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Compare Hitch Cargo Boxes


A hitch cargo box (also referred to as a "hitch cargo carrier") offers one big advantage over a roof carrier — easy access to your gear. And, your gear is completely protected from the elements and road debris. If you have a hitch receiver on your vehicle (or plan to have one) a hitch-mounted cargo box is a great choice for transporting your extra gear.
 
We offer the three leading cargo boxes on the market: StowAway, Thule, and Rola. Take a look through the table below to compare their features.

 Hitch Cargo Box Comparison
 Cargo Boxes
Stowaway

Thule

Rola
 
 Box Material
 LLDPE — The most impact-resistant polymer of the three competitors.  ABS Polypropylene
 Box Capacity (cubic ft)
Standard carrier: 12.5 cf
Max carrier: 16 cf
 13 cu ft
13.5 cu ft
 Box Dimensions (L x W x H)
Standard: 49" x 21" x 24"
Max: 51"x 23" x 26"
 49" x 24" x 23" 53" x 26" x 19" 
 Frame Material
 Heavy-wall steel tubing  Medium-wall steel tubing  Medium-wall steel tubing 
 Frame Available
 - Swingaway
- Fixed (2 models)
- Towing
- Spare tire
 - Swingaway
- Tilt down 
 - Swingaway
- Tilt down 
 Accessories Included
 - Locking latch
- Drain plug
- Taillights
- License plate light
- Hitch tightener 
 - Locking latch
- Drain plug
- Taillights
- License plate light
- Cargo pouch for small items 
 - Locking latch
- Drain plug
- Taillights
- Cargo tray 
 Optional accessories for box or frame
 - Bike rack
- Cargo rack
- Rod rack
- Lid rack
- "Plus" package: LED lights,
  cargo light and hitch lock
- Tie-down rings
- Cover 
 - Hitch tightener/lock - Bike rack
- License plate light
- Hitch tightener
- Hitch lock
 Warranty 5 years
 Limited Lifetime for original owner Limited 5 years
 Fits hitch sizes
 2"
1.25" fixed or swingaway 
 2"
1.25" tilt-down only
 2"
1.25" tilt-down only
 Price range
 $299 to $599 $415 to $540 $529 to $629
 Decision points
 - Max box offers the greatest
  capacity
- Strongest, most durable box
  and frame available
- Best selection of models
  and options 
 - Well-known brand
- Cargo pouch is convenient
- ABS box is less robust than
  LLPE and Polypro boxes
  from competitors
 - Cargo tray included with the box system
- Short height of box
  prohibits certain gear
- License plate light and
  hitch tightener add $40 to
  the price of the box

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