bing tracking image
  1. Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag
  2. etrailer
  3. 40L x 20W x 20H Inch
  4. Water Resistant
  5. Medium
  6. Black
etrailer Cargo Bag w/ Mounting Straps - Water Resistant - 9 cu ft - 40" x 20" x 20"

etrailer Cargo Bag w/ Mounting Straps - Water Resistant - 9 cu ft - 40" x 20" x 20"

Item # e98990
Our Price: $48.92
Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Add to cart
In Stock
zoom in icon
slider vertical icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

In Use/Installed

Customer Photos


Need help with installation?
Locate installers near me
This water-resistant cargo bag holds up to 9 cu ft of gear. PVC-coated nylon material with covered zipper and welded seams keeps your gear clean and dry. Six tie-down straps let you secure bag in place. Fold flat for compact storage. 1-800-940-8924 to order etrailer hitch cargo carrier bag part number e98990 or order online at Free expert support on all etrailer products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for etrailer Cargo Bag w/ Mounting Straps - Water Resistant - 9 cu ft - 40" x 20" x 20". Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag reviews from real customers.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (19)
  • Q & A (0)
  • Photos

etrailer Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag - e98990

  • 40L x 20W x 20H Inch
  • etrailer
  • Water Resistant
  • Medium
  • Black

This water-resistant cargo bag holds up to 9 cu ft of gear. PVC-coated nylon material with covered zipper and welded seams keeps your gear clean and dry. Six tie-down straps let you secure bag in place. Fold flat for compact storage.


  • Cargo bag holds 9 cu ft of gear on your hitch-mounted cargo carrier
    • Also fits in your truck bed, in your trunk, or on a roof-mounted cargo carrier
    • Soft bottom of the bag conforms to your cargo carrier for a secure fit
    • Great for luggage, sports equipment, and camping gear
  • Water-resistant, PVC-coated nylon ripstop material protects cargo from rain, sun, dirt, and road debris
  • Watertight welded seams block out moisture
  • Heavy-duty double zippers wrap around 3 sides of bag to provide quick and easy access to your gear
    • Hook-and-loop flaps shield the zippers from the elements and help prevent leakage
    • Add small padlock (131D - sold separately) to zippers to secure cargo
  • 6 Tie-down straps with buckles secure the bag to your cargo carrier
    • Built-in loops on bag provide anchor points for straps
  • Bag folds flat for compact storage


  • Storage capacity: 9 cu ft
  • Dimensions: 40" long x 19-1/4" wide x 20-7/8" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: You may need a light kit for your cargo carrier if the cargo bag blocks your vehicle's tail lights.

etrailer Cargo Bag

etrailer cargo bag

This water-resistant cargo bag lets you transport up to 9 cu ft of gear on your hitch-mounted cargo carrier. It's made of PVC-coated nylon to keep your gear clean and dry. It allows you to carry luggage, sports equipment, sleeping bags, and anything else that will fit inside. The soft bottom of the bag conforms to your cargo carrier for a secure fit. You can also use this bag in your truck bed, in your trunk or rear cargo area, or on your roof-mounted cargo carrier.

Water-Resistant Nylon with Watertight Seams

Water-Resistant fabric

This cargo bag is constructed of heavy-duty, PVC-coated nylon, so it's hard to cut or tear. If it does acquire a hole or tear, the ripstop material is designed to prevent the hole or tear from expanding. The bag is also water resistant so your cargo stays dry in rain and snow. And for added weather protection, the seams are fused together to create a watertight seal.

Large, Zippered Opening

Zippered opening Opened etrailer bag

A large, double-zippered opening on top of the bag makes it easy to load and unload your cargo. The zippers wrap around 3 sides so you can fully open the top. There is a flap with hook-and-loop fasteners that provides extra moisture protection for your cargo and helps protect the zipper from rust and corrosion. You can add a small padlock (131D - sold separately) to the zippers to secure the bag shut.

Nylon Tie-Down Straps

Tie-down straps Tie-down straps

Six nylon tie-down straps secure the bag to your hitch-mounted carrier or roof basket. Each strap attaches to one of the 6 integrated, reinforced buckle attachments on the bag. Simply feed the short end of the strap into the buckle attachment on the bag and loop the long end around the rail of your carrier. Pull it tight and tie the excess out of the way.

Foldable for Compact Storage

etrailer Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag Folded

You can fold this bag up for compact storage when it isn't being used.

e98990 etrailer Cargo Carrier Bag w/ Mounting Straps - Water Resistant - 9 cu ft - 40" x 20" x 20"

Customer Satisfaction Score:

Customer Reviews

etrailer Cargo Bag w/ Mounting Straps - Water Resistant - 9 cu ft - 40" x 20" x 20" - e98990

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

This water-resistant cargo bag holds up to 9 cu ft of gear. PVC-coated nylon material with covered zipper and welded seams keeps your gear clean and dry. Six tie-down straps let you secure bag in place. Fold flat for compact storage.


Very nice bag. Good construction and heavy zippers. Also excellent value. I gave it four stars because the nylon tie down straps it comes with are a bit of a compromise. I have many bags, packs and totes. The good ones all use webbing or straps that are thick and densely woven. These are thin and have a loose weave.
I would happily spend an extra ten bucks for that upgrade.


It's always a good experience buying something from etrailer! The range and details of the products and level of information on the web site, from descriptions to videos, makes selecting the right item easy. The items I've bought have always been as expected and delivery has always been as advised. Overall they just get it right!


Great value but not perfect. My rating reflects the fact that I beat up this bag pretty thoroughly last year. It was on the road with me for over three months of camping out of my car, from mountains to deserts to beaches. I like that it's lightweight and even partially full of gear I could lift it out of my cargo rack and stick it on a bench or the ground for extended campground stays. It kept my stuff dry and clean.

The shortcomings are pretty obvious. There's no way to secure your stuff. You can put a little luggage lock on the double zipper pulls, but a box cutter will open the top in a couple seconds. The tie down stops are fine but require lots of time to reattach if you take the bag off the rack. The little velcro loops that are supposed to secure the extra length of strap are worthless and tend to fall off and disappear when the straps aren't in use. The material is prone to pinholes and other damage. Just hold it up to strong light after a trip and you'll see what I mean. A little alcohol to clean the area and some duct tape or repair patches are fine to prevent the damage from getting worse. (Shrug) I'm not sure what color would be better than black... Maybe a high visibility yellow would help prevent possible rear ending? Black sure doesn't help keep the contents cool in 100 deg desert heat. And as you can see from my photo, looks like crap after a week on the road.

Would I buy it again? As an affordable soft bag to carry loose stuff in my cargo rack, ABSOLUTELY. Can I get it in yellow next time please?


Seems well made and heavy duty. Fits perfectly in my tray hauler. Holds a reasonable amount of stuff.


Just recieved. First impression is that it's rugged and well made. All features stated are correct and no bull it will last. A great value for price paid.


For the price the quality of this item is unmatched, also did a fantastic job at providing me with a replacement item when the item I initially ordered was out of stock!! Unbelievable customer service that has left me with a fully functioning piece of equipment in a very timely fashion!! Would order from this company time and time again and I suggest you do as well!!


works well


The produce was inspected and no defects were found. I will try it when I travel. Thanks, Troy






Was dissappointed that it had no internal structure.



Holds my luggage






See what our Experts say about this etrailer Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag

  • How Wide are the Straps for the 40 Inch x 20 Inch etrailer Cargo Bag e98990?
    The straps for the etrailer Cargo Bag w/ Mounting Straps item # e98990 are 1" wide. The bag itself measures 40" long x 19-1/4" wide x 20-7/8" tall. I have linked a review video below that will show the etrailer Cargo Bag item # e98990 being ran through a car wash and packed to capacity.
    view full answer...
  • Is etrailer Cargo Bag With Mounting Straps Totally Waterproof
    That's a good question and the "Water-Resistant" description of the etrailer Cargo Bag with Mounting Straps # e98990 means that it is fully resistant to the elements so you can absolutely use it and drive through inclement weather like rain or snow without any issue at all - your gear will definitely stay dry. It isn't deemed "Waterproof" because that would mean you could submerge it completely in water and everything would stay dry. For example (and just for the sake of explanation) let's...
    view full answer...
  • Will etrailer Extra Large Cargo Bag # 988501 Fit Pro Series # PS1040100 31 X 47 Cargo Carrier
    The cargo bag you asked about, part # 988501, is an extra large bag that measures 59 inches long by 24 inches wide by 24 inches tall and has a cargo capacity of 20 cubic ft. Since this bag is flexible, it would fit on a carrier that measures 48 inches by 32 inches. However, the excess material of the bag may extend over the rails of the carrier, which could cause the cargo to be unsteady. The bag comes with 6 straps that help secure it to the rails of your cargo carrier. It is constructed...
    view full answer...
  • Which Cargo Bag do you Recommend for the Curt C18110 Cargo Carrier
    I recommend the etrailer Cargo Bag part # e98990, it would be the perfect size for your cargo carrier. When working with customers they never really have anything bad to say, all good reviews. I've linked the video we did for you to check out all of its great features.
    view full answer...
  • Will the Reese Cargo Carrier with Bag Installed Block/Interfere with Exhaust
    The 20x48 Reese Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches part # 6502 is an excellent option and it has a raised/extended shank to help keep your contents away from objects such as the exhaust so I do agree with your hypothesis. That said, this could vary so much from vehicle to vehicle it would be hard to give a definite yes/no answers. However, we do have the 24x60 Off Road Cargo Carrier part # e98874 which has a 2" rise in the shank and sits 19-1\2" away from the hitch pin hole when...
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Recommendation for an Enclosed Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier
    There are no boxes that will fit in trailer hitch mount cargo carriers like # 63155 but there are bags that fit, # e98990. It is not waterproof because to be waterproof it has to be able to be submerged under water for a certain period of time and not let any water in, but it is considered water resistant. We always recommend wrapping cargo in plastic no matter which bag you use. We don't have any enclosed carriers that work with a 1-1/4" hitch. Your best bet is your cargo carrier and...
    view full answer...
  • Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier Recommendation for Rear of Casita Travel Trailer
    The hitch mounted cargo carrier I recommend for use behind your Casita travel trailer is the Curt 20 x 48 Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4 Inch and 2 Inch Hitches # C18110. This cargo carrier offers a shank rise of 3-3/4 inches to help you maintain ground clearance behind the trailer. I recommend using a fixed cargo carrier, like the # C18110, over a tilting carrier at the back of your trailer. The solid shank of a fixed carrier is much better for use on a travel trailer due to the rougher ride...
    view full answer...
  • Cargo Carrier and Cargo Bag for 2017 Subaru Outback with 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Receiver
    For your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon, I'd be happy to recommend a Cargo Bag and Cargo Carrier to hold it. Your hitch receiver will limit our options because I want to make sure we don't overload your vehicle while still giving you the cargo load you desire. You will want to make sure your cargo is within the limits of your hitch receiver including the weight of the carrier, the bag, and the load within the bag. I would start with recommending the cargo bag because there is a limit to the...
    view full answer...
  • Trailer Hitch and Cargo Carrier Recommendation for 2012 Toyota Prius C
    You sure can! For a hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class I hitch, part # 24971. For a cargo carrier, I really like the # 63155 from Pro Series. The carrier has usable platform space of about 20 x 48 inches, and features an angled shank that increases the carrier's ground clearance by 3 inches. If you needed a cargo bag to protect your cargo from road gunk, we offer the # e98990 cargo bag that's 9 cubic feet of storage space.
    view full answer...
  • Cargo Carrier For 2011 Honda Civic With Class l Hitch
    I did some research online for your 2011 Honda Civic, and found that the recommended tongue weight capacity per the owners manual is 100 lbs. This weight capacity would include the weight of the carrier and any cargo you plan to put on the carrier. We do not carry any Class l cargo carriers that have the folding feature. We do offer a few fixed carriers that may work for you. Due to your Civic using a Class l hitch, we do not carry any enclosed hitch mounted carriers that would work for...
    view full answer...
  • Measuring Rear Door Access Clearance With Hitch mounted Cargo Carrier 2011 Kia Soul
    The best way to tell how much clearance you will have for access to your rear cargo area is to take a couple measurements. I have attached a photo of the Curt Cargo Carrier, part # C18145 installed on the back of a vehicle. As the photo shows, the distance from the center of the hitch pin to the closest edge of the carrier is 6 inches. Since the height of the outside walls of the carrier are 6 inches, you can hold a straight edge vertically about 6 inches back from the hitch pin hole....
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Cargo Bag that Fits Curt 17x46 Inch Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier
    The recommended cargo bag for Curt cargo carrier # C18145 is etrailer Cargo Bag # e98990. The bag is 40" x 20" x 20" so it would have to be tucked in. It secures to the carrier with straps so even if the carrier was larger than the bag it would not come off the carrier as long as it was properly secured.
    view full answer...
  • Cargo Bag that Will Fit Curt Cargo Carrier 18145
    You would have to tuck it in a little but etrailer cargo bag # e98990 would be the best option for Curt cargo carrier # C18145. The inside dimensions of the carrier are 46-3/8 inches long and 17-9/16 inches front to back. The etrailer bag measures 40 x 20 inches. But it is flexible so you can just tuck it in. That will also help keep it stable.
    view full answer...
  • Weatherproof Bag Recommendation for Use with Curt Cargo Carrier # C18145
    You would not need to install a light kit on the Curt Cargo Carrier part # C18145 that you are installing in the hitch of your 2015 Kia Soul.
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • What Material is the etrailer Cargo Bag Made of and What Size Carriers Will it Fit
    Depending on the height of the cargo carrier and how far away it is from the exhaust will determine on if the bag is in jeopardy or not. If the exhaust exits at a downward angle, there should not be any problem. But if it exits directly at the carrier, there could be problems if it is too close. The Extra Large Cargo Carrier Bag, # 988501, is made of very heavy duty PVC coated nylon ripstop material that is rainproof and heavily constructed. Under normal driving conditions,...
    view full answer...
  • Can Thule Transporter Enclosed Cargo Carrier Be used with a Class 1 Hitch on a 2009 Mazda 5
    The only hitches available for a 2009 Mazda 5 are Class I hitches. The receiver tube for a Class I is drilled differently and has a stop welded in it to prevent Class II accessories from being used. The hitch pin hole on a Class II shank will not line up with the hole on a Class I hitch. Though the weights are close, the carrier could exceed a Class I hitch capacity. Class I hitches are rated for 200 pounds tongue weight. The carrier weighs about 65 pounds and can carry 150 pounds of cargo...
    view full answer...
  • Folding Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier Fit for 2 Inch Hitch on a 2013 Acura MDX
    The etrailer Folding Cargo Carrier, # e98874, is one of the top folding cargo carriers we offer. To determine if this cargo carrier will fit on your 2013 Acura MDX, we will want to take one important measurement. You will want to measure from the center of your hitch pin hole to the rear-most edge of your bumper. This will tell us how much clearance you need for the cargo carrier to clear your bumper. The etrailer Cargo Carrier, # e98847, measures 9-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch...
    view full answer...
  • Will Cargo Carrier e98874 Fit a 2004 Isuzu Ascender XL and What Cargo Bag is Recommended
    The 20x60 Cargo Carrier, # e98874, will fit your 2004 Isuzu Ascender XL as long as it has a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver hitch. Also, make sure to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest point at the rear of the vehicle. If it is less than 9-1/2 inches, this carrier will fit when folded up. For a cargo bag, I recommend the etrailer Cargo Bag, # e98990. It is a great bag that will fit this carrier and it is weather proof.
    view full answer...
  • Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier and Compatible Cargo Bag Recommendations for a 2003 Ford Escape XLS
    In order to determine if the Hitch Cargo Carrier, # e98874, will fit on your 2003 Ford Escape XLS, you will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the distance required to clear the rear bumper. If this distance is less than 9-1/2 inches, then the carrier will fit when in the folded up position. The recommended cargo bag is the etrailer Cargo Bag, # e98990, which is 40 inches x 20 inches x 20 inches and holds 9 cubic feet of gear.
    view full answer...
  • Cargo Bag Recommendations for a ROLA Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier 59502?
    The suggested/recommended cargo carriers for use with the Extra Large Cargo Bag # 988501 are 24 inches by 60 inches like the # 63153 or the etrailer 24 X 60 # e98874. You could use it with your Rola Cargo Carrier that you referenced, but it is 22 x 59 inches in size. So the bag might be a little tight on the carrier but it would fit. We don't have an install video for this combo to show you though. The most common bag with that cargo carrier is the etrailer bag part # e98990...
    view full answer...
  • Do I Need A Cargo Net For The Inside Of A Cargo Box Like The Yakima GrandTour # YA74FR
    We carry a bunch of cargo nets, but they are meant for use with cargo baskets and cargo carriers, not cargo boxes. That being said, the Yakima GrandTour Rooftop Cargo Box # YA74FR comes with 4 Integrated anchor points let you secure cargo inside the box. This should be plenty to secure whatever you have down in the box. If you are still concerned and or have a bunch of smaller items you plan on placing in the box, you could put all the items in our cargo bag # e98990 and then use the...
    view full answer...
  • Cargo Bag Recommendation to Use with Curt Cargo Carrier C18145
    The etrailer cargo bag part # e98990 would be a great option for your Curt cargo carrier part # C18145 as it's size is close to the internal dimensions of the carrier and it's water resistant. This will do a great job keeping your cargo dry under normal driving circumstances.
    view full answer...
  • What Cargo Bag Do You Recommend for the Curt Cargo Carrier # C18145?
    If you are looking for a cargo bag for the 17x46 Curt Cargo Carrier # C18145, I recommend the etrailer Cargo Bag # e98990. The bag is 40" long x 19-1/4" wide x 20-7/8" tall, versus the 46-3/8 x 17-9/16 interior dimensions of the cargo carrier, but the bag is soft sided and still fits into the smaller width of the carrier. I've linked to a product demonstration video for the bag I recommended and the carrier you'd mentioned.
    view full answer...
  • Is There Risk of Cargo Bag Catching Fire if Near Exhaust Pipes
    PVC cargo bags like the etrailer part # e98990 that you referenced when really close to exhaust pipes normally would only melt if they got too hot. Catching on fire would not be likely at all unless maybe you had something flammable in the bag. For situations like yours we normally recommend a carrier with a rise built into the shank to help get the platform above the exhaust pipes like the Reese part # 63153 which has a rise built into the shank of 2-1/2 inches.
    view full answer...

< Previous
123. . .5

Do you have a question about this Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag?

Info for this part was:

Employee Lindsey S
Edited by:
Lindsey S
Employee Jameson C
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Employee Chris R
Video Edited:
Chris R
Employee Wilson B
Updated by:
Wilson B
Employee Noah M
Updated by:
Noah M
Employee Kristina F
Written by:
Kristina F
Employee Adam E
Installed by:
Adam E

At we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.