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Review of Curt - Hitch Bike Racks,Hitch Cargo Carrier - 18050

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Curt - Hitch Bike Racks,Hitch Cargo Carrier - 18050 Review


Today, we're going to take a look at the Curt Cam buckle stabilizing strap for hitch mounted accessories for a quantity of one strap. Now, this strap will provide extra support for your hitch receiver when you use a hitch mounted bike rack or cargo carrier. Basically, it'll help limit the amount of torque that's placed on your hitch receiver by a heavy hitch accessory and it helps to evenly distribute the weight to stabilize the hitch accessory prevent any bouncing.It is a cam buckle design here allows for a nice quick connection and release. Basically, what you'll want to do is take- There's this end for your bike rack or cargo carrier and this ends what'll attach to the vehicle. So, you'll start with the cam buckle end and you'll see it's a big open loop here. So, what you want to do is put the loop together, run this through your cargo carrier or through the top of your bike rack, and then run cam buckle through that to form a loop, and that'll hook it onto whatever accessory you have, and then you'll have your cam buckle.

Then, you'll take this other section of the strap. Has a vinyl hook on this end, which won't scratch your vehicle and this hook is what you'll attach to either the top of the hatch or the trunk area and that'll hold it to the vehicle.The other open end of the strap, what you'll then do is run it through this cam buckle, pull back on the lever, run it all the way through, and then you just pull this tight as tight as you can get it, and then once it gets as tight as you can be, you let loose of that lever and it'll hold it in place. That'll hold that bike rack or cargo carrier from wobbling on your hitch and causing a lot of torque on the hitch itself.Now, Curt does recommend to use this on their hitch for all non-trailer loads, like bike racks or cargo carriers. This part is for quantity of one strap. Total overall length on this is about 61 inches long and one inch wide.So, again, just to show you, go over installing it again.

What you'll want to do is you'll take this end that's for the accessory, and again this is the cam buckle end with the big large loop in it, run this, put the loop together, run this through your accessory, and then run the cam buckle right through the loop, and then pull it tight to snug it up onto your accessory. Once that's tight, you'll have your cam buckle, take your other end, hook this to your vehicle, take the other open end, run it through your cam buckle just like that, and then pull it all the way tight with this hook to your vehicle, this hook to your accessory. Once you get it snug and tight, just release that lever, going to hold it in place and you're all ready to go.But, that should do it for the review on the Curt cam buckle stabilizing strap for hitch mounted accessories for a quantity of one.


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