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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








Customer Reviews

20x48 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4 - 6500

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (85 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tony12/31/2010

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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: Shawn S.08/23/2012

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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: Phil A06/23/2011

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alan B.02/01/2014

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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


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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 - 2/4/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: J B08/16/2013

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A pic of the carrier mounted in the hitch. 95430



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rhino06/10/2013

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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: Dave M.05/07/2013

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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: Kevin B03/29/2013

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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: Geta07/03/2012

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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: Peter S03/01/2012

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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


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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: Pat11/24/2012

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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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy P02/10/2010

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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: Russell B.07/29/2013

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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: Andy B06/27/2012

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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: EJBleendreeble01/14/2011

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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: Bill Gardner01/10/2014

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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: Matt D.12/20/2013

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This company has outstanding customer service. The cargo hitch carrier I purchased was high quality and delivered within one day to Tennessee, even with the Christmas rush. Would recommend this site to anyone. 110769



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Marcel07/22/2013

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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: Char P07/09/2013

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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: Linda N03/06/2013

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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: Danny W.12/29/2012

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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: Joel11/27/2012

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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: Tom H10/05/2012

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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: Deana C.08/30/2012

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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: Tim S07/16/2012

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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: Philip Thompson06/21/2012

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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. Thanks45024



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John G.06/03/2012

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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: Lois H.04/06/2012

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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: Trent R03/31/2012

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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: Sean P.02/02/2012

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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: kim a olson01/09/2012

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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 bad29383



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pam01/04/2012

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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: cargo Carrier 650012/21/2011

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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: Todd D.10/05/2011

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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: Tim A08/26/2011

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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: Andrew07/26/2011

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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: Joe F07/18/2011

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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: Shaun B.06/10/2011

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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: Bain H04/22/2011

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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: Joe W.04/16/2011

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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: dano11/25/2009

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Excellent product. It slides into the hitch and that's it. Light but bulky cargo goes outside and camping trips are a breeze to pack for. The dogs like the extra room inside to stretch out. I am very happy with this rack.2558



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michelle I10/29/2009

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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: GeoM06/17/2008

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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 be970



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Aaron S.02/15/2012

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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 purchase31857



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andrea10/16/2011

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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: Bill S.01/25/2010

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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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  • 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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  • Will Draw-Tite 20x48 Cargo Carrier Part 6500 Fit My Toyota Avalon
  • The cargo carrier you are interested in provides adjustable fore and aft for best fit. The maximum distance measures 11-1/4 inches from the center of the pin hole to the edge of the cargo carrier. Once you have the hitch installed you can measure out from the center of the hitch pin hole 11-1/4 inches to make sure the carrier will clear your vehicle bumper.
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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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  • 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 carry
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  • Can I Use Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier 6500 With My Polaris RZR S UTV
  • The maximum towing capacity of your Polaris RZR S is 1,500 pounds with a 1-1/4 inch hitch. I spoke to a local Polaris dealer and he said you probably will not want to go over 100 pounds tongue weight, or else the RZR may ride funny. The cargo carrier you were looking at is not designed for ATV/UTV use and is not the best carrier to use. Cargo carrier # 6500 is a 1-1/4 inch cargo carrier it weighs about 42 pounds. I would advise putting no more than 50 pounds on the carrier. As heavy as they a
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  • Will 20x48 Inch Cargo Carrier Part # 6500 Fit My 2005 Jeep Liberty and Clear the Spare Tire
  • The rack should be able to fit on your Liberty, but the spare tire may prevent you from loading as much cargo on as the tire may stick out over the rack. The rack measures 11-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of cargo carrier when fully extended. So measure from your hitch pin hole out to the where the tire sticks out to. If it is 11 inches or less, you will be clear of the spare tire with the cargo rack.
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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 speaking
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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 one that
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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 in 2 inch
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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. The hi
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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 load to e
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Mount cargo Carrier # 6500 Fit a 2009 Pontiac Vibe
  • First, make sure that you do have a Class II trailer hitch on your 2009 Pontiac Vibe. This is very important to determine the best cargo carry for you. There should be a sticker on the hitch itself that will list the Class and/or the capacity. If the tongue weight capacity is greater than 200 pounds, then it is a Class II hitch. The towing capacities of the vehicle should be listed in the owners manual in the towing section. You will need to look at the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle t
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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 will
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier # 6500 Fit a Class I Hitch on a 2007 Honda Civic
  • It does sound like you were trying to install Class II accessories into the Class I hitch # 24763 on your 2007 Honda Civic. The Draw-Tite cargo carrier, # 6500, will fit a Class I trailer hitch. The issue is that Class I trailer hitches have a stop built into them that prevents the longer shank on a Class II accessory from fitting. This is to prevent accidental overloading of a Class I hitch. This carrier has the shorter shank so it will fit a Class I. I have incldued links to the instruction
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  • Can Bikes be Carried on Draw-Tite Trailer hitch Mount Cargo Carrier # 6500 on a 2003 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Draw-Tite cargo carrier, # 6500, can be fitted with a bike adapter, # 6505, which will allow you to carry bikes on the carrier when it is not loaded with cargo. I have included links to the instructions for both parts and a link to a video review of the carrier.
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  • Fit of Draw-Tite Cargo Carrier # 6500 on 2011 Chevy HHR with Class I Receiver
  • The Draw-Tite # 6500 20x48 Cargo Carrier you mentioned would be an excellent choice for carrying cargo behind your 2011 HHR. The # 6500 features an angled shank that will raise the platform 3 inches above the level of the receiver, providing additional ground clearance. The shank is also adjustable, allowing you to move the platform closer or further away from the rear bumper as needed. You might also be interested in a cargo bag, part # 59102, a stretch cargo net, part # 7330 or a locking
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendations for Draw-Tite 20x48 Cargo Carrier On 2008 Volkswagen Eos
  • For the Draw-Tite 20x48 Cargo Carrier Receiver Hitch #6500 you referenced for your 2008 Volkswagen Eos, I recommend the DeadBolt Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 7682. It has a flush design intended for 1-1/4 inch receivers such as the Draw-Tite #6500 and features maximum rust resistance and all-weather grips for improved handling in all environments. I have included links featuring video reviews of both the hitch receiver and the receiver lock.
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  • Recommendations for Carrying a Pride Mobility Scooter with a 2011 Chevy Cruze
  • All of the trailer hitches for the 2011 Chevy Cruze are Class I hitches with a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds. The first concern is making sure that the combined weight of a compatible carrier and the mobility scooter does not exceed the 200 pound limit. A 20 inch wide carrier like # 6500 is going to be your best bet. This is the largest carrier that will fit a Class I trailer hitch. The platform is 20 inches wide so you should have just enough clearance. One issue to think about is how
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  • Can a Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier be Used to Carry Furniture on a 2010 Ford Escape
  • If safety is a concern then by all means use a trailer. Truck and trailer rental places, you know the ones, have small enclosed trailers that are light weight and can hold a surprising amount of stuff. That is the best and safest option. Cargo carriers may support the weight but furniture tends to overhang the carriers and have a high center of gravity that could be potentially difficult to work with. In order to tow a trailer, you already have a hitch so you will need the appropriate sized b
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  • Can Bikes be Carried on the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier # 6500
  • Yes. To carry bikes on Draw-Tite cargo carrier # 6500 you would just need to add the bike adapter, # 6505. It creates a secure attachment point to secure the bikes to on the carrier. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the adapter and a video on the carrier for you.
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