I got a 12,000lbs winch from my Dad and decided to use it on a receiver carrier so that I don't have to haul it around all the time. This sucker is heavy. Bathroom scale said 93lbs! I got the CBI front hitch mount, ran Warn quick connect plugs to the front and rear and wanted a place to mount it out of sight when not using it and to avoid approach/departure angle issues. I bolted a bumper mount receiver plate into the bed and use a locking hitch pin to help prevent theft. On the underside of the bed I used a 1/4 piece of plate steel that is 12" wide and 5" deep. I wanted to spread out the stress on the bed. I guess my question is how strong is the composite bed? There is the normal play in the receiver tube and I am concerned that when bouncing down the trail or trying to clear a obstacle all that weight moving around in the tube could crack the bed. I do plan on getting some synthetic winch line which should save me about 30lbs but I just want to be on the safe side with my new truck haha. I included some pictures and any input or experience would be much appreciated.