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The Backswing is exactly what we needed and it works great! We already have an Allen 4 bike rack that works well for our bikes, but it has a pivot down feature and is virtually impossible to lift up when fully loaded when trying to access the tailgate. The Backswing is easy to install and operate. It pushes the rack back, so we can actually access our Forester without swinging it open for smaller items. But when loading/unloading bigger items or for getting our dog in and out, the swing feature is really nice. The hitch lock works well, and I use a separately bought one to lock the rack to the swing. The lock down bolt and clamp tighten up the whole rack so much more than before - we just did an 800 mile trip and the bike rack and swing were super secure and didn't bounce around or make noise. The swing opens to the passenger side, so you do need a little room for that - a parking lot with narrow spaces probably wouldn't work well. My kids also have fun helping open and close the swing and think it's really "cool"!