If you’re looking for an ultra-affordable hitch cargo carrier, look no further than the Highland 1042000 model. This well-constructed piece is much lighter than most cargo carriers but the manufacturer states it carries up to 500 pounds anyway. To be safe, we wouldn’t go over 400 pounds though, which is more than enough for larger bags and medium sized sport and camping equipment.
The Highland is constructed from steel and has a durable powder coat finish, which should protect the hitch carrier from the elements, dirt and dust. The platform has a pretty standard size although it is a little more narrow than usual – 60” x 20”. This model has mesh floors which prevent water buildup and make cleaning a piece of cake.