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24x60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs

Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier

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Code:   63153

Retail:$202.17

Price:$139.95


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Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier - 63153

25x61 Outside dimensions. Easily transport gear with this hitch cargo carrier. Raised rails help keep gear in place and provide tie-down points. And the rise shank offers an extra 2-1/2" of ground clearance. Optional light kit sold separately.

Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, basket-style cargo carrier lets you tote extra gear
    • Frees up space inside your vehicle for passengers and pets
    • Keeps wet and muddy items from dirtying up the interior of your vehicle
  • Raised shank elevates carrier platform by 2-1/2" for better ground clearance
  • Side rails help keep cargo in place and provide multiple tie-down points
  • Mesh floor is easy to clean
  • Black powder coated steel is durable and resists rust and corrosion
  • Optional light kit (sold separately) is required if cargo blocks vehicle's tail lights
  • 3-Piece design requires assembly
  • Hitch lock or hitch pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 500 lbs
  • Outside dimensions: 61-1/2" long x 25-1/2" wide x 5-1/2" tall
  • Inside dimensions: 60" long x 24" wide x 5-1/2" tall
  • Shank rise: 2-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest edge of carrier: 12-3/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to bend in shank: 5"
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Pro Series cargo carrier with optional light kit

This sturdy steel cargo carrier has oval cutouts so that you can install an optional light kit (sold separately). A light kit must be used if your cargo blocks the tail lights on your vehicle.



63153 ProSeries 24x60 Railed Hitch Cargo Carrier - 2 Inch Hitches - Black Powder Coated Steel - 500 lbs

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Video Transcript for Tow Ready 24x60 Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier Assembly

Today we are going to show you part number 63153 from Towing Products. This is a cargo carrier for a 2 inch receiver hitch. This cargo carrier has a capacity of 500 pounds and requires a 5/8 pin and clip, sold separately. Alright, we are going to show you how to put it together, obviously it is not rocket science but we will show you a couple of hints that will make it easier to put together. The best way to start off simply is just go ahead and have the cargo carrier upside down like we have it and just simply really just bring the two halves together. Make sure it is good and tight and you have separations equal on both ends. They wont be perfect but get them as close as possible. And then what we will do next is go ahead and install our side plates. Make sure you have the logo facing the right way, we are upside down for the moment, and just go ahead and put it together. Now we can go ahead and tighten our bolts down. Now repeat for the other half. Now that we have the basket itself assembled and tightened down, next assure every thing is secure on top.

Now we can go ahead and install the shank, making sure the curved section is facing down towards the ground when it is right side up. You simply slide the bolts through, once you have the shank installed and the bolts installed, you can go ahead and tighten it down. One thing you want to check out before you assemble it is go ahead and check for spacing on here, what could happen if there is too much space between the shank and the frame is that if you tighten this down this could potentially pull this apart. So what you want to do is try to tighten it up and see what happens from there, if it does start to pull apart, go ahead and reset the basket and then then what you want to do is go out and get yourself some washers and put them between the shank and the basket here. Go down all three sides and that usually will take care of any slack that needs to be taken up. It wont hurt the performance of the rack or anything, it will just make everything just a little bit tighter. Alright, lets go ahead and tighten down the three main bolts. Once you have your carrier assembled, we can go ahead and install it on your two inch receiver hitch. With your pin and clip installed, the unit is ready for service. There you have it for part # 63153 from Tow Ready products, the cargo carrier with the dimensions of 24 inches wide x 60 inches long and rails about 5-1/2 inches deep.




Customer Reviews

24x60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs - 63153

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (286 Customer Reviews)

25x61 Outside dimensions. Easily transport gear with this hitch cargo carrier. Raised rails help keep gear in place and provide tie-down points. And the rise shank offers an extra 2-1/2" of ground clearance. Optional light kit sold separately.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sam M05/10/2011


Desperately needed a cargo carrier for camping in my F-150 Super Crew, and did a ton of internet research before buying. I have to say first off that this is one of the biggest carriers available, both in width @ 60" (foremost) and depth, and total weight capacity is excellent at 500 LB's. When you begin looking, what you'll notice right away is that carriers with brand names, and in smaller form factors are between $300 to $700! While I don't claim to be an expert on cargo carriers, I'm sorry but I don't want to spend that much money on something that you stack ice chests and cargo boxes on. I want to spend $$ on camping equipment that I have to have for my trips..... Further to this, I would say that the quality of construction on this carrier is excellent. The welds are very good, and the gauge of steel used (frame) and quality of the powder coat finish are perfect. They also can supply (option)a regular (bulbs) or led tail light kit (more expensive) for the carrier which in my opinion is a must. The tail light kit is superb and fits the oval openings perfectly with the supplied rubber inserts. The wiring harness supplied fits the lights well, however, as noted in other internet reviews is not of adequate length to reach some harnesses. My truck is already outfitted with a tow package, so all I had to do was hit the auto parts store and purchase an 48" extension. No big deal, and only costs around $5. Assembly was very easy. The Carrier comes in two halves, and the unit is joined at the center (floor level) by a very robust 2" receiver bar that has a height offset to keep the carrier higher off the ground. Three large bolts go through the carrier halves and through the bar using locking nuts, and then four smaller bolts, both leading edge and trailing edge (center) connect the top half of the carrier. While the smaller bolts come with washers, the big bolts on the bottom do not. I would strongly recommend that you purchase some large washers for the bottom bolts as well. Again, not a big expense, and they will help with wear and tear on the bar and frame. Weight of the assembled unit is significant, so plan on having someone there to help you put it in the hitch. Why pull your back out trying to do it solo. :) I'd guesstimate that the carrier weighs about 60+ LB's. One other item to note is that the height of your cargo in the carrier may cover your license plate on the rear of the vehicle, so it would be a good idea to mount a license plate frame on the carrier so that you can move your plate to the carrier instead, that way it will be visible. They also make a cargo bag for this carrier, which looked good, ballistic nylon I believe. I didn't need it because I won't be putting anything on the carrier that can't get wet in a storm, etc. In summary, for the money, I don't feel you can beat this carrier. BTW - Your unit will likely arrive with the outer cardboard totally destroyed, as they don't use very robust exterior packaging, however, your internals should be fine as they are zip tied to the carrier frame, and the corners of the carrier are protected by very thick foam. Mine arrived with the outer cardboard trashed, but the carrier and parts inside were just fine. First trip with the carrier will be in a couple weeks, so once I have road tested it I will update the review. 13166






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ray J.12/28/2010


Solid carrier with plenty of room! Wow, I put this carrier to the test on a 1,600 mile road trip with our 2007 Toyota Highlander and was not disappointed. Plenty of room to store luggage for a family of four plus a load of Christmas presents. We kept everything secure and dry with the etrailer.com 20-cubic foot cargo bag and kept side movement to practically nil with the anti-rattle hitch pin. All around, the whole set up was rock solid and looked great! I highly recommend the light kit as well. With the cargo bag fully maxed out, the Highlander's taillights were blocked. And since we do a fair amount of driving at night I also added some reflective tape all around the top bar to give not only the sides some visibility, but also the back to get the attention of those not-so-attentive drivers behind me. Lastly, the kit was easy to put together; it came with spacers but I did not need them to obtain a flush assembly; the separation problem some have reported during assembly was avoided by torquing down the bolts around the nameplates before the main bar bolts, just as others have reported to have worked for them. 4690





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How did you mount the license plate to the carrier?

comment by: Bob Dowd - 11/30/2012


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It looks like he might have used some self tapping screws to secure it to the railing, but I am not sure. I can send an email to him so he can come back and respond.

Patrick B - 12/3/2012



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@ Bob - I drilled two holes to accomodate the standard bolt size used to mount the license plate to the car and then used nuts to secure the assembly.As a side note, two years later the carrier is holding up well. Have used it numerous times for short and long hauls and even my neighbors are borrowing it :-

comment by: Ray J. - 12/03/2012


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Thanks for the follow up!

Patrick B - 12/3/2012



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Thanks Ray... I dont like self taping screws, taking them in and out will eventually mess up. Your idea of through bolting the plate is what I was going to do, but I was concerned about weakening the structure. Glad to see this is not an issue with you two years later.... C-Ya! BfD

comment by: Bob Dowd - 12/03/2012


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Evan09/07/2011


I would like to share my experience with this product. I needed a set-up to carry luggage for six (4 adults and 2 children) traveling 2100 miles from middle Tennessee with stops in Georgia, Orlando Florida, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Panama City Beach Florida, and home to Tennessee over the course of 10 days. I own a Mitsubishi Montero XLS (the full size Montero not the Sport) which has a 3rd row seat, but with the 3rd row up there is not much room for luggage. I purchased the Pro Series Cargo Carrier, the etrailer 20 cubic foot bag, the standard lighting kit and the anti rattle/silent hitch pin. The carrier arrived promptly and was easily assembled.The lights and harness were also easy to install. We were able to fit all of our luggage for the entire trip into the bag, to include a beach chair, beach umbrella, and luggage for six people. We traveled about 2100 miles and came home through tropical storm Lee. Due to the heavy rainfall, I was concerned about the waterproof integrity of the bag. I knew the heavy rainfall would certainly provide a "stress test" for the setup. When we arrived home, in the rain, we opened the bag and there was not a drop of moisture inside. The lights worked very well. The hitch pin reduced rattle to zero. I tightened the hitch pin once, before we departed Panama City Beach in route to Tennessee. We had excellent fuel economy even with a full load and the hitch set-up. After looking at all the alternatives, I would give this setup my highest recommendation, even when compared to the higher-end setups. I noticed that the bag can accommodate large and oblong shapes, to include things that would probably not fit into the fixed "box" carrier type setups. I had a gentleman with a rooftop carrier at a fuel station inquire about where to get this, and I passed along the etrailer website to him.I will likely use this on every vacation out of state in the future. Sincerely, Evan W. 23675






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rod W08/12/2011


I am very satisfied with the the etrailer company. It is a quality companay that I had a great experience with as they are obviously a customer service and satisfaction company. Concerning the cargo carrier, I am very satisfied with the product. It took me about 15 minutes to assemble with absolutely no problem. The box it came in was pretty beat up when it arrived but the carrier was not damaged. I had read this would occur in other reviews. It would appear this could be solved by etrailer packaging the product in heavier cardboard. The product has a made in China sticker on it which may correlate to the packaging material and may affect your decision if you are on a buy America purchase mission. I also purchased the light kit. In the reviews I read they indicated that the drivers side light wiring in the wiring harness was too short. I will also state this is true. If run your wire under the carrier diagnolly, shortest distance, it is possibly just enough length. The passenger side wiring is plenty long. I do not know why with all the reviews that the manufacture of the light kit could not lengthen the wire harness. Also on the wire harness, I had to use side cutters and cut a the wire mesh a small amount below each light to thread the wire from underneath the carrier to the light. If you don't do this the drivers side wiring will not reach your vehicle recepticle. The wiring instructions should state this but do not. One other accessory I would recommend that I have not found on etrailer is a receiver hitch stabilizer collar. This little device slips over your carrier insert hitch into the receiver and has some set screws to tighten to prevent your carrier from wiggling or tilting. Overall, this is a great product, I am very satisfied and recommend the product and company. 21660






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave D02/09/2014


Etrailer once again provided great customer service by expediting my shipment and by reviewing some photos of the assembled product to answer my questions. The cargo carrier assembled pretty quickly and easily. I bought it to use with hauling things like my lawn mower for service. The pictures will show how that worked out, which was great. I know that I will find some additional uses like moving and hauling bulk items. 116118






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David C.07/09/2012


I want to thank you for a very excellent product. It took me just over an hour to put carrier together and install lights (I took my time, it was hot). I fits perfect on my 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I have a large spare tire on the back, on an aftermarket tire carrier and the fit is perfect (See enclosed photos). Your price was great and the ship time was, well I could not ask for better. Thank you gentlemen, I will be heading to the Panamint Valley soon and now I can carry all the equipment I will need, thanks again. 47305






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill V07/07/2014


I received a confirmation email within several minutes of my purchase and two more over the next couple of days giving me the status of my order and shipping. My Pro Series Cargo Carrier hitch rack was delivered very quickly and arrived in great condition. The box was well designed, it showed a bit of wear from the handling but the rack inside was in perfect condition. It was easy to assemble and using a torque wrench as recommended ensured that the bolts are properly tightened. I was surprised that the box was shorter than the 60" length of the carrier, opening the box confirmed my guess that the body of the rack was in two sections. This was replacing another carrier that had been destroyed in an accident. I had presumed it, too, was one piece with the receiver needing to be attached. I hadn't picked up on the fact that the rack was in sections, probably my oversight. Never the less, the bolts holding it together are very substantial and the rack is very solid. I would buy it again without any question. I bought this primarily for our annual trip to the beach to carry coolers, supplies and a large, heavy duty utility cart that won't fit in the 4Runner but is used to haul the family's abundance of gear from the condo to the shore. I will use it for hunting and fishing excursions, too. I am very pleased with the excellent service from etrailer and with the rack itself. 139815






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris B.09/16/2013


First off, etrailer is great. I shopped numerous other sites and they had the best price on his cargo carrier. Second, they kept me in he loop from start to finish and had the cargo carrier delivered on the 3rd business day (maybe it was the 2nd). The cargo carrier was easy to put together. I haven't used it yet so I can't comment on that but will follow-up once I have. I do believe I will eventually order an anti wobble hitch pin though. There is quite a bit of play in my 2" receiver but maybe that won't be a factor once I have some weight on it. 100274





Comments

Looks really nice - Im looking to get one for my Jeep too. Have you had any troubles since you wrote this review ? Did you need the anti wobble pin ? How easy is it to put it on and off, my concern is that I will need to take it on and off a lot.

comment by: Sam - 06/13/2014


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This is for Sam. No, I have not had any problems with the cargo carrier. It is a little heavy but I can take it on and off by myself. I hang it on the wall in my garage so it stores nicely out of the way. It does wobble but it doesnt really seem to affect anything. I usually try and make sure my load is balanced.I think it is a perfect addition for the wranglers limited storage space.

comment by: Chris b - 06/19/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: 2008 Toyota Sequoia08/07/2012


Great Product, and very solid construction. The equipment arrived fairly fast, and without any problems. All pieces were accounted for, and went together in a matter of minutes. I opted to go with my own light package that included reverse lights. After reading several reviews about the recommend light package, and how they protrude into the basket area, as well as the lights were sealed and would not be able to be changed when they burned out. I saw another customer had put the reflective tape on his product, and said smart idea and did the same. Took it on a test drive, and loaded it down with about 200lbs and no effect on car handling. Overall I am pleased with my decision to purchase this product 50847






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Todd07/18/2011


Ordered this cargo carrier, extra large bag and light kit. Shipping was extremely fast; arrived in less that 4 days. Easy to assemble, I did however run to my local hardware store and got extra heavy duty washers to be sure all was nice and snug when assembled. The cargo carrier assembly was as easy as described; however no matter how I put in the lights, the plug wire was not long enough. Bought a $4 extender at Walmart. Be sure to put the rubber grommets in first, then put the lens in !!! Packed 3 large suitcases, 2 large duffel bags, smaller bags and still had room!! We did a 800 mile round trip to the beach, ran through some terrible rain storms, but everything stayed bone dry inside the cargo bag. Great product, fast shipping; wish I would have bought this long ago. 19627





Comments

Thank you for the picture of bag!What is the brand and model of the extra large bag?

comment by: DC - 07/12/2013


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The bag in Todds photo is the the etrailer.com Extra Large Cargo Bag, part 988501. 54 inches long, 24 inches wide, and 24 inches tall. It is designed to fit the largest cargo carriers like the Pro Series carrier that Todd is using it with. Check the link:

Patrick B - 7/15/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stephen02/10/2013


I was looking for a safe and sturdy cargo carrier for all that excess tailgating gear. This is perfect and holds a heap of gear. Putting it together was no problem, all parts machined to fit easily and align well. Highly recommend this carrier. I must add that the service from etrailer was outstanding. They kept me informed all the way through from order placement to early delivery - it arrived on my doorstep in perfect condition in just 3 days. Great company to work with and I will be back for sure. 65587





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Both have been great, thanks and looking forward to some more use with the tailgating season about to start!

Stephen - 08/13/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron R.01/07/2013


I couldn't be happier with the carrier. With very little effort I was able to put it together. I was even able to attach it to the car without any problems. The whole process only took about twenty minutes. I then loaded it down with luggage and drove about 800 miles. Never had a problem. The carrier is sturdy and strong. I highly recommend it to anyone who needs extra storage space. 62560





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Patrick, thanks for the email. The trailer has continued to be great. I dont use it a lot, but every year we take a couple of long distance trips and I need it. It is always great.

Ron R. - 07/16/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tammy R.03/16/2012


My husband and I decided we wanted a cargo carrier so we "googled" it. Up came etrailer.com which looked like it had lots to choose from. We narrowed it down to two items before deciding on item #63153. We discussed the products with the customer service agent at etrailer.com. Can you believe she answered the phone at 10 minutes to 8 in the morning? Anyway, etrailer.com helped me compare between the two carriers my husband and I had narrowed down by offering information and answering the questions. I went ahead with the order and within 5 minutes I had a confirmation order in my email in box. Then, 10 minutes later I had notification that the order had already been shipped with shipping confirmation tracking. I was amazed at the customer care. This was a Friday morning when I ordered the carrier and today is Wednesday of the following week. We got our carrier yesterday - my husband put it together without any issues. That was fast and efficient. I love it! It is going to work perfect for us. Thank you etrailer.com! 34083






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John M.07/03/2011


Cargo carrier itself is just OK. The instructions are poor. When installing, start with the smaller bolts first, square up the cargo carrier, then tighten up the three larger botls to pull it all together. If you don't do this, you'll end up with the two halves not aligned very well. There is not protective foam in the box. My carrier came with the wire mesh pierced in one area from one of the rails during shipping. The exterior of the box was not damaged, so it must have been shaken around during shipping sometime. There was a small rust spot on the underside of the carrier. I bought this with a curt hitch, wiring, and lights for my Toyota Sienna. All together, it's a pretty good combination that eTrailer made very easy to piece together. I gave this a low rating because of the poor installations instructions, punctured wire mesh, and the rust spot. I can only expect that this carrier will need a lot of future TLC in order to keep-up with the Toyota's reliability. 18460






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Willie L.11/18/2012


This is a very sturdy product. The only difficulty which I experienced was with the lighting kit whip. The lighting kit section for the driver's side was too short to route under the carrier. I had to route it over the basket and rig a protector for this portion of the wiring. However with this said, I am looking forward to putting it to use. 59626





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The carrier and light hook-up are very good. I have used them often. I would highly recommend them. God bless!!!

Willie L. - 06/12/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott06/11/2011


This carrier is perfect!! It is exactly what I was looking for to carry all the gear that 3 little kids come with!! I have a 2004 Mercury Mountaineer (same as Ford Explorer) and the fit is great. It was a toss up to go with this one or the foldable style but the rising offset works great. I opted for the light kit that is reccomended and yes, as mostly all the other reviews mention, the wiring harness is short. E-trailer really should consider supplying a longer one. However, that being said, it was not a problem to make a small splice extending it. Or, as others have suggested, buy a longer wiring harness at an auto store. Also, the suggestion to add fender washers to the assembly is an absolute must!! I cannot believe e-trailer does not supply what is, in my opinion, neccessary hardware. In all, this is exactly what i was looking for, it assembled with ease in about 30 minutes and is of sufficient quality to last for many trips. 16744






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John B.06/14/2012


I have three pics of our new cargo carrier that we bought from you. Also the light kit and cargo netting. The cargo carrier went very good. I did have to buy a hitch adapter, which i have a pic of because the cargo carrier was a 2" and i have a 1 and 1/2 inch reciever. As you can see we do not travel lightly. 44142






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Javen H04/16/2007


Great Carrier - Minor Defects I purchased this carrier, which for it's size and capabilities, this is a great deal. However, a couple of minor issues you need to be aware of. First off, there were a couple of minor defects where some weld had dripped on this rack, then was painted over, leaving a couple of large bumps on the surface. Secondly, and more importantly, I had to use washers as spacers along the support tube to prevent the platform from seperating at the center joint. No big deal, just be aware that before you assemble, to place a washer on each side of the support tube prior to inserting bolts. This will prevent the bolts from pulling the center joints apart. Lastly, the mesh flooring did not have big enough spaces to run the connectors for the tail light kit as described in the instructions. Be prepared to cut and splice the wires in order to have a professional looking installation. 133






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: adamdrums10/13/2011


Well designed cargo carrier! I own a jeep liberty with a tire on the back. I have hunted for the perfect hitch cargo carrier that has a good sized platform, doesn't scrape the ground when driving up inclines and isn't extremely heavy. This one is it! The hitch leave roughly 1/4" gap between the tire and basket so its a nice tight fit and doesn't stick to far out. It elevates upward from the hitch so I don't need to worry about hitting the ground on inclines. The sides are good for keeping everything in place and piece of mind. One downfall is that I can't open the back on the liberty because of the tire. I can open the glass through. Overall highly recommended carrier! 25522






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug W.04/19/2012


Great Carrier. Ordered on a Friday and recieved it on Wednesday. Everything arrived in perfect shape even the boxes. Assembly was simple and had it on the back of my 2011 Tahoe in 15 minutes. I installed the light kit once it was on my vehicle. I put the lights in and hooked it to my vehicle. It was very tight from the drivers side as others have stated. I turned the light with the connection to the inside instead of the outside and picked up 4 inches of slack. I ran the green wire over to the yellow then zip tied everything where it fit the best. Worked great and turning the light doesn't effect anything. I would recommend this carrier to anyone. I also purchased the large cargo bag but haven't used it yet. I do need to order the anti rattle hitch pin because there is a little play in the receiver so I would recommend that. Customer service was great! 37694






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Daniel01/03/2011


Cargo carrier on Nissan Armada Pictures of the mounted cargo carrier. Overall the experience was awesome!!! The light cords could be a little longer for connection with wiring adapter, but still a good experience. I'll recommend!!! 4938






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Carl M.05/30/2011


Exactly what i ordered, box was a little beat up but the carrier was in good shape. Very simple to put together, took me 15 mins. As usual, service was great. Here are a couple of pictures with the carrier on my 2011 Outlander Sport. 15696






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric06/14/2010


Overall, a very good carrier I am rating this carrier overall very good as I have used it only twice so far and it worked as expected, but I cannot comment yet on longevity and reliability. The setup was easy and as some have posted, washers were needed to fill gaps along the support tube. I recommend the Anti-Rattle device as it makes for a very secure connection. If opting for the light kit, it was an easy install, though the wiring can be banged around by items in the carrier, so be careful. My last trip encountered some rain and I noticed some rusting of the bolts holding the carrier together. I would expect some better quality hardware that could handle being outdoors. The frame is solid and you can crank down on your tie-downs to ensure your items are secure without fear of bending tubes. 3132






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ryles06/23/2014


I bought one of these racks 2 years ago to take to the beach. Three trips to the beach and many trips camping, and to the home improvement store an this rack rocks! I just purchased a second one as a gift to a friend that goes to the beach with us (we take a lot of stuff). The 500 pound rating is no joke as I've had close to that on it several times. If my picture comes through you will see it loaded for the beach with an inflatable dinghy, outboard, gas can, water trampoline, fishing gear, chairs, beach toys, inflatable kayak, and more. This trip had to have 400 pounds on the rack. 137227






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John K.07/05/2012


I received the cargo carrier only a few days after ordering it, the box and carrier itself were in good condition. Unpacking and assembly went quickly, but I did stop at the hardware store to get washers for the bolts that connect the baskets to the shank. I don't think you'd necessarily need them, but I can see the reason that a lot of people have used them. Along with the carrier, I got the light kit with it, and as others have stated, one side a bit short, and the other is actually a bit long. I picked up a 1 foot extension for connecting to the vehicle, and also 10 feet of the split wire tubing just to protect the wiring a bit. I found the lights fit very well into the rubber grommets, and don't foresee any problem with them. 46783






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jack08/21/2011


Overall it is functional. Strong steel frame but deck grating is low quality. I was disappointed in the light kit. It works but the backside of the lights are inside the cargo area and the wiring that plugs in the back of the lights are unprotected. You have to make sure when straping things down, cargo is not placed against the back of the lights/wiring, and the lights can be pushed out of the frame espcially when strapping things down. You basically loose valuable space within the cargo area because of the lights. I would like to see a license plate mount added. Had to zip tie it to the frame. Again overall it works well but I will end up making modifications which should have been considered by the designer. 22392






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John L.08/17/2013


The Pro Series cargo carrier was easy to assemble and load. With the anti-rattle hitch pin, it mounted rock-solid to my Ford Edge--no rattle or motion from the carrier at all. The raised platform never scraped the ground despite adding 3' to the end of my car and the moderate incline of my driveway. Etrailer was prompt with notifications and had the carrier at my home on time as promised. My only complaints are that the carrier was not well packaged and suffered numerous scratches in transit that I will have to paint to prevent corrosion, and one bolt-hole (out of 11) was filled with a small bead of weld material that I had to remove (hammer and flat blade screwdriver) before I could insert the bolt. 95575






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jason03/07/2009


Typical Chinese made crap I was surprised when I recieved the box and it had "Made in China" labels all over it. Can't anyone in America made something like this? Two of the nuts used to assemble it did not even have threads in them. Then when I went to install it into my hitch reciever, it wouldn't fit! It would go about half way and get bound up. It would appear that the hole for the pin was punched into the tubing, not drilled. This distorted the shape and caused it to be unsquare. So after a bunch of grinding and repainting it was finally ready to use. The light kit sucks too. One lead is significantly shorter than the other and wouldn't even reach between my connector and the light, without splicing. 1629






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Titus06/16/2008


Look No Further!! Last year in Oct. I purchased my wife an '04 Mountaineer. In Nov. we traveled to Ohio for Thanksgiving. Knowing that we usually bring back more than we take (and Grandma was riding with us), we needed more cargo room. I extensively searched the web for prices and features. This Carrier was awesome. Very spacious and hefty. The rails help with tie downs and ratchets. Soon I hope to order the Carrier Bag to complete the outfit. Quick to assemble and install, however you should place washers between the bolts and nuts as there is a minor angle without them. After Ohio we went to Florida in Dec. Still no complaints. Free shipping was also a plus. Look No Further!! 968






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Wayne12/31/2010


Hitch platform with kid's motor bikes I thought since I was looking for pictures of applications of what this hitch platform looks like- when I bought one in April --- Maybe you can use some of these photo's for your website. I use the hitch platform for with my Kid's Motor-bikes. 4831






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike G.08/02/2011


Great product has made about 6 trips load down with luggage from Florida to Indiana and haven't had a problem. The LED Light Kit is awesome and really lights up the back of the Tahoe. The only negative thing to say about this is there aren't any real hook spots for tie downs. The side rails work ok but they slide and aren't ment to hold down a load. Other than that if your looking for a great Cargo Carrier, this is the one. O and its fairly easy to put together when you get it. You will need a torque wrench to tighten down the three load bearing bolts/nuts. I'd upload a picture of it but my wife is on her way back to Indiana for another visit. Hope this review helps! 20942






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff L07/19/2012


Very happy with the product, with one exception. The cargo carrier does not come with a pin and clip to secure it into your trailer hitch, which is essential and basic to its functioning. Without the clip, you have a 100 pound piece of metal that will not serve any purpose. I have purchased other products from other companies, such as a trailer hitch bike rack, and it came with all of the essential pieces of the product to make it work. They did not try to charge you an extra $5 or $10 for a pin and clip which is required to use the product. That's bad business. I am glad I was not leaving for my trip shortly after this product arrived. 48457






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JAMIE JUHL02/07/2013


I just assembled the 8" hitch extender(80307) and the cargo carrier (24 x 60)(63153) and the hitch locking receivers(7683) and threw it on the Hummer H2. My God this this is huge, low wiggle as the hitches sometimes are, and got the cargo stretch net(7330) to top it off. I'm leery of plastic hooks but we will see on the net. I put some heavy stuff in the middle of the carrier and went out as the directions state, locked the stuff down with the cargo stretch net and took it out foe a spin with the wife driving behind me. She said it road very well with no shift. So with camping coming up we can't wait! 65413






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Richg07/31/2012


Well, you get what you pay for. This carrier was easy to assemble...the light kit took longer to install than others reported, but only because I snipped the wires and routed them through the braces rather than wire-tie them to the underside of the carrier where they would be exposed to abrasion. My biggest concern is that the expanded sheet used on this carrier is as flimsy as window screen...any heavy load, protruding luggage corner etc is going to seriously bend the sheet. As before, you get what you pay for, and hindsight being 20-20, I would have paid more and gotten a carrier made by Rola. 49994






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jake F12/26/2012


Quality paint and wielding. Good value for the money. Only drawback that may have altered my purchase had I had known about it is the way the lights fit into the frame. They actually protrude into the tray area where you load your cargo and the lights could easily be knocked out of the bracket by your cargo since they are only held in place by the pressure of the rubber seal and nothing else. Also, the wiring is in the rear of the light and protrudes out the same way. Went together very easily. I'm leaving for FL on Sat. and we’ll see how well it works. Best thing is it's made in the U.S.A. 61955






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug07/20/2012


I recently purchased a hitch mounted cargo carrier (63153), a light kit (98174LED), and a hitch pin. Bottom line is the lights didn't work because the driver side of the wire harness was too short to reach the plug on my vehicle. etrailers solution was I should buy an extension because my plug location was unique, unusual. The plug is located 8" to the left of the receiver, industry standard. If your are interested in this carrier, I would recommend you look somewhere else or be prepared to spend money to make it work because they don't tell you it won't work without buying an extension. 48623






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: chris L.10/09/2012


Excellant customer service. All the items came the very next day.,less than 24 hours. WOW...I was worried about getting all the parts on the carrier togehter but it was very easy and came togehter with no problems. I am very very happy with the agent that was very smart and helpful, the next day service and all the products received. I did put flat washers on the middle support bar to be extra safe and a better firm grip.I ordered the #63153 for my 2011 Ford edge. I will use this company and their products in the future and will tell my friends. Outstanding service! 56818






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: DCT05/27/2014


Purchased for my 2013 Ford F-150 truck, I had item unpacked and completely assembled in under 30 minutes. if your planning on hauling lots of extra equipment for your outdoor adventures this is the carrier for you. Carrier is built very strong and sturdy, I left carrier installed on truck hitch, once it was emptied I used it as a step getting in the bed of truck with tailgate in up or down position, just make sure you step on the center I Beam of carrier if you chose to use as a step. Holds a 165 quart igloo cooler with room to spare. Money well spent.. 132424






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim R.05/27/2009


Very Good I used this tray to move something from Chicago to near Washington DC, then move my daughter back from college in Maine. It worked very well and saved me enough in gas (since I didn't need to use my truck) to pay for itself! Like others, I found I had to add washers when assembling to get proper alignment. I used 1/2" ID Fender washers. It would be nice if there was a way to slide the tray back when stopped to improve access to the Van, but for the price it's still a Great Cargo carrier. Haven't had it long enough to rate long-term reliability. 1895






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill F.04/16/2014


I purchased this cargo carrier for my 2013 Jeep Wrangler. It came disassembled and following the instructions, I had it set up in less than 30 minutes. I mounted it to my Jeep's hitch and it sits perfectly. I have over-sized Nitto Terra Grappler tires (305/55/R20). The goose neck on the carrier clears my rear tire by 4" (see photo). 125576






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cort05/14/2012


Thanks for taking the time to follow up Katie. I know you guys want fast feedback but we haven't used the carrier yet. However, the carrier, anti-sway lock, and water-proof bag were shipped and delivered as promised and quick! Everything was packaged nicely and unharmed during shipping. Assembly was simple, had my 5 year old son helping every step of the way. We are anxious to load it up this Friday, traveling from Kentucky to Gulf Shores, AL. It will be nice not having the SUV jam packed from the floor to ceiling this year! 40313






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: GMC Acadia12/02/2007


Solid carrier The carrier comes in 3 pieces, but is very easy to put together. I'd highly recommend using an anti-rattle locking hitch pin (something similar to 76820) to tighten this up in the hitch. Without something like that, the carrier isn't real stable and can rock back and forth a little bit. With the anti-rattle hitch pin, you can get it snugged up pretty good so that it is a solid platform. I only have limited use so far, so my reliability and performance scores can be taken with a grain of salt at this point. 514






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lyle Daugherty03/08/2011


Guy next door called and said there was a box outside my Garage. Didn't want it to get snowed on. I went and got it. The box was broken open at one side/end, and the spacers fell out. No damage to the product. I got it assembled in and hour. (minus lights). While the instructions do not call for glue around the lights; I'm thinking I might want to put some glue around the edge to better secure them. Happy so far. A little heavy to manuver for only one person, but fits my hitch. Thanks for your followup. Lyle 8801






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Thu and Alan Jelden06/17/2013


The cargo carrier came as expected, packaged well. The lock and anti-rattle device installed well. We just need to get the bolts and nuts tightened using a torque wrench to the specifications on the instructions. The carrier was easy to assemble, about 20 or less minutes, and we had it on our Toyota Venza hitch. The carrier itself was sturdy and in great shape when it was delivered. We'll see how it carries our stuff for camping, which is why we got it. No more roof rack hassles. Keep you posted. 85048






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James A.06/22/2012


The cargo carrier was what I need for my travel trailer. I needed a rack to carry my waste dump carrier. The roll about tank is 42 gal. and it fit perfect in the railed carrier. Had it assembled and in the hitch in about 30 minutes. The reciever mounted to rear bumper of the travel trailer and carrier slides in and locks. It also cleared my spare tire rack. The company did a great job with my order, I ordered on Monday and it was at my door on Wednesday. Also had a good price and shipping charges. 45231






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike G01/22/2011


Bought the 24x60 railed cargo carrier with the light kit - love the carrier, but the light kit sure could use up to 1 foot more length for the yellow (driver's side) wire. It is too short and I could not route it neatly using the support beams--had to go straight from light to plug and then there is still no slack. They could have taken some from the green (passenger side) because there is plenty there to route neatly along the support beams. I had to fold up about 8 inches of that run. 5913






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob K04/06/2012


I recently received my new cargo carrier. Some of the reviews indicated that the install instructions was hard to follow and hard to put together. I found the instructions straight forward and only 11 connections had to be made to have the unit ready to use. Very easy to install. Looking forward in using my carrier in the next few weeks. Will be using behind a 2012 GMC Terrain. The ordering process was easy and the delivery very quick. Will use etrailer again in my future purchases 36383






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michelle07/09/2013


We used this over the weekend for the 1st time. While my husband was getting gas twice, people came over to him and asked about the trailer. They both comments how cool our trailer was. My husband bought the LED Light kit to go with the trailer as other reviews state; this makes you loose about 2 inches. My husband is so glad he got the 24" instead of the 20". We can put 2 coolers and 1 tote on the bottom. He is very pleased with this trailer and is very happy he bought it. 88429






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kelly L07/06/2011


We used the cargo carrier for a trip from WI to FL. Our group totaled 7 people, 3 drove and 4 flew. We saved on luggage fees, figure 4 bags at $30 each way was $240.00 I also purchased the bag for this unit which helps keep odd shaped items in place. We then loaned it to friend who were taking a large group on vacation and they loved it as well. Light enough for one person to handle. Handled the load well. I didn't notice a drop in gas milage for my vehicle either. 18531






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike C07/15/2012


I am thrilled with my most recent purchase. Heavy duty construction and assembled in 15 minutes. I also purchased the light kit and found that to be just as easy to install. The wire is short so u will. Red to buy the 12 inch extender. I knew this by reading others reviews. It would be frustrating to put everything together and be short on the wire. I also purchased the large cargo bag and am impressed with its heavy duty quality. All in all a great experience 48009




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  • What is the Best Trailer Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier for My 2012 Ford Edge Crossover
  • The hitch mounted cargo carrier that is selected most by our customers that have a 2012 Ford Edge, is the Pro Series 24 x 60 Railed Cargo Carrier, # 63153. This carrier is not a folding style carrier like the one you referenced though, but does have a larger platform and cutouts to insert taillights, like part # 98174LED, if the cargo you will be carrying might cover the vehicle taillights. If you like the folding option, the Curt Cargo Carrier, # C18131, that you referenced is our best...
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  • Recommendation To Relocate License Plate When Using Tow Ready Hitch Cargo Carrier, # 63153
  • On the Tow Ready Hitch Cargo Carrier, # 63153, the license plate can be mounted to the back of the cargo carrier by drilling two holes of 1/4 inch or less and attaching the plate with two screws. I also have a Optronics License Plate Holder, # LP35BB, that you could use. It mounts by one screw in the center and then the license plate attaches to the holder. If you have the Optional Light Kit, # 20174, on your cargo carrier you could use the Optronics License Plate Light And Bracket,...
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  • How To Install License Plate And Light Kit On The Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier # 63153
  • On the Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier, part # 63153, you can use the Optional Light Kit, part # 20174. This light kit will install on the Pro Series cargo carrier and plug into a 4-flat connector on your vehicle. This will give you operating taillights on the back of your cargo carrier. To mount your license plate on your vehicle and illuminate it I would recommend using either the Optronics License-Plate Light w/ Mounting Bracket, part # LP55CB, or the Peterson License Plate Light with...
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  • Can a Trailer Hitch Adapter Be Used to Carry 2 inch Cargo Carrier oa a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer
  • There are two good recommendations for you but I would not recommend using a hitch adapter to carry a 2 inch shank cargo carrier in a 1-1/4 inch hitch. The reason is that the adapter reduces the hitch tongue weight capacity by 50 percent, and you would need to be very careful not to overload the hitch and vehicle frame, causing damage. The reduction in capacity is due to the extra torque that is applied when placing the weight farther away from the rear of the vehicle. The first recommendation...
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  • Recommend Hitch Cargo Carrier To Mount Taillight Kit and License Plate
  • We do have cargo carriers available that use light kits, but there is not a light or license plate mounting kit available for the CURT 24x60 Folding Cargo Carrier, part # C18132. For a similar cargo carrier that a light kit and license plate can be mounted to, we have the Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier, part # 63153. You could then install Cargo Carrier Light Kit, part # 20174, which is an incandescent light kit. We also have an LED kit, LED Light Kit, part # 98174LED. To mount your...
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  • Availability of a Bumper Mount Cargo Carrier for the Rear of a Trailer
  • We do not carry any cargo carriers specifically designed for use on the back of a trailer. Assuming that the bumper has the proper weight capacity, you could use a Bumper Mount Receiver, part number # E-100 in conjunction with a receiver mounted cargo carrier. A few of the railed cargo carriers we offer would be ideal for this application. I'll include links for the Bumper Mount Receivers and Railed Cargo Carriers below.
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  • Using Stabilizing Straps on a Cargo Hauler in the Curt Hitch on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap, # 18050, is designed to help provide extra support to the receiver when carrying hitch mounted bike racks and cargo carriers. For the 2012 Honda CR-V the Curt hitch, # C13119, requires a support strap for all non-trailer loads for manufacturer warranty requirements. To use the suppport strap with a cargo carrier like the Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier, # C18145, you would need to loop one end of the strap through the cargo carrier top rail and attach...
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  • Folding Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier for a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • You will have to bolt together the Pro Series cargo carrier. The 2 sides of the platform bolt together and bolt to the shank. I have linked the installation instructions for you. I have also included a link to an assembly video. There are 3 main pieces and it does not take very long to install. This carrier does not fold. Any of the trailer hitch mounted cargo carriers that fold will require at least some assembly. The most popular is # C18131. I have included a link to the installation...
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  • Can a Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier be Used at the Same Time
  • With the 24x60 Railed Cargo Carrier, # 63153, installed in the trailer hitch, you will not be able to install anything else in the hitch and nothing can be installed in the tubing in the cargo carrier. What you could do is use the Curt Dual 2 Inch Receiver Tube Adapter, # D-192. However, the bikes will be hanging above the cargo carrier, limiting the amount of space on the carrier. Also this adapter/extension has a tongue weight rating of 350 pounds. This means that the cargo carrier,...
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier Options for a 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • If you have a 2 inch hitch on your Jeep, any of our 2 inch cargo carriers will work. I have included a link to a page with all our 2 inch size cargo carriers. Take measurements of your cooler, luggage or whatever you will be carrying to see what size would be best suited for you. I would recommend part # 52018 as it is one of our largest, or part # 5800200 has dimensions that are different from most other carriers that may be better suited. I prefer carriers that are 24 inches deep...
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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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  • Will the Tow Ready Hitch Cargo Carrier # 63153 Allow a FJ Cruiser Rear Door to Open When Installed
  • The rails of the Tow Ready Hitch Cargo Carrier, item # 63153, are 5-1/2 inches tall and the shank on the carrier raises it 2-1/2 inches. Adding these together you get 8 inches of rise from the top of the receiver opening. To determine if the cargo carrier will allow the rear door to open on your FJ Cruiser you will need to do some measuring. Measure from the lowest part of the rear door straight down to the top of the receiver opening. If this measurement is 8 inches or more you will be...
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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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  • 2013 Toyota Highlander Cargo Carrier and Cargo Bag Recommendation
  • After checking our records I found that you have a Class III rated hitch that has a maximum tongue weight of 500 pounds, and has a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver opening. I recommend the Rola Tilting Enclosed Cargo Carrier # 59110. You can use this is as a complete enclosed cargo box or or as an open cargo tray. It has a 250 pound carrying capacity. This enclosed carrier that will be more weather resistant than an open cargo carrier used with a bag. The latches that connect the cargo carrier...
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  • Will The etrailer Cargo Bag # 988501 On A Cargo Carrier Interfere With Exhaust On A 2010 Ford Flex
  • The Tow Ready 24x60 Railed Cargo Carrier, part # 63153, has an angled shank which will raise the carrier 2-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch receiver opening. This distance will help the cargo carrier clear the area where the exhaust gases would exit from the tailpipes. You can measure up 2-1/2 inches from the center of your hitch receiver on your 2010 Ford Flex and see where the cargo carrier would be located on your vehicle in relation to the tailpipes. I am including a picture...
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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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  • Cargo Carrier with Spare Tire Clearance for 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • As a first step, you will need to determine what kind of clearance you will need. Measure from the hitch pin hole rearward until you clear the furthest rearward portion of the spare tire. The cargo carrier you choose will need to have a shank that is longer than that dimension. If your Wrangler has the stock tire size, this distance will be around 6 inches, but if you have larger tires, this distance could be greater. The Carpod # M2200 has a hitch pin hole to closest portion of the...
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  • Recommended Cargo Carrier with High Ground Clearance
  • The Surco 24 by 60 Cargo Carrier, part # 52018 has a straight shank, which means that the height at the back end would be the same at the height of the receiver. For the Toyota Venza, once a hitch is installed, the top of the receiver would fall just below the bottom of the rear fascia. Depending on the height from the ground to the bottom of a hitch receiver on your vehicle, this might present a problem. If you are concerned about ground clearance, you could use the Pro Series 24 by...
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  • Will Pro Series Cargo Carrier # 63153 the Clear Spare Tire on Jeep Wrangler
  • The distance from the hitch pin hole in the shank to the closest portion of the cargo platform of the # 63153 carrier is 12-3/4 inches. To determine if the carrier will work for you, measure 12-3/4 inches rearward from the hitch pin hole in your receiver, and see if this distance takes you past the rear edge of the spare tire. If you find that the Pro Series Cargo Carrier, part # 63153 does not offer enough clearance, take a look at the Curt 20 by 60 carrier, part # C18130. This carrier...
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  • Folding Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier, Light Kit and License Plate Bracket Recommendations
  • The Pro Series carrier, # 63153, does not have an alternative shank that will allow it to fold. But we do have other carriers that do fold and that you can add a light kit and license plate bracket to. Take a look at the Surco carrier, # 52018F. This is a 24 x 60 inch carrier, it folds, and you can add light kit # 52014. I have included a link to a video review for you. For a license plate bracket, there is not a specific bracket made for the carriers but you can use # LP15SB. Self-tapping...
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier Recommendation for Carrying a Snow Blower and Camping Equipment
  • If the 2 inch hitch on your vehicle is rated for at least 400 pounds tongue weight capacity, I would recommend using the Pro Series Steel Solo Cargo Carrier and Folding Ramp, # PS10401-10402. This carrier features a ramp for loading things like a snow-blower or lawnmower, see video link, and can easily be used to haul your camping gear when needed. The Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier, # 63153, would also be a good choice, but would be much harder to load a snow-blower or lawnmower on....
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  • Will the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87586 Fit a 2011 Toyota Sienna XLE
  • I spoke with my contact at Hidden Hitch and the Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, # 87586, will fit your 2011 Toyota Sienna XLE. From my research only the SE models came with a different body trim than the other models, which is why extra fascia trimming was required. If you have an appearance panel that covers your trunk pan, then you will need to trim or remove that panel to install this hitch. The only other consideration that you will want to make when using this hitch with...
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  • Ground Clearance Difference for Pro Series # 63153 and Curt # C18130 Cargo Carriers on 2008 Sienna
  • Both the Pro Series # 63153 and Curt # C18130 cargo carriers have an angled shank to provide better ground clearance than straight-shank types. The Pro Series has 2-1/2-inches of rise in the shank while the Curt has 3 inches of rise. Also the Curt carrier has the ability to adjust the placement of the carrier basket on the shank and includes the required hitch pin and clip, while the Pro Series does not. You can use part # PC3 or a locking anti-rattle hitch pin such as # 63232. The Pro...
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  • Recommendations For Carrying 4 Pairs of Skis & Luggage On 2011 Ford Flex w/o Factory Roof Rack
  • For your 2011 Ford Flex without roof rails and extended moon roof, I would recommend installing a roof rack system to carry your skis. For carrying your luggage, I would recommend installing a hitch mounted cargo carrier, for which you would need to install a trailer hitch on your Ford Flex. For a roof rack, I would recommend Thule Roof Rack For Ford Flex, part # TH480R, THARB60, THKIT1518, which includes everything needed to mount to the roof of your 2011 Ford Flex. To mount 4 pairs...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier Recommendations for a 2013 Ford Explorer
  • There are several cargo carriers that Ford Explorer owners prefer over others. I have included a helpful link to the right that has the popular cargo carriers that 2013 Ford Explorer owners are purchasing. Some of them are roof mounts and would not apply. The Pro Series carrier # 63153 is a popular option. It fits a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver and has a 500 pound capacity. I have included a link to a video review showing the carrier on a 2012 Explorer. You can see how far that it...
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  • Replacement Lights and Light Kits for Tow Ready Cargo Carrier # 63153 and # 63155
  • You are correct. The light kit, # 20174, for Tow Ready Cargo Carriers, like # 63153, are sealed and there are no replacement bulbs. The lights used in the kit are 6-1/2 inch Oval Trailer Stop, Turn and Tail Light, 3-Function, # ST70RB. We also have complete replacement light kits. First is the 20174 kit you have referenced. The other is the LED Light Kit for Draw-Tite, Tow Ready, and Rola Railed Cargo Carriers, # 98174LED. The only difference is that the 98174LED light kit uses LEDs...
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  • What is the Capacity of a 400 lb Tongue Weight Trailer Hitch Paired with a 500 lb Capacity Carrier
  • The tongue weight capacity of the CURT Trailer Hitch, # 13541, for the2010 Lexus RX 350, is 400 pounds. If you have a cargo carrier that can hold 500 pounds, it would still be limited to 400 pounds, the lesser of the two capacities. You will also need to check the vehicle owners manual for its capacity. If it is lower than 400 pounds, you must go by that. If it is more than 400 pounds, you have to go by the hitch capacity. Tongue weight is calculated by the weight of the carrier plus...
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  • Will Pro Series Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo carrier Fit a 2012 Toyota RAV4 and Clear the Spare Tire
  • Provided that your 2012 Toyota RAV4 has a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver, you can use the Pro Series cargo carrier, # 63153. The carrier measures 12-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest edge of the carrier. To make sure there is plenty of clearance, measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on the vehicle out to the distance required to clear the spare tire. If it is less than 12-3/4 inches, the carrier will clear the spare. If you need a 2 inch receiver,...
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  • Recommendation for a 24x60 Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier for a 2007 Chevy Tahoe
  • The CURT Cargo Carrier, # C18133, has been out for awhile now so it is not new to the market. The license plate can be mounted at a location of your choosing on the back of the carrier using License Plate Holder, # LP35BB. You can also drill two holes of 1/4 inch or less diameter and attach the plate with two screws. A light kit is not available for the CURT model. Personally I would go with the Pro Series Cargo Carrier, # 63153, since it is such a popular item. It can easily be fitted...
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  • Can Hitch Mounted Bike Racks be Added to Hitch Mounted Cargo Carriers to Carry Bikes and Cargo Items
  • We do have some options that will allow you to carry cargo and bikes on your 2012 Toyota Highlander, however, bike racks should not be mounted to a hitch mounted cargo carrier. The opening that you see on this cargo carrier is simply a hollow tube, not a receiver. Adding a bike rack to a hitch mounted cargo carrier would place too much weight too far back from the trailer hitch. This will create additional stress that the trailer hitch and your vehicle frame cannot support. It is similar...
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