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23x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs

23x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs

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When not in use, fold this powder coated steel cargo carrier out of the way. Side rails help contain cargo and offer tons of tie-down options. Rise shank improves ground clearance. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt hitch cargo carrier part number C18153 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 23x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.
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Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier

  • Flat Carrier
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Folding Carrier
  • 60 Inch Long
  • 24 Inch Wide
  • Curt
  • Steel
  • Heavy Duty
  • Class III
  • Class IV

When not in use, fold this powder coated steel cargo carrier out of the way. Side rails help contain cargo and offer tons of tie-down options. Rise shank improves ground clearance.


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
  • Folding design allows carrier to be tilted up alongside rear of car when it's not in use
  • Angled shank elevates platform for better ground clearance and easier loading
  • Raised side rails help keep cargo in place and provide multiple tie-down points
  • Mesh floor is easy to clean
  • Built-in reflectors add visibility for increased safety
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Simple, bolt-together assembly
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 500 lbs
  • Outside dimensions: 61-3/4" long x 25-1/4" wide x 6-1/2" tall
  • Inside dimensions: 60-1/8" long x 23-3/4" wide x 5-1/2" deep
  • Shank rise: 2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest edge of carrier:
    • When folded up: 9"
    • When folded down: 19"
  • Overall distance from center of hitch pin hole to outside edge of carrier:
    • When folded up: 17-3/4"
    • When folded down: 44-1/4"
  • Carrier weight: 70 lbs
  • Limited 1-year warranty


18153 Curt 23x60 Folding, Railed Hitch Cargo Carrier Basket - 2 Inch Hitches - Black Powder Coated Steel - 500 lbs

Replaces 18132

Item # C18153

Installation Details C18153 Installation instructions



Video of 23x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs

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




Video Transcript for Curt Cargo Carrier Review

Today, we'll be taking a quick look at the 24 x 60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2-inch hitches, part number C18153. A couple new things about this cargo basket is you can see it has the ability to fold up or tilt up closer towards to the rear of the vehicle. This allows for a compact storage and also reduces the length added to the vehicle, so if you wanted to keep the cargo basket installed onto your vehicle and pull right into your garage, it's just going to prevent you from having to take it on and off to pull into your garage. The rack can easily be folded down by removing the 5/8 inch pin and clip, here at the base of the basket and tilt it down. I'll just replace the pin and clip here. Now, the hitch pin and clip are sold separately. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how to install it.

With the carrier fold it up, we'll simply slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. We'll then need to line up the pinhole in the shank of our carrier with the pinhole in our hitch. Once we get the pinholes lined up, we'll then insert our pin into the pinholes and then secure it with a clip on the other side. It fits in 2 inch x 2 inch trailer hitch receivers, has a weight capacity of 500 pounds and comes with a limited one-year warranty. This hitch mounted cargo basket allows you to carry extra cargo on the outside of your vehicle freeing up passenger space on the inside of your car. You can see it has a nice metal mesh flooring at the base of the basket which allows you to carry wet, dirty, muddy gear and it is going to allow that mud and water and snow to drip out and dry out for year. It has the nice raised containment walls, just going to help keep all of your gear nice and contained.

You can see it, it also has the reflectors on three sides of the basket just to protect your gear and other drivers while you're out on the road. You can see the shank of the basket, has a nice rise here and this angled shank allows the bottom of the basket to be lifted up higher giving you more ground clearance especially if you're taking it out on rugged terrain. You don't want the bottom of your basket to be bottoming up. Now, we'll go ahead and load up some gear. Now that we have all of our gear loaded up and secure, we'll go ahead and take it out on a slalom course and then our bump course and show you how it performs. That will complete today's review of the 24 x 60 Folding Curt Cargo Carrier, part number C18153. .


Customer Reviews

23x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs - C18153

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (886 Customer Reviews)

When not in use, fold this powder coated steel cargo carrier out of the way. Side rails help contain cargo and offer tons of tie-down options. Rise shank improves ground clearance.

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Great product everything I expected. 569488



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Exceptional strength and capacity. Ease of assembly and good appearance. Protective coating could have been more durable.I would recommend this product. 567883



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The hitch works very well have no complaints. Easy to install took all of thirty minutes. Customer service is great. 436959


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Have no complaints it is working just like it is suppose to.
Butch C - 09/28/2018

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Great trailer, really used it only once for a family trip. Wish that it had brake lights already installed but I put my own on. If putting you own on, don’t attach to underside as they will drag occasionally at various entrances, exits, etc. really never knew it was on our van until we stopped. 558442



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Very nice product, sturdy and very easy to take off and on. 229813


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Excellent
Bill P - 10/11/2016

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I received the carrier yesterday. It arrived on time, packed securely and well packed. It took about 15 minutes to assemble, which was also easy. I haven't used it yet, but I see no problems with the carrier. I also ordered the bag to fit, and it is a great fit. It looks nice to. 177720


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Ive only used the carrier the one time, which was when I bought it. It worked great! It didnt rattle when in use, and being able to be folded up out of the way was great. It also makes it easier to store, as it keeps the profile smaller. I used the e-trailer cargo bag along with it, and it kept everything dry, even while driving through several rain storms at 80 mph. On the way down, I packed items that could get damp, just in case. After that trip, no concerns about either the carrier or the bag. It is plenty strong, and I dont doubt the capacity. It also left enough room to open the tailgate on my Ford Expedition EL, with the cargo bag loaded. I know Ill use it again, its a must with 5 kids.
Matt - 03/09/2016

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This thing is awesome. Worked great for vacation. Sturdy, strong, and easy to use. I highly recommend. 410921


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Awesome. So glad I bought this. I get comments all the time how they love how it folds up. It travels well and hold up to weight pretty good. I just let my cousin borrow it for a vacation and I am pretty sure he is going to buy one. at least I hope so he doesnt keep borrowing mine :
Scott T - 07/26/2018

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Great Product - have used it a lot and it is holding up well. Adds a lot of extra space for carrying cargo, etc. 566317



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Super easy to put together and looks great. I placed this on the hitch of my fifth wheel and did have to do some modifications to the spare tire holder to allow it to fold up without rubbing on the carrier. I needed this to carry a small generator while we travel and I wanted the flip up option so we can still back into small spaces at the camp sites if needed. Very happy so far and I recommend the tightening hitch pin that is recommended so there is no wiggle (hitch pin also works great). 189055


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Hi Bill,Do you have a hitch receiver installed on your trailer or are you using the Curt bumper receiver?Thanks
-- comment by: Joe U - 03/02/2016

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JoeU. The hitch was custom made by me to tow a boat. So its actually bolted to the trailers inner frame rails. Very stout! Hope this helps.
-- comment by: Bill F - 03/03/2016

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Thanks for the reply Bill. Joe if you are interested we do offer RV frame mount hitches, and I have provided a link to those for you. We currently have both bolt on and weld on options depending on your application.

-- Rachael H - 3/4/2016


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I ordered this rack for the back of my 5th wheel to carry things that I might not necessarily want inside the trailer or my pickup. ie a lot of wet muddy clothes that smell like stagnant lake water, or my Sea Eagle inflatable boat or a cooler full of fish. I ordered it after 5:00 p.m. on the 23rd and it arrived at noon on the 26th. I did not pay for expedited shipping. In fact, I did not pay for shipping at all, and still got this 75 lb. item in less than 3 days. But if you have ever purchased from etrailer, you know that that is the type of service you can grow to expect. As far as the item goes, it seems to be exactly what I was looking for. I originally debated between 2 similar racks and could not make up my mind. Mike, at etrailer sent me an email listing what few subtle differences there were. And even though the differences were small, one of them mattered to me. So I appreciated the input. This rack is stout. It has a 500 lb. limit, but I believe it will support every bit of that. It came well packaged. All the nuts and bolts were present. It came with good instructions, although it was a simple assembly. It was attached to my 5th wheel about a half hour after I started the assembly. I could not be happier with my purchase. My thanks to Mike and Erika for the help with selection and for the timely updates on the status of my order. As I told my wife, of all the uncountable places I have shopped online, I have NEVER had the excellent customer service that I get from Etrailer. 176288



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used multiple times to haul my 6hp outboard together with boat accessories for my portabote. No sway issues, no quality issues, works as expected which is excellent. Easy setup. On a heavy side as expected, but no issues setting up alone I am using this on jeep wrangler 2017 unlimited, not modified. For my application it works well with known in advance limitations: 1. due to spare tire i cannot open the gate 2. for the same reason cannot fold carrier 540679


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No issues. Plan on using it going camping, Good value product!
Konstantin - 07/13/2019

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OK first things first I am very happy with my new basket carrier. I purchased this model because of the S curve shank and weight capacity . I haul an atv in the bed of my truck and my tailgate stays down . The design of this carrier with a 19 inch shank allows my gate to lay flat and still gives me ample clearance to load the basket. The rack rides high enough off the ground that it does not bottom out while off road. The first basket carrier that was shipped from etrailer was defective . The locking pin shank mechanism was welded incorrectly and caused the rack to sit at an incorrect angle. I notified etrailer who quickly shipped out a new one and sent me paperwork to ship the defective one back.. The process was relatively painless, the only issue was with UPS taking a long time to deliver. The package was out for delivery from my local UPS several days in a row both days it was returned to the warehouse and a new delivery date was issued . Pretty sure they kept forgetting to put it on the truck . Frustrating but not any fault of etrailer. 430531



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OH MY GOODNESS! I used another sight the promised a quicker delivery, and less money. You get what you pay for! I was notified 8 days after I thought I ordered it that "no one can get you it that cheap" and they would charge me $60 more to send it in 2 weeks. WHAT?!? I leave on a trip in 5 days. NEVER FEAR! I found etrailer!!! They got me the carrier in less than 5 days, for a VERY reasonable cost, and we just got back from our week-long vacation. The trailer worked FABULOUSLY, and instead of cramming 2 kids, grandma, one niece and us with our luggage, we were able to put most the luggage on our carrier and have a very easy 6 hour drive. THANK YOU etrailer.com!!!! 145513


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HI Kathy.Any comments about car exhaust contamination onto your luggage?Thanks Mark
-- comment by: Mark G - 01/07/2015

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Mark G - we never hadsmelled/experienced any issue with that. We drove for around 6 hours, with food coolers and luggage in the carrier, and none of us found any issues. I, personally, am very irritated by exhaust have to keep the car on recirculate when driving and...well...literally, nothing. Weve now moved across the country with it well, it, and a moving van and again, LOVED IT!!!
-- comment by: Kathy H - 01/07/2015

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After having the curt cargo carrier for one year, its held up great! Mounted on a 2010 Ford Edge, it scrapes the ground when maneuvering out of some parking lots, especially when fully loaded. Probably not an issue in vehicles with more ground clearance. I’ve never put 500 lbs on it, but a couple (~200), maybe. It has some light rust on the scratches, but has, otherwise, held up nicely. I’ve kept it in the garage to prevent too much weather damage. It’s done well on trips from TX to GA to FL. The only criticism I have is that there are no good tie-down spots. The rails, while sturdy, are a bit too large in diameter to attach my most heavy duty ratchet straps and even the larger D-rings I have. Problem easily solved with four U bolts. After that modification, the cargo carrier is nearly perfect and is now a more modular attachment. 549681



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I needed extra cargo hauling capacity and was considering a roof top carrier. After some research (finding out I couldn't park the vehicle in my garage because of the height with the carrier mounted on top of the vehicle) I recently purchased a 24" X 60" Curt folding cargo carrier for my 2014 GMC Acadia. It pleasantly arrived before promised. It is of highest quality. It easily attaches to the vehicle with a little effort. (weighs around 70 lbs.) It is very solid and looks good on the vehicle. One feature I really like is when not in use the carrier will fold 90 degree's to the back of the vehicle which allows easy parking and will fit in my garage. The other feature is ease of loading cargo onto the carrier. It is bumper height and not on top of the vehicle. I am 6'-3" tall and would still have issues reaching the carrier on top of the vehicle. I frequently am going to the home improvement store and nursery for garden items. Now, instead of having to worry about getting the cargo area in back of the vehicle dirty, I can load it onto the fold down carrier. I did just recently use it as a cargo extender. I purchased some 12 foot 2x4's. Usually I could get an 8 foot 2X4 in the truck with a little overhang. the 12' fit nicely from the back of the truck onto the top of the carrier on securely tied down to the top of the carrier. This was an accidental discovery and one more use for the carrier. We often go to the mountains which is 20 minutes from our home to cook dinner or breakfast. It will be very nice to put fire wood, coolers and chairs and still retain the third row seating in the vehicle. Overall all this is a high quality, very well priced option for increasing the cargo capacity of your vehicle. It was 1/5th the cost of a roof top carrier, ( Yakima of Thule) easy to load, and you have unlimited height for cargo verses a roof top carrier. Also depending on the height of what you are putting on the carrier you can open the lift gate on the vehicle. 262815



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Purchased this to go on a 2015 Toyota 4Runner. From the Unboxing everything went well. 11 Bolts to put this beast together, if you have help allow them to help you because on the top frame when you mount the two baskets to the center frame it can kind of be aggravating by yourself. I put this thing together by myself in about 20 minutes with zero urgency of getting it done so it could be done quicker. Overall my first impression of this thing is well-built, nice weight, great black finish, and its heavy but not to heavy. I have severe back problems and I can still lift it and put it in the hitch. I have not field tested it yet but will be shortly for a trip to Florida and once that is completed I will update my review with a Field Test. I honestly want to give this thing 5 stars I really do. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because it seems when they measured and cut the hole for the hitch pin they didn't measure it when the whole weight of the basket was pushing down on the square tube going into the receiver hitch, now with that being said all I had to do was pull up on the furthest part of the basket and the Hitch Pin went in. Now also with that being said I haven't read any issue of that on any other reviews before I purchased this thing and trust me I went through almost all of the reviews (just how I am) so might just be a small defect and would no way deter me from buying one again. I am beyond happy with the purchase so far and would buy it again every time If i needed to. Im not some paid spokesperson and no one coerced me into doing this. I just believe that If real people are buying this product then real people need to review it. Again I love the Carrier so far and once I field test it I will update my review. Thanks Ya'll 442246



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I selected the 24x60 Curt Cargo Carrier (#C18153) to assist with moving students in/out of college dorms. The carrier was very easy to assemble and attach to the vehicle. I chose the anti-rattle trailer hitch receiver lock (#63232) to ensure noise was minimized when on the road - works great! I also added a cargo carrier LED light kit with mounting brackets (#98174LED, #BK70BB) and a Hopkins heavy-duty 7-way to 4-wire coiled adapter (#HM47065). As others have commented, the light kit wiring harness is not long enough to reach the vehicle plug. The coiled adapter provided a great solution. Using the eTrailer web site has taken the mystery out of finding cargo moving solutions. 370514



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I meant to respond to you earlier but didn't get a chance. Thank you for your accelerated shipping. It was not necessary but I appreciate the customer service and am very pleased with my purchase. Thank you and I appreciate the communication that I have received thus far from etrailer.com (Please thank George J. for me as well). Pictures attached. 130045


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Thank you for reaching out. The carrier is perfect and has been used plenty. In fact, I just purchased a roof rack from your company just the other day and its currently being delivered. I am greatly pleased at the service your company has provided and the commitment to customer satisfaction
Daniel P - 05/18/2015

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I reviewed all folding hitch cargo carriers before purchasing the Curt model #C18153. It is exactly what I have been searching for and definately the best one for the price. Thank you for offering this product. I especially appreciate the excellent service by Etrailer.com. the product was delivered in three days in excellent condition. 146245


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I have used the cargo carrier on several long trips. It is easy to install, simple to use and is very stable when loaded with cargo.
Terry B - 08/12/2015

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I ordered this a week ago last Mon. night. It was delivered on Fri. it only took me about 20 min. to put together and install. I used it Sat. & Sun. The cargo carrier worked very well and I am very pleased with the service I received from E- Trailer. I will recommend your company to others. I am a vendor at a local Farmers Market, my tables and coolers fit very nicely on the cargo carrier leaving plenty of room for my products in my SUV. Thank You... 133242


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Dennis,How many tables were you able to stack?We use 24 x 48 plastic tables about 2- 1/2 thick.Thanks.Sherry
-- comment by: Sherry J - 06/28/2014

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Sherry J...I use 3-6 tables that fold in half so that would be 6 table thickness, plus my folding chair and my fold out canopy. I also put 1 large cooler or 2 smaller coolers on the hitch packer. I use ratchet type straps to hold everything in place. I have used the hitch packer to haul bags of top soil also. I put 10 bags of the soil, they were 40lb. bags so that is 400 lbs. The hitch packer is rated for 500 lbs. but I did not want to max it out. I have been using it for a month now and have hauled a lot of things with it. I am very happy with it. The nice part is the fold up feature so you do not need to install it every time. I think this was the right purchase as I have read the reviews on similar types that you can get locally but this model had the best reviews and I was very happy with the service from E-Trailer.com. I hope this helps with your decision.
-- comment by: - 07/02/2014

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Works as it should. Didn't work well for us because we would scrape the frame every time we go through a dip or driveway we chose it based on the video review for our specific car but didn't show how it handles dips. Our 2014 Acura RDX has a low hitch and this carrier sits so far out that any dip in the road will cause it to scrape. I'm sure this is great on a car or truck with a higher hitch. 574368



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When we had our second child our Subaru Outback got that much smaller. It was either buy a larger vehicle or do something to increase our ability to haul stuff, especially when going on vacation. I decided to get this cargo carrier and let me say it absolutely does the job. I actually purchased a different one first, through Amazon, and I immediately sent it back and got this one because the first one not have the folding feature. That is KEY. Without that I wouldn't be able to park while on vacation without requiring more than one parking space (or I'd have to remove the whole thing which is not always possible). At any rate, this thing rocks! Highly recommend. 316923


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I actually purchased this carrier in Aug 2015 so Ive had it for 3 summers. It remains one of the best purchases Ive ever made. I only use it once or twice a year but it has extended the life and use of my Outback. For [the money] you really cant ask for more. Worth every penny.
Dean D - 11/29/2017

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We recently sold our station wagon that served as the vehicle we used for hauling things that didn't fit in the trunk of our cars. This includes a walk behind mower that gets transported a lot. The cargo carrier is the perfect solution and actually makes things easier for loading and unloading as it is closer to the ground. We also have the perfect storage area in the garage between the freezer and the wall. Out of sight but still easy to get to. Wish we would have thought about this sooner. One other note, the purchasing experience with e-trailer could not have been better. Easy to navigate website, very fast shipping, and awesome communication throughout. 559286



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I wanted to take this thing on a couple of trips before I did my review. I LOVE this carrier. It is bigger than most of the ones you see out there. I saw a Chevy Tahoe today with a 19" deep carrier, and it looked ridiculous because it only fit 2 bags on it. Not this one, though. Both times I have used it, we fit a good size ice chest (facing front to back). The first time, we also had luggage for 6 that fit in the waterproof bag (that's another review). The second time we used it, it also held 6 beach chairs, an umbrella, canopy, large blanket, beach bag, 2 metal detectors (hey, the kids think it's fun to find junk), and a long board. There is absolutely no performance difference when towing this thing. I actually forgot it was on there. When we got to the beach, I just unloaded the bag, placed it in the trunk, and tilted the carrier up to park. It works perfectly. So glad I decided to purchase this carrier. It solved our space problem since we downsized from a minivan to a SUV. 266158



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Very easy to assemble. Nice big size to carry loads outside of vehicle. The folding shank is a real space saver. I can even park in the garage with the carrier still attached. 211506


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Great product. Loads easy, stores easy. Good way to keep interior of SUV clean
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  • Can the Rear Hatch Door of a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited be Opened When Using Curt Cargo Carrier
    The 24x60 Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153 will fit just fine on your 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited but you won't be able to open your rear hatch door or utilize the folding feature due to your spare tire. I have attached a photo that a customer sent in when they wrote a review saying that they can't open their rear hatch door or use the folding feature when using it with their 2017 Wrangler Unlimited. If you really want to be able to use this feature then we have the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483...
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  • Folding or Fixed Hitch Cargo Carrier Recommendation for 2018 GMC Yukon
    With the Curt cargo carrier part # C18153 the Curt Cargo Bag part # C18211 would fit perfectly. This bag has diemensions that are 56 inches long by 22 inches wide and the internal dimensions of the carrier are 60-1/8 inches by 23-3/4 inches. The Reese cargo carrier part # 63153 that you referenced basically has the same dimensions as the Curt so the cargo bag # C18211 would be a great option. The advantage of a folding carrier is that you get additional clearance behind it when not...
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  • Hitch Lock and Stabilizing Straps for Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153
    There is a security hitch pin for you to use with Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153 the # 853-5210-02 you referenced is for Thule bike carriers and load bars. Instead you could secure the cargo carrier to your hitch with the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 63232. The carrier will not break but for peace of mind I do recommend using Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap # 18050. This will give your carrier the extra support you're looking for; I've linked a video which shows exactly how...
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  • Parts Needed to Add Light Kit to Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153
    What I recommend for Curt cargo carrier # C18153 is light kit # 20174. To mount the lights you will also need 2 of bracket # BK70BB. You can use self-tapping screws to secure the brackets to the top, rear rail of the carrier. This set up is the most cost effective option. It would plug into a 4-way trailer wiring connector. Which if you didn't have that on your 2014 Hyundai Tucson you'd need the part # 118501 as well. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • RV Hitch Carrier for Transporting Honda 7000W Generator
    We offer lots of hitch-mount cargo carriers and for use with a larger generator like the Honda 7000W (which has wheels) I suggest a ramped carrier. The 30 x 50-inch MaxxTow Ramped Carrier # MT70106 offers interior dimensions 48 long x 28 wide x 5-inches deep. It also has a 500-lb capacity and includes an anti-rattle device. For an anti-rattle hitch lock use part # 63232. You'll also need some type of tie-downs to secure the generator to the carrier. I suggest a set such as # IMF12637. Be...
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier and Cargo Bag Recommendation for 2018 Toyota 4Runner
    Roof racks and roof cargo boxes/baskets can be expensive pretty quick and since your 4Runner has a factory hitch I'd recommend going with a hitch cargo carrier. Loading and unloading things at the rear of a vehicle hitch is much easier than the roof of a taller vehicle too. The tilting Curt cargo carrier part # C18153 that you referenced would be a fantastic option that would work well. For a cargo bag to attach to this carrier the Curt Cargo Bag part # C18211 would be a great option...
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    The 24x60 Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153 that you referenced will physically install on your 2019 Minnie Winnie Plus Trailer as long as it has a 2 inch hitch receiver, however I recommend going with a fixed carrier instead. Because the ride is quite a bit rougher at the rear of a 5th wheel trailer compared to that of a standard passenger vehicle, we don't typically recommend folding carriers like this one as the hinge represents a potential weak point. I instead recommend the Curt Cargo...
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  • Can Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153 Clear Rear Spare of 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Folded Up
    I attached a picture of the Curt cargo carrier part # C18153 installed on a Wrangler with it folded up and able to clear the rear spare. To be absolutely certain this will fit and clear in your application too you'll need to take one measurement. Measure from the center of the hitch pin on the vehicle out to the furthest point out on the rear spare. If that's less than 9 inches this will clear folded up. Either way it will clear folded down.
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  • Light Kit and Other Ways to Add Visibility to Hitch-Mounted Cargo Carrier C18153
    For the Curt hitch-mount cargo carrier # C18153 there is no specific light kit offered but we can help you with the individual parts you'd need to install one. What you will need to do is use a light kit like # 98174LED, and then add 2 brackets # BK70BB. You will also need some self-tapping screws # FA1131822, or drill and use the hardware of your choice to mount the brackets. I noted in your purchase history that you have a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, which will need to have a 4-pole...
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier, Cargo Bag, Light Kit and Lock Recommendations for 2014 Jeep Wrangler
    Selection of a hitch cargo carrier that will fit nicely at the back of the vehicle is best done after taking one simple measurement. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole back to the rear-most part of the vehicle, which is typically the back edge of the rear-mounted spare tire on a Jeep like your 2014 Wrangler. You can refer to the linked article for illustration of how to measure. The Curt hitch cargo carrier # C18153 will require 10-inches of clearance when folded up and 20-inches...
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  • Carrier Recommendation for Rear of 5th Wheel for Carrying Scooter
    The Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier part # CC-100 is approved for use behind an RV like what you have but the Curt you mentioned would not be rated for the rougher ride quality there. This also has a 500 lb capacity. The Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches part # UF48-979033 is the only RV approved motorcycle carrier we offer so this would be the best way to transport your scooter as it has a ramp to make loading/unloading a bit easier. For a hitch lock that also takes out the...
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  • Light Kit Recommendation for Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153
    What I recommend for Curt cargo carrier # C18153 is light kit # 20174. To mount the lights you will also need 2 of bracket # BK70BB. You can use self-tapping screws to secure the brackets to the top, rear rail of the carrier. This set up is the most cost effective option.
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  • Recommended Lock For Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier
    The pin you are asking about on the Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier, part # C18153 is a 5/8 inch pin. I would advise against drilling through the pin because it could compromise the strength and integrity of the pin but I do have a solution for you. I recommend replacing the pin with a hitch pin like part # e98882. This is a 5/8 inch pin tat has a covered key slot that helps prevent corrosion.
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  • What Cargo Carrier fits on a 2017 Ford Explorer With a Moonroof?
    I checked the owner's manual of your 2017 Ford Explorer, and because of your moonroof, the weight capacity of your roof is just under 45 lbs. Our lightest rooftop carriers weigh 30 to 35 lbs, not leaving you much room for cargo; because of this restriction, I would avoid using any type of roof-mounted carrier. You will also not want to use a cargo bag because it would have to sit at least partially on the glass roof, which is not recommended. The best solution for you to haul cargo on...
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  • Recommended Anti-Rattle for Curt 24x60 Cargo Carrier #C18153 on 2015 Subaru Forester Trailer Hitch
    One of the best anti-rattle devices for the Curt cargo carrier # C18153 is the Let's Go Aero # 63232. The Silent Hitch Pin works by taking the rattle and play out of the connection between your trailer hitch and your cargo carrier. The unique design features a sturdy steel block with an attached spring that sits inside the shank of your hitch-mounted cargo carrier. You will simply place the block inside your cargo carrier's shank, and line up the hole in the block with the pin hole in...
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  • Where to Install Light Brackets on Curt Cargo Carrier
    When installing LED lights # 98174LED on Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153 with mounting brackets # BK70BB, I suggest attaching them just to the outside of the rear reflectors, with the brackets mounted on the underside of the carrier. I've attached a photo for you as an example.
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  • Selecting Folding vs. Fixed Hitch-Mount Cargo Carrier
    The Curt Folding Cargo Carrier # C18153 provides a folding function thanks to the hinge mechanism in its 2-inch shank (please refer to the photo I linked for you). This is an integral part of the carrier and it cannot be removed. The center-positioned square bar that is visible at the rear edge of the carrier is not equivalent in strength to the shank, and while it does resemble a receiver opening on a hitch it cannot be used to mount the carrier in a hitch nor for any other type of hitch...
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  • Difference Between Curt Cargo Carriers C18153 and C18151
    Both of the Curt hitch-mount folding cargo carriers # C18151 and # C18153 fit in a 2-inch hitch and offer a 500-lb loaded cargo weight capacity. The primary differences are the carriers' weights and the type of shank on the carriers. Part # C18151 has a shipping weight of 58-lbs while # C18153 has a 70-lb shipping weight due to slightly beefier construction. It also has an angled shank that provides 2-inches of additional ground clearance, which is a good thing if you have to pull into...
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  • Curt Cargo Carrier and 2014 Jeep Wrangler Spare Tire Clearance
    We have measured the clearance between a full sized 255/75R17 spare tire on the rear door of a 2009 Jeep Wrangler and the Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier, part # C18153. With the carrier folded, the uppermost clearance is about 1 inch between the tire and the face of the carrier. (This is the amount of clearance you have without the tire coming into contact with the spare tire. See the image at right.) If you don't mind the tire coming into contact with the carrier you will have up to 3" of clearance. Check...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Cargo Carrier Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Forester
    For a hitch confirmed as a fit for your 2017 Subaru Forester you'd want the Draw Tite part # 75876 which is a confirmed fit. It has a 2 inch opening and plenty of capacity. It would work great with a cargo carrier as well. We have larger cargo carriers like the Curt part # C18153 which are 24 inch by 60 inch.
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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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