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Old 11-26-2014, 06:46 PM   #1
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Cargo Carrier 5x3 at least hitch mount

We are looking for a hitch mount cargo carrier that is at least 60 in x 36 in. have searched and can't find any that wide. We ride recumbent tadpole trikes that fold up and want to be able to haul these behind our class c rv. have looked at some , but just not wide enough. once I get them on the carrier I will bunge cord the heck out of them. they weight about 37 pounds each. I have a trailer, but want something a little more convenient. thanks and pm me if anyone has any ideas. this site is great and has already been more helpful than the dealership where we bought our first
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:01 PM   #2
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It would be just as easy and with far better quality if you went to a welder and had one made to your specs. I have seen numerous of what your talking about and they are junk.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:33 PM   #3
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X2 on Don and Nancy's reply. A local welder should be able to fabricate exactly what you want at a price at or below what you would pay for commercial, and better quality to boot. I have a commercial cargo carrier I use on occasion and I spend a lot of "side of the road" time tightening nuts and bolts.
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You might be able to modify one that is off the shelf, most of these are rated for 500 lbs.

Also, you will probably have to use and extended offset trailer hitch to elevate the carrier to prevent it from bottoming it out when you enter inclined driveways.
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I will look into the fabrication thing. there is a local welding company I will call after Thanksgiving. Wish I could embed a chip in my brain that would be connected to this site. Would save me a lot of keystrokes and extra time. great info. thanks again
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Look at adding support to reduce wobble.

Here is what we made from a former hf hay bale hauler.

You can see the 2 side rails that bolt to existing holes in bumper resulting in solid attachment with just 2 bolts and the hitch pin
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I'd want to have two receiver hitches bumper mounted on such a unit and I'd be using an aluminum toolbox. And I'd try not to go any 500 lbs. as most RV bumpers are pretty weak. It'd be good place for an inverter generator, however.
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