Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

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Review of the Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier on a 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon


Today on our 2012 Subaru Outback we're going to do a test fit of the 23x47 CarPod Walled Cargo Carrier. Part number is M2205. Now we already have it on our vehicle. I would like to just show you a few features of it. First feature I would like to show you is the mesh bottom. The mesh bottom's good so you can keep out your dirt and debris. Now also, it can hold up to 450 pounds.

It has a nice, black, powder coat. That's going to help from rust and corrosion. Let's go ahead and take a couple of measurements. First one will be overall distance with added to our vehicle. I'm looking at 34 and a half inches.

Now our closest point, that's going to be right here and that's 5 and a half inches. In for our ground clearance, I'm looking right up under here and that's 11 inches there. Now on the 2012 Subaru Outback, the exhaust is on the driver's side. It's pointing downward. Just keep that in mind if you have any heat sensitive material. You might want to place them toward the middle or the passenger side itself.

With this particular carrier, it has a folding position or a store position. We're going to show you how we do that. We're going to take out the pins here. I'm going to lay this one down. Take out the two more pins on this side.

When you're not using your pins in use, you may want to put them in your glove box or somewhere or in your garage where you keep everything stored. For right now I'm going to put them in my pocket. This comes with a nice little strap so you can keep it tied down. I'll go ahead and put this on. All right so you bring this down. Go ahead and tie it down. Here we go. Get it nice and tight. Here we go. Now when your cargo carrier is in this position you see that you can get in and out of your hatch. If you need to put anything or take anything out, you should have plenty of room to do so. This also has another position. It's a folding position. We can come down here, pull this, pin and clip, bring it up and turn your pin and clip down here. We're going to take two more measurements. Overall distance and closest to our cargo carrier. Overall distance now, I'm looking at 11 inches. In closest to our carrier, actually has not changed. It's still at 5 inches here. This is equip for 2 inch hitches only. It does not come with a pin and clip. You can find that on our website. That part number there is PC3 or you can find any other anti-rattle bolt and clips on our website also. That's going to complete our look at the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier. Part number again is M2205 on today's 2012 Subaru Outback. Let's see how it does on our test course. Here it is on our test course. First is the slottem 00:04:09 area which simulate side to side action like turning the corners or evasive maneuvers. Next are the alternate speed bumps. We'll show you the twisting action like hitting a pothole, road debris or hitting a curb. Following, we have the solid speed bumps. We'll show you up and down action to simulate a parking garage or coming out your driveway.


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