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Recommended Trailer Hitch And Cargo Cargo Carrier For 2014 Scion xB

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I have a 2014 Scion xB. I am thinking a hitch cargo carrier is the accessory of choice for luggage. In your opinion would the following work: curt trailer hitch C12490 curt stabilizer strap #18050 curt cargo carrier C18145 Or do you have a better suggestion? I know I want minimal weight back there. Who would you suggest to install all this? Thank you very much,

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It sure looks like you have been doing your homework.

The Curt trailer hitch, part # C12490 is the hitch designed to fit your 2014 Scion xB. This is a Class l trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. And the note from Curt states that all non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 18050. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. This is a simple no-drill installation so any local mechanic should be able to get this on your Scion with little problem.

The Curt Cargo Carrier, part # C18145 is a nice carrier and should work well for you. This carrier only weighs about 29 lbs. You will want to check your owner's manual or with your dealership to make sure you do not exceed the tongue weight capacity for your Scion.

If you need something to hold your cargo in place I recommend our bungee cord assortment, part # EM06623. If you would prefer a cargo net I recommend the Curt stretchable Net, part # C18200.

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