Freeing up space in your truck or SUV is easy with a Lund cargo carrier. After you have crammed your vehicle full of luggage or equipment for the jobsite, you may still need extra room. The problem is there might not be any left. A Lund cargo carrier represents a safe, simple solution for those who need to fit more storage. Here you can securely place a variety of items to transport to your destination. Tools, bags, suitcases, and even landscaping equipment can all be arranged inside of the Lund cargo carrier. It is also compatible with most vehicles. All you need is a 2” hitch receiver and you are good to go.
There are no wheels for the hitch mounted cargo carrier. The unit is a stand-alone platform that rests on top of the receiver, offering up the length and width you need with plenty of clearance. The hitch mounted cargo carrier measures in at 33”x22.6”. That is more than enough room to fit most common items drivers have trouble getting into the cab. Weight is not a major issue, either. Hitch mounted cargo carriers can safely hold up to 500 lbs. without bogging down the vehicle. The only recommendation is to use proper weight distribution. Arrange your storage evenly on the hitch mounted cargo carrier to avoid weight displacement.
Locking objects in place is also made simple. The receiver hitch cargo carrier displays an array of pre-punched holes. You can use these holes to affix narrow bungee cords (or rope) and weave them through the unit to tie down loose storage. Receiver hitch cargo carriers even come with straps to make it easier. Oblong objects such as lawnmowers, wagons, and bicycles can be secured with no problem.
Installation involves some assembly. The receiver hitch cargo carrier comes with hardware and instructions (hitch pin not is not included). It also boasts an option fold it up when not in use. For vehicles with a spare tire mount the foldable option may not be applicable. Check your vehicle’s specifications and test for proper clearance before installing the trailer cargo mount.
An extra element of protection is noticeable with the finish. Lund cargo baskets are given a black powdercoat to resist corrosion and damage from roadside debris.