One possible reason for you to install hitch mounted cargo carrier on your MPV is the number of family members you have. More people deserve more space to stack their belongings. However, the additional carrier might be not yet enough! Avoid any cramped space and damage to your luggage with these tricks.
- Group The Luggage
You will bring a lot of things and it is better to group them into heavy, fragile and sturdy group. Each group will have its own place in the cargo carrier. In addition, there should be certain order to keep the items safe.
- Take Bags
Good thing about box is its neat look, but the bad thing is consuming certain fixed amount of space. To be able to fill all the empty space, it is wiser to choose bag. You can press and push it to the corner of your carrier and maximizing the space.
- Gather The Tiny Items
If you happen to bring small items on your trip, then gather them in a box. This rule also applies for the fragile belongings. Box is far sturdier than bag and will give extra protection. If possible, divide them into small boxes instead of one big box.
- Arrange The Items
At last, it is time to pack the luggage to the carrier. Put the heaviest item on the bottom, as close as possible to the car. If you put it on the furthest end, it will reduce the maximum capacity. Then, you could proceed with the fragile item and the sturdy one. It will be better if the fragile box is covered with bags of blanket or clothes to reduce bumping.
Holiday season is here! Pack your luggage and get ready to load them to the carrier. Start the packing by grouping the luggage. Put the heaviest one first and the most fragile in the middle. You might also need to use bags instead of boxes so the luggage could fit into the hitch mounted cargo carrier. Enjoy the packing!