etrailer Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

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Review of the etrailer Hitch Cargo Carrier on a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

AJ: What's up everybody It's AJ with Today we check out the etrailer aluminum cargo carrier on a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. This cargo carrier is great for getting all that gear out of your vehicle and to the outside. Whether that's making more room for your passengers on the inside, that way they're happier on a longer trip, or just keeping the nasty, dirty stuff on the outside. Anything with mud on it, sweaty sports equipment you don't want stinking up the car, even if you go to the beach or something like that, something covered in sand. You just put it in the cargo carrier here.

The mess is outside of your vehicle. You don't have to clean up anything on the inside.Now it being an aluminum is very helpful because usually the bigger these get the heavier they get as far as cargo carriers go. This one's aluminum. Like I said, but it'll still hold up. It's super light.

It's easy to pick up and get out of here, hitch to your vehicle, set it in the garage, put it aside, put it back in. It's not a problem because it's so light, but that doesn't mean it can't hold up. It's got a 500 pound weight limit. So you can still pack plenty of gear up in there. And when you're storing your gear in there, you want to think about the break over point.

So if you stack it a certain height, you're not going to be able to get to the back of your vehicle, which if you're cool with that, since everything's out here, you don't need the back, not a problem, but something you want to think about.Looks like from the bottom of the carrier, it's 21 and a half or 20 and a half inches. Sorry. That's how much space you have to stack it up if you want to still get to the back of your vehicle here. Let's go with the inside space. So maybe help you visualize what you can store in this cargo carrier.

They got 58 inches by 20 and a half inches. So, that's how much space you have to store whatever you want you to in this cargo carrier. Now on your Equinox, it does look like it's a little low to the ground so, that's also something to be known. Looks like it's about nine inches from the ground so, that is kind of low. So be careful on those inclines or any driveway that is kind of steep. It might hit on the ground.Let's look at the exhaust. The exhaust is over here to the side and pointed down. So it looks like it's not going to be hitting the hot exhaust on anything you put in the cargo carrier. Sometimes that's an issue with other vehicles. It'll melt anything you put in here by it, but this isn't any problem. It's shooting down and to the side. No worries there.Let's see how much it sticks out from the back of the vehicle because that's always something you want to know when you get a new car or something like that. You want to remember it's back there. So when you're backing up in a parking lot, or even pulling in your garage, you just want to know it's there so you don't accidentally run into anything. Looks like it sticks out 31 inches from the back of the vehicle. So, yeah. Definitely remember that it's back there. If you can't see it back there, you don't want to run anything with it, but it's a lot enough to where if it's not loaded, you can just take it out and set aside and it's not a problem anymore. One more thing. A lot of our customers like to ask us if the backup camera works with the cargo carrier still. Does it cause any issues Does it set it off Is that going to be a problem Let's go inside and check it out.Pop it here. Looks like it's fine. It's not setting off your backup camera or anything like that. If you stack something kind of high, it might cover up the backup camera but right now we're not getting alerts. It looks like we're good. You're not going to hear annoying beeping as you back up. So I think that does it for our look at the etrailer aluminum cargo carrier. I hope this helped.Here on our test course we'll start by going through the slalom. This is going to show us the side to side action. This simulates turning corners or evasively maneuvering. Once we get to the alternating speed bumps, we'll see the twisting action. This will simulate hitting a curb or pothole or driving over uneven pavement. Once we get to the full speed bumps, we'll see the up and down action. This will be just like driving in and out of a parking lot. Parking garage or driveway..

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