Originally Posted by MountainBikeRoamer
Really dig this!!!!
Only thing I'd like to add would be a 90-degree swing up/down swivel joint on the section of square-stock those Thule trays are mounted to, so that they can be folded up/out of the way when not in use.
--- how "rattle free" is this Hitchswing when it is in it's closed position? Curious how much (if any) play there is in the design for the locking pin. It would drive me bonkers if there was any rattling or loose knocking....
I'm really sold on this. (You know that I've got the same interior layout that you do....the walk-through interior makes a solution like this (that opens up the rear door area) look really attractive.....)
I figured you'd dig this.
When the swing away is closed there is very little play. When it is open you can feel a little bit of wiggle. I think I can likely tune the wiggle out with a shim on the pivot bolt.
Also, all of the surfaces that could potentially contact each other and rattle/clack are padded with rubber bumpers. I've driven a few dirt roads with it and haven't heard a peep yet.
Let me know if you want to check it out sometime!