Best RV Rated Cargo Carrier Option for Cooler, Generator and Bikes

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Is this rated for RV 5th wheel use with a 2” receiver? It won’t be used for e-bikes like the other question. Cooler, generator, and regular bikes.

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I do have a solution for you, but the 24x60 etrailer Cargo Carrier # e98874 is not designed to be used on the back of an RV. Generally speaking, folding carriers are not ideal because they do not stand up too well to the extra stress exerted by the excessive up and down movement that takes place behind the rear axle of an RV.

Instead, take a look at the 23x60 Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier # CC-100. It's also rated for 500 lbs and it's basically the same size. The difference is that Stomberg Carlson has designed and tested this carrier to be approved for use behind an RV, travel trailer, or motorhome.

To secure the carrier to your hitch receiver, I recommend an anti rattle hitch lock like # 63232 (the carrier does not include a hitch pin or lock), and since you're planning on carrying your bikes on the carrier, you'll also want to pick up the Bike Rack Adapter # CC-125, which is specifically designed for use with the same carrier. This includes two tie-down straps to securely transport two bikes to and from their destination.

I've attached videos as well as a couple photos, including a review from another neighbor who used this carrier on the back of his RV and was very impressed by how sturdy it is.

If the raised side rails is what attracted you to the etrailer cargo carrier, then the Surco Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches # 52018 may be a better option, but it will set you back a bit more in terms of cost. I confirmed with Surco this carrier is RV approved as well.

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Carla M

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Is 63153 rated for RV use with a 2” receiver hitch?

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Expert Reply:

MT70108 - 20x47 MaxxTow Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - 500 lbs
MT70107 - 2x18 MaxxTow Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs
MT70422 - 21x48 MaxxTow Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - 500 lbs

If the raised side rails is what attracted you to the etrailer cargo carrier then the Surco Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches # 52018 may be a better option, but it will set you back a bit more in terms of cost. I confirmed with Surco this carrier is RV approved as well.

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Follow up Questions

Elaine B.

We have a Hollywood carrier for our two electric bikes. Now we need one for an adult Sun bike traditional 3 wheeler trike and a the electric bike. Can the carrier be modified to accommodate these two bikes.? Or what would you suggest? We have a Toyota Highlander. 84847

Reply from Chris R.

I have a great option for you, however there isn't a good way to convert your existing Hollywood Racks carrier to something that could secure both a trike and e-bike. I instead recommend going to the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1450Z-E-TRKADP3 , which can safely support a trike AND an e-bike that weighs as much as 80 pounds. 67950

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