When you go camping with the family and friends do you find yourself drawn to the grill? When Saturday rolls around and everyone is hungry, do you find yourself wielding the tongs and the aroma of grilling meat wafting all around you?
Following the sale of Tepui Outdoors to the Thule Group in 2018, Evan Currid returned to his entrepreneurial roots and decided to launch another company named HITCHFIRE which specializes in gear and accessories designed to expand the use of your 2-inch hitch.
Besides carrying a mtn bike, pulling a trailer, or a cargo carrier, Evan introduces the DIY Swing Arm, a heavy-duty powder coated steel swing away arm with a collar on one end and the other end fitting into your 2-inch hitch receiver. On the collar you can attach any of their key products like the Cook Station, the Forge 15 or the F-20 Hitch Mounted Propane Grill, Ledge Cargo Platform (Regular or XL sized).
We recently met with Evan Currid at Holcomb Valley in Big Bear where he demonstrated the trail viability of the DIY Swing Arm, the XL Ledge Cargo Platform, and the F-20 Hitch Mounted Propane Grill. On a full-day trail ride broken up with stops in between to hydrate and grill, the HITCHFIRE team, using the XL Ledge Cargo Platform carried a 55 Quart Canyon Cooler full of ice and drinks for the 30+ crew.
Once we stopped for lunch, they switched to the F-20 Grill and prepared hot dogs and brisket for the starving squad.
Just as Tepui Outdoors revolutionized the possibilities for roof racks, Hitchfire emerges as a trailblazer in redefining the utility and potential applications of your 2-inch hitch. While we didn’t have a chance to get hands on with the products on this trip, we did see it demonstrated on the go and it didn’t disappoint. Let’s take a look into their key products:
At the heart of the HITCHFIRE platform is the DIY SWING ARM: $199.00
The DIY Swing Arm, crafted from heavy-duty powder-coated steel, showcases a 180-degree swing arm that effortlessly accommodates various attachments, facilitating easy use and providing clearance for trucks and SUVs alike. This robust accessory boasts a 125 lb. carrying capacity, adding a new dimension to the capabilities of your hitch.
- Heavy duty powder coated steel
- 125 lb. carrying capacity
- 180-degree swing arm allows for ease of use and clearance for trucks and SUVs alike
- Collar allows for various attachments such as:
The Cook Station serves as a dual-purpose car carrier and cooking platform. With an expansive XL surface measuring 38” x 24”, it features a slide-out sink basin, a slide-out single-burner stove, and removable side rails, making it an indispensable companion for camping and outdoor cooking.
- Dual-Purpose Car Carrier and Cooking Platform
- XL: 38” x 24” surface for storage and food prep area
- Slide out sink basin
- Slide out single burner stove
- Removeable side rails
Hitchfire’s F-20 Hitch Mounted Propane Grill offers a dual-zone grilling experience with two 10,000 BTU burners and 355 square inches of grilling space. Its durable construction includes SAE 304 stainless steel grate, extra-large flame tamers, and a black powder coating capable of withstanding temperatures up to 1,200 degrees F.
- Dual zone – Two 10, 000 BTU burners
- 355 square inches of grilling space
- Grilling zone: 18”x 22”
- Prep tables: Two foldaway side tables
- SAE 304 stainless steel grate and extra-large flame tamers
- Black powder coating able to withstand 1,200 degrees F.
- Detachable with integrated legs for tabletop grilling
- Bottle opener
Its versatile design allows it to function as both a cargo platform and a table, with Regular and XL sizes offering carrying capacities of 100 lbs. and 125 lbs., respectively.
- Versatile design allows for the platform to be used as a table
- Surface Area: Regular Size: 17” x 31.5”/ XL Size: 38” x 24”
- Carrying Capacity: Regular Size: 100 lbs./ XL Size: 125 lbs.
It’s clear that their products not only expand the practical applications of your 2-inch hitch but also elevate your outdoor experience with a full range of innovative products and accessories, visit their website and unlock your adventures. We look forward to getting our hands on a couple of these products and providing a full review in the near future. Follow us on @OVRMAG for updates and don’t forget to bookmark www.OVRMAG.com.