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24x60 Surco Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs

24x60 Surco Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs

Item # 52018F

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25x61 Outside dimensions. Powder coated cargo carrier has side rails that contain gear and provide tie-down points, as well as a raised platform for extra ground clearance. Conveniently folds up when not in use. Optional light kit sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Surco Products hitch cargo carrier part number 52018F or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Surco Products products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 24x60 Surco Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.
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Surco Products Hitch Cargo Carrier - 52018F

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

25x61 Outside dimensions. Powder coated cargo carrier has side rails that contain gear and provide tie-down points, as well as a raised platform for extra ground clearance. Conveniently folds up when not in use. Optional light kit sold separately.


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
  • Black powder coated steel is durable and rust resistant
  • Optional light kit (52014 - sold separately) is required if cargo blocks your vehicle's tail lights
  • Easy, bolt-together assembly
  • Hitch lock or hitch pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 500 lbs
  • Outside dimensions: 61-1/2" long x 25-1/2" wide
  • Platform dimensions (inside rails): 60" long x 24" wide
  • Side rail height: 5-1/2"
  • Shank rise (height from platform to top of trailer hitch receiver opening): 4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest edge of carrier:
    • When carrier is folded down: 17-3/4"
    • When carrier is folded up: 5"
  • Limited 90-day warranty


Optional Light Kit on Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier

The optional light kit (52014 - sold separately) must be installed on this hitch-mounted carrier if your cargo blocks the tail lights on your vehicle.



1205 Surco 24x60 Folding, Railed Hitch Cargo Carrier Basket - 2 Inch Hitches - Black Powder Coated Steel - 500 lbs (Hidden Hitch 52018)

1206 Surco Folding Shank Adapter for Hitch Cargo Basket (Hidden Hitch 52015)







Video of 24x60 Surco 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 Five Essential Tailgating Accessories

Today we are out here at the ballpark getting ready for some tailgating. Today we are going to show you the five essential products you need for your tailgating experience. What we are going to start off with is this cargo carrier built for two inch hitches. As you can see, this one has a light kit that we added afterwards for late night tailgating. When you are done unloading, you can easily fold it up and put it out of the way. And I am showing off my team spirit with this NFL license plate. Etrailer.com offers a wide variety of NFL teams to choose from.

We do have the Boone outdoor table. As you can see it has a solid, plastic top used for carrying even those heavier objects. This table, along with being able to adjust height, can also fold down for transport. We are going to show you the ultimate in tailgating accessories to show off your team spirit. This is the vehicle flag pole from Boone. All you have to do is park your back tire on the stand, attach your flag and hoist your team colors. And, for the ultimate tailgater, Etrailer.com offers a wide variety of hitch covers. All different kinds of sports and teams. This one has a built in bottle opener. And that was the five essential tailgating accessories from Etrailer.com.


Customer Reviews

24x60 Surco Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs - 52018F

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (75 Customer Reviews)

25x61 Outside dimensions. Powder coated cargo carrier has side rails that contain gear and provide tie-down points, as well as a raised platform for extra ground clearance. Conveniently folds up when not in use. Optional light kit sold separately.

- 52018F
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Awesome product and customer service! 274892



- 52018F
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sturdy product. etrailer deliver it fast/ontime. i would purchase here again! they also provided timely updates on delivery. 38570



- 52018F
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The product is as advertised and even better than I expected. I use it to carry my outdoor chairs, grill and ground cover. This has opened up a lot of space inside my motor home. The folding feature makes it very convenient while at the campground and makes storage at home simple. 303677



- 52018F
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I put the cargo carrier together in 10 min. It was so easy. Nice to have a product I did not have to swear at. I used it for the first time and What A Winner. 163943



- 52018F
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The carrier is made to last ....very strong and sturdy....lots of room too. Customer service was amazing it arrived quicker than expected and they stayed in constant contact to let me know where the item was and how soon it would arrive. I have never had customer service this good. I will do business with these folks for all my needs. I cannot say enough good things about them. I never take the time to write reviews but the service and product was so good I felt compelled to take the time to write one. If you are considering buying one of these or any product from this company I would say you are in for a treat on how well they handle you as a customer. AMAZING!!!! 105119



- 52018F
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Great product, will be really useful on road trips. Works equally well on our F-150 and our Expedition. I like the rail sides for keeping gear secure. Really small profile when folded up. Looks great in place and folded. I was worried that it stuck out far from the bumper but it doesn't at all. It doesn't impede use of the lift gate or access to the back of the car at all. Bought light kit and it was easy to install. Delivery was fast. 39721



- 52018F
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So I am a 72 year old female. I unboxed my product (too heavy to move the whole box) and moved it piece by piece to the car. I assembled it with no problem in 98 degree heat in about 30 minutes. I had to get a friend to help me put it on my vehicle-assembled weight too heavy. I can fold it with no problem. There is plenty of room to open the tailgate with the carrier in down position. 525563



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Pictures 39539


Comments

Hi Ivan, What light kit did you use? The Surco light kit is pretty hideous.

-- comment by: Jason G - 08/03/2014

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2005 Toyota Sequoia 12098



- 52018F
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This cargo basket came recommended by the tech support guys at Etrailer. The construction is excellent and it fit perfect on our 2007 MDX. 94330


Comments

One year later, and absolutely no problems with the cargo carrier. We do not use it alot, and store it in our shed. However, it is very handy and cannot accommodate an incredible amount of stuff. Very satisfied with the purchase.

Ernie L - 02/08/2015

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- 52018F
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Good but could be better... My chief complaint is that it didn't come with reflective tape (I added that later). My other complaint is that the main hitch could fit a little more snug in a standard 2" hitch... Because it isn't a tight fit it allows the carrier to twist from side to side putting unnecessary twisting pressure on the bolts and the weld joints... I would suggest adding a couple of sleeve options to act as shims to snug up the fit to reduce the twist… Otherwise the cargo carrier did a great job.. 1666



- 52018F
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Great product and large size fits family needs, looks great. Modified with two led tail/ turn lights and harness all purchased from etrailer. Folding it up was a must and not disappointed :-) etrailer was fast and very professional. Great job etrailer! We bought the Led lights, rubber grommets, right angle pig tails, trailer harness 4 plug, weather proof cargo bag, hitch locks and folding cargo carrier...all great quality... 39494


Comments

Im interested in the LED lights. Can you tell me exactly what you ordered to install the lights?Sincerely,mike

-- comment by: Mike W - 10/17/2012

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I have sent an email to 08 Sequoia to let them know you had a question about how they completed the light set up. If they have anything to add, they can come back here and post a follow-up comment.

-- Patrick B - 10/18/2012


- 52018F
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The product worked as advertised. I am glad I spent the time to research your product and spend a little more than some of the comparable a for a quality product. We used it this weekend to haul our gear up to Door County. See attached. I will plan to provide feedback on the message boards. Thanks, Kevin 84010



- 52018F
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Thank you Surco and etrailer. I couldn't be happier with this cargo carrier. First off Made in the USA Fantastic quality of craftsmanship. So easy to assemble that I simply supervised my 9 and 11 year old while they did the work. (I did the final tightening of course) I've always been skeptical of hitch mounted carriers being held together with seemingly flimsy nuts and bolts but the heavy duty hardware provided with this unit dispelled any previous doubts I had about that. My grandmother, mother, sister, and niece are all visiting me for the summer and I will be driving them from place to place while they are here, including one long road trip down to south Padre island and back. I needed something to add some cargo space to my Toyota Highlander in order to accommodate their large luggage items. Rather than install a roof rack, I opted for the hitch mounted carrier for several reasons. Aside from being less expensive and easier to install it also does not increase wind resistance and road noise as well as being versatile in that I can easily move the carrier to my Prius or my full size pick up whenever I need a little extra space on either of those vehicles. I am an extremely informed and discerning costumer. It is not very often that make a purchase that I'm so completely satisfied with. Thanks again. 404325



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Product was shipped and received faster than promised! Very minor assembly required. The instructions for assembly were extremely simple and all parts required were neatly packed in the box. The finished product is AWESOME! I chose this cargo carrier after a great deal of research. I am totally pleased. I can hardly wait to try it out on a Texas-to-California trip in February. Thank you so much for a very cool solution for carrying luggage behind my Class-C. Sorry ... no pics yet ... 29826



- 52018F
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I am very happy with this carrier and my purchase experience with etrailer. UPS delivered my order to the wrong address but that wasn't etrailer's fault. When I called etrailer to track the delivery, the phone was answered by a real live human person. Noah was very polite and helpful in tracking down and resolving the delivery mistake. This carrier is a bit more expensive than some others in the same category but I chose it because of its many excellent user reviews, its size, and its folding capability. I need to be able to transport, among other things, a portable generator with a 24 inch wheel base and this is one of the few basket-style carriers I've found with the correct inside area. When you see carriers that list dimensions as 24" X 60", they usually are describing its outside dimensions (outside of rail to outside of rail). Assembly was simple, the carrier is strong, and makes little-to-no road noise when loaded or in the folded position. I added a bit of reflective tape and 2 reflectors to the underside for added safety when traveling with it in the folded position. No pictures yet but I will add some when I update this review after a bit more use. I also bought the purpose-made light kit (Item 52014) which is cheaply made and I would not recommend. I reviewed that item separately. 714174



- 52018F
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Excellent product and easy to assemble. 641593



- 52018F
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Our trip date was pushed up by a few days, and we needed this cargo carrier the next day. ETrailer had this carrier to us within 24 hours. Service was great and their shipping tracking is the best I've seen. The product is seriously sturdy and took maybe 15 minutes to bolt together. The hitch fit our 2019 Ford Flex perfectly....even with a large cargo bag strapped on to the carrier, the back hatch opens easily for the dog to hop in and out of the vehicle... We had zero problems with this...... Very happy with the product and the service.. 592899



- 52018F
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Good hardware with clean painting (weld splatter removed) and sturdy construction. Delivery was quick, painless. I believe that the weight rating capacity was 500 lbs for my purchase. The rack itself might be good for that much, but if you intend to actually load that much weight on it be sure to check the carrying capacity of your auto or truck, as 500 is a LOT of weight. The upper railing is a good idea; it provides an excellent place to attach a tie cord, or just to prevent items from falling off. 576394



- 52018F
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I have used this for one camping season and I'm very happy with it. Very sturdy, and well made in USA which is important to me. I haven't noticed any rattle or excessive movement when loaded. 492745



- 52018F
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Have not used it yet. Missing hitch pin to hold basket in place. All-in-all product was as advertised. 477551



- 52018F
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Super fast shipping! Excellent customer service with notifications from order to delivery! Packed very well received without any damage via UPS, Super simple assembly in less that 10 minutes with a 1/2 in and 3/4 inch socket and wrench. Excellent quality first impression, happy with purchase, will report back after several months of use... 470398


Comments

Same as before! No complaints Works Great!

David - 01/28/2019

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The cargo carrier shipped immediately and arrived in great condition. I was able to assemble it in about 15min. I haven't tried it yet but it looks like it is going to work just as expected. I chose it becuase it seemed a little more solid and better built. I was very impressed with the website and the amazingly fast response to my order. Thanks! 459039



- 52018F
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I have put it together everything was great. Very well made. A lot better built than the cheaper ones out there. Attached it to my equinox doesn’t rattle at all. I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend this carrier. Also the customer service department a big thumbs up answered my questions quickly. My advice to anyone looking to buy this carrier well worth it, you won’t be disappointed!!! 446304


Comments

Awesome what a great product

Craig - 10/26/2018

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- 52018F
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Heavy duty. I would mention that the interior dimensions do not reflect the rounded corners. If you need exactly 24X60 you must deduct a few inches in width because the corners round off and you lose width/depth. 24X60 is at widest points. 424995



- 52018F
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As advertised. Prompt delivery Quality Parts will deal with them again thank you for the great job. 410970



- 52018F
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I purchased 1 of these Cargo racks back in 2014 for my Chevy Tahoe for our vacation trips to the beach and beyond. I recently grabbed another for my Highlander for our camping trips to take extra supplies. I like that you can easily fold up the rack when you are not using it for hauling. It's light weight, and is easy to assemble. Example of this recent camping trip, I took 12 person tent, 1 Beach canopy tent, 8 folding chairs, 2 dog 24" x24" folding fence, 6 various size tarps and 8 (2 piece) fishing poles loaded on 1 rack only. The other rack held 3 coolers, 2 fishing tackle boxes and various other odd and ends. 394546



- 52018F
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Good strong product. Hauled some loads of 150+ lbs with no problems. Nothing bad to say about it. The folding mechanism appears well made and sturdy unlike some cheaper imports I've seen in the past. Just a FYI about the folding mechanism. Depending on your vehicle you may have to buy a hitch extension so it will fold up. The only thing I would suggest for the manufacturer to change would be to consider lengthening the hitch tube by about a inch to let it fold up on more vehicles. I would buy this product again and highly recommend it. 318160



- 52018F
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The cargo carrier assembled very easily. I didn't need to make any adjustments. 209057



- 52018F
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Easy to read instructions and simple to assemble. Recommend. 206434



- 52018F
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Well built, easy to assemble. 181964



- 52018F
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Very happy with this purchase. Hinge mechanism is strong and well built. Framing of the carrier is solid. My only suggestion/complaint is that the mesh flooring could be a little stronger. I noticed that after I tied down an item in the carrier that had wheels, the flooring bowed a little bit. The folding mechanism keeps the basket out of the way when it is empty and sits right up against the back of my 2015 Kia Sorento without ever making contact with any part of the car. 180854



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Fast shipping , and easy to assembly. 175651



- 52018F
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Product delivered in two days. Box x 2 in perfect condition. Cargo carrier assembled in 20 minutes with clear instructions and essentially intuitive. Using PAYPAL seamless. Carrier used that evening on Pathfinder SUV and in fact in folded position fits into standard garage allowing door to close. Tie down framing perfect and secure. So far has exceeded my expections. This thing will last longer than vehicle and probably me as well. 5***** 169116



- 52018F
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Great Product - arrived on time - in great shape. Easy to assemble. It is just what the video & online advertised. I wanted something that was 24 x 60 and solid. This is it!! Holds 4 large coolers - iced and ready to tailgate. Go Bucks!! 156983


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Great unit. Heavy duty - it does the job. Just the right size for coolers etc. Keep up the good work!!!

Roger A - 10/20/2015

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This product was sturdy and secure. I was really pleased with it and loved that when folded up it did not rattle or wobble. Thank you for a great product. 155809


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I till love the product. We have used it on long trips and it has stayed secure and the capacity it holds is suitable. Thanks.

Jeanie W - 10/14/2015

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Just like advertised, good workman ship, size, fold up,etc. Karen C. was very helpful in my purchase. Thanks Karen 143574



- 52018F
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Though I have not actually loaded this hauler, I thought the construction, coating, etc. were good. There was no problem fitting or assembling. I like the way the fold-up extension allows for access to the tailgate. Plus, if you don't want to up fold up extension, just take it off and use the rack as a conventional one. After reading bad reviews of the ones Cabela's sell, also Hitch Hauler , I was pleased to see the quality of this product. Just need to test it under a load. Good product 101287



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Perfect 84242



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I think this is a great carrier. It is strong and looks good on the SUV plus it arrived fast and was in good shape. I carried eight bags of mulch and a bag of fertilizer on it yesterday without any problems. I also got the cargo bag and lock. Both work very well although other than keeping the cargo carrier from rattling the lock is useless since anyone with a wrench can steel the carrier by unscrewing the bolt holding the fold down part together. Oh well, I will have to think on that one for a while. 79628



- 52018F
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The carrier works great. I purchased the folding model. However, the carrier can be used without the folding part. I have used it both ways. It is great to have this option. I have travelled between Utah and Kansas multiple times. I have not driven in any wet weather yet so I can't say how the cargo bag performs in this type of weather. The carrier is sturdy and secure and the bag is made of heavy duty material. I have not had to use the lights since the carrier sits between my rear lights. The carrier assembled easily and without and issues. I had read some people recommended purchasing washers. I did not need to. My 8 year old helped me assemble it. Everything lined up perfectly and there is no wiggle in any of the connected parts. 61093



- 52018F
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I recently purchased a Surco cargo carrier from you, and it works great! I, initially, though the size might be too large, but as you can see, it was just right. Thank you. 60022



- 52018F
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Extremely easy and one of the very best of service. The product it's self is wonderful. You bring back what customer service used to be. Thank you. 52760



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The cargo carrier met my expectations as advertised. It was easy to assemble and install. We were able to pack all our luggage for a beach trip for 6 on it. 50994



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Very easy to put together. Has a strong frame and easy to use. 50944



- 52018F
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well made rack, heavier gauge steel. Came quickly with regular ground freight. 50283



- 52018F
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Great quality, fast and free delivery. This is a product we will get many years of use out of. Thanks 49261



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Carrier went together very easily. Nice quality, great customer service. 48013



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Was surprised how good the quality was for the price. 43127



- 52018F
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Very Sturdy, A little disappointed in that I can not put the carrier in the up position because my spare is in the way. 38650


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  • Comparing a Folding Carrier and a Fixed Carrier for Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Toyota Highlander
  • The advantage of a folding carrier like part # 52018F is, obviously, that it it can fold up for rear clearance when you don't have anything loaded on it. The disadvantage of a folding carrier is that since there are more hinges and connection points they can tend to have more movement. Fixed carriers like part # C18153 that you referenced cannot, as their name suggests, fold up for storage or rear clearance, but since the shank is one solid piece they tend to have less movement. Both...
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  • Cargo Carrier With Shank Rise for 2006 Honda Odyssey
  • There are a number of cargo carriers with at least 4 inches of rise, but they do have different dimensions and weight capacities; I'll go over the options so you can find what you need in terms of not only rise, but the amount of cargo you want to carry and the size of the carrier you are looking for. The Surco # 52018F has a 4 inch shank rise and has the most weight capacity at 500 lbs and is the largest carrier among this group, measuring 60" long x 24" wide x 5-1/2" deep. Light kit...
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  • Is There a Safe Distance from a Cargo Carrier to the Exhaust to Avoid Cargo Damage
  • Although there is no way to gauge the safe distance for cargo in the 24x60 Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153 to be sitting away from your exhaust, I may have another solution for you. The Curt # C18153 that you are interested in has a 2 inch rise in the shank. If that is not enough to raise the carrier above your exhaust then I recommend looking at one that has a higher rise like part # SR9851 with a 3 inch rise or part # 52018F with a 4 inch rise. I have also attached a link to our selection...
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  • Choosing Between Surco # 52018F and Curt # C18153 Folding 24x60 Cargo Carriers
  • Actually, there's very little difference between the two. Both have the same dimensions as well as the same 500 lb capacity (limited by the capacity of your hitch, of course). The Curt # C18153 has the advantage of being seriously less expensive, plus the shank is a bit longer, offering more clearance between the vehicle and the basket when it's folded up (9 inches for the Curt versus 5 inches for the Surco. The Surco has a purpose-built taillight kit, part # 52014 while for the Curt,...
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  • Troubleshooting Light Not Working with the Cargo Carrier Light Kit # 52014
  • If you installed the Cargo Carrier Light Kit # 52014, which fits carriers # 52018F, # 52017, and # 52018, and all of the functions on one light are not working then it sounds like the problem is the light itself. If some of the functions worked on the light then I would say that you have a problem with the wiring somewhere. You can test the light by running a ground to the marked pin and then test the other 2 pins with a 12V power source. If you think that the wiring may be an issue...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carriers with 24 Inches of Internal Width
  • An object that is exactly 24 inches wide would not fit in Curt carrier # C18152 because some of the hardware holding the carrier together would get in the way. Better options include Surco folding carrier # 52018F and fixed carrier # 52018 because the hardware does not stick out into the cargo area on either one of these. I have included links to video reviews on both carriers for you.
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  • Cargo Carrier with Angled Shank to Clear Exhaust Outlet for 2011 Dodge Durango
  • The Surco Folding Cargo Carrier, part # 52018F will raise the platform of the carrier 4-1/2 inches above the top of the 2 inch receiver. The distance from the hitch pin hole in your receiver to the furthest rearward point of your rear bumper will need to be less than 5 inches in order for the carrier to fold. What I believe would be a better alternative would be the Curt Folding 24x60 Railed Cargo Carrier for 2 inch receivers, part # C18153. The angled shank of this carrier raised the...
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  • Cargo Carrier Clearance From Rear Mounted Spare Tire On 2012 Jeep Wrangler
  • I did some research on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler, and per the Jeep website, if you have a Class lll trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver, the tongue weight capacity for that hitch is 500 lbs. The weight capacity would include the cargo carrier weight along with anything that would be carried. The towing capacity for your Jeep Wrangler is 2000 lbs. If you have a Class lll hitch, one of the carriers I recommend is the 24x60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier, part # 63153. It features a 2-1/2 inch rise...
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  • Made in the USA Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier Recommendation
  • The Surco cargo carriers like the part # 52018 are made in the USA. For the folding version of the cargo carrier you would want the part # 52018F. If you have a 1-1/4 inch hitch you would want the part # 52017
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  • USA Made Hitch Cargo Carrier Recommendation
  • The Surco Cargo Carriers like the part # 52018 are made in the USA. For a folding version of this carrier you would want the part # 52018F. Both carriers will need to be bolted together. I attached review videos for both carriers for you to check out as well.
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  • Surco Cargo Carrier # 52018F vs. CURT Cargo Carrier # C18153
  • The first thing I would do to determine which fold-able cargo carrier would be the best for you would be to measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin on your vehicle out to the furthest point our of the rear bumper. This measurement will tell you which cargo carriers will be able to be folded up once installed on your hitch. The Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153 has a distance of 9 inches from the center of the hitch pin out to the nearest portion of the carrier when folded up....
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  • Recommendation on a Cargo Carrier to Mount the Hitch of a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • Both of the carriers, Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153 and the Surco Cargo Carrier # 52018F, will fit a 2 inch receiver hitch and both carriers will fold up when not in use. However, the Curt carrier will need more than 9 inches of clearance and the Surco will need more than 5 inches of clearance form the hitch pin to the edge of the spare tire to mount on your Jeep. Your best option may be to use a non-folding carrier, like the Surco Cargo Carrier # 52018. Finding a cargo carrier that will...
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  • Can The Surco Folding Basket Adapter # 52015 Be Used On The Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier # 63153
  • The Surco Folding Basket Adapter, part # 52015, will work with the Surco Cargo Carrier, part # 52018. The fit with any other carrier cannot be guaranteed. It would not be recommended to use the folding adapter with the Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier, part # 63153. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole, to the front of the basket on the Pro Series Cargo Carrier measures 12-3/4 Inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on the Surco Adapter to where the hitch...
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  • Towing a Boat Trailer and Using a Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier at the Same Time
  • Your best option would be to use the Curt multipurpose ball mount # D210. You would use the ball mount part to tow and the receiver part for a cargo carrier. This will work provided that the combined weight of the trailer tongue weight, cargo carrier, and cargo on the carrier does not exceed 750 pounds. For a carrier I recommend something that has a rise in the shank and that is light weight such as the Curt carrier # C18110. It weighs about 30 pounds and has a slight rise in the shank...
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  • Fit of Surco 24x60 Steel Cargo Carrier # 52018F on 2014 Ford Explorer
  • The Surco 24x60 Steel Cargo Carrier # 52018F that you referenced fits 2-inch hitches such as that offered for your Explorer and on the 2011 Ford Expedition shown in the linked video. You can take a simple measurement of your Explorer to determine the fit of this carrier (or any other hitch-mount accessory) on your vehicle. Simply measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear-most portion of the vehicle (the rear bumper cover). This is the amount of clearance you need from...
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  • Is the a Risk Carrying a Cargo Bag on a Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier on a 2007 Nissan Murano
  • I have a few recommendations for you, however, there is a risk of any type of fabric or plastic material being damaged on a cargo carrier with vehicles that have exhaust pipes exiting straight back like your 2007 Nissan Murano. If a hitch mounted cargo carrier option works best for your needs, I recommend choosing a cargo carrier that offers the most clearance between the exhaust tips and the carrier. The Pro Series 24 x 60 Cargo Carrier, # 63153, that you referenced will offer approximately...
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  • Stable Cargo Carrier Needed When in the Folded Up Position for a GMC Yukon Denali XL
  • We have several Folding carriers designed to fit in a 2 inch hitch, see link. The problem you are experiencing with cargo carriers wobbling in the upright position is inherent to the folding style of carrier and I have not seen one yet that fully addresses this issue. The Surco Products Hitch Cargo Carrier, item # 52018F, that you mentioned probably has the best hinge construction of all of the folding carriers that we carry at this time. The folding aspect also requires that the carrier...
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  • What Does 24x60 Surco Cargo Carrier # 52018F Weigh
  • The 24x60 Surco Cargo Carrier # 52018F that you referenced weighs 57 lbs total and has a 500 lb capacity!
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  • Folding Cargo Carrier for 2010 Chevy Traverse
  • Rola offers a folding carrier, part # 59550 that's compatible with the # 59516 light kit. To see if the basket would work on your vehicle, you'll need to measure the distance between the hitch pin hole in your receiver to the furthest rearward edge of the rear bumper, as shown in the FAQ article I've linked you to. As long as this distance is less than 7 inches, the carrier would be compatible with your vehicle. Unfortunately, Rola doesn't make a folding version of the # 59502. The Surco...
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  • How Can Rattling and Wobbling Be Stopped on Surco 24x60 Cargo Carrier
  • It would not be wise to modify the car with extra attachment points to the vehicle for stability or to add tie-down poles for the cargo. Altering or adding to the structure can weaken the carrier not to mention void any applicable manufacturer warranty. We carry parts to remedy the wobbling problem like part # RM-061. Anti-rattle devices put some tension between the accessory and the hitch, just enough to reduce rattling and wobbling. Using a tie-down post for something like a dirt...
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  • Recommended Extra Large Cargo Carrier For 2002 Subaru Forester With 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • The 72x32 Lets Go Aero GearCage FP6 Slide-Out Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 300 lbs # H01397 is the largest capacity carrier we have. This is a really nice carrier with the rails that allow almost unlimited tie down options. This is quite a bit larger than the next biggest option and the best carrier in my opinion for your application. Another carrier I recommend is the 24x60 Surco Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs # 52018F. This carrier has the ability...
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  • Recommended Hitch Cargo Carrier with Lights and Anti-Rattle Device for 2016 Chevrolet Suburban
  • To select the best option in a folding 2-inch hitch cargo carrier for use on your 2016 Suburban you will want to take note of one clearance dimension, the distance from the hitch pin hole to the rear-most part of the vehicle (probably the bumper cover). This dimension will allow you to choose a carrier that will still fit nicely when you have it folded up in the storage position. The linked article illustrates taking this simple measurement. The Rola basket # 59550 when folded up will...
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  • Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2012 Subaru Outback With a 7 Inch Clearance
  • We had this cargo carrier sitting in our studio so I measured the distance between the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the carrier platform and it is 6 inches. If your 2012 Subaru Outback requires 7 inches of clearance, then this rack will not work. We have a few cargo carriers that will clear the 7 inch clearance you need. The Surco Folding Cargo Carrier, # 52018F, measures 9-3/16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge on the folding bracket...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier at Least 60 x 22 Inches for a 2014 Honda Pilot
  • We have 2 folding trailer hitch mount cargo carriers that fit the dimensions you are looking for on your 2014 Honda Pilot. First, Curt cargo carrier # C18153 measures 60 x 24 inches. When folded up it measures 9 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the carrier and 19 inches when folded down. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you. The second option is Surco carrier # 52018F. It also measures 60 x 24 inches. When folded up it measures 5 inches...
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  • Extra Large Cargo Bag Compatiblity with Curt Hitch Mounted Folding Cargo Carrier 24 by 60
  • The Extra Large Cargo Bag with 18 cubic feet of storage # 988501 will work with the Curt 24 inch by 60 inch Folding Cargo Carrier # C18153. We do not show a compatible light kit that will fit this carrier. I pulled one option that we had in the warehouse but unfortunately the vertical bars that currently have reflectors on the Curt Folding Cargo Carrier were too wide. Therefore we do not have a compatible light kit that can be easily installed without modifying either the cargo carrier...
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  • Comparing the Curt 24x60 Cargo Carrier # C18153 and the Surco 24x60 Cargo Carrier # 52018F
  • The Curt Cargo Carrier, # C18153, and the Surco Cargo Carrier, # 52018F, are both folding cargo carriers with 24 inch x 60 inch steel mesh platforms and raised side rails. They also have the same weight capacity and dimensions. The main differences between these cargo carriers is bumper clearance. When folded, the Surco carrier measures 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier. The Curt carrier measures 9 inches. Curt and Surco both produce quality...
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  • Which Folding Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier has the Most Clearance when Folded Up
  • In the answer you are referring to our Expert is saying that if there is less than 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole on the vehicle back to the rear most point on the vehicle then the Surco carrier # 52018F is her recommendation. This is because the Surco carrier measures 5 inches from hitch pin hole center to the nearest part of the carrier when folded up. The Curt carrier would also work in this scenario since it sticks out 4 inches more for a total of 9 inches from the...
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  • Recommendations for Preventing Rust on a Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier
  • To my knowledge, none of the manufacturers offer cargo carriers in any finishes other than paint or powder coat. If rust is a big concern, I would recommend 2 things. First, when you are not using the cargo carrier, take it off the vehicle and store it in a dry place. If it will be used frequently, regardless of weather, I would recommend getting an aluminum carrier like # MT70108.
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  • Current Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Will Not Hold Weight - Looking for One to Hold 500-lbs
  • The Surco Cargo Carrier # 52018F that you referenced has a weight capacity of 500 lbs with a 4 in shank rise and is designed to fit 2 inch receivers. This will help with the ground clearance that you are concerned with. You will need to check the owners manual for your towing capacity. Your tongue weight rating is typically 10 percent of the towing capacity and that is the weight limit you have for your vehicle. If the weight of the carrier plus what is loaded on it exceeds the tongue...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2006 Ford Explorer With OEM Hitch Installed
  • If you use an adapter like the Hidden Hitch Adapter, part # 80303 in the 1-1/4 inch receiver on your 2006 Ford Explorer, it will reduce the capacity of your hitch by 50 percent. Many folks will use an adapter for accessories like bike carriers and cargo baskets like the Surco Cargo Carrier, part # 52018F you referenced. If your hitch is rated for 300 lbs, your capacity would be 150 lbs and that would include the weight of the carrier. The # 52018F cargo carrier weighs about 61 lbs by...
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