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Yakima EXO Swing Away Cargo Carrier - 2" Hitches - 60" x 23" - 250 lbs

Yakima EXO Swing Away Cargo Carrier - 2" Hitches - 60" x 23" - 250 lbs

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Modular cargo carrier swings away with gear loaded for cargo area access. Swap the cargo carrier for a bike rack or ski carrier without removing the base from your vehicle, or add a 2nd tier to carry 2 accessories (all sold separately). Call 800-298-1624 to order Yakima hitch cargo carrier part number Y72VR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima EXO Swing Away Cargo Carrier - 2" Hitches - 60" x 23" - 250 lbs. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Cargo Carrier - Y72VR

  • Flat Carrier
  • Swing Away Carrier
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 60 Inch Long
  • 23 inch Wide
  • Steel
  • Class III
  • Class IV
  • Yakima
  • Light Duty

Modular cargo carrier swings away with gear loaded for cargo area access. Swap the cargo carrier for a bike rack or ski carrier without removing the base from your vehicle, or add a 2nd tier to carry 2 accessories (all sold separately).


Features:

  • Modular cargo carrier lets you haul bulky gear using your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Swap the cargo carrier for a bike rack or ski carrier (sold separately) to match your outdoor adventure
    • Add 2nd Tier and accessory (sold separately) to carry all your biking, camping, or skiing gear
  • Swing-away design allows you to access your rear cargo area without removing cargo or the carrier
    • Hinged arm at base swings carrier out and away from the rear of your vehicle
  • Cargo carrier provides a place to store luggage, coolers, and other large, bulky items while traveling
    • Easily detaches so you can carry your gear to the campsite or hotel room in a single trip
    • Available wheel kit (sold separately) transforms the carrier into a functional cart
  • Cleat system and SpeedKnobs allow cargo carrier to be removed from base without tools
  • Same Key System (SKS) locks deter theft of system and cargo carrier
    • Cores can be swapped out to match your other Yakima accessories
  • Anti-rattle hitch pin reduces movement of rack in hitch receiver
  • Powder coated steel base and cargo carrier are rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
    • Mounted on lower tier of a 2-tier system: 110 lbs
    • Mounted on upper tier of a 2-tier system: 80 lbs
  • Cargo carrier dimensions: 23" long x 60" wide x 6-1/2" tall
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack: 4-1/4"
    • Farthest part of rack: 35-1/2"
  • Total system weight: 91 lbs
    • Cargo carrier weight: 22 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Notes:

  • The EXO System is only approved for use with the Yakima StraightShot 2" hitch extender (Y69VR - sold separately). Do not use this system with other hitch extenders or adapters.

Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs - not approved for fifth wheels, motorhomes, towable campers, or flat-towed vehicles

Modular Gear-Carrying System

Yakima EXO Modular System

This modular cargo carrier holds large, bulky gear using your vehicle's hitch receiver. It also swings away, while fully loaded, for rear cargo area access. But the EXO system is more than just a swing away cargo carrier, it's the ultimate gear-carrying rig! You can easily swap the cargo carrier for a bike rack or ski carrier (sold separately) without removing the base unit from your vehicle. You can also add a second level to pair the cargo carrier with a bike rack, a ski rack, or a second cargo carrier (all sold separately). Lastly, because you can carry so much gear on the back of your vehicle, it frees up space on your roof to carry even more gear.


Cargo Carrier

Yakima EXO SYstem cargo carrier

The cargo carrier lets you haul coolers, luggage, firewood, and other large, bulky gear. It's easy to detach the from the base unit so you can carry your gear to the campsite in one trip. You can also attach it to a wheel kit (Y97VR - sold separately) to convert the carrier into a wagon.


Swing-Away Design for Rear Cargo Area Access

Yakima EXO System with bike rack and cargo carrier

The hinged arm on the base lets you swing the unit away from your vehicle. This provides full access to your vehicle's rear cargo area and eliminates the need to remove your gear or the carrier when you're unloading your vehicle or letting your dog hop in or out of the back.


Yakima SwingBase Lever Safety Latch Demonstration Swinging Open

To open the hinged arm, simply rotate the release knob counterclockwise until it's unscrewed from the arm, pull out on the spring pin, and swing the rack away from the rear of your vehicle. The arm will lock in place when it's fully extended, so your hands are free to open your hatch and remove cargo.


Yakima SwingBase Lever Safety Latch

To close the base, just pull the release lever at the hinge and swing the extended arm back into position. Once you hear the spring pin lock into place, rotate the knob clockwise until it's tight.


Easy Installation and Setup

Yakima SwingBase Lever Safety Latch

To install the EXO system, simply slide the shank on the base unit into your 2" hitch receiver, insert the threaded hitch pin, and tighten it down with the included 24-mm wrench. The threaded hitch pin also reduces noise and movement in your hitch.


Yakima SwingBase Lever Safety Latch

Dual arms on the base have tracks with cleats and SpeedKnobs that secure EXO accessories. To swap the carrier for a different accessory, undo the latches on the sides of the arms, rotate the SpeedKnobs to allow the cleats inside the tracks to free the carrier, and remove it. Next, put the new accessory in the tracks, rotate the SpeedKnobs so the cleats secure it, then close each latch.


Locking EXO System and Cargo Carrier

Yakima Built-in Locks

This EXO system includes 5 SKS locks to secure the system and the carrier. A lock secures the base to your vehicle's hitch receiver and locks in the arms secure the cargo carrier. Because the cargo carrier doesn't use a lock, this EXO configuration will come with 2 extra lock cores.


EXO System Accessories

Because the EXO System is modular you can swap out the cargo carrier for a bike rack, ski rack, or accessory. You can also add a second tier and another accessory for whatever adventure you have planned. The various configurations are outlined below.


Yakima EXO SYstem bike rack

The DoubleUp 2-bike rack (Y24VR - sold separately) has ratcheting hooks that grab your bikes firmly by the front wheel - not the frame. It's perfect for carrying nearly any bike, including bikes with carbon frames, disc brakes, thru axles, or full suspensions.


Yakima SnowBank

The SnowBank (Y57VR - sold separately) is perfect for your ski trip. It carries up to 5 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards. It has an expanding hinge that accommodates thick skis and large buttons that let you access your skis even if you're wearing gloves.


Yakima Gear Locker

The GearLocker enclosed cargo carrier (Y44VR - sold separately) has 10 cu ft of storage space for carrying helmets, clothes, and other gear. It keeps your gear secure, dry, and away from prying eyes. It also has built-in handles, so it's easy for you to tote all your gear to the campsite in a single trip. Collapsible totes with removable dividers (Y64VR - sold separately) keep your gear organized in the carrier.


Yakima TopShelfYakima TopShelf Rotated

To transform the system into a 2-tier carrier you will need the TopShelf (Y94VR - sold separately). It attaches to the base unit and holds 1 accessory. With the base rack swung away, you can swing the TopShelf back 180 degrees, with your accessories and gear still attached. This will provide unfettered access to your gear on the lower level.


Yakima Bike Rack and Cargo CarrierYakima Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier

For your biking adventure you can pair the cargo carrier with a bike rack. You can also swap the cargo carrier for an enclosed cargo carrier. On a 2-tier system the bike rack will need to be installed on the top tier to have room to mount your bikes. Using the bike rack on the top level reduces its weight capacity to 40 lbs per bike.


Yakima Ski Rack and Cargo CarrierSki Rack and Cargo Carrier

For your skiing adventure you can pair a ski carrier with an enclosed cargo carrier or a cargo carrier to transport all your gear to the slopes.


Yakima Enclosed Cargo Carrier and Cargo CarrierYakima Cargo CarrierYakima Cargo Carrier

If you just want to carry gear, you can add a second cargo carrier. You can outfit the system with an enclosed cargo carrier and a cargo carrier, 2 enclosed cargo carriers, or 2 cargo carriers.


Note: The cargo carrier has a weight capacity of 250 lbs when it's installed on the single-tier system. If you install it on a 2-tier system, it can carry 110 lbs on the bottom tier or 80 lbs on the top tier. Similarly, the enclosed cargo carrier's weight capacity changes based on where it's installed. When utilized on the bottom tier, either alone or in a two-tier system, its weight capacity is 100 lbs. Installed on the top tier, it's weight capacity is 80 lbs.



Yakima BackDeck

The BackDeck camping table (Y84VR - sold separately) is perfect for use at the campsite. It lets you prep meals, lay out your gear, and even mix drinks at the end of the day. Simply remove the top accessory and replace it with the table once you get to the campsite.



8002715 Yakima EXO SwingBase - 2" Hitches

8002724 Yakima EXO GearWarrior Rack - 60" Long x 23" Wide

Installation Details Y72VR Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions Y72VR Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Yakima EXO Swing Away Cargo Carrier - 2" Hitches - 60" x 23" - 250 lbs - Y72VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (39 Customer Reviews)

Modular cargo carrier swings away with gear loaded for cargo area access. Swap the cargo carrier for a bike rack or ski carrier without removing the base from your vehicle, or add a 2nd tier to carry 2 accessories (all sold separately).

- Y72VR
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Everything fit with no problems. My brother suggested mounting the hitch first to the hanging brackets to bare the weight and then attach to the main frame. Then tighten all bolts to spec. Worked like a charm.



- Y74ZR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Very easy to install. Total installation time (not counting taking photos and opening boxes) was approximately 15 minutes. The only issue I encountered was the left handle on the lower rack had a broken piece inside the locking pin assembly. Other than that, everything was quick and smooth for a single person job. This will greatly assist my business by allowing more room for passenger comfort on long trips to and from airports with a large party. Looking forward to putting this to use.


Comments
I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/21/2022


- Y44ZR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Thanks etrailer The unit arrived as projected,, 4 components all well packaged. The instructions were easily followed and accurate The quality of the construction was good with clean welds and good coating One issue was no keys for the pin locks could be located The design of the attachment is very easy to attach and detachment. You can see the various coolers utilized, couple reasons 1. Larger coolers can’t be accessed, the smaller size allows for open top Access, additionally these can be locked with cable thru handle to Reduce possible theft. I did find the upper tightening knob to be not as secure, as I felt better, In putting a thru bolt and lock but in lue of All in all pleased , we’ll see how it holds up under highway use


Comments
I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/22/2022


- Y44VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Thank you! This system is frankly awesome. It is very well made and let's me transport bikes in the truck bed and have covered storage that we can unlock and just carry into the hotel and pre pack in the garage or hotel the days before the trip.



- Y62VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Truly one of the best purchases I have recently made. etrailer provided updates on my order the entire way, to include picture icons of the individuals who received my order, pack my order, and shipped my order, and then links I could use to see the status of my order all the way to my door. Despite the 2 boxes, one bulky and the other heavy, both boxes arrived at the same time undamaged. The carrier came with two wrenches and extra lock tumblers to swap out the lock on the box to match the hitch and carrier locks to all be keyed the same. I was not expecting the added attention to detail and professional touch etrailer and Yakima provided. The swing away carrier is well built and was easy to install on my 2022 Subaru Outback with no issues. The rear hatch opens with the carrier and box closed, but getting out large dog in and out of the back of the car seemed dangerous without swinging the carrier open. The taillights and license plate are visible. I recommend adding reflective tape to the box for added visibility because the rear reflectors on the car are not visible. Accessing the contents in the box on the rear of the car is so much easier than trying to access stuff using the roof storage box.



- Y84ZR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Got this to use in conjunction with our truck slide in camper. The additional cargo storage space the EXO system offers with the upper deck is enough for our generator, coolers, pop up canopy, bbq grill, chairs and firewood. Being able to swing the entire rack off to the side for access to the camper door is the best part is the system, by doing this also creates a great work station right next to the camper door that I can cook from.



- Y74ZR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


This is an awesome set for adding extra space to your vehicle. The product shipped super fast and was in great condition. There was some issues with the boxes from UPS being torn up but the product inside was perfect. The team at etrailer has been responsive and helpful the entire way. Definitely will purchase products from this team again. Specifically for 2022 and newer Wagoneer owners there is a trick to opening your back hatch with this installed. In the pics below you have to fully swing loosen the top pivot screw about 1/8” to allow the clearance for the hatch to swing by. If all is tight and you only swing the arm to the 90 deg position it will hit when you open the hatch.



- Y94VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Thank you! This system is frankly awesome. It is very well made and let's me transport bikes in the truck bed and have covered storage that we can unlock and just carry into the hotel and pre pack in the garage or hotel the days before the trip.



- Y84VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Thank you! This system is frankly awesome. It is very well made and let's me transport bikes in the truck bed and have covered storage that we can unlock and just carry into the hotel and pre pack in the garage or hotel the days before the trip.



- Y84VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Per our email exchange, here are pics of the EKO set-up. I'll send you the table set-up pic in about a week (when we get to Key West.



- Y34ZR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Per our email exchange, here are pics of the EKO set-up. I'll send you the table set-up pic in about a week (when we get to Key West.



- Y74ZR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


I wish it held more. But overall great product. Awesome customer service always dealing with Etrailer. They got everything shipped to me in time for a long road trip. Will continue to be a customer and refer friends and family because of their really great support.



- Y64VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Well Made, Convenient storage solution.



- Y74ZR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Extremely well made abs easy to assembl e.



- Y44ZR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Variations of pieces allow for multiple storage solutions.



- Y44VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


I just bought a Yakima cargo box with the exo system. I also got the top section add on with the optional table and or bike rack. This product is very solid and it is everything I thought it would be. My wife and I , love it. Thanks



- Y62VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Easy installation



- Y62VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


The packaging just arrived this morning. Once I get the unit installed I can send a review. So far the process has been easy. The packaging was banged up a bit, but that was the shipper and there was no damage.



- Y84VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Very handy!!!!



- Y82VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Loved it !!!!!



- Y44VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Great box. Lightweight and lots of room. etrailer was excellent to deal with. Our box was delivered to Canada in under a week for a reasonable price. Very happy!



- Y44VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


This rating is all about the customer service. I haven’t used the gearbox yet. The service and assistance was great every step of the way. The Yakima exo system is sold out everywhere. So, there was extra assistance needed to check inventory. They did and were very helpful. I will certainly order from etrailer again.



- Y74VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Looks great! Highly visible during the day and night.



- Y37VR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Works great with the Exo system!



- Y34ZR
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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Cargo Carrier


Great product. Perfect for my needs.


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