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CARPOD(R) Delivers Cargo-Carrying Solutions in Time for Summer

Award-winning carrier is versatile, easy-to-store and even earth-friendly

LOS ANGELES, June 8 -- As summer '09 approaches, Carpod Inc. is alerting outdoor enthusiasts and travelers to the convenience of CARPOD(R), the most versatile hitch-mounted cargo carrier of its kind. The award-winning CARPOD easily hitches to the back of a vehicle and features 22-inch sidewalls that can be folded up to keep cargo safe and contained during transport, or folded down for ease of storage. While rooftop carriers, hitch-mounted cargo racks and similar products have limited capabilities, the proprietary design of CARPOD stands alone as the most user-friendly storable cargo carrier in today's marketplace.

"With other carriers, such as a flat rack, there are always problems related to tying down or stacking up cargo. CARPOD provides ample room to stow cargo in layers -- and tie-downs and netting are seldom necessary," says Martin Aghajanian, Carpod Inc.'s CEO/president. "CARPOD's metal sidewalls fold up to secure cargo of all shapes and sizes -- from luggage to camping gear or bikes. Moreover, this is a 'green' product because it eliminates the need to buy a big gas-guzzler; most cars can extend hauling and cargo capacity with CARPOD. And between uses, it hangs flat on a garage wall or slides under a bed."

CARPOD accommodates cargo of up to 450 pounds and 13.25 cubic feet. Its welded one-piece base frame and thick, durable steel tubing provide for maximum stability in transport. In addition, an optional locking lid and cargo bag secure whatever needs hauling, providing peace of mind for CARPOD users. Four reflectors generate nighttime visibility and help prevent accidents, too. CARPOD is compatible with all Class III hitch receivers and Class II hitch receivers (with adaptor).

In its May 2009 cover story, "60 Budget Tricks, Tips & Upgrades," Peterson's 4-Wheel & Off-Road featured CARPOD, stating, "Designed for the true outdoor enthusiast, the CARPOD is a simple and easy way to carry all your extra gear and adventure accessories ... Sliding into a 2-inch receiver and loading up all your 4x goodies and camping necessities has never been easier, especially when your rig's rough rack is just too far out of reach."

Striving to keep cargo carrier prices affordable for consumers, Carpod Inc. has set a $295.55 MSRP. Among CARPOD's current retailers are Off-Road Unlimited in Burbank, CA, and DiscountRamps.com. Carpod Inc. is actively building distribution opportunities with additional retailers.