Viking Solutions Tilt-N-Go II Hauler and Cargo Carrier Review

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Review of the Viking Solutions Tilt-N-Go II Hauler and Cargo Carrier

Colin: Hey everyone, it's Colin here at e-trailer and today I'm going to show you guys this Viking Solutions Tilt-N-Go II Hauler and Cargo Carrier. This is a very versatile design. Basically you're going to be able to use it in two different ways. Right now we have it in the cargo carrier configuration. This is going to have a 300 pound weight capacity. So, you can get your heavier coolers and duffle bags loaded up for your trip.But it's also got a second function.

It does include a set of wheels you can attach to the bottom of the carrier and then you just pull it off of the shank and instead of having to carry these heavy and full coolers over to your destination, could be 500 feet away, you just grab the handle on the front and you can pull it wherever you're going.Now right away I want to show you guys the things that are going to set this cargo carrier apart from a lot of its competitors and it's the fact that we can attach this set of wheels and use it as a cart or a hauler. So, what we're going to do is remove this pin right here, put it in the outside hole, and then we can pull the cargo carrier off of the shank to where it's on this round tube, and from there we can tilt it to the right or to the left. We'll go to the right right now and our straps are keeping our cargo secured.And now we'll just take our wheels and you can see this slot on the front part of each leg. We'll take that and put it over the set of pins that are already installed. Now we'll take the other set of pins, lift up on our leg, and install them.Now we'll remove the pin all the way and just set it to the side.

From here, we can just tilt our carrier back and then pull it off so that the wheels are supporting it. And now just like that, we've transformed it into a cart to wheel it off to where we need to go.And thanks to the tubular design on our shank, it makes it very easy to slide it off all the way. You don't have to worry about lifting it up by herself. It just slides right off. And right away you can see that this is a pretty long pin and clip and when we first got the rack, it did seem like it would fit that way, but the 10 is not long enough to be able to get under the stand right here and still hook on to the pin.So, we went ahead and just used the same straps we we're using to secure our duffle bag, it was very simple, just to get it strapped down to make sure it doesn't fall down while we're traveling.

Whenever you're done you can either set it down on its side like so, or you can use the included stand to prop it up so that it remains straight. Now, right now you can see we have our stand strapped down to make sure it doesn't fall down at all while we're traveling. So we'll just go ahead and undo the strap.Now from here we can just pull down our stand and set it upright. The stand actually attaches to our handle right here that we use to pull the cart around, just using a couple of washers and a bolt. It's got a really secure fit.

If you find that you're having trouble pulling down your stand and pushing it back up, you may want to loosen up that bolt just a little bit. Or if you don't have a strap to secure it, you could just tighten it down as tight as you can get it to make sure it doesn't fall down while you're traveling.Now a great use of this cargo carrier is going to be that it can tilt down to make it easier to load up any heavier bulky objects. Whether it's on the wheels or even just on that circle shank that we saw earlier connected to our truck. Now for you hunters out there, this is going to be a big advantage for you because when you're out in the woods and you've killed your deer or whatever you might be hunting, it gets tough to be able to carry that all the way back to your truck or to wherever you're saying.So, obviously we don't have a deer right here, but we just want to kind of show you how it would work, dragging up your object onto the cart. With the wheels being in the center of the cart, it makes it very easy to tilt it to one side or the other and make sure that all the weight from our cargo is sitting on top of the wheels. So we just have it tilted down right here with the handle on top. And then you just grab a hold of whatever you're loading, pull it up, and then if you can't get it past a certain point, we can just hold it and then tilt the carrier up all the way. We could even just set it down over here. Bring it, set it in place. And now with those wheels right under our objects, going to make it very easy for us to get it back to our truck or to wherever we're staying.And now we're back to our truck. Whatever we've got in our carrier, we can now get it loaded up onto our shank. This may be a little bit difficult by yourself depending on the size of the object you have on your carrier. Right now, it's pretty easy for me to be able to pick the carrier up and get onto the shank and keep in mind, it's probably not going to be as high to lift if you're on flat ground. Right now we're on a hill, which is making it a little bit harder on us. And then get it onto the square part of our shank to make sure it doesn't tilt anymore. And then we can strap it down. Now from here, if you do plan on traveling, you want to make sure to replace the pin and the shank and remove your wheels.It's really important to make sure you replace that pin when you plan to travel to get, because it's going to prevent the carrier from being able to slide back off of the shank. And now with our wheels removed, we have it back to our cargo carrier set up.Now, we've gotten a lot of feedback from our customers and one of the common things that was said was that this does make a lot of noise when you're traveling with it in your hitch. I want to point out that's completely normal. With as many functions it has and all the moving parts that it has, it is going to be normal for it to rattle around and make some noise. That doesn't take away from it being sturdy, it's still is going to be very solid and hold up well and carry your cargo great.Now what the carrier empty, we can have a closer look at it. It's got a really durable steel construction and a black powder coat finish. It's going to help it resist rust and corrosion. So it holds up for the long haul, and the open basket design makes it very easy to load your objects or your cargo, and it's also going to be very easy to clean as well. You can just take a hose or a power washer, spray it right off, it'll be good to go for next time.Now to give you guys some dimensions on the inside cargo space. Just up to the edge of the basket, not including the handle, it's going to be 47 inches long by 20 inches wide and then five and a half inches tall. Again, that's the inside dimensions for storage space. And now just so you can see if this is going to fit your application or suits your needs, the overall dimensions with the stand and the wheels installed, it's going to be 63 and a half inches long by 22 and a quarter inches wide and 27 and a half inches tall.Now with any hitch mounted accessory, you are going to have added length to your vehicle. So when you're using the Tilt-N-Go as a cargo carrier, you want to keep in mind that from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost point of our carrier is going to be 26 and a half inches. So for any tight parking spots, maybe your garage, you want to keep that in mind to make sure it fits.And I also want to let you know that from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of our carrier, it's going to be four and a half inches. So you want to make sure you measure from the center of your hitch pin hole the outermost part of your bumper to make sure you have at least that amount of distance. We've already tested it out on a couple of vehicles, one of which had a hitch that was really far back behind the bumper. So we could not get this pushed forward enough to get the hitch pin in, the front of our carrier made contact with the bumper. So just keep that in mind.Now with the carrier removed, I just want to show you guys again this tubular design on our shank. It's just going to make it very easy for the shank to slide off when we want to unload it and then put it back on the shank when we're ready to load it back up. One thing I do want to point out is that the pin and clip is not included with this kit, so you want to make sure you pick one of those up separately here at e-trailer. We have plenty of options available. Or if you want to lock, we have hitch pin locks available as well.And I do want to point out, if you're planning on traveling with your cargo carrier unattached from the shank, then you want to make sure you remove the shank from your hitch before you start traveling again. You just throw it in the back of your vehicle, in your bed of your truck, with ease.Now overall I think this is a really solid carrier from Viking Solutions. It does rattle a bit, yes. But that's not something that bothers me as much knowing the different functions I have with it. Being able to put the wheels on, use it as a cargo carrier, or even a cart. Makes it very versatile to use it for camping, hunting, maybe even some work around the house.Well, thank you all for watching and I hope this information helps you out. So that's going to do it for our look at the Viking Solutions Tilt-N-Go II Hauler and Cargo Carrier.

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