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Old 01-23-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Hitch mounted cargo carriers

Was looking to buy a hitch mounted cargo carrier, but would like one that would flip up when not in use. Anybody our there got one they would recommend that will work with the spare tire. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:28 AM   #2
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I was looking for the flip up type originally but could not find one that allowed enough clearance for my spare. I ended up getting this one from Cabela's . Works great. Met my load requirements. Nice and light and didn't cost an arm and a leg. I figured it was not going to be mounted unless it was being used anyways.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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I had to get one for the last road trip I went on. Went with the Sportrack (Thule) 2" unit and a 1.25"-->2" hitch adapter. The thing is pretty solid, although for my comfort, I'm going to swap out the single rattle-proof bolt for a through-bolt (if anyone has one of these racks, they know exactly what I'm talking about).

Even with the extra inches from the adapter and the long post on the rack, it still won't fold up...and I only have a 31" on the stock spare tire mount.

This isn't a huge deal for me, as I usually have a Saris bike rack on the rear and will only use the cargo rack for trips. However, I'm also interesting in hearing if anyone has found a combo that actually folds.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:50 PM   #4
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Mine does not flip up...but it works very well for my critters I bring home. I bought mine from a Farm Store for about $80.





It is basically this one:

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:27 PM   #5
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I bought a "Hidden Hitch Class III Basket Carrier" from Quadratec last fall.

I mainly use it on my truck for hauling my generator to tailgate at football games.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:25 PM   #6
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I just recently bought this one. For $155 shipped it was well worth what I needed it for. It folds and just BARELY locks in the up/folded position. My Jeep is all stock so a tire any larger than stock it wouldn't close.
I assume the receiver mount would affect the basket distance also.
Here is the link to the expired ad, hopefully you can still view pics:
Best Promo 550 lbs Wheelchair Trailer Hitch Hauler Carrier Loading Ramp | eBay





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Old 01-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #7
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got mine at northern tools. Nice and big and flips up. Was a little over $100.

Here is the link: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...8899_200438899

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Got this one from Harbor Freight for about $60. It doesn't flip up though.



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Old 01-23-2013, 09:42 PM   #9
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I have this one: 20x48 Folding Cargo Carrier For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver Draw-Tite Hitch Cargo Carrier 6502

All welded and very solid. It took a hit from a car in the folded up position with minimal bending.

You may need a hitch extension depending on your spare size.

It fits my YJ with 30s no problem. The Rubicon requires an extension in order to fold it up.
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I ended up getting this one from Cabela's . Works great. Met my load requirements. Nice and light and didn't cost an arm and a leg.
So you can still open the rear gate with it attached? Hmmm... What's the make/model of that one? I'm having trouble finding it on the Cabela's site. Thanks in advance!
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So you can still open the rear gate with it attached? Hmmm... What's the make/model of that one? I'm having trouble finding it on the Cabela's site. Thanks in advance!

It looks like this one: Cabela's ATV/UTV Hitch Haul™
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I was looking for the flip up type originally but could not find one that allowed enough clearance for my spare. I ended up getting this one from Cabela's . Works great. Met my load requirements. Nice and light and didn't cost an arm and a leg. I figured it was not going to be mounted unless it was being used anyways.

How much was the one you got?
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:24 AM   #13
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I built my own for a little more than $35.00 The can carriers were the most expensive add-ons.

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