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    Default Masterbuilt Hitch-Haul Cargo Carrier

    I bought the HP2 yesterday for our long trip next week and it's been down hill since I opened the box.



    I opened the box and removed the contents, I notice there is surface rust everywhere. The entire grate and some of the 2" box bar has surface rust all over it. The hardware looks like crap. I'm not expecting nickel plated Grade 8, but it should look clean. The welds from the grate to the frame have a few that are broken. I just hope the damn thing holds the weight.

    I emailed the company, we'll see what they say.

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    Take lots of pics before assembling!

    I'd return the dang thing, just strap the gear to the hood!


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    I'm just going to paint the damn thing. I have a lot of other fish to fry before we go and the store is about 30 miles away. haha

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    Sorry to see you are having a bad time with that. Those things are all pretty expensive too.

    I am planning a trip this summer that will take me from NY to TX to NC and back to NY in about 3 weeks. I looked at all the options and didn't really find anything I liked. I deciced I'm just gonna build what I want. I also wanted the option to take it camping if I wanted and to do that it would need to be a little higher off the ground behind the Jeep. When I get it built after Camp MJ I'll post up some pics.

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    Check walmart and check the tractor supply stores near you. I've seen similar carriers for much cheaper than what you probably paid for that junk.
    I'd take pics and get on the phone with them.

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    Yeah, I'll take pics outside when it's sunny. Just sucks cause I don't have time for this. I have midterms this week, still have to pick up the jeep, and then we're out. Such is life, Ill just paint it myself and see what the company says. At the very least, at least they know their products aren't making it to the shelves in their desired state.

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    most of them I have seen in stores look like yours. I'm buying a 150 buck flat bed single atv trailer and adding sides and a lock top to haul my camping gear/cargo.

    sooner or (most likely) later I'm converting it to the jeeps bolt patern and getting 2 more matching wheels and tires.

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    My wife bought one from academy just like that a few years ago for Christmas and its not the strongest thing in the world but its not horrible. She only paid like $80 for it. It rattles in the receiver but for the price I didnt think it was bad.
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    Yeah, mine was $80 or so.

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    Chris, sorry to hear yours was a POS. I bought mine at Walmart for less than $50 and it was well built and has worked great. I load it down when I go camping and with weight on it, it doesn't rattle.

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