Heading from Wisconsin to S. Dakota and needed a solid rack.The instructions for assembly and mounting are a bit lacking. Be sure to pull the locking cable from the frame post prior to installing the top plate. Also, the top plate locking pins must face toward the vehicle. The locking hitch pin can be difficult to line up with the bolt...I find myself on the ground each time I mount the rack. Love that it folds out to allow access to the trunk.
Not worth it
This rack is not secure at all.. it is OK for one bike but put 2 on it and forget it. You can't get the straps tight enough so it moves around quite a bit and the straps that wrap around the bike keep popping off....will be returning this. It's worth spending a little more for the piece of mind to know my bikes are secure. Really disappointed with this rack