Choosing the Right RV Cargo Carrier for You

RV Cargo Carrier

When you travel, chances are you have a lot of things that you need to bring with you. That will always depend on where you are going and how long you will be traveling. With that in mind, if you are an RV owner, having an RV cargo carrier can go a long way in adding some extra storage or helping to transport everything from extra luggage to mountain bikes.

Choosing a cargo carrier that is right for your RV depends on the size of the vehicle’s bumper or if there is a spare tire mount and the carrier clearance. Today, we will review a few tips to making sure you are choosing the right cargo carrier for your vehicle.

First, you want to look at the vehicle clearance for a cargo carrier. Take measurements from the back of the spare tire to below the hitch pin hole. Then measure the distances from the center of the hitch pin hole to form a 90-degree angle between the two measurements. That is the minimum clearance for your cargo carrier to clear the spare tire.

Next, you need to make sure the cargo carrier will work with your vehicle. To do this, you need the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the front edge of the carrier. In order to fold the carrier, you would need to know the distance from the hitch pin hole to the carrier when the carrier is folded.

Once you have the measurements, you can decide between many different types of RV cargo carriers.

A folding carrier can be folded up and compact when not in use. By folding the carrier, it stays out of your way when not in use, which can make it easier to park your vehicle. A folded carrier is also an easier option if you plan to leave the empty cargo carrier on your vehicle even after you have unpacked. This is a convenient way to store the cargo carrier until you need it again for your additional travels or to get home.

A fixed carrier doesn’t typically interfere with the bumper or spare tire on a vehicle because they are mounted lower than folding carriers. A fixed carrier is literally how it sounds, the cargo carrier remains at the ready everywhere you go as an extra storage space for items you need on your travels.

Some carriers can come with ramps that make it easier to load and unload items that are heavier or items like bikes and scooters that have wheels and can be rolled onto the carrier. These can have more advanced clearances with the extra space, so be mindful of measurements for the carrier and the ramp.

Finally, there are enclosed carriers that can also take up extra space, whether they are full or empty. Again, always check the clearances to make sure it will attach easily and be functional.
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