24x48 Outside dimensions. Hitch-mounted cargo carrier with lockable lid offers 13 cu ft of storage space, and it folds flat and tilts up against your vehicle when not in use. Walls provide vertical to the rear of your vehicle Lockable lid minimizes the need for cargo nets or tie-down straps Deters theft when used with a padlock (sold separately) with a 3/8" diameter shackle Mounts to Carpod sidewalls
Next up is the MOTORMIC Shackle Hitch Receiver. The reason I like this one is because of the added accessories that comes with the d ring hitch. They include a hitch receiver pin and also a red isolator so this thing doesn’t clank when hitting the trail. Rated at 11,000 Pounds, more than double the weight of standard truck or Jeep! Designed for rescue in any kind of situation with a multi point mounting like the Mile Marker. The 2-inch Receiver Hitch by MOTORMIC is designed to allow the ¾-inch D-Ring to swing horizontally or vertically for extensive recovery anchor point options. All in all a good choice because of the added bonus items! 
I honestly didn't have too high of expectations when purchasing this product as the cost was a lot easier on the wallet than local farm supply stores. That being said, this thing has a beautiful fit and finish. The ability to have the shackle mounted sideways, keeps from damaging your rope from pinch points. This thing is a solid chunk of steel. I'm not entirely sure that it is possible to damage this hitch on a full size truck. The hitch pin or shackle will fail way before the receiver will. Make sure you use this thing as it is intended because if you manage to rip this off, it is going to take armor plating to stop this thing in a projectile state. It is SOLID! Also, buy a locking hitch pin. Someone would definitely steal this if they have the chance.

Use this heavy-duty, hitch-mounted shackle as an attachment point for strap, cable, or rope. Powder coated steel resists rust. Hitch pin and clip sold separately. Features: Tow ring lets you attach recovery strap, cable, or rope (sold separately) to be used in agricultural, industrial, or recreational applications Hitch-mounted design ensures quick, simple


He's talking about the towing rating of the truck. The hitch is what it is. If you have the Toyota tow package (at least on my 2008) you got a class IV hitch, which is rated to 10,000 lbs towing, 1,000 tongue weight. That's because the truck is rated to tow 6,500 lbs. So they couldn't use a class III hitch, which is rated to 6,000 lbs, 600 tongue weight.


Last on the list is the Trailhead multi mount trailer hitch d ring. Very similar to the other Shackles on the list. Has multi point positioning to spin the d ring horizontal and vertical. This one  is rated up to a hefty 11,000 lbs just like the rest. Included is a set of D-Shackle side isolator rings that eliminate shackle rattle when the unit is mounted to your vehicle’s hitch. A little bit from each of the others on the list, this is still a solid option. 
24x48 Outside dimensions. Hitch-mounted cargo carrier with lockable lid offers 13 cu ft of storage space, and it folds flat and tilts up against your vehicle when not in use. Walls provide vertical to the rear of your vehicle Lockable lid minimizes the need for cargo nets or tie-down straps Deters theft when used with a padlock (sold separately) with a 3/8" diameter shackle Mounts to Carpod sidewalls
Pulling double duty is RBP newest hitch shackles. These unique designed hitch receiver includes a shackle built right in, so you can pull and tow without having to remove your hitch cover! These will fit any 2 inch receiver and look great as well. Add a 3/4 inch d-ring for added towing! The RBP hitch shackle is rated for 9,500 lb's of towing capacity, and are made from high quality, heavy duty steel construction. The RBP hitch shackles connect to cables, tow straps, chains and other things to pull your buddy out of the mud.
Replace your vehicle's rear bumper with this sturdy steel recovery bumper. The integrated, swing-away spare tire carrier can hold up to a 37" tire. Welded shackle mounts come with D-rings shackle mounts with removable D-rings let you perform recovery operations Integrated receptacles let you add 2 auxiliary can lights (sold separately) up to 4" in diameter Ground-level lighting allows
Leaf-spring mounting kit includes 3-1/4" tall front hangers, 3-5/8" tall center hangers, 3-1/4" tall rear hangers and necessary hardware. Equalizers are 5-3/4" long. Components and side holes (8) 2-1/4" Long shackle straps (14) 3" Long x 9/16" diameter shackle bolts (14) 9/16" Diameter locknuts Designed for use on trailers with tandem, 2,000-lb to 7,000-lb axles
Leaf-spring mounting kit includes 3-1/4" tall front hangers, 5-7/16" tall center hangers, 3-1/4" tall rear hangers and necessary hardware. Equalizers are 6-1/4" long. Components (115919) (2) 6-1/4" Long curved equalizers (TREQ458) 3/4" Diameter center hole for mounting to hanger 9/16" Diameter end holes for attaching to springs (8) 2-5/8" Long shackle straps

I ended up buying the Vault Cargo Management Hitch Shackle, the reviews on Amazon were better than the Smittybilt and it was essentially the same price. It has an extra hole so it can be mounted so the shackle is vertical as well. The finish on the product is excellent and that seemed to be a big complaint on the Smittybilt. The link has a short blog post I did with a few pics of the Vault Cargo Hitch.
It just threads through the unit. The threads are going to be on this portion here that's going to hold that long bolt in place. Now let's go ahead and take a look at the measurement here of the opening that it gives us. Measuring this direction, at the widest point that's going to give us an opening of about 3-5/8". Measuring the opening from this portion here to the shackle, that's going to give us a measurement of about 4-5/8". I'll go ahead and show you real quick how that removes.
A fastener is a fastener, they don't have a preference for shear or tension. A grade 5 hitch pin is the same as a grade 5 bolt of the same diameter along the unthreaded length. What you have to watch using a bolt is that you either get it long enough that only the unthreaded part of the bolt is in shear or you adjust the bolt's rating down to the minor diameter compensate. For a 5/8-18 UNF the minor diameter is 0.556".
Another safety note is to weigh down the strap or winch cable, (especially a winch cable.) The reason is that if it was to snap the ends would whip around violently, injuring anyone in their way. A heavy blanket thrown over the strap or cable will do the job. Alternatively, if your recovery accessories come in a handy bag, fill it with something heavy and suspend it from the strap.
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