Enterprise Rear Bumper, Tire Carrier, and Cargo Rack System
Hanson Cargo Rack
You can buy several combinations of
cargo racks to mount atop your Hanson tire carrier. There are
two styles, a U Basket, and a Small Basket. I have a small basket.
Both can be used, the U style mounting around the spare tire,
and the small style above it. Or, just get a U style, or just
a small one like me. Or two smalls...you get the picture! The
small basket is 32" wide and 20" deep.
The small basket mounts atop the spare
tire mounts easily and quickly. Simply bolt the small basket to
the tall frame (necessary to mount the rack). Slip the frame into
the holes on the tire carrier. At this point, the cargo rack is
securely mounted, but Hanson provides a safety/security/anti-rattle
measure. A tab is provided to bolt your cargo rack and tire carrier
together at the spot where the antenna mounts. I welded the tab
onto the carrier since I run my antenna all the time, and use
the cargo rack here and there. This way, both can be used together
without having to keep a second metal mounting tab handy.
An aluminum bottom shelf is provided
and can be riveted onto the base of the cargo rack to keep smaller
items from falling through the slats on the rack. Just another
value added benefit of this setup.
With the whole rear-end setup bolted
on, you can really carry a lot of stuff! And no matter how much
cargo I have piled onto the Hanson system, it has remained quiet
and stable. It never squeaks or rattles, and never leans front
to back or sideways at all. When the carrier is swung open, it
does not sag. I can climb on the tire carrier to get to items
on the cargo rack...even with the tire carrier open...and it still
supports the weight with no problem.
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Salinas, CA 93901