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

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  • 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. 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

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   (71 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.

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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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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


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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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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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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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I ordered the 24 x 60 folding Cargo Carrier, Extra Large Cargo Carrier Bag and Cargo Carrier Light Kit. I placed my order on a Saturday and elected the free shipping option. Even with free shipping, I received everything within 5 days. The Cargo Carrier was undamaged and seems very sturdy. Very easy to put together. It took me 20 minutes to add the light kit. The Cargo Bag is BIG and seems to be made out of good quality material. I installed the Cargo Carrier on my 1999 Jeep Grand Charokee. The folding arm caused the Cargo Carrier basket to sit 16 inch alway from the bumper. My only real complaint is that with the folding arm on the Cargo Carrier, the 4 wire flat connector on the Light Kit was too short to connect to my jeep. I had to purchase a 12 inch 4 wire extension. In the fold up position, I had plenty of space between my vehicle and the Cargo Carrier. The lights are a nice size and are very bright. I added reflector tape to the Cargo Carrier for added safety. My overall experience with Etrailer is very positive. I would buy from them again. 9870



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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


Comments

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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2005 Toyota Sequoia 12098



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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


Comments

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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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



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The order came within a week of ordering, very fast delivery. It was packed extemely well in the box so no damage occurred. I found it easy to put together and is of very sturdy construction. It fit on our Traverse perfectly, even when folded up it was well below the tail lights. The extra large cargo bag is of equally good contruction and fit the carrier to a tee. Every part of this carrier and bag exceeds my expectations. And yes, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone. 17050



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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



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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



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Our product arrived in a timely manner...all parts were there...it went together easily. It was just what we expected, no surprises. I plan to use this to carry items that don't fit in my Tahoe when I attend outdoor art festivals. I am an artist and I fill my vehicle to the brim! The bin that holds my tent walls and roof fits perfectly on this carrier along with my box fans and an ice chest. Having this product eliminates the need to rent an entire trailer to accomodate the few items that don't fit inside my car. It's a Godsend since I try to keep my expenses down. Worth every penny. 17644



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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



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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


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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



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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



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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



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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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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



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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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Bad design This would be a very good carrier had it been a one piece unit. There is a right and left side that bolt together, and I this is not a secure setup if the load is heavy or especially is it is not balanced perfectly. The tilting design is VERY nice to have. That piece by itself is a good quality part, but the basket itself is not. If it is redesigned to be a one piece then I'd have to think it may be worth the money. 60 by 25 is too large for a two piece. 1224



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This product works great with the hitch that I bought from etrailer. The ability for it to fold up is going to be very handy as I live in a cold climate area and our an does not fit in the garage if it is not folded up. This does come in two parts, but is easy to assemble and seems to be very sturdy. We often travel across the country and this is going to come in handy to help store some of our items outside the van freeing up room for the kids and animals inside. 17197



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Quality American product The only drawback is that it does not fold up on our 2009 Acura RDX (not enough clearance from hitch to hinge). That's OK, though: It would cost more to ship back the hinge and get an extender (not to mention the reduced capacity with an extension), so we've decided to simply go with the hinge. (Note: This carrier will *not* fit the Acura RDX without the hinge!) Advantage here is that the hinge raises the carrier about 6" higher. 3100



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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



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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



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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



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Great Product Got this along with a Curt Class III hitch for use on a 2005 CR-V. Son & I had it assembled inside 30 minutes, along with the light kit. Great ordering experience and delivery. Doesn't fold up completely on the CR-V, but I knew that in advance; will fold up when I put it on the Odyssey. Heavy, but very solid, and I think its going to last a long time. Thanks! 2857



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Cargo Carrier is exactly what I expected it to be. The only concern I have is the pin that is used to lock the carrier in place (folded or flat) is very loose. The spring loaded catch does not seem to hold the pin securely. This is a concern if I am driving and the carrier is folded - If I lose the pin, the carrier could slam down. It looks like i might just use a hitch pin. 14122



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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



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so far, so good. was delivered qicker than i expected. easy to assemble. no instructions, but none really needed. seems very good so far. can't really comment much more so far as i have not had time to use it much yet, but seems like just what i need. will want to add some lights or reflectors to this, and probably order some type of protective bag for luggage, etc. 33702



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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



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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



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Extra room for supplies This hitch was a breeze to put together. Along with the anti-rattle lock, it provided for solid space to place some of the extras needed for travel when space is limited on the inside. I only with it was possible to run the wiring for the lights through the tubing so that it had a cleaner finish. 4256



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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



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



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Have not used yet, but easy to put together. Looks solid. Will be using for tailgating gear. Bought anti-rattle lock and lights. Light bracket material quality not real good but works. Frame of carrier a bit scuffed up. Very good and timely service from etrailer. 18469



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This is a great and well made rack. It was easy to put together. Cannot wait to use it in hunting season. Etrailer kept me well informed when it was going to be delivered, they even sent it in 3 days at no charge. Would recommend this product to anyone. 32384



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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



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Folding Cargo Carrier The cargo carrier is a great add to my Jeep. It allows to to haul items that dont normally fit in the jeep. I dont use the Folding attachment as I thought I would, but its nice to have that option. 1310



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Arrived on time, easily put together once I found my metric wrenches. Well constructed. Would love to have it powder coated at point of sale. Maybe in the future this may be possible as an option. 9229



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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



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I was able to put this up in no time. The product is solid and Installed easy. Was considering buying a new vehicle to increase my cargo space but this carrier just saved me thousands! 19697



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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



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



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Very well built. Love being able to use the folding basket adapter to give more ground clearance. Assembly is a breeze. 7471



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


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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Compatibility Of Lets Go Aero Cargo Carrier 72x32 With Folding Adapter
  • The Folding Basket Adapter for 2" Trailer Hitch Mounted Cargo Carriers # 52015 is compatible with the 72x32 Lets Go Aero GearCage FP6 Slide-Out Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 300 lbs # H01397 even though it isn't designed for it. I've attached a photo to help you determine if you will have enough clearance from the center of the hitch pin on your vehicle for the cargo carrier to fit when folded up with the side rail height of 7 inches. The 300 lb limit is on all the Lets Go Aero...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ability to Convert Surco Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier to The Folding Model
  • Yes, there is a hitch adapter extension, the Folding Basket Adapter for 2 inch Trailer Mounted Cargo Carriers, part # 52015, which will allow you to convert the regular Cargo Carrier, part # 52018 to a folding Cargo Carrier. Essentially the item you selected, Folding Cargo Carrier, part # 52018F is just part # 52018 and part # 52015 sold together. It can fold up by pulling the pin out of the extension and raising the cargo platform until the pin hole is lined up and pinned back in. Below...
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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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  • Can I Use Surco Folding Basket Adapter # 52015 With Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier # 59502
  • I walked out to the warehouse and with the help of a co-worker, assembled the shank of the Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier # 59502 with the Surco Basket Adapter # 52015, to see if the two are compatible. The shank of the Rola Cargo Carrier will fit into the Surco Folding Basket Adapter # 52015, however I must caution you that it is not recommended to use part # 52015 with the Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole, to the front of the basket on the Rola...
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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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  • Determining if a Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier Will Clear the Spare Tire, 2010 Jeep Wrangler
  • With any cargo carrier or accessory, I do not recommend using an extension because it will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. Instead, I would go with the carrier that offers the most amount of clearance to help clear the spare tire as much as possible. The carrier that extends the furthest is the Surco Carrier, # 52018F. When the carrier is down it measures 17-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole. This carrier folds up but it is unlikely...
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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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  • Will The etrailer Cargo Bag # 988501 On A Cargo Carrier Interfere With Exhaust On A 2010 Ford Flex
  • The Tow Ready 24x60 Railed Cargo Carrier, part # 63153, has an angled shank which will raise the carrier 2-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch receiver opening. This distance will help the cargo carrier clear the area where the exhaust gases would exit from the tailpipes. You can measure up 2-1/2 inches from the center of your hitch receiver on your 2010 Ford Flex and see where the cargo carrier would be located on your vehicle in relation to the tailpipes. I am including a picture...
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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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  • Stability of Surco Folding Cargo Carrier Part # 52018F
  • The hinge point on Surco Folding Cargo Carrier, part # 52018F, is gusseted on either side with plate steel to keep it from wobbling. These carriers do not wobble any more than a fixed carrier would. Usually the wiggling comes from the shank of the carrier that is inserted in the hitch receiver. There are devices and locks available to prevent this from happening if it is a problem and they can be found on a page I have provided a link to below.
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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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  • Folding Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier, Light Kit and License Plate Bracket Recommendations
  • The Pro Series carrier, # 63153, does not have an alternative shank that will allow it to fold. But we do have other carriers that do fold and that you can add a light kit and license plate bracket to. Take a look at the Surco carrier, # 52018F. This is a 24 x 60 inch carrier, it folds, and you can add light kit # 52014. I have included a link to a video review for you. For a license plate bracket, there is not a specific bracket made for the carriers but you can use # LP15SB. Self-tapping...
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