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etrailer RV Cargo Review - 2018 Keystone Hideout Travel Trailer

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Review of the etrailer RV Cargo on a 2018 Keystone Hideout Travel Trailer

A.J.: What's up everybody It's A.J. with Today we're going to be checking out this etrailer RV Bumper Cargo Carrier on our 2018 Keystone Hideout 272LHS. Now what this is going to be good for is getting that cargo out of your rig and into the carrier. So, thinking more like a generator. Generator's going to take up a lot of space and you're going to have that gasoline smell and you don't really want that in there while you're trying to sleep, or while you're going down the road.

You just don't want it in there. This is going to be more than enough to handle it. You just bring it out, set it here. The carrier itself can hold up to 500 pounds, so it's going to fit right in here, not going to be any problems.I've worked with the GennyGo style as well, which is like a flat piece of metal on the bottom. I like this bar system better.

I know, I'll knock on it so you can hear it. They're heavy-duty bars. Like I said, 500 pounds. The GennyGo one doesn't build with confidence because I feel like if I was getting that generator up here and I slipped and dropped it or anything like that it might dent or damage that carrier. It's not going to damage or dent this carrier at all.

These bars are going to hold up, it'll bounce, it's not going to break anything, which is awesome.So that in mind, let's look at how much space we actually have inside the carrier to work with. Let me grab my tape measure over here real quick. Go from inside to inside, you got 40 inches there. Inside to inside, 24 inches there. So that's good.

Just maybe to help you out, you could fit a generator here, a pretty big generator, and still have a little bit of room for an extra cooler or something else you wanted more space inside for.While we're doing measurements let's see how far it sticks out, you know from the bumper to the outermost point here. It looks like it's about. Let me get a little closer, sorry about that. 26 inches. So it sticks out 26 inches from the back of your rig. And then let's do ground clearance while we're here, just in case you're wondering what it is. It looks like it comes to about 22 inches, the closest point to the ground.Now, another thing you'd be able to take out that space it takes on the back of your rig by folding it up. It's a pretty unique feature. You just pull these pins out. Really easy to pull out these pins too by the way. I like it better than the clip style. You can just pull this off, it stays attached and I don't have to worry about having two different pieces and losing it. And then, it tilts up. Now, we're not able to tilt it up on our Keystone today because the bumper's a little bit underneath the travel trailer itself. So you can see it's back here so it kind of overlaps so you can't get that full fold in. But I just wanted to show you that it is possible for it to fold up, and I think that's a pretty cool feature.Things to worry about, you know when you're deciding where you're going to put it on your bumper, maybe your bumper sticks out a little bit more, maybe you added a bumper or added a different one, you might have more room to do it so here's some things to think about. Taillights, be careful. When you're going to fold it up you don't want to crunch any taillights. And if you have a ladder in place, you want to maneuver this around the ladder.And, if you buy this one and decide you need a little more space or it's not quite as much as you thought you would need you can get an extension piece that fits in the middle. So you just take this apart, put in the middle and it adds 24 more inches, so make it even bigger. And there's another bigger version of that that also you can add a centerpiece to that could pretty much go the full length of the bumper as long as you go around the welds. So, you really have a bunch of space you could fill up if you have that much stuff in the back of your rig. I think that's pretty awesome to have that just in case you outgrow your travel trailer and you got way more stuff than you originally had. Now you have an option to kind of get it outside and get it out of your way.With that being said, I think this is a really good cargo carrier that's going to help you out, get more leg room in there, get the smelly stuff out here, just help you out overall, make your passengers happier on your adventures. That does it for our look at the etrailer RV Bumper Cargo Carrier. Hope this helped.

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