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Old 07-26-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Cargo Carrier Suggestion

Does anyone have a recommendation on a receiver mounted cargo carrier; or a suggestion of a brand or model to stay away from?

I saw one posting that suggested not to use an aluminum one for the simple reason that if it is going to fail, aluminum will break and steel will bend well before breaking.

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:06 AM   #2
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I agree on the steel being stronger I would trust it more.

I done some searching
receiver mounted cargo carrier - Yahoo! Search Results
I would stick with steel
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:36 AM   #3
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Mine is about the cheapest one available, from Camping World:
Cargo Carrier - Stromberg Carlson CC-100 - Cargo Carriers - Camping World

I usually mounted it in the receiver on the back of my 5er, and hauled a heavy 5,000 watt Honda generator on it. Worked great.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:45 AM   #4
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I have the neatest one! I designed it about 10 years ago. It is made of steel, comes off the receiver, remove the receiver "plug", install a leg with wheel on each side, caster leg with caster wheel under one end. Can use it as a three wheel cart or tow it behind an ATV, lawn tractor, or , with skis, behind a snowmobile. Black powder coated. Two men-about 220 apiece, can stand on corners and it does not bend...all 3/4" steel square tubing frame.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:01 AM   #5
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I too feel steel is stronger, They are all rated, however, at 500 pounds.

Mine is from Harbor Freight, It holds what I need it to hold no problem.. The only problem is it did not survive well when I accidently backed into a stone wall.

I replaced the main "Beam" (Which is also the hitch adapter) getting one a few inches longer (long story but not that long)

Originally when I put it on the MH I had a custom made drop hitch adapter that not only held the carrier (And occasionally bottomed out) but my bycicle carrier as well (Seperate adapter for that) WHen I got the longer 2" beam, I moved the drop adapter to the basement and mounted the bike carrier on the main beam for the cargo carrier.

As I said it is rated 500 pounds...

I put an "Anti Rattle" clip on it since I already had one (Blue ox) on the drop hitch.

Last week I needed to go "Topside" (up on the roof) and did not feel like unloading the big ladder, So I used the 10.5' telescoping job, Set it on the cargo tray, and climbed up, I'm 335 pounds.. Very solid, held me (And the ladder) and teh tools I carried (less than a pound) no problems..

Now there is a problem (just not with the carrier) I go to get the air conditioner replaced later today (That's the problem, I said it has nothing to do with the carrier)
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:24 PM   #6
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I have the neatest one! I designed it about 10 years ago. It is made of steel, comes off the receiver, remove the receiver "plug", install a leg with wheel on each side, caster leg with caster wheel under one end. Can use it as a three wheel cart or tow it behind an ATV, lawn tractor, or , with skis, behind a snowmobile. Black powder coated. Two men-about 220 apiece, can stand on corners and it does not bend...all 3/4" steel square tubing frame.
You don't happen to remember the manufacturer or where you found it?

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Shimmy, as I posted, I designed the cargo carrier/utility cart. It came about because 35 of us in the Advanced Technology Engineering Division of Fiskars were "downsized". One of the machinists in the shop asked me to go into business with him. I asked doing what? His reply was making cargo carriers. (not enough money in that) I suggested making it flexible so hunters could use it in the woods, gardeners in the yard, snowmobilers in the snow. So, I designed a complete package, we built 20 units, ran out of money and I found employment.
So, my design, my build. The former friend might still have about 15 in his rec room. We were getting $279 for the largest one with most of the options.(we did load 750# on it with no damage!)
If still interested send me a PM
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