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Cargo Hauler for rear hitch

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by CatEx2011, July 8, 2011.

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  1. CatEx2011

    CatEx2011 New Member

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    Any suggestions on what size would be best for a hitch hauler? I am thinking 60" but just want to make sure it will not be too big. Thanks!
     
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    Highly recommend this one:
    http://www.farmandfleet.com/product....html?lref=/catalog/find.aspx?t=Cargo+Carrier
    Here are pictures in use on the Ex. during a service project in Appalachia:
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    http://www.4shared.com/photo/aTRaXhBY/IMGP0478.html
    The great thing is the tailgate clears, even with the cage up and loaded. I did drill another hole to move it forward since the original hole carried it further back and there was about 4" clearance before it reaches the spare tire well. It has a built in cage, cover, two size hitch mounts, and a cargo net. It does fold up too. 60" was perfect size. Held two totes and my tool box. Even though the floor is mesh, it still stayed dry inside with the cover on in rain.
     
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    Hitch cargo

    Holligl,

    Can the surrounding cage be completely removed from the platform? Or does it fold down into the platform which would eliminate some of the storage capacity?
     
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    Permanently attached, but folded you only lose maybe 1-2 inches, figure sky's the limit going up. I've only used it with the cage up.
     
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    This is great! Thanks for the pics too. I put a hitch on aftermarket so it sits a little lower. Therefore, I am going to look for one with the cage that offers a 2" riser. Thanks for the help!
     






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