I bought this for a minivan and 4runner. I have only used it a couple of times so far but I am really pleased with this item. I did buy the adapter gooseneck for the minivan to provide a little more clearance and it too worked perfectly. I carry 3 bikes - adult and two kids. Even with the three bikes it is easy to lift and lock in place. Just got back from a 300 mile round trip and it worked flawlessly. I highly recommend this item and the tilt mechanism works great by keeping the bikes in an upright position.
I received the softride access bike rack very fast. I installed it on my Trailblazer and drove 350 miles. Hitch was solid and did not move . It folded out with no problem, and I could get into the rear hatch with ease. It was interesting watching everyone else trying to get into trucks and suvs.This is a great bike rack. thanks. Bill
The Softride Element bike rack is awesome!!
We really liked it and the price was very reasonable
This rack is perfect for us. We bought this rack to fit on our Honda minivan so we could take our kids' bikes with us on vacations. It works great. One person can easily lower and raise it. The bikes fit on there just fine, even with training wheels. Also, it was easy to take on and off the car when not in use. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the Dura has, but for our use it was just want we needed...well-constructed, easy to use, access to liftgate with ease, easily removed and installed.
The Softride Element rack was perfect for me. I can easily lower the bikes and get in my back door. HitchSource got it to as planned and it took just a few minutes to install. I recommend this rack to anyone. I have a spare tire and just have two bikes. I just use the last two racks and it works perfectly.