Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Flex

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

Today, on our 2013 Ford Flex, we'll be doing a test for the Let's Go Aero GearCage Cargo Carrier. That's part number HCR 222. It's dimensions are 48 by 32. It has a nice weight capacity of 300 pounds, and it's for 2 inch by 2 inch receivers only. We've got a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver here today. Let's go ahead and begin by loading that shank into the receiver. Now we'll just line up our pin holes.

All right, that looks about right. Then we can grab our included anti-rattle bolt and clip. We're just going to thread that through the 5/8 pin hole. Now, the nice thing about this anti-rattle bolt is that it's going to help reduce the play and the rattle within our hitch and our carrier. You can see, without that being tightened up, we've got a lot of play in there. So we'll grab our wrench.

We're going to tighten that down, and we'll give it another shake for you. Put the clip in place. As you can see, most of the play and the rattle is gone. Let's take a few measurements. So, our nearest point from the outside of the carrier to our bumper of our Flex here, about 7 1/4. Overall to the Flex we've added about 41 1/2 inches.

Our ground clearance . we have to get under the shank, right underneath here . about 10 inches, which is going to make our loading height about 21 inches. Let's check our break-over point. All right, so that's going to be about 19 inches before our rear hatch breaks over our carrier. So, just keep that in mind when you're stacking any material or cargo that height. Right, and one more thing I'd like to point out is that our exhaust exits straight out on our driver and passenger side, and that's going to be about 10 inches away from our cargo carrier.

So, you just want to keep that in mind when you're carrying any heat sensitive materials. And that's going to complete our test fit of the Let's Go Aero GearCage Cargo Carrier, part number HCR 222, on our two thousand f . thirteen, excuse me, Ford Flex. Let's see how it performed on our test course. This is our test course. Let's start with the slalom. This shows side to side action, such as turning corners or evasive maneuvering. Then on to our alternating speed bumps. This shows twisting action, such as hitting curbs, pot holes, road debris, or uneven pavement. Last of all, the solid speed bumps. This shows up and down action, such as driving through a parking lot, or parking garage, or driving in and out of a drive way.

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