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Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Toyota Tacoma

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Review of the Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier on a 2015 Toyota Tacoma


Today on our 2015 Toyota Tacoma, we'll be doing a test related to 00:00:03 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier. That's part number M2205. Its dimensions are 23 by 47. It has a weight capacity of 450 pounds. As you can see, it's sizable carrier. The walls come up and it's going to contain our cargo.

It's held in place by a pin and clip. The pin and clip, however, is not included so you'll need to pick one up, part number PC3, here at Etrailer.com. Let's go ahead and take a few measurements. Start with our ground clearance first. About 22 and a half inches back here. Overall, to the Tacoma, we've added about 34 and a half inches.

For the closest point, looks like it's going to be about right here, about 4 inches before that makes contact. Now, our exhaust exit is right on the passenger side, out to the right that is, so we don't have to worry about tearing any heat-sensitive materials on our carrier. We're okay with that. Let's go ahead and check our tailgate clearance with the walls up. As you can see, with the walls up, we're able to open up our tailgate about that much before we make any contacts. If you still need to remove any cargo gear, groceries, whatever you might have with you on your trip. Now, the cargo carrier does fold up when not in use for storage. What we want to do is go ahead and collapse the walls down.

We'll go ahead and start pulling out the pins. We'll get the sides folded in first. Now, the nice thing about this front wall is that it's got a stopper so it doesn't go up against our tailgate. We always want to make sure to pull that one out first, that way we can take care of other walls. Get those all loose.

Now, we can fold either side in first. Go with that side and then that side. Now, before we fold it up, Carpod does have included straps so we can contain our walls when folded down so they don't flap on us. I'm just going to go ahead and run that really quick, and get that secure. It's a nice cam buckle 00:02:22 strap, so we can ensure that it's not going to come undone very easily, that is. All right, that's it. That's pretty good. Also, with the walls folded down, let's check our tailgate clearance again in case we need to get into our tailgate and we still got our carrier on. As you can see, we got a full drop. It's not going to come in contact with the cargo carrier. Now, let's fold it up. What we're going to do is come over here. Remove the pin and clip. We'll fold that up. We'll line the pinholes back here where we'll 00:03:03 reinsert that hardware. Now, let's take a few more measurements starting with our ground clearance back here. About 18 inches, right around that 18 inches there. Overall, which is folded up, we've added about 11 inches to the Tacoma. For our nearest point, it's still going to be about 4 inches right here at the shank 00:03:30. That's going to complete our test fit 00:03:35 of the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier, part number M2205, on our 2015 Toyota Tacoma. Let's see how that performed on our test course. This is our test course. Let's start with the swallow 00:03:48. This shows side-to-side action such as turning corners or evasive maneuvering. Then onto our alternating speed bumps. This shows twisting action such as hitting curbs, potholes, road debris or uneven pavement. Last of all, the solid speed bumps. This shows up and down action such as driving through a parking lot or parking garage or driving in and out of a driveway.


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