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Thule Transporter Combination Hitch Cargo Carrier


Item # THU0245

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Item # THU0245

Hitch it and go.

Leave the rooftop shenanigans to Mr. Griswold. Thule’s Transporter Combination Hitch Cargo Carrier attaches to your vehicle’s hitch and offers you the most convenient way to transport up to 150 pounds of luggage and camping gear. The cargo box features a tilt-down design to offer you easy access to the rear of your vehicle, and Thule’s SecureLock ensures that your gear is confidently stowed once you hit the highway. For added safety once you’re on the road, Thule has included pre-wired tail lights (4-pin) and a license plate adapter. Thule also provides a One-Key lock, so you know the contents of the box are secure when you’re out-and-about. Finally, a drain plug in the bottom of the carrier makes the post-vacation cleanup quick and easy.

  • Cargo box tilts down for access to rear of vehicle
  • SecureLock
  • Pre-wired tail lights (4-pin) and license plate adapter
  • One-Key lock
  • Adapts to 1.25 and 2in receivers, class II or III

Tech Specs

50.5 x 24.3 x 23.5 in
13 cu ft
Locks Included:
Claimed Weight:
55 lb
Recommended Use:
cargo carrying, storage
Manufacturer Warranty:

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Perfect for long road trips

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used this for a road trip to the oregon coast for a fishing trip. I barely even noticed it there when I was driving. If you are worried about killing your gas mileage with a roof rack or box go with one of these.

Avg. ride time: 1h 57m per week
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Awesome carrier!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We've owned this carrier for 7-8 years at least and we love it. Ours has the silver lid and swinging option so you can swing it out away from the vehicle. Its waterproof and very heavy duty. We pile a lot into ours and its done great. Prewired tail lights and license plate lights. Hitch lock is included. Very high quality. Every time we travel it's with this carrier! Worth every penny of $550!!

Unanswered Question

Does it swing down enough to open the...

Does it swing down enough to open the tailgate on a 2013 Jeep Liberty?

Would I be able to swing open the gate...

Would I be able to swing open the gate to my 2011 jeep wrangler? Does this box swing open or away enough? I have to be able to access the rear of my jeep to let my dog out on road trips.

Scott, The box will swing down far enough to open the gate part way, but definitely not all the way. It would definitely be wide enough to let the dog through. I can't recall how far open the gate needs to be to raise the glass, so if you need to open everything all the way to open a crate or similar, it likely won't work for you.

what is the interior dimensions of the...

what is the interior dimensions of the Thule carrier? Will it allow for a airline approved carryon Pullman size luggage stand up inside and still close?

50.5 x 24.3 x 23.5 in

It might be a tight fit, as most carry on size bags are 14x9x22 inches. I would suggest trying it out in a local store if you can.

Does the Thule Transporter Combination...

Does the Thule Transporter Combination Hitch Cargo Carrier come with the tilting hitch attachment (the part that slides into the vehicle hitch)? It is not displayed in the photo and I have seen dealers that sell it with and without that part. Thanks for your assistance.
Randy Jones

It should, but confirm with the gear experts by using the chat now feature in the upper right corner. This thing gets good reviews too, so nice choice.