The product looks good and appears to be sturdy. We are taking our first trip tomorrow carrying two bikes. The only negative was that there were no lock pins in the order. I had to buy two bolts to finish putting it together. The instructions were good and installation was not a problem.
Rack installed nicely over spare tire. All is good. I had some concerns about the packaging, which was punched open on both ends. This was not the shipper's fault as I felt that the box had been opened and then not sealed properly. I was lucky in that none of the parts or instructions fell out in shipping. I could stick my hand in holes on both ends of the box!db
I recently bought a travel trailer and needed something to carry two bikes. I liked the idea of this model because it uses rear bumper space already used by the spare tire. One can't beat the price from Overstock.com!Overall the unit installs easily, although it's helpful to have a friend to hold it steady while tightening the bolts. I used it last weekend and everything stayed where it was supposed to be and stayed tight. If there was one negative (hence three stars for durability) it would be the J hooks that keep the bike in place. The four J hooks are way too long. It takes five minutes to unscrew it so the top portion of the hook can clear the bike. The rubber coating the top of the J hook also peels off and/or tends to work its way forward leading to the rubber getting bent up and ripping.I know I can get the Dremel out and shorten the end of the J hooks so this is no big deal.Overall, knowing what I know about this bike rack after using it, I would buy it again.
The rack is ideal for my situation amd was extremely competitively priced through Overtock. Assembly was quick and the bikes are held very well--a very stable set-up. Workmanship seems very good thus far. I have driven over 500 miles with the rack so far and all seems to be A-O-K.
This Rack is well built and appears that it will work well IF you have the basic "square" RV bumper (which is not common in the newer RVs these days). I'm not sure that I can adapt it for the type of bumper on my Class "C" RV, but if I can, this will be a great bike rack!!