Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 1997 Jeep Wrangler

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Review of the Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier on a 1997 Jeep Wrangler


Today on our 1997 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Curt Cargo Carrier. This is going to have a 500 pound weight capacity. That will be 24 inches wide by 60 inches long. Steel construction with a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only. It will be part number C18153. Also with this rack your hitch pin and clip are not included.

If you do not already have one, you can obtain one on our website at etrailer.com part number PC3. Let's get our receiver on our shank plug into our receiver and show you how it all fits and looks. Once you have it inserted. Line up your pin holes so we could insert the hitch pin and clip. All right with the hitch pin and clip inserted, let's get a few measurements. Our closest measurement is going to be one of two spots depending on what kind of setup you have.

If you have a wider off road tire, this measurement won't be inaudible 00:01:30 to you as much as the measurement down there will be. But from the stock tire to the front of the rack is going to be about 3 1/8 inch. I will give you the measurement from the backside of the body so you'll have a better idea as to what you can get away with with an off road tire on there. That's going to be about 15 inches to the backside of the body to the cargo carrier. Overall distance that we've added from the receiver is going to be about 15 1/4 inches with a ground clearance of about 17 3/8 inches. All right if you look on the bottom, located here will be a clip, pull the clip and remove the pin.

This will allow us to drop down into the platform position, we can store our goods. Place your pin and clip back in for safety and we'll get a few more measurements. Now we got a little more room to the top right here. All right, again I'll give you the measurement from the tire if you have a stock setup which is going to be about 15 1/2 inches. From the body and the backside is going to be about 26 1/2 inches and then from the shank here just know that it won't make any contact until you come about right here at about 2 inches and that will be with it closed up and with it folded out just because the shank bed it won't allow to go in any further but just for your clearances that will be good to know. Overall distance that we've added onto the vehicle, we go underneath here, that going to be from the receiver tube that we have here is going to be about 42 1/4 inches.

With the rear ground clearance of about 20 1/2 inches. Just know that you have plenty of standoff from your exhaust incase you are going to be carrying anything that is going to be heat sensitive. The exhaust does exit to the rear but it does go down and away from the vehicle or away from the rack. This will be a perfect opportunity to see if we can get into our back door and what kind of access we have. You'd be able to get out some small items that you may have left behind or that you need to tie down. We'll close that up. You'd be ready to hit the road with your Curt Cargo Carrier part number C18153 on our 1997 Jeep Wrangler. Let's see how it does on our test course. Here you see it out on our test course. First is the slalom which shows the side to side action to simulate turning corners or evasive maneuvers. Next are the alternating speed bumps which show you the twisting action such as hitting a pot hole, road debris or going over a curve. Finally we'll finish with the solid speed bumps which show the up and down action to simulate a parking garage or coming out of the driveway. .


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