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Cargo Control Cargo Bar with Ratchet - 44" to 74"

Cargo Control Cargo Bar with Ratchet - 44" to 74"

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Cargo Bar 08908 - 44 - 74 Inch Long - Erickson
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Erickson Cargo Bar - 08908

  • Compact Pickup Trucks
  • Full-Size Pickup Trucks
  • SUVs
  • Vans
  • 44 - 74 Inch Long
  • Ratcheting Cargo Bar
  • Erickson
  • Black

Ratcheting Cargo bar stops cargo from shifting in trucks, vans and SUVs. No drilling, easy installation and universal fit. Rubber end pads hold securely without scratching vehicle. Ratchet mechanism creates more tension for tighter, stronger hold.

  • Secure fit with less effort
  • Universal Fit - for all trucks, vans, minivans, and sport utility vehicles
  • Adjusts from 44" to 74"
  • Easy to adjust
  • No tools required
  • Cushioned non-slip pads protect vehicle surface
  • 90-Day warranty

08908 Cargo Control Cargo Bar with Ratchet - 44" to 74"

Video of Cargo Control Cargo Bar with Ratchet - 44" to 74"

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Video Transcript for Erickson Truck Bed Accessories - Cargo Organizers - 08908 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at a cargo control cargo bar with a ratcheting mechanism. Now the ratcheting cargo bar stops cargo from shifting in your truck bed, in your van, or in your SUV. To get this installed, there's no drilling required. It's an easy instillation, and it's a universal fit. The rubber end pads hold securely without scratching your vehicle. The feet can pivot to ensure they make solid contact with the surface area.

The ratcheting mechanism creates more tension for a tighter stronger hold, and the unit is constructed from a durable metal construction with protective finishing to keep it safe from rust and corrosion.Now this bar can adjust anywhere from 44 inches out to 74 inches. It's very easy to adjust. All you need to do is pull the release lever, lift the handle to the fully open position and then you can pull out on this portion as much as you need to. Then to make any fine tune adjustments put the handle in the ratcheting position, and that allows you to apply the correct tension for a nice strong secure hold. To fully retract the unit, open it up all the way and basically push it back in.

Then when you're ready to secure or lock the handle in position, push it all the way down, and that locks everything in place. So it's very easy to adjust. It's easy to operate. No tools required. The pads measure around 3 1/8 inches long by 2 3/8 inches wide.

The bar diameter, this portion is an inch and a quarter.That's gonna do it for today's look at the cargo control bar with ratchet.

Customer Reviews

Cargo Control Cargo Bar with Ratchet - 44" to 74" - 08908

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (53 Customer Reviews)

- 08908

Great product. Works as described and just what I needed. As always, great service from etrailer, speedy shipping.

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Quick shipment. Arrived safe and sound. Works as advertised. Easy to set up and holds freight in place in my Ford Transit Connect. Pleased with the whole transaction.

Awesome..works great. Holds cargo in place and have not had any issues. Makes things secure in my van.
Richard B - 05/17/2021

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This item works great for us so far. We dont need to hold heavy stuff in place, just coolers and boxes, etc.. I bought two and used one to replace a tension bar that came with an organizer. This works much better for that as well.

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Amazing product! My DH built a roll-out tray for the pickup bed and this bar locks it in place. We use it all the time. Loading up our groceries at Costco and folks stare!

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I bought this cargo bar because of the reviews. Most were positive and I never really found any bad bad stuff. "MISTAKE" Maybe I got a defect or something but, it's a piece of #@*$. I can't believe nobody has had any issues. I put it in the bed of my 2012 F150 and extended to fit. The ratchet will not ratchet tight without slipping out of the so called locked position. I thought maybe it was because I had it extended so far. No, I tried it in my other small truck bed and the same thing. I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt and went back the next day and played with it some more thinking all these people can't be wrong but, the ratchet mechanism is just plain crap. Sorry folks, I can't recommend this product at all. Steer clear.

Update: Etrailer noticed my review and promptly shipped me another cargo bar for exchange. First Id like to say I appreciate Etrailer being concerned enough to do that without me requesting it. They are obviously concerned with customer satisfaction. I like that. Second, the newest bar that arrived was indeed somewhat better than the one I returned although, it still isnt anywhere near what I expected in a ratcheting cargo bar. When I do tighten it and lock it, it does stay in place.........until you shake it a little and it slips out of the locked position again, just like the old one. The ratchet mechanism is just not made properly for a lot of tension. I have a bed liner so it needs the extra tension to hold in place. On the Web Page for the bar it says, Ratchet mechanism creates more tension for tighter, stronger hold. Thats just not the case. I believe the cooler thats being secured in the video is empty. My conclusion is that it is just a light duty bar to hold light duty stuff. I suppose if you had light loads you were trying to secure and you didnt tighten the bar very tight, it may do well. In their defense, they never say its heavy duty. Ill keep the bar but, I still dont recommend it for anything other than really light loads. I do recommend Etrailer though. The other items I bought were excellent as well as the shipping and customer service. Dont worry Etrailer, Ill be back, and thanks for your concern and help.
-- comment by: Ray B - 07/14/2013

It was our pleasure to work with you and thanks for the feedback. You may already be doing so, but I just want to make sure. The ratcheting mechanism should be used to tighten up the bar and once it is snug, use the release to disengage the handle from the ratchet gears before you set the handle in the down position. Check right at the :52 mark in the video with the blue cooler to see that step.

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 7/15/2013

- 08908

Works great, now I can get rid of the board that I was usu

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Product does not stand up to use - we used this item approx. 6 times before the teeth on the bar became stripped and bar would not hold. Manufacturer would not warrant product. DO NOT BUY - you are wasting your money.

- 08908

A little flimsy fully extended.

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I owned this product before and it is an excellent product. It can be adjusted to fit anywhere in the bed of the truck and installs in seconds. It is much better than the usual 2x6 in the bed and less costly then the OEM cargo divider. eTrailer customer service was excellent, they upgraded my shipping at no extra cost and I received the Cargo Bar within 3 days. My order was processed with one hours and was shipped within 3 hours. I was notified by email on the status of my order every step of the way. Great product and Outstanding customer service. A win-win situation.

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I had a set before I purchased these, but I bought a 3/4 ton truck, and the old ones would not reach. These work great.

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Thanks, it is just right for my truck

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The ratcheting action works great and creates a tight hold against the truck bed sides.

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Ratchet cargo pole. Fairly sturdy pole and the materials seem to be good for this thing. When extended the male pole is a little whobbley. Should be ok for restraining a 200lb item. I use these to separate the truck bed into portisions and stop cargo from sliding in the truck. They get the job done.

- 08908

The cargo bar works great, I use it all the time in my bed.

The cargo bar hasnt left the bed of the truck since I bought it. It still looks great as it is under the tonno cover and it also works great at holding the load, but I do need to help the ratchet by holding the sliding tab while ratcheting. I dont think it is a design issue, just an issue of being well used.
Dave w - 11/29/2018

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This simple bar is all you really need for cargo containment. Works great.

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This is much nicer than one I bought from a major "box store" a while back. The folks at etrailer.com are real pleasure to deal with. Thank you! r

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I can't rate this product because it has not been delivered. However, I received an email asking for this review because the items have been delivered. I have to wait until Monday to contact someone at etrailer since it didn't deliver to my home.

- 08908

Hold position perfectly, very adjustable and easy to use. Works terrific for intended purpose of keeping things from sliding front to back in bed of my pickup. A good price as well.

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Great item!

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I use this to keep packages from sliding in the truck and it works great. I am very happy with the price and the quality! Thank you!

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The product was exactly as advertised and well built. It's a simple product so there isn't much to say. What I can mention is the fantastic customer service from etrailer.com. There communication with the customer is among the best I've experienced. I had the product within days and it was very well packed. I've ordered from etrailer.com in the past and will continue to do so again in the future.

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I really like everything I ordered, good products

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Just got it in today. So far, so good. My truck bed is 73” wide and it fits perfectly. 2019 Chevy Trail Boss

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Cargo bar Received this product in a very reasonable time. etrailer had good prices, and I have ordered from them in the past. They have everything I usually need for my truck. The cargo bar works great and keeps all of my items in the truck bed secure. Nottingham Maryland

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Works well with the new chevy trucks

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