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20x47 Tow Ready Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" Hitches - Steel - 300 lbs

20x47 Tow Ready Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" Hitches - Steel - 300 lbs

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Transport your gear with this hitch cargo carrier. Raised rails keep cargo in place and provide tie-down points, and rise shank offers extra ground clearance. Optional light kit sold separately. 1-Piece basket design. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tow Ready hitch cargo carrier part number 63154 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tow Ready products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 20x47 Tow Ready Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" Hitches - Steel - 300 lbs. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.
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Tow Ready Hitch Cargo Carrier - 63154

  • Flat Carrier
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Carrier
  • 48 Inch Long
  • 20 Inch Wide
  • Tow Ready
  • Steel
  • Class II
  • Standard Duty

Transport your gear with this hitch cargo carrier. Raised rails keep cargo in place and provide tie-down points, and rise shank offers extra ground clearance. Optional light kit sold separately. 1-Piece basket design.


  • 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
  • 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
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Optional light kit (sold separately) is required if cargo blocks vehicle's tail lights
  • 1-Piece basket design - assembly only requires 3 bolts to add shank
  • Hitch lock or hitch pin and clip sold separately


  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • Outside dimensions: 49-1/2" long x 21-1/2" wide x 5-1/2" tall
  • Inside dimensions: 47-7/8" long x 20" wide x 5-1/2" deep
  • Shank rise (from top of hitch receiver opening): 3"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to carrier platform: 11"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to beginning of bend in shank: 3"
  • Carrier weight: 41 lbs
  • Limited 1-year warranty

Tow Ready 63154 Cargo Carrier with Rise Shank for Ground Clearance

The angled shank on this Tow Ready cargo carrier raises the platform up to make it easier to load and unload your gear. The rise shank also improves ground clearance.

Front of Tow Ready 63154 Cargo Carrier with Cut-Outs for Tail Light Kit

Cutouts on the front of the carrier let you install an optional light kit (sold separately). The light kit must be used with this hitch-mounted carrier if your cargo blocks the tail lights on your vehicle.

63154 TowReady 20x47 Railed Hitch Cargo Carrier Basket - 1.25 Inch (Class 2 Only) Hitches - Black Powder Coated Steel - 300 lbs

Installation Details 63154 Installation instructions

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Video of 20x47 Tow Ready Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" Hitches - Steel - 300 lbs

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

Video Transcript for ProSeries Hitch Cargo Carrier Review

Today, well be reviewing the Pro Series 20 by 48 Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4 Hitches, Class 2 only, Part Number 63154.Well start up our review by installing the cargo carrier on to the vehicle. Well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, lineup our pinholes, insert our pin through our pinholes and secure with a clip on the other side.Note that the pin and clip are sold separately .This stylish designed cargo carrier has a raised shank that elevates the carrier platform for a better ground clearance. The raised rails of the cargo carrier allow you to secure your cargo with ease.There are built-in like brackets on the cargo carrier to make it easy to add lights if needed. The cargo carrier is coated with a black powder coat finish to resist rust and corrosion.The weight capacity of the cargo carrier is 300 pounds and that completes todays review of the Pro Series 20 by 48 Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4 Hitches, Class 2 only, Part Number 63154.

Customer Reviews

20x47 Tow Ready Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" Hitches - Steel - 300 lbs - 63154

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

Transport your gear with this hitch cargo carrier. Raised rails keep cargo in place and provide tie-down points, and rise shank offers extra ground clearance. Optional light kit sold separately. 1-Piece basket design.

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Great product. Would highly recommend. Outstanding service,delivered on time. 58853

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I just received our rack. Assembled it with the the three bolts and lock nuts provided. Just bolting the stem to the rack itself through a channel piece. A handsome rack and the LED lights will look great in it. It is four stars because the bolts are too small for the install. I think they are 1/2" bolts and are too sloppy in the holes provided, causing the rack to pivot around the stem from side to side like a teeter ride. So the bolts are too small AND the stem is not a tight fit into the channel on the rack. I will be correcting the problem with 9/16" x 3" long bolts with washers on outside of channel AND inside the channel between the channel and stem. So hex head, washer, channel leg one, washer, stem, washer, channel leg two, washer, and lock nut. X3 holes, should correct the wobble. Disappointed that it isn't just a bolt and go item as I would have expected. 12 bucks in bolts and hardware isn't too bad if the rack preforms as described. still pretty happy. 55365

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very sturdy and holds a lot of items very happy with the quality of this product 526737

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Love this rack! The shipping was fast and the rack was super easy to assemble. This has been my 2nd order from etrailer and I recommend them to everyone I know. Quality products and great customer service. Thank you! 511686

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This is a very strong and reliable cargo carrier. It sits far enough away from the rear bumper of my chevy Equinox that the rear lift gate can still open and there are no problems with the dual exhaust. I'd also recommend getting the optional trailer lights for added safety even though the rear lights on the vehicle are still visible. Overall great product and fantastic customer service. 168541

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Exactly what I expected. Looks sturdy and fills my requirements for size and cost/benefit. 107325

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Super easy to assemble and very sturdy. Need more space this is the way to go. This is going to work great for UCLA Football tailgate parties. Ordered the lock and 8' cable to make sure stuff does not disappear during the game. 100017

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Fantastic product! Exactly as described on the website, no surprises. etrailer's shipping process is unparalleled... best shipping experience ever! Available to take my call (twice), and the online updates let me track the package to the delivery destination. The assembly process was simple, 3 bolts and pop it into the hitch receiver. I added some reflective tape as per a few suggestions from other reviews. This is exactly what I wanted, can't wait try her out. 80827

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Two parts to put together with three bolts. It couldn't be any easier. I asked the local car shop to torque it for me, not having a torque wrench collection of my own. I will be happy with this carrier. I will get a whisper hitch lock at Home Depot or somewhere and be on my way. 42291

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Everything I expected and more. Etrailer second to none. 31783

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Great rack. Fit perfect on my 2004 Mountaineer. Easy assembly--3 bolts. Just needed to add 3 washers to get it snugged tight. Quick shipping to VA. Took 4 days. Totally satisfied with complete transaction. 25902

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Good condition. Fast delivery. 25442

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Thanks for the great service. Product was here in four days and e-mail alerts along the way so I could easily track. They also upgraded my free delivery to 3-5 business days for free! thanks again. 17536

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I really like the one piece construction...fits great on 2000 jeep...does not rattle like others I've seen....I like the light kit I ordered to go with it ...ordered the Rola expandable bag also...all this together made a great addition to my jeep...great customer service and fast shipping....highly recommend this product...thanks etrailer.com 10457

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Great quality as advertised. Tremendous company! Fastest delivery and customer service. Received notification of shipping and expected delivery date and arrived speedy quick. Will definitely purchase here again. 10125

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Exactly as described and surpasses my expectations as far strength. This carrier is really manufactured of good quality materials. 9795

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Great cargo carrier This is exactly what I was looking for to haul items that I didn't want to carry inside my Ford Escape. The carrier is a one piece design, just bolt on the bar that goes in the hitch and it's ready to go. Also the carrier bag was a great bonus! I've used etrailer in the past and they are top notch. Super fast handling of the order and shipped on time with a nice tracking feature, Delivered fast even with the blizzard here in NJ. You'll surely be happy with this item and this company 4815

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Love this product The cargo rack gives me the expanded hauling ability I needed. It went on in a snap and looks great. I will be adding a light kit soon. 3339


Ask the Experts about this Tow Ready Hitch Cargo Carrier

  • Differences Between the Pro-Series 20x47 Carrier and the TowReady 20x47 Carrier
    The difference between the Pro-Series 20x47, part # 63155 and the TowReady 20x47, part # 63154 is that the Pro-Series carrier comes completely unassembled, while the Tow Ready comes mostly assembled, only requiring the attachment of the trailer shank. Beyond that, they are identical in performance. I went into our warehouse and confirmed this with the items individual packaging. Both of these use the same lighting kit, part # 20174 to attach working lights to the cargo carrier if...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier Recommendation for Use on a 5th Wheel Trailer
    You will be able to use a hitch mounted cargo carrier on the back of your 5th wheel trailer. I recommend going with the Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier, # C18145, because it will fit in class I, II, and III trailer hitches. It comes with an adapter to be used in a 2 inch receiver so you will not need to use a separate one when using it on the truck. This carrier does not have the mesh deck like # 63154 but you could easily place a flat piece of solid material down if needed. When used on a...
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  • What is the Difference Between Cargo Carrier 63154 and Cargo Carrier 63155
    The 20x48 Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4 inch (Class II Only) Trailer Hitches - One Piece Design, # 63154, comes welded together, so only the shank needs to be bolted on. Plus, the welded carrier is more sturdy than the bolted model. The 63155 is the same carrier but it requires assembly, bolting together three parts. You may also need lights for the carrier if your load blocks the vehicle lights. Use Light Kit for Draw-Tite, Tow Ready, and Rola Railed Cargo Carriers, # 20174. I have included...
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  • Is the Tow Ready Cargo Carrier Compatible with a 2007 Honda Fit
    Assuming you have a 1-1/4 inch hitch on your 2007 Honda Fit base model you will need to take one important measurement to know for certain if this Tow Ready Cargo Carrier # 63154 will work on your vehicle. You will need to measure from the hitch pin of your hitch out to the furthest point out on your bumper. If this measurement is less than 11 inches you will know that you will have adequate clearance for this cargo carrier as this product has 11 inches from the center of the hitch pin...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier for a Polaris Sportsman 450 HO with 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
    Tow Ready cargo carrier # 63154 fits a 1-1/4 inch hitch but only if it is a Class II. To be on the safe side I recommend a Class I compatible carrier, # C18110. It also has a 3-3/4 inch rise in the shank. Given a severe enough incline any cargo carrier could hit the ground. It also depends on the position of the hitch relative to the ground. But I do not anticipate any major issues in that regard.
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  • Recommended Cargo Carrier for 2012 Subaru Outback with Dealer-Installed Class II Receiver
    With a 300 lb tongue weight capacity, I will assume the dealer installed a Class II receiver for you. The actual weight of the Tow Ready # 63154 is 45 lbs, which is pretty typical for the cargo carriers designed for the 1-1/4 inch receiver. The Pro Series # 63155 is actually the same carrier, but would require assembly. The carrier features an angled shank to provide 3 additional inches of ground clearance. If the carrier or the gear carried on it will obscure your tail lights, a light...
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  • Can the Pro Series Cargo Carrier part # 63154 be Used in a Class I Hitch
    I spoke to my contact at Tow Ready and he confirmed for me that the Pro Series Cargo Carrier part # 63154 can technically be used in a Class I hitch, but was intended to be used in a Class II hitch. Most likely the hitch you have on your 2015 Nissan Murano is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening though and you would want a cargo carrier like the # 63153 instead.
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  • Will Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier # 63154 Fit a 2008 Saturn Aura
    The trailer hitches for the 2008 Saturn Aura are Class II hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers which is compatible with Tow Ready cargo carrier # 63154. The hitches are all rated for 300 pounds tongue weight but also check the vehicle owners manual to determine the vehicles tongue weight capacity. If lower than the hitch go by the lower capacity. To make sure there will not be any clearance issues, measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance needed to clear...
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  • Compatibility Of 4 Bike Carrier And Large Lightweight Cargo On 2017 Subaru Forester
    For your 2017 Subaru Forester with Thule Hitching Post Pro - Folding Tilting 4 Bike Rack w Anti-Sway - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # TH934XTR you already are at 180 lbs if you are at capacity. Due to the weight restrictions of your Class II hitch, you won't be able to add a carrier because of the adapter needed. You may want to consider a roof basket like the Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket - Steel - 52" Long x 40-1/2" Wide x 6" Deep - 130 lbs # 59504 for your larger cargo. If you upgrade...
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  • Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2006 Subaru Forester and a 2003 Subaru Outback
    As long as you have a hitch with a 1-1/4 inch opening on your 2006 Subaru Forest and your 2003 Subaru Outback the 20x47 Tow Ready Cargo Carrier # 63154 would work well for both vehicles. To be sure you could measure from the center of the hitch pin on both vehicles out to the furthest point out on the rear bumper, if that measurement is less than 11 inches this carrier would work just fine as it has a distance of 11 inches from the center of the hitch pin to the nearest portion of the rack.
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  • Compatibility of Rola Cargo Carrier LED Lamp Kit # 59516 with Pro Series # 63153 Cargo Carrier
    The Rola LED light kit you referenced, part # 59516 is indeed compatible with the Pro Series # 63153 cargo carrier. There is also the # 98174LED lamp kit that would also work, but I personally prefer the Rola Kit due to its heavier-duty wiring harness and connectors. Either light kit is also compatible with the # 59502, 59507, 59550, 63154 and 63155 cargo carriers. I have linked you to some product demonstration videos that you might find helpful.
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  • Availability of a Waterproof Case to Store Equipment on a Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier
    The waterproof cargo bag I recommend for your cargo carrier is the 20 cubic feet cargo bag # 988501. It will include 6 tie-down straps to secure it to your cargo carrier, but I recommend a lock such as the Master Lock padlock # 141T to lock the cargo bag by the zippers. Simply insert the lock through both holes on the zipper to secure. I went to our warehouse to get the cargo bag and locks to ensure they fit too. See picture I included. The center underside of the Tow Ready cargo carrier...
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  • Replacement Hardware Needed to Install Tow Ready Basket Onto Cargo Carrier Shank
    If you have misplaced the 3 bolts that are used to hold the basket part to the shank part then you are looking for the Replacement Hardware part # TR63160. This is for Tow Ready cargo carriers with rails like part # 63154.
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  • Replacement Hardware for a Reese, Tow Ready, or Pro Series Cargo Carrier
    I don't know what cargo basket you have but I can say that the Replacement Hardware # TR63160 that you referenced is compatible with Reese, Tow Ready, and Pro Series carriers 63152, # 63153, # 63154, and # 63155. If you can verify the part number for your cargo carrier then I can let you know if this is the correct replacement hardware.
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  • Hitch Adapter to Increase Ground Clearance to Use Tow Ready Cargo Carrier # 63154 on 2015 Odyssey
    Your 2015 Honda Odyssey can be fitted with either a 1-1/4-inch Class II or a 2-inch Class III hitch. All hitches for your Odyssey can be seen on the link provided. If you want a Class II hitch you can use Curt # C12031 without need for any adapter. I recommend Curt Class III hitch # C13068 because it has the same 350-lb tongue weight capacity as the other Class III options but it costs less. The written instructions and an installation video are linked for you to review along with a...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier with Good Ground Clearance for a 2015 Ford Explorer
    For your 2015 Ford Explorer if you have a 2 inch receiver opening I recommend the Rola cargo carrier # 59502. It has a good amount of rise in the shank which will help with ground clearance and also keep the platform up higher than the exhaust. I have linked a video showing this carrier on a 2014 Explorer for you. For a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening I recommend carrier # 63154 which has a 3 inch rise in the shank for better ground clearance and to keep the platform out of the exhaust path. Opening...
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier for Class II Hitch on 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    You can use a hitch cargo carrier in the 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch on your 2011 Wrangler Unlimited, a hitch such as Draw-Tite # 36424, but the particular cargo carrier # C18153 that you referenced only fits a 2-inch hitch. No worries, though, since we have similar carriers to fit your Class II hitch. When we installed this Draw-Tite hitch on a 2012 Unlimited the hitch pin hole was about 10-inches forward of the back of the spare tire. This means you want to choose a carrier either that...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier to Hold 2 Yamaha 2000i Generators on a 5th Wheel Trailer
    From what I could find, and correct me if I am wrong, your Yamaha 2000i generators are each 19.3 inches long, 11 inches wide, and 17.9 inches tall. If that is the case then Rola carrier # 59502 is a good option for you. It measures 59 inches long, 22 inches wide, and 4-3/4 inches deep. It also has a 2 inch rise in the shank to hold the cargo up higher. Similar to the Rola carrier we have Tow Ready carrier # 63154. This model has a 3 inch rise in the shank if the 2 inch rise from the...
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  • Hitch, Cargo Carrier and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Honda Fit
    First let's start with a hitch. For that I would recommend the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24826. This hitch would do well to carry a bike rack and cargo carrier. Check out the install video I attached. For a cargo carrier confirmed to fit this hitch with rise built into the shank to help with ground clearance I would recommend the Tow Ready Cargo Carrier part # 63154. The most popular bike rack we carry is the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670. This rack should work well for you and is confirmed...
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  • Recommended High-Low Adapter To Get Cargo Carrier Away From Exhaust On 2006 Volvo XC90
    It sounds like you are looking for a high-low adapter like the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 6" Rise/Drop - 6K GTW, 200 lbs TW # RM-076 to get your cargo carrier away from your exhaust pipe. This type of adapter will only work if you have a 2 inch hitch receiver on your Volvo. I've attached a link to your options. If you have a 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver, then no adapter will work. However, you may want to consider a carrier with a built in rise in the shank...
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendation for Use With ProSeries and Tow Ready Cargo Carrier
    The Master Lock Hitch Receiver and Coupler Latch Lock # 2848DAT that you referenced is generally used for locking a trailer coupler and a hitch ball mount. The hitch lock we recommend using with your cargo carrier # 63154 is the Master Lock Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 1472DAT. This lock also features a swivel head and front facing lock for easy access to the lock. I have attached a review video of this hitch lock for you.
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  • Cargo Carrier for Rear of Trailer to Carry Generator
    There is no current stipulation for use of a cargo carrier behind a trailer like your 2015 R-Pod; just be sure the one you use is fixed and not one that folds. In terms of an adapter ike the # D-192, it will reduce the capacity of your Class II hitch by 50 percent, so to stay safe I recommend a cargo carrier that fits a 1-1/4" hitch like you have on your trailer. The Tow Ready Cargo Carrier # 63154 will fit a 1-1/4", Class II hitch and weighs 45 lbs, so as long as your R-Pod's hitch...
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