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23x79 Rack'Em Heavy-Duty Cargo Basket for Open Trailers - Steel - 250 lbs

23x79 Rack'Em Heavy-Duty Cargo Basket for Open Trailers - Steel - 250 lbs

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24x80x24 Outside dimensions. This heavy-duty steel basket allows you to store cargo above the deck of your open trailer. Bolt-on installation. Fits trailers from 72" to 84" wide. Lowest Prices for the best trailer cargo organizers from RackEm. 23x79 Rack'Em Heavy-Duty Cargo Basket for Open Trailers - Steel - 250 lbs part number RA-14 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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RackEm Trailer Cargo Organizers - RA-14

  • Storage Box
  • Cargo Basket
  • Contracting
  • Landscaping
  • Recreation
  • Drilling Required
  • RackEm
  • 80 Inch Long
  • 24 Inch Wide
  • 24 Inch Tall
  • Non-Locking

24x80x24 Outside dimensions. This heavy-duty steel basket allows you to store cargo above the deck of your open trailer. Bolt-on installation. Fits trailers from 72" to 84" wide.


  • Heavy-duty basket lets you store cargo above the deck of your open trailer
  • Steel mesh sides and floor are easy to clean - just hose them off
  • 6" Long legs raise basket above trailer side rails so you can fit lawn mowers and other gear underneath it
  • 2-Piece lockable lid (RA-14L - sold separately) lets you secure cargo inside the basket
  • Durable, double powder coated steel with clear coat
    • Superior corrosion and rust resistance
    • Distinctive hammered finish
  • Pre-drilled legs bolt to trailer side rails
    • Drilling required
    • Installation hardware not included


  • Application: open trailers 72" - 84" wide
  • Storage capacity: 18.65 cu ft
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • Outside dimensions: 24" long x 80" wide x 24" tall
  • Inside dimensions: 23-3/4" long x 79-3/4" wide
  • Basket weight: 114 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

This heavy-duty steel cargo basket bolts to the side rails of your utility trailer to provide storage for your gear.

Preserve Trailer Deck Space

The basket has 6" long legs that raise it above your trailer's side rails. This lets you store gear above the deck of your trailer while opening up space to slide a lawn mower or other gear underneath the basket.

Fits Trailers of Different Widths

The basket has pre-drilled holes in the base for installation on a 78" wide trailer. Simply mark and drill the holes, and bolt the basket in place on your trailer side rails. The basket also includes 4 angle iron brackets that allow you to install it on trailers wider or narrower than 78". For narrower trailers, bolt the brackets to the inside of the basket legs. For trailers wider than 78", bolt the brackets to the outside of the basket legs.

Heavy-Duty Construction

The basket and lid are constructed of heavy-duty, welded steel with a distinctive hammered texture. The steel is double powder coated with a clear coat finish for durability and corrosion resistance. And the mesh floor and sides make the basket easy to clean - just hose it off.

RA-14 Rack Em Landscaping Storage Cage for Open Trailers

Video of 23x79 Rack'Em Heavy-Duty Cargo Basket for Open Trailers - Steel - 250 lbs

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Video Transcript for Rack Em Open Trailer Heavy-Duty Cargo Basket Review

Randy: Hey guys, it's Randy here at Today we're taking a look at a storage basket designed for use on utility trailers. Now this gives us a 250 pound capacity, a lot of times with utility trailers, we're going to have certain items that we want to keep on the trailer, we want to keep it out of our vehicle, but we also don't want it rolling around, or we don't want it blowing away. Basically this basket's going to come in two varieties, the one we've got right here now is just the basket, we also have the same thing with the lid. We'll show you that just a little while, basically you'll have a lid to double-sided lid so you can access one side or the other, it's going to have locks on it so you can either use this as a storage containment area, or also as a security area. A lot of times you'll get out on a job site or you'll get out, say you're going to go ride in full wheelers and you don't want your gas cans and your battery chargers and stuff like that.

Just to be left unattended, don't necessarily want to throw them in your vehicle because then it's going to stink. In this case, we could just lock that lid and now that we're going to have a reasonable amount of security against anybody getting in there and taking those things.I also like the idea that we've got here, this is a battery. A lot of times you're going to store a battery on your utility trailer. This one has a powered jack, you want to run that jack off of a battery, you don't necessarily always want your vehicle to be hooked up. This is an excellent way to keep it safe.

We can store it in here and mount it right down to the bottom, we'll never have to worry about anybody messing with it or tampering with it.I also think this would be really nice for your construction kind of trailer, construction type utility trailer. So here we've got our generator, we've got our fuel, we could put a couple tools or extension cords over there, but we still have room here in the bottom to access and utilize our trailer, so we could haul all the lumber and plywood on there that we wanted and this really wouldn't interfere. From the top of the surface that you're going to mount it to, to the bottom of your metal here, you're going to be looking at about six and a half inches. You'll see over here where the receiver tube was, cleared that without any kind of issue. So overall, I think it's going to give you a lot of storage space, it's going to be an easy solution, but you're not going to you lose the utilization of your bed or your ability to use the trailer itself for what it's intended for.Now all of our Rack'em products are extremely popular, especially with construction landscaping and like we talked about, the kind of the off-road enthusiast.

They always mention how strong and how durable the finish is. It has like a hand hammered finish to it, so if you do happen to beat it up a little bit, it's not going to just be glaringly obvious, but also with just regular use, if you're not going to be hitting it with a hammer or anything like that, you really shouldn't have to worry about that finish coming off, it should give you years of great service and you really won't have to worry about rust and corrosion.The cargo baskets also going to offer us a wide range of applications. So from your rails here, where you we're going anywhere from 72 inches, all the way up to 84 inches, and that's basically because we have this nice bracket that's going to come along with it, we're going to have four of these, one of them for each corner. Now that brackets designed to line up with that attachment hole, just like that. So we can bolt the two of those together and then whether we have it in this position, this is going to be for our narrower trailers, so our attachment point would be there, this trailer happens to be about 80 and a quarter inches wide.

So if it's a little bit narrower, we can use that for our attachment anywhere along there and then the opposite if it's a little bit wider than this one, bolt that together and then this'll take up that span to where the rail of our trailer could sit right underneath here and bolt it down accordingly.So essentially the pickup, the benefit that we get out of this basket, it's only going to require us to drill four holes in the upper rail of our trailer here. I don't find that's a big deal for as convenient as what this is. One thing to keep in mind, though, you will be providing your own hardware for the attachment. All of the hardware they use on the basket itself is stainless steel, I think it'd be a good idea to stay with that just so you don't have rust issues down here on those bolts rusting over time, but you just basically need four of them. If you're in this 80 and three quarter, or you'll need four to fit through your mounting point and then four for your bracket, if you need it a little bit wider, a little bit narrower than this, and anywhere you drill a hole in your trailer, treat that with a little rust preventative spray paint so you don't have rusting there and I think it's going to be a very good solution, gets you a lot of stuff out there to the job site and you'll see in just a minute, we throw the lid on here, how you can get that locked up.Something else I really like about the basket that goes along with that really high quality and longevity of it, you can see each of the areas here where the expanded steel has met, we've got a weld, that's going to give us superior durability. You can see there's a little bit of in and out flex on this, but not near as much as what you see out of cargo carriers made in the same way that don't quite have that attention to detail and getting those welds just right.Now here's what it looks like with the lid option installed. This takes everything we get out of that basket, all those same features and it's just going to up the security factor. At this point, you could pair this with a couple of key to like padlocks, which we do have available on our website. So using one key, it'll open both of the lids. And I say both, you can see we've got kind of split access here. We can get into this half if we want get things in or out of here, we might need, go over to the other side. I like that split aspect, it's going to save some of the weight as you're trying to open that up, you don't have to open up the whole thing. Maybe you've got some stuff over there that might blow out, you don't necessarily want to open it, but you got to get this up and over here, like the etrailer four-pack or ratchet straps, we want to get those out and secure something down, so it makes it look just a little bit easier.Overall guys, I think this is going to be a really good solution. Whether you go with just the basket portion or you're going to go with the lid portion, it's going to really depend on your needs. Like that generator down there, if I we're going to leave my campsite or leave my job site, I wouldn't want that generator sitting out, so I'd have it locked. If you have things in there, just random things you don't care about too much, maybe go without the lid version just to give you a little bit more capacity but I think it could solve a lot of problems. We're often looking for extra space. So you'll see those little aluminum boxes that people will put here on the front of the trailer or in this case, the two ammo cans here that the guys welded onto it, just to ensure he had a little bit of room for some of the stuff he wants. I think this kind of knocks all of those things out of the water with the amount of space we're going to get out of it, it'd be a really good addition and two people walking by as we've been doing this demo said it looked really cool so it's got that going for it too..

Customer Reviews

23x79 Rack'Em Heavy-Duty Cargo Basket for Open Trailers - Steel - 250 lbs - RA-14

Average Customer Rating:  4.2 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

24x80x24 Outside dimensions. This heavy-duty steel basket allows you to store cargo above the deck of your open trailer. Bolt-on installation. Fits trailers from 72" to 84" wide.

- RA-14

Nice heavy duty cargo basket. Serves it’s purpose for what it’s intended to do. A couple of things or issues: (1) Directions provided to assemble the basket, in my opinion, not well written or detailed. I had to “study” the image pics on the etrailers website and zoom in to look at the bottom part to see how it is affixed to the unit. Another thing is the bolts & nuts are “metric” (10mm bolts) which are very expensive to buy for extra on hand which it would be nice if etrailer could provide 18 bolts with nuts in the package instead of 16.. Never know if you’ll lose on bolt or one will break. It would be nice to have extra in package. In terms of the entire cargo basic unit is great and impressed with its heavy duty construction. I’ll give it a 4 star rating

- RA-14

We will see how the last. Ordered two units and one was missing all of the bolts/ hardware to assemble.

- RA-14

Looks great works well, just a little bit difficult to assemble. also after being assembled tops were a little twisted and didn't line up the best. But it does what its made for and helps keep things secure and organized.

- RA-14

- RA-14


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