We purchased the V-Rack because we wanted to be able to quickly transfer it between our motorhome and SUV, both of which have towing hitches. The V-Rack actually just clamps onto the exterior of the hitch stinger (2-inch), and locks into place, although it naturally takes a pretty substantial force to clamp it closed. The adjustable frame saddles with rubber strap tie-downs worked beautifully, and the bicycles exhibited no tendency to rock or jiggle while on the road, despite the light-weight appearance of the V-Rack. I rated the quality as "good" in part because the instructions are a little sketchy about opening the rack completely for installation, a technique I finally figured out myself. Also, if your vehicle has a 1.25 inch hitch stinger, you will need to buy the Advantage adapter, which expands the stinger from 1.25", to 2.0 ", around which the V-Rack then securely clamps. This rack has completely satisfied us and, just as we hoped, is transferred easily from one vehicle to another. It is definitely a "recommend" from us.
We have five small bicycle riders in the family and have been looking for something to carry all of our bikes on. This bike rack was easy to install on our Toyota Sienna, directions were easy to follow. I was able to install four racks on the roof and the bikes all fit. We have not gone on a trip yet, that will happen soon and we'll see how well they stand up.
This rack is sturdy, but fairly heavy. I think it weighs more than any of the bikes I would put on it. Pictures give a good idea of what it looks like.
Very easy to install, works well. Used a few times now and holds two bikes rock solid. If both bikes are the same frame and the handlebars and seat are similar heights, you might have a little issue placing them in opposite directions together. You can always drop the saddles with a quick release or deal with them slightly offset.
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