I did go ahead and install the hitch myself. Bought some mini stubby wrenches and that really helped, I have the EXL so no hands free to deal with. I did have trouble with one of the hitch bolts but eventually got it taken care of. Used two jackstands to support the hitch. As for the rack, I use 1UP USA. I dont have a picture of it on YET. But they are extremely sturdy, durable and reliable. Made in Wisconsin. And they are expandable, you can add up to 3 additional units for a total of 4 bikes. Or you can use a single unit, looks very sleek and low profile.