I'm 5'3", a bit older and not that strong. I'm thrilled and relieved that I can can use this without assistance. I can carry the hitch to the car and lock it in place. I can put on the bikes, do the straps and lock. We live in an area with street parking and we have to keep the rack off until we are ready to take it for a ride, so I'm taking the rack off and on about 3 times a week and up and down a flight of stairs. I was worried that I'd need help each time I wanted to go for a ride. I'm SO happy I can manage it myself. It looks nice, the bikes are secure and it's pretty easy to use. I love this rack and highly recommend it.
San Francisco, CA