Road Trip Necessities

Road Trip Necessities

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This past summer August 2016 we drove from Chicago, Illinois to Sarasota, Florida. We have great truck for long drives I LOVE our Honda Pilot it is very roomy for these type of trips; however, August of 2015 we drove to Gailburg, Tennessee for vacation and learned with 3 kids and a week away from home we needed added storage. Initially, we debated on adding on roof rails and storage box thingy but found out our car came with a cargo hitch so we researched hitch cargo carrier. After looking at review we found these awesome products.

Here are my personal recommendations I was not paid in way to write this article or for use of these products. Honestly, I purchased these items because my family needed them ….

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Pro Series 63153 Rambler Hitch Cargo Carrier for 2″ Receivers

Why I purchased this one….

  • Bigger then typically cargo carrier. This one is 60″ where typically they are between 48″ and 54″. The extra inches have been very helpful we were able to add a storage tub.
  • Hold up to 500lbs.
  • Overall easy to use however it is heavy and may need 2 people to use.
  • For our first long road trip it has held up very well.

towing-pinConnor Towing 1615190- NEW 5/8″ Receiver Lock for Class III, IV, V Black Nickel

Why I purchased this one….

  • I wanted extra security!
    • While driving the standard pin made me nervous it could come loose.
    • This came very handy when we stopped overnight we did not have the hassle of taking the cargo carrier off and then back on.

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Pro Series 63153 Rambler Hitch Cargo Carrier for 2″ Receivers

Why I purchased this one….

  • Fully Collapsible
  • Thick & durable as well as Rainproof
  • 6 straps to secure to cargo carrier
  • fits perfectly on 48″ cargo carrier
  • Fits stuff for 5 people for one week including: 2 medium size suitcases, 2 Medium size duffel bags with room to spear

 

If you any thing like myself and need greater peace of mind, I purchased these following items to make sure everything secure and snug for the trip. These really did the trick!

I hope this has better helped you with planning your next road trip!

~VIP Mom

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