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Old 02-21-2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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Hitch Receiver Cargo Box - Availability?

Hi, All,
Hope everyone is well and enjoying your motorhomes or the search for one.

Since we have the 1977 24' motorhome, we are now on the lookout for a rear hitch mounted storage box. We would surely like aluminum but will also go for stainless steel. I cannot find dealers for same, but maybe I am not using the correct search phrase: "rv 2" hitch receiver cargo -basket".

Anyone know where to look?

Muchas gracias,
Elisa in SW Florida
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Old 02-21-2016, 05:30 PM   #2
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Most hitch mounted cargo systems are made up of a carrier (rack) and a bag or box. I really like the Rola units and have the biggest Pro Series carrier (6ft by 2ft by 2ft, so 24sqft of carrying capacity), but went with a carrier bag rather than box as it is much easier the store. The main reason for going with the Pro Series is it has a hitch receiver on the carrier to take one of their cycle racks (I use a Pro Series fold down rack) so have 24sqft of storage plus two bikes on the one hitch.

Unfortunately Rola don't make units in aluminum or stainless, but you can find equivalents by searching for aluminum hitch boxes, for example:

http://www.toolboxes4less.com/hitch-...x-1707010.html



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http://www.pickuptrucktoolboxes.com/..._cargo_box.htm

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Old 02-21-2016, 06:05 PM   #3
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Seems most of those are only supported by the hitch receiver. See them wabling (sp) all over the place going down the road. Guessing that is not so good for the mount and bumper. As people so annoyingly post "just saying".
That said, I would like to have something similar on the back of my trailer if it could be safely mounted. It would be nice to have some usable exterior storage.
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Old 02-21-2016, 06:20 PM   #4
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Yep, mine is supported (and 'through bolted' to) the same 2in hitch that other people pull a Airstream with; the same hitch that is welded directly to the motorhome chassis, not dangling out the back of a trailer
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Old 02-21-2016, 06:40 PM   #5
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Any time a hitch carrier is mentioned it reminds me of how Airstream owners have dealt with the issue of additional storage.

1st there's the simple straight forward platform rack.
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Next you have one that is almost a full room addition added to the back
I'm not really sure if it's a cage or where the mother-in-law rides...
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Looks like the clampets are moving!
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:06 PM   #8
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I have a nice Aluminum box that I would love to sell. I will be glad to take pictures. I t was custom made and the welds are perfect.
Email me r_whiten@hotmail.com
Thanks, Rick
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Old 02-23-2016, 08:34 AM   #9
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Komo, made in Canada

http://www.komocreation.com/produit%20anglais.html
Here is a link to a box I saw on a Sprinter van in FL. I like it and intend to check it out when I get home.
Does anyone have experience with the Komo products?
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:54 AM   #10
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My thanks to all on the cargo boxes.

The Komo looks impractical due to it going OVER the contents; it's all I can do to pack a box well working from the top.

I like the ToolBoxes4Less - just what I had in mind. Now to get my honey to agree; he has his own ideas.
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Old 02-26-2016, 06:02 AM   #11
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I have had several people contact me about the Aluminum Cargo Box so I thought I would provide pictures and dimensions.

I am in Greenville,SC. That is about 2 hours above Atlanta on Interstate 85. Attached are some pictures of it on my 73 Tradewind. The top needs to be cleaned but it is in very good condition. It was custom made for my Tradewind. I am not going to use it in my rehab that I am doing. If you are wondering how heavy it is, I lifted it myself and place it on the tail bumper. It bolts down onto the bumper supports. Plates and bolts are included.

Here are the dimensions :
Long: 84 1/2 "
High: 22"
Top width: 15 1/2"
Bottom width: 20"

I will post it in classified with price.

Thanks,
Rick

Contact me if you have questions. r_whiten@hotmail.com
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Old 02-28-2016, 07:03 AM   #12
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Beautiful box - classy looking on that trailer!
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