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    Would you trust one of these on the highway or would you only use for camping.

    I am thinking of getting the lund one since its widder than best tops. I have to use the adapter fron 1.25 to 2 since most are made for a 2 inch hitch.


    Any thoughts? I will be doing a 3 hour ride to south florida. I am getting married saturday and as all my stuff might just barely fit on the way down, on the way back after our honeymoon (bahamas sandals) I know we will need some extra storage. the lund rack will also fit that lund cargo bag which i think will be a good match.

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    i got the one from wal mart made by hitch-haul for something like 55 -75 dollars, i cant remember. its got a 500lb load limit and is as wide as my bumper with the end caps on. ive had about 300 lbs on it (2 deer) and drove it on the highway with just bungee (spelling?) cords holding the deer on and it didnt have a problem. if youre worried about stuff flying out or off, you can buy one of those cargo nets for it or some waterproof travel bag and tie it down real good.

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    • #3
      I don't have an opinion.....

      .....just wanted to know if we can get that post one more time?? Or is the third time really the charm??

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      • #4
        i also have a hitch haul, and while at walmart i bought a plastic truck tool box that is pretty much cube shaped. i took it on vacation from ohio to the outter banks and it kept everything dry and i had no problems with it. i would recommend a locking hitch pin if you're going to leave it on the vehicle.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FUBAR
          i also have a hitch haul, and while at walmart i bought a plastic truck tool box that is pretty much cube shaped. i took it on vacation from ohio to the outter banks and it kept everything dry and i had no problems with it. i would recommend a locking hitch pin if you're going to leave it on the vehicle.
          i got the adapter at u haul today for 24 dollars/

          i went to walmart, autozone and discount and no one has the hitch haul. Wally said they discontinued it but they still sell the waterproof storage bage that fits in it ....

          I cant go tool box route since i am using the adapter my total weight is 300lbs. The bag might weight 10-20 lbs so that will give me more lbs. for storage. All this work i probably should just swap it out for a 2 inch hitch. I have no plans of towing at this point so this probably is cheaper with adapters and all.

          Thanks for the input

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          • #6
            Originally posted by deerhntr20
            i got the one from wal mart made by hitch-haul that they sell in cabelas and all for something like 55 -75 dollars 4 years ago, i cant remember. its got a 500lb load limit and is as wide as rear of the jeep. ive had about 300 lbs on it (2 deer) and drove it on the highway with just bungee (spelling?) cords holding the deer on and it didnt have a problem. if youre worried about stuff flying out or off, you can buy one of those cargo nets for it or some waterproof travel bag and tie it down real good.
            Moz..here it is one more time just for you

            I have the walmart version too, and have used it for years with no problems (I did put some DOT tape on the sides) for obvious reasons tho.

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            • #7
              I got mine from sportsmans guide. Not sure what brand, but it was $50 or so shipped, rated at 500# and i have used it to carry alot of weight. The longest trip was a stand up jet ski roughly 300lbs. Ho problems at all.

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              • #8
                I been using a 500 pounder for 5 years now. I've made trips to Canada, Tennessee and NY with it fully loaded. Whenever I go wheelin, it carries my 5 -32" Super Swampers. I use it more than my trailer. Haul firewood, axles, block, brick, stoves, washers, refridgerators and road kill.

                As long as you don't exceed it carrying capacity and keep your load properly tied down, you won't have any problems.

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                • #9
                  I built one, it fits exactly 2 Kegs side by side! And will fit in the front or back hitch.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by oros35
                    I built one, it fits exactly 2 Kegs side by side! And will fit in the front or back hitch.

                    i hope it holds up better than your tire carrier!!!



                    just kidding.

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                    • #11
                      well it outlasted the tirecarrier! But I havent hit any hilsides with it either!

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