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Aluminum vs. Steel Cargo Carrier are there Any Disadvantages for Aluminum Construction

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I know the advantage of the aluminum 60x20 cargo carrier Curt C18100 over the equivilent steel versions is the weight. But are there any disadvantages of Alluminum vs. Steel?

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You are correct there is a weight advantage for aluminum, item # C18100, over steel, item # CC-100, but the biggest reason aluminum is considered over steel, for most of our customers, is corrosion resistance and appearance. You do not need to upkeep the carrier with spray paint every couple of years with aluminum like you do steel.

As far as disadvantages, there really are none. As long as the weight capacity of the aluminum carrier is rated the same as the steel carrier they will both be able to carry items up to that capacity. Cost may be the biggest disadvantage the aluminum carrier has.

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