Cargo Carriers (and accessories)
Lund International is a supplier both to the original equipment automakers and to aftermarket retailers and auto shops and among its long list of products are three new cargo carriers that fit into a hitch receiver.
Carriers come with 20 x 60 ($80-$90), 21 x 48 ($100-$120) or 21 x 61-inch ($100-$120) platforms, and the later two will fold up parallel with the tailgate when not in use.
Lund also offers several accessories for its carrier units, including a heavy duty, waterproof storage bag, cargo net tie downs, a cargo restraint bar and a bike carrier attachment that secures the wheels of as many as three bicycles.
Modular H Bike Rack
“We designed this rack for cycling enthusiasts who own a variety
of bikes and don’t want the hassle of changing carrier systems every
time they transport a different style frame,” said Richard Borghi,
SportRack Automotive president. Thus the new Modular H Bike Rack has individual
360-degree rotating mounts to accommodate mountain, road, touring or junior-style
A Modular H Base Unit also is available and has a tilt-away feature that allows easier access to the truck bed (or to the rear door of an SUV).
for Pickup Trucks
When their arthritic dogs became too large to lift into the back of their SUVs, engineers and entrepreneurs Dan Knodle and Gary Bang created a step that plugged into a trailer hitch so their dogs could climb aboard. Now they’ve extended their idea with an extended step that works when the tailgate of a pickup truck is in its horizontal position.
The push-and-turn knob lowers and extends the Twistep into position so it can be used as a stair step, a platform (to ease access to a truck rack) or as a seat for putting on boots or other sports gear.
The ‘step holds up to 500 pounds on a platform that’s 20 inches wide and 18.25 inches deep and extends three feet behind the hitch to clear a lowered tailgate.
It also can be stored beneath the bumper and does not need to be removed when not in use.