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23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 450 lbs

23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 450 lbs

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  • 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 offers 13 cu ft of storage space, and it folds flat and tilts up against your vehicle when not in use. Sidewalls provide vertical load support, and rise shank adds 5" of ground clearance. Call 800-298-8924 to order Carpod hitch cargo carrier part number M2205 or order online at Free expert support on all Carpod products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 450 lbs. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.

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Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier - M2205

24x48 Outside dimensions. Hitch-mounted cargo carrier offers 13 cu ft of storage space, and it folds flat and tilts up against your vehicle when not in use. Sidewalls provide vertical load support, and rise shank adds 5" of ground clearance.


  • Versatile, hitch-mounted carrier 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
  • 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
  • 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 (sold separately) to carrier
  • Lockable lid (M2201) and 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
  • 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

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Video Transcript for CarPod Folding Cargo Carrier Test Course

This is our test course, let's start with the slalom. This shows side to side action such as turning corners or evasive maneuvering. Then onto our alternating speed bumps. This shows twisting action such as hitting curbs, potholes, road debris, or uneven pavement. And last of all, the solid speed bumps. This shows up and down action such as driving through a parking lot, or parking garage, or driving in or out of a driveway..

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23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 450 lbs - M2205

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

24x48 Outside dimensions. Hitch-mounted cargo carrier offers 13 cu ft of storage space, and it folds flat and tilts up against your vehicle when not in use. Sidewalls provide vertical load support, and rise shank adds 5" of ground clearance.

- M2205


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. 593338

- M2205


Product delivered quickly and as described. Installation instruction text was difficult to follow, so just figured it out from the pictures and basic mechanical knowledge. Unit came with paint already worn off parts of the rack due to parts rubbing together during shipping (from China and/or from distributor), so will likely need to repaint from time to time. Would have preferred the hitch to go deeper into the receiver. 376274

- M2205


The cargo tray has worked out great for trips to the dump and picking up products that are to large to put in the back of our SUVs. It also holds a lot of extra trash bags and recyclables with the help of bungee cords. It is easy to put on and remove from the trailer hitch but helps to have a second person holding it up a bit while slipping the pin into the hitch. I also love how it folds up flat to the back on the vehicle when not in use. All in all, I am very satisfied with this product. 569278

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My husband couldn't wait for the cargo carrier to come. He first put it on his truck then put it on our Class C Motor Home which we will be using for items can't put in camper. 552193

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This cargo carrier (w/ locking top option) is just what we needed to carry larger items with our RV. No more putting wet & dirty mats back in the RV after a good rain. The looks and quality of this carrier is first class. Good workmanship and so easy to open / close with the lock pins. We wish we had gotten this years ago! 549796

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GREAT Product and service. THANKS! 544773

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We are very happy with our purchase of the cargo carrier. Works great, looks great. Thank you so much. 500636

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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 435301

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Absolutely great product! Took it on a 2400 mile trip through Montana and Wyoming. No problems whatsoever. Purchased the bag and lockable lid also. Highly recommend the entire unit. 375337

- M2205


This is a solid product. Its very sturdy and fits quite a lot of things. Love being able to turn into a box, thats probably the best feature. The only complain i have is that the instructions are hard to read, most of the install is self explainable but there is a small piece metal clip that they sent which i couldn't figure out if they sent to big or not. I ended up buying the piece at an auto shop couple $'s. Recommend this thing. 288825

- M2205


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. 229349

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Awesome product, poor quality control. Product came bent where support beam needs feed through (could not have been assembled without hammering - easy enough though). Bolt clip is twice size of drilled hole in the bolt so I'm also going to need to fix/replace that and lastly sliding clips needed hammering in/out of side pieces as they barely fit. All in all I can fix it and make it into what I bought but a disappointing initial experience. 221383

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super fast delivery, i cant believe it showed up so quickly, i definitely expected at least a week. i made a mistake in my measurements and etrailer is allowing me to return the carrier. im so disappointed i cant use this carrier because it looks like itd be terrific! brett. 217249

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No issues so far. will let you know if there issues with the product 157734

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This is exactly what I wanted and needed for my road trip. With 4 kids, my Honda Pilot would not be able to store what we needed for our vacation. This carrier let me bring our jogging stroller to the shore, while also fitting 2 body boards, 2 beach chairs and more! This carrier is sturdy and easy to fold/unfold. The walls are a great bonus, giving you the ability to store more and securing more easily with straps. 149047


Ill actually be using it for the 2nd time for my trip next week, so Ill post something after that. And you just reminded me that I need to buy a bike rack!

JD - 08/31/2015


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Instructions in the box shipped were a little confusing for initial setup. Assembly was pretty easy and everything lined up. Assembly took about 20 minutes. Wish it was manufactured in America as its pretty solid and well built. 147795

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Great storage option for our Lexus RX 350. With our particular tow hitch (not from the dealer), you have to push the Carpod back a bit to get the rear lift gate to open. The hard part of this is you have to put it together yourself. I had to use 1 long breaker bar and a torque wrench to put the main bolt assembly together. It was super tight. Basic hand tools just weren't enough. One weird thing was the cotter pin / clip is too big for the shank that secures the Carpod in the folded up or down position. It is not really necessary to use however. 146824

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The M2205 Cargo Carrier is a well built product and I plan to use it to free-up space inside our 2014 Acura MDX on vacations and long trips for the family and pets. I also bought a bungie net and carabineers to secure oversized cargo. It was easy to build and install. Tightening the A2 nut and bolt requires some effort but that was the toughest part (by no means was it hard). After I installed it I tested the MDX rear hatchback and their is plenty of clearance. Shipping was fast. The only comment about shipping was the box was damaged, but the Cargo Carrier was not. I just used it for a trip between Tampa and New Orleans and it worked perfectly. I highly recommend this hitch carrier! 135081


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  • Difference Between Carpod M2200 And M2205 Hitch Mounted Cargo Carriers
  • We do carry the 23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier, part # M2205, and it has some great features. This cargo carrier has walls that fold flat and the entire carrier will fold up when not being used. The outside dimensions are 48-3/4 inches long x 24 inches wide x 22 inches tall, and it fits in a 2 inch receiver opening. This carrier weighs 54 lbs and it also features a shank with a 5 inch rise to provide a bit more ground clearance. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the...
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  • Locking Hitch Pin Recommendation for a Carpod Cargo Carrier on a 2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport
  • The Softride Locking, Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin, # SR25219, is an excellent choice to secure a Carpod basket to your 2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition. This hitch pin will not only keep your basket secure, but it will keep the shank of the cargo basket tight against the receiver tube with the anti-rattle device. We carry two Carpod baskets and they are the Carpod Walled, Folding Cargo Carrier, # M2205, and the Walled, Fixed Cargo Carrier, # M2200. I would recommend using the Folding Cargo...
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  • Can a Soft Cargo Bag 988501 Be Fitted with Internal Frame
  • The Rola Expandable 11.5-Cubic-Foot Cargo Bag # 59102 is similar to the etrailer soft cargo bag # 988501 except the etrailer bag offers much higher capacity with 20-cubic-feet of internal volume. Either of these cargo bags could be fitted with an internal structure made of PVC tubing but generally soft bags like these rely on their contents to help control their shape. We do also offer walled steel cargo carriers like the Carpod # M2200 and # M2205 as well as enclosed carriers like the...
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  • Will Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier # M2205 Clear Rear Spare Tire on 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
  • You can determine if the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier # M2205 will clear your Wrangler's rear-mounted spare tire by taking a simple measurement. Measure the distance from the center of your 2-inch hitch's hitch pin hole to the rear-most part of the vehicle - which is the back edge of the spare tire. If this measurement is less than 7-inches then the Carpod carrier will clear it even when it is folded up in its storage position. Please see the linked photo I have prepared for you. When...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Carrier With Ramp For Mower And Rototiller On 2011 Toyota Tacoma
  • We do have just what you are looking for. I recommend the MaxxTow Carrier With Ramp, part # MT70260. This carrier fits receiver openings and has a weight capacity of 500 lbs. The carrier measures 50 long x 30 wide x 6-1/2 tall. This carrier has a ramp as you mentioned. The ramp measures 28 inches wide and is 60 inches long. When folded down the distance form the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the carrier is 14 inches. This carrier comes with an anti-wobble device...
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  • Will Carpod Cargo Carrier for 2-Inch Hitches M2205 Fit a 1-1/4-Inch Hitch on 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • The Carpod Walled Folding Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches, part # M2205, will fit into the 1-1/4-inch hitch receiver on your 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon only if used with an adapter. The problem with using hitch adapters is that they reduce the hitch weight capacity by half. The hitches we offer for your 2012 Prius V are all light-duty Class I hitches which are rated for a tongue weight of 200-lbs. The link provided will show you all of these. If an adapter is used the hitch capacity drops...
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  • Enclosed Hitch Cargo Carrier that Can be Used in Hitch of RV
  • We do have a 2-inch hitch enclosed carrier that is suitable for use in the hitch on the rear of your trailer, the GearDeck 17 Enclosed Cargo Carrier # H00604. This enclosed carrier offers a 300-lb cargo weight rating, it includes LED lighting for safety on the road (which requires a 4-pole wiring harness) and it includes anti-rattle pins. It slides to give you better access to the vehicle. You can add a lock # ACC3250. The Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier # M2205 is intended for use in a...
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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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  • Fit of Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier #M2200 on a 2012 Toyota Highlander
  • To determine if the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier will fit on your 2012 Highlander, you will need to take a measurement off of your hitch. Measure the distance rearward from the hitch pin hole until the furthest rearward portion of the bumper is cleared. If this measurement is less than the 4 inch hitch pin hole to basket measurement of the Carpod Carrier, it will fit. This being said, I would not recommend using it unless your measurement was 3 inches or less, to allow an inch space between...
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  • Will the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier # M2200 Fit on a 1998 Chevrolet Suburban with Class III Hitch
  • To determine if the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier, # M2200, will fit on your 1998 Chevrolet Suburban we will need to know one measurement. This cargo carrier measures 4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the of the carrier. On your vehicle, you will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the furthest rearward point on your bumper. If this distance is less than 4 inches, then you can use this carrier. If you have...
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  • Cargo Carrier With Shank Rise for 2006 Honda Odyssey
  • There are a number of cargo carriers with at least 4 inches of rise, but they do have different dimensions and weight capacities; I'll go over the options so you can find what you need in terms of not only rise, but the amount of cargo you want to carry and the size of the carrier you are looking for. The Surco # 52018F has a 4 inch shank rise and has the most weight capacity at 500 lbs and is the largest carrier among this group, measuring 60" long x 24" wide x 5-1/2" deep. Light kit...
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  • Hitch-Mount Cargo Carrier for Use on Rear Hitch of Camper Trailer
  • We do have a 2-inch hitch carrier that is suitable for use in the hitch on the rear of your trailer, the GearDeck 17 Enclosed Cargo Carrier # H00604. This enclosed carrier offers a 300-lb cargo weight rating, it includes LED lighting for safety on the road (which requires a 4-pole wiring harness) and it includes anti-rattle pins. It slides to give you better access to the vehicle. You can add a lock # ACC3250. The Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier # M2205 is intended for use in a hitch that...
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