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Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

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Review of the Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier on a 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche, we're going to do a test fit on the 24 by 60 Curt Folding Cargo Carrier. They've designed this for use with 2 inch hitches, it has a 500 pound weight capacity. The part number on it is C18153. To begin our test fit, we need to slide the shank right into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do, we line up our pin hole with our hitch pin hole. With those in line, we'll slide through our standard 5/8th pin and we'll slide our clip in the other side to secure it. The pin and clip are sold separately.

You'll find those on our website as part number PC3. At the carrier's closest point to the rear of the vehicle, looks like that's going to be about 6 1/4 inches away. Overall, we've added about 14 1/4 inches to the length of our Avalanche, and we have a ground clearance at the rear here of about 14 inches. If we pull the clip and pin that are located here at the rear, it's going to allow us to tilt the carrier out and away from our vehicle. We'll come around front, slide the pin back in and also secure it with the clip in the new set of holes. We're now going to have about 15 3/4 of an inch between the carrier and rear of the vehicle.

We've added about 41 1/4 inches to the length of our Avalanche, and we have about 16 inches worth of ground clearance. Let's check for tailgate clearance. As you can see, we are going to have the room to fully open our tailgate. It's located about 3 3/4 of an inch over this top rail and it might over hang by about half an inch, but this is one of the few cargo carriers that we would actually be able to load just about the whole carrier up as high as we wanted to, without a lot of interference from the tailgate. If you are going to be using your carrier as well as your cargo area, this might be a really good option for you. The exhaust system, that's located here on the passenger side.

It's tilted down and out, kind of at this angle, so it shouldn't have any kind of effect on heat sensitive materials that we may be transporting. Now that we've taken a good look at the Curt 24 by 60 Folding Cargo Carrier and how that's going to work on our 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche, let's take a look and see how that very same cargo carrier did when they had it out on the test course. Here on our test course, we'll start by going through the slalom. This is going to show us the side to side action. This simulates turning corners or evasively maneuvering. Once we get to the alternating speed bumps, we'll see the twisting action. This will simulate hitting a curb or a pothole or driving over uneven pavement.

Once we get to the full speed bumps, we'll see the up and down action. This will be just like driving in and out of a parking lot, parking garage or driveway. .

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