Local Vacation: Day-Trip Adventures with Your Hitch Cargo Carrier

May 24th, 2012 | Posted by Pacrec in Bicycling | Camping - (Comments Off on Local Vacation: Day-Trip Adventures with Your Hitch Cargo Carrier)

Memorial Day Bike Day Trip

In its yearly Memorial day travel forcast, AAA predicts that 5.5% less people will travel through the air this year with only a 1.2% increase in car travel.  With less people deciding that a vacation is a valuable way to spend their money in these economic times, one way you can still have some fun on a budget is by packing up your hitch cargo carrier and going on a fun day trip.  Here are a couple day-trip ideas that utilize the StowAway hitch cargo carrier to have fun on a budget this Memorial day weekend.

The Beach

What better way to kick off summer than to take a trip to the beach to sit back and relax in the sun?  The waves crashing down on your feet, the breeze coming off the ocean, and unfortunately the sand that will somehow end up everywhere for the next three months because of that one trip.  Fortunatly with the Stow Away Hitch Cargo Carrier, you can help offset this sandy nuisance by putting your beach chairs, beach towels, beach bag and most importantly sand castle molds in your hitch cargo carrier instead of over crowding your back seat with beach trinkets and ending up with a never ending supply of unwanted sand.

Bike Ride

Bike riding is as much a part of spring as flowers, rain showers and, well, Memorial Day.  Why not take a day trip to explore a new town or area with a bike ride?  With the StowAway Bike + Gear Rack you can fit the whole gangs bikes with you, plus unlike a conventional bike rack you can fit other gear like a cooler and some backpacks as well.  Plus if you’re still getting some spring rain, with a hitch cargo rack you don’t have to worry about getting mud from the tires all over your trunk.  Simply store your bike on the outside of your vehicle and your upholstery will forever be tire mark free.

Camping

Although it’s technically not a day trip, camping is great for an inexpensive night away from the house with friends or family.  With the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier you can bring along all of your camping gear without the worry of breaking tent poles or risk not bringing something you may need because you can’t fit it.  Never leave a crucial piece of equipment like tarps home again to save space because you “don’t think it will rain,” only to have a torrential downpour ruin your night in the woods.  With the Stow Away Hitch Cargo Carrier never worry about bringing a couple extra “just in case” items that can save your trip.

So even though you may not be able to a afford plane tickets or a night in a hotel room this Memorial day, a StowAway Hitch Cargo Carriers can help you enjoy day trips that will remind you of one of the most important things about Memorial Day Weekend: spending time with friends and family. Safe travels everyone!

StowAway Bike Rack and Gear Rack

November 10th, 2011 | Posted by Pacrec in Bike Racks - (Comments Off on StowAway Bike Rack and Gear Rack)

Bike RackIf you are looking for a way to transport your bikes and haul a little extra gear, the StowAway Bike Rack and Gear Rack offers the perfect solution.  The StowAway Bike Rack and Gear Rack offers many of the same features as other hitch mounted bike racks on the market.  This product combines the versatility of a cargo gear rack along with the utility of a standard bike rack. StowAway’s products reaches beyond cargo boxes and provides solutions for all your cargo needs.

The bike rack include soft rubber cradles to protect and securely hold up to 4 bikes.  The bike rack can be remove to give more storage room for the gear rack below.  It also comes with a security cable lock and locking hitch pin.  The bike rack is available in two sizes to fit 1.25″ and 2″ hitch receivers.  It also comes with StowAway’s receiver hitch tightener, a useful device that eliminate annoying hitch wobble.

Gear RackPerhaps the most unique feature is the cargo gear rack attached below the bike rack.  This is a useful addition allows you to carry extra gear like helmets, tool kits, or any other accessories you might need.  The large and sturdy rack measures 53″ x 25″ x 5″ and provides ample room your gear.  The gear rack is constructed out of thick powder coated steel tubing and is backed by a 5 year warranty.

The combination of a Bike Rack and Gear Rack fits on the fixed or SwingAway frame.  The SwingAway frame open 180 degrees and allows you to access the rear door of your vehicle (One or more bikes may need to be removed to open the liftgate on some vehicles).   Finally, StowAway products are built for versatility.  If you already own a cargo box and frame,  the Bike Rack and Gear Rack will attach directly to the frame you have.  You can purchase the StowAway Bike Rack and Gear Rack combination at www.StowAway2.com