Unfortunately I'm no longer producing this hitch and they're all sold out. The hobby became more work than I wanted it to be and it conflicted with my real job! And there are other good products out there for this vehicle. If you need replacement parts or other assistance, send me a PM!
This started in the long "Bike Rack" thread, but I'm moving over here.
Electric4Me wrote:Christopher wrote:blorg wrote:Well, come on then, where are the bloody pictures! I want to see.)
I've got pictures of the gathering plus a video of Bill demoing his bike hitch on my web site:
http://crimdom.net/photos/2011/bay-leaf ... -demo.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks for posting those! In this case a video is worth a thousand pictures!
[2/18/13 edit: fixed video link above. Note: this video is of the prototype hitch. The release mechanism has evolved in the production hitch and doesn't interfere with the carpet.]
Drilling is not required to mount the hitch! See pics below, installation instructions, and installation video.
The design has been updated to be convenient to release from inside the trunk, more secure, and more compatible with the use of Nissan's trunk cargo organizer (it no longer needs to be removed to release the QR Hitch). The release cable is just inside the trunk and pulls vertically. It is also lockable for additional security if desired. The factory tie down hook functionality is maintained.
The hitch is only 12 lbs of permanently installed weight, and 10 lbs more when the Quick Release receiver is in. The small hole (or flap, if you choose) in the bottom plastic isn't visible unless you bend down to look under the car. The cargo capacity is 200 lbs, and it was designed for stiffness so that it wouldn't sag under load. Tow chain loops can be added upon request, though the QR hitch should be locked on for towing.
Shoot me a PM or an email [bill at billgigi dot com] for current pricing.
Here are some pictures (shown with optional tow chain loops):
Also, my daughter has designed an optional storage/carry bag for the QR Hitch. Here are some pics:
[Note: all storage bag proceeds will go to her as I'm paying for the materials to support her. ]
Installation instructions are available [2011-12 pdf] or [2013+ pdf].