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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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Hitch Cargo Carrier M2205-2201 - Class III,Class IV - Carpod
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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 800-298-8924 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
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Folding Carrier
  • 48 Inch Long
  • 24 Inch Wide
  • Carpod
  • Steel
  • Class III
  • Class IV
  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 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.

- M2205-2201

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. 727917

- M2205-2201

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. 392338

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


Ask the Experts about this Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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