I am digging that rack. Wow! What a great design.mig wrote:I got one of Bill's hitches installed a bit ago. I'm really pleased with the quick release feature of the hitch!
This past weekend I finally got my hitch rack. I ordered the Quick Rack from 1upUSA:
http://www.1upusa.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The rack fits well into Bill's hitch and does not otherwise touch the vehicle itself -- so certainly no marringspringbank wrote:mig - did that rack require any marring of any surface? I'm on a lease and would like not to get dinged at the end.
For anyone installing a hitch like this, if a dealer actually inspected the car so thoroughly upon lease return that they objected to the small hole in the plastic underbody piece, you could either buy a new piece or sell/give the hitch to another Leaf owner and swap that piece with them. And for my hitch design, with it's 5/16" hole in the floor of the trunk, you can push a rubber plug into the hole, just like other holes in the floor from the factory (which are bigger, presumably to allow draining).mig wrote:The rack fits well into Bill's hitch and does not otherwise touch the vehicle itself -- so certainly no marringspringbank wrote:mig - did that rack require any marring of any surface? I'm on a lease and would like not to get dinged at the end.
(even when folding the rack up against the car)
The installation of the hitch itself of course does require some "modification" of the vehicle underbody, which
is explained in detail in Bill's thread. I am also leasing and I'm assuming I can remove the hitch at lease end
and nobody will be the wiser.
It will not affect your warranty at all, unless you engage in some activity with it that specifically causes damage. Ie., if you regularly pull something very heavy up hills and the gearbox goes out, the dealer might be able to say your activity caused that. If the heater goes out, that would be unrelated and still covered. Most activities with a hitch (bikes, light towing) would fall within the realm of normal driving and would not affect your warranty.nerys wrote:will installing a trailer hitch effect my warranty at all? (I want it for exactly this to mount my bike on the back)