17x46 Curt Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs

17x46 Curt Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs

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Rust-resistant, basket-style cargo carrier has side rails that help keep cargo in place and provide limitless tie-down options. Included anti-wobble hitch bolt helps eliminate movement of the carrier in your hitch receiver. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt hitch cargo carrier part number C18145 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 17x46 Curt Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.
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Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier - C18145

  • Flat Carrier
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Carrier
  • 48 Inch Long
  • 20 Inch Wide
  • Curt
  • Steel
  • Class I
  • Class II
  • Class III
  • Class IV
  • Heavy Duty

Rust-resistant, basket-style cargo carrier has side rails that help keep cargo in place and provide limitless tie-down options. Included anti-wobble hitch bolt helps eliminate movement of the carrier in your hitch receiver.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, basket-style cargo carrier lets you tote extra gear
    • Frees up space inside your car for passengers and pets
    • Keeps wet and muddy items from dirtying up the interior of your vehicle
  • Raised side rails help keep cargo in place and provide multiple tie-down points
  • Open-floor design offers stability for large items and prevents grime buildup
  • Adapter sleeve enables carrier to fit both 1-1/4" and 2" trailer hitches
  • Anti-rattle hitch bolt and clip helps prevent movement of carrier in hitch receiver
  • Heavy-duty steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Assembly required


Specs:

  • Application:
    • 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" Trailer hitch receivers (Class I and Class II)
    • 2" x 2" Trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity:
    • 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" Trailer hitch receiver: 300 lbs
    • 2" x 2" Trailer hitch receiver: 500 lbs
  • Outside dimensions: 48" long x 20" wide x 6" tall
  • Inside dimensions: 46-3/8" long x 17-9/16" wide x 5-1/2" deep
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest edge of carrier: 7-1/4"
  • Carrier weight: 29 lbs
  • Limited 1-year warranty


18145 Curt 17x46 Railed Hitch Cargo Carrier Basket - 1.25 Inch (Class 1 and Class 2) Hitches and 2 Inch Hitches - Black Powder Coated Steel - 500 lbs



C18145 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C18145 Installation instructions



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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at our 17x46 Curt Cargo Carrier. It's both 1 1/4" and 2" hitches. It's part number is C18145. This hitch mounted, basket style cargo carrier is going to allow you to tote extra gear. This is going to free up space in your vehicle for pets or passengers and it's also going to allow you to keep muddy and dirty items outside of your vehicle, so it's not dirtying up the interior. The raised side rails that go all the way around the carrier are going to help to hold the gear in place, as well as the steel construction and the corrosion resistant finish. It's going to allow you to connect anywhere on your carrier that you'd like with a strap or a tie down without having to worry about scratching the finish and creating places where corrosion might occur. The carrier has a nice open floor design.

This is going to provide stability for your larger items and also help the grime and gunk from building up in the floor of the carrier. Curt's also going to offer you a nice limited one year warranty on their product. The carrier's designed for use in class one, class two or class three receivers. A class one receiver, we're going to have a 200 pound weight capacity. Then the class two, a 350 pound weight capacity. And then our class three, all the way up to 500 pound weight capacity. The anti rattle bolt is going to be included.

It comes with a washer, lock washer, the anti rattle bolt itself and a clip for security. Today, we're going to be installing the carrier into a 2"x2" hitch, so we're going to use the converter or the adapter that converts it up to that size. This is included with the carrier. And inside, you'll see it's got a little injection molded cylindrical peg. That's going to slide right into the hole that's below our threaded pin hole. So, we'll bring that down, slide it right on there. And now, we'll install it on the vehicle for you.

So, we'll slide the shank of the carrier right into the receiver tube of our hitch. We want to line the pin hole up with the hitch pin hole that's in the receiver. We'll then thread in our anti rattle bolt and tighten it down using our wrench. We'll then secure it with our clip here on the side, and just like that, we're ready to hit the road. As you can see, using the anti rattle, anti sway pin there is really going to help keep our cargo carrier secure and take all the play out of our shank. Now that we've got our cargo carrier installed, I'll show you what it looks like loaded down with gear. We're going to take it through our slalom course, and our bumps course to let you see what it looks like in action as well. As you can see as we drive through our slalom course, we've got very little side to side movement in our carrier.

As we go through our alternating and solid bumps, you can see that anti rattle bolt doing its job and not allowing your carrier to move around too much. That will complete today's look at the 17x46 Curt Cargo Carrier, part number C18145. .


Customer Reviews

17x46 Curt Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs - C18145

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (255 Customer Reviews)

Rust-resistant, basket-style cargo carrier has side rails that help keep cargo in place and provide limitless tie-down options. Included anti-wobble hitch bolt helps eliminate movement of the carrier in your hitch receiver.

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Excellent sturdy product that provides space for my cooler and more with room for tie downs. 547833



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I am extremely happy with my purchase. I bought this for a cross-country family move. At such a reasonable price, I was surprised at how heavy and sturdy this carrier was. Assembly was quite easy, with directions I could understand. Now that I've moved, I'm looking forward to future uses on fishing trips and tailgating at college football games!! 401513



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This basket is TOUGH! It holds a huge 6p tent, a 2p tent, a 60 pound deep cycle battery, a bag of tools, and an air mattress when we tent camp around the country. This basket has seen about 8,000 miles across 24 states. It's scraped the ground over 100 times and the bolts got tweaked. I sawed them off and replaced them with round headed bolts upside down so it will skid on the round head instead of the ground catching the threads and bending the bolts. I seriously cannot believe this basket is still intact! It's been through absolute hell and it's held up. It's due for a painting and she'll be like new. On my 2011 Yaris, it blocks the license plate so I could potentially be giving a bored cop a reason to pull me over. Sometimes I zip tie my license plate to the basket when I'm in a bigger city. At night, I use one of those 12 volt license plate lights and connect that to my battery in the basket. This was a great investment and I'm damn glad to have it. 489371


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The basket took a BEATING and it took it like a champ. I ended up selling it on [used item site] when I upgraded vehicles to a very happy customer.

Erin S - 04/08/2019

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Required a light weight cargo carrier but was unsure of what model & make. Called Etrailer and friendly, helpful and knowledgable CSR Cathy T assisted me. Carrier is exactly what i require and arrived on time in new condition. 476057



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This cargo carrier works well for 1-2 good size whitetail deer transported lawn mower as well excellent product from a top notch company etrailer knows what they’re doing those guys are professionals 549221



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After assembling I tried to install the carrier on my Malibu. DID NOT FIT !!! I had to order an extension to be able to make it work. Another $30. I thought that after inputting type of car that items ordered from you we're matched to fit my car. You should make it clear. Now I'll try to get my $20 rebate. Wish me luck !! 538910


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The # C18145 isnt a vehicle specific item. This particular cargo carrier has a fairly short shank, there needs to be at least 7-1/4 inches of space between the hitch pin hole in the receiver tube and the furthest rearward point of the back bumper in order for the carrier to be compatible. If that distance is greater than 7-1/4 inches, the carrier wont fit. Ill link to a help article that explains how to take that measurement.

-- Mike L - 07/09/2018

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I purchased this cargo carrier to go behind my Volkswagen beetle. I have a small motorcycle trailer that I pull behind my car, but it doesn't fit into a single parking space and it's hard to back it up because the tongue is so short. i I wanted something that would allow me to transport my products to the weekly farmers market without pulling the trailer. The carrier did what I needed it to do and I am happy with my purchase. It's one of the smaller sized carriers, which works well behind my smaller car. The carrier was easy to assemble and the instructions were clear, but the diagram was very small. It's fairly lightweight, so it wasn't difficult for me to put on and take off by myself. I 390831


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I lost it in the Sonoma Valley fire in October, along with absolutely everything else I owned, except my car and hitch. I’ve been missing the carrier, especially now that camping season is here. I will say that it rode too low behind my VW bug and scraped bottom at times. I would need a riser for my hitch if I were to buy another carrier. Also, my load sat right at the exhaust pipe, so my plastic cargo box and camping tent melted from the heat. I think raising the carrier would prevent that.

Karen C - 06/09/2018

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I am very sorry to hear about the fire and I am glad you are okay. If you need a new carrier that has more ground clearance for your class one 1 1/4" hitch on your VW bug I recommend part # C18110. This Curt cargo carrier has an angled shank to elevate the platform a bit for ground clearance and easier loading. This carrier allows for up to 300 lbs of cargo which is a 200 lbs less than the cargo carrier you had part # C18145. We currently do not have an adapter that will elevate the cargo carrier for a class 1 hitch. If you need a new cargo bag I recommend part # 59102. Since the load does sit so close to the exhaust pipe I would recommend using an exhaust pipe tip that turns down such as part # MF35179. To choose the correct tip, you'll need to measure the outside diameter of your exhaust pipe. Most of the tips are weld-on applications, so you'd need to have a professional welder install the tip for you.

-- Heather A - 6/11/2018


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I wanted a small trailer for my 1 1/4" hitch on my Prius V to fit two Rubbermaid Roughneck Trash Barrels for trips to the town Transfer Station. The 17.5" aprox depth of the basket of this trailer fits the bottom of the barrels just right. I judged that a 60" wide would not fit three barrels anyway and that might be too heavy a load, so the 47" x 17.5" inside dimension of this was best. The attached photos show two barrels in the trailer. Some have complained that the assembly instructions are lacking. Here are some tips: The bottom platform pieces should be placed so that the tubing is flush at the central rails, the flat rails with 4 holes that bolt to the center 1 1/4" square tube are a bit wider than the square tubing that make up the bottom platform and the extra lip should point down so you have a nice flush platform in the bottom of the tray where you will be putting stuff. If you have those pieces upside down, you would have a little ridge sticking up on each side of the central square tube and that would not work well as well as the bottom of the tray, and the "T" connectors would not fit correctly. Group the fasteners and you will have three bunches (manufacturer had the nut/bolt/washers assembled together in my shipment) A) 18 small diameter bolts/nuts/washers - those are for the flat A shaped braces which hold the bottom platform halves to the top railing halves. B) 8 medium diameter bolts/nuts/washers - those are for the fore and aft "T" connectors C) 4 large diameter bolts/nuts/washers - those hold the left half and right half of the platform together. Using the smallest bolts, fasten the "A" braces to the bottom platform halves, then bolt to the top platform halves, leave them loose with about 1/8" of play. Now you have two half assemblies of the bottom tray. Place the middle 1 1/4" square "hitch" piece between the two half assemblies and line them up but do not put the 4 big bolts in yet. Put the two "T" connectors at the back and hitch side. The "T" connector with the reflector goes at the back, and the reflector points toward traffic. The other one goes on the hitch side. Loosely bolt the "T" connectors using the 8 medium bolts and then fasten the two sides together snugly with the 4 big bolts. Then tighten all other fasteners. A ratchet and metric sockets and an adjustable wrench to hold the nut while tightening the bolt head is much handier than two wrenches. 429557



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This was the model that was recommended for my 2002 Jeep Wrangler and I cannot be more pleased. I used it yesterday to haul bags of grass clippings/leaves (20 bags) to a dumpster - 5 bags at a time. I live near a beach and will use it to carry beach chairs, umbrella, etc. The price was great, the shipment quick, and the product was exactly as advertised. 507910



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Good Product; I intend to use it to carry an electric generator for my Ford van that I had converted into a very small RV. As a word of caution for the next buyers and suggestions for the manufacturer, the assembly instructions leave a lot to be desired. You better have 13, 14, &17 mm wrenches and also sockets (to speed things up). All the nuts and bolts except for the hitch pin are metric. The hitch pin is English. I don't assemble assemblies everyday so it took a little fumbling before I figured out the nuts and bolts were metric. How much ink would it take to tell me the assembly tools required? Also, identifying bolts with numbers such as "M10*60(10) hexagonal bolt" and "M10" locking nut doesn't help. But my biggest complaint is that there is a top and bottom to the lower two frames that is not at all obvious. The only instruction that attempts to tell you this is a picture and note in the upper right corner of the instructions that says "Tube must be flush with top of plate for correct assembly." When I was done I intended to have the "tube flush with the top plate". But that isn't what is really required. The "lip" MUST be down the "Connection profiles" to fit. What a crazy name for what I would have called a "Connection Tee". What is should say is that the lower two frames must have the lip on the bar that bolts to the Receiver Bar pointed down. Or better yet, how about a little $.05 sticker that says "UP" stuck on the up side of each of the two lower frames. 85638



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The 20X48 Curt cargo carrier is very well made. I bought it because the etrailer.com video convinced me that with the use of the locking pin, loaded on my 1-1/4" hitch, the carrier would not do a lot of moving and shaking when traveling. The cargo carrier lives up to this claim however I do have one gripe: This carrier is not actually 20X48"; the interior dimension is really 17-1/2X46". I had previously bought an aluminum 20X60" carrier from my local Northern Tool but I returned it because I had to use a 2" hitch adapter and it made the cargo carrrier very unstable, however, the actual inside dimensions where as advertised: 20X60! 22876


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Thanks for the post - I also just assembled the aluminum 20X60 carrier from Northern Tool and found it very unstable with the 2-1.25 adapter. It also put it more than 12 from the bumper. Will be returning the carrier from Northern Tool and ordering this one.

-- comment by: Stephen - 09/06/2014

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Bought to use on a 2016 Subaru Forester. I like the overall size. It's not as wide or wider than the Forester and I can still easily access the rear hatch. With the anti-rattle bolt, it is really stable. Now the reason for the 4 stars and not 5. I added some additional reflective tape on the side corners because at night, in a dark parking lot, it is not easy to see. But what is really annoying is the carrier is at the same height as the exhaust tip. I thought that if there was an issue with this there would be something in the reviews (which there was no mention of this being a possible issue). On a trip from southwest Ohio to Minneapolis I learned the hard way that this is a serious issue. The exhaust gasses melted a hole in the cargo bag I was using to protect gifts from the elements. Thankfully the condensation that built up in the bag kept the cardboard box the bag melted to from possibly igniting. Things were damp, but not ruined. For many vehicles, you will need an adapter to raise the carrier up and away from the exhaust. You could use a turn-down exhaust tip, but this may just make the hot gasses hit your cargo from a different angle. The second time I used with a Curt adapter with rubbermaid tubs and had no issues. 464179



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Excellent product. The hitch, 5" adapter, cargo carrier. Easy to put together, all the parts were there. Very fast delivery. Kudos to Lisa and E. Trailer for above and beyond products and service. I have a small car and it was packed when I went camping alone. Now daughter and I are doing a 3 week trip in June. More stuff. 338207



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My first impression was not so good. The box arrived by UPS with two tears. Fortunately, the parts were rubbed but not damaged. Things went well until I counted out the pieces and found myself short 6*35 bolts,washers,and lock nuts. Another issue was the fit of the adapter for 2" receiver. I attempted to fit it to a new hitch 2". It was a no-go without the application of a dead blow hammer. These items are not the end of the world by any means but they kind of reduce the good feeling you get with new equipment. 3.5 stars at the most. 473178



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I was looking for a basket style hitch carrier that was not too big. Most carriers I saw were 60 inches long. This one is 48 inches and was just what I was looking for. I like everything about this carrier: the looks, style, size and weight. I will be using it to carry beach equipment during our summer vacations to the Outer Banks, NC. The assembly instruction page leaves alot to be desired as there is one picture trying to explain how to completely assemble the carrier. You can figure it out, but will take some time and multiple looks at the one diagram. It took me about 1.5 hours to assemble. Some other facts for those of you looking for a hitch carrier to use on a Jeep Wrangler. I have a 2013 Wrangler Unlimited with the factory installed trailer towing package & 2 inch receiver. You have to use a hitch extender with this particular carrier in order to clear the rear mounted spare tire. The JK Wranglers need approx. 12 inches out from the center of the hitch pin hole. Also, you will not be able to fully open the tailgate as the tire will hit the carrier. If you went with a flat carrier (not the basket style of this Curt one), you most likely would be able to open the tailgate and clear a flat carrier. Troop, the customer service rep who assisted me with my order was fantastic. 85560


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I have a carrier similar to this one.. What I want to know is if anyone knows where I can get a hard sided container to fit in the carrier that can be locked to the carrier??

-- comment by: sassy - 11/30/2013

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You can check out truck bed tool box manufacturers. There are some cargo carriers out there that have matching boxes, but this is not one of them. However, with the inside dimensions on the carrier, it can be pretty easy to find an aluminum or molded ABS plastic box that will fit. Part DZ6535P from DeeZee would fint inside this Curt carrier.

-- Patrick B - 12/26/2013


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I was so disappointed with the cargo carrier that I didn't both writing an initial review. Installation instructions are poor, but what makes things particularly bad is that there aren't nearly enough washers provided. This means that when you go to tighten everything down, the metal dimples inward wherever there isn't a washer. Who manufacturers a product which only provides half the amount of washers that are needed. Also, the method in which this fits 2 different hitch sizes is pretty poor. Had I known that this is how the product would work, I would have ordered two different cargo carriers. 728866



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Very nice and handy cargo rack. Leave it on explorer constantly. Great price and would give it five stars except for the bolts and paint finish on product. 720965



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was fairly easy to install the 2019 Forester..........even for me. 713592



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Very good product at a very fair price. It went from Wisconsin to Arizona with absolutely no problems. 706601



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To be honest i haven't used the carrier yet because i just received it today. Assembly was easy enough and straight forward, no missing parts. Seems to be heavy duty but only tired will tell. 705810



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Solid construction. Good value. Assembly difficult because holes did not align. Wobbles but would recommend. 704815



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Love our cargo trailer! 703873



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While the product itself is good, the directions are horrible . Step 6 I believe is impossible following step 5, so you have to do it all over again. Other than that, pretty sweet set up. 703031



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Seems like its well made, the instructions were a little bit lacking and the overall assembly was quite time consuming. 700356



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Solid and fits two trash cans well. Only issue is it’s not real stable in the hitch. Wobbly ,but did a trash run and it worked. Wish it had a better connection. For the price I’m happy 697016



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I first purchased the hitch receiver for our car, easy to install and was great quality. I then purchased the cargo carrier for added space for coolers, luggage etc. Have enjoy both very much when we road trip. Thank you etrailer. 679718



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This cargo carrier is a great addition for our five person and one dog family! It was easy to install and works great with compatible hitch. I would recommend to anyone for efficient traveling! 674942



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A little bit of a challenge to put together because, well, i'm challenged (jk). The few times i've actually had to use it due to space limitations of my small SUV it's provided the additional room i needed. Great product! 674169



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The product is perfect. Just what we w anted. 672564



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Unit was easy to put together. Solved my storage problems while traveling with small children and all their belongings. 670042



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This is a great quality carrier. Had one of the flat mesh bottom ones with little sides and found it limited. Needed something that I could use on my car or my truck and the adapter makes this happen. The instructions are a bit vague but it really takes no skill to assemble. All the holes lined up perfect with a little wiggle but it is important to put ALL the bolts in loose first THEN tighten it down. The only thing I would prefer changed would be the length of the bolts. They easily could be a half inch shorter. But that is purely a cosmetic thing. I also recommend the hitch riser if you have a car. You’ll never clear a steep driveway without it. 665735



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The unit was not easy to assemble but was straightforward. The instructions could have included some detail illustrations for each of the types of bolt connections. I assembled the unit on the floor but it would have been much easier to do on a bench. The unit is well constructed and sturdy. It fit my 1-1/4" receiver perfectly. it does not wobble or bounce significantly. Tie downs attach easily and securely. The load does not move because of the side rails. 661509



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The cargo carrier has worked very well for us. Assembly was easy. With the hitch receiver adapter we purchased and installed, our Toyota Sienna minivan's back hatch door can open without interference from the cargo carrier, and more importantly, I have room to stand on the ground in between the carrier and the minivan. This was important to me so I could step up onto the van's rear bumper to reach our rooftop tent. 658418



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The product is very good. However, the instructions were very vague, no identifying Mark's to indicate up, down, front or back. At one point the holes were not lining up and I was ready to ship it back. But I flipped the frame over and, voila, the holes lined up. But the instructions never mentioned any detail. Good product but needs clearer assembly instructions. 655300



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If we can assemble the carrier, anyone can. Fits car, does it’s job and looks good. 650724



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Decent product with good cross country delivery. Assembly was easy at first but took 2 of us with large and small screwdrivers and a small crowbar to align the shank holes in order to slip in the connecting bolts. Made me think that a more expensive all welded carrier would be a better way to go for most people. Ps. The instructions are wrong. You need to put the connecting ends on the two sides and only loose bolted on one side BEFORE connecting the shank bolts. Then tighten. Dante has a place for sellers who never put their products together once. 647760



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Very nice 641729



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Structural stability installed is excellent. Assembly was unnecessarily complicated due to poor welding quality control of one of the floor platforms. This could have been a result of improper installation of the assembly jig. Other than that very well pleased with product. 638858



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Installed Product 636030



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Received the product today and have assembled it and will be using it mostly to get gas for my lawn mower. I have a 8’ by 5’ trailer and have been using it to get the gas. I, also, have a big cooler so it will be great to use to carry it. The assembly was easy and took me about an hour to assemble it.It is going to be very useful for me and I know now that I have it I will be using it a lot. When I put it on the car I will send a picture of it. 628984



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poor!! 619844



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Fit my 2005 prius great! 619443



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I have been very pleased with etrailer. From ease of purchase, product delivery and product quality. Will recommend etrailer to other would be customers. 610677



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Great edition to my cargo carrying. Filled it up with folding tailgate chairs, coolers, etc. and left room for the dog in the back of my Forester. Recommended 604049



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Good price and easy to assemble 598869



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Carrier just as described with no missing parts. Easy assembly. Will try it out in a couple weeks. 595809



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easy assembly very happy thanks John 594607



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Easy to put together. Seems sturdy with the side rails. Haven't use it yet, but the finish is nice. Looks like it will hold up to weather nicely. 591380



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This cargo carrier has been great; we've used it for several long-distance trips with luggage in a soft-sided waterproof bag, as well as for camping trips with gear stowed in hard plastic containers. It sits just far enough out that we can open the hatch on our Acura MDX without removing the cargo if it's shorter than about 16". My seven-year-old helped me assemble it, so it wasn't hard to put together. 587644



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Quick shipping. Packing by Curt is always excellent, my Curt hitch was also packed well. Like the Curt hitch installation and in this case assembly is easy with perfect bolt alignments. The nuts, bolts and washers come paired; bolts with washer on and nut started: this expedites assembly. The assembly instructions, 2 pages, could be better, but important assembly information is provided. You can preview the instructions online and estimate time and effort required for assembly. Not in the instructions are viable tool requirements. Tools required are: Open end/box wrenches and sockets with ratchet (I used deep sockets). Sizes required: 10mm, 14mm and 17mm. Yet to be road tested, but I am anticipating using a Curt Bike Rack Support Strap in conjunction with this carrier for additional stability. 586385


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  • Hitch accessories tend to wobble, especially those that use a 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch adapter. The threaded hitch pin can only do so much to combat the movement. The issue is that the shank of the accessory has to be slightly smaller than the opening otherwise it would be difficult to insert and remove the accessory. That combined with the single attachment point and width of a cargo carrier means that even the smallest gap between shank and receiver seems huge at either end of the carrier. What...
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  • Class I Hitch Cargo Carrier for 2018 Toyota Prius Prime to Avoid Need for Using Hitch Adapter
  • The MaxxTow Aluminum 2-Inch Hitch Cargo Carrier # MT70108 could be used with a 1-1/4-inch to 2-inch hitch adapter like Brophy # HTAD or # HT5R but use of such adapters will cause you to lose half of your hitch's capacity. This loss comes from the actual load being moved further away from the hitch tube, which increase leverage on the hitch. The 1-1/4-inch Class I hitches made for your 2018 Prius Prime, Draw-Tite # 24966 and Curt # C11473, have a 200-lb tongue weight (TW) rating which...
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  • Cargo Carrier Recommendation for 2019 Acura RDX with Class I Hitch
  • For a Class I hitch you'd need a Class I compatible cargo carrier like the Curt part # C18145 which would fit and work well. This carrier measures 17 by 46 inches and has more than enough capacity. It weighs 29 lbs too.
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  • Subaru Outback OEM Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatibility with Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier
  • The Subaru OEM hitches are more shallow than aftermarket hitches making many carriers not compatible. The 20x47 Reese Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" Hitches - Steel - 300 lbs # 63155 most likely will not fit as it is only confirmed to fit Class II hitches and the Subaru hitch has a shallow receiver like the Class I. For a fit to your receiver, I recommend either the 20x48 Surco Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" Hitches - Steel - 300 lbs # 52017 or the Curt 17x46 # C18145 both of which are rated...
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  • Recommended Cargo Carrier for 2015 Mazda3 Hatchback
  • You can use a cargo carrier with your 2015 Mazda3 hatchback but it will need to be a fixed carrier and not a folding carrier. The reason for that is the only trailer hitch that fits your '15 Mazda3 is a Class I hitch that requires the stability that a fixed carrier offers as opposed to a folding carrier. For a hitch I recommend the Draw-Tite # 24914 which fits your hatchback and is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver and 200 lb tongue weight capacity. What this means is the combined...
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier, Lighting Kit, Cargo Net and Wiring for 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • We can help you get your 2017 Subaru Outback ready for some cargo hauling using its factory-installed 1-1/4-inch hitch. The cargo carrier you referenced, the Pro Series # 63153, only fits a larger 2-inch size hitch but we have similar carriers you can use in your 1-1/4-inch OEM hitch, such as their model # 63155. Do note though that those factory Subaru hitches do not have the same weight carrying capacity as the 2-inch aftermarket hitches we offer that can bolt right up to the car's...
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  • Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch 36643 Fit on 2018 Toyota Camry
  • Draw-Tite 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch # 36643 is a confirmed fit for the 2018 Toyota Camry and it also fits the hybrid version. In a separate email I have sent along the install instructions from Draw-Tite. Since we have this hitch in stock I went to our warehouse to measure it for you so you can determine the resulting ground clearance after installation. I measured from the top of the rear mounting brackets (that bolt to the bottoms of the frame rails) down to the bottom edge of the...
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  • Hitch Flex and Use of Support Straps When Hitch Bike Rack is Installed
  • Trailer hitches have to be able to flex to avoid damage. The metals used in fabrication of a hitch like Draw-Tite # 36540 and Curt # C12107 are selected to allow for this. The mounting brackets on a hitch are not of the same metal formulation as the cross tube. A totally rigid hitch would be more likely to suffer damage. Some flex is okay. Excess motion of a hitch-mounted accessory such as a bike rack is something else. This is why Curt requires use of their stabilizing strap # 18050...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Sizes Available for A 2017 Hyundai Ioniq
  • The hitch options for the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq are Class I, 1-1/4" inch hitches. There is not a 2 inch receiver available because the Ioniq is not designed to handle the weight capacity of a 2 inch receiver. I recommend Draw-Tite hitch part # 24963 because Draw-Tite hitches do not require the use of a stabilization strap when using a bike rack. If you have a bike rack or cargo carrier with a 2 inch shank it is possible to use a 1- 1/4 inch to 2 inch hitch adapter. A hitch adapter we carry...
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  • Front Hitch and Front Axle Suspension Support for 2006 Ford Explorer
  • You are absolutely right! And I confirmed with my contact at Curt. Curt's front-mount 2-inch hitch # 31545 is a confirmed fit for 2007 through 2010 Ford Explorers. It is not a fit for the 2006 model year. For your 2006 Explorer (so long as it is not the Sport version) their front hitch model # 31540 is the correct fit. Thank you for catching this; we will update our Fit Guide accordingly. If you intend to use a heavy front-hitch-mount accessory like a snow plow such as # K2AVAL8219...
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  • Available Class II Hitch Cargo Carriers for 1-1/4-Inch Hitches
  • The hitch cargo carriers made for 1-1/4-inch Class I and Class II hitch receivers will usually not be the folding type. The reason is that any folding/hinge mechanism will introduce a point of weakness in the carrier's structure, as compared to a fixed carrier without a hinge. When you are already starting off with the smaller 1-1/4-inch shank, adding more potential for weak spots deters carrier makers from trying to make a folding hitch cargo carrier for these hitches. We do have one...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Cargo Carrier for 2015 Lincoln MKZ
  • For your 2015 Lincoln MKZ, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24897. Unlike the Curt model that is also confirmed to fit your vehicle, the installation of this hitch will allow you to trim and reinstall the underbody panel/fascia for accommodation with the hitch receiver and crosstube. On the Curt model, this panel is completely removed and cannot be reinstalled. This Class I hitch will use existing holes in your Lincoln's frame for a no-drill installation....
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  • Can I Put a Class 2 Cargo Carrier in My Class 1 Hitch as Long As I Do Not Exceed my Hitch Capacity
  • Even though the Class I and Class II receivers both offer a 1 1/4 inch receiver the inside of the Class I is shorter. This means Class II accessories will not slide all the way in and the hitch pin holes will not line up preventing you from inserting the pin and clip. You will not be able to use the Class II cargo carrier in the Class I hitch. We do have three cargo carriers that will fit your hitch, Curt part # C18110, Curt part # C18145, and Surco part # 52017. I will link them below.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Honda Civic SI Hatchback
  • For your 2002 Honda Civic Si Hatchback we say (recommend) the # 24719 which is a 1-1/4 inch hitch. 2 inch hitches are usually only used on larger vehicles like SUVs and trucks so that is why there isn't one available for your Civic. For a cargo carrier the most popular option is the part # C18145. I attached a review video for you to check out. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has...
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  • What's The Deal With Hitches for Vehicles That Cannot Tow Trailers?
  • This is a question that gets asked pretty frequently, so the deal is that hitch receivers, such as the Draw-Tite # 75898 that fits a 2016 Nissan NV200, can be used for things other than towing. Many vehicles are not rated for towing but, like the NV200, can still use accessories such as the Swagman Dispatch Bike Rack # S64684 or Curt Cargo Carrier # C18145, among other things.
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  • Cargo Bag that Fits Curt 17x46 Inch Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier
  • The recommended cargo bag for Curt cargo carrier # C18145 is Rola bag # 59102. The bag is 48" x 19" x 18" 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.
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  • Differences Between Curt Cargo Carrier # C18145 And Surco Cargo Carrier # 52017
  • The first thing you will want to do is check your owner's manual or with your dealer and find out what the tongue weight capacity is for your 2010 Smart fortwo. Many time carriers have a weight rating much higher than the vehicle capacity and you do not want to exceed the lower of the ratings. There are several differences between the Surco Cargo Carrier, part # 52017, and the Curt Cargo Carrier, part # C18145. An important thing to note would be the weight of the carrier alone. The...
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  • Hitch Installation on 2014 Nissan Versa
  • Page 9-16 of the online edition of the owner's manual for the 2014 Nissan Versa says only this about towing a trailer: "Do not tow a trailer with your vehicle". Attaching a hitch such as light-duty Class I hitch # C11256 from Curt will not change the vehicle's capacities. When hitches are made for cars that are not intended to tow this is so that they can use accessory items like bike racks such as # S64650 and cargo carriers such as # C18145. An installation video for this hitch is...
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  • How Much Weight Can Be Carried on Hitch Cargo Carrier on 2007 Pontiac Solstice
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Class I Trailer Hitch # 24833 is designed to fit your 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The trailer hitch has a Class I tongue weight rating of 200 pounds. Since Pontiac determined that your vehicle is not designed to tow a trailer, there is no stated maximum tongue weight capacity for your Solstice in the owner's manual and any weight carried on the hitch will be carried at your own risk. The only load carrying notes in the Solstice's owner's manual relate to the...
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  • Curt 18110 compared to 18140
  • First lets talk about a hitch for your 2007 Toyota Prius, I would recommend the Draw Tite hitch part # 24808. The reason for this is that Curt recommends you use a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 when you use a non-supported load on the hitch like a cargo carrier. Draw Tite doesn't have that requirement so I think you would be happier with the # 24808. Now the differences between the Curt Cargo Carriers part # C18110 and the # C18145 are pretty substantial. I personally like the #...
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  • Class I Trailer Hitch Installation on 2007 Honda Accord Sedan
  • The Curt Class I hitch # C11327 is a confirmed fit on the 2007 Honda Accord Sedan. It also fits the 2-door Coupe for model years 2003 through 2007. It will require some drilling and minor heat shield modification. I have linked an installation video as well as a helpful article to aid your hitch installation. In this hitch you can use Class I accessories like a 2-bike rack such as # S64670 or a cargo carrier like # C18145. If you plan to tow you'll also need a wiring harness # C55502...
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  • Recommended Lightweight Hitch-Mount Wheelchair Carrier
  • MaxxTow's 30x50 Ramped Cargo Carrier # MT70100 weighs 55-lbs; this is the lightest ramped carrier we offer. If you do not need a ramp on the carrier then you do have other options that are lighter, and some of these carriers will fit both 2-inch and 1-1/4-inch hitches. For example, Curt 17x46 Cargo Carrier # C18145 weighs only 28-lbs and fits both hitch sizes. You will want to note the capacity of your trailer hitch before you select a carrier. There should be a safety sticker on...
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  • Rooftop Bag Carrier for 2017 Toyota Prius V That Installs Without A Roof Rack
  • There is a type of car rooftop carrier that can mount on a bare roof and NOT require you to purchase and install a roof rack. This type of product, a roof bag, is shown on the linked page. Hard cargo box type carriers like # CTC-18S and metal basket carriers like # 59504 that we offer do require a roof rack for installation. Among my favorite such items is the 18-cubic-foot Rightline Sport 3 Rooftop Cargo Bag # RL100S30. This bag features waterproof material, shielded zippers and double-sealed...
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  • Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2013 Acura RDX with Class I Hitch
  • We have three hitch mounted cargo carriers that are compatible for a Class I trailer hitch. The Curt 17x46 Cargo Carrier, # C18145, the Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier, # C18110, and the Surco Cargo Carrier, # 52017, will all work for you. The Curt cargo carriers are the lightest at approximately 25lbs each. I have attached video reviews for each carrier for you to check out. The reason there are only three cargo carriers recommended for Class I hitches is because many Class I trailer hitches...
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  • Adding a Light Kit Compatible with Most Hitch Mounted Cargo Carriers
  • The Light Kit for Draw-Tite, Tow Ready, and Rola Railed Cargo Carriers # 20174 is a great option to add to a cargo carrier. To use it on the Curt cargo carrier # C18145 you referenced, you would simply need to add the Replacement Oval Mounting Bracket for Light Kit # 106873 with self tapping screws like # 101131802.
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  • Tip to Ease Assembly of the Curt Cargo Carrier part # C18145
  • We have gotten some feedback from our customers who own the Curt Cargo Carrier part # C18145 that you have and they said that it is very important that you loosely install all of the components of this carrier before you tighten anything down.
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