When thinking of a practical Father’s Day gift for my husband, there’s one thing he has mentioned needing on more than one occasion: a cargo carrier. I thought it was something we wouldn’t use often, but figured it would come in handy for trips to the beach, tailgating and traveling. It could also come in handy for transporting items to our children’s school or helping friends to move. But in one month, we’ve already used it twice! This was definitely something we needed, but just didn’t know it!
We went with the MaxxHaul Aluminum Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier after reading information on the product online. The MaxxHaul 70422 has a total measurement of 49-1/4″ x 22-1/4″ x 3-1/4” with the inside basket measuring at 48-1/4” x 21-1/4” x 2”.
The MaxxHaul has a maximum distributed load carrying capacity of 500lbs, allowing users to easily transport numerous types of bulky items that would otherwise take up valuable space within the vehicle or the trunk of the vehicle. The sturdy 22.4lbs lightweight construction of the extruded aluminum basket provides increased durability with the open-floor platform design making it easy to maintain and cleaning a breeze.
The under support and hitch shaft is constructed from high-grade steel with a powder coat finish. Rust and corrosion resistant, outside elements pose no match for its longevity of use. The 2” (inside measurement) rails were integrated into the construction to help keep the loaded cargo in place and provide unlimited tie-down location points.
This cargo carrier fits all 2” x 2” Class III and IV hitch receivers, and has built in reflectors to add visibility for increased visual safety during use on and off the road. It retails for about $70.
For more information on the MaxxHaul Cargo Carrier, visit Amazon!