more noticeable since the wheel bearings will be carrying more weight. Do make sure you stay within the weight limits of the vehicle, hitch and carrier. Your Matrix will thank you for it.

Patrick B - 02/04/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt G.05/03/2014


This carrier is perfect! I bought the class one hidden hitch #60815 and this carrier for my 2007 Chevy HHR. I needed more space for cargo while commuting to and from college during the semester. The carrier is built solid. While driving, I felt little to no rattle from it and the 3" rise really helps to keep it from scraping the ground. I bought a Reese 5/8" receiver lock to give some resistance to theft as well as extra reflective stickers to make it more visible to others. I am very pleased with this purchase and will defiantly deal through etrailer again. Their quality and customer service is outstanding. 128758






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Peter S03/01/2012


I had purchased this Cargo Carrier along with a Draw-Tite Class I hitch receiver for my 2012 Mazda5. As you may already know, Mazda5 has a puny trunk space when all six passengers occupy the seats. Although I have a Yakima Rocket Box Pro 11 for skis and poles, still needed some storage area for boots and other items. Only way I can do all of the above is to store the bags on this cargo carrier. I chose this one because it's not too long (48" long) yet sturdy and it raises the platform somewhat as the Mazda5 have a rather a low ground clearance. Sure enough, this one's perfect and it seems very sturdy as well. Now I don't have to worry about long trips on the Mazda5 with the Cargo Carrier. Great product! 32838





Comments

Did you have to relocate your license plate andor use a light kit with a load on your carrier when it is mounted on your Mazda5? We have a 2006 Mazda5 and am thinking of buying the pro series 6500. Our plan is to use it to carry a cooler and a plastic box of food. But I never got the wiring done when we installed our hitch reciever, so if we have to do carrier lights, I am going to have a problem.

comment by: jan - 10/30/2013


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Different jurisdictions will enforce this differently and even have different laws. I've never been cited for obstructing license plate or not having lights when using a cargo carrier. If you decide to add a light kit to your carrier, adding the wiring harness after the fact is not so bad of a task. Kit 118520 is a mostly plug-in kit. You will have to run one wire up to the battery for power, but you will not need to splice or cut into any of the factory wires on your Mazda 5. Though not the same vehicle, I have included a link to a video of the install that will give you an idea of the process.

Patrick B - 11/25/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John G.06/03/2012


Overall: I think the 6500 will work well and do what we want, within the limits of the towing hitch installed on the car. Positives: Ordered on the Saturday before Memorial Day; arrived the Thursday after. Plenty of communication after the order and fairly easy to track status. Appears very solid. Easy to put together (2 bolts!) although had I read the instructions first I would have known to put the hitch in the opposite direction for my Suburu Outback. Came with a hitch pin that I was not expecting. Glad I got the light kit- I think it is likely that the load will block at least some of the tail lights. Negatives: Tongue weight should not exceed 200#, and the 6500 weighs about 50. I knew this before ordering, so not a fault of the 6500. It would just be nice to have the sturdiness with a little less weight. I am not completely happy with the wobble where the hitch connects to the car. I will be using straps up to the roof rack, and assume that they will help keep the wobble down when in use. The straps might also extend the weight carrying capacity slightly. 42547






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Marcel07/22/2013


Works great! I successfully used it on a 4 hr / way road trip with my 2008 Toyota Prius, using items #93347 and #59102. The Rola Bag worked flawlessly. I can't tell if the "no rattle" wedge did much, but it's so cheap I don't really care, plus it keeps the pin held extra securely. It has a tiny amount of play when I manually try to wiggle it, and I was a little worried it would wobble or vibrate when driving. However I couldn't feel anything when driving, I think it performed quite well. I might get the lighting kit for my next trip, just to be extra safe on the road at night. My only complaint is it's a bit heavy, which subtracts from the total cargo weight that the hitch can carry. Overall this is a great tool! I can take 4 people comfortably on a decent road trip instead of having to fold a seat down and only fit 3 people in my car. As a bonus, if you have to pack garbage or sandy stuff from the beach it's great to keep that stuff outside the car. 90898






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin B03/29/2013


I own 95% of the PA system for my 9 piece band. I have a 09 VW Rabbit and needed some additional space for when I need to bring the entire PA (including an 18" powered sub woofer) for outdoor gigs. The carrier is well built, has multiple bolt holes to adjust the distance from the car. I was able to fit two 12" molded speakers, and two 10" floor monitors onto the carrier inside the Rola expandable cargo bag 59102. This carrier will free up a ton of space inside my car for bigger, and/or more valuable items. 73187






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Todd D.10/05/2011


Just got this today and put it together so I haven't used it yet but it looks great. I have a Mini Cooper Clubman with the Mini-Fini Club-link and hitch. It protrudes from the back of the car a lot more than a normal hitch, so the adjustability of this carrier is key. I was a bit worried from the pictures because the holes don't go all the way back but as I hoped is perfectly acceptable to rotate it 180 deg (the instructions explicitly say so). In the most forward position it's only an inch or so from the bumper which is exactly where it should be. The doors do clear the platform which is the other thing I was concerned about. It does kind of block the plate so I'll probably relocate it when I use it, but the tail lights are clear even with the cargo bag on. If you have a Clubman, I don't think you could hope for better. As a test, I stood on the platform and it seems very solid. 25144






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nick B.01/08/2013


Super quick and easy to install, works perfectly on my 2010 dodge caliber. I love how it has the pre-drilled accessory/light fixture holes. 62601





Comments

Thank you!Everything works perfectly!I actually have all of those items currently attached on my car. as I type this.Thank you for being a one-stop shop that provides accessories that have been verified to work properly together.

Nick B - 07/16/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lois H.04/06/2012


I received the Hitch Hauler a few days after placing my order. I was very pleased with the excellent customer service as I'd changed my initial order one day after placing it and etrailer.com was very helpful. The Hitch Hauler quickly proved its worth as we'd ordered a new grill and didn't have a way to get it home until I attached the Hitch Hauler. Using a foam piece to protect the car and tie downs to secure the grill, the Hitch Hauler worked beautifully. In fact we ended up returning the grill because it had a problem, so the Hitch Hauler proved its worth four times in the first two days we had it. We're about to leave on a very long road trip, and anticipate making more good use of the hauler, as well as the Rola Expandable cargo bag we got to go with it. We're delighted with these products, and recommend them highly. 36384






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave M.05/07/2013


This thing rocks. Seriously, I've been filling it with rocks on my land and moving some heavy stuff with it. I've probably pushed the 300 pound limit. It's very sturdy, there are holes for the straps, and it's adjustable so the rack can be positioned at a proper distance from the vehicle. My last job was to move an old Snapper lawn mower from my land to my house so I could work on it. The cargo rack handled it fine. One last thing; I would definitely buy from eTrailer again. Good service and quick to fill my order. 79181






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andy B06/27/2012


My first impression of etrailer.com is stellar! I read a bunch of great reviews before deciding on this product for our summer vacation and I'm very happy I went with the crowd. This cargo basket is built very well. We also purchased the Rolo cargo bag, which fits perfectly within the basket. Both items were received within 3 days of my order- FREE. I love the way the hitch is raised to avoid scrapes going over speed bumps, and that the basket can be adjusted forward and back depending on ones need. We are using it on an Acura TL. In all we are extremely happy with our experience with this purchase! 45911






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Shawn S.08/23/2012


This product #6500 works as advertised. I hauled 3 large bags of recycling today with a couple of bungy cords to hold them with no trouble. I also bought the #6955 rails...they are a great addition. This is a sturdy unit. Highly recommended. I would also recommend an anti-rattle hitch part of some sort..I am using the Boone #93347. It is a tight fit on a sport hitch, but it works. 52777






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Char P07/09/2013


All the reviews are true...this cargo basket Rocks!!! Arrived on time, easy to assemble, easy to load on the car. I will say I was glad I read the reviews since they gave the "inside" dimensions of the basket. The 20x48 is deceiving. Actual load space is 17x46. BUT, having known this I still ordered. I am glad I did. I LOVE this cargo basket. I have already used it around town and can't wait to go camping this weekend. Coolers, camp tubs, camp chairs and beach umbrellas will be strapped down and ready to go! Totally worth the cost. 88505






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Deana C.08/30/2012


Great customer service! Thanks for getting my cargo carrier here so quickly. Great value for product. As far as the carrier itself, easy to put together. Easy to place on the rear and secure to my new Subaru Forester hitch. Seems really sturdy with a little play side to side in the hitch. I think that will be better once loaded and balanced though. Haven't had a chance to use it yet but will be going on a trip shortly and think it will work well. Really looking forward to road testing it, will update later after I can use it. THANKS! 53556






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Danny W.12/29/2012


This shelf performed well on our recent 1,000 mile vacation with a 55 gallon tote fill of clothes strapped to it. It was sturdy and stable, no rattling or swaying. I like that I can adjust the tray front and back so it is not extended out too far but I can still get the hatch open. Only trouble was that the receiver part and the tray are separate pieces and in the shipping box the receiver part had come loose from its packaging and been banging around in the box. thankfully neither piece was marred significantly enough to send back. 62217






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pat11/24/2012


I purchased the draw tite 6500 cargo carrier for a 2010 Chevy HHR, love it !! It gave the dogs all the room in the back of the car and all our belongings were in the same place at the end of the trip. Wish I would have purchased sooner. Would highly recommend this product. It arrived as stated when ordered, customer service was wonderful. 59983





Comments

I drive a 2007 HHR. I was wondering if you had a picture of this rack on your vehicle. I would really like to see what it looks like.

comment by: Matt G - 04/27/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom H10/05/2012


The cargo carrier arrived safe and sound. Opened it and had the carrier assembled and test fitted on my 2012 Nissan Juke in under ten minutes. I haven't hauled anything with it yet so I can't speak to that. What I will say is it was very easy to assemble. I love the goose necked hitch bar. Gives the carrier much better ground clearence. The ability to adjust the basket closer or further from one's bumper is a nice touch. All in all I'm very happy with my purchase. 56423






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michelle I10/29/2009


Quailty product & perfect size I already owned a 60 inch wide carrier that I used with Ram pickup but found it to be a little wide for my Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Caliber. I bought this to use instead and it works great. Quality product that’s not too big and not too small. The ground clearance it provides is terrific for the Caliber. Also.. Etrailer is the best to buy from. I will continue to purchase from them for years to come. I'm working on my third order now. 2514






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andrew07/26/2011


Product was exactly as advertised and arrived when promised. Quality is great, seems sturdy, and was very easy to assemble and use (attached to hitch on 2011 Kia Sportage). Also ordered the Cargo Carrier Stretch Net to go with it - probably wouldn't do that again - a few bungee cords would have worked just as well as I ended up adding them anyway as the stretch net did feel sturdy enough for my liking. Overall I definitely recommend this product and eTrailer.com! 20322






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim S07/16/2012


This is a very nice piece of hardware. Assembly and installation were easy. I wish it weren't quite so heavy, but with heavy construction comes strength (which means I won't be worrying about what's happening behind my bumper). I bought this rack partially because it has a step up, and now that I see it installed on the Prius I'm glad I did. Anything with a straight beam would ride a little too close to the pavement for my comfort. 48182






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe W.04/16/2011


I got this to haul the ice chest and tent for camping trips. It looks like it will work perfectly. The hitch has a small riser on it to keep it from hitting on inclines and it's easy to adjust the position. I only wish it had a threaded draw-bar so I could really clamp it down and keep it from rattling. It's not the lightest thing in the world but it certainly is well built and solid. I would recommend this rack. 11858






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: cargo Carrier 650012/21/2011


very fast delivery. Product is well made and solid. A little loose in the hitch as far as rattle. I was looking at cheaper unit on same site which included anti rattle pin with carrier but opted for this better carrier. Just a little confused that this better unit did not come with anti rattle pin . Overall very good value and excellent company to deal with. Excellent communications and tracking. 28428






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andrea10/16/2011


So far, so good. I haven't carried things around yet, but it was super easy to put together and light enough for me to get onto my hitch even being a petite woman not handy with tools. It appears pretty sturdy and fits Rubbermaid size large boxes very well. It does come with a pin, but I'm going to look for something that locks so no one tries to steal it if I am parked somewhere all day. 25655






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Russell B.07/29/2013


This cargo carrier is a nice addition to our 2010 Honda Civic. We use it to free up extra trunk space. It is perfect for hauling camping gear and also provides just the right amount of additional cargo space needed when traveling to and from vendor events as part of a successful home business. This piece of equipment is very well constructed, sturdy, – and attaches quick and easy. 92094






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joel11/27/2012


Good- heavy duty construction Bad - Heavy duty construction. With a 200 lb max tongue weight for my vehicle, using 50 lbs of that up on a Cargo carrier doesn't leave me with too much capacity. It is also wobbly when you have something big on it. With a small snowblower on this, it is unnerving to see the whole carrier and snowblower rocking all over the place. 60045






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sean P.02/02/2012


Bought cargo carrier to use on my Ford Explorer. Loaded it wt a large plastic storage chest, put 2 suitcases inside industrial trash bag, and strapped it all down (making sure not to exceed weight limit). Drove 600 miles for Christmas Vacation. I noticed no difference in gas mileage and everything stayed secure. I was pleased wt the product. 30862






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Aaron S.02/15/2012


I ordered the cargo carrier to put behind my 2012 Mazda 5. It was great that after i chose the free shipping i was upgraded to express and recieved it in 3 days. The carrier was very easy to put together and install. I havn't had a chance to drive with it but plan on taking it on a trip to Houston. Overall very happy with my purchase 31857






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Trent R03/31/2012


Installation took no time at all, longer to get out of box than to adjust and bolt up. Picked this one due to clearance. Top of carrier is even with top of car tag. At first setting, is 3 inched from bumper. Would give it a 5, yet wiggles a little much, (most 1-1/4" hitch accessories due) will use a bolt with washers/nut for snug fit. 35811






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill S.01/25/2010


Good size cargo handler Used on my Honda Fit was limited to about 150 lbs od cargo since I have a class 1 hitch. Worked perfectly for the wheelchair and other bulky equipment I brought on the family vacation. Plenty of tie down holes and you can purchase optional lights as well as a tow hitch. It was the right size for the Honda Fit. 2663






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: GeoM06/17/2008


Class II carrier review The carrier is not as stable as I expected it to be. The tray-to-bracket fit is not tight rusulting in the tray wobbling. Also had to buy the anti-rattle bracket to attempt to stablize the carrier to hitch connection. Have not recieved the anti-rattle bracket yet so I do not know how effective it will be 970






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Shaun B.06/10/2011


Sturdy cargo carrier. Fit onto hitch easily as expected. Putting it together and install took about 15 minutes. It does weigh about 50 lbs so make sure the hitch can handle it plus the load. Mine is going on a Prius so I have to keep very light camping gear only on the carrier. Otherwise, it should work great for my plans. 16674






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill Gardner01/10/2014


THIS CARRIER DOES THE JOB VERY WELL FOR MY NEEDS. I HAVE ORDERED THE ANTI-RADEL LOCKING PIN. HOPE IT WILL STOP SOME OF THE UP AND DOWN MOVEMENT. I DO THINK I WOULD HAVE ORDERED THE CARRIER WITH THE SIDE RAILS, BUT I DID SEE THAT WAS AVAILABLE. I WILL PURCHASE THE RAILS FOR THIS ONE. IT LOOK GOOD, AND THE HEIGHT IS GREAT. 112425






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom Becker06/28/2014


As you can see how I am going to use the cargo carrier on my hunting club. It is every thing I wanted for this use. 138184






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bain H04/22/2011


The inner packaging could use some help as the bracket that was inside tore out of its cheap cardboard and was banging around in the carrier frame.There is an excessive amount of play in this unit which will result in up and down and side to side movement.I can only hope it will not result in any damage to the unit. 12205






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rhino06/10/2013


2013 Scion TC.... it was simple to install, good size for camping gear, high enough to clear exhaust. 83986






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: kim a olson01/09/2012


basket was recommended to go with the hitch for a ct 200h....it comes out and up and gives great ground clearance....this will really add cargo capacity to the ct as the storage space behind the seat is pretty minimal....plus....its easy to install by yourself as the weight of the basket is'nt to bad 29383






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim A08/26/2011


Customer service is A+. Product arrived earlier than expected, in well padded packaging and included exactly everything I ordered. The cargo carrier is well built and appears strong. The ability to adjust the central bracket is a great feature. Fits well and looks good on my Protege5. 22887






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Danny W09/16/2014


We had a unique problem, needing to have a lockable box on the outside of an HHR. After exploring ladder racks and the risks with putting a box on top of the vehicle we decided to use the hitch platform and bolted a box to it. Not only did it fit our needs perfectly it looks fantastic! 151420






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe F07/18/2011


Great holder. Very substantial and well built. Glad I opted for one that raises the platform up a few inches higher than the hitch. Fits perfectly on my VW Tiguan. I will be purchasing a better pin and lock to secure to the hitch, but I'm sure the one supplied would work fine. 19662






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pam01/04/2012


Quality seems very good and fits on our Forrester well. We wanted an elevated carrier and this does the job. The cargo bag seems great but we haven't used it yet. With a 200# tongue weight limit on our Forrester, we plan to keep out cargo at 100# plus the weight of the carrier. 29068






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Linda N03/06/2013


We first bought a hidden hitch and bikerack from etrialer and decided to get the cargo tray. This was a great way to take extra items we needed on a long road trip. The heavier items, we kept in the back our our car and luggage on the tray. So glad we bought this. 69239






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Phil A06/23/2011


Good solid product. Works well with Rola cargo bag. 17748






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Philip Thompson06/21/2012


The picture and description led me to believe that this product had an adjustable riser. Of course, it doesn't. It did however go together easily and all the parts were there. It was delivered more than punctually and that was impressive. Thanks 45024






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: J B08/16/2013


A pic of the carrier mounted in the hit ch. 95430






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy P02/10/2010


Rock Solid, welded... This is no cheap cargo rack that you bolt together, this thing is tough. Using it on my Honda fit for extended road trips, way cheaper then a roof rack set-up, and no wind drag sticking up, keeps a low center of gravity. 2705






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: mace04/26/2012


It is perfect for use behind our Mustang Conv. the rise gets it up so it doesn't drag like others did. we also use it behind our Scamp travel trailer and it is great there also. Sturdy construction and expect to get a lot of use. 38433




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Expert Answers about 20x48 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" Hitches - Steel - 300 lbs - 6500Do you have a question about this Hitch Cargo Carrier?


  • Is a 1-1/4 to 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter Recommended for Use with a 2 inch Cargo Carrier
  • I would discourage the use of an adapter for use of 2 inch accessories in 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receivers. The reason is that the adapter places the carrier farther away from the rear of the vehicle and hitch, creating additional torque that 1-1/4 inch hitches, especially Class I hitches, are not designed to handle. For this reason all 1-1/4 to 2 inch hitch adapters decrease the hitch or vehicle tongue weight capacity, whichever is lowest, by 50 percent, making a class one hitch only...
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  • Recommended Cargo Carrier for 2010 Toyota Prius
  • Once installed, the bottom of the Curt 20 x 48 cargo carrier will be at approximately the same height as the bottom of your receiver hitch, which will not provide much in the way of ground clearance. I believe in your case, the Draw-Tite Hitch Cargo Carrier, part # 6500 would be a better alternative for you. The offset shank will raise the platform 3 inches higher than the straight shank on the Curt model, providing additional ground clearance.
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  • Cargo Carrier Weight and Tongue Capacity for 2010 Toyota Corolla
  • The 20x48 Cargo Carrier, item # 6500, weighs 47 pounds. Yes you must factor in the weight of the cargo carrier and cargo and any items loaded behind the rear axle of the car. You also need to check your vehicle maximum tongue weight rating and use the lowest maximum rating of the vehicle, hitch or cargo carrier as the weight that can be carried in the receiver hitch. If you have a 200 pound max tongue weight rating and no items loaded in the vehicle behind the rear axle then you could...
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  • Can the Pro Series Packer 2 Cargo Carrier be Used in a Class I Receiver
  • The design of the Pro Series Packer 2 Cargo Carrier, # PS1040300, shank prohibits installation in Class I trailer hitches that have a tab in them. Class I hitches are designed with a tab, see accompanying photo, that keeps Class II accessories from being installed to avoid potential overloading of the trailer hitch and damage to the cargo carrier, contents, hitch or vehicle frame. We do have 3 cargo carriers that will work in Class I hitches. The most economical choice is the Curt Hitch...
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  • Cargo Carrier Clearance From Rear Mounted Spare Tire On 2012 Jeep Wrangler
  • I did some research on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler, and per the Jeep website, if you have a Class lll trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver, the tongue weight capacity for that hitch is 500 lbs. The weight capacity would include the cargo carrier weight along with anything that would be carried. The towing capacity for your Jeep Wrangler is 2000 lbs. If you have a Class lll hitch, one of the carriers I recommend is the 24x60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier, part # 63153. It features a 2-1/2 inch rise...
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  • How does Draw-Tite Cargo Carrier Light Kit, # 6504 Mount to Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier # 6500
  • The Cargo Carrier Light Kit, # 6504, mounts to the license plate bracket attachment points on Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier # 6500. There are two holes for the brackets on either side of the carrier. I have included the installation details below that include a picture. I have also included a video review of a similar carrier. In the video we point out where the mounting points are.
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  • What is the Largest Trailer Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier Available
  • As far as how far a load could extend over the sides of a hitch mounted cargo carrier, it is going to differ depending on the vehicle and the carrier. On the sides, regardless of vehicle or carrier, you do not want the load to extend wider than the vehicle or so far as to not be loaded safely. Most of the weight needs to be on the carrier. As far as how far the load can extend behind the carrier, if you have a smaller vehicle with a Class I or II trailer hitch, you will not want the...
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  • Are Cargo Carriers Legal to Use on Public Roads and Highways Since they Extend More Than 2 Feet
  • Many states have different rules and regulations regarding towing and use of cargo carriers. We recommend checking with your local DMV to see what your state policies are. Most cargo carriers have light kits available to help drivers behind you better judge the distance. If your carrier and cargo obscures your taillights the cargo carrier lights are highly recommended.
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  • What Hitch Cargo Carrier Will Carry A Snowblower On A 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4
  • I do have some options available for transporting your snowblower on a hitch cargo carrier on your 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. The Curt 26x41 ATV Cargo Carrier, part # C18101, you have referenced is designed for mounting to the factory installed back rack on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). It is not designed to mount to a trailer hitch. If you have a 2 inch hitch on your 1999 Ford Ranger XLT you could use the Rage Powersports Hitch Cargo Carrier, part # SC500. This hitch cargo carrier...
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  • Draw-Tite # 6500 Cargo Carrier Versus Surco # 52017 for 2012 Acura RDX
  • To determine if a particular carrier would work for you, you will need to measure the distance from the hitch pin hole in your receiver to the furthest rearward portion of your rear bumper (see photo). The carrier you choose will need to have a shank whose hitch pin hole measurement to the closest portion of the cargo basket is longer than the distance from the hitch pin hole to rear bumper measurement. The Surco # 52017 carrier shank measures 6-1/4 inches between the hitch pin hole...
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  • Does the Draw Tite Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier # 6500 Come with an Anti-Rattle Device
  • The Draw-Tite Cargo Carrier, # 6500, does not come with an anti-rattle device but it does come with a pin and clip. An anti-rattle device is not required, especially when there is a load in the carrier, but it will help eliminate any play between the shank and the receiver. To add an anti-rattle device, you can use the No-Rattle Trailer Hitch Wedge, # 93347. As you can see in the pictures on the product page, the wedge takes up any space between the receiver and shank of the accessory....
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  • Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2010 Kia Soul
  • In order to determine if this Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier, part # C18145, will work on your Kia Soul with the Curt Hitch, part # 11110, you will have to take one measurement. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin on the # 11110 to the furthest point out on your bumper. If this measurement is less than 6 inches you should be able to use the # C18145 as it measures 6 inches from the center of its hitch pin to the basket of the cargo carrier. If you need more clearance...
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  • Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2013 Acura RDX with Class I Hitch
  • At this time we only have two hitch mounted cargo carriers that are recommended for a Class I trailer hitch and those are the Draw-Tite Cargo Carrier, # 6500, and the Surco Cargo Carrier, # 52017. These cargo carriers have the same weight just under 49 lbs. I have linked video reviews of both cargo carriers for you to check out. The reason there are only two cargo carriers recommended for Class I hitches is because Class I trailer hitches have a metal tab in the receiver to prevent...
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  • Recommendation For Smallest and Lightest Hitch Cargo Carrier To Fit a 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • I searched through our hitch cargo carriers that will fit a Class I 1-1/4 inch hitch on your 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata and found two good choices. The Draw-Tite 20x48 Cargo Carrier, part # 6500, that you have referenced is an excellent choice. It weighs 49 lbs and has an angled shank that will raise the platform 3 inches. The 3 inch rise should not interfere with the tail lights on your Miata. It has a maximum weight capacity of 200 lbs on a Class I hitch. The shank can also be adjusted...
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  • Will the Stromberg Carlson Bike Rack Adapter # CC-125 fit on Draw-Tite Cargo Carrier # 6500
  • After doing some research, I have found the Bike Rack Adapter for the Stromberg Carlson Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier # CC-125 you referenced is made with the Stromberg Carlson 23x60 Cargo Carrier # CC-100 as the preferred carrier. However, after going into the warehouse and testing the Bike Rack Adapter with the Draw-Tite Cargo Carrier # 6500, I have found the adapter can be bolted to the # 6500 cargo carrier in several positions and should be a compatible fit depending upon the bikes you...
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  • Angled Shank on Cargo Carrier Raises the Platform 3 Inches
  • The angled shank on the 20 inch by 48 inch Cargo Carrier, part # 6500, raises the platform 3 inches.
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  • Hitch and Carrier for Jazzy Select 6 Power Chair on 2011 Chevy Malibu
  • You can certainly carry your power chair on the back of your Chevy Malibu. You would need to start with the Draw-Tite Class II Receiver Hitch, part # 36479. The Trailer Hitch Mounted Scooter/Wheelchair Carrier, part # RHWC1114 would work very well for you. The carrier is easily raised and lowered using a crank, so no ramp is necessary. The Carrier measures 28 x 48, so you will need to make sure that your scooter will fit in that footprint. The carrier has a 300 lb weight capacity, which...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • We do have some cargo carrier options for your 2010 Toyota Prius, however, the Rola Enclosed Cargo Carrier. # 59110, will not fit on your Prius. As you mentioned, this cargo carrier requires a trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver. The trailer hitches available for your Prius only have a 1-1/4 inch receiver. I have attached a link to all of the trailer hitches that will fit your Prius for you to check out and compare. The trailer hitch that I would recommend for you is the Draw-Tite...
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  • Distance to clear back of vehicle...
  • I am not sure which question specifically you are referring to but out of the two that are on the product page for Pro Series Cargo Carrier, # PS1040300, I pulled the following statement. When the 1-1/4 inch adapter is attached, it measures 11-3/16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier. Without the adapter it is 6 inches. This carrier uses a regular trailer hitch pin and not a threaded bolt. All of the trailer hitches for a 2010 Kia Soul are...
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  • Is there a Folding Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier that has a Bike Mounting Adpater
  • Only the fixed Draw-Tite trailer hitch mount cargo carriers, # 6500 and # 6501, can be used with a bike adpater, # 6505. None of the folding carriers from any manufacturer we carry have an optional bike adapter that can be used. You can still put bikes on them, you would just need an alternate way to hold them up. I have included a link to some instructions and a video of the Draw-Tite carriers and bike adapter bar for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2006 Scion xB with Limited Ground Clearnace
  • All of the trailer hitches for a 2006 Scion xB are Class I hitches so you will need a cargo carrier that is compatible with a Class I hitch. I have included a link to the options that will fit. I recommend the Draw-Tite carrier # 6500. This carrier fits a Class I hitch and is adjustable to be up to 11-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole. It has a rise in the shank that raises the platform up 3 inches from the top of the receiver opening giving you more ground clearance....
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  • Trailer Hitch and Cargo Carrier Recommendations for a 2008 Toyota Matrix
  • I am very glad you found us! I can start with hitches. For your 2008 Toyota Matrix, there are 2 types of hitches available. There are class I and class II trailer hitches. Both have a 1-1/4 inch square receiver opening. A class II trailer hitch has a higher capacity and will have more accessory options, so I would go with a class II if you plan on using a cargo carrier. You can use Curt Trailer Hitch, # C12013, which will fit all models of the 2008 Matrix. I have included a link to the...
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  • 2011 Dodge Caliber Hitch Installation Instructions and Recommendation for a Bike and Cargo Carrier
  • The Draw-Tite Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch, # 24769, would be a great choice for your 2011 Dodge Caliber. We have not had any complaints with this hitch, and the installation on your Caliber should be quite easy, see instructions link, as this hitch only requires 4 bolts. We also have a video installation that should prove helpful, see link. Since you want to carry bikes and a cargo carrier with the hitch, you should know that on a Class I trailer hitch like this one, you are limited...
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  • Recommendation of a Cargo Carrier with Raised Platform for a 2005 Toyota Camry
  • We may have an option for a cargo carrier that will work with your 2005 Toyota Camry and a Class I hitch, but without knowing the manufacturer and the model number of your cargo carrier, I could not recommend a part that would provide a rise to help the carrier clear when going through dips and over curbs. The 20x48 Cargo Carrier For 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitch, item # 6500, has a curved shank that raises the platform 3 inches to provide clearance for just the sort of situation you are...
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  • Heat from Exhaust is Melting Items On Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier on a 2010 Honda Fit
  • It sounds like the carrier that you have has a straight shank on it. If it does then you need one that has a rise to fit the carrier deck higher than the exhaust tip on your 2010 Honda Fit. Carrier # 6500, has a rise in the shank that raises the deck 3 inches above the top of the receiver opening. If the carrier does have a rise in the shank, then an exhaust tip would angle the exhaust downward. We have different size tips, I would need to know the diameter of your current exhaust tip...
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  • Can I Put a Class 2 Cargo Carrier in My Class 1 Hitch as Long As I Do Not Exceed my Hitch Capacity
  • Even though the Class I and Class II receivers both offer a 1 1/4 inch receiver the inside of the Class I is shorter. This means Class II accessories will not slide all the way in and the hitch pin holes will not line up preventing you from inserting the pin and clip. You will not be able to use the Class II cargo carrier in the Class I hitch. We do have 2 cargo carriers that will fit your hitch, Draw-Tite part # 6500 and Surco part # 52017. I will link them below.
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  • Draw-Tite Hitch Cargo Carrier # 6500 Recommendation for a 2009 Chevy HHR with a Curt Hitch # 11447
  • The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on your CURT Hitch # 11447 out to the furthest point on your 2009 Chevy HHR will be about 6-1/2 inches. Check out the video I attached that shows this hitch installed on an HHR and has that measurement. The Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier # C18145 that you referenced has a distance of 6 inches from the center of the hitch pin out to the nearest upright portion of the cargo carrier so it would not be a good choice for you. I would recommend...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Cargo Carrier Recommendations for a 2011 Chevy HHR
  • From what I found, the Chevy HHR was in production for the 2005 to 2011 model years and I cannot find any information on a 2012. I have included a link to the available trailer hitches for a 2011 HHR for you. All of the hitches available for a 2011 HHR are Class I hitches that have a 1-1/4 inch receiver. If you are going to use the hitch just for hitch mount accessories like a cargo carrier, I recommend going with the Draw-Tite hitch # 24756. This hitch does not require the use of a...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2000 Honda Civic Coupe
  • There are several models of trailer hitch mounted cargo carriers that do fold up vertically when not in use, but the Draw-Tite Carrier, # 6500, does not. When not in use, you would have to remove it if you wanted to store it. Since all of the available trailer hitches for a 2000 Honda Civic Coupe are class I, 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches, you will need a cargo carrier that is compatible with a class I trailer hitch. We have 3 options, but none of them fold up. The Draw-Tite carrier is...
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  • Do You Carry a 20 X 36 Inch Cargo Carrier with a Capacity of 200 Pounds
  • We do carry a 20 by 36 inch cargo carrier, part # TR65852. This carrier is actually designed for an 2 inch ATV receiver, but it will work for you. The bad news is that the carrier has a 150 lb weight capacity when used on a vehicle. We offer a few 20 by 48 carriers that have a higher weight capacity. The Draw-Tite Cargo Carrier, part # 6502 is designed for a 2 inch receiver and has a 500 lb capacity. For a 1-1/4 inch receiver, use part # 6500 which has a 300 lb capacity. If you prefer...
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