I like the concept and installed it within minutes. I wanted to put a cover over the top to keep it clean and somewhat inconspicuous. To put the cover on, I should have placed it 1/4" from the head of the bed and also could have put another nut on the bolt to move the tire slightly off the side edge, so the cover would slip on. The lock in the hole at the end of the bolt, does not prevent someone from loosening the nut 5" out, then easily reaching around to loosen the brace itself, to remove the whole thing at once. I will put a steel sleeve over the bolt so the nut cannot be loosened with the lock there. It should also have had predrilled holes in the base so I could bolt the unit down. I may bolt it with 3/8" eyebolts to incorporate a better lock system.