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Old 04-22-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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Hitch Cargo Carrier/Bike Rack

Anyone have a good recommendation on a cargo carrier that uses the hitch? Need a spot to put luggage etc during family trips. I'm also looking for a good bike rack carrier recommendation. Thoughts?

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Old 04-22-2014, 06:43 PM   #2
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I can recommend the Thule Apex swing-away bike carrier.


I have had mine for about a year now on my 2013 JKUR. It is sturdy, holds up to 4 bikes and swings open enough to open the tail gate and back glass. This works for the 32" tires I have on the Rubicon, it might be a tight fit if you have a larger spare.

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Old 04-22-2014, 08:58 PM   #3
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I bought this carrier; Amazon.com: Masterbuilt H482FW HITCH-HAUL Sport Cargo Carrier: Automotive I liked the high clearance design, cheap price, light weight, narrow enough to not block the tail lights ( although I installed LED tail lights on the carrier) only issue I had and I was expecting was interference with my 35/12.50 spare tire. I fabricated an extra 4" length to the 2" tubing to clear my spare. If your running stock size tires it would clear easy.
Also you need one of these http://www.amazon.com/Stow-Away-020-...tch+stabilizer
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for the inputs! Those are way cheaper than the ones I was looking at. The Curt and Rola models are pretty nice. Would be cool to get one that I can use both the carrier and the bike rack together.
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:28 PM   #5

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Another thing to consider is getting a normal hitch mounted bike rack and get an extension to clear the tire.
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