Recommended Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Receiver on 2005 Subaru

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best 1 1/4 hitch for 2005 subaru. I think needs a rise in shank? The videos that demo a few makes it hard to see which moves around the least.. safest? and quietist?

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It sounds like you are looking for a hitch-mounted cargo carrier for the 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver on your Subaru.

I recommend looking at the Pro Series 20x47 Cargo Carrier # 63155 for your vehicle. This is a very nice, basket-style cargo carrier that features a mesh floor for easy cleaning and a sturdy steel construction. This carrier does also have a shank rise of 3 inches from the top of the hitch receiver opening which will help increase ground clearance. I recommend adding the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 63147 to secure the carrier to your vehicle. This device will also reduce movement and noise of the carrier inside the trailer hitch receiver.

Please note that this carrier is compatible with Class II trailer hitches only. If the 1-1/4 inch receiver on your Subaru happens to be a Class I, I instead recommend the Curt Cargo Carrier # C18110. This carrier has platform dimensions of 47-11/16 inches in length and 19-1/2 inches in width. It also has a shank rise that measures 3-3/4 inches for improved ground clearance.

Both of these carriers will provide a safe and secure fit. To further reduce movement and add stability, I recommend looking at the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap # 18050. This will provide extra support by attaching to both the cargo carrier and vehicle. I have included a short video demonstration so you can see exactly how this works.

I have also included video demonstrations on both of the cargo carriers mentioned for you to check out.

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