Your brand new hitch cargo carrier has been delivered. It is time to install the long awaited carrier to your car. While this process is easy for some people, you might be unsure about how to do the instruction correctly. Follow the steps and also pay attention to the required equipment.
Install the Trailer Hitch
Normally, car manufacturers include a trailer hitch on the rear side. If you can’t find one on your car, then go to the repair shop and ask for 1.25 inches interchangeable hitch installed. It gives you access to mount a carrier or tow another car.
For cars in class one and two, you should go with the 1.25 inches trailer. Those from class three should use the 2 inches trailer instead.
Setting the Carrier Board
After finishing the trailer preparation, you could start unboxing the carrier package. For foldable hitch cargo, you don’t need to expand the board to the maximum length. As long as you can see the cross board, you are good to go.
Slide in the cross board to the trailer hitch. It should be smoothly installed. If the cargo carrier requires larger trailer holes, you could buy an adapter to fix this problem.
Loading the Luggage
Last but not least, try to load some luggage on the board. If you notice that the board sway up and down, it means you need to tighten the grip on the trailer hitch. Go for a short walk and try to drive over a bumpy road.
It doesn’t happen every time, but you might hear squeaking noise. If this sound bothers you, consider to install anti rattle device.
It is normal to get some trouble in the beginning of the process. When the other friends take only a day to install the carrier, you might need two days, leaving your car in the repair shop to install the hitch trailer. Whichever path you should walk in, make sure that your hitch cargo carrier is properly installed.