Storing Your StowAway? The Wheel Kit Makes Storing and Mounting a Breeze

February 28th, 2014 | Posted by Pacrec in Accessories
Wheels are easily installed on the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier.

Wheels are easily installed on the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier.

You’ve been storing, hauling and easily accessing gear and supplies in your StowAway Cargo Carrier for miles and miles. But when it’s time to store the cargo carrier itself, how best to do that?

I may be dating myself here, but I’m reminded of the adage, “The shoemaker’s children go barefoot.” Would the ultimate solution in cargo storage leave you out in the cold when it comes time to store the storage device itself? Now that you’re ready to store the StowAway, exactly how are you going to get it off your car and into the garage? Will you be left with a cargo carrier hangover when all the fun is over?

Absolutely not.

StowAway Carrier Wheel Kit to the rescue! This simple and sturdy system let’s you easily attach three wheels to the frame of your StowAway Cargo Carrier. This enables you to roll your carrier effortlessly from your vehicle to its home in the garage. The StowAway Cargo Carrier is exceptionally sturdy, and can also be stored outside in any kind of weather.

(A note about durability: Boasting a 10-year warranty, StowAway boxes are molded with a super durable polymer, the same material used to mold high-performance whitewater kayaks. They have twice the wall thickness of some competitive boxes and are designed to take a beating without cracking. To test this theory, StowAway backed a delivery van over the lid of a box. The results: not a single crack.)

Wheel Kit PIeces

The StowAway Wheel Kit comes with 3 wheels, 2 U-bolts, and 4 nuts for quick and easy installation.

Fortunately you don’t have to be a rocket scientist, or a mechanic for that matter, to install the wheels. They mount directly on the frame, using the same attachment points you use to install on your vehicle – no drilling required. Everything you need comes in the kits, pre-fabricated and ready to go. You will be wheeling and storing the cargo carrier as one unit, even with the swing-away frame (which pivots 180 degrees to give you access to the rear of your vehicle).

It seems as though whenever I assemble pre-fabricated “kits” I always end up with leftover parts, which doesn’t boost my confidence at all. So it gives me great comfort to know that the StowAway Carrier Wheel Kit comes with exactly nine pieces: three wheels, two U-bolts, and four nuts. Voila! How easy is that? And no snarky little parts left over to haunt me.

With the ingenious wheel kit, the StowAway Cargo Carrier will follow you effortlessly wherever you go, just like your suitcase … or a new puppy.

The StowAway Cargo Carrier on wheels, while less adorable than a puppy, is, however, exponentially more convenient.

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