Trailer Hitch and Cargo Carrier for a 2014 Chevy Volt

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Will this cargo walled carrier work with my 2014 Chevy Volt that is pretty close to the ground? Please advise. Thank you.

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There are only certain hitch mounted cargo carriers that will work with the Class I trailer hitch, # C11221, for your 2014 Chevy Volt. The Carpod # M2200 only fits in a 2 inch receiver found on Class III and larger hitches. Since the Class I hitch has a 1-1/4 inch receiver the Carpod will not fit but we do have other carriers that will.

The Class I compatible cargo carriers include Curt carriers # C18145 and # C18110 as well as Surco carrier # 52017. Out of these options I recommend Curt carrier # C18110 because it has a rise in the shank of 3-3/4 inches meaning it holds the basket part higher up for better ground clearance. This is ideal for your Volt that is low to the ground. You can add a cargo bag # 59102 to protect the cargo from the elements.

There are a couple of things to consider though. First, the hitch for your Volt is rated for 100 pounds., That means the combined weight of the cargo carrier, 30 pounds, and the cargo cannot exceed 100 pounds. Also, per the Curt warranty requirements you will need to use stabilizer strap # 18050 when using the hitch for any non-trailer load such as a cargo carrier.

I have linked videos of the carrier and strap for you.

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