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Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on our 2016 Ford Escape we're going to be taking a look at the CURT 20 by 48 cargo carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. Part number is C18110. This CURT cargo carrier has a weight capacity of up to 300 pounds. We're going to start off by taking a few measurements just to give you an idea how it works with the Escape. The closest distance to the back of the vehicle is going to be . let's get it from the furthest point of the vehicle .. going to be about 6-1/2".



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on our 2016 Ford Escape we're going to be taking a look at the MaxxTow Cargo Carrier, 48 by 21 inches, for 2 inch hitches, Part Number MT70422. This is an aluminum cargo carrier, so it's nice and light. Since it's pretty flat, it's going to be easy to store in your garage or maybe in the trunk of your car. The raised edge that goes all the way around measures just about 2 inches and the frame of it at the widest point is about 5-1/4, so it would be pretty easy to put this up against a wall somewhere and keep it out of the way. I'll give you a few more measurements here. The closest distance to the back of our Escape is going to be just about 4-1/4 inches and the overall length that we've added to our Ford is going to be about 26-1/4.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on this 2016 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the 23 x 60 Stromberg Carlson cargo carrier, part number CC-100. This cargo carrier has a carry capacity of 500 pounds. It has this mesh floor in the bottom here which makes it easy to clean. All around the cargo carrier we'll have these points here which will serve as tie down points for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. On either side we're going to have these smaller three holes here which you can install either a reflector or a tail light if you needed to and then there's these two holes here which in case what you're hauling blocks off your license plate you can actually transfer it down here. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now. Measuring from the bumper to this edge here it's going to be about 26 inches that we've added to the rear of the vehicle.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on our 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be taking at a the Curt 20x60 Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches, part number C18151. This cargo carrier has a weight capacity of 500 pounds and has an expanded steel floor to allow any dirt or debris to fall through, has a raised edge going all the way around, which makes a good attachment point for any straps or bungees to keep your cargo in place and that's going to sit up from the platform by about 5 and a half inches. The overall distance, we've added to the Escape from the back of the bumper there, is about 32 and a half inches and the closest point of the front of the carrier is going to be about 11 and a half. Although, this point in the shank would be the first thing to make contact if you we're to put that in the hitch too far. This one actually make contact with your bumper. The ground clearance at the back of our carrier, to the bottom side here, is going to be about 11 and 3 quarters of an inch off the ground. Now this Escape does have a dual exhaust which is going to come out pretty far away from this carrier. That's a nice thing about this folding style is that it sits pretty far from our vehicle but just to give you an idea of how far the exhaust actually is, it's going to be about 15 and half inches away.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Ford Escape

Today on our 2016 Ford Escape, we're going to be taking a look at the Curt cargo carrier, which is 20 by 60 for 2-inch hitches, part number C18150. This cargo carrier, again, has a dimension of 20 inches by 60 inches. It has a raised rail all the way around. Let me get a measurement on that. It's about 5 and a half inches, so it'll give you good stability for your gear going front to back there. Some other measurements are the closest distance to the back of the escape.



Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Ford Escape

Today on our 2015 Ford Escape, we're going to be doing a test spin of the Car Pod Walled Cargo Carrier. This cargo carrier is going to be 23 inches wide by 47 inches long and with it's sturdy, steel construction, is going to offer a 450 pound weight capacity. It does have a two inch folding shank that, once it's collapsed, will tuck against the back side of your vehicle. Again, with that two inch shank, you're only going to be able to attach it to your two inch receiver. It will attach to your two inch receiver using a hitch pin and clip. A hitch pin and clip is not included.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Ford Escape

Today, on our 2015 Ford Escape, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Maxxtow wheelchair and scooter carrier. Now, this is going to be part #MT70106. It's going to be 30 inches wide, 50 inches long, and offering a 40 inch pivoting ramp. With its sturdy steel construction and its capability to plug into your 2 inch receiver, it offers a 500 pound weight capacity, as well as a folding shank that you can stow it away, and an anti-tilt/rattle device here on the back end. That's going to make it a lot more sturdy on the back side of the vehicle and not rattle around. So, let's go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement at about 10 and 1/8 inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Ford Escape

Today, on our 2015 Ford Escape, we're going to be doing a test fit of the CURT cargo carrier. This CURT cargo carrier is going to be part number C18151. It's going to measure 20 inches wide, 60 inches long, and with it's sturdy steel construction it's going to have a 500lb weight capacity. Now the nice thing about this cargo carrier is it is going to have to have that folding shank that will allow you to tuck it up against the back of the vehicle when you don't have it in use, and it's ability to plug into your 2 inch receivers using that 2 inch shank, so you can carry those higher weight capacities. All right, if you will notice down there where it is attached to our receiver, where the shank attaches to the receiver we're going to have a hitch pin and clip. Now, the hitch pin and clip is not going to be included, and if you would like to obtain one you can get it on our website, part number pc3. Let's go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance from the the back side of the bumper to the front side of the rack, at about 11 and five eights inches. Over all distance that we've added to the vehicle, about 32 and half inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Ford Escape

Today on our 2015 Ford Escape we're going to be doing a test fit of the Curt Cargo Carrier. Now this cargo carrier's going to be Part #C18150, measuring 20 in. wide 50 in. long and with its sturdy steel construction is going to have a 500 pound weight capacity. It will have a fixed shank attaching to our 2 in. receiving or a fixed 2 in.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Ford Escape

Today on our 2015 Ford Escape, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier. It will be 23 inches wide by 60 inches long. It's going to offer a sturdy steel construction with a 500 pound weight capacity and a 2 inch shank connecting to our 2 inch receiver using a hitch pin and clip. Now it's going to be our hitch pin and clip, so if you'd like to obtain one and since it doesn't come with one, you can get that on our website, part number PC3. This rack is going to be part number CC-100. Let's start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance is going to be about 4 1/8 inches.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Ford Escape

Today on our 2015 Ford Escape we're going to be doing a test fit of the detail K2 cargo carrier. This cargo carriers going to measure 20inches wide, 60 inches long and with its sturdy steal construction it's going to offer a 500lb weight capacity. The unique thing about this is it will have that 2 inch shank for your 2 inch receivers only, as well as it folds up and stows against the back end of the vehicle so you don't have it hanging off the back side when it's not in use. Do keep in mind though that the hitch pin and clip down here are not included to attach it to your 2 inch receiver, so if you'd like to obtain that you can get it on our website part number PC3. This is going to be part number K2HTC602. Let's go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements, our closest distance when it's out in the platform position is going to be about 11 3/4 inches and our overall distance at about 32 5/8 inches, ground clearance is about 10 3/4 inches. Let's go ahead and get our exhaust clearance next encase your going to be carrying anything that's going to be heat sensitive or perishable.



Hollywood Racks Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Ford Escape

Today on our 2015 Ford escape we're going to be doing a attaching of the Hollywood Rex Cargo Carrier. Now this Cargo Carrier is going to be designed for attaching to the back side of two bike racks part number HR1400 and part number HR1450 the Sport Rider SE and SE2 models. This is going to be part number HR1485. When its standing alone in your 2 inch receiver its going to have a 200 pound weight capacity with this sturdy steel construction. Attaching to our 2 inch receiver using a hitch pinning clip. Now keep in mind that that hitch pin and clip are not going to be included. So if you'd like to obtain one you can get it on our website part number PC3. Let's go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Ford Escape

Today on our 2015 Ford Escape, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Let's Go Aero gear cage. It's going to part number hcr222. It's going to measure 32 inches wide. 48 inches long. Have a depth of about 6 inches and it's weight capacity is going to be about 300 pounds. Connecting to our 2 inch receiver with a 2 inch shank only.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on this 2014 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the 20 by 48 cargo carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number C18110. This has a carrying capacity of 300 pounds. Has this nice mesh floor, which makes it easy to clean. All around the border of the cargo carrier we have these points which you can utilize as tie downs for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now, give you an idea of how far this sticks out. We'll start with the edge of the bumper to our outer edge here. We've added about 26" to the rear of the vehicle.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on this 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the 20 x 60 Curt Cargo Carrier, part number C18150. This has a 500-pound carry capacity and has this nice mesh floor, which makes it easy to clean. It also has this rail all the way around the cargo carrier and that can serve as a tie-down point for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. It also has these stickers here, which are reflective, which will make it easier to see at night as well. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now. From the edge of the bumper to our outer edge here, that's going to be about 27-1/2 inches we've added to the rear of the vehicle. For our ground clearance to this bottom edge here, that's going to be about 14 inches. Our closest point will be this edge here; that's going to be about 6-3/4 inches from the bumper.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on this 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the 20 by 60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches, part number C18151. This has a carrying capacity of 500 pounds, has a mesh floor, which makes it easy to clean, and it also has this rail all the way around the cargo carrier. That can serve as a tie down point for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. Now with it in this position, I'd like to give you a couple measurements here real quick. From the edge of the bumper to our outer edge here, it's going to be about 33 inches we've added to the rear of the vehicle. For our ground clearance, that's to this edge here, that's going to be about 11 and a half inches.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today, on this 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting a 48 x 21 max tow cargo carrier for two inch hitches, Part number MT70422. This has a carrying capacity of 500 pounds. It's made from a sturdy aluminum material. Easy to clean. It's going to have tie down points both at the front and at the rear for your ratchet straps or your bungee cords, and also has two reflectors to make it very visible at night. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now. The first one is going to be from the edge of the bumper to the outer edge here.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on this 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the 23x60 Stromberg-Carlson Cargo Carrier for 2" hitches, part number CC-100. This has a 500-pound carrying capacity. It has a nice mesh floor, which makes it easy to clean. All around the cargo carrier, we have these larger pre-drilled holes. Those are going to serve as tie-down points for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. We also have 3 smaller pre-drilled holes here, which you can use for either reflectors or lights should you choose to install them. We have 2 pre-drilled holes here, just in case whatever it is you're hauling blocks off your license plate, you can transfer it down here. I'm going to go ahead and and give you some measurements now.



Rola 21x55 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to do a test fit on the Rola 21x55 Cargo Carrier. Theyve designed this for use with inch and a quarter hitches and it offers up to a 300 pound weight capacity. Part number on it is 59507. To begin our test fit, we're going to slide the shank of the carrier right into the receiver tube of our hitch. Now as we do, we need to line up our pin hole with our hitch pin hole. We can then take our standard inch and a quarter style pin and slide that through. Now the pin and clip are sold separately.



Curt 17x46 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, we are going to do a test fit on the 17 by 46 Curt Cargo Carrier. Theyve designed this for use with an inch and a quarter or two inch hitches. Part number on it is C18145. Now when used in the two inch hitch, this carrier is going to offer us up to a 500 pound weight capacity. With the hitch we are using today which a class 2, we are limited to carrying 350 pounds, just keep that in mind. To begin our test fit, we are going to slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We need to slide it far enough so that our threaded hole will line up with our hitch pin hole.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on our 2013 Ford Escape, we'll be test fitting the Surco 24" x 60" cargo carrier, part number 52018. To mount this carrier to our vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin holes and secure the carrier with the standard 5/8" pin and clip. Now we'll go ahead and go over some clearance measurements. We've got about 10" of ground clearance here at the rear of our carrier. The closest point of our carrier to the closest point of our vehicle is about 1-1/2".



Rola Dart Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today, on our 2013 Ford Escape, we'll be test-fitting the 23 x 56 Rola Dart Cargo Carrier with two-inch hitches, part number 59550. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank up the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pinholes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pinholes and tighten with a wrench. Now, we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements to see how the cargo carrier and this vehicle will fit together. With the cargo carrier folded up, we have about 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about three and a half inches. Now, we'll go ahead and pull the red handle at the top of the carrier and tilt the carrier down.



Curt Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on our 2013 Ford Escape well be test fitting the Curt 20 by 60 folding aluminum cargo carrier, part number C18100. To begin our test fit well slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our hitch pin and clip. That will secure our cargo carrier to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. With the carrier in the stored position from the closest point on the carrier to the back of the vehicle measures three inches. Our ground clearance is 10 inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on our 2013 Ford Escape well be test fitting the Curt 20 by 48 cargo carrier for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number C18145. Well slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With the bolt tight, our cargo carrier is secured to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. From the closest part of the carrier to the back of the vehicle measures two inches, and the cargo carrier will add an additional 21 inches of overall length to the vehicle. Our ground clearance here at the back of the carrier measures 11 inches, and the exhaust on this vehicle does exit both the passenger as well as the drivers side here at the rear bumper.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Ford Escape

Today our 2012 Ford Escape we'll be doing a test fit of the MaxxTow aluminum cargo carrier. That's part number MT70422. I've already got it loaded up on the Escape to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to work with our Escape. Its dimensions are 48 x 21. It's made out of aluminum, which is said in the introduction. It's going to be really easy to install into our receiver tube.





Ford Escape Cargo Carriers Questions

  • The anti-rattle hitch pin I recommend to go with the Reese cargo carrier, part # 63153, is part # 63232 which is also a lock. I'm not sure if it's more than what you have but if you just have a lock that is tight then it likely is. It uses a block with a spring that is inserted inside the shank of the cargo carrier. The pin goes through the hitch pin hole and the block and spring. So when you tighten the pin it pulls the block against the inside of the cargo carrier's shank...
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  • The Malone cargo box part # MPG901 is a solid cargo box but it does not have a verified fit list and also has a pretty small crossbar dimension that it fits. It requires your crossbars to be positioned between 24 and 28 inches apart on center. For a similar cargo box that has been test fit for the factory crossbars of your 2017 Ford Escape we have the Thule Pulse M part # TH614 which would work great.
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  • The best solution for a cargo box on your 2017 Ford Escape with factory crossbars is hard to say without more info like how much cargo do you need to carry in it etc. But I can say that the Thule Pulse Medium part # TH614 that you referenced is a great choice confirmed as a fit. We had the chance to install it on a similar 2014 Ford Escape with an aftermarket roof rack and it worked very well. It allowed clearance for the rear hatch to open and didn't interfere with the rear...
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  • The Yakima SkyBox 21 # Y07337 is confirmed to fit the factory roof rack on your 2017 Ford Escape. To ensure that the roof box does not interfere with being able to fully open the rear hatch, you will want find the rear hatch clearance. You can find this out by first adjusting your front crossbar as far forward as possible and then measuring from the center of the front crossbar to the line where your roof and rear hatch meet. If that measurement is at least 57 inches then this...
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  • As long as you are under the capacity of the hitch and vehicle you are fine. If the weight of the # MT70101 plus the weight of your bike puts you at less than 350 lbs you are good to go!
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  • One of the most flexible baskets is the Yakima Load Warrior, part # Y07070, which is designed with the application of bike racks on occasion in mind. this basket's front and rear crossbars act like a set of Yakima RoundBars and are able to accept any bike or kayak rack that is compatible with 32 inch crossbar spread. This lets you mount and dismount the bike racks as needed for your next trip. You can get a longer variant of the basket with an adjustable load bar as part #...
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  • The 24x60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs # 63153 will fit any 2 inch hitch receiver. The Class II label normally means the system is a 1-1/4 inch receiver with a little more strength than a Class I receiver, in which case a Class II hitch receiver would not be compatible without an adapter. You can use this cargo carrier with your Ford Escape as long as you have a 2 inch receiver. For this application I recommend using the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch...
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  • There is a rooftop bag you can use with just the raised side rails on your 2017 Ford Escape, but the Rhino-Rack Rooftop Cargo Bag # RRLB500 is designed to secure to rooftop cargo carriers. Instead, I recommend the Yakima CargoPack Rooftop Cargo Bag # Y07405, which has adjustable mounting straps which allow it to be installed on raised side rails like you have on your Escape, as you can see in the accompanying photo. This cargo bag has 16 cubic feet of available storage, measures...
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  • For you 2017 Ford Escape SE, I recommend Hollywood Rack's Hitch Cargo Carrier, part # HR1485. This carrier has a capacity of 220 pounds and includes an integrated anti-rattle device in its shank that will help lower the amount of motion the carrier experiences. You'll appreciate the numerous tie down points available on the carrier, and its included cargo net is shaped exactly for the carrier making it easy to store cargo in the carrier. Additionally, the cargo carrier...
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  • You have to use the exact dimensions that for the roof racks like the Thule Aeroblade rack you have installed on your 2017 Ford Escape. Since you can't fit a bag between these bars you will have to use a cargo basket. I wish there was a cheap way to put a basket and bag on the roof, but all of the baskets that would fit your rack will cost a bit more like the part # RMCB. Then you could use the bag like part # 59100.
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  • The Yakima SkyBox 16 # Y07335 that you referenced is designed to mount to round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars. It will fit on crossbars up to 3-1/2 inches wide x 1-11/16 inches tall with a crossbar spread between 24 inches - 36 inches. With these measurements, the cargo box will work well on most roof racks for your 2016 Ford Escape. The Skybox 16 requires 52 inches from the center of the front crossbar to the closest point of the rear hatch in order...
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  • I looked up an online copy of your 2016 Ford Escape's owner's manual and it states that you are limited to carrying 45 pounds on the roof rack if you have a glass roof an that no weight should be on the roof itself. You should verify with your printed copy but if what I found checks out you can use a roof bag to carry additional cargo as long as you're within the weight limit. I recommend the Rightline Gear Ace Jr # RL100A50. It'll install onto your Escape's crossbars and...
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  • Yes, I checked with Thule just now and they have confirmed that the Thule Force Medium part # TH624 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ford Escape's factory crossbars. I attached a review video that shows this box being demoed on a similar 2014 Ford Escape as yours as well.
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  • Your vehicle simply is not well-suited to carrying cargo on its roof. Even the lightest enclosed carriers, like the Yakima RocketBox Pro 12 # Y07191 that is 30-lbs, weigh so close to the car's 45-lb weight limit that they will not be able to hold much cargo for you. The best option for you to transport items on your Escape is to use a hitch-mounted cargo carrier. If your Escape has a hitch it will have a sticker on it that indicates its Class rating and tongue weight (TW) capacity....
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  • Without modification the Cargo Box part # CTC-18S is designed to fit crossbars 22 inches apart that are up to 3-3/4 inches in width. You can increase the maximum crossbar spread to up to 31" by drilling additional 5/16" holes in the floor of the box. These additional mounting holes should be drilled adjacent to the reinforced area of the box floor. We don't have specific fit for this and your Ford Escape, but it should fit the bars pretty easily.
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  • I checked the owner's manual for the 2015 Ford Escape and models with the 1.6 liter motor are rated for 2,000 pounds gross trailer weight meaning that the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle is just 200 pounds. Since the scooter is 300 pounds by itself you will not be able to use a hitch mounted carrier for the scooter. The remaining option is to put the scooter on a specially designed trailer for scooters. This is the safest way to transport the scooter and puts much less...
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  • It looks like at most the 2015 Ford Escape itself is rated for 350 pounds of tongue weight. It will not be able to support the weight of the motorcycle on a carrier. The best option and the safest is going to be a small trailer. There are companies that make trailers specifically for motorcycles so you would not have to use a larger ATV trailer. If this is an option you want to explore then you will need a trailer hitch. A popular option is # 75758. This hitch will work with...
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  • The Pro Series trailer hitch mount cargo carrier # 6502 will fit vehicle's with a trailer hitch with a 2" hitch receiver so, yes, # 6502 will work well with your 2015 Ford Escape with a factory installed 2" hitch receiver. This carrier has a good amount of clearance when down (13 inches to center of hitch pin hole) or when folded up (7-1/2 inches to center of hitch pin hole). I have included links to the installation details and a video review for you. Another option is the...
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  • For a locking hitch pin to use with the Curt Cargo Carrier part # C18152 I would recommend the part # 63232. This will lock the carrier to your hitch as well as work as an anti-rattle device.
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  • All that really matters when using the Rola Swing Away Cargo Carrier part # 59109 is that you install it in a 2 inch trailer hitch and that the hitch and vehicle have the needed capacity to carry the carrier plus cargo. This carrier weighs in right at 106 lbs so you would have up to 250 lbs of cargo weight you could carry.
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