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Cargo Carrier Luggage Rack for the X?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by jay-bay, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. jay-bay

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    Does anyone have any recommendations on which cargo carrier to get for the Model X? My family of 7 will be doing some vacationing this summer and will need some extra storage so I thought something like this would be nice. luggaerack.jpg

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. DriverOne

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    There are recent other threads about this. Note that the X's hitch is designed to support 120lbs, so an aluminum carrier is a good idea. The carrier you picture is, I guess, 50-60lbs on its own.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, DriverOne. I'll do a search.
     
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    Search the forum for StowAway2. That's the storage solution I like best, and it's weather-tight and lockable. You can also swing it away to open the rear hatch without having to un-hitch it. And I'm very dubious about that 120 lbs limit for the hitch when the maximum tongue weight is 500 lbs. There has been a lot of discussion in the forum about that as well.
     
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    I have one very similar to the image above. If you can find a lighter aluminum one, you should get it, because of what @DriverOne wrote and because it won't rust. Some also come with a light-kit so that you can plug into your X for added safety - that was important to me.
     
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    The 500 pounds is specified as applied a maximum of 8 inches from the receiver. An unsupported carrier produces torque far higher than the trailer does (longer lever arm).
     
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    Do you need it to fold?

    If so, the Curt aluminum is one of the lightest for it's size - 60"x20"
    Amazon.com: CURT 18100 Tray-Style Cargo Carrier: Automotive

    There's some lighter ones that are smaller, and I saw some that are under 20lbs if you don't need it to fold, but I can't recall where...
     
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    @loganintx It looks like this cargo carrier is about 70 pounds, and the bag is about 9 pounds. That leaves you with only about 40lbs. free to put luggage on. Did you stay within that limit or risked exceeding the 120lbs. limit?
     
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