Does anyone use or have experiance with the Reciever Hitch racks? I figured since MBRP does yet make a Roof rack for the 2011 Unlimited why spend $1000 on a roof rack I dont like so just spend $120 on one that can do the same job. So anyways can i get some opinions on Hitch Racks?
I have a polypropylene one made by Reese. It's plenty strong enough, but if I had to do it again I'd probably get a metal one with rails. The polypropylene can be pretty slick and without any rails I'm always paranoid that stuff will slide around, even though I use ratchet straps.
Receiver racks are cool. My dad has one, he used to hitch it to his Expedition on trips. You can get a big rubbermaid-type sealing footlocker type box that fits perfectly, and then bungies to tie it down. Since it fits multiple vehicles, its more versatile than a roof rack. Plus, its easier to access than mounting up high.
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I got mine at Tractor Supply 4-5 years ago. It was $50+ or - at the time. It doesn't extend entirely past the spare, but I only use it to cart around a pressure washer or other such dirty/wet stuff every now and then, so that is not a problem. Just strap it down and go.
I have an aluminum and steel Hitch Haul rack that I use to hold a large cooler. I deliver hot meals to the needy and shut-ins 2 times per week and having the rack keeps me from having to open and close doors 50 times. The alumninum Hitch Haul is expensive (over $120) but it is light and can be removed easily. Plus, we use it to transport luggage in a waterproof bag when going to the beach house. I like it.
I have the same rack as Insane_Bee has and really like it. Very heavy duty but is pretty heavy, maybe 50lbs...I like how it sits higher up then the hitch. I have used it to carry my buddies 250cc dirt bike around a couple of times out to the trails and it takes the load without even trying. I picked mine up at a Stiers RV, it was being discontinued for a lighter cheapy looking one and got it for a killer price.
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I have the same one as insane bee also. I had it from my ZJ. The only issue to watch out for because of it's raise shaft is that the basket it higher. This prevents you from opening the rear door because the tire will hit the basket.