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trailer hitch cargo carrier
« on: December 31, 2017, 07:09:56 PM »
anyone have one? do you use it much? steel or aluminum? folding? what do you think of them?
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 07:14:28 PM »
This for your brand new 4 runner? 


I would get a swing away so you can lift your hatch without unloading the carrier, and don't over load it like I see folks doing.  Be nice to have it wired with some lights too.
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 07:16:11 PM »
This for your brand new 4 runner?

sounds like it's not big enough already.

 When I drove an expedition I used one to transplant stray raccoons and cats. A big boar would shake the truck when on the back. You have to be aware of it when backing.  :chuckle:

It also works quite well to put coyotes on to transport.
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 07:52:28 PM »
What I was thinking about was to have it folded up, drive around do my thing, come lunch time fold it down, open back and sit there with feet on rack. and/or change boots there rain gear? or maybe throw a stinkin coyote on there if I am in a contest. So far I am liking it a lot.

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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 08:18:38 PM »
For what you're describing, this is my recommendation  :tup:


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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 08:27:19 PM »
LOL I like it, the more I look at them the more of a pain they seem.
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 08:47:46 PM »
If you need more room they work well. You can keep it inside the back and use it when needed for game to keep the inside clean, several of my guides have used them. Just don't forget it's on when turning around in tight spots!  :chuckle:

If you install a receiver on the front they actually work very well in front. Of course they are kind of a redneck thing, not sure how they would be viewed in populated areas?  :chuckle:
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2017, 09:58:10 PM »
I use one for hunting/camping.   

My woods vehicle is a Hummer H3, and the thing has been a lifesaver.

I've had two cow elk on mine....... and they don't fit in my H3.

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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2017, 10:13:08 PM »
I use one to haul bales of hay for the rabbits once in a while with my Jeep. Hay inside sucks. Thatís the only thing Iíve found a use for it.
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 10:41:33 PM »
I use mine for hauling deer about 20 miles to our camp from the trailheads to our camp.I also have a roof rack but 200#s of deer isn't too easy to to get up that high.I like to put firewood from windfalls along the road to camp,too.For $40s its a no brainer that its better than hauling a trailer around during a week or more for hunting and a heck of a lot easier than messing up your rig with a lot of blood and horns punching holes in your seats.The buck on the tarp in my garage I took in 2004 and he rode home wrapped in the tarp on my reciever rack.I took him in the Methow and that was 5 hours of driving and the meat was fantastic.I aged him at 5yo , 300#s and tender as veal.pcal

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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 06:04:12 AM »
I'm gonna get one for the rear bumper of my travel trailer
add a bolt on receiver and move the spare, no more coolers and generators inside on the floor
and yes a good cable and padlock also
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2018, 09:16:06 AM »
They work great for hauling deer/keeping inside vehicle clean, How I get salvage deer home, plus much lower to lift a whole animal onto then into bed of truck when solo.

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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 09:39:30 AM »
I'm gonna get one for the rear bumper of my travel trailer
add a bolt on receiver and move the spare, no more coolers and generators inside on the floor
and yes a good cable and padlock also

You can get away with the genny but a cooler is likely going to give you sway on your trailer over 60-65 mph likely.  Just a difference of 50 to 100# is a lot back their typically.  Doesn't hurt to try just be on the lookout for it.  Depends how your tanks are loaded also - might work full/empty but not vice versa. 

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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2018, 09:41:30 AM »
I'm gonna get one for the rear bumper of my travel trailer
add a bolt on receiver and move the spare, no more coolers and generators inside on the floor
and yes a good cable and padlock also

You can get away with the genny but a cooler is likely going to give you sway on your trailer over 60-65 mph likely.  Just a difference of 50 to 100# is a lot back their typically.  Doesn't hurt to try just be on the lookout for it.  Depends how your tanks are loaded also - might work full/empty but not vice versa.

Should pull ok as long as there is good tongue weight!  :tup:
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2018, 10:15:58 AM »
thanks it should its pretty small cooler and generator and the tongue weight I believe is on the money
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2018, 11:23:46 AM »
I have a steel one and use it a lot. But I have a Nissan Frontier. On short weekend trips I use it. If you wants lights , magnetic tow lights work great on them and you can use the lights for other things.

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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2018, 11:52:04 AM »
I made a steel one, big enough that I could haul a motorcycle on. It is really handy for hauling big bulky stuff like coolers and totes, and if you canít fit all your stuff in the vehicle it can save you from towing a trailer.

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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2018, 04:28:32 PM »
I was kinda thinking of it as a tail gate, I sit on my truck tail gate all the time, or up on the tool box.
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2018, 05:30:53 PM »
I was kinda thinking of it as a tail gate, I sit on my truck tail gate all the time, or up on the tool box.
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2018, 04:30:37 PM »
I have a steal one I only use when hunting. It is preaty heavy, if I was going to do it again I would buy the aluminum one with the 4-6 in. sides. They hold just as much.
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2018, 04:37:33 PM »
I also have a steel version.  And I also use it primarily for hunting trips.  It can hold a lot of weight and makes a good step up when I take my little truck camper and leave it on the truck.  It's really nice for a humongous cooler full of ice.    Makes it a little easier to remove when you get to camp.

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Just an FYI.  I was going to do the same with my travel trailer but the dealer strongly advised against it.  Apparently those bumpers aren't really built to handle a lot of cantilevered weight.  At least that's what he claimed.  I haven't consulted the manufacturer yet.
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2018, 09:24:33 PM »
 :yeah:


I also looked into it and it's a bad idea, the frames aren't meant for weight bouncing around out there.  I think it should hold a small genny, but you could also just put the generator above the propane tanks up front.  They got some neat little stands for that.


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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2018, 10:22:49 PM »
Been thinking of adding one to my bed extender so I could carry a big cooler and my yaks.
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2018, 11:53:16 PM »
Been using a home made one for years, they are great to have if you have a SUV. :tup:
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