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23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier w/ Lid - 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 450 lbs

23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier w/ Lid - 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 450 lbs

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24x48 Outside dimensions. Hitch-mounted cargo carrier with lockable lid offers 13 cu ft of storage space, and it folds flat and tilts up against your vehicle when not in use. Walls provide vertical load support, and rise shank adds ground clearance. Call 800-298-1624 to order Carpod hitch cargo carrier part number M2205-2201 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Carpod products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier w/ Lid - 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 450 lbs. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.
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Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier

  • Flat Carrier
  • Folding Carrier
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 48 Inch Long
  • 24 Inch Wide
  • Class III
  • Class IV
  • Steel
  • Carpod
  • Standard Duty

24x48 Outside dimensions. Hitch-mounted cargo carrier with lockable lid offers 13 cu ft of storage space, and it folds flat and tilts up against your vehicle when not in use. Walls provide vertical load support, and rise shank adds ground clearance.


Features:

  • Versatile, hitch-mounted carrier with lockable lid is perfect for hauling cargo of all shapes and sizes
    • Great for camping supplies, firewood, luggage, hunting and fishing gear, and more
  • Tall, independently framed sidewalls keep cargo contained and provide vertical load support during transport
    • Fold outward for effortless loading and unloading
    • Fold down for easy storage and access to the rear of your vehicle
  • Lockable lid minimizes the need for cargo nets or tie-down straps
    • Deters theft when used with a padlock (sold separately) with a 3/8" diameter shackle
    • Mounts to Carpod sidewalls with built-in brackets
  • Carrier folds up and tilts up to store against your vehicle when it's not in use
  • Angled shank elevates carrier for better ground clearance and easier loading
  • 1-Piece, welded, galvanized steel base frame is lightweight yet strong
  • Thick, galvanized steel tubing of lid holds up against abuse
  • Black powder coat finish resists rust, corrosion, and chipping
  • Red reflectors at corners ensure nighttime visibility
  • 54" Long strap is included to secure gear or to bundle walls in place in folded position
    • Also works to anchor lid to carrier
  • Cargo bag (M2202) sold separately
  • Hitch lock or hitch pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Storage capacity: 13.25 cu ft
  • Weight capacity: 450 lbs
  • Outside dimensions: 48-3/4" long x 24" wide x 22" tall
  • Platform dimensions: 47-1/4" long x 22-3/4" wide
  • Folded dimensions: 48" wide x 5-1/4" tall
  • Lid dimensions: 43-1/8" long x 23-3/8" wide
  • Shank rise: 5-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole:
    • To closest edge of carrier when folded down: 14"
    • To closest edge of carrier when folded up: 12"
    • To rise in shank: 6-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 54 lbs
  • 90-Day limited warranty


M2205 Carpod 24x48-3/4 Walled, Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier - 2 Inch Hitches - Black Powder Coated Steel - 450 lbs

M2201 Carpod Lockable Lid for Walled Cargo Carrier

Item # M2205-2201






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23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier w/ Lid - 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 450 lbs - M2205-2201

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (121 Customer Reviews)

24x48 Outside dimensions. Hitch-mounted cargo carrier with lockable lid offers 13 cu ft of storage space, and it folds flat and tilts up against your vehicle when not in use. Walls provide vertical load support, and rise shank adds ground clearance.

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Haven’t used the carrier yet (will update once I do) but I have to praise the ordering and shipping process! Super easy to compare models and find the right carrier. And the shipping was ridiculously fast! I received the carrier less than a week after I ordered it. Thank you!



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I like having the extra space. I don’t like the pin system, i always have one that is too hard to manipulate. I have the top, and i wish it had a different way to attach. It has to come off to get in the box. I am surprised at the rusted areas, but overall I love the carrier



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Very happy I came across this product; was about to settle for something less AND pay far more than when I found it at etrailer. I didn't have to worry about strapping our luggage/sleeping bags/misc items on one of those low carriers. This is safe, secure, durable. It saved us all the interior room in our vehicle. Highly recommend it!! ps- customer service was truly excellent.


Comments
Product is solid, still working great. Very good purchase!
BJ F - 06/18/2018



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Paired with the Anti Rattle Hitch Receiver we have made four road trips with this Carpod. Worked perfectly with no issues. Great workmanship and has been durable so far. Given that we have it mounted on a Toyota Sienna, we have to collapse the Carpod before we can open the rear hatch. I would now pay extra for a version that could swing out and out of the way so that you could open the hatch while the Carpod is fully loaded.



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Very happy with our order. It can ontime, was easy to assemble and has worked great for us. Highly recommended : )



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Could not have order anything better than this item, It actually serve dual purposes; Box, and Flat (When sides close down), strong, durable, and spacious yet very easy to store. I will highly recommend it.



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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


I purchased this for a 800-mile round trip vacation to Mammoth Lakes. It greatly extended the amount of luggage and gear we could bring with us, as we head 4 adults and a dog in the car. I could hardly tell the cargo carrier was back there while driving, and it didn't impact my gas mileage at all. I assembled and installed this myself, and it was super easy (although would be easier with a second set of hands.) I also purchased a stretchy net cargo cover, which allowed us to pack above the the actual height of the carrier itself. I attached my license plate to the cargo carrier work zip ties, although I will need to get a bracket with lights for the future of doing nighttime driving. I have no regrets on this purchase and highly recommend!


Comments
Have used this on many trips now with zero issues! Just purchased a Yakima Backswing hitch and the cargo carrier works great with it!
Amber - 09/07/2021


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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


The bag is NOT waterproof…just be aware. I’ve purchased several items from etrailer.com and have always been pleased (Thule Rooftop Carrier, hitch pins, anti-rattle device). Plus, the customer service is top notch. This set however was below expectations. We took this on one trip up the East Coast (3 days up, 3 days back). - The actual Cargo Carrier with Sidewalls is great. Sturdy and solid. - The bag is absolutely NOT waterproof. It reads in the description “cargo bag keeps firewood, luggage, and other gear contained, secure, and DRY.” After driving through a few hours of rain, our luggage was soaked. I had the bag properly secured to the sidewalls, zipped and the zipper cover folded over properly. It did not keep out the rain. That night I put our luggage in the car to keep it from getting wetter while inside the hotel and left the empty bag properly zipped in the carrier. It rained and the next morning the bag had water pooled in the bottom. - Also, the Carrier Lid is already showing 3 areas of rust after 6 total days on the road.



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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Worked great on our family road trip! We were able to throw our sandy gear in it to keep the Bronco clean and prevented us from having to pile junk up in the backseat next to the kiddo. When it rained we used the bag, which kept everything dry. By locking the lid, we felt comfortable leaving the vehicle and our stuff unattended. It blocked our license plate, but was easy to mount the license plate to the pod so it was visible.



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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


After purchasing a 2018 Honda CR-V Touring, my honey-to-do-task of having to bring trash to the dump every week must be done. I am not a big fan of placing trash inside my new car, despite having a rubber liner. So I purchased the Curt 2 inch receiver hitch and had it installed by my local mechanic. I did not want to have to hook up my small utility trailer to go to the dump since I have to go to work and park in a parking garage after making my trash drop off. I came across this Carpod M2205 walled carrier. I am thrilled with this and like the way it folds up when not in use. There was a simple assembly process to go through after it was received (quick shipping by the way). It is a little heavy placing into the hitch receiver, but note it is easier to place it into the hitch when folded up. I wrapped a piece of duct tape around the exact place of the insertion bar to line up the holes of the hitch pin. Its carrying capacity is well within what I need, and I am quite impressed. There is not much movement of the carrier while driving except for big bumps or potholes. This is an excellent alternative to carrying household garbage inside my new car. The walls are held in place with metal pins and a strap, that is a little short and could be a little bit longer. That would be my only complaint about using this car carrier. Otherwise, I highly recommend this for anyone who needs to carry items outside or to need more space.


Comments
Still doing great and loving this product.
Brian - 12/27/2019



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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


This basket has been wonderful. There isn’t much cargo space in my suv with the third row up, so this is what I use to haul more stuff. I can fit 2 of the big black storage containers from Costco and a few other things in it. I also put my double bike trailer/stroller in it. I’m of average strength and can hook it up myself.



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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


I LOVE MY CARPOD!! We (my 3 kids and parents) took my Pilot to a 3 week road trip across 8 states, crossed the border to Canada including two provinces, and drove 4900 miles! This product held 5 duffel bags, 1 luggage, and other things we could stuff in there!! It rained the WHOLE state of Montana and only one side of inside the bag was wet. I think it was because I didn’t fold the flap down properly so some moisture seeped through the zipper and the sides of my girls’ duffel bags got wet. Tammy, the sales rep, was so helpful! I had many questions and she took time finding out the answers to my questions and helped me decide which product was best for me. She also suggested the anti rattle device, which I highly recommend, since I drove and felt like there was nothing behind me. It was so quiet!! It also made a prefect table for our roadside lunch breaks! I highly reccomned this product!!



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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


The top cage came packaged separately which isn’t a huge feel but it was a bit bent and banged up making it a little difficult to attach. I would have asked for a replacement but we were heading out on a trip and couldn’t wait.


Comments
I apologize that your product arrived a bit bent. Customer Service will be reaching out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/13/2021


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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


This my the second Carrier. I backed my first one into a pole and "TACO'd" it. I wouldn't have bought the second if it wasn't such a necessary option for my RV Good quality!


Comments
Just completed 5000 mile trip up the East coast and home. You know how bad those roads are! Holding up just fine!
nunya b - 09/22/2021


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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Box to completed install: 14 minutes. We tavel a lot and the extra space will be great. Tailgate on the 2010 BMW XDrive 35D clears no problem. Hitch came from etrailer done at a previous install.



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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


We really like our hitch carrier; have not used it with the "liner" but with just the cage. Great for hauling firewood, small grill, charcoal, etc. that we wouldn't want to take in our motor-home. When parked for camping just throw a tarp over the top of it to keep things dry. Also easily lockable.


Comments
We still like it a lot, use it every time we go out with our RV
Brenda - 04/20/2021


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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


This cargo carrier was easy to assemble and attached to our hitch as described. I wish the manufacturer would have a solution to store the pins as part of the overall design because if you misplace or loose a pin, it would not be pleasant to find another solution on the road! Overall we recommend this item for anyone looking for a reliable, useful cargo carrier.



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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Just what I need to carry those two extra suitcases and couple of bags. Easy for one person to assemble and install. I would recommend this for anyone with a ford Escape if traveling with 3 or 4 people.



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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


I've owned the cargo carrier for 1 year now. I put it on the back of my Subaru Forester and I haven't taken it off yet. It's so useful for so many things, vacations, delivering big packages and taking items to the landfill it was a good purchase for me



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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


The cargo carrier came exactly as billed. It was simple to put together and was perfiect for my first two dump runs.


Comments
I have a 2014 DODGE DURANGO RT. DOES THIS TILT OR SWING AWAY IF IT IS FULLY LOADED SO YOU CAN ACCESS THE TRUNK AND THE DOOR CAN OPEN AND CLOSE????
-- comment by: David - 02/23/2014

The Carpod does not have a tilt or swing function. To access your cargo area, you will either need to remove the whole carrier or at least the cage from the base.

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 2/25/2014


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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


I liked the fact that I felt the items would be secure while I was traveling in my class B RV. But the cost was exorbitant in my opinion. A fellow traveler had created basically the same principle by using a large dog kennel on top of a regular trailer platform for less than $200. So the three stars is basically due to the cost issue. It was well-made and the staff were very kind and nice to deal with.



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Review from a similar Walled Cargo Carrier in Hitch Cargo Carrier


I've driven just over 7000 mile with my car pod and could not be happier. For the price it's completely worth it and has made my trip a lot easier. I'm certainly not the most mechanically inclined person and was able to put it together and install it myself with little effort. Some of the engineering could use improvements but for the cost I have no complaints.


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  • Weather Proof Cargo Bag Recommendation for 23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier M2205-2201
    The recommended cargo bag for the Carpod Carrier part # M2205-2201 that you referenced is the Carpod Bag part # M2202. This bag is specifically designed to fit the inner dimensions of the # M2205-2201 so it would be the best choice. This bag is weather resistant so it would do an excellent job in the snow and ice you will be traveling in. For added security from the weather you can also put your cargo in a plastic bag before installing in the cargo bag. But realistically your cargo...
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  • License Plate Bracket Needed for 23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier
    We do have license plate brackets like part # LP10SB that you could use to move your license plate so it sits behind the 23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier # M2205-2201. If you plan on driving at night time you should make sure to have a bracket with a light like part # PM436B. If you go this route then you will also need a wiring harness like part # HM38134 (you will connect the wire from the light to the brown wire and then cap off the additional wires for this application). Butt connectors...
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  • Is Lid Removable on Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier part # M2205-2201
    Yes, I attached a picture that shows the lid of the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier part # M2205-2201 with the lid removed.
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  • Comparing Carpod Hitch Cargo Carriers with Lid for Differences
    The 23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier w/ Lid - 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 450 lb # M2205-2201 is only different from the # M2200-2201 in that it has a 4 inch rise in the shaft and allows folding for storage close to the vehicle. Either option is able to use Cargo bag # M2202 which is a perfect fit to protect your gear from elements as well as your privacy. It has 2 large zippers on top for easy access to your gear.
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  • Can Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier Work With 2017 Chevrolet Equinox
    Per the owner's manual for your 2017 Equinox, the towing capacity of your vehicle is 1,500-lbs. When using any hitch mounted items like the Carpod, you are limited at 10 to 15 percent of the towing capacity which would be betwen 150 and 225 lbs maximum. The Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier like part # M2205-2201 weighs 54-lbs so you need to consider that in with the cargo when calculating the tongue weight. I have attached a link to our product page for the Carpod walled carriers we...
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  • What to do With Lid When Folding Up the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier
    The lid of the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier w/ Lid # M2205-2201 will actually need to be completely removed when you are completely folding it up. You will want to put the lid elsewhere, like inside your vehicle, if you do not need to use the carrier but still have it in the hitch. This carrier is also available without the lid at part # M2205 if you wanted to just use the carrier with the Cargo Bag for Carpod Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier # M2202. To mount it to your hitch you can use...
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  • Will 23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier with Lid # M2205-2201 Fit on 2012 Honda Pilot EX
    Yes, the 23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier with Lid, # M2205-2201, will fit on your 2012 Honda Pilot EX. This carrier is designed for use in a 2 inch hitch receiver and since there is less than 7 inches from the hitch pin hole on a 2012 Pilot to the outer edge of the bumper, there is plenty of clearance to use the folding option and this carrier will work great for you.
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  • SUP Paddleboard Carrier Recommendation for 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    SUPs are usually pretty long. The Carpod part # M2205-2201 isn't going to be long enough to fit the length of a SUP like what you have. You are going to have to look into a roof rack mounted SUP carrier like the SUP Taxi part # TH810001 which is a fit for the factory crossbars of your 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser.
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  • Differences Between Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier # M2200-2201 and # M2205-2201
    There are a couple of primary differences between the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier # M2200-2201 and the upgraded # M2205-2201. The first difference is that the Carpod # M2205-2201 features a hinged shank that allows you to fold up the carrier against the vehicle when it's not in use (see attached image). The # M2200-2201 has a fixed shank that cannot be moved. Another improvement on the # M2205-2201 is that it has an angled shank that provides 5-1/2 inches of additional ground clearance. Other...
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  • Availability of 23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier without Cargo Bag
    We do have a version of the Carpod Carrier with Cargo Bag part # M2205-01-02 available without the cargo bag as part # M2205-2201. It's exactly the same just without the bag!
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier Recommendation for Carrying etrailer.com Generators # 333-0003-2-0007
    The Reese Cargo Carrier part # 6502 has a 500 lb weight capacity but doesn't quite have the dimensions needed to fit both of the etrailer.com generators part # 333-0003-2-0007 so for a better option I'd recommend the 23 inch by 47 inch Carpod Cargo Carrier part # M2205-2201 as it has the dimensions and weight capacity needed, but what I really like about this carrier is that it's enclosed which makes it easier to secure the generators in and also makes it easier to protect them from theft....
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  • Can I Open my Hatch Area on my 2015 Toyota 4Runner When the Carpod M2205 is in the Folded Position
    When the Carpod hitch cargo carrier # M2205 is in the folded position, the measurement from the top of the receiver hitch to the top of the Carpod is 3-1/4 inches tall. It's 5-1/4 inches tall overall measuring from the bottom of the receiver hitch to the top of the Carpod. You will have some rattle noise but I don't think it's going to be extremely loud at all. Going over bumps, potholes etc. will cause some rattle but it's certainly very secure. There is an option to get the Carpod...
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  • Will Carpod Cargo Carrier Fold Up and Fit When Used on 2015 Toyota 4Runner
    While there is a Carpod carrier that will fold up and work perfectly for you, the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier # M2200 is actually not a folding carrier. Instead, you will need the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding # M2205 or the same model with a lid, which is part # M2205-2201. Both of these will definitely fit your 2015 Toyota 4Runner and appropriately fold up because it is a full 12" from the hitch pin to the closest part of the carrier (when the carrier...
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  • Carpod 24x48 Cargo Carrier Without Bag With Rise In Shank
    Yes, we do carry the 24x48-3/4 Carpod Walled, Folding Cargo Carrier - 2" Hitches - w/ Lid, Bag, Rise Shank part # M2205-01-02 without the bag with part # M2205-2201. This Carpod has an outside dimension of 48-3/4" long x 24" wide x 22" tall with an inside dimension of 47-1/4" long x 22-3/4" wide. It also have a 5-1/2" rise in the shank for ground clearance. This particular Carpod does come with the lid. If you would like it the exact Carpod without the lid or bag you need part # M2205.
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