Class I Trailer Hitch Adapter for Cargo Carrier on 2013 Honda CR-V

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I have a 2013 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD that has a Class I hitch installed. I am interested in M2200 Basket Cargo Carrier. Are there any cons using an adapter. Thanks for you help,

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You can use an adapter, like a Bophy # HTAD. The positive to using an adapter like this is that it will allow you to use things like a cargo carrier or bike rack. The drawback is that you will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by 50% when you use an adapter.

So, if you have a hitch similar to Curt Class I Receiver Hitch, # C11555, which has a tongue weight of 200 lbs you would have a reduced max tongue weight of 100 lbs which includes the 54 lbs carrier # M2200, leaving you a total cargo weight of 46 lbs.

I'd recommend upgrading your hitch receiver to a Draw-Tite III Max Frame, # 75742, to get the most out of your vehicle. I did look up the towing load limits on your 2013 CR-V in the owners manual, and the max towing weight of your vehicle should not exceed 1500 lbs, and total tongue weight should not exceed 150 lbs. You would be able to carry a maximum of 96 lbs with this upgrade utilizing the # M2200 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier.

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