I am way overdue in telling how wonderfully the Wheeldocks worked on our trip in June to Yellowstone National Park from Fayetteville, AR. See your email below to refresh your memory on who I am :)
After I got the requirements right and got the right Wheeldocks I installed them in a cargo trailer. I had bought the quick release units but after installing them and looking closer at your standard hardware I direct mount the units to the trailer floor. I also bought some of those rails that truckers use to secure loads. These I mounted on the floor. That way I could fiddle with the rear retention straps and not be locked in with a guess on floor ring placements.
Needless to say the bikes made the trip with no damage. On the trip out the wind howled from Cheyenne to Yellowstone. The trailer swayed violently once when in the mountains when I went too fast... the bikes were fine. The rest of that trip the trailer gently swayed constantly... again the bikes were fine. The last 12 miles into Yellowstone was over gravel road. Lots of ruts and bumps... again the bikes were fine. On the return trip ...gravel road out of the park... near tornado winds in Nebraska... bikes arrived home in excellent shape!
I am happy to highly recommend your product to bikers. If you want I can take pictures.
Thanks for making an extremely functional product.