24x60 Reese Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs

24x60 Reese Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs

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  • Flat Carrier
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Carrier
  • 60 Inch Long
  • 24 Inch Wide
  • Reese
  • Steel
  • Class III
  • Class IV
  • Heavy Duty
Easily transport gear with this hitch cargo carrier. Raised rails help keep gear in place and provide tie-down points. And the rise shank offers an extra 2-1/2" of ground clearance. Optional light kit sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese hitch cargo carrier part number 63153 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 24x60 Reese Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.


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Reese Hitch Cargo Carrier - 63153

Easily transport gear with this hitch cargo carrier. Raised rails help keep gear in place and provide tie-down points. And the rise shank offers an extra 2-1/2" of ground clearance. Optional light kit sold separately.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, basket-style cargo carrier lets you tote extra gear
    • Frees up space inside your vehicle for passengers and pets
    • Keeps wet and muddy items from dirtying up the interior of your vehicle
  • Raised shank elevates carrier platform by 2-1/2" for better ground clearance
  • Side rails help keep cargo in place and provide multiple tie-down points
  • Mesh floor is easy to clean
  • Black powder coated steel is durable and resists rust and corrosion
  • Optional light kit (sold separately) is required if cargo blocks vehicle's tail lights
  • 3-Piece design requires assembly
  • Hitch lock or hitch pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 500 lbs
  • Outside dimensions: 61-1/2" long x 25-1/2" wide x 5-1/2" tall
  • Inside dimensions: 60" long x 24" wide x 5-1/2" deep
  • Shank rise: 2-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest edge of carrier: 12-3/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to bend in shank: 5"
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Reese cargo carrier with optional light kit

This sturdy steel cargo carrier has oval cutouts so that you can install an optional light kit (sold separately). A light kit must be used if your cargo blocks the tail lights on your vehicle.



63153 Reese 24x60 Railed Hitch Cargo Carrier - 2 Inch Hitches - Black Powder Coated Steel - 500 lbs

Alternate 63152

Replaces Draw-Tite 40101



63153 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 63153 Installation instructions


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Video of 24x60 Reese Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Reese 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2017 Subaru Forester

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Subaru Forester, we're gonna be taking a look at the Reese 24x60 cargo carrier, part number 63153. Now these are gonna be great to get that cargo and gear out of your car and make more room for passengers and pets. But it is gonna add a little bit of distance to the back, so I'd like to give you a few measurements. From the back of our bumper, it's gonna add roughly right about 36 and a half inches at the very back of our carrier. At the closest point, it's gonna be right about 11 inches to the back of our bumper, right here at the front. Now, ground clearance is gonna be an issue as well, the cargo carrier is gonna come in right about 16 and a half inches at the lowest point, at the back here.Now, the design of our carrier's gonna have an open wall design.

It's gonna make it real easy to tie everything down. And that mesh floor's gonna make it nice to clean out and on the inside, the walls are gonna come in right about five and a half inches. One thing people don't think about a lot, is when they go to open their rear hatch, it is gonna, at some point, make contact if we have our gear stacked up. So if we take a tape measure and we check, if we have our gear stacked up, it's gonna come in contact right about 24 inches. That's something to keep in mind.

Now, another thing is, we do have pretty good distance in between our exhaust and the carrier, but with our exhaust exiting on the passenger side, if you have any heat sensitive materials, you may wanna have them over on the driver's side.The carrier is designed to work with two inches hitches and the pin and clip are not included, but you can pick them up on our website, using part number PC3 or find your locking device. That will finish up our look at the Reese 24x60 cargo carrier, part number 63153 on our 2017 Subaru Forester. Here it is on our test course, we'll start by going through the slalom. This is going to show us the side to side action, which simulates turning corners or evasive maneuvers. Next, we're at the alternating speed bumps, which we'll see the twisting action, this will simulate hitting a curve or pothole or driving over uneven pavement.

And finally, we have the full speed bumps, where we'll see the up and down action, which is just like driving out of a parking lot, garage or driveway.


Customer Reviews

24x60 Reese Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs - 63153

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (617 Customer Reviews)

Easily transport gear with this hitch cargo carrier. Raised rails help keep gear in place and provide tie-down points. And the rise shank offers an extra 2-1/2" of ground clearance. Optional light kit sold separately.

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Well designed and made product....I added some lock washers for my own peace of mind. Plan to carry my 60 lb EBike 572831



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First, the assembly was really super easy and quick. Our plan is to use the rack behind our travel trailer to hold coolers so we can stop hurting our backs by not having to lift them into the truck bed. This rack will make that so much easier and we will be able to fill the coolers with more ICE. We also chose this rack because of its 60" width. Now this rack will hold both coolers. Great Rack! 438816


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The rack is working great! It is still behind our camper and we use it for coolers in the summer and then to haul deer home during hunting season.

John H - 10/03/2018

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Great Carrier - Minor Defects I purchased this carrier, which for it's size and capabilities, this is a great deal. However, a couple of minor issues you need to be aware of. First off, there were a couple of minor defects where some weld had dripped on this rack, then was painted over, leaving a couple of large bumps on the surface. Secondly, and more importantly, I had to use washers as spacers along the support tube to prevent the platform from seperating at the center joint. No big deal, just be aware that before you assemble, to place a washer on each side of the support tube prior to inserting bolts. This will prevent the bolts from pulling the center joints apart. Lastly, the mesh flooring did not have big enough spaces to run the connectors for the tail light kit as described in the instructions. Be prepared to cut and splice the wires in order to have a professional looking installation. 133



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I ordered this cargo carrier for my 2012 Chevy Traverse (along with the hitch receiver and cargo bag) for my recently completed family vacation. I wanted to wait until I got back before I wrote a review so I could give accurate info on the products. First of all, my items were received within 3 days of placing my order so I was already off to a good start! Assembly/installation took about an hour and the items came with detailed, clear instructions and all necessary hardware. I stored all of our camping gear (8-man tent, queen size air mattress, double sleeping bag, 3 self-inflating single air mats, 3 regular sleeping bags, 5 camp pillows, and a large plastic tub containing a camp stove, cookware, etc.) in the cargo bag and loaded it onto the carrier. It all fit nicely and there was a bit of room to spare. It was also below the tail lights of my vehicle so I didn't need additional lights for the carrier itself. (I did remove my license plate and used the bracket to attach it to the carrier...you'll need your own nuts/bolts for this.) There are canvas straps supplied with the bag, however, I just used 3 ratchet tie-downs that I already had and it worked fine. I also ordered the anti-rattle locking hitch pin which was $20 well-spent...I didn't have to worry about anyone stealing my carrier and it there was virtually no noise from bumps in the road. I chose to go with this carrier rather than a roof-mounted carrier for two reasons. 1) I think it was MUCH easier to get stuff in and out of without needing to stand on something or constantly reaching over your head. 2) The effect on my overall gas mileage was negligible as compared to something on top of the vehicle encountering all that wind resistance. I put 6200 miles on my vehicle over the span of a 4-week roadtrip from Ohio to California and all of these products performed exceptionally. No problems whatsoever and no worries. Purchase with confidence! 221666



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Well designed cargo carrier! I own a jeep liberty with a tire on the back. I have hunted for the perfect hitch cargo carrier that has a good sized platform, doesn't scrape the ground when driving up inclines and isn't extremely heavy. This one is it! The hitch leave roughly 1/4" gap between the tire and basket so its a nice tight fit and doesn't stick to far out. It elevates upward from the hitch so I don't need to worry about hitting the ground on inclines. The sides are good for keeping everything in place and piece of mind. One downfall is that I can't open the back on the liberty because of the tire. I can open the glass through. Overall highly recommended carrier! 25522



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I was looking for a safe and sturdy cargo carrier for all that excess tailgating gear. This is perfect and holds a heap of gear. Putting it together was no problem, all parts machined to fit easily and align well. Highly recommend this carrier. I must add that the service from etrailer was outstanding. They kept me informed all the way through from order placement to early delivery - it arrived on my doorstep in perfect condition in just 3 days. Great company to work with and I will be back for sure. 65587


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Both have been great, thanks and looking forward to some more use with the tailgating season about to start!

Stephen - 08/13/2014

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Etrailer once again provided great customer service by expediting my shipment and by reviewing some photos of the assembled product to answer my questions. The cargo carrier assembled pretty quickly and easily. I bought it to use with hauling things like my lawn mower for service. The pictures will show how that worked out, which was great. I know that I will find some additional uses like moving and hauling bulk items. 116118



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I bought one of these racks 2 years ago to take to the beach. Three trips to the beach and many trips camping, and to the home improvement store an this rack rocks! I just purchased a second one as a gift to a friend that goes to the beach with us (we take a lot of stuff). The 500 pound rating is no joke as I've had close to that on it several times. If my picture comes through you will see it loaded for the beach with an inflatable dinghy, outboard, gas can, water trampoline, fishing gear, chairs, beach toys, inflatable kayak, and more. This trip had to have 400 pounds on the rack. 137227



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I received a confirmation email within several minutes of my purchase and two more over the next couple of days giving me the status of my order and shipping. My Pro Series Cargo Carrier hitch rack was delivered very quickly and arrived in great condition. The box was well designed, it showed a bit of wear from the handling but the rack inside was in perfect condition. It was easy to assemble and using a torque wrench as recommended ensured that the bolts are properly tightened. I was surprised that the box was shorter than the 60" length of the carrier, opening the box confirmed my guess that the body of the rack was in two sections. This was replacing another carrier that had been destroyed in an accident. I had presumed it, too, was one piece with the receiver needing to be attached. I hadn't picked up on the fact that the rack was in sections, probably my oversight. Never the less, the bolts holding it together are very substantial and the rack is very solid. I would buy it again without any question. I bought this primarily for our annual trip to the beach to carry coolers, supplies and a large, heavy duty utility cart that won't fit in the 4Runner but is used to haul the family's abundance of gear from the condo to the shore. I will use it for hunting and fishing excursions, too. I am very pleased with the excellent service from etrailer and with the rack itself. 139815



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I love this thing. I use it all the time. I have a 2017 Jeep Rubicon and this set up has more than come in handy on multiple occasions. I highly recommend this set up it’s awesome. Also it took no time at all once I placed my order with etrailer it was only a couple day’s and it was on my doorstep in great condition right out of the box. 563298



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I would like to share my experience with this product. I needed a set-up to carry luggage for six (4 adults and 2 children) traveling 2100 miles from middle Tennessee with stops in Georgia, Orlando Florida, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Panama City Beach Florida, and home to Tennessee over the course of 10 days. I own a Mitsubishi Montero XLS (the full size Montero not the Sport) which has a 3rd row seat, but with the 3rd row up there is not much room for luggage. I purchased the Pro Series Cargo Carrier, the etrailer 20 cubic foot bag, the standard lighting kit and the anti rattle/silent hitch pin. The carrier arrived promptly and was easily assembled.The lights and harness were also easy to install. We were able to fit all of our luggage for the entire trip into the bag, to include a beach chair, beach umbrella, and luggage for six people. We traveled about 2100 miles and came home through tropical storm Lee. Due to the heavy rainfall, I was concerned about the waterproof integrity of the bag. I knew the heavy rainfall would certainly provide a "stress test" for the setup. When we arrived home, in the rain, we opened the bag and there was not a drop of moisture inside. The lights worked very well. The hitch pin reduced rattle to zero. I tightened the hitch pin once, before we departed Panama City Beach in route to Tennessee. We had excellent fuel economy even with a full load and the hitch set-up. After looking at all the alternatives, I would give this setup my highest recommendation, even when compared to the higher-end setups. I noticed that the bag can accommodate large and oblong shapes, to include things that would probably not fit into the fixed "box" carrier type setups. I had a gentleman with a rooftop carrier at a fuel station inquire about where to get this, and I passed along the etrailer website to him.I will likely use this on every vacation out of state in the future. Sincerely, Evan W. 23675



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First off, etrailer is great. I shopped numerous other sites and they had the best price on his cargo carrier. Second, they kept me in he loop from start to finish and had the cargo carrier delivered on the 3rd business day (maybe it was the 2nd). The cargo carrier was easy to put together. I haven't used it yet so I can't comment on that but will follow-up once I have. I do believe I will eventually order an anti wobble hitch pin though. There is quite a bit of play in my 2" receiver but maybe that won't be a factor once I have some weight on it. 100274


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Looks really nice - Im looking to get one for my Jeep too. Have you had any troubles since you wrote this review ? Did you need the anti wobble pin ? How easy is it to put it on and off, my concern is that I will need to take it on and off a lot.

-- comment by: Sam - 06/13/2014

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This is for Sam. No, I have not had any problems with the cargo carrier. It is a little heavy but I can take it on and off by myself. I hang it on the wall in my garage so it stores nicely out of the way. It does wobble but it doesnt really seem to affect anything. I usually try and make sure my load is balanced.I think it is a perfect addition for the wranglers limited storage space.

-- comment by: Chris b - 06/19/2014

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Desperately needed a cargo carrier for camping in my F-150 Super Crew, and did a ton of internet research before buying. I have to say first off that this is one of the biggest carriers available, both in width @ 60" (foremost) and depth, and total weight capacity is excellent at 500 LB's. When you begin looking, what you'll notice right away is that carriers with brand names, and in smaller form factors are between $300 to $700! While I don't claim to be an expert on cargo carriers, I'm sorry but I don't want to spend that much money on something that you stack ice chests and cargo boxes on. I want to spend $$ on camping equipment that I have to have for my trips..... Further to this, I would say that the quality of construction on this carrier is excellent. The welds are very good, and the gauge of steel used (frame) and quality of the powder coat finish are perfect. They also can supply (option)a regular (bulbs) or led tail light kit (more expensive) for the carrier which in my opinion is a must. The tail light kit is superb and fits the oval openings perfectly with the supplied rubber inserts. The wiring harness supplied fits the lights well, however, as noted in other internet reviews is not of adequate length to reach some harnesses. My truck is already outfitted with a tow package, so all I had to do was hit the auto parts store and purchase an 48" extension. No big deal, and only costs around $5. Assembly was very easy. The Carrier comes in two halves, and the unit is joined at the center (floor level) by a very robust 2" receiver bar that has a height offset to keep the carrier higher off the ground. Three large bolts go through the carrier halves and through the bar using locking nuts, and then four smaller bolts, both leading edge and trailing edge (center) connect the top half of the carrier. While the smaller bolts come with washers, the big bolts on the bottom do not. I would strongly recommend that you purchase some large washers for the bottom bolts as well. Again, not a big expense, and they will help with wear and tear on the bar and frame. Weight of the assembled unit is significant, so plan on having someone there to help you put it in the hitch. Why pull your back out trying to do it solo. :) I'd guesstimate that the carrier weighs about 60+ LB's. One other item to note is that the height of your cargo in the carrier may cover your license plate on the rear of the vehicle, so it would be a good idea to mount a license plate frame on the carrier so that you can move your plate to the carrier instead, that way it will be visible. They also make a cargo bag for this carrier, which looked good, ballistic nylon I believe. I didn't need it because I won't be putting anything on the carrier that can't get wet in a storm, etc. In summary, for the money, I don't feel you can beat this carrier. BTW - Your unit will likely arrive with the outer cardboard totally destroyed, as they don't use very robust exterior packaging, however, your internals should be fine as they are zip tied to the carrier frame, and the corners of the carrier are protected by very thick foam. Mine arrived with the outer cardboard trashed, but the carrier and parts inside were just fine. First trip with the carrier will be in a couple weeks, so once I have road tested it I will update the review. 13166


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Man I am getting this one and will be total best bang for the buck

-- comment by: Scott R - 06/27/2015

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I have three pics of our new cargo carrier that we bought from you. Also the light kit and cargo netting. The cargo carrier went very good. I did have to buy a hitch adapter, which i have a pic of because the cargo carrier was a 2" and i have a 1 and 1/2 inch reciever. As you can see we do not travel lightly. 44142



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Solid carrier with plenty of room! Wow, I put this carrier to the test on a 1,600 mile road trip with our 2007 Toyota Highlander and was not disappointed. Plenty of room to store luggage for a family of four plus a load of Christmas presents. We kept everything secure and dry with the etrailer.com 20-cubic foot cargo bag and kept side movement to practically nil with the anti-rattle hitch pin. All around, the whole set up was rock solid and looked great! I highly recommend the light kit as well. With the cargo bag fully maxed out, the Highlander's taillights were blocked. And since we do a fair amount of driving at night I also added some reflective tape all around the top bar to give not only the sides some visibility, but also the back to get the attention of those not-so-attentive drivers behind me. Lastly, the kit was easy to put together; it came with spacers but I did not need them to obtain a flush assembly; the separation problem some have reported during assembly was avoided by torquing down the bolts around the nameplates before the main bar bolts, just as others have reported to have worked for them. 4690


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How did you mount the license plate to the carrier?

-- comment by: Bob D - 11/30/2012

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It looks like he might have used some self tapping screws to secure it to the railing, but I am not sure. I can send an email to him so he can come back and respond.

-- Patrick B - 12/3/2012

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@ Bob - I drilled two holes to accomodate the standard bolt size used to mount the license plate to the car and then used nuts to secure the assembly.As a side note, two years later the carrier is holding up well. Have used it numerous times for short and long hauls and even my neighbors are borrowing it :-

-- comment by: Ray J - 12/03/2012

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Thanks for the follow up!

-- Patrick B - 12/3/2012

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Thanks Ray... I dont like self taping screws, taking them in and out will eventually mess up. Your idea of through bolting the plate is what I was going to do, but I was concerned about weakening the structure. Glad to see this is not an issue with you two years later.... C-Ya! BfD

-- comment by: Bob D - 12/03/2012

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Ordered this cargo carrier, extra large bag and light kit. Shipping was extremely fast; arrived in less that 4 days. Easy to assemble, I did however run to my local hardware store and got extra heavy duty washers to be sure all was nice and snug when assembled. The cargo carrier assembly was as easy as described; however no matter how I put in the lights, the plug wire was not long enough. Bought a $4 extender at Walmart. Be sure to put the rubber grommets in first, then put the lens in !!! Packed 3 large suitcases, 2 large duffel bags, smaller bags and still had room!! We did a 800 mile round trip to the beach, ran through some terrible rain storms, but everything stayed bone dry inside the cargo bag. Great product, fast shipping; wish I would have bought this long ago. 19627


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Thank you for the picture of bag!What is the brand and model of the extra large bag?

-- comment by: DC - 07/12/2013

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The bag in Todds photo is the the etrailer.com Extra Large Cargo Bag, part 988501. 54 inches long, 24 inches wide, and 24 inches tall. It is designed to fit the largest cargo carriers like the Pro Series carrier that Todd is using it with. Check the link:

-- Patrick B - 7/15/2013


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Exactly what i ordered, box was a little beat up but the carrier was in good shape. Very simple to put together, took me 15 mins. As usual, service was great. Here are a couple of pictures with the carrier on my 2011 Outlander Sport. 15696



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Very well packaged, arrived in good shape. Easy to put together. Have 12.50 x 35 inch tires plenty of clearance, can not open tail gate with large tire. Ordered light/wire kit, changed to different lights. Will work great for what I need. 363830



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I ordered the bag and Hitch Basket together in one order for a trip in July. I will follow up with a review after the trip. I can say that it was super easy to put together and the quality is evident as soon as you open the box. Super quick shipping also, ordered it Friday, got it Monday. My only question is on the back of my 2013 Durango with dual exhaust is it going to get hot enough to damage the bag when i'm going down the highway at 80mph? I did a test run without the bag and it didnt seem like the basket got hot, a little warm. Any one that has driven any distance that can let me know would be a huge relief for me. 200090



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I want to thank you for a very excellent product. It took me just over an hour to put carrier together and install lights (I took my time, it was hot). I fits perfect on my 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I have a large spare tire on the back, on an aftermarket tire carrier and the fit is perfect (See enclosed photos). Your price was great and the ship time was, well I could not ask for better. Thank you gentlemen, I will be heading to the Panamint Valley soon and now I can carry all the equipment I will need, thanks again. 47305



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I bought this carrier rack as the base unit for a generator box that I installed on the back of my travel trailer. It worked perfectly, and I've been using it for almost a year with no issues other than instant rust on the lower parts of the frame the first time it rained. A can of rust inhibiting spray paint took care of that issue. I did a ton of online research and chose this model because it actually has a large distance between the hitch receiver and the carrier and I needed it to stick out far enough to clear the spare tire. This model also has about a 4 inch rise between the hitch and the carrier which helps prevent it from dragging on the ground when going over gullies and steep driveways and such. This was the only one I found that didn't sit straight out from the hitch. The carrier itself is quite robust. It was easy to assemble, and I installed the LED light kit (super easy to install) and added some reflective tape for additional visibility. It is a bit heavy and awkward for one person to install on a vehicle, but I managed to do it and an "anti-rattle" hitch pin (also purchased from etrailer) took care of the sway. I didn't worry about the up and down movement because I bolted a metal box inside to carry 2 portable generators and the weight seems to keep it pretty stable. I've attached a couple of photos... please note that my trailer is backed up against a 6 inch retaining wall, so the rack is 6 inches closer to the ground than it is when I'm driving. 243057



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easy to use and holds a generator on the back of my camper trailer. 693787



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great product and as always delivered on time using on the rear of 25' bumper pull camper to keep generator and etc on thanks for your great service 692282



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Great Price! Arrived very quick, box was a little damaged on arrival, but the product was undamaged. Very sturdy, easily put together. Took me about 20 minutes by myself. This is just what we needed for our road trips with 4 dogs. Frees up tons of room inside the vehicle. 692270



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Easy to assemble. Sturdy. Paint finish well applied. Performed it’s task without issues. For basic no frills extra carrying capacity for your vehicle, you can’t go wrong with this selection. It may benefit from some reflective materials for nite time driving. 692206



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Hooked this up to our 2010 Chevy Suburban to carry extra luggage. Worked perfect, easy to install and was very secure. 682661



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Great product, exactly what I needed to haul stuff. 673487



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This product was perfect for what I needed. I sawed it up a little welded a couple of extra pieces to it in order to fit my needs. 673432



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After extensive research on hitch shelves I chose this product. It arrived and did not disappoint. We will be using it for our travels in our Roadtrek Popular. We carry so much stuff that the inside gets overcrowded. This will help tremendously in our travels. It is a strong and solid product which we hope to enjoy for many years. E-trailer's website made ordering easy, the price was excellent and the product arrived in a timely fashion. Would definitely recommend them and the product. 673153



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I have purchased several products from etrailer and have always had a great experience. The pricing and customer service are fantastic making it by far the best value I have seen on the market. I will recommend and definitely purchase all my trailer needs from etrailer. 670846



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Got my cargo carrier 2 days earlier, great going etrailer it is everything I expected and more I got the tail light addon and it was easy install, I have it loaded and ready to roll. 669218



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I bought a etrailer hitch receiver, Reese cargo basket, etrailer rainproof bag, and lastly a Silent Hitch Pin (anti rattle). It all showed up in a few days. Unpacked everything that night w/no parts missing which is a plus. Took about 10 mins to put the carrier together. Installed the receiver yesterday (after reading through the installation instructions a couple times to be familiar w/the steps taken). Just backed the vehicle up on car ramps and used a crawler. The receiver install took about an hour and was pretty easy to do. Had to use Kroil in the factory threads (due to rust) in My Kia. Instructions reminded me to do this and it is definitely a good thing to do. Put the carrier on for a test fit (the pin will be appreciated later I'm sure) and looks like the whole package is gonna work perfect for a trip out of state later this month. I'll update my review then. 667317



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Durable and sturdy for all kinds of cargo hauling needs. 665319



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Works exactly as described 658399



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We haven't used it yet, but did install in hitch, fits perfectly! We are taking an extended vaca and needed the space in our 2 door jeep for clothes, food and jeep dog and I saw this one with it's high ratings. It's small enough to store in our garage without it taking up too much space. We bought the Curt cargo bag to go with it and are excited to try them out. 656636



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This a very nice hitch rack. Well built, lots of space, long hitch tube works very well with Jeep Wrangler JL spare tire, however, you will not be able to open the swing tailgate with the rack on. Its not a big issue as it provides a good amount of clearance to the ground. If you use this carrier with one of the hitch rack cargo bags, it really adds to the cargo capacity of the rack. I have been very happy with this rack, I also like that you can add additional tail/brake lights to the rack. 647322



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We have been very happy with our trailer. It's just the right size to be able to haul all our needed supplies for camping! 641727



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Sturdy, well made, easy to install, lights were not hard to install on platform. 637805



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I loved this product! We put it on the back of our Traverse and took it for a 10 hour trip. It worked so well and was exactly what we needed. We packed the luggage of two different families on the trailer and had space in the actual vehicle. I would definitely recommend this product. I also purchased the anti-rattle trailer hitch receiver lock, and the etrailer cargo bag to go along with this product. 620327



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The company etrailer.com gets five stars for how they communicate and treat the customer--me. The product, a cargo basket, is what I get instead the the trailer I want, and here is the good and bad of each: the trailer would require storage space I don't have, and it would cost a lot more than the basket. The basket fits in a corner of the garage. The basket is heavy. Maneuvering it into place will be a challenge. It was a lot of work to put together if you're not used to doing that kind of work, but it is made well. Remember not to tighten anything until every bolt is in place. The torque wrench showed me how tight things need to be. Nervous about stripping threads, I wouldn't have tightened the bolts nearly as much as the torque settings required of me. We'll see how my Subaru handles with a light load in the basket. We will never carry even as much as 100 pounds if we can help it. But it will relieve us forever from climbing up to load the roof with that stuff. That was dangerous. 616930



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Easy to assemble and seems fairly sturdy. Many spots have a decent seam weld, other areas are spot welded. I would have liked to see better welding on the pressed metal decking. 614547



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Easy to install (but should be a 2 man job) and does exactly what it is supposed to do. 610436



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Best rack on the market. 607244



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THANKS, BEST SELLER!! VERY BEST RECOM MENDATION 604700



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Easy install and Does what it was supposed to do 602604



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Exactly what the Doctor Ordered 602598



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Went together easily, Sturdy, Exactly what I needed 602565



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The Reese cargo carrier and anti-rattle lock both arrived quickly and in perfect condition. My 14 year old son and I put the carrier together in about 15 minutes and installed it on my 2019 Toyota 4Runner. Very happy with the the quality of the carrier. It is very sturdy. We hauled (3) 5-gallon gas containers to the gas station, filled them and returned home without incident. The carrier performed as I hoped it would. This was the first of many jobs I expect this carrier to help with in the future. Although the photo may not show it, the containers were secured with heavy duty bungee cords during during our trip. 593846



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Product works as advertised. Bought because of dimensions and being able to fit full size coolers easily. 593447



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Great carrier. Very sturdy and well made. etrailer also had the best price (better than that online big box store) and was quick to ship. Very pleased with my order. Would definitely recommend the hitch and etrailer 590399


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  • I understand your cargo carrying requirements and I can relate to the dog-friendliness requirement too. I have a suggestion that will let you approach this need from a literally different angle: a front-mount hitch. Draw-Tite front-mount hitch # 65079 will fit your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited if it has the standard factory front bumper. This 2-inch hitch installs without drilling using included hardware and just a bit of fascia trimming will be needed. The advantages of a front...
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  • Folding or Fixed Hitch Cargo Carrier Recommendation for 2018 GMC Yukon
  • With the Curt cargo carrier part # C18153 the Curt Cargo Bag part # C18211 would fit perfectly. This bag has diemensions that are 56 inches long by 22 inches wide and the internal dimensions of the carrier are 60-1/8 inches by 23-3/4 inches. The Reese cargo carrier part # 63153 that you referenced basically has the same dimensions as the Curt so the cargo bag # C18211 would be a great option. The advantage of a folding carrier is that you get additional clearance behind it when not...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Hitch 76112 Include All Parts to Complete Installation on 2017 Toyota Sienna SE
  • The majority of trailer hitches we sell, including the 2-inch Draw-Tite Max-Frame hitch # 76112, come complete with all required mounting hardware and detailed installation instructions. Those instructions, which are linked for you, include a listing of the tools needed. I also linked for you an installation video showing this hitch installed on your exact same 2017 Sienna. You only need a wiring harness if you intend to tow a trailer that has lights, or if you want to use any other...
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  • Which is Better for Transporting Cargo Hitch Cargo Carrier or Roof Cargo Bag
  • The biggest pro for a roof cargo bag is that the price is a bit lower due to the fact you only need to buy the bag. With a hitch cargo carrier you have to buy and install the hitch, buy a cargo carrier, and buy a bag. Aside from that the hitch option is easier to install as you aren't reaching on the roof of the vehicle. The cargo is more out of the wind/weather etc so it will be better protected and is typically better secured since hitches mount directly to the vehicle frame. Since...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Cargo Basket for 2015 Subaru Forester
  • Thanks for the information. For your 2015 Subaru Forester, I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98839 which has a 2 inch receiver and is able to support tongue weights up to 525 lbs. This hitch will have the top shank of your cargo carrier sit at 14-1/4 inches off the ground. Then based on your desires for lighting since most carriers of this size have the powder coat finish to protect from rust and similar clearances, I recommend the 24x60 Reese Cargo Carrier for...
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  • Selecting Hitch for 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon with Dual Exhaust for Use with Hitch Bike Rack
  • For your 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon with dual exhaust we offer two sizes/classes of trailer hitch, all of which are displayed on the linked page. We always recommend the higher-capacity 2-inch Class III type whenever there is a choice since it will offer a higher tongue weight (TW) rating, which is really what matters when using a hitch-mounted accessory such as a hitch bike rack like the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR or hitch cargo carrier like # 63153. The 2-inch Class III hitch...
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  • Recommended RV Bumper Hitch to Transport Firewood
  • It sounds like you are referring to the RV Bumper 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver # S64025. This particular bumper hitch is designed to be used with hitch-mounted bike racks and is not recommended for use with a cargo carrier, as the weight that they will provide is simply too much for the unit to handle. A better option for your application will be with the Curt RV Bumper Trailer Hitch Receiver # E-100. This is intended for 4 inch square channel bumpers and can be used with hitch-mounted...
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  • Replacement Tray for Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier # CC-255
  • We do have just the replacement tray available for the Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier # CC-255 with part # 7605-101P. With that being said I really don't recommend adding a second tray on top of the original carrier using custom brackets. This would likely require some modification to both assemblies that would void the warranty. Also keep in mind that the original carrier on your trailer has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. Adding another tray and generator to it will likely exceed...
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier, Lighting Kit, Cargo Net and Wiring for 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • We can help you get your 2017 Subaru Outback ready for some cargo hauling using its factory-installed 1-1/4-inch hitch. The cargo carrier you referenced, the Pro Series # 63153, only fits a larger 2-inch size hitch but we have similar carriers you can use in your 1-1/4-inch OEM hitch, such as their model # 63155. Do note though that those factory Subaru hitches do not have the same weight carrying capacity as the 2-inch aftermarket hitches we offer that can bolt right up to the car's...
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  • Bike Rack for 2 Kids Bikes for Use on 2016 Kia Sedona and 2018 Kia Sorento
  • I checked all trunk-mount bike carrier fits for your two vehicles, the 2016 Kia Sedona and the 2018 Kia Sorento, to see if we have any 2-bike trunk carrier confirmed to fit properly on both vehicles. Racks fits for each car are displayed on the two linked pages, one page for each vehicle. Unfortunately none of the 2-bike carriers we sell correctly fits both of your cars. In order to use one bike rack on both cars you would need to go with a hitch-type rack and install a hitch on each...
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  • Can Items To Be Locked When Secured To the Reese Cargo Carrier Part # 63153
  • There is not a height restriction for the Reese Cargo Carrier part # 63153 in regards to how tall you can stack items onto this so you will just need to use your best discretion. However, I don't really see a way to lock anything to this so if that is your goal then I have a better option for you, the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier part # M2200-2201 which has internal dimensions of 47" long x 23" wide x 21-7/8" tall and comes with a locking lid. There is also a bag that will fit inside of...
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  • Recommended Front-Mount Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for 2014 Toyota Tacoma
  • Both the Curt Front Hitch # 31313 and the Draw-Tite Front Hitch # 65070 are confirmed to fit your 2014 Tacoma 4x4 but I definitely recommend the Draw-Tite for its higher 500-lb vertical load weight rating and because it allows re-installation of the skid shield which is not possible with the Curt. If you're intending to use a hitch-mount snow plow like the Detail K2 Avalanche # K2AVAL8219 or a hitch cargo carrier like # 63153 or any other potentially heavy item you might want to consider...
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  • Recommended Cargo Bag for Pro Series # 63153 Cargo Carrier
  • The cargo bag I highly recommend for your Pro Series Cargo Carrier # 63153 is the etrailer Cargo Bag # 988501. It has 20 cubic feet of storage, is waterproof with PVC coated nylon, and has six tie-down straps that will secure it to your Pro Series Cargo Carrier. If you take a look at the photos I've added you can see exactly how this bag looks when used with the Pro Series. I've also attached links to video reviews of this bag for you to take a look at.
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  • Become an Ultimate Hauler, Just Like Your Mom
  • Moms are pretty resourceful and creative when it comes to facilitating family life. Basically, to be an ultimate mom-like hauler, you’re going to have to magically create more space in your life and in, on or behind your vehicle for something, be it for kids, bikes, stuffed animals or gear. We’ve outlined some of the go-to gear we’ve known moms to use over the years. For the early years, moms stay active and get around with little ones using Thule strollers and child carriers. You can...
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  • Can Cargo Carrier be Used with a Super Hitch Original and SuperTruss Extension on 2015 Ford F-350
  • Based on the picture of your set up you would not be able to use a hitch mounted cargo carrier but I do have possible solutions for you. One option is to use the Trailer Tray cargo carrier # CC-255 if there is space enough for it on your trailer. I have linked a video review of the Trailer Tray for you. The other option is to install a front mount trailer hitch on your 2015 Ford F-350 and use a cargo carrier at the front. There are some things to consider though. The cargo could block...
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  • Best Hitch, Wiring, Bike Rack, & Cargo Carrier w/Lights Recommendation for a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
  • Great news! I can help you with all those things for your 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. First let's start with a hitch for your vehicle. I recommend the 2 inch Class III Draw-Tite # 76046 hitch, because of its higher weight capacity. This 2 inch receiver hitch will be more compatible with accessories on the market. It is also compatible with the Limited, LX, and Touring models. For the wiring for the cargo carriers lights like the Pro Series # 63153 with LED light kit # 98174LED, you...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Cargo Carriers With Shank Rise
  • We offer several hitch mounted cargo carriers that may work for you. The carriers we offer vary in the shank rise and size so I will recommend a couple that you may want to check out. One of the carriers I recommend is the Pro Series cargo Carrier, part # 63153. This fits 2 inch receiver openings and measures 24 x 60 inches with 5-1/2 inch high side rails. This carrier has a shank rise of 2-1/2 inches. I have attached a product review video you can take a look at. Another carrier...
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  • Recommended Hitch Cargo Carrier for 2015 NIssan Murano with Draw Tite Hitch
  • For your 2015 Nissan Murano with a Draw Tite hitch part # 75952 the Pro Series Hitch part # 63153 would be a great choice. The only other option you might consider is a folding carrier like the part # C18153. This is basically the same price and will allow you to fold the carrier up and out of the way when not in use. I also checked and this would have enough clearance to fold up on your vehicle.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Mazda MPV Van
  • Both the Draw Tite hitch part # 75507 and the Hidden Hitch part # 87420 are made by the same parent company Cequent. They are the same, they just have different brand names and currently have different prices. Part #87420 is not longer available. If you look at the installation instructions for either you will see both part numbers listed there. Our most popular cargo carrier that you may be interested in is the Pro Series Cargo Carrier part # 63153. Or for a folding carrier you would...
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  • Cargo Net for Pro Series 24 X 60 Cargo Carrier Recommendation
  • For the Pro Series Cargo Carrier part # 63153 that you referenced the Curt Cargo Net part # C18202 that you referenced would be a great choice. The dimensions are very close and the fact that the net can stretch will mean that it will fit whatever cargo you carry well. I attached review videos for both products.
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier Clearance at Spare Tire on 1998 Jeep TJ
  • It is easiest to confirm the fit of a hitch-mount accessory by using the hitch pin hole (HPH) as the reference point. The linked article shows how to measure the exact amount of clearance needed. If you do not have a 2-inch hitch please tell me the hitch Class and tongue weight rating from its safety sticker. A good 2-inch carrier, which provides more clearance than most 2-inch cargo carriers, is the Pro Series 24x60 Cargo Carrier # 63153. This provides 12-3/4-inches clearance from the...
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  • Install of EcoHitch 2-inch Hitch 306-X7261 for 2008 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Wagon with Quad Exhaust
  • The EcoHitch 2-inch model # 306-X7261 is a confirmed fit on the 2008 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Wagon with Quad Exhaust. This hitch will fit WRX quad exhaust models, including the WRX STi. I contacted the tech staff at TorkLift, who makes the EcoHitch products, and my contact provided the written instructions for installing this item. I have forwarded these to you in a separate email. This hitch has a 200-lb tongue weight (TW) capacity which means that a loaded bike rack like # TH934XTR...
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier Recommendation for Carrying a Generator
  • Your Dodge Ram dually truck should have a hitch with plenty of tongue weight capacity, but you might still check to make sure the hitch is rated to carry the weight of your generator. To make loading the generator easier (if it has wheels), you could use a cargo carrier with a ramp like the part # MT70106. This carrier has a 500 lb capacity so it should handle the weight of your generator easily. If you would prefer one without a ramp the Pro Series Carrier part # 63153 would also...
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  • Weight of the 24x60 Reese Cargo Carrier # 63153
  • The 24x60 Reese Cargo Carrier # 63153 has a shipping weight of 59 lbs. If you subtract the shipping materials that leaves you with about 55 lbs.
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  • Will the Pro Series Cargo Carrier 63153 Fit a 2006 Honda Odyssey and Not Get Hot from Exhaust
  • You would be fine to use the Cargo Carrier part # 63153 on your 2006 Honda Odyssey. The rise in the shank will put the basket up 2-1/2 inches above the hitch opening. Also, the exhaust on your vehicle will be around 6 inches from the outside of the rear bumper. This carrier has 12-3/4 inches of clearance between the hitch pin hole and the nearest portion of the basket. It just so happens that the exhaust on your vehicle is about the same distance under bumper as the hitch pin hole when...
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  • Suspension of 2008 Honda Pilot Squats When Cargo Carrier is Installed
  • So, what you are saying is that once the cargo carrier is loaded up with whatever you are carrying, the rear suspension compresses quite a bit, is that correct? If this is the case, it sounds like you would be a good candidate for a rear suspension enhancement kit. For a passive system that would only come into play when extra weight is applied to the rear of the vehicle, like when the carrier is being used, the Timbren # THROD2 system would be great. Install the system, and you would...
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  • Differences between Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153 and Pro Series # 63153
  • There is a pretty big difference between the Pro Series cargo carrier part # 63153 and the Curt part # C18153 that you referenced. The Curt can fold up when not in use and the Pro Series is fixed meaning it can not fold. The folding feature is nice, but the hinge will add a small amount of movement to the assembly over the fixed hitch. I attached reivew videos for these carriers demoed on similar Subarus as yours as well.
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