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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2018, 05:17:34 AM »
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.

MadMax,

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.

thanks for the input
maybe I wont then
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2018, 08:23:24 AM »
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.

MadMax,

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.

thanks for the input
maybe I wont then

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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2018, 08:40:20 AM »
mines a full frame
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2018, 08:48:38 AM »
Been thinking of adding one to my bed extender so I could carry a big cooler and my yaks.
@ghosthunter, where did you get that yak helper/extender?

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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2018, 09:26:34 AM »
Been thinking of adding one to my bed extender so I could carry a big cooler and my yaks.
@ghosthunter, where did you get that yak helper/extender?
You can get them at Harbor Freight  Item #69650
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2018, 09:38:18 AM »
Been thinking of adding one to my bed extender so I could carry a big cooler and my yaks.
@ghosthunter, where did you get that yak helper/extender?
You can get them at Harbor Freight  Item #69650
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2018, 04:21:40 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.

Basic Harbor Freight steel cheapee....

Second that...have the same one for my Samurai.  Deer fit nice in it!

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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2018, 04:25:06 PM »
Here’s a Harbor freight one in latest catalog.
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Re: trailer hitch cargo carrier
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2018, 04:27:42 PM »
Or this one.
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