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StowAway Carriers – Over 15 Years of Road Trips, Camping, Hunting, and Tailgating

A duck hunter using the StowAway Standard Cargo Carrier to store his decoys and hunting gear

Three duck hunters once had a problem. After they'd loaded themselves, the gear and the dogs into their Ford Bronco, there simply wasn't enough room for the decoys. They brainstormed alternatives, but didn't want the towing, parking and storing issues associated with a trailer, nor did they want the loading challenges and air drag of a roof top carrier. Was there another option that would offer easy loading access without the challenges of a trailer?

From this scenario the StowAway Carrier concept was born. Their buddy welded up a frame that would slide into the receiver hitch and they bolted a plywood box to the frame. The decoys were loaded into the box and they were off on their hunting trip.

After returning to their favorite hunting spot with their StowAway prototype, the hunters encountered a surprise. Several of their hunting buddies wanted to know if they too could have hitch boxes built for their vehicles. Soon it became apparent that a plywood box just wouldn't do, so the hunters upgraded to a white plastic box. Almost immediately, all kinds of travelers wanted this new and improved hitch carrier, as they also wanted more room inside their vehicles when traveling with their families, friends, and dogs.

Three years later the StowAway brand was born and the cargo box itself was redesigned. Several months later a SwingAway frame was introduced to enable easy access to the back of the vehicle, without having to remove the carrier. Customers loved the idea of swinging out the StowAway and opening their liftgate or doors to let the dog out or get into the back of their vehicle.

Today, American-made StowAway Cargo Carriers are used by individuals and families for a wide range of applications. From soccer moms and dads, to K9 cops, RV owners, and dog show enthusiasts, the variety of travel uses for the StowAway is huge. And, as the number of applications for StowAway Carriers has multiplied, so too has the StowAway product line.

Now StowAway offers a MAX and Standard Carrier, Bike Rack, Hitch Grill Station, and Cargo Rack, as well as a line of cargo and hitch accessories. No other cargo carrier manufacturer or hitch rack company matches the depth, breadth, and versatility of the StowAway hitch carrier product line.

StowAway has firmly established its position in the cargo carrier market. We believe in a firm commitment to product development, quality materials sourcing, and excellent customer service. Thanks to a skilled team of designers and engineers, and ongoing customer feedback, StowAway hitch carriers and frames exist in a state of continuous progression.

The driving principles behind the StowAway product line are function, design, durability, and value. We want customers to have easy access to their gear, use our carriers and frames for a range of activities, feel confident in their carrier's durability, and receive superior customer support at all times.

Excellent Customer Service and Satisfaction, Every Time

Whether it's a MAX cargo box or a replacement taillight, StowAway Carriers stands by its commitment to provide superior customer service and satisfaction on every order. Our goal is to give every customer the satisfaction and positive experience he or she deserves. If something isn't right, we encourage you to let us know so that we can make it right to the best of our abilities. For any questions or concerns about StowAway Cargo Carriers or hitch racks, please contact us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Share Your StowAway Experience with Us!

Most of our customers use the StowAway Carrier to have fun, and they like to talk about it. We encourage you to let us know about your experience with the StowAway, as we take pride in sharing your stories with other StowAway customers.

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As always, we appreciate your business and your interest in the StowAway Hitch Mounted Carrier.