Am I correct in thinking that since the basket weighs 32 pounds, and the 2" receiver is rated to carry 200 pounds (tongue weight) that I can load the basket with about 170 pounds?
(one adult or two small children...)
Yes - you got it exactly right. I got it specifically to bring home 4 x 40# bags of salt for the water softener. And be sure to wrap the adult or two small children well ..... :-)) I actually did stand on the basket, I'm 170, just to see if it bottomed out. No problem - this basket is angled up from the hitch at 45 degrees, clears the hatch wonderfully and extends far enough you can stand between the basket and bumper to pack the rear.
Edited by dontfret, 17 September 2013 - 06:06 PM.