(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
- Customer Submitted:
- How to Install RedRock 4x4 Hitch Mounted Cargo Rack 12 in. XL on your Wrangler
$284.99 (each)FREE Shipping
I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review for the Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier, fitting all 1987 to 2016 Wranglers. This version has 12-inch tall sides, but there's also a version with 7-inch tall sides to fit your needs.Whether you have a YJ or a larger four-door JK, space is always at a premium in our smaller Jeeps. And if you're somebody who likes to go tailgating or camping, or you just have a lot of gear to haul around, you'll want a little bit of extra room. So if you have a 2-inch receiver, this is a really nice option.Now, obviously, you're not going to leave something like this in place when you're doing hardcore off-roading, but it'll definitely help get your stuff to your campsite.This rack gives you plenty of extra cargo space. It's 4 foot by almost 2 foot, and this version has the 12-inch tall sides. But like I said before, there's also a version with 7-inch tall sides.I like that those slats on the bottom are nice and close together so you can hold some smaller items without the risk of them falling right through. And there are plenty of spaces to attach bungee cords or ratchet straps to keep all of your stuff where it should be.Any time you're hanging cargo off the back of your jeep, weight is definitely important. And one of my favorite parts about this rack is that it's built from aluminum, so the whole thing only weighs 22 pounds. And it's finished off with this durable black powder coated finish, which'll hold up really well and it looks good.The rack itself is rated to hold 300 pounds of cargo, which is probably more than you'd be able to fit in there. The basket on this rack is really well-built. You can tell when you look at the welds, and it doesn't flex. I like the basket. However, something I noticed about this cargo rack and a lot of other hitch-mounted cargo racks is that they sit pretty far back from the Jeep, and any time you're getting all that weight further away from the vehicle, you're causing additional leverage. Now, the space between the rack and the spare tire is a good thing because you can run a really wide tire, and it doesn't matter what backspacing you have on your wheel. You're not going to have a clearance issue. However, again, the further you get away from the Jeep, the more leverage there is.Something else we noticed when we were installing this rack is there is a little bit of a wiggle. Now, I don't think it's anything that's going to cause the rack to fall off when you're going down the road, but it was something that we noticed. There is a little bit of assembly required when you get the rack home. The basket itself comes fully assembled, but you will have to put on the receiver bar and the support braces. In order to do that, you'll put the basket upside down on a table or on the ground, put the receiver bar on top, and then the support braces on top of that. After you have the six bolts, washers, and nuts loosely in place, you can start tightening everything down. That assembly is something that you're only going to have to do one time. After the basket's assembled you can put it in and out of the hitch as many times as you want in just seconds. However, you will need a standard hitch-pin to hold it in place. The initial assembly shouldn't take you more than 20 minutes, and the only tools you'll need are a 13-millimeter socket and open-end wrench.I do think you get a lot of value for what you pay for this. Again, it has a really solid powder-coated finish, and I like the fact that this is aluminum. If you're somebody who is going to be using the rack every single weekend or, especially if you're going on the beach where you have that salt air and that saltwater, I think having a well-built aluminum rack like this is definitely worth the extra money.If you're somebody who's just using the rack maybe once a year to go on vacation, maybe you can get away with one of the less expensive racks. So, if you want to add a little bit of extra cargo space to your Wrangler and you have a 2-inch receiver, I think this hitch-mounted cargo rack is a really nice choice. It's really well-built, really light weight, and it's going to hold up over time. So that's my review of the Hitch Mounted Cargo Rack XL, fitting all 1987 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Extra Storage. For those with an active family lifestyle this Redrock 4x4 Hitch mounted Cargo Rack will increase the amount of storage space available for long trips and adventures. Providing you with 48" x 22" x 12" of extra space, this rack mounts directly to any standard 2 inch receiver to give you more cargo space for trips when your Jeep is at maximum capacity. It easily accommodates larger aftermarket tires and tire carrier bumpers by giving you enough room to open and access your tailgate while remaining installed.
Quality Construction. This Redrock 4x4 Wrangler Hitch Mounted Cargo Rack is crafted from aircraft aluminum for extreme strength without the hassle of extra weight. This basket weighs in at only 22lbs and is finished in a durable black powder coat to withstand wear and tear due to the elements.
Application. The Redrock 4x4 Hitch Mounted Cargo Rack is designed to fit any standard 2 inch receiver; We recommend its use on your 1987-2020 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK and JL model.
Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Details
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
November 17, 2019
Very Durable and Easy to Put On
I purchased this Hitch and Ride for my 2005 TJ Jeep, needed something to carry deer. This is an awesome addition, very durable and will last for ever. Took all but 20 mins to put to support rods and hitch together.Helpful (1)
September 07, 2019
Love it! A lot of storage area, sturdy, easy on and off and great price!Helpful (1)
August 18, 2019
I like the cargo racks size and distance from rear of jeep for when I go to larger tire size. I added fishing pole holders to it to make it better for what I use it for which is driving on the Beach. The one thing that I don't like is it does have a lot of play or movement while I'm driving.Helpful (2)
August 07, 2019
Works great for what i needed and frees up space. Does not come with the pin to hold into the hitch so make sure you have one!Helpful (2)
July 22, 2019
Cargo Rack Awesomeness
Nice deep cargo rack that holds everything we need for a day at the beach or hauling tools for a day of carpentry work. Durable and sturdy. Highly recommend.Helpful (1)
July 20, 2019
Exactly what we needed
Great accessory. Four people inside...all our luggage on the rack.Helpful (1)
July 06, 2019
Cannot open rear of jeep with rack in place
Very unprofessional design Would not recommend anyone buy this productHelpful (3)
February 25, 2019
Solid / well built
Well built and very easy to install - I added trailer lights before installingHelpful (4)
January 28, 2019
Great product, odd fit.
The rack is perfect for adding much needed cargo space for trips, camping, tailgating, etc. The only issue I rant into was where the hole for the hitch pin was located on the support bar. It had the rack sitting too far away from the back of the Jeep. I drilled a new hole and now it sits right where I want it. It would be beneficial if it came with multiple holes to adjust the spacing as needed. Otherwise the product is perfect.Helpful (7)
January 08, 2019
Love this cargo rack!
Loving this cargo rack. Minus the placement of the hole on the hitch bar. I drilled a secondary hole about 6 inches further down the shaft and it is much more stable now. Only took about 10 minutes.Helpful (7)
Can this rack support weight for extended periods (keeping the load within its weight capacity), such as a 14 hour drive, and still maintain its integrity?
The construction of the RedRock 4x4 Hitch Mounted Cargo Rack helps it withstand an extended trip while maintaining structural integrity.
Will the window and door open in back with loaded cargo?
The RedRock 4x4 Hitch Mounted Cargo Rack will block access to the tailgate, requiring its removal to open the tailgate and window.
You ad contradicts itself regarding tailgate access. In question #3 it states it does allow for tailgate access but in a response further below it states the carrier must be removed for access to the tailgate. Please clarify.
You will be able to open the rear door to get some things but it will not be able to open all the way to fully access the rear compartment.
What is the loading capacity? What is the loading capacity? Does it rattle a lot?
The Hitch Mounted Cargo Rack 12 in. XL (87-17 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK) is rated to hold up to 300 lbs. You will notice some rattle from the rack because of how far it sits from the vehicle.
Is it American made? I only buy American Parts only I only buy American Made Parts. I owe a 2016 Jeep Wilys.
Parts to the Hitch Mounted Cargo Rack 12 in. XL (87-17 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK) can be source both internationally and domestically. This product is however assembled and boxed in the US.
The RedRock 4x4 Hitch Mounted Cargo Rack - 12 in. XL provides you with 48" x 22" x 12" of extra space. This is an inside dimension and measured on the inside of the rack's basket.
This is designed to fit any Standard 2 Inch Receiver, so it could mount there, however it is really meant to mount to the rear hitch.
(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
Storage Measurements: 22" W x 48" L x 10" D