Best Cargo Carrier For Use In Salt Water Environment To Avoid Rusting


I just got a 2" hitch on my 2020 Dodge Journey and I really need a cargo carrier for when we go to Florida. I am worried because my other carrier was exposed to salt water and it rusted after a year


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I can understand your concern with rust in a salt water environment. I recommend the etrailer Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Aluminum part # e98991 which is an aluminum cargo carrier that measures 58-3/16" long x 20-1/2" wide x 6" deep of usable space. Since it is aluminum is also only weighs 18 lbs so it easier to take in and out the hitch. I do recommend to spray the cargo carrier and hitch down with fresh water periodically to further extend the life of the hitch and cargo carrier. I have attached a helpful article on preventing rust for your reference.

I also recommend to use the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Stainless Steel Flush Design for 2" Hitch Receiver part # e98882 to protect your investment. The lock is stainless steel to prevent the lock from corroding and sticking.

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