Swing away carrier installation instructions

Tools needed:
- Electric drill
- New, sharp 5/16" drill bit of good quality.  135 degree split point bit recommended.  This is important because you don't want the drill bit skidding around..
- Allen wrenches, 5/32" and 3/16"
- 1/2" wrench and socket

According to what people have reported to me, installation takes about 2 1/2 to 3 hours going slowly. 

The latch will require periodic lubrication.

 1.  After loading the rack with weight, there may be some sag when unlatched
and just barely open.  The rack may drop a tiny bit just after you unlatch it. You
can compensate for this drop by adjusting the threaded rod ends. 1 or 1 1/2
turns should do it.  This will allow both parts of the latch to align and
then close easily.

2.  The latch will require periodic lubrication.

3.  A note about opening the Swing out tire carrier.  Their is a limit stop at about 110 degrees of opening.  Care should be taken when opening the
     carrier - so that it does not swing open with force and slam against the stop.  There may be enough weight and force to damage the van body.  Just hold
     on to it when opening.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ver. June 1, 07