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Old 10-21-2017, 03:16 PM   #1
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Hitch Cargo Carrier

Has anyone ever installed a hitch cargo carrier on their trailer?

I looking for an option to carry my Honda EU 2000 generator (50 lbs) and/or a blue boy portable dump tank (Empty).

The Escape site says the bike rack hitch can handle 150 lbs.

I'm not yet convinced this is a good idea, I'm just brainstorming. Even if the hitch can handle the load, would 50 or 75 pounds be detrimental to the weight distribution of the trailer?

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Old 10-21-2017, 04:36 PM   #2
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Has anyone ever installed a hitch cargo carrier on their trailer?

I looking for an option to carry my Honda EU 2000 generator (50 lbs) and/or a blue boy portable dump tank (Empty).
Same question here but for a 5.0TA.

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Old 10-21-2017, 04:43 PM   #3
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I've got one for my 5.0ta for a Honda 2000 gen set on a Lockdown Pro. Works fine; no issues at all.
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I've got one for my 5.0ta for a Honda 2000 gen set on a Lockdown Pro. Works fine; no issues at all.
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:55 PM   #5
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I added a StowAway II to the back of my 17B. StowAway insisted that I needed the Swingaway version, which, swings away" to get at the spare, and when swung 90° to the trailer, lets you fully open the top. If I was doing it over, I'd skip the swing away hardware (it adds around 40 pounds to the unit) and live with the fact that it will only open 3/4 of the way & I'd probably have to remove it to take off the spare.
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:36 PM   #6
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another stowaway not mine but i sure could use more room
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I searched for the lightest ( and cheapest ) cargo carrier I could find on etrailer.com.
I bolted an aluminum box to it using u-bolts to inside the box. Found that I couldn't turn my lug wrench enough to remove the spare, because the wrench hit the box. Now, I have the box held onto the cargo carrier with a ratchet strap, and locked down with a cable, so I can remove the box.
Box itself was free ( from work ). I only keep light items in the box.
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:49 PM   #8
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:57 PM   #9
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I added a StowAway II to the back of my 17B. StowAway insisted that I needed the Swingaway version, which, swings away" to get at the spare, and when swung 90° to the trailer, lets you fully open the top. If I was doing it over, I'd skip the swing away hardware (it adds around 40 pounds to the unit) and live with the fact that it will only open 3/4 of the way & I'd probably have to remove it to take off the spare.
In September this year.... upon my request.... StowAway sent me this:

"Max Swingaway model with frame = 99 lbs
Standard Swingaway model with frame = 94 lbs

Fixed frame model are about 25 lbs less."

So if we go with Stowaway we will go with the Fixed frame model since we only have 150 lbs to work with.

The dimensions of the standard model seems to allow a Honda 2000. Anyone have experience with the Standard Stowaway and the Honda 2000? Does it fit?

Has anyone had ETI build the electric connector for the Stowaway lights? Will they do that a part of a build?

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Old 10-21-2017, 08:47 PM   #10
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I had Escape install a rear 4 pin connector to my build so that I can use an extra hitch light that is brake and turn signal, so yes you can get that option.
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