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which is good. The rubber pads that contact the rear hatch ...
on July 12, 2016
I thought I had reviewed this already, but alas, not. The rack is light, which is good. The rubber pads that contact the rear hatch and bumper seem to be safe for the car's finish but I also applied Clearbra to those areas for extra protection. The only quip I have, which is annoying, it that the nylon straps are difficult to really tighten or cinch into place with the ratcheting buckles. If you tighten the top strap, it's hard to tighten the side straps because they are connected. Perhaps, separate adjustment buckles would allow a tighter fit. As it stands, they are lax and loose and I worry about the rack just moving around the back. This needs to be fixed. I had a Thule rack , the Raceway, that had it right, by using dials to tighten the cables, not straps, for a really secure fit. Only issue is , other than cost, the Thule weighed a lot.