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Cargo Bag Compatibility with KIA Sorento Straight Exhaust

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How do you avoid melting bag with exhaust in KIA sorento?!

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With a cargo carrier like the 24x60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs # 63153, you can choose to use a cargo bag like the etrailer Cargo Bag w/ Mounting Straps - Waterproof - 20 cu ft - 59" x 24" x 24" # 988501 to protect your cargo from the elements. The rise in the shank of the cargo carrier as well as the distance from the center of the hitch pin to closest edge of the carrier definitely help with a dual exhaust on your Kia Sorento.

The cargo carrier has a shank rise of 2-1/2 inches as well as a distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the carrier being 12-3/4 inches. This distance and rise is what will keep a bag from being affected by the exhaust.

You may even choose to use a carrier with a higher rise or a dual receiver adapter like # MPG544 (accounting for the 50% tongue weight loss from using an adapter) to raise the carrier. You can avoid this drop in tongue weight if you use the ball mount # D210 and still get the benefit of the higher receiver.

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