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Does Use of Cargo Carrier Reduce Trailer Hitch Capacity

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I understand the 50 reduction of a hitchs tongue weight capacity if a hitch extender is used, but does a cargo carrier specifically, C18113 count as a hitch extenderinch if it fits right into the hitch itself i.e. without a product like MT70024? Thanks!

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Cargo carriers like the Curt carrier part # C18113 attached directly to a trailer hitch without the use of an extender like the part # MT70024 do not cut the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent.

If this carrier was installed in your hitch directly you'd get the full capacity of the trailer hitch.

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