Stowaway Standard Cargo Carrier open trunk open lid

StowAway Standard Cargo Carrier (ST 022)

4.77 stars, based on 26 reviews
StowAway Standard Cargo Carrier with Frame The Standard Hitch-Mounted Cargo Carrier is StowAway's original cargo carrier. With 12.5 cubic feet of capacity, this versatile hitch cargo box offers ample room for storing all kinds of gear. The StowAway...
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Pros:
  • swing arm
Cons:
  • none yet
I bought this box for a Winnebago View rv with a rear slide. Customer service was very knowledgeable about my rv & which model would fit under the slide. It fits perfectly. I bought the swing arm & though the box doesn't swing far enough to clear the slide, I can raise the lid enough to put my portable bbq grill & chairs inside. I am 100% satisfied.

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Pros:
  • Fast free shipping
  • Easy assembly
  • Good quality
Cons:
  • Heavy but wheel kit helps
<p>Good quality pc. of equipment</p>

A great choice after a little research

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Pros:
  • economical
  • tough
  • easy to assemble
  • accessories
  • ease of ordering
  • free delivery
Cons:
  • lacks rain gutter
Very well thought out design. Seems durable. Assembly was straightforward and completed by one person (me) Make sure you have a real wrench for the pivot bolt. I used 2-12" Crescents. The swing function works great and the fail-safe locks are easy to use. The right rear door on my Sprinter can open 90 degrees but no further. The electrics worked the first time and the license plate holder was also a breeze to install. I kind of wish the standard box had rain gutter like the MAX, but I guess the (replaceable) gasket will do the job. All in all, it looks like the best choice among competing products. I also like that they offer a cargo frame and soft bags that work interchangeably with the swing arm.

Awesome design

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Pros:
  • Quality
  • Easy assembly
  • Convenient waist high access
  • Allows use of rear door
Cons:
  • More expensive
I opted for the swingaway cargo carrier over a rooftop unit for two reasons: gas mileage and convenience. The frame and box are very rugged, easy to assemble and use, We are storing our camping gear in it so it is ready to go without re-packing. I own a 2014 Subaru Forester and had to add an aftermarket Curt hitch receiver; unfortunately this hitch unit tucks so far up under the bumper that I had to buy a hitch extender or else the handle for releasing the swing-out is right against the bumper. Great unit!

Big Bend National Park Trip

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Pros:
  • Sturdy
Cons:
<p>My two friends and I just completed a road trip from the NE to Big Bend Nation. The trip was 4500 miles with some of it partially maintained gravel roads. We were very impressed with the ease of use, and professional build of the standard size cargo box. </p><p>We were in dust and rain but the contents in the carrier remained dry and clean.</p>

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