We have a Reese drop down model that just barely allows the truck tailgate to lower, but everything, bikes and rack, is in the way to load and unload stuff without tripping over it. Then when you go to put it in the stowed position it's a royal pain by yourself, holding up three bikes and the rack while fumbling for the hitch pin....
I second the swing away model, that's really slick.
2000 Alpine 36 FDS #74058
04 Jeep Wrangler TJ
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