Hey, super cool setup.
Currently a lot of interest getting generated in these RakAttach (and HitchSwing) setups.
How do you feel about the overall *security* of that swing-out setup?
I ask this because....
Normally, bikes can be locked semi-securely to the bike rack itself. And the bike rack can be "locked" into the hitch receiver on the back of the van (with a locking hitch-pin.) So it's *all* a "locked down/together" system.
But (briefly thinking like a thief, which you've gotta...) --- I could see how with that RakAttach.....an enterprising sticky-fingers could simply unbolt the pin which that RakAttach swings on
, and then happily (if a bit awkwardly) walk off with the entire RakAttach swing arm (and bike rack/attached bikes). Then throw it in the back of their pickup truck (or truly sketchy van)...and make lost.
A whole lot of cherished/needed/hard-worked-for gear and bikes, potentially gone.....all made possible by someone simply unbolting the one pivot-bolt.
.....So.....Yep. I'm curious.
From what you (or anyone else) can see --- is there any kind of built-in security to the RakAttach's swing-pivot bolt? (Or on those similar HitchSwings, for anyone else following this thread familiar with those?) Anything that would slow someone down from simply unbolting the swing-arm and walking away with whatever you have attached to it? If not, I'd be interested in putting some sort of locking pin through that pivot
Don't interpret what I'm saying here as anything but my "healthy paranoia" speaking.....
.....I must say that is one very sweet setup!!!!