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Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Acura RDX

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Review of the Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier on a 2015 Acura RDX


Today on our 2015 Acura RDX, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Curt 24x60 Folding Cargo Carrier. Now this has a 500 pound capacity. It's been designed for use in 2 inch hitches. The part number on it is C18153. As you can see we've got a 100 pounds loaded up here in the carrier and just pretty typical with a cargo carrier that is secured using the hitch pin and clip, you're going to have some movement and some shake and some wiggle side to side. That's not how we get them to keep it nice and steady.

We get them to free up that room inside our vehicles for the passengers and pets. Now if we want to secure that, we've got plenty of anti rattle devices and stuff like that available just check out our website. We get our gear off here. As you can see the carrier is going to offer a nice high sides. It's a square tubing design that's going to give us options as far as connecting straps and stuff like that are concern. The floor is not solid, it's going to be like an expanded steel that allow dirt and debris and stuff like that to fall out and away and overall it's a nice big addition to the rear of the vehicle. As far as ground clearance goes here at the rear, we're going to have about 12 3/4, let me double check, about 14 3/4 of an inch, I apologize.

Overall we're going to have it's about 39 1/2 inches that we've added to the length of the Acura and at it's closest point to the rear of the vehicle going to be about 4 1/2 inches away about right here. Now a great thing about the carrier is that it has a slight rise to it as you can see here it kind of steps up a little bit. That's going to help us with the exhaust, we've got one exit here on the passenger side, same thing there on the driver side. Really high but still going to exit below the plane of our carrier. We're really not going to have any danger of transporting with heat sensitive materials. Let's take a look now at the rear hatch.

As you can see as we open it, it does break over the plane of the carrier slightly. That's going to happen at about 28 1/2 inches there. If in this small area you anticipate stacking items up higher than that, we may run into a little bit of interference. Now at the store or to tuck the cargo carrier up, we'll pull the clip and also the pin that we've got located there in the mast or on the shank, then just lift up on the rear. Once we've get it up at about a 90 there, we're going to reposition our pin in and slide our clip in to secure it and that's going to open up a lot of options as far as getting it parked in the garage and things like that without having to take it on and off all the time. Now in this position we're going to have about 11 1/2 inches worth of ground clearance.

We've added about 11 1/2 inches to the length of the vehicle and at it's closest point. It's like it be back here, carrier is going to be about 9 1/4 inches away. Now that we've had a good look at how it works and how it's going to fit onto our 2015 Acura RDX. Let's take a look and see how that very same cargo carrier performed when they head it out on our 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 pot hole 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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