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Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek we've got the 23 by 60 Stromberg Carlson cargo carrier here. Now this carrier is going to have a capacity of 500 pounds. They've designed it for use in 2" hitches. Part number on it is CC-100. Now this is going to have a nice large, open, expanded steel here. One of the larger holes in the floor that I've seen in some carriers.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Cross Track, we've got the curt twenty by sixty cargo carrier. We're going to test fit it. This has been designed for use in two inch hitches. It offers a subtotal five hundred pound weight capacity. Part number on it is C18150. Now this is gonna have kind of a medium sized expanded steel floor, too. It allows for good areas where moisture, dirt, debris, and stuff like that can fall down and out. We're also going to have a raised edge that goes all the way around the outside of the carrier that gives us good front to back and also side to side stability.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today in our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we've got the Maxxtow 23" x 48" Cargo Carrier. We're going to take a look at it and just see how it measures up with the vehicle. As you can see, this is going to be a nice, almost full-aluminum carrier, so it's super, super lightweight, got a steel shank that runs all the way down the middle. That's going to give us, even with the aluminum, a 500 lb weight capacity. It's been designed for use in 2" hitches. The part number on it is MT70422. Now, this is going to be a flat-style carrier, so small items, they're just going to go through there. This is more geared towards those larger items or landscaping materials, things like that that we need to transport.





Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're doing a test fit on the 24x60 Curt Folding Cargo Carrier. This has been designed for use in 2" hitches, and it's going to hold up to 500 lbs. Part number on this is C18153. With the Curt carrier, you can see I've got it loaded down here with about 100 lbs. It uses a pin and clip to hold it in to the vehicle, which is standard with most cargo carriers. That is going to sometimes provide some movement, some wiggle back here.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're test fitting the Let's Go Aero GearCage. This is a 32" x 48" cargo carrier. It's been designed for use in 2" hitches and up to a 300 lb. weight test. Part number on it is HCR222. We've loaded it down here with 150 lbs.



Rhino Rack Roof Basket Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to be test fitting the Rhino-Rack XTray Pro Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier, part number RRRMCB03.This measures 58" long by 43" wide, so there's plenty of space on the interior of the basket to store a lot of gear, anything from your luggage to your sporting goods equipment to your camping gear, plus there are two thru axle mounts up at the front here to carry up to two bikes. This does have a carrying capacity of 165 pounds, but you always want to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your roof can take those weights. We already have it partially installed on our roof here. I want to show you the rest of the process. It does come with all hardware necessary to tighten it down.How we start there's going to be this plastic bracket that we've already installed here that goes in between your roof rack system and the cargo basket itself. On top of that, we have this metal bracket that's going to kind of push into place here like so.



Inno Roof Box Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to be test-fitting the Inno Phantom Rooftop Cargo Box, part number INBRM466WH. This is going to be the Gloss White color. This also comes in Gloss Black as part number INBRM466BK. We already have it on our roof here. We have it partially installed. The box itself has a nice aerodynamic shape to it, which is going to help cut down wind noise and drag while you drive.



Inno Roof Box Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to be test fitting the INNO Wedge 660 rooftop cargo box, part number INBRN660WH.This comes in a gloss white color, but it also comes in a gloss black as well, and this has very sleek design to it with an aerodynamic shape, which is going to help cut down wind noise and drag while you drive. This has 11 cubic feet of space to work with on inside, and you can store anything from your skis, your snowboards, fishing poles, camping gear or just regular luggage, too, everything you want to keep out from the inside of your vehicle or make more space for the inside of your vehicle.Coming to the back portion of it, it has this nice curved back end here on which you can see, we didn't have to remove our rear antennae here once we installed it. Also, we didn't have an issue of clearance, either, between our rear hatch and the box as well.This does have a carrying capacity of 110 pounds, but you always want to double check with the vehicle's manual to make sure your roof can take those weights, and it has dual sided opening as well, meaning it can open on either the passenger or the driver side, and so, you can have this more towards either side depending on whichever side you want to load your gear on.It does come with a set of keys and locks, and once it's in the unlocked position, you can't remove the key so that reduces the ability of locking these in the box, which I have done several times before on others, and then we also have this button on the side here as well. Push that in and that opens it up.It does come with the two straps to tighten up your gear so it doesn't shift back and forth while you drive, and it also has these memory mounts, which is how it attaches to your roof rack system. You close the clamp and the two clamps on the other side will grip your existing roof rack system and stay in place. It also has this gray dial on the side.



Inno Roof Box Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Cross-Trek we're going to be test fitting the Inno Shadow 16 rooftop cargo box, part number INBRA1250CA. We already have it installed on our vehicle, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features.This is a nice, aerodynamic shaped box that fit on top of your vehicle, and this can carry a wide variety of accessories, such as your skies, snowboards, luggage or camping equipment, especially particularly the stuff that after you're finished using it you don't necessarily want it on the inside of your vehicle. With everything installed as it is right now, we're not going to have an issue with clearance with our rear hatch and the box, as you can see here, and even didn't have to remove our antenna at the rear also.This does come with the locks included, and has a nice feature to it. If you want to have it in the unlocked position, the keys can't be removed, so you always know where they are when they're unlocked. We also have this button here. You push that in, that will open it up, and this can open from both the passenger or the driver's side, meaning you can actually install it more towards the passenger or driver's side, depending on which way you're going to be loading up your gear.Moving to the inside, let's go ahead and show you how this actually installs.



Kuat Roof Basket Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014, Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're gonna be test fitting Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket and Tube Bike Carrier, part number VX201. This measure 52 inches long by 41 inches wide, so there's plenty of space to store your gear that you wanna keep out from inside the vehicle. It does have two fork mounts up at the front, so, you can store your bikes up on the roof of your vehicle as well without having to sacrifice the space that you would need for an additional bike rack.It has a nice aerodynamic shape, and that coupled with the fairing that's installed on the front, that's gonna help cut down the wind noise and drag while you drive, although there still would be some noise eventually. Also, it leave you the option, you can remove this section here and add an extended piece to add more space to your actual cargo basket if you need to. This is sold separately. You can find it on eTrailer.com.It's not gonna affect anything with our antenna like you see here.



Pilot Automotive Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today in our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're gonna be test fitting the 18 by 45 Bully Cargo Carrier for two inch hitches, part number CR-114N. This has a carrying capacity of 350 pounds. Has this open points here, which makes it very easy to clean. It also has several tie down points to tie down your gear as well. Let me give you a couple of quick measurements here. Measuring from the edge of the bumper to our outermost point, it adds about 24 and a quarter inches to the rear of your vehicle.



Thule Roof Box Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're gonna be testing the Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box, Part Number TH6297B. This will also come in Titan Glossy as Part Number TH6297T.The Thule Motion XT Cargo Box is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories ranging from luggage, to camping gear, to skis, anything you want to keep out of your vehicle or make more space in your vehicle for, you can put up here and secure it with a lock.How we have it configured on our Cross Trek now it's not gonna interfere with our antennae here in the back. As you can see, there's plenty of space in-between, and also, it's not gonna come into contact at all with our rear hatch, as there's plenty of space in between there as well.The box has a nice aesthetic look, especially with this particular vehicle. The black gloss plays perfectly off the color of the car. The box also has an aerodynamic shape to it. You can see that here, and that's gonna cut down wind noise and drag while you drive.To open it the key has to be inserted and in the unlock position, and once it's in the unlocked position, you can't remove it.



Malone Roof Box Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek we're going to be test fitting the Malone Cargo 12 Rooftop Cargo Box, part number MPG 901. We already have it installed on our vehicle so let's take a closer look and show off some of the features.The box itself on the outside measures 55 1/8" wide by 31 1/2" wide by 17 3/8" tall to its tallest point. It does come with two keys to lock it up. Insert it like so, turn it to the side. Now, when it is unlocked, you cannot remove it, so therefore once it is locked you can remove it, you know everything's secure.It's very easy to install. We have these tightening down brackets up at the top here with these loop points on the inside which you can attach load straps to secure your load so they're not moving back and forth while you drive.



Malone Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek we're gonna be test fitting the Malone HitchKing Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches, part number MPG906.This measures 19" wide, by 60" long, by 2" tall. It has this mesh floor on the bottom here, which makes it easy to clean and will not hold water. All along the border we have these points where you can connect the hooks of your bungee cords or your ratchet straps, and it has a carrying capacity of 500 pounds.With it in this position I'd like to give you a couple quick measurements. Measuring from the edge of the bumper to our outermost point, we've added about 27 1/2" to this edge here. Our ground clearance is gonna be about 11 1/4". And our closes point to the bumper is gonna be about 8" to this edge here.For close quarters situations such, as parking or putting it in your garage, you can fold this up.



Malone Roof Basket Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2014 Subaru XV CrossTrek we're going to be test fitting the Malone Katahdin roof cargo basket, part number MPG311. This measures 61 inches long by 38 inches wide, and has a carrying capacity of about 165 pounds, although you always want to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your roof can withstand those weights. It's very easy to install. It simply claps around the roof rack system on your vehicle. Right now we have it around arrow bars, but this will also work with square, round, elliptical, and some factory roof racks as well. Let's go ahead and show you it installs. We left one open, grab our clamps here.



Viking Solutions Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2014 XV Crosstrek we're doing a test fit of the Viking Solutions Stack Rack Cargo Carrier. That part number is 310-VSR001. Now the basket on the bottom is going to measure 32" wide by 17" deep, and this whole thing has a 300 pound weight capacity. You can see this is going to be a different kind of carrier with two different levels, to help you carry anything from camping gear, hunting gear, coolers, or fishing gear. It's also great for recreational use as well. We're going to take a few measurements. Our ground clearance to the bottom of our basket is going to be about 9-3/4".



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're doing a test fit of the 48 x 24 Let's Go Aero BigBoss Cargo Carrier. That part number is H01465. Now this has a 300 pound weight capacity and works with 2" hitches. Again, it's 48" x 24". We already have it installed here on our vehicle. We're going to start off with a few measurements.



Rhino Rack Roof Basket Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack roof-mounted cargo basket. That part number is RMCV. This is 47 inches long by 35 inches wide, and has a 165-pound weight capacity. We already have three of our four feet secured down. We're going to show you how we secure our back one down. We've got one of our spacers in place here.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today in our 2014 Subaru XV CrossTrek we're going to be test-fitting the twenty-four by sixty Curt-Cargo carrier for two-inch hitches. Our number C18152. This has a carrying capacity of 500 pounds and this will assist you in keeping things such as sporting goods equipment, coolers, camping equipment, anything you want to keep out of the inside to have little bit more space for you or your family. It has this nice mesh floor in the bottom here and that's going to make it really easy to clean with the hose and some soap and water. We also have this railing all the way around the cargo carrier which you can use as a tie-up point for either your ratchet straps or your bungee chords. With it in this position we have full access to the rear hatch of our vehicle to get whatever we need. It also has this nice raised shank so even with hitches with low-clearance such as this one, clearance is not going to be an issue between the cargo carrier and the ground. I'm going to go ahead and give you a couple measurements now.



Rhino Rack Roof Basket Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to be test fitting the Rhino-Rack Rooftop Cargo Basket, part number RMCB02. This is 57 inches long by 42 inches wide by 5 7/8 inches tall, with interior dimensions of 53 inches by 39 1/4 inches on the inside. This does have a 165 pounds of carrying capacity, although you want to double-check with your vehicle's manufacturer's manual to make sure they can withstand that kind of weight up on the top. The mounting kit, here at the roof rack, they fit a wide variety of bars, anything from arrow, elliptical, round, square, or even some factory crossbars. This will not work, though, with the Rhino Rack heavy duty bars. It simply just wraps around here. It has this nice padded bottom, here, so your roof rack won't get scratched up once it gets installed. Then we have this plate and 2 screws up at the top, and that secures it to your roof rack. This is going to be great for storing your camping, your sporting goods gear or your luggage or anything wet to keep it out of the vehicle and make more space for you and your family as you travel.



Thule Roof Box Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Force Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH628. This can carry up to 16 cubic feet of items. It's about 74 inches long, by 36 inches wide, by 16 1/2 inches at its tallest point. It has a nice aerodynamic shape, which is going to cut down on wind noise and drag, and it also has 110 pound carrying capacity, although you want to double check with your vehicle, to make sure they can withstand that weight on the top. As far as where its placement is, we have it placed as far forward as we can, although it's adjustable for different crossbar spreads. At this point, we did not have to remove our rear antenna here. Also, we didn't have clearance issues with our rear hatch.



Thule Roof Basket Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Canyon XT roof-mounted cargo basket, part number TH859XT. This measures about 49 inches long by 40 inches wide by 6 inches tall at its highest point. It also has a carrying capacity of 150 pounds, although you want to double check with your vehicles manual to make sure your roof can withstand that kind of weight. Coming to the back here, with where it's mounted, we're not going to have any clearance issues with our hatch and the cargo basket itself. Now, how this clamps on, we actually have these metal u-bolts here that will clamp around your factory or your aftermarket roof rack. This can fit around a wide variety of bars from aero to elliptical to factory to round or square. You may have to ...



Curt Roof Basket Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek we're going to be test fitting the Curt Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part number C18115. This is 41 and 1/2 inches long by 37 inches wide, and 4 inches tall, and has a carrying capacity of 150 pounds. Although you want to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your vehicle can withstand that kind of weight on its roof, as well as the carrying capacity of our aftermarket roof rack. It has a fairing screwed to the front here, that's going to cut down the wind noise and drag while you're driving. Let's go ahead and show you how it attaches. We already have almost all of the mounting points installed, except for this last one here on the driver's side. How it works is this plastic piece here is going to snap into the actual carrier itself, then we'll take this metal plate which sets on top, then take our u-bolt with this rubber coating on it so it won't scratch up your roof rack.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today in this 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to test fitting the Maxxtow 30 by 50 wheelchair carrier with a 60-inch long ramp, part number MT70260. With it in this position, this is where you would have it when your wheelchair or your scooter is in place. It has a nice mesh for it on both the cargo carrier itself and the ramp which makes it easy to clean comes equipped with reflectors as well as these points, the front and sides, which will serve as tie down points for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. With the carrier in this position, I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now. Measuring from the bumper to this outer rail here, that's about 42 inches added to the rear of our vehicle. For our ground clearance to this edge here, it's about 11 inches. Then our closest distance which should be the inner rail is going to be about 12 inches as well.





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