I'm going camping this weeknd (8/14/09) and i'm trying to come up with a way to get more cargo space. I don't have a lot of money so can't afford the trailer they sell and don't feel right dishing out $600 for the available baskets on ebay. I just need basically the 2 rods that screw into the back and something to go across them to put a cooler and some other items on all tied up with bungies.
You'll need to weld a "extension" to the bolts and figure a way to attach them to the carrier. I will be doing the same thing, but I'm not ready yet. The local Jax FL, HF has the carriers for sale cheaper than the online prices, I don't know why. Seems that you would be cutting it close to have this ready for camping this weekend.
Here's Mass. stores
FALL RIVER, MA 35 MARIANO BISHOP BLVD
SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA 287 WASHINGTON ST. STE 6
W. SPRINGFIELD, MA 1150 UNION ST. #B
WORCESTER, MA 50 MILL STREET
Well, the plans actually fell through. Every one of our friends that were supposed to go camping with us bailed. So I ended up taking the fiancée to visit my uncle and do some geocaching in New York for the weekend. We had a great time. I will be looking into the basket attached to the trailer hitch for future trips though.