The carrier itself isn’t cheap. From design to the parts and the bolts used all the way to the boxes it ships in you can see the quality. We opted for an offset swing arm to clear our tailgate and without the add-ons it bases at $870. We had to add the license plate mount and light for $84.95 (and for once we didn’t just use zip ties for the plate). And each jerrycan holder (the carrier can accept up to 2) is $119.95.