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Hitch Cargo Carriers

Hitch cargo carriers (hitch racks and hitch cargo boxes) slide easily into your receiver hitch and are an excellent option for carrying extra gear. Hitch cargo carriers come in two types: a weatherproof lockable box or an open rack. Hitch carriers offer several advantages over roof racks and carriers:
  • Easy, waist-level access to your gear
  • Minimal effect on gas mileage
  • Hold a wide variety of luggage; large weight capacity (up to 250 lb)
  • Lower overall cost if you already have a hitch
Hitch cargo carriers can be mounted to one of the following frames:

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Hitch Cargo Box  
  • Weatherproof
  • Swingaway, tilt, and fixed
  • Up to 16 cu ft of gear
  • Up to 200 lbs capacity

Hitch Cargo Racks  
  • Open, versatile rack
  • Fixed or swingaway frames
  • Ideal for big, bulky gear
  • Up to 250 lb capacity

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Custom RV Cover - Sunbrella ADCO custom RV covers, custom-fit RV covers,
Custom RV Cover - Sunbrella
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Price: $34.00

Custom RV Cover - Tyvek ADCO custom RV covers, custom-fit RV covers, Tyvek fabric
Custom RV Cover - Tyvek
  • If you plan to own your RV for more than a few years, you will save time and money in the long run by investing in a Custom-fit RV Cover. They come with longer warranties than Universal-fit options, fit better and look amazing next your house (or in the storage lot). The DuPont Tyvek┬« model featured here is ADCO's most cost-effective Custom-fit cover.

Price: $24.00

StowAway MAX Cargo Carrier mounted on SUV with SwingAway Frame
Hitch Cargo Box - Large Max
  • 16 cu.ft. of capacity
  • Swingaway frame
  • Hitch tightener
  • Full function taillights

Price: $789.00

Hitch Cargo Box for Limousines Hitch Cargo Box, Hitch Cargo Carrier, Hitch Mounted Cargo Box, SwingAway Hitch Cargo Box, Ski Shuttle Hitch Box
Hitch Cargo Box for Limousines
  • Heavy Duty Molded Box
  • Swingaway frame for access
  • 16 cubic feet, 200 lbs capacity
  • Taillights and locking latch

Price: $789.00

StowAway Standard Cargo Box on Swingaway Frame
Hitch Cargo Box - Standard
  • 12.5 cu.ft. of capacity
  • SwingAway
  • Hitch tightener
  • Fully functional taillights

Price: $699.00

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Frame Types

Swingaway frame: A cargo carrier on a swingaway frames rotates out from your vehicle for clear access to the rear door or window. This is the best choice if you're looking for complete and easy rear-vehicle access.
Fixed frame: A fixed frame cargo carrier is the least expensive of all hitch cargo carriers. This is a good option if having frequent access to the rear of your vehicle isn't that important. On some vehicles you can access your gear through the rear window with the carrier in place.
Tilt-down frame: A tilt-down cargo carrier frame provides improved access to the rear of your vehicle and is less expensive than a swingaway model; however, a fully loaded cargo carrier can be cumbersome to return to its upright position.

Choosing a Hitch Cargo Carrier

Hitch cargo carriers are a great way to carry extra gear but with so many options it can become difficult to decide which one will fit your needs and your vehicle. To help you through the selection process, we've put together some Hitch Cargo Carrier Selection Guides that address some of the key considerations of selecting a hitch cargo carrier as well as helpful comparison tables.
If you need additional guidance, contact one of our Rack Specialists via e-mail, or toll free at 866.403.8505. Our Specialists can answer any additional questions you may have and provide you with advice on selecting a hitch cargo carrier.