Carpod® Steel Basket Cargo Carrier - 450 lb Capacity

The versatile Carpod cargo carrier provides you with 13-1/4 cubic ft of storage space from your vehicle's Class III or IV hitch. Folded mesh sides allow you to haul additional items on your camping, hunting, fishing or other trips. The steel detent pins allow the carrier walls to fold for storage or to be folded out for unloading, saving your back from awkward lifting. The Carpod cargo carrier has a 450 lb weight capacity and is available in 2 shank styles.

  • Galvanized base frame to prevent rusting
  • Stack cargo up to 22" high
  • Walls fold for storage and unloading
  • 48"L x 24"W x 22"H
  • Safety reflectors on each corner for visibility
  • Comes in straight shank or 3" raised and folding shank styles
Item # Description Weight Status Price Quantity
M2205 3" Raised and Folding Shank 65 lbs
CPD-M2200 Straight Shank 54 lbs


This cargo basket provides up to 13-14 Cubic feet of extra storage space for your trips. Carpod is constructed with a galvanized one-piece frame and foldable wire mesh sidewalls to give this carrier a weight capacity of 450 lbs and a total weight of only 50 lbs.


Carpod cargo carrier allows you to carry an additional 13-1/4; cubic feet with you on your camping, shopping or day trips. The hitch basket is design with folded mesh sides and a welded one-piece base frame allowing for a 450 lb weight capacity. Steel detent pins provide the locking mechanism of the cargo basket's walls allowing it to fold for storage or to be folded out for unloading, helping to avoid back injury from awkward lifting.

To prevent rust and corrosion the cargo carrier has a black powder coat finish and the base frame has been galvanized. The cargo basket weighs 50 lbs and can fit a 2" receiver hitch. An extender may be needed if your vehicle has a spare tire on the back to allow for the Carpod to fit correctly. Since this cargo carrier has wire mesh walls certain items will fit more securely reducing the need for extra tie-downs. Also available for the cargo carrier is the optional locking lid and the water resistant cargo bag. The Carpod cargo carrier comes with a 90 day warranty that protects against manufacturer defects.

Class III or IV (2")
Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier
450 lbs.
13.76 cubic ft.
Class III or Class IV
Overall Basket Dimensions: 48"L x 24"W x 22"H
Usable Basket Dimensions: 47"L x 23"W x 22"H

Product Features

  • Powder coated black finish
  • Galvanized base frame to prevent rust
  • 4 corner reflectors for nighttime visibility
  • Folds to 5-1/4" high for storage
  • Can stack cargo up to 22" high
  • Basket design reduces need of tie-downs for some items
  • Welded one-piece base frame
  • May require a hitch extender to fit vehicles w/ spare tires
  • Hitch pin NOT included
  • Patent No.: US 8,061,571

Warning and Usage Guidelines

  • Never exceed the maximum tongue rating of your trailer hitch
  • Vehicle Hauling Capacity: Your hauling weight may be limited by your vehicle's suspension to carry a load
  • Not recommended for hitches less than 12" from the ground to the bottom of the hitch without the use of a hitch riser adapter
  • Some vehicles may require air shocks or heavier springs to stiffen up the suspension to prevent sagging


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