Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review

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Review of the Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier


Today we're going to be taking a look at our 17x46 Curt Cargo Carrier. It's both 1 1/4" and 2" hitches. It's part number is C18145. This hitch mounted, basket style cargo carrier is going to allow you to tote extra gear. This is going to free up space in your vehicle for pets or passengers and it's also going to allow you to keep muddy and dirty items outside of your vehicle, so it's not dirtying up the interior. The raised side rails that go all the way around the carrier are going to help to hold the gear in place, as well as the steel construction and the corrosion resistant finish. It's going to allow you to connect anywhere on your carrier that you'd like with a strap or a tie down without having to worry about scratching the finish and creating places where corrosion might occur. The carrier has a nice open floor design.

This is going to provide stability for your larger items and also help the grime and gunk from building up in the floor of the carrier. Curt's also going to offer you a nice limited one year warranty on their product. The carrier's designed for use in class one, class two or class three receivers. A class one receiver, we're going to have a 200 pound weight capacity. Then the class two, a 350 pound weight capacity. And then our class three, all the way up to 500 pound weight capacity. The anti rattle bolt is going to be included.

It comes with a washer, lock washer, the anti rattle bolt itself and a clip for security. Today, we're going to be installing the carrier into a 2"x2" hitch, so we're going to use the converter or the adapter that converts it up to that size. This is included with the carrier. And inside, you'll see it's got a little injection molded cylindrical peg. That's going to slide right into the hole that's below our threaded pin hole. So, we'll bring that down, slide it right on there. And now, we'll install it on the vehicle for you.

So, we'll slide the shank of the carrier right into the receiver tube of our hitch. We want to line the pin hole up with the hitch pin hole that's in the receiver. We'll then thread in our anti rattle bolt and tighten it down using our wrench. We'll then secure it with our clip here on the side, and just like that, we're ready to hit the road. As you can see, using the anti rattle, anti sway pin there is really going to help keep our cargo carrier secure and take all the play out of our shank. Now that we've got our cargo carrier installed, I'll show you what it looks like loaded down with gear. We're going to take it through our slalom course, and our bumps course to let you see what it looks like in action as well. As you can see as we drive through our slalom course, we've got very little side to side movement in our carrier.

As we go through our alternating and solid bumps, you can see that anti rattle bolt doing its job and not allowing your carrier to move around too much. That will complete today's look at the 17x46 Curt Cargo Carrier, part number C18145. .


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