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Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

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Review of the Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier on a 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we're doing a test it of a Let's Go Aero GearCage. Part number, HCR222. The dimensions for this are 48x32 and it has a 300 pound weight capacity. Now we already have this on our vehicle, we're first going to take a few measurements. Our first one's going to be our ground clearance. It's actually right up under the back of our carrier and we're at about a 13 and 3/4 inches.

Overall per vehicle we're adding about 41 and 1/2 inches and our closest point is going to be about 7 inches away there. Now on our Explorer we actually have dual exhaust on the passenger and driver side. Comes just about straight and even with our carrier, we're looking at about 13 and 1/4 inches so just beware of that if you plan on carrying heat sensitive materials. I would just stay more in the middle region or even put it in your cargo area. Now if we check our hatch clearance here, so we do have an automatic hatch so just be aware if that you plan on stacking materials very high that you won't have much time to get them out of the way or even open your hatch just a little bit. We're looking at about 22 and 1/2 inches of clearance there. Again just be aware if you plan on stacking a lot of materials. Now if we take a look at our hitch this carrier is designed to work with 2 inch hitches only and we also have anti-rattle bull and clip holding that in.

Now that's going to keep a lot of the shake and play out of the carrier as you're heading down the road so you're not going to have or feel much movement or see much movement either. That's going to be our completed look at the Let's Go Aero GearCage, part number HCR222 on our 2013 Ford Explorer. Let's see how it does 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 which simulates turning corners or evasive maneuvers. Once we get to the alternating speed bumps we'll see the twisting action, this will simulate hitting a curb or 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, garage, or driveway.

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