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What Swinging Covered Locking Cargo Carrier do You Recommend for My 2021 Ford Bronco?

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Hi! I have a new 2021 first edition bronco and i am looking for a hitch mounted cargo carrier. I like the idea of the locking vinyl ones, but im not opposed to a basket and a bag.... I just dont know what will fit on my rig. Can you help and give me options. If there is a carrier that swings like the Rola that would be cool too... thank you!

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I have a great option for you. As far as a swinging option, the Rola Swinging Enclosed Cargo Carrier for 2" Trailer Hitch # 59109 and the Yakima EXO Swing Away # Y62VR are the only enclosed cargo boxes we carry. Both of these, while being amazing options, are not the vinyl locking ones you seem to be looking for on your 2021 Ford Bronco.

For a great locking carrier, the best option is the 24x48-3/4 Carpod Walled, Folding Cargo Carrier - 2" Hitches # M2205-01-02. While not made of vinyl, the Carpod carrier is made of durable polyester that has a very similar durability and waterproofing characteristics. This model of Carpod also has a considerably long shank that measures 12" from the center of the shank pinhole to the closest part of the carrier (when folded up). This distance helps with clearing both your bumper and your spare tire. You can lock the lid with the padlock # ML312KA. Also, to make the shank's connection more secure and to have theft-deterring locks of the carrier itself, I strongly recommend using the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches # 63232.

To put icing on the cake, you can have it all with the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches # Y02483. With this extender, you can swing out the Carpod to a full 90 degrees on the passenger's side. The length of the extender will add to your bumper clearance as well. If you are concerned about having too much length on the hitch setup at the rear of your Bronco, the 23x47 Carpod Cargo Carrier w/ Sidewalls, Lid, and Bag - 2" Hitches # M2200-01-02 only measures 4 inches from the center of the hitch pinhole to the closest part of the carrier. With the BackSwing, you will have enough clearance length.

It is important to note that any time you use an extender/adapter, you decrease the overall weight capacity of your hitch by 50%.

If you happen to need a hitch for your 2021 Ford Bronco, a great option is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C76WR. Not only does this hitch provide you with 350 pounds of maximum tongue weight and 3,500 pounds of gross towing weight capacity, it comes with a gloss outer coat over the base powder coat that provides ultimate resistance against rust and corrosion.

As with all hitch-mounted applications, I recommend checking with your Ford owner's manual to make sure your vehicle is rated to handle the weight you wish to transport.

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