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Does this Cargo Carrier itself, not the ramp, fold-up like it seems to in the photos or is it permanently in the down position?
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Does this Cargo Carrier itself, not the ramp, fold-up like it seems to in the photos or is it permanently in the down position?
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Will this fit a 2007 Ford Ranger extended cab?
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Does the rack lock to the bed to prevent theft?
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Ultra-Tow Premium Folding Cargo Carrier - 500-Lb. Load Capacity

Item# 103183
Sturdy Ultra-Tow hitch-mounted carrier can handle up to 500 lbs. of cargo for your next family vacation or firewood run. Large 20in. x 60in. steel mesh floor and 6in. sides hold cargo securely in place. Heavy-duty, all-steel 5/8in. dia. tubular construction. Sturdy 2in. square tube has 14in. drawbar to mount carrier to 2in. Class 3 receiver hitch. Carrier folds up behind tailgate when not in use. Material Type Steel, Mount Type Receiver hitch, Platform Size L x W in. 60 x 20, Receiver Size in. 2 in. Class 3, Finish Type Powder-coat, Foldable Yes, Application Cargo carrier, Assembly Required Yes, Capacity lbs. 500. 500-lb. cargo capacity Easy to install, just bolt 2 pieces together Includes safety reflectors Zinc-plated steel with weather-resistant black powder-coat finish
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Questions & Answers for Ultra-Tow Premium Folding Cargo Carrier - 500-Lb. Load Capacity

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I just want the basket, can I put the basket together without the receiver hitch?

 
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asked 7 months ago
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 - Montrose, SD
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answer 1
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This folding cargo carrier may be assembled without the drawbar and connecting tube. The basket comes in two pieces. On the bottom of each basket half, there is an L shaped flange that allows them to be attached to the connecting tube once the basket halves are bolted together. The L shaped flange on each basket half extends below the flat bottom of the basket.
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receiver tube has square or rounded corners

I have seen some carriers with square tubes wthat will not fit in the slightly rounded receivers tha tmany trucks have, including my GMC 2500 HD
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
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answer 1
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The corners of the receiver tube on this carrier are slightly rounded. This item is manufactured to work with all production 2" receiver tubes.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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UltraTowExpert13
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answer 2
Fits Regular "Square" Reciever
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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BlueFin
 - Northern Wisconsin
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answer 3
Can't speak for your model specifically, but it fits in both my '09 Chevy 1500 (w/ factory tow package) and my Traverse (w/ factory tow package).
answered 9 months ago
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Mark13
 - Kansas
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can this carry 300 lb scooter?

asked 9 months ago
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This cargo carrier features a 500 lb. max weight capacity. The inside dimensions of the carrier are 60"L x 20"W.
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answer 2
All documentation indicates it will carry a 500lb load if properly secured. The way I tortured it, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have a problem carrying the full rated capacity as long as the load is properly secured to prevent side-to-side movement and shifting.
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in what country is the ultra tow cargo carrier made?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Anonymous
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This cargo carrier is made in China.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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What is distance from pin to carrier when standing upright?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
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It is approximately 4" from the pin to the carrier on this cargo carrier when it is in the upright position.
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I own a jeep 2012 wrangler unlimited. will this unit fold up with the spare tire on the outside! It

It has a rugged ridge hitch kit on it . It being a 2012 wrangler unlimited. The mouth of the hitch sticks out only about an 1to 1.5 inchs
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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From the hitch pin to the basket itself will measure about 13-1/2". If you need more length, you can buy a hitch extender to get beyond any obstruction(spare tire). See links below.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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If the spare tire on your 2012 Wrangler is approx the same size as the one on my 2008 Wrangler, then no - the unit will not fold up without hitting the spare tire. It is possible to get a hitch extender that will position the cargo unit farther away from the tire and then it will fold upward as designed.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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NCRockT
 - Southern Pines, NC
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Cargo box

I need a cargo box that will fit in this carrier. Your picture shows one that is a bit smaller.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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 - Kennesaw, GA
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Northern Tool does not sell a box specifically for this carrier, but do have many that would work. See links below for a few options.
 
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answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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I recently purchased this item. I have a 2" hitch, but the carrier really leans left and right. Can I fix this?

The carrier itself is sturdy, it just rocks even with a little weight is set on it.
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
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An anti-rattle kit for a 2 inch hitch will help make this Ultra-Tow cargo carrier more stable but at this time we do not carry the kit.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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UltraTowExpert11
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answer 2
Sounds like your receiver tube is either worn or oversized. You can either have some shim material tack welded to the tongue of the carrier to take up the slack, or have the receiver tube tapped in the side and install a tightening bolt.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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HoopFL
 - Central FL
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what is the clearance from pin to actual carrier?

I have a class c motor home with a spare tire mounted on the rear bumber. I 'd like to know if I would need an extension .
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
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You probably would. It sits very close to the bumber so you may not be able to put a cooler on it or something high because your tire will be in the way
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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PeterDV
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answer 2
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It is approximately 13 1/2" from the pin to carrier.
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