Making Space: How a Hitch Cargo Carrier Can Save Your RV Trip … and Your Marriage

February 5th, 2014 | Posted by Pacrec in RVs - (Comments Off on Making Space: How a Hitch Cargo Carrier Can Save Your RV Trip … and Your Marriage)
Stow your gear in a hitch cargo carrier for easy access to what's most precious to you

Stow your gear in a hitch cargo carrier for easy access to what’s most precious to you

“You take my towel; I breaka you fingas.”

When my husband and I took an RV trip across the country a few years ago, we faced a few challenges. One of which was the fact that we’d never traveled in a motorhome before. The other was space. We had to pack everything we needed for a full month in a very small amount of space.

This is when I came up with the Two Towel Rule. We didn’t have room to pack a bunch of extra things, including towels, so we each had our own specific towel set. His was blue; mine was pink. Easy enough. The rule: Do not use, touch or even look at my towels. They are mine, mine, mine. Everything else was share and share alike. Fair enough.

If you’ve ever traveled in a motorhome, you know that space is extremely limited. Every square inch is meticulously designed to maximize both space and utility. Space is particularly tight in a Class B motorhome (read: the smallest possible living/traveling space). It will behoove your trip – and your relationship – to give yourselves a little extra elbow room. Keep reading; I know exactly how to do that.

It really can be challenging to share 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a motorhome. Here are a few tips to help make your time on the road a great adventure instead of a battle for space (and towels):

1. Maximize Your Space: You can add as much as 16 cubic feet of storage space by using a hitch cargo carrier from The great thing about using a hitch instead of a rooftop for your cargo carrier, is access. The StowAway hitch cargo carrier, for example, attaches to the back of your rig instead of the top for super-easy access. And it pivots up to 180 degrees to also give you easy access to every precious thing in the back of your motorhome. It comes in two sizes, has a locking lid, and can hold up to 200 extra pounds of your gear.

2. Respect the Space: Your guiding principle is “a place for everything and everything in its place.” Pick up after yourself, put things away right away, and don’t pack what you don’t need. (You do get to pack some extras, though, when you’ve got the StowAway hitch cargo carrier. And you get to keep those extras close at hand, because the big stuff – suitcases, camp chairs, duffle bags – can be stashed in the hitch carrier.

3. Assign Duties: When you arrive at the RV Park, each person should know what his or her duties are. For example: He hooks up the sewer line; she hooks up everything else. Fair enough.

Read more about the StowAway hitch cargo carrier.

Camper Vans and Space: How the StowAway Can Help

June 1st, 2012 | Posted by Pacrec in Hitch Carriers | RVs - (Comments Off on Camper Vans and Space: How the StowAway Can Help)

It’s hard not the love the versatility of a camper van.  The size, fuel efficiency, maneuverability, and price are attractive to travelers who are looking to own a motor home but don’t want the size and commitment that larger RV’s bring.  But while they do have a lot of positive attributes, camper vans can be lacking in one major way: Space.  Because of the excellent use of space inside the camper for appliances and furniture that make your camper feel like home, space for personal belongings can be lacking.  One way to get some extra square footage for your camper van is to get a hitch cargo carrier.

Hitch Cargo Carrier on a Class B Motor Home

A StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier with optional swingaway feature

Able to carry up to 200 lbs. of whatever you need, the StowAway hitch cargo carrier can give you that extra bit of space that every traveler needs.  Whether it’s the extra blanket you wish you had on that especially cold night, some extra camp chairs for friends you meet on the road, or just a place to relocate some items that currently seem to be getting in your way inside, a hitch cargo carrier can help make your life on the road a little bit more civilized and relaxing.

While there are a couple other options to meet your storage needs, hitch cargo carriers provide a better solution than those other options.  Firstly, there is no need for a roof base rack in order to install it since unlike most cargo options, it’s not on the roof.  All that is needed is a hitch and your hitch cargo carrier is ready to go.  Secondly, because it doesn’t attach to the roof, you don’t need to reach up to it to access your extra cargo. On a larger vehicle like a camper van this is a lot more practical since you might want to access it every day and don’t want to be constantly climbing up onto the roof.  Last and certainly not least is the better fuel efficiency.  Since it is behind the camper it will not affect the aerodynamics and your fuel efficiency will remain the same, unlike a clunky rooftop cargo carrier that will add wind resistance.

So if you find yourself wanting items that you can’t fit, just want more space in your camper van, or want a more convenient and practical option than your current roof cargo solutions, check out the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier.

Happy Travels!