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Mockins Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier | The 60” X 20" X 6” Steel Cargo Basket Has A Hauling Weight Capacity of 500 Lbs and A Folding Arm to Preserve Space When Not in Use
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Mockins Steel Cargo Basket | 60" L X 24" W X 6" H Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier with Cargo Bag and Net | with a Hauling Weight of 500 lbs & a Folding Arm to Preserve Space When Not in Use
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TITIMO 60"x21"x6" Folding Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier - Luggage Basket Rack Fits 2" Receiver - Rear Cargo Rack for SUV, Truck, Car(Includes Cargo Net, Ratchet Straps, Waterproof Cover) - 550LB Capacity
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Mockins Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier | The 60” X 20" X 6” Steel Cargo Basket Has A Hauling Weight Capacity of 500 Lbs and A Folding Arm to Preserve Space When Not in Use
Mockins Steel Cargo Basket | 60" L X 24" W X 6" H Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier with Cargo Bag and Net | with a Hauling Weight of 500 lbs & a Folding Arm to Preserve Space When Not in Use
TITIMO 60"x21"x6" Folding Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier - Luggage Basket Rack Fits 2" Receiver - Rear Cargo Rack for SUV, Truck, Car(Includes Cargo Net, Ratchet Straps, Waterproof Cover) - 550LB Capacity
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Mockins Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier | The 60” X 20" X 6” Steel Cargo Basket Has A Hauling Weight Capacity of 500 Lbs and A Folding Arm to Preserve Space When Not in Use
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Mockins Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier | The 60” X 20" X 6” Steel Cargo Basket Has A Hauling Weight Capacity of 500 Lbs and A Folding Arm to Preserve Space When Not in Use
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Mockins Steel Cargo Basket | 60" L X 24" W X 6" H Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier with Cargo Bag and Net | with a Hauling Weight of 500 lbs & a Folding Arm to Preserve Space When Not in Use
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Mockins Steel Cargo Basket | 60" L X 24" W X 6" H Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier with Cargo Bag and Net | with a Hauling Weight of 500 lbs & a Folding Arm to Preserve Space When Not in Use
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TITIMO 60"x21"x6" Folding Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier - Luggage Basket Rack Fits 2" Receiver - Rear Cargo Rack for SUV, Truck, Car(Includes Cargo Net, Ratchet Straps, Waterproof Cover) - 550LB Capacity
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Hitch cargo carriers are incredibly popular because they are a breeze to install and can significantly increase your cargo carrying ability. Just slide into your existing trailer hitch and hit the road! When your done, you can either leave it on or slide it out and store it until next time you need it.

  • Easy installation
  • Available in both Aluminum and powder coated steel
  • Made from Curt, Rola, B-Dawg, and Pro Series
  • Covered by Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Aluminum Cargo Carrier

    Aluminum cargo carriers are a little pricier than their steel counterparts, but they are incredibly lightweight and easy to handle. for many people, the extra cost is well worth it!

    • High quality aluminum construction
    • Incredibly lightweight
    • Respect brands like Curt, B-Dawg, and PVI
    • Manufacturer's warranty

    Basket Cargo Carrier

    Basket cargo carriers are popular because - like the name implies - they feature a nifty basket shape to keep your valuables secure! Many of our basket carriers are strong and are rated up to 500 pounds.

    • Convenient Basket to hold your cargo in place
    • Many rated up to 500 pounds
    • Many sizes to choose from
    • Manufacturer's Warranty

    Cargo Carriers with Ramp

    Cargo carriers with ramps are sought after by people that don't enjoy injury (which should be everybody)! These cargo carriers have a convenient ramp feature that allows you to roll up heavy items such as a wheelchair, lawn mower, or even a cooler full of ice and soda.

    • Convenient and safe
    • Reduce the risk of injury
    • Strong, durable, and dependable
    • Backed by Manufacturer's warranty

    Folding Cargo Carrier

    Folding cargo carriers are convenient because they fold up and out of the way when not in use. That way you can keep the carrier mounted onto your hitch without having to continually put it on & take it off. We have a wide selection of folding carriers.

    • Strong, durable, and dependable
    • Made by quality companies like Curt, Rola, & B-Dawg
    • Conveniently folds out of the way when not in use
    • Manufacturer's warranty

    Rooftop Cargo Carrier

    Rooftop cargo carriers are an excellent way to significantly increase the storage capacity of your vehicle. If if can't fit in the truck or back seat, simply mount it securely onto the roof! We carry a wide selection of rooftop covers.

  • Convenient way to increase storage capacity of vehicle
  • Made from respected brands like Curt, Thule, and Rola
  • Easy installation and use
  • Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Cargo Carrier Bag

    Cargo carrier bags are a cargo carrier's best friend. The cargo carrier does the heavy lifting and transporting, but the bag protects the cargo during transit. We're proud to offer some of the best cargo bags in the industry to our customers.

    • Compatible with almost any cargo carrier
    • Waterproof and secure
    • Strong, durable, and dependable
    • Covered by manufacturer's warranty

    Installation

    Cargo carriers are generally easy to assemble and install. Hitch cargo carriers simply mount into your existing trailer hitch. The rooftop variety mount onto your vehicle's roof. Either way, you can be assured that all of our products come with a great set of installation instructions that are clear, detailed, and easy to follow. 

    Description

    Traveling? Our cargo carriers are all made by the highest quality manufacturers on the market. We offer hitch cargo carriers, rooftop cargo carriers and cargo hauling accessories. Hitch cargo carriers mount to the hitch receiver of the traveling vehicle, while a rooftop cargo carrier will install onto the roof rack system. We strive to make the shopping experience extremely easy, view the questions and answers below to help guide you in purchasing a cargo carrier.

    Rooftop Cargo Carrier

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    Asinking Car Rooftop Cargo Carrier Bag, 21 Cubic Feet 100% Waterproof Heavy Duty 840D Car Roof Bag for All Vehicle with/Without Racks - Storage Bag, Anti-Slip Mat, 2 Extra Straps, 4 Door Hooks
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    DEISNGB Rooftop Cargo Carrier 21ft³ and 15ft³ in One Vehicle Cargo Carrier Expandable 100% Waterproof 900D Fabric with Without Roof Rack Cargo Carrier Car Roof Bag Fits All Vehicle15-21 ft³
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    Fivklemnz Car Roof Bag Cargo Carrier, 15 Cubic Feet Waterproof Rooftop Cargo Carrier with Anti-Slip Mat + 8 Reinforced Straps + 4 Door Hooks Suitable for All Vehicle with/Without Rack
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    Asinking Car Rooftop Cargo Carrier Bag, 21 Cubic Feet 100% Waterproof Heavy Duty 840D Car Roof Bag for All Vehicle with/Without Racks - Storage Bag, Anti-Slip Mat, 2 Extra Straps, 4 Door Hooks
    DEISNGB Rooftop Cargo Carrier 21ft³ and 15ft³ in One Vehicle Cargo Carrier Expandable 100% Waterproof 900D Fabric with Without Roof Rack Cargo Carrier Car Roof Bag Fits All Vehicle15-21 ft³
    Fivklemnz Car Roof Bag Cargo Carrier, 15 Cubic Feet Waterproof Rooftop Cargo Carrier with Anti-Slip Mat + 8 Reinforced Straps + 4 Door Hooks Suitable for All Vehicle with/Without Rack
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    Asinking Car Rooftop Cargo Carrier Bag, 21 Cubic Feet 100% Waterproof Heavy Duty 840D Car Roof Bag for All Vehicle with/Without Racks - Storage Bag, Anti-Slip Mat, 2 Extra Straps, 4 Door Hooks
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    Asinking Car Rooftop Cargo Carrier Bag, 21 Cubic Feet 100% Waterproof Heavy Duty 840D Car Roof Bag for All Vehicle with/Without Racks - Storage Bag, Anti-Slip Mat, 2 Extra Straps, 4 Door Hooks
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    DEISNGB Rooftop Cargo Carrier 21ft³ and 15ft³ in One Vehicle Cargo Carrier Expandable 100% Waterproof 900D Fabric with Without Roof Rack Cargo Carrier Car Roof Bag Fits All Vehicle15-21 ft³
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    DEISNGB Rooftop Cargo Carrier 21ft³ and 15ft³ in One Vehicle Cargo Carrier Expandable 100% Waterproof 900D Fabric with Without Roof Rack Cargo Carrier Car Roof Bag Fits All Vehicle15-21 ft³
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    Fivklemnz Car Roof Bag Cargo Carrier, 15 Cubic Feet Waterproof Rooftop Cargo Carrier with Anti-Slip Mat + 8 Reinforced Straps + 4 Door Hooks Suitable for All Vehicle with/Without Rack
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    Fivklemnz Car Roof Bag Cargo Carrier, 15 Cubic Feet Waterproof Rooftop Cargo Carrier with Anti-Slip Mat + 8 Reinforced Straps + 4 Door Hooks Suitable for All Vehicle with/Without Rack
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    ROLA 59504 V-Tex Rooftop Cargo Basket

    Rola 59504 Vortex Rooftop Carrier Features

    • 2 Piece construction is very easy to assemble
    • Installation takes just a few minutes
    • Fits a majority of cargo bags for simple use while traveling
    • Black powder coated finish designed to protect the rack
    • Prevents rusting and corrosion even with rain or snow
    • Light weight compared to other roof racks
    • Any one can install this onto their roof rack system
    • Universal mounting hardware is included
    • Fits most OEM roof racks and aftermarket rack systems. Round, square or OEM bar style

    Rola 59504 Vortex Rooftop Carrier Includes

    • Rooftop Carrier
    • Universal installation hardware & instructions
    • Includes easy to fit custom air deflector

    Traveling soon? The Rola 59504 Vortex roof rack is built by the Austrailian company Rola. This roof rack will enable you to carry your much needed gear to your destination, whether you are driving 30 miles to the nearest state park or taking a 3,000 mile road trip. The vortex includes an Areadynamic Air Deflector designed to protect your wallet by keeping your MPG right where it should be. This sporty roof mounted cargo basket weighs only 38 lb and features a universal mounting system to install onto the marjority of roof racks. It includes an air deflector and is black powder coated for durability.

    Rola 59504 Vortex Rooftop Carrier Fits the Following Vehicles

    • Fits all vehicles with roof rack system
    Car Top Carrier

    There are some cases that you are looking at piling the family into the car for a journey, and buying a car top carrier is often necessary. Car top carriers can be secured outside your car and be able to provide everyone more space inside. But with so many designs out there, selecting the right car top carrier for your needs is a must.

    To make a decision between getting a smooth carrier or hard car top carrier is not an easy one. The hard car top carrier will give you plenty of storage space. Choosing this type of car top carrier cannot only have a sleek appearance on your vehicle, they can also be very long lasting. The disadvantage with the hard carrier is, its heavy weight and thickness, this type of car top carrier usually takes two people to lift them, and can be a trouble to store and must be installed on roof racks.

    However most of the smooth car top carrier's come with a long lasting storage space bag. Smooth car top carrier is very handy to use. It only requires a facing between the carrier and car roof top. This car top carrier is small enough to be able to store it in the footwear/trunk.

    You have to know what will suit your needs and what type of car top carrier you can use often. Some car top carriers are more appropriate for having hiking tents and hiking products. Make sure that whatever car top carrier you select you can fit in whatever you most commonly need to bring.

    Rooftop Cargo Carriers

    Travelling to any destination may it be for leisure or business purposes require a lot of things to pack. Dilemmas on what to bring and what not to bring because of limited space inside the vehicle often arise. To solve this constant and festering problem, it is reasonable to invest on rooftop cargo carriers.

    Security is of utmost importance, may it be against thieves, extreme weather conditions or simply low-hanging branches of trees along the road. Our rooftop cargo carriers are designed to protect against these elements making sure that your luggage is in perfect shape when you reach your destination. It does make perfect sense to select reliable rooftop cargo carriers since these need to hold equipment and other belongings which may cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Not only does this expand your cargo capacity, it can turn you car into a portable storage unit.

    Rooftop cargo carriers can either be of soft or hard shell construction. Hard shell roof top cargo carriers are water-resistant and so they are able to provide adequate protection especially if one has fragile cargos. Vehicle owners can be assured that this type of rooftop cargo carriers can perform its purpose throughout a prolonged lifespan. Its soft shell counterpart on the other hand is cheaper.

    There are a few other things to consider when buying rooftop a cargo carrier. Installation, removal and storage are all important factors in deciding what model to choose. In addition, no one would want to install rooftop cargo carriers which can potentially scratch or damage their vehicle. There are several versions which have a bottom part made of felt to help you avoid this scenario.

    Cargo Carrier Bag

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    CZC AUTO Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag, 20 cu. ft Waterproof/Rainproof/Weatherproof Cargo Traveling Bag for Car Truck SUV Vans' Hitch Trays and Hitch Baskets, Safe Steady Durable Soft, Black
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    MAXXHAUL 70209 Hitch Mount Water Resistant Cargo Carrier Bag 47" x 20" x 20
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    Whistler Hitch Bag - 100% Waterproof Large Hitch Tray Cargo Carrier Bag 59" x 24" x 24" (20 Cu Ft) + Storage Bag
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    CZC AUTO Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag, 20 cu. ft Waterproof/Rainproof/Weatherproof Cargo Traveling Bag for Car Truck SUV Vans' Hitch Trays and Hitch Baskets, Safe Steady Durable Soft, Black
    MAXXHAUL 70209 Hitch Mount Water Resistant Cargo Carrier Bag 47" x 20" x 20
    Whistler Hitch Bag - 100% Waterproof Large Hitch Tray Cargo Carrier Bag 59" x 24" x 24" (20 Cu Ft) + Storage Bag
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    CZC AUTO Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag, 20 cu. ft Waterproof/Rainproof/Weatherproof Cargo Traveling Bag for Car Truck SUV Vans' Hitch Trays and Hitch Baskets, Safe Steady Durable Soft, Black
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    CZC AUTO Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag, 20 cu. ft Waterproof/Rainproof/Weatherproof Cargo Traveling Bag for Car Truck SUV Vans' Hitch Trays and Hitch Baskets, Safe Steady Durable Soft, Black
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    MAXXHAUL 70209 Hitch Mount Water Resistant Cargo Carrier Bag 47" x 20" x 20
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    MAXXHAUL 70209 Hitch Mount Water Resistant Cargo Carrier Bag 47" x 20" x 20
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    Whistler Hitch Bag - 100% Waterproof Large Hitch Tray Cargo Carrier Bag 59" x 24" x 24" (20 Cu Ft) + Storage Bag
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    Whistler Hitch Bag - 100% Waterproof Large Hitch Tray Cargo Carrier Bag 59" x 24" x 24" (20 Cu Ft) + Storage Bag
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    ROLA 59102 Wallaroo Cargo Bag, Rainproof, Expandable Hitch Tray Carrier,Black

    Quality Cargo Carrier Bags 

    If you already have a cargo carrier, a cargo bag is the perfect accessory to buy. These bags are perfect for hauling your cargo effectively while also protecting it from the elements, dirt, or even potential thieves.

    Installation

    One of the best features about our cargo carrier bags is that there is no installation required. Simply take it out of the box, fill it with your stuff, stick it on your cargo carrier and hit the road! If you have any questions about using your cargo carrier bag

    Cargo Carrier FAQs

    Rooftop vs Hitch Cargo Carrier?

    • Rooftop cargo carriers often feature a weather proof design along with a much larger amount of space to store luggage other gear. The only downside is loading can be difficult along with a slight decrease in fuel economy.
    • Hitch mounted cargo carriers mount to the vehicle's trailer hitch (required) and are generally not weather proof, but are easy to load and do not adversely effect fuel economy.

    Hitch Cargo Carrier, Aluminum or Steel?

    • Our hitch cargo carriers are offered in aluminum and steel. Aluminum carriers do weigh less but are more difficult and costly to create, therefore the aluminum models carry a higher cost.
    • Steel cargo carriers have a lower price but do weigh more. Although our cargo carriers are powder coated to prevent any rusting, the chance of rust formation is still possible.
    • Installation and assembly of a cargo carrier is very easy, this is true for both aluminum and steel carriers.

    What size Cargo Carrier do I Need?

    • This is a difficult question to answer, the size cargo carrier a camper with tons of gear will differ from some one needs space to carry a cooler to tail gate.
    • We recommend purchasing a cargo carrier that is larger than you believe you will need, this ensures you will always have enough room.

    With the right sort of cargo carriers, you can haul practically anything. Before you go to the expense of purchasing a trailer and installing a hitch, be sure to review your vehicle's owners manual to know what its maximum load limit is. When you're ready to buy cargo carriers, we'll be here. A pickup truck provides plenty of cargo space, but sometimes, it isn't enough. You could make multiple trips back and forth, or you could haul a whole lot more with one of our cargo carriers. We are Hitch Anything, and we stock and sell a variety of cargo carriers.

    Browse our online catalog and you're sure to find cargo carriers that will suit your purposes perfectly. Don't see exactly what you want? No problem. We stock and sell a nice range of rooftop cargo carriers as well as cargo carriers that are towed with a hitch on the back of your vehicle. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types. Rooftop cargo carriers are generally weatherproof, but they will slightly decrease your gas mileage. Trailer-type cargo carriers will not adversely affect your mileage, but they're open to the elements.

    Conclusion

    The kind of cargo carriers you choose depends on what you need to haul and the weather in which you wish to haul it.Before you order a trailer-type cargo carrier from Top Hitches, be sure to know the maximum towing capacity of your car, truck or other vehicle. Be advised that not every vehicle is able to tow a trailer. Before you go to the expense of purchasing cargo carriers, read the owner's manual that came with your vehicle.

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