StowAway Owner of the Month: Creative Hitch Cargo Carrier Storage

July 17th, 2012 | Posted by Pacrec in StowAway Owner Profile - (Comments Off on StowAway Owner of the Month: Creative Hitch Cargo Carrier Storage)
Jeremy's StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier

Jeremy’s car packed up for a family trip

Our hitch cargo carriers provide a creative solution for storage space outside the vehicle. But when you’re not traveling, where do you store the carrier itself?  Our StowAway Owner of the Month, Jeremy Drifter, has come up with a creative solution to store his MAX carrier in the garage.

Jeremy says “We take a lot of family trips.  There are five of us and once you load up with a cooler and some stuff for the kids, we need to get all of the luggage out of the car to have a comfortable ride.”

The Drifters, who own both a Dodge Magnum and a Ford Expedition, travel back and forth from their home in Florida to their cabin in North Carolina, as well as on their camping trips and scouting adventures.  Our MAX carrier provides them with a storage solution for their travels but between the family’s gear, two cars and everything else in their garage, they didn’t have any room to store their hitch cargo carrier.  So Jeremy did what any creative minded person would have done: found a solution.

StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier Wall Mount

Jeremy’s homemade hitch cargo carrier wall mount.

Jeremy welded a hitch mount on his own and mounted it to his wall.  Made from 1/4 inch sheet metal, the mount consists of a 10″ wide by 17″ high plate and a 7″ long 2″ box tube welded together and attached to the wall (which had cement anchors behind it).  He also drilled a hole for the hitch pin and put one triangle gusset under the box tube for support.  All in all a professional looking piece of equipment completely thought up, designed and manufactured by him.

I actually pull my Expedition in the garage and the hood sits under the StowAway when it’s stored on the wall.”

This set up cost Jeremy about $12.00 and took him about 30 minutes to weld, mount and paint.  He is now enjoying both the StowAway hitch cargo carrier on his trips and plenty space in his garage when he’s home.

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