MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

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Review of the MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier on a 2016 Toyota Tacoma


Today, on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma we're doing a test fit of the MaxxTow Cargo 48 by 21 Cargo Carrier. That part number is MT70422. Now, this is designed to work with 2 inch hitches and has a 500 pound weight capacity. The first thing we're going to do here is take a few measurements. We're going to do our ground clearance first. We're going to have about 15 and 1/4 inches of clearance.

Overall to our vehicle, we're adding about 28 and 1/4 inches. Our closest point is going to be about 5 and 3/4 inches. Now, with our Tacoma we do have a single passenger side exhaust over here. As you can see it comes straight out to the side, so you don't have to worry about caring any heat sensitive materials in a specific spot on your carrier. Next, we'll check out tailgate overhang.

As you can see we don't make any contact with the carrier at all. We'll check how much overhang and how much it sits off. We're going to have about 8 and 1/4 inches between the two. We're going to have about 8 inches of overhang there. If you do have anything stacked on your carrier, you may run into some contact with your tailgate if you want to get that opened completely. Last thing we'll check is our hitch.

Like I said before, this works with a 2 inch hitch. We also have a hitch pin and clip down there. Now, that is included when you purchase your carrier. Although, if you want something a little bit more stabilizing for your carrier, you can find some anti-rattle devices on our website as well. That's going to be our completed look at MaxxTow 48 by 21 Cargo Carrier, part number MT70422, on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma.

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


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