Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier (w/straight exhaust)

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Anyone run long distances with a hitch mounted cargo carrier behind their Denali or HC? I’m looking to get one for my ‘22 Denali but am concerned that the hitch mounts directly inline with the quad exhaust tips. Curious if anyone has experienced any heating or melting of items mounted back there.

A 4” hitch riser/extension, or rack with a ~2” rise built in is the simple solution I would think, but not sure if that would be necessary. Any thoughts or previous experiences welcomed.
 

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Anyone run long distances with a hitch mounted cargo carrier behind their Denali or HC? I’m looking to get one for my ‘22 Denali but am concerned that the hitch mounts directly inline with the quad exhaust tips. Curious if anyone has experienced any heating or melting of items mounted back there.

A 4” hitch riser/extension, or rack with a ~2” rise built in is the simple solution I would think, but not sure if that would be necessary. Any thoughts or previous experiences welcomed.
Hadn't thought of that yet...but...definitely is a concern. Only time I actually do that is in the winter on an ice fishing trip..so may be less of a concern for me, but following to see what anyone says.
 

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Anyone run long distances with a hitch mounted cargo carrier behind their Denali or HC? I’m looking to get one for my ‘22 Denali but am concerned that the hitch mounts directly inline with the quad exhaust tips. Curious if anyone has experienced any heating or melting of items mounted back there.

A 4” hitch riser/extension, or rack with a ~2” rise built in is the simple solution I would think, but not sure if that would be necessary. Any thoughts or previous experiences welcomed.
I run one today on a Jeep GC with dual exhaust and no problems. I put coolers and hard plastic totes on my basket but even long distance there should be enough air flow so it only registers a few degrees hotter.

There's usually about 10-12 inches between the basket and the vehicle on mine
 

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Here is a view from the rear with red outline where I think a cargo tray would be. Seems to me that even a cargo rack that comes straight out the receiver would be a few inches above the exhaust already, without a riser piece. Typically, the cargo trays consist of a square bar that goes into the receiver and the tray sits immediately on top of that, right?

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Here is a view from the rear with red outline where I think a cargo tray would be. Seems to me that even a cargo rack that comes straight out the receiver would be a few inches above the exhaust already, without a riser piece. Typically, the cargo trays consist of a square bar that goes into the receiver and the tray sits immediately on top of that, right?

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Yes, you are correct...usually they come straight out and the tray is on top. Based on this, should be good to go, I would think.
 

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Check this one out by Wescott Designs... They made one a little over a year ago, and it seems to fit this 21' Yukon with no problem. It is rather pricey, but the quality looks to be all there.


 

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Wescott does nice work!

I was just think the other day that a hitch mount spare tire carrier would be great on our trucks.
 

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The ones I have seen in rigs that are cheaply made, always sag and drag on ground when turn in to a lot with a dip at the entrance.
 
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