This carrier is just what I was looking for. I created a cage for it so I can carry bags of goose decoys on the carrier which can be attached to my truck or to my ATV. It was the largest one I could find and the lightweight is a big plus. I would have preferred a longer receiver tube since this one is too short to use on the ATV without an extension. Also, the 500 lb rating seems unlikely unless the weight is all distributed around the edges of the frame. The aluminum grid would not hold that much weight.