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21x48 MaxxTow Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - 500 lbs

21x48 MaxxTow Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - 500 lbs

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Extruded aluminum cargo carrier is lightweight and rustproof. Raised edges help keep cargo in place. Slatted floor lets water drain through while providing multiple tie-down options. Hitch pin and clip included. Call 800-298-8924 to order MaxxTow hitch cargo carrier part number MT70422 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all MaxxTow products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 21x48 MaxxTow Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - 500 lbs. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.
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MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier - MT70422

  • Flat Carrier
  • Fixed Carrier
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 48 Inch Long
  • 20 Inch Wide
  • MaxxTow
  • Aluminum
  • Class III
  • Class IV
  • Heavy Duty

Extruded aluminum cargo carrier is lightweight and rustproof. Raised edges help keep cargo in place. Slatted floor lets water drain through while providing multiple tie-down options. Hitch pin and clip included.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted 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 lets water drain through and prevents grime buildup
  • Lightweight, rustproof extruded aluminum detracts less from hitch's tongue weight capacity than steel carriers
  • Built-in reflectors add visibility for increased safety
  • Assembly with basic hand tools required
  • Hitch pin and clip included - hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Outside dimensions: 49-1/4" long x 22-1/4" wide x 3-1/4" tall
  • Inside dimensions: 48-3/16" long x 21-1/16" wide x 2-1/8" deep
  • Distance between center of hitch pin hole to closest part of carrier: 8"
  • Carrier weight: 23 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 500 lbs
  • 90-Day warranty


70422 Maxx Tow MaxxWorks Hitch Mount Aluminum Cargo Carrier






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21x48 MaxxTow Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - 500 lbs - MT70422

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (41 Customer Reviews)

Extruded aluminum cargo carrier is lightweight and rustproof. Raised edges help keep cargo in place. Slatted floor lets water drain through while providing multiple tie-down options. Hitch pin and clip included.

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Packaged nicely. Installed easily. Looks great. So far, so good! 811461



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This is the second one of these I have bought. They are sturdy, simple, well engineered, very light and priced right compared to all the carriers out there. 789932



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Fast and efficient communication.. 783267



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Lightest and most reasonably priced carrier found. Light weight was a critical consideration for our specific needs. Easy to assemble, fits well and was delivered exactly when promised. 738705



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Looks great it will be a while before I can use it. 726886



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The product was great and the service and delivery are excellent. The only slight problem was in the video where they made the process of attaching the receiver sound easier than it was. My brother helped me and we have all the tools needed and are good at that kinda of stuff. But some of the procedures were difficult. 714872



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A good sturdy product. Easy to assemble! 702972



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The carrier is exactly as described the measurements were just what they said in the add. The only complaint is that the bolts holding it together are very small. Will definitely be putting in Larger than provided bolts. 692849


Comments
Great product have been hauling my treager smoker in it and it works perfectly very strong after larger bolts were installed.
Dane - 08/24/2020

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For the most part product was as expected. There are metal shavings stuck in the cross pieces and I thought the hardware was on the light side. I would buy again. 643501



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Great product and fast shipping. Arrived in three days, well packaged and easy to put together. Took about 10 minutes with a 5 minute break. Fit perfect behind my 2003 Jeep Wrangler. Good ground clearance. Loaded it up and went on a 1,500 mile trip with zero issues. The aluminum carrier is also very light weight. Highly recommend. 629504



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More suited to my needs than my previous wider and heavier shelf. Yet aluminum shelf has strong steel support. My shins appreciate the rounded corners and visibility design elements. 550158



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very nice. light weight, very well made 461048



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Came fast. Works great. 459752



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Great product. Good pricing. I am happy. 456609



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Fast delivery, great item. Just got the carrier today. After a quick, minor assembly, carrier is a designed and ready for use. 437461



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Exactly what I wanted. Well built. Easy to complete the assembly. Fits vehicle perfectly. Lightweight with a 500 lb. capacity, very nice. 406803



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Love it. It works out perfect when camping and all around use at home. More room for tailgating. Thanks 398392



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I have owned this trailer for a year now. It has stood the test of time. It is durable, lightweight, easy to install and remove. It is a little tricky to hook to with hooks, they can slide off, but with the right attachments, it's not too tough. It's gotten banged up and dented a bit, and the reflectors have fallen off, but I live in central Washington DC, where people ram into your car (or luggage carrier) when they park. This trailer has fared much better than my prior one. 396824


Comments
Still using my same carrier two years later, its a little more banged up from others bumper-car parking, so i now store it in the rear cargo area of my minivan 12 town and country into which it JUST fits, so its a quick and easy install, remove and store. I still love this rack. If I ever replace it, it will be with the same one.
Dan C - 06/20/2018

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Our Mazda 5 doesn't have a lot of spare room inside so this cargo rack was a must for last summer's camping road trip. Also purchased a water proof bag that sits on top the rack. Was concerned about the car's exhaust possibly melting the rubber bag so I made a heat shield modification to the cargo rack. The aluminum rack is very lightweight, wont rust away or ever need painting. Paid for itself on the first trip. Camping costs way less than bed-bug hotels! 396083



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VERY happy with the quality of the aluminum cargo carrier. It replaces a smaller, steel one. The aluminum carrier is larger AND lighter. It feels solid, especially due to the steel mounting bar. As you can see from the attached photo, I have mounted trailer lights on it for safety. I purchased the lights from etrailer, made mounts of Baltic Birch plywood (mounted with stainless steel bolts) and installed channel for the wires under the inner lip of the carrier. Now I'm ready to hit the road with it! 389070



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Items ordered arrive quickly and in good condition. Assembly was very easy. A few minor scratches on the steel structural part required paint touch-up. Works great for transporting a 21" lawnmower. 383507



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Fast delivery! 379717



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Very pleased overall. The size and weight work perfectly for me. This replaces an older etrailer steel hitch rack that weighed 51 pounds. Well made, although it did have a minor dent, that likely occurred at the factory during assembly. I wish someone would design an add on safety pole, that can be attached to the end of the rack and viewed in the rear view mirror. 370793


Comments
Hello Mr. Gary S, Thank you upon purchasing our unit and we are glad to hear that the item meets your standards. We apologize for the minor dent on your carrier and we will get in touch with our factory to try to get a better quality control. Thank you for the idea with the safety pole, I will run that with my superior and in hopes that will come to production. We are grateful for your business and hope to be in business with you again in the near future.Sincerely, Team MaxxHaul
Jill Q from - 04/27/2017

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Product came earlier than I expected. Easy to assemble. Product exceeded my expectations. 363913


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  • Availability of Lighter Weight Hitch Cargo Carrier with Shank Rise and 500 Pound Weight Capacity
    I have a couple of great hitch mount cargo carrier options for you, but we do not offer an aluminum carrier with a shank that has a rise. All of our aluminum carriers have a straight shank. One of our lighter weight options for a steel carrier with a 500 pound weight capacity is the Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2 Inch Hitches # 6502. The weight of this carrier alone is 48 pounds. This carrier's shank does not have a rise, but the carrier does sit up higher than the shank due to the...
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  • Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2009 Honda Odyssey
    The sides of the MaxxTow cargo carrier part # MT70422 are pretty short, they are only a little over 2 inches tall measured from the inside. Your Honda Oddysey has a pretty good distance from the top of the hitch to the bottom of the rear hatch so it would clear the carrier pretty easily.
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  • Recommended LED Lights For MaxxTow Aluminum Cargo Carrier For 2-Inch Hitches
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  • Internal Dimensions of the 48
    The exact internal dimensions of the 48" x 21" MaxxTow Cargo Carrier # MT70422 that you referenced are 48.3" long x 21.3" wide x 2.1" tall. I attached a review video for this carrier for you to check out as well.
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  • Where would Straps Attach to the MaxxTow Cargo Carrier # MT70422
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  • Shank Dimensions for the MaxxTow Cargo Carrier part # MT70422
    The MaxxTow Cargo Carrier part # MT70422 that you referenced measures 8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the carrier. From the edge of the carrier to the very end of the shank would measure 10-1/2 inches. The steel shank of the carrier runs all the way underneath the platform of the carrier.
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