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Waiting in Prescott

Well, the cargo box is up higher, but is also back farther...

Well, the cargo box is up higher, but is also back farther…

While in Congress, Arizona, I installed a Curt hitch adapter, which has as many drawbacks for my use as benefits. The frame underneath the cargo box is now about 5″ higher off the ground, but is also placed some 8.5″ further rearward. Overall, I think it will help in the situations I expect to face, the prime drawback being that getting up into the camper is more complicated now. The frame was previously at the same height as the bumper’s step, making entry from the rear easy. It’s now useless as a step, and getting in requires a kind of side approach around the front of the frame in order to get at the bumper step. Entry and exit now requires more care in foot placement as well as using the entry handle for balance. I think the camper’s door now has the clearance to swing wide open, if it weren’t for the lawn chair and emergency shovel attached to the “back” of the box.

The Curt adapter itself can’t use StowAway’s hitch tightener – that now only fits the upper receiver that the box frame goes into. So, the box now won’t Read more…

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