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WarriorWheels Cart Kit for Yakima EXO GearWarrior

WarriorWheels Cart Kit for Yakima EXO GearWarrior

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This kit transforms your Yakima EXO GearWarrior cargo carrier into a cart that lets you easily move gear between locations. Includes all-terrain tires and a large handle. Simple tool-free attachment. 1-800-940-8924 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y97VR or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for WarriorWheels Cart Kit for Yakima EXO GearWarrior. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Accessories and Parts

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag
  • Roof Basket
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  • Trailer Hitch
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  • Cart Kit
  • Yakima
  • EXO

This kit transforms your Yakima EXO GearWarrior cargo carrier into a cart that lets you easily move gear between locations. Includes all-terrain tires and a large handle. Simple tool-free attachment.


  • Kit transforms your EXO GearWarrior cargo carrier into a cart for hauling gear
    • GearWarrior (sold separately)
  • All-terrain tires maneuver over any type of surface including sand and rocks
  • Large handle provides maximum control
  • Simple tool-free mounting
    • Snap-on brackets let you attach wheels and handle at destination


  • Application: Yakima EXO GearWarrior
  • Weight capacity: 110 lbs
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs
  • 2-Year limited warranty

8002712 Yakima EXO WarriorWheels Basket Cart Kit

Item # Y97VR

Installation Details Y97VR Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Yakima EXO GearWarrior WarriorWheels Cart Kit Review

Hi everyone. It's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today, we are looking at the WarriorWheels Cart Kit for the Yakima EXO System here at etrailer. If you already have the GearWarrior basically, a roof basket for Yakima access system. I highly recommend picking up the WarriorWheels cart kit because this will transform your cargo carrier into a cart. This comes with a large handle which provides maximum control for whenever you're pulling around your cart.

These have all-terrain tires, which are strong sturdy, and they're not rubber tires filled with air. So you don't have to worry about getting a flat. I honestly see this being used more in the parking lot especially, when you take it off of your EXO system and you're bringing it to your campsite, your resort, your hotel, wherever you're going. So let's take a minute to talk about how it feels as we drag it across the surfaces. I do see this being used more in parking lots and concrete, but it also held up really well when it was going over gravel and dirt.

So if your campsite is in and out of the way location, it will still hold up really well. You can see how it does really well with swivels and going side by side; it also does a complete 360 rotation. When you pack up your camp, and you're ready to throw this back onto your system, the wheels themselves come off very quickly. They're also very quickly to install. Let's take a look at that whole process.

Now we're gonna start with the installation of our warrior wheels. Awesome thing about this is you can do this while you have your baskets fully loaded with all your gear and equipment. Also it's ideal to have it installed while it is on the top shelf or on your swing base because then it's in there in position. You're gonna have three parts. You're gonna have your snap around, you're gonna have your knob, and you're gonna have a rear wheel.

So let's install those. This snap arounds basically snap around the corner of your basket. You gonna install all four first before you go to the next step. What I found was the easiest way to do this was to start by putting your knobs through that snap around then, you come up with your warrior wheel. So that's going to wrap around the bar in the basket, and then you will use that knob to secure it and then just tighten that down. Install the other three the exact same way. One thing to know is to make sure that the wheels that can swivel will be together, and they will be their front, but once that's all done, you can then install the handle. The handle has snap arounds as well. So just install those snap arounds around your bars. Now align your snap around to the furthest point, and you can place them and then get your handle and align them inside the snap rounds. If you're gonna have the bolts you took off from the kit and place those through the top, you're gonna get your bolt, and you're just gonna pop it through the handle, so try to make sure it's aligned with both these snap around and the hole on the handle. Once you have the top fully seated, you can then use the knob to tighten down and thread through the bolt on the bottom. Now that you have your handle installed and everything is installed correctly, please make sure of that your ready to take your GearWarrior off and away. So to do so first, unlock the tabs and then release in the speed knobs until they tighten back up again, then you're gonna need another hand to grab one end of the carrier, lift it up, and you're ready to go put it down on the ground. Once you've set your GearWarrior down and is now a cart, and then you can cart it away. And that was the look here at the WarriorWheels Cart Kit for the Yakima EXO System here at

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WarriorWheels Cart Kit for Yakima EXO GearWarrior - Y97VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (260 Customer Reviews)

This kit transforms your Yakima EXO GearWarrior cargo carrier into a cart that lets you easily move gear between locations. Includes all-terrain tires and a large handle. Simple tool-free attachment.


I am not that impressed with this. tires are pneumatic (filled with air and have a tube) solid tires would have been better. also, they are bulky and hard to find a place to stow them when on the road. solid tires that fold up flush with the bottom of the cart would have been a better design.








We use this for extra storage in our class B campervan. I'm able to store all the bulky items that don't fit inside the van like chairs, mats, and our grill. I like that it doesn't block the license plate or taillights and still allows access to the Thule bike rack. The SwingBase allows both doors to open for full access into the rear of the van.


Very easy to install. Total installation time (not counting taking photos and opening boxes) was approximately 15 minutes. The only issue I encountered was the left handle on the lower rack had a broken piece inside the locking pin assembly. Other than that, everything was quick and smooth for a single person job. This will greatly assist my business by allowing more room for passenger comfort on long trips to and from airports with a large party. Looking forward to putting this to use.


We have owned our Yakima swing away cargo carrier for a year and it has been a wonderful addition to our Rubicon. It gives us all the room for our 2 large dogs while carrying our luggage to visit our family. It has been so helpful; it stays on the Rubicon all the time! The way the carrier swings out of the way was critical for the dogs to get access to the rear of the Rubicon. Can't live without our Yakima carrier!


Product meets all expectations. etrailer quickly replaced a broken Knob Assembly which was damaged during shipping. Vehicle is an Airstream Interstate 24GT. The swing assembly does restrict the Sprinter's right barn door from opening completely, but not a significant issue. We did add our own rear turn signal lights and license plate holder since the factory rear lights restricted ground clearance.


Installed on 2017 Transit 350HD.

order on etrailer and the experience was great; really fast shipping and great communication. I was surprised to see it picked and shipped so quick so late in the day, especially for how big this is. It comes in 4 boxes; one giant one and 3 moderately huge ones.

The Yakima EXO system is top notch, great construction. Excellent fit and finish, and pretty easy to assemble. Read the instructions and follow each step and you'll have no issues. I have a bad back and was able to assemble myself, the heaviest part is the swing away hitch - if you can lift about 40-50 pounds it is going to be easy to assemble without any help. I went slow and it only took me about 30-45 minutes.

Tips - the bike rack portion it's not super clear that the rails should not be tight when you put the upper bike rack on. Just set everything in place and it will make getting the bolts through easier.

Pros - it's as advertised. Super sturdy, no shaking/rocking, easy to use. The people who designed this system should be high fiving themselves, it's great.

Cons - none really other than one minor customer experience gripe - you're given enough lock centers to re-key multiple Yakima EXO accessories, I think 4 are included...but it does not come with a master key for removing the lock center. You'll need to buy this separately or do like I did and make your own. Considering they put the effort into including replacement lock centers and give you every tool you'd need, it's a weird oversight.

That being said once you replace the lock center on the cargo carrier you only need 1 key for all of the locks on the system which is awesome.

Ford Transit specific issue I ran into:

When the swing away is open there is a safety latch that holds it open so it will not fall closed on you. This gets in the way of the passenger door opening. But if you remove this (at your risk) you can open the passenger door fully and if you rotate the upper shelf you can even open the door entirely against the side of the van. Also it will 100% block your camera and license plate if it's door mounted.

Absolutely stoked on this system. The cargo box is awesome with internal tie downs and taking it apart to store it in the garage only takes a minute or two. I love how easy the cargo box indexes in place. Every aspect of it has been super satisfying to play with.


Unfortunately we can’t open rear of 2018 expedition with the top box in place. One of the knob locking pins is/was broken in shipping. I also wish all of the items were keyed the same. This whole setup is 5 keys. I’ll probably call a locksmith and have them all re-keyed if possible.


This is the perfect setup for family road trips when you need a little extra dry storage. I mounted this on my Rivian R1S and saw no change in range, as opposed to a roof mount system. I only wish Yakima would incorporate a full-size spare mount for the EXO. Also had a favorable experience with etrailer customer service, as one of the locking pins arrived damaged. They were quick to get a replacement part to me at no cost. I couldn't be happier with the EXO or etrailer. I know that sounds corny, but it's true.


Couldn’t love this more, adds all of the extra space needed. Locks integrated throughout make very easy to secure. Love that the cargo boxes can be removed individually, packed and returned to brackets. Two improvements which we would improve, locks are all keyed differently and would be a bit easier for us if they were keyed alike. Also, has a significant wobble once affixed to the hitch. We were able to fix temporarily with shims, and will be ordering a hitch tightener for future use. Not sure if this is a universal issue or specific to our vehicle type.


I think this is a great product except for the locking pin in the full swing out position doesn’t allow the right rear door to open fully. (Check photo included). If Yakima made a 1/2” shorter pin then it would allow the door to open correctly.


Major flaw in the design. When using the box mounted on the bottom rack, You have to rotate the upper board/box rack 180° entirely in order to open the box… this isn’t super difficult but you actually have to swing the entire rack (upper & lower) out to the side to rotate the upper rack. This is extremely annoying if you just need to get something out of the box in a hurry. Additionally the turn knob/handle where you release the rack to swing out to the side, is right where your wheels throw all the mud, snow, dirt etc. so this makes for a messy event if you just simply want to get into box as stated earlier or in the back of an SUV after driving through any type of in-climate conditions. Another flaw was the clip rings should have been made with lanyard as we lost ours day one. Do your self a favor and by extra clips from the hardware store and keep in the box.
Aside from the flaws, the structural integrity is excellent, the mounting pin through the hitch is more than safe and secure, again a bit annoying if you want you remove the entire rack system quickly or even just after a trip. We ended up just leaving ours attached all winter due to the inconvenience. The box is made well, the rack holder’s are also made well. Quality of the product is high, just wish Yakima would have put a little more thought into the ease and accessibility of the rack in the way that THULE typically does. A simple 30° tilt up feature on the upper rack would have been perfect, additionally a 30° tilt down on the hitch mounting point for the entire rack to tilt would have given so much more ease to accessing the back of the vehicle.
We like the overall product and after spending so much money on it we have no choice but to keep it for years to come. Just might have to weld my own tilting brackets to ease the painful transitions.


Great bike rack and cargo carrier. I use it on my camper van and it is very functional and creates a ton of extra storage. Swing away rack works extremely well!


This system is great for when you need just a little more car than you have. These lockers work great, are 100% water proof and easy to remove to put on your other accessories.


The unit is mounted on our class b RV and has performed flawlessly in the year that we’ve owned it. The swing away feature allows us to open the back doors. Next purchase will be the bike rack. 4 instead of 5 stars only because of no response by the Yakima support team to a question asked just after we purchased it. E-trailer was great to work with


Good design with minor flaws. After 12 months of using main frame and one level container I have found rusting pin in the swing hinge and box perforation,probably caused by a small rock picked by the rear tire. This year I purchased the frame for the upper tier and a 2nd container. The upper rotaing frame is loosely fitted and requires some gymnastics to fit in the stabilizing screw. It is especially difficult with the upper container loaded. The securing screw should have a butterfly handle and a pilot point, like the one in the lower level.


We bought this set of back of the car storage carriers a year ago so we wouldn't have to rent a U-Haul trailer for vacation. Just finished our second month long trip.
We love it. Sturdy, well engineered. Would recommend it to anyone.


Fairly easy to assemble, very strong/durable, a bit heavy. I added DOT reflective tape for improved visibility to other drivers. I would not suggest leaving this on your vehicle as other drivers are not expecting it in a parking lot, which could lead to an accident.


This was actually a really good bike holder. However, it is made for an inferior swing away system. Maybe if it was used in combination with a different platform that matched its quality.


It was necessary to fix a problem in parts to get the rack to your customer service was only, "it does not work? Send it back" I ended up calling Yakima directly to make the rack work.

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