Selecting Folding vs. Fixed Hitch-Mount Cargo Carrier


Can this carrier be used without the folding bar? Can the center support bar just be ed directly into the trailer hitch and used that way? Thanks


Expert Reply:

The Curt Folding Cargo Carrier # C18153 provides a folding function thanks to the hinge mechanism in its 2-inch shank (please refer to the photo I linked for you). This is an integral part of the carrier and it cannot be removed. The center-positioned square bar that is visible at the rear edge of the carrier is not equivalent in strength to the shank, and while it does resemble a receiver opening on a hitch it cannot be used to mount the carrier in a hitch nor for any other type of hitch accessory.

We also offer fixed cargo carriers that do not fold up. You can view these by clicking on the link provided. A cost-effective and lightweight 2-inch fixed carrier is the MaxxTow # MT70422.

Before you select a carrier you will want to note the distance from the hitch pin hole to the rear-most part of the vehicle as this affects the fit of the carrier. Make sure you choose a carrier that offers enough clearance to avoid bumper contact. You can refer to the linked article for more on checking this clearance.

Click to Enlarge
expert reply by:
Adam R

Products Referenced in This Question

Product Page this Question was Asked From

Follow up Questions

Similar Expert Q&A Pages

See More Q&A Expert Answers >>