etrailer RV Cargo Review - 2017 Starcraft Solstice Lite Fifth Wheel

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Review of the etrailer RV Cargo on a 2017 Starcraft Solstice Lite Fifth Wheel


AJ: What's up everybody It's AJ with etrailer.com. Today, we're going to be taking a look at the etrailer RV cargo carrier with add-on extension on our 2017 Starcraft Solstice Lite 287 RLS. Now, you see it with the extension added on to our longer cargo carrier that was a 24 by 60. Now it's 24 by 84. And instead of just saying the numbers to you, I'd rather show you measuring it, just to give you an idea how much usable space you have inside the cargo coder. So we're going to go inside to inside, right at 84.

Inside to inside here, right at 24. So that just gives you a better idea of how much space you have to work with when you're getting your stuff out from the inside of your fifth wheel, into the cargo carrier.Most people like to get their generators out here. That way it keeps the smell of gasoline and oil out from the inside of the fifth wheel. And then there's plenty of more room for any coolers or anything else you want to put out there. Now, I will tell you that the weight rating is 500 pounds, and I'm confident that these bars are going to hold up to that.

You're going to hear how sturdy they are. They're not going to bend or anything. Some of the other RV cargo carriers I've dealt with are like the GennyGos, they have like the metal plate at the bottom. Those hold up just fine. But I'd be worried that if I had my generator and I tripped or dropped it from a little bit, it might dent that, permanently damage it.

These bars are going to hold up to that. I'm not worried about that at all.Now, let's talk about how far it sticks out from your bumper. It looks like it sticks out about 26 inches, so that's something just to keep in mind when you're driving around, backing up or parking it. It does have a folding feature, but that's one of the things you got to keep in mind when using this much space on the back of your bumper. You can't have it overhang at all on the side of your RV.

So we'd have to make it overhang for it to fold up with our ladder over there. The ladder does have a hinge. It's just kind of difficult to get it out and fold it up, so I'm not going to do that today. But if you didn't have the ladder here, you'd be able to fold this up just fine and then it would take up much less space back here. But again, I can't do that today, so we're just going to leave it like this.How the cargo carrier attaches is these bolts down here, the clamp goes around the bumper, and we tighten down these bolts. There's three parts that tighten it down, and I'll shake it again. It doesn't move. I'm moving the fifth wheel. You also have the pins here at each point that you could pull if you we're able to tilt it up without the ladder. Overall, I think it's a good cargo carrier and an awesome solution to getting that stuff out of the inside of your fifth wheel. If you want to have that folding ability, maybe look at one of the other ones we have without the extension, that way it would fit it right here on the side of the ladder and not go over the overhang. That does it for our look at the etrailer cargo carrier with extension. I hope that helped.


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