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Review of the etrailer RV Bumper Cargo Carrier


What's up, everybody It's AJ, with etrailer.com. Today we're gonna be checkin' out the etrailer RV Cargo Carrier, and this is gonna be mounted to your bumper. So, if you look down there you can see the arms mounted to the bumper. You don't have to drill any holes to attach it. You might have to drill some to do the support arms, to help it not put too much pressure on that bumper over time. But overall, it's gonna be good to load up all that gear, on your rig, and if you don't want inside, you can move it outside.

Let's check it out. This version of the RV Carrier is gonna be 24 by 84 inches. So, this is gonna be the biggest kit we sell of this one. So, other things I'd like to mention with the other ones, was that I like that they can grow with you. You could always add that extension there to make it a little bit bigger.

But by this time you know that you have a lot of gear, and you want it all outside your rig. This is the good option for you. Now you can still add an extension to this one. But just so you know, that'll make it pretty long. We're already at the ends of our rig now.

You don't want to go past the sides. So, just make sure you have the length of the rig to add that extension before you get it. Going over the gear that we have on the cargo carrier, we have a bigger tote here. You can think it takes up the whole end. Then we have three totes here, smaller ones.

These are five gallons. We have a generator in the middle. We have two coolers here, a longer cooler and a smaller one. And then we have four totes right here in total. So those are also the five gallons are stacked up on top of each other. So that's just to give you a better idea of how much actually fits on this cargo carrier. So you can see, they can hold a lot of gear. There would still be room to move things around. If you didn't want all the totes out here, if you had to put something else, there'd still be plenty of room. I mentioned that you didn't have to drill any holes to install the carrier onto the bumper. Now you will have to drill holes if you want to add the support bracket, and that's easy enough to do. This is what you're gonna get with this, and how comes with the Cargo Carriers and what this is for. And now this is gonna support your bumper. So you see this a pretty big cargo carrier here where you can pass these 500 pounds. So you're gonna be loading this up with stuff. And over time, it's gonna eventually hurt that bumper. It's gonna weigh down on it. The welds themselves gonna start to show cracks. This is gonna prevent that from happening. So you will have to drill some holes to get this installed. Whether you have a regular bumper, an I-beam or an S-beam, this will install on there. You'll drill that on the holes. And this will now support that bumper, so that even if it weighs down over time, it's got this keeping that bumper supported, and those welds, nice. Take a look at this while it's already installed. You can see maybe have a better idea of how it actually does help the bumper and the beam. So you can see right where those welds are. That's where the bracket goes. It falls along and underneath kind of giving that extra support. So if it starts to sag a little bit, or just the carrier pulls down on that beam, right on those fragile welds, you can see that it's gonna help support it and keep it upright and not bend down. So that over time is gonna keep it looking better. Before I go and unload this, and we take a closer look at the carrier. I just wanna point out one of the nice features is this three-inch wall here all around the outside. So not only is that gonna be good to wrap strap around. You see, we've kind of done something different on every time we put one of those straps on there. It's nice. And it's an open floor design too. So didn't even use the outside run on this one. We did over here and here on the sides we did. And that's a nice three-inch buffer. Also, if something was to come loose and something goes to shift, it's not gonna be just a flat piece of metal where it can just follow up there. It's gonna hit this and stop it. So you can strap it backed down. With the straps undone, gonna go ahead and unload all the cargo so you can get a better idea. How much is extra fitting on here. Right away Let's go over some measurements. I already told you it's gonna be 84 inches wide. It's gonna be 24 inches long, but another measurement we we probably should get is from the bumper out to see how much it adds to the back of your rig. From the bumper all the way out here. Let's see it's about 26 inches. It sticks out. So that's a decent amount. Now you can do something about that. You can actually fold it up and out of the way. So how you do that, you're gonna set that measure down. We remove the pins from each of the support arms. You just kind of push down on that, pull it out. Slide that pin out, set aside, 'cause you can pin it back up when you fold it up. We're just gonna go down the line, and do the same thing on all of them. Get all the pins outta the way you can fold it up against our rig, and replace the pin. You see, there'll be other ones that line up right there to hold it up and in place. Now that we've fold it up. Let's see how far it sticks out. So from the bumper, the furthest up points it's gonna be right about here. Maybe seven inches to compare this to some of the other RV car carriers that work with I did get hands on with the GennyGo and that one's not just for generators, but it's mainly, that's what it is. It's gonna have a flat piece of metal on the bottom with shorter sides around the outside. And that one works pretty well. You can expand on it also, but that one doesn't give me confidence. This one gives me the confidence. Like I said, it looks strong, 'cause it is strong. I've knocked on it, but like the bars and everything, the open design, just this seems just is looking at it. That's gonna last longer and hold up to what I need to. GennyGos, didn't gimme that confidence. Plus when you go to move that one around depending on how you mount it, there's a lot more bolts and going on with that one. So you have to take apart a lot of stuff to move it around. So they say that it is customizable, but there's a lot more that goes on in this. This one I like. The fact that there is quite a bit of bolts, but not as many as that one. So it's not that hard to put together or take apart, or take the extension out of either. All in all, I really like this car carrier. I think it really works with your rig. I like that oi can expand on it. Now this one is the most expanded kit that we have. But just the ability to do that. If you have a little bit of a bigger rig, you somehow need another extension there. You can still do that. You can even scale it down if you're not taking that much gear with you. You don't want all the excess room in there. You can scale it down and that's up to you. And I like that option to have. Another one is that it folds up against the rig. Not all the Cargo Carriers can do that. So if it's unloaded like this, I'd might as well just fold it up, not take up all that space. It's got a lot of good things going for it. I think it's gonna help you get all your gear on the outside and save room on the inside. Well, I think that does it. Thanks for hanging out. I hope this helped..


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