Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier with Lid Review

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Review of the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier with Lid


Today we'll be taking a look at the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier with Lid. Part number M2205-2201. The carpod hitch mounted cargo carrier is the ideal solution for keeping your cargo secured, contained and protected on the back of your vehicle. It comes with a locking lid, so we can further secure our cargo so we can insure that it will be here when we get back. It features three locking points so we can secure it with a padlock or we can use our included strap to hold down the lid. As you can see with that tight, it's not coming up.

When not in use the whole carpod just folds flat. You simply pull the pins, bring the side walls in first, then once everything's folded down, we can grab our included strap and secure it. What that strap is going to do is it's going to help keep it from moving around once we have it folded up against our vehicle. Put our pin and clip in place. As you can see, the strap is going to keep it nice and secure while we're driving down the road. Here between our carpod and our vehicle, we've got our shank which is giving us a five inch rise for additional ground clearance. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the beginning of the rise, is six inches.

From the side of the hitch pin hole to the outer most point of the carrier, is about fourteen inches. From the side of the hitch pin hole to the rear of the carrier is roughly thirty eight inches. With it folded up from the side of the hitch pin hole to the carrier is about seven and half inches. To the rear from the center of the hitch pin hole is about thirteen and a half inches. Here at the rear of the cargo carrier we've got two reflectors on each corner. This is to insure better visibility for our other drivers. The whole carpod cargo carrier is made out of a galvanized steel construction.

It measures forty eight and three quarters long by twenty four inches wide by twenty two inches tall. It has a nice four hundred and fifty pound weight capacity with a nice black powder coat finish so it's going to resist rust and corrosion. Now that we've gone over some of the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. We've got it in the fold position here. Let's go ahead and first take our shank, we'll load it into the two inch by two inch receiver. Then we'll line up our pin holes.

Then once we get our pin holes lined up, we'll go ahead and take a pin and clip and put that through. Now this carrier doesn't come with a pin and clip but you can find it on our website at etrailer.com, part number PC3. Put the clip in place on the other side. Then we've got it. Now we can lower it down into platform position. So what we want to do is we come down here to this clip we're going to remove that. Remove this clip and then pull out the pin. That's going to allow it to fold down, then we can replace that pin and clip locking it in place. Now with it in this position, this would be a good time to get into your rear hatch to remove any cargo gear, groceries, anything you might have with you on your trip. So that's before you fold up your independent walls, that is. Then we can undo our strap that's keeping the walls secured. Get this done and then we can pull them out. Then we can start by opening up the rear wall here and then the front. We can let go of the front because it's got a little stopper there to keep it from swinging back into the vehicle. So raise up the sidewall here. We'll line up our pin holes, take our pin with the detente in the end and slip that in place. We're just going to repeat that step on the other three sides. Now let me come on the other side where I can show you a closer look. Now with our carpod secured, let's go ahead and take it on our test course and see how it performed. Here on our test course, let's first go into our slalom. This is going to show side to side action such as going around corners or evasive maneuvering. Then on to our alternating speed bumps. This is going to show a twisting action such as going over pot holes or uneven pavement. Then finally onto our solid speed bumps. This is going to show an up and down action such as pulling in and out of a driveway or out of a parking lot. That's going to complete our look at the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier with Lid. Part number M2205-2201. .


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