I have had a Kuat hitch rack for decades, my first was simple, lightweight and effective--and inexpensive! But once on I could not open my back hatch. WIth the Transfer V2, I can easily move the base into three positions for convenience so I can keep the it always attached to my car. At first glance the Transfer seems almost too light to be secure. I have been using it for a couple of months and I am now fully comfortable with it and highly recommended it. I have four different bicycles and do need to adjust the front wheel holder depending on type of bicycle I mount but that is easy.