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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Pro Series hitch cargo carrier part number 63153 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Pro Series products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 24x60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.
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24x60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs

Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier

(430 reviews)


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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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" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs - 63153

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (430 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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by: Sam M05/10/2011

Ford F-150


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


Comments

Man I am getting this one and will be total best bang for the buck

comment by: Scott R - 06/27/2015


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by: Ray J.12/28/2010

2007 Toyota Highlander


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 D - 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



Comments

@ 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



Comments

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 D - 12/03/2012


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by: Roger S.08/25/2015

2012 Chevy Traverse


I ordered this cargo carrier for my 2012 Chevy Traverse (along with the hitch receiver and cargo bag) for my recently completed family vacation. I wanted to wait until I got back before I wrote a review so I could give accurate info on the products. First of all, my items were received within 3 days of placing my order so I was already off to a good start! Assembly/installation took about an hour and the items came with detailed, clear instructions and all necessary hardware. I stored all of our camping gear (8-man tent, queen size air mattress, double sleeping bag, 3 self-inflating single air mats, 3 regular sleeping bags, 5 camp pillows, and a large plastic tub containing a camp stove, cookware, etc.) in the cargo bag and loaded it onto the carrier. It all fit nicely and there was a bit of room to spare. It was also below the tail lights of my vehicle so I didn't need additional lights for the carrier itself. (I did remove my license plate and used the bracket to attach it to the carrier...you'll need your own nuts/bolts for this.) There are canvas straps supplied with the bag, however, I just used 3 ratchet tie-downs that I already had and it worked fine. I also ordered the anti-rattle locking hitch pin which was $20 well-spent...I didn't have to worry about anyone stealing my carrier and it there was virtually no noise from bumps in the road. I chose to go with this carrier rather than a roof-mounted carrier for two reasons. 1) I think it was MUCH easier to get stuff in and out of without needing to stand on something or constantly reaching over your head. 2) The effect on my overall gas mileage was negligible as compared to something on top of the vehicle encountering all that wind resistance. I put 6200 miles on my vehicle over the span of a 4-week roadtrip from Ohio to California and all of these products performed exceptionally. No problems whatsoever and no worries. Purchase with confidence! 221666



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by: Evan09/07/2011

Mitsubishi Montero XLS


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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by: Dave D02/09/2014

Lexus


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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by: David C.07/09/2012

2005 Jeep Wrangler


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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by: Bill V07/07/2014

2008 Toyota Sequoia


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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by: DCT05/27/2014

2013 Ford F-150


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


Comments

Carrier has been great in performance, has hauled lots of heavy tubes to and from the market.

DCT - 05/27/2015

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by: Stephen02/10/2013

Toyota Sienna


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


Comments

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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by: Scott06/11/2011

2004 Mercury Mountaineer


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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by: adamdrums10/13/2011

Jeep Liberty


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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by: Doug W.04/19/2012

2011 Chevy Tahoe


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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by: Mike06/24/2014

2013 Jeep Wrangler


While I haven't used the product yet, it was very simple to assemble and fits great in my 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. There is plenty of space between the standard tire and the platform. I am looking to upgrade my tires to 35's and believe there will still be ample space to allow the carrier to attach properly. 137377


Comments

Very happy with it. Thanks for the follow-up!

Mike - 06/29/2015

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by: Daniel01/03/2011

Nissan Armada


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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by: Carl M.05/30/2011

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport


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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by: Matt B06/03/2015

2013 Dodge Durango


I ordered the bag and Hitch Basket together in one order for a trip in July. I will follow up with a review after the trip. I can say that it was super easy to put together and the quality is evident as soon as you open the box. Super quick shipping also, ordered it Friday, got it Monday. My only question is on the back of my 2013 Durango with dual exhaust is it going to get hot enough to damage the bag when i'm going down the highway at 80mph? I did a test run without the bag and it didnt seem like the basket got hot, a little warm. Any one that has driven any distance that can let me know would be a huge relief for me. 200090



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by: Aaron K.08/07/2014

Infiniti JX35


This product is a great fit for the Infiniti JX. Assembly was easy and plenty of cargo can fit on the carrier. Well worth the money. 144905


Comments

I only use the carrier once or twice a year but its been great so far. Hasnt shown any signs of material degradation. Its a very good product.

Aaron K - 08/07/2015

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by: Chuck12/21/2014

Jeep Wrangler


I own a Jeep wrangler so I need a little extra cargo hauling ability without the added load of a pull behind trailer. This product is it. It works well, easy to assemble (and I purchased the light kit to go with it ), and I received it within three days on the three to five day shipping. The product is large, ten square feet,and offers plenty of room to strap cargo of varying varieties onto it. It is slightly cumbersome to attach, but not so much to be inconvenient. The only drawback I have found is it has a little more play in the tube than I would like. Beyond that, it works well. Purchase the light kit in the event the cargo covers the tail lights. It snaps right In and plugs right up. I like the extra added safety of the lights, especially at night. 166381



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by: John L.08/17/2013

Ford Edge


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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by: Bill F.04/16/2014

2013 Jeep Wrangler


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


Comments

Hi Bill,I also own a 2013 Jeep Wrangler. Can you open the rear door with the unloaded cargo carrier installed?

comment by: Brad - 06/13/2015


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by: JAMIE JUHL02/07/2013

Hummer H2


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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by: Thu and Alan Jelden06/17/2013

Toyota Venza


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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by: Used for road trip08/25/2015

2008 Jeep


We purchased this specifically for use on our 2008 Jeep Wrangler to take on a road trip. It exactly met our needs- extra space without hauling a trailer! It is sturdy. We may put a light kit on it so we can stack it up a little higher/wider next time, had to be conservative so brake lights and license plate could be seen. Buyers should understand that the back door of the jeep is inaccessible with the carrier in place. 221659



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by: Jason H.11/19/2014

Nissan Pathfinder


Ordering from etrailer.com was easy, package was delivered early, and assembly took about 15 min. The only negative I have is there was some damage to the top rail ( deep scratches) don't think they came from delivery, the box that the carrier arrived in had no visible damage. Overall I am pleased with the product. I plan on using the carrier on my Pathfinder (hunting vehicle). 161892



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by: Allen C.03/12/2012

Toyota 4Runner


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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by: Gary E.04/19/2014

2013 Subaru Outback


Great product! Sturdy and easy to assemble. This one will not flex under loads. It is on the heavy side (55#), but to have this level stability, that is what is needed. Highly recommend this carrier. We mounted it to a 2013 Subaru Outback and it offers nice clearance. the back lift gate clears most of the time if items are not too tall. Thanks e-trailer. Nice product. 125993



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by: Tom G08/11/2012

2006 Toyota Sienna


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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by: Valarie G02/16/2015

2010 Jeep Wrangler


This product is just what I was looking for. I have a 2010 Jeep Wrangler and going to the beach just got a lot easier. Now I can have a full Jeep and be able to bring chairs and a cooler. It will also be great for this summer on our vacation. 3 17 year old girls and Me going to Panama City Beach. I am sure they will pack 2 suitcases each. 174961



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by: Gail B.03/11/2011

Toyota 4Runner


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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by: Lindsay R.08/17/2011

2011 Subaru


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



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by: Christi M04/05/2016


I bought this carrier rack as the base unit for a generator box that I installed on the back of my travel trailer. It worked perfectly, and I've been using it for almost a year with no issues other than instant rust on the lower parts of the frame the first time it rained. A can of rust inhibiting spray paint took care of that issue. I did a ton of online research and chose this model because it actually has a large distance between the hitch receiver and the carrier and I needed it to stick out far enough to clear the spare tire. This model also has about a 4 inch rise between the hitch and the carrier which helps prevent it from dragging on the ground when going over gullies and steep driveways and such. This was the only one I found that didn't sit straight out from the hitch. The carrier itself is quite robust. It was easy to assemble, and I installed the LED light kit (super easy to install) and added some reflective tape for additional visibility. It is a bit heavy and awkward for one person to install on a vehicle, but I managed to do it and an "anti-rattle" hitch pin (also purchased from etrailer) took care of the sway. I didn't worry about the up and down movement because I bolted a metal box inside to carry 2 portable generators and the weight seems to keep it pretty stable. I've attached a couple of photos... please note that my trailer is backed up against a 6 inch retaining wall, so the rack is 6 inches closer to the ground than it is when I'm driving. 243057



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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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by: Brian G03/16/2015


My wife and I spend the winters in southern GA and needed a cargo carrier as we make our move between TN and GA. Everything we pack will fit into the car with ease, but we're a tad cramped. When I say we, I mean our dog and two cats. :) Having the cargo carrier will allow us to pack our clothes, etc. outside the car while everyone has more room inside the car. On this particular hitch (Curt Class III), I can haul 300lbs back there. The three containers you see in the pics will probably be full, but not weigh anywhere near 300lbs total. This will definitely make our travel more comfortable. It also alleviated the need for a larger car where the bigger volume of cargo space would only get used a couple of times per year. Smaller car for a daily drive equals less gas. The cargo carrier is a bit on the cumbersome side so my wife helps me get it connected. It's heavy duty and expect it to last many years. 178597



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by: Daniel A.04/02/2015


As soon as I purchased the product (cargo carrier for 2" hitch), I received the receipt for it via e-mail. I was also notified via email when it was shipped out. The product arrived quicker than I expected and was very well packaged. Took about 20 minutes to assemble and was very easy, despite the fact I am no handy man. I put the cargo carrier on my hitch with no problems. The carrier does not come with a hitch pin but I knew that before I purchased product so I was prepared. I love the carrier and even though I knew the dimensions, I was surprised at how much extra room it affords me. I will be getting some reflectors for it and will also purchase some tie down straps and then I will be ready to load the carrier up for camping. Thanks etrailer for great service and a great product. 182248


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Still a great product! It is such a handy things to have around when you need just a little extra room. After one year this product is holding up great!

Daniel A - 04/01/2016

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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


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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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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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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


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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 - 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:

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by: Josh M06/17/2016


I love this thing. It's well-made and very sturdy. We've used it a ton and it does exactly what it is supposed to. For around HALF of what I would have paid buying the same type cargo carrier from [...]. I had actually ordered one from [...] specifically for a long weekend trip about a year ago. Then I got an email saying it was back ordered (after paying for expedited shipping and them saying it was in stock and would arrive on time). So I scoured the web trying to find one I could get to arrive in time for our trip. Found this site, this product, and their super helpful customer service folks. Erica helped me make sure I got all the add-on parts that I needed (trailer lights, 12" extension wiring harness), and I still came out paying half of what I would have for JUST the cargo rack from [...]. I was shocked to learn how much money I was saving by ordering it from etrailer and canceling the backordered one from [...]. That item being out of stock turned out to be a blessing in disguise for sure. Very happy with this purchase, and I'd recommend it (and etrailer.com in general) to anyone. 262123



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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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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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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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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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by: Lee06/23/2015


Received my cargo rack today & assembly was very easy. Looks great! My only complaint is this doesn't come with a hitch pin. Since this was my 1st hitch purchase, I was unaware that the hitch pin needed to be ordered separately...I wish the product specs made this more clear. Other than that, I am very satisfied. Can't wait to use it! 206722


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Highly recommend this product! The quality is much better than the other brands out there. Well worth the extra $$.

Lee - 06/22/2016

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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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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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by: RBD11/26/2014


Excellent turn around time. I assembled the cargo carrier upon receipt. The only reason I haven't given it a perfect score is that I haven't yet used it. However, from the way it assembled and the sturdiness I experienced during assembly, my guess is that I will give it an A-plus rating once I use it. 162554


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Thanks the follow up. Good product, good performance. I recommend it to friends all the time.

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by: Chris08/18/2015


I ordered this rack and it showed up very fast. Assembly was a snap and I mounted it up with the Rola LED light kit, XL Anti-rattle hitch receiver lock for 2.5" hitch, and topped it off with a eTrailer extra large cargo bag. All 4 products are excellent and a must have for road trips. The day after I installed it and loaded it up we set off on a 6,400 mile road trip across the US, north through Canada, and into Alaska. We hit terrible roads, rain, sun and 80mph wind without a single issue. The rack is big, the hitch lock is an absolute gift for keeping the load rattle free, the lights are bright (if not a little short on the wiring), and the bag is terrific. The bag isn't water proof because of the zippers but you can hide them with the flap that is designed to keep 99% of water out. I highly recommend all these products and will buy again if they ever wear out, which is doubtful! 220057



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by: Tim E11/14/2014


Very. Fast delivery. Item was assembled quickly. And easily. Cargo rack is very sturdy and locking pin was very snug fit into 2" hitch. I might put a shim in hitch to minimize bounce. 161051


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Both products work well. The cargo carrier is very stable and has great design for tie down straps. I love the width and perimeter border that helps to secure the cargo.

Tim E - 11/20/2015

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by: Steve L05/31/2015


Good solid product at a reasonable price. I will use it for the first time next week on a 600 mile trip, a good test. Only suggestion is to get the aluminum version as my Steel version is very heavy to install and lineup. Overall, very satisfied. 199236


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Great product and well made. Next one will be a fold up though

Steve L - 05/31/2016

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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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  • 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, # C18151, that you referenced is our best...
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  • Recommendation To Relocate License Plate When Using Tow Ready Hitch Cargo Carrier, # 63153
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Jeep Wrangler with Large Spare Tire
  • To determine what bike racks would clear your large rear spare on your 2013 Jeep Wrangler you will need to take one simple measurement. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your vehicle out to the furthest point out on the spare. I attached a help article that details how to do this as well. The Pro Series Carrier part # 63153 that you have has a distance of 12-3/4 inches from the pin hole to the nearest edge of the rail. For a bike rack with a similar distance...
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  • Cargo Carrier and Bag Recommendation for a 2013 Ford Edge
  • The Pro Series Cargo Carrier part # 63153 that you referenced would be an excellent choice for a cargo carrier for your 2013 Ford Edge. In fact, it's the most popular cargo carrier we offer with other owners of 2013 Ford Edges. Check out the review video I attached that shows this carrier being demoed on a 13 Edge just like yours. For a cargo bag you would want the etrailer.com Extra Large Cargo Bag for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carriers # 988501. If you need a hitch too I would recommend...
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  • Recommendation for Carrying a Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier on a Truck or Trailer
  • I have a solution for you that you may find better than putting a hitch on the back of the trailer. Take a look at CURT Multipurpose Ball Mount, # D210. With this ball mount, you would be able to tow the trailer with the ball mount portion and carrier a cargo carrier on the top receiver portion, provided that the combined tongue weight of the trailer, cargo carrier, and generator does not exceed 750 pounds, and the total weight placed in the ball mount receiver does not exceed 350 lbs. The...
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  • Can a Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier be Used on a Vehicle in Illinois
  • I have not heard of any laws that would prevent the use of a trailer hitch mount cargo carrier being used on the back of a vehicle. To be sure, you can check with the Illinois Department of Transportation to be sure. Some states may require lights if the carrier and/or load on the carrier obstruct the vehicle tail lights. For a carrier designed for vehicles that fits 2 inch hitches, I recommend the Pro Series Carrier, # 63153. This carrier can be used with a light kit, # 20174, should...
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  • Is it Possible to Attach a Bike Rack to Pro Series # 63153 Cargo Carrier
  • There's a couple of options for carrying bikes with the Pro Series # 63153. If you don't mind removing the bike's front wheel, the Rola # 59904 would be a good choice for bikes with a 5-9mm skewer diameter, and would allow you to carry one bike on your carrier. Installing wheel hoops like part # CC-125 would also work well, allowing you to carry two bikes. If you're speaking of installing a bike rack into the back of the shank of the cargo carrier, that's not possible with this cargo...
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  • Suspension of 2008 Honda Pilot Squats When Cargo Carrier is Installed
  • So, what you are saying is that once the cargo carrier is loaded up with whatever you are carrying, the rear suspension compresses quite a bit, is that correct? If this is the case, it sounds like you would be a good candidate for a rear suspension enhancement kit. For a passive system that would only come into play when extra weight is applied to the rear of the vehicle, like when the carrier is being used, the Timbren # THROD2 system would be great. Install the system, and you would...
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