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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. That’s the only thing I’ve 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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