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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

Alternate 63152

Replaces Draw-Tite 40101







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Video Transcript for Tow Ready Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier Review

Today we are going to show you the Pro Series 24 by 60 rail cargo carrier for 2 inch trailer hitches, part number 63153. The Pro Series cargo carrier is a fixed, light carrier designed to fit 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitches, class III or higher. The black powder coat finish resists rust and corrosion. The carrier uses a shank with a 2-1/2 inch rise to provide extra ground clearance. There is an optional light kit available, part number 20174, that is designed to fit the cargo carrier and provide all your basic trailer light functions turn signal, brake light and running light. The carrier features these nice, 5-1/2 inch tall side rails. These tall side rails are going to help keep your gear in the basket and will provide a good anchor point for your tie-downs. When you go to use a tie-down, make sure that you do not anchor to the expanded steal. It is not designed to bare any kind of tie-down load. It is finished with a black powder coat that resists rust and corrosion. Now we are going to load the cargo carrier and secure our gear with cam buckle straps. And there you have it for the 24 by 60 railed cargo carrier, part number 63153.


Customer Reviews

24x60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2 - 63153

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (250 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Daniel01/03/2011

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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: Ray J.12/28/2010

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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


Comments

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. - 12/3/2012


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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 - 12/3/2012


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Todd07/18/2011

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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


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

comment by: DC - 7/12/2013


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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: Wayne12/31/2010

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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: adamdrums10/13/2011

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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: 2008 Toyota Sequoia08/07/2012

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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: Mike M.08/21/2011

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I bought this carrier for my F150 after reading many reviews on other carriers. By far this was the best choice for me. The assembly was 1-2-3 with easy to follow instructions. I can install the carrier by myself but i do recommend that you have someone help you.We use this carrier for our coolers, an with the large space it held all three of mine. The carrier is well built with high sides to help keep your stuff from sliding off, the rails can also be used for your hold-down straps. I also like the fact it has a two inch lift so i'm not bending far down to pull my stuff off. I purchased the LED light kit to go along with it and also reviewed that. If your looking for a carrier i highly recommend this one. 22425



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Carl M.05/30/2011

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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: Dave D02/09/2014

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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

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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: John B.06/14/2012

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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: Chris B.09/16/2013

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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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe Pap08/16/2013

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Got it to me quicker than needed and in good shape! The only thing I don't like about the product is that I cannot open my tailgate at all with it attached.... 95408



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Emilio08/10/2012

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Got there in good order. It's 750 miles from me, so I must assume that it's OK. Looks fine on the vehicle. 51287



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tyrone H04/12/2012

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Great product and was shipped really fast...I will use this company again 37038



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lindsay R.08/17/2011

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Hitch platform on my 2011 Subaru Forester. Thanks for the great service!! 22010



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Evan09/07/2011

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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: Ray Miller01/05/2011

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24 x 60 Railed Cargo Carrier The carrier was everything you said it was very easy to put together and material was very good quality. also would like to add how fast i received my carrier. was ordered on new years eve and was delivered on following wed.5015



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Art N.12/14/2010

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Well Built Cargo Carrier Solid and well built. Easy to put together. Spacers to line up the frame were encluded. The LED lights are really bright and provide added safety. Carrier Bag is thick and looks like it would protect most anything you place in it. I say if you need a large well built cargo carrier you can't go wrong with this one. Overall I am very pleased with my expericence at etrailer everyone was very helpful.4114



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sam M05/10/2011

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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: JMDC06/16/2010

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Very nice and roomy!! I purchased this carrier for the size along with the 24x60 cargo bag. WOW!!! These things are very nice and well constructed and installation was a breeze. Others have left reviews that you need to use washers when bolting together, not he case. If you snug the two pieces together and install the name plates first before bolting all three pieces together it will not misalign. My recommendation is to buy this one, you will not be dissatisfied. 3141



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric06/14/2010

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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: Bill C06/07/2010

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Trailer Hitch Receiver I got the 24x60 Railed Cargo Carrier for 2" Trailer Hitches and Extra Large Cargo Carrier Bag and Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock and it came very fast and was right and worked right out of the box. The only thing is that I think it leans a little instead of laying level like I think it should. I'm going to use it for a beach trip in June.3107



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: B. Hunter04/13/2009

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great buy I used this carrier on a 2000 mile trip to Colorado this spring break. We were in snow, rain, ice and heavy wind. The cargo carrier was perfect. I also got the light kit and was very pleased. It nice to have the brake lights at night and in the snow. Great quality at a great price. 1740



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: mikerthebiker08/13/2013

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What a great rack! Super sturdy. No cheap welds that pop loose. This is total quality. I do agree with some other reviewers about placing large washers on the 3 main bolts underneath.. that way things fit nice and snug. And what do those cost? A couple bucks at the hardware store. This is a great design and well worth the money. 94832



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott G.07/23/2012

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Could be a nice product, except the manufacturer cheaped-out on the least expensive part. Seven of the eight smaller bolts stripped when torqued according instructions. Some are stripped so bad that I cannot remove the nuts from the bolts. Now I need to make a special trip to get some replacement bolts and nuts, and may have to grind off some of the supplied bolts (which will, no doubt, require me to re-paint the affected areas). Very disappointing.49052



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Allen C.03/12/2012

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I received my Cargo Carrier in less than a week. The assembly was really fast and easy. The quality of the carrier is excellent. I plan to use the carrier to haul my lawn mower and weed eater. The 24x60 is just right to haul my 22" push mower. The side rails make it easy to strap everything in. The carrier fits well behind my Toyota 4Runner especially with the raised draw bar. 33633



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: WOODY06/01/2011

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OH MY GOSH, WE RECEIVED PACKAGE IN 4 WORKING DAYS, WENT TOGETHER IN HALF HOUR TOPS LIKE SAID, HAVEN'T LOADED & WENT DOWN ROAD YET BUT VERY PLEASED WITH OVERALL CONSTRUCTION. WE ARE MOUNTING ON CAMPER & WORKED PERFECT AROUND SPARE TIRE. VERY PLEASED.15908



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gail B.03/11/2011

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This is one of the best products I have bought in years. I recently move from Nevada to Tennessee with 3 larges dogs so there was no room in the back of my Toyota 4Runner for luggage. I purchased this rack and the bag and everything fit back there perfectly and I couldn't be more satified. That's for a great and easy to put together product. 9104



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lyle Daugherty03/08/2011

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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. Lyle8801



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike G01/22/2011

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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: Joe S.12/10/2010

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My first experience with mail order. I was concerned when I first saw the box on my pourch, it looked like it went through WWIII. However when I got the Trailer Hitch Cargo Carrier assembled it was great. All the parts were there and in tact, the insructions were easy to follow and everything fit. Exactly what I wanted. 3970



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Carol F.12/10/2010

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Best service ever Ordered cargo carrier as a Christmas gift so cannot address actual quality of product yet. However, if the product comes close to being as excellent as the order/receiving process, it will be great! Ordered online Tuesday, had product Thursday. WOW!!3927



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pablo, the Deerslayer05/30/2010

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Just what the doctor ordered! This hitch cargo carrier is ideal for the woods. I don't have to drag my yard trailer around anymore to load up my deer, after a successful hunting day. The 500 lb capacity is very good. I can load at least 2 deer, and as small as the deer are, down this way, 3 of them can be hauled out, any given day. The light kits is a must, as is, using the 3 sets of washers, for added stability. 3079



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: matty b12/01/2009

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perfect i recently travelled from chicago to florida with my new cargo carrier.it made carring my luggage so easy .you dont realise its behind your vehicle. it is easy to assemble and easy to install.ithe lady i spoke to (charlene)was so helpful i highly recomend it...........2569



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jeberly09/09/2009

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Great for added room Used on a Buick LeSaber, with adapter....but beware if using on passenger vehicle, you may scrape ground on bumps or dips. We used on a trip in mountains for kids "stuff" and it worked well (scrapes as noted above), but now I am getting light kit as driving at night it really is needed....Great to have the space (when needed) without having to get truck.2371



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rich09/07/2009

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sturdy and BIG Great cargo carrier. I looked for several weeks, read reviews and finally decided on this one. It was easy to assemble, but I took the advice of other reviews regarding the assembly of the main bar to use washers, so I would definitely recommend doing the same. When using those washers it made the basket much more stable.2361



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim R.05/27/2009

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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: Garth05/18/2009

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Good carrier its VERY true...you need 6 washers I used 1/2" plate washers...to fill the void when I put this together...so if you ordered this carrier...just go get the washers now because you WILL NEED THEM!!! other than that...its a great carrier!1857



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug C.05/10/2009

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Great Carrier!!!!! Perfect size to carry what I need!!! Large capacity tray holds quite a bit and is quite simple to put together!!! I reccommend the light package and cargo bag as well. Both are great accessories to have!!!!1834



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bad Brad J.01/15/2009

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Best Purchase For My SUV! This thing is awsome! My wife was mad at first because of the money I spent, but now, she's very glad that I got it. It is great for camping, hauling bags of mulch and also when I moved from my out of town apartment. I laugh at the 500 lb weight limit-so does this unit. The light kit is a must too, for better visibility. Extremely pleased with it.1512



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Fast Eddie01/11/2009

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Great carrier fo the money You guys need to put an insert up-dating installation directions. The main support tube MUST have washers put on each side of the three bolts to keep the carrier from pulling apart in the middle. I kept on experimenting with this problem until I got it right. Other than this problem, I love it!1504



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Connie T08/28/2008

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Excellent Carrier Before purchasing this product, I shopped around for weeks. I was leary about the quality of an on-line product. After talking with a representative on the telephone, I took the plundge. I couldn't be more satisfied with this carrier - plus I purchased it for approx $60 less than a local business could offer it to me.1241



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Titus06/16/2008

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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: GMC Acadia12/02/2007

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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: Billy M.06/27/2007

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A GREAT CARGO CARRIER!!! Super easy to put together. One of the nicest carriers I have ever seen. I would also highly recommend you buy the taillight kit, makes the carrier stand out especially at night. Looks great on my FJ Cruiser.253



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Javen H04/16/2007

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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: David Okragly04/02/2014

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I just received my luggage rack and I love the size and ease of assembly. We are using it this weekend to drive the family to Florida. However, only complaint is there are two big scratches on the top rail (due to shipping and handling). Nervous those areas will eventually rust.123362



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Craig V03/26/2014

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Exactly what I needed for the beach and camping trips. Fits both coolers and has room for anything else I need to find room for. Assembled in minutes with no issues. Etrailer is always great to order from - everything happens immediately and status updates are provided at every step. 122438



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John L.08/17/2013

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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: Michelle07/09/2013

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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: Tom M07/04/2013

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Received my cargo carrier in three days, via standard ground. It was easy to put together and now it's contents & carrier await it"s innaugural trip. A quality product that should provide carrier capacity for a variety of vehicles. So far, very pleased with service and product.87687



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Thu and Alan Jelden06/17/2013

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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: Bart C06/12/2013

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Love it. Assembly instructions were very clear and in English. They even listed the torque specifications for the bolts so I could geek out and use my torque wrenches! Assembled great, very sturdy, great design. Has built-in area for tail-lights that meets the standard size for the oblong oval tail-lights readily available at almost any store.84259



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt06/10/2013

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Very sturdy construction, shipped FAST. DOES NOT INCLUDE a locking pin. Instructions indicate the need for a "shank" when used in the "rise position". It is unclear what the "rise position" is exactly given there is only one position indicated in the installation instructions. No "shank" hardware was included...83956



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve L05/13/2013

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The best carrier I have seen on the market and the price makes it 100 times more attractive. It was also easy to assemble. The only "problem" is that the lighting kit wires has to go over the bar before running under the carrier. It is not 100% clean looking (only 98%). 79937



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stephen02/10/2013

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JAMIE JUHL02/07/2013

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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: Ron R.01/07/2013

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jake F12/26/2012

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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: Willie L.11/18/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: chris L.10/09/2012

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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: Joel L09/24/2012

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This was ABOVE expectations! Very well made and STRONG! Assembly was a breeze. Five parts and eleven bolts. I did not use the light kit because I am using this rack on the back of my fifth wheel RV and there is no issue with blocking the lights or the tags. 55609



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gordon Hubbell09/13/2012

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Frame is sturdy and well engineered for the purpose with the notable exception of the light weight expanded metal on the bottom (heavier would be the expectation). I'll put boards across to help spread the load. The metric hardware was aggravating. Takes some hunting and experimenting to find SAE sizes that work. Thank God for Crescent wrenches! Excellent service on the order -- very speedy!!54586



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Will S.09/10/2012

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I called this order in because I needed to know if I could get the carrier in time for vacation. They were very helpful in getting it to me on time. As stated in other reviews the tail light cables are to short and I needed to get the extension adapter. Overall worked great. Thank You54161



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sam09/03/2012

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Product was exactly as described, delivered on time, price was reasonable, product was defect free. There is a bit of wiggle room in the sleeve of the trailer hitch, but nothing significant. A small rubber shim holds everything in place. Product should come with a cotter pin and bolt. I would buy again. 53831



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Oscar k.09/02/2012

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My order was handled great! It was shipped to me much quicker than expected. Actually in two days it was on my doorstep. I couldn't be happier with the service and product. I would recommend this company to anyone and will buy from them again when needed. Thanks a lot for great service! Oscar K.53797



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: oscar K.08/13/2012

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My order was delivered much faster than expected. I've never received a big order that quickly before. When I saw the quality of the product I was even more pleased. The product exceded the description that was given online. I would buy online again from Etrailer.com and not worry about quality or the speed in delivery. Sincerely, Oscar K.51607



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom G08/11/2012

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Very happy with the shipping and the product. The order was delivered exactly when it was scheduled. Assembly was easy and even though the package was wet do to rain, inside was in plastic and fine. Have not used the hitch yet but it fits my 2006 Toyota Sienna great and it needs the ~3in lift because the hitch is mounted low on these minivans. 51397



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David C.08/03/2012

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Excellent shipping and delivery time after purchase. Was quite simple and easy to assemble right out of the box. The drivers-side lighting assembly wire harness was shorter than expected. The hardware that attaches the tow bar to the platform didn't come with washers either but should, so I installed some of my own. Luckily I had my own hitch bolt and pin. When installed the platform leans slightly to the left but overall a GREAT BUY FOR THE PRICE. 50429



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: kaypers08/02/2012

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I haven't put it together yet or attached to my hitch but so far it appears to be exactly what I wanted and needed. I will say your customer service and delivery time was fabulous. If I need anymore products that fall in this category, I will contact your website first.50337



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tony L07/20/2012

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We had just purchased a new Tahoe and were leaving on vacation in 10 days and wanted extra interior room for the trip so looked at the cargo carrier and read the reviews. Not only were the positive reviews on the product accurate but the customer service as well! We ordered on Sunday and received the carrier Wednesday. The company has a great tracking system as well!48654



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff L07/19/2012

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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: Mike C07/15/2012

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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 experience48009



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike C07/12/2012

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I purchased this Cargo Carrier and a trailer hitch at the same time. My 18 year old son had it together in about 30 minutes. It is very sturdy. We watched the video, which was very helpful, but assembly is really simple and straight forward. One tip that I would recommend, open the box and lay it out on the ground. Place your Cargo Carrier on top, then assemble. This will prevent it from getting scratched up during assembly.47602



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan07/11/2012

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Very sturdy cargo carrier. We use it every weekend when we go to the lake. It bolted together in less than 20 minutes. It is spacious and it has made travel with 2 kids and a dog that much easier! I added the light kit for taller loads and it was smart how they integrated the light option into the frame design. Shipping was extremely fast. The box was a little beat up, but the carrier and lights were in perfect condition. 47510



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: sports travel07/08/2012

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I just downsized my car so this was perfect. I friend from work said she used the basket often especially when they go to the beach. It helps keep the sand out of the truck from your cooler and chairs. She was so right. By the time we got home most of the sand was off the items we left out on the basket. As for putting it together, it was easier then I thought. We had it done in 30 minutes. Great pricing too. Thanks etrailer.com!47114



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John K.07/05/2012

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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: Phil G07/03/2012

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The product was very easy to assemble, sit level in the hitch, and worked perfect with our Honda Pilot. Purchased the light accessory, but our boxes/luggage were low enough to allow the SUV's lights and plates to still be visible, however, would still recommend the light package. We drove from Texas to Colorado and the carrier allowed us (5 in family) to have a much more comfortable trip. I would recommend this product.46595



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Depriest06/24/2012

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Great cargo carrier, easy to assemble, two people is better to put on and take off the carrier, heavy and is very sturdy, just came back from vacation and used it on the back of our SUV, used the stretch net (7330)over the top of our items and it kept everything together and nothing moved, the hooks on the stretch net is a little tricky to hook to the bottom of the carrier, i got frustrated a few times, but overall i'd purchase the carrier and stretch net again.45438



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James A.06/22/2012

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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: Whit S06/15/2012

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Cargo carrier arrived in a speedy manner. We have used it behind a Nissan Armada and experienced no drag. It seems very durable and well made. The minimal assembly was easy and done in just moments. The cargo hauler seems durable and it carried a good amount of stuff when we used it on vacation. A definite addition to our traveling needs. I give it 2 thumbs up!44322



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom06/15/2012

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Super sturdy and also super heavy. My towing hitch has a 400 Pound Tongue Weight rating and this thing weights about 70 pounds which left me only 330 pound carrying capacity. 330 pounds is just barely enough for me to carry my mother in law and her luggage when i have t pick her up from the airport.44216



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brett B.06/08/2012

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I reviewed a lot of other cargo carriers prior to my purchase. This one had the size and design that I was looking for. The cargo carrier went together smoothly and the installation video on You Tube was useful as well. I installed the optional LED light kit, although the wiring is shorter than I would like, the lights were bright and worked well. I would definitely recommend this for a friend.43279



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark M05/28/2012

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First - Service A++++. Ordered on a Sunday and received it Wednesday - no special shipping. Excellent service!! This is the second time I ordered from etrailer and both are excellent experiences. Product - exactly what the website said and very easy to put together. Seems to be a quality built item. Try etrailer.com first. 41852



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cort05/14/2012

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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: Everett S04/26/2012

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This Cargo Carrier is all that I expected. I trust e-trailer products for the performance of the staff smooth on time delivery and their Product quality is second to no similar unit. I recommend this 24x60 Carrier and advise it is well worth the money and minimal assembly effort. I recommend others buy from e-trailer they stand behind their products and the on-line Video assist with assembly is really excellent.38464



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug W.04/19/2012

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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: Bob K04/06/2012

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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 purchases36383



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tammy R.03/16/2012

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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: Don J03/13/2012

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I have not used this product yet but it appears to be well built for the price. Mesh grating welded on bottom and not as strong as I had hoped for. Hopefully it will be able to handle equipment bouncing on it during travel. Assembly was simple. Once again Etrailers service was outstanding. Product shipped in less than 24 hours of order. This is my 5th order from Etrailer.com and would definitley order from them again. 33803



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jason D01/19/2012

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I bought the Pro series because it measured low enough for my Lexus GX470 swinging tailgate to clear- and it does by an inch or 2. But also wanted one that has a slight rise rise in the shank (this one has a 2.5" rise) to avoid my Audi Q7's exhausts. Simple to assemble. I'm looking forward to using it on trips and tailgates. 29906



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sheldon G.12/29/2011

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I phoned in the order to etrailer and I had the cargo carrier three days later and they did not charge me any extra shipping. The cargo carrier did everything I wanted it to do. The cargo carrier held 3 suitcases and a box of Christmas gifts with no effort. The automatic tailgate could raise on my 2007 Yukon XL and the two German Sheperds were still able to jump in and out. Great Christmas in Dallas! 28889



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul P.10/09/2011

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Great Carrier. Easy to assemble. Appears well built. I havent had a chance to use it yet but looks like it is very sturdy. This carrier is huge! Well worth the money. Only drawback is that it is heavy and may be difficult for my wife to install by herself since it is 5 feet wide to boot. 25305



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jack08/21/2011

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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: Rod W08/12/2011

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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: Mike G.08/02/2011

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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: moroka07/19/2011

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Haven't loaded it yet, but it was very easy to put together. I had a bit of trouble getting the screws tight due to lack of right tools. I lifted it and attached it alone (I'm a woman), it's heavy but doable. Raised shank was a must in my mind, perfect height and it won't hit the ground when going over bumps, driveways, etc.19716



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harry07/15/2011

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This carrier works great. Everything is exactly as promised. I purchased the light kit and cargo bag. Everything is made very well. Very easy to put together, make sure you follow the torque instructions, i used a socket wrench and followed up with the torque, you'll be surprised at the additional turn you get, a regular wrench will not do the job. If you do not have access, see your mechanic, it only takes a minute.19482



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kelly L07/06/2011

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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: John M.07/03/2011

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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: Tim S.06/15/2011

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Excellent customer experience! Ordering was easy as could be and with the free shipping I placed the order on Thursday - PM and received the product on Tuesday - AM. All the while getting updates from customer service. Good quality products as well! Highly recommend!17040



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott06/11/2011

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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: Scott01/15/2011

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Great Carrier Traveled from CA to FL and the carrier performed better than I had expected. I believe we exceeded the weight limit a little and it held up great. The issue I have is with the spacer holding the 2 main pieces together is rather large and disappointing. Look forward to using it again. Bought it with the bag and lights which also worked great.5539



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jason03/07/2009

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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: Richg07/31/2012

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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: Bill S.06/04/2011

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The product was shipped quickly and I received it early. That was a big surprise. The cargo rack is made strong. What a great product! I highly recommend anyone looking for a well made cargo rack, this is definitely the one! Thanks for a great product!16130



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug07/20/2012

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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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