Reviewed by Tim M (, ) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford Explorer — 2012-06-25 10:21:21
Hello, We have used this now on our 2012 Ford Explorer for a few short and long trips. The rack is sturdy and can easily hold 4 bikes. The hydraulic assist which allows the rack to move away from the rear hatch is convenient for both loading the bikes and for providing access to the rear. The locking mechanisms for both the bikes and the rack itself are great ideas in case you leave your car out overnight or just go into a restaurant for a meal. Loading the bikes does take time, but that gets better after practice. We have a couple of smaller kids bikes which don't exactly fit the bar settings but you can use the tie downs creatively to attach them to the rack. There are plenty of tie downs which come with the rack to give you options on how you load your bikes. Overall, exactly what we wanted.