This is mine. I wouldn't call it ideal, but it works for now. I wanted a permanent mount that could swing out of the way and still allow me to use the box and still have room to put my wood box on top of the Alluminess box. I haven't had this on extended off-road trips while loaded with bikes. Not sure what it's survivability would be, but I'm sure it would (will) eventually fail. I'll keep using it this way until that day comes.
A couple things I would do different:
- have the fork mounts slightly angled and closer together to avoid handlebar interference. This would also allow me to mount the bikes closer together keeping the weight closer to the vehicle.
- I'd probably lower the trays and give up the space above the alluminess box.
- I would also work very hard to find a way to integrate something like the Saris Cycle On Pro. I had a rack similar to that in the past on my Tahoe and absolutely loved it.