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Old 02-08-2020, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default Thule Access and a cargo carrier

Hi all,
Wondering if anyone has bought and used the Thule Access ( swing away bracket ) and a cargo basket on their 1999 Roadtrek 190. If so was there any problems and how did the bracket perform. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-10-2020, 08:12 PM   #2
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I toyed with using a swing away hitch bracket and a metal storage box. I probably would have used something like the links below instead of one designed for bike racks. It should work fine if it swings out far enough so you can still open the back doors. You would also have to make sure it didn't block the rear lights and the license plate.

https://wmastore.com/product/swing-a...rier-amcc5020/

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...uck-tool-boxes

In the end though I just spent the money and got an Aluminess rear bumper and a couple of their storage boxes. You get what you pay for and this still allows me to use my hitch. I am not sure how we would even manage without this extra storage space (for tools, our grill, lawn chairs, etc. etc. etc.).
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Thanks for the links and the help. Once I decide I will post a note and a photo or 2.
Cheers, Mike.
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Hi, bunch of thanks for the attached link it's can give us wide range of inf.

https://wmastore.com/product/swing-a...rier-amcc5020/

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...uck-tool-boxes
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Just remember any weight put out the back like that puts more force on the back wheels and can lighten the load on the front potentially causing steering issues. Also the further out you go finished the amount of weight (tongue weight) your hitch can safely carry
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Just remember any weight put out the back like that puts more force on the back wheels and can lighten the load on the front potentially causing steering issues. Also the further out you go finished the amount of weight (tongue weight) your hitch can safely carry
Thanks Brad, great points.I will be carrying 2 folding bikes, a small BBQ and 2 folding chairs so my total weight off the back on the carrier will be around 100 pounds plus the weight of the basket of 65 pounds, so well below the max tongue weight of 500 pounds.
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