Ultra-Tow Premium Folding Cargo Carrier - 500-Lb. Load Capacity
Decent rack for price, some flaws.
Sturdy if load balanced or centered, mine has gap between one side & center tube, so it flexes if loaded on that side. It is painted except for inside the open ended tubing which is not, will have to paint somehow to prevent from rusting from inside out. Will change out pivot bolt with one that has a nylon insert locknut , paint, and figure out how to close the gap. Good rack, just needs a little help on getting 'right', but worth it at the sale price.
February 8, 2014
Looks good, works fine.
Looks good mounted, very sturdy. Mesh bottom and taller rails around the edge offer more secure carrying.
Folding function is nice, but will only work if the face of your hitch is flush with the back of your vehicle. Some (mine included) are set back under the bumper a couple of inches, which prevents it from folding. That's not a product problem, obviously, I'm just pointing it out. (Adding a short extension tube fixes that.)
Overall I'm very happy with it.
February 4, 2014
The carrier is an excellent addition to transporting the overloads or items like bags of dirt that you can keep from causing a mess inside the vehicle. I used it recently for two full-size golf bags and secured with straps. The carrier does pivot on the hitch so balancing the load is necessary. The carrier is build well and should last for many years. I especially like the fold-up feature when not in use. I installed an extender hitch post so that whether the carrier is down or up, the back SUV back hatch door can be used without hitting the carrier.
February 4, 2014
Not Good for some minivans
I purchased this as well as a Hitch for our 04 Toyota Sienna. Due to the low hitch and extended pole on this product for folding, the end was about 2 in off the ground. We couldn't make it out of our driveway. I had to purchase a Hitch riser to make it work and even then it was still low. On my old mini van it would have worked but this one sits lower due to the fold in seats.
The product was easy to put together and seems well made, just understand that it sits out farther and lower than a regular hitch- haul device.
I would also suggest getting some reflective tape for the under side for times when you have it folded up.
January 9, 2014
Great price and solid
I bought this on sale last night so I can take coolers out tailgating. It only took about 15 minutes to assemble and works great. You couldn't buy a better carrier for the price
September 29, 2013
Cargo Hitch Carrier
Great product, sturdy and holds lots of weight. Recommend this product to friends.
September 17, 2013
Bought and installed in less than 30 minutes
So far so good. Well built and easy to install. Should work great for deer during deer season. Nice and strong it hold my big but without issues!
September 8, 2013
picked this up to haul around a canopy, chairs, umbrellas, ice chest to the beach, river, and sporting events. now I have lots of room. this would make a great gift as well
September 7, 2013
Good for cargo, great for stepping
I bought this to go on the back of my lifted Jeep for hauling the overflow of cargo when we go on camping trips. It works well for that, holding our big cooler, tent and chairs and having a nice rail to latch everything to. When we're not camping, I leave it on to use as a step. Very easy to get into the lifted Jeep's back seat this way, stepping on it and then into the back of the Jeep.
April 24, 2013
Great Cargo Carrier
I purchased this unit to carry several Rubbermaid bins to a recent event. Assembly was very simple and it worked great with my Jeep Wrangler. The rack is light enough to easily install and remove, which is important since the spare tire on the Wrangler requires that the unit be removed before opening the tailgate (which I had known when I purchased the unit). The high side rails ensured the bins stayed in place with two cargo straps across the top and a couple of bungee cords to ensure the lids were snug. I plan to use it often to augment the cargo space in my Jeep.
October 21, 2012