9 years of our customers' comments and questions about the original Quik-Rack
Why does Quik-Rack appear to have two websites?
My name is Cal Phillips, and I am the inventor and patent holder for the original Quik-Rack that is currently sold on the other website. I founded my company in the year 2000, selling my products online. A former employee, without my knowledge or permission, filed for a trade mark committing fraud against the Patent and Trademark office (PTO) claiming, my company trade name was first used on 01/01/2012. I am in the process of filing for a cancellation of the trademark that was granted to my former employee by the PTO on May 15, 2018. I will then file for the trademark, because I am the rightful owner of it, and was the first to use it in the year 2000.
Many of my vendors can verify that the company name has been used since 2000. On the other website it claims that the name has been used since 2001. How can that be correct if the trademark that was granted states first used 01/01/2012 and used in commerce 01/01/2012? The date 01/01/2012 is when I hired this person to manage my company, that is why the date was falsified to the PTO.
Over recent years, I saw a need for improvements on the old Quik-Rack. So, after investing much time, thought and effort, I invented the new Quik-Rack Mach 2. The new Quik-Rack Mach 2 addresses the desires and requests from previous customers of the old Quik-Rack to make it even more convenient, less expensive and easier to use.
Why did some of the bolts rust on my [original] Quik-Rack? This is because some of the bolts were not stainless steel. The new Quik-Rack Mach 2 uses only stainless steel bolts.
Why is my [original] Quik-Rack becoming harder to pivot over time? This is because there is aluminum on metal that can result in corrosion and eventually can cause resistance. The new Quik-Rack Mach 2 design has Sealed Ball Bearings, Delrin bushings and washers at all pivot points to ensure smooth operation for years to come. The original Quik-Rack also used Delrin washers but not Sealed ball Bearings and Delrin bushings.
Why does my [original] Quik-Rack sometimes jam when I try to open or close the folding arms? That is because the cam lever can over-rotate and get jammed. The new cam design can't over-rotate, and has a Delrin guide to prevent over-rotation for smooth operation.
Why did I have to purchase an extra security lock to secure the rack to my vehicle? It appears that it could sheer off if it hits the ground if I'm going over a large bump in the road? The new Quik-Rack Mach 2 does not require a separate security lock. The new Quik-Rack is now secured to the vehicle with a keyed lock included on the Quik-Rack Mach 2 crank handle, with no additional lock to purchase.
Why can the [original] Quik-Rack get stuck on the vehicle? This is because the rod that pushes on the ball can get dented, not allowing the ball to retract enough to remove the rack. The Quik-Rack Mach 2 uses a threaded bolt that pulls on a special nut that has a ramp for the ball. The rack can't get stuck on the vehicle like our original Quik-Rack could.
Where is the Quik-Rack Mach 2 made? The Quik-Rack Mach 2 is a high quality, 100% made in the USA product, that has a lifetime guarantee. Its new innovative design features make it the quickest, easiest and most secure rack in the industry. We committed to building its product in the U.S.A. and contributing jobs to the U.S. economy. Because the new Quik-Rack Mach 2 design uses less aluminum and has less machining time, the new Quik-Rack Mach 2 price is now $269 for a 1-Bike Hitch Quik-Rack Mach 2, and $169 for the Quik-Rack Mach 2 1-Bike Add-On.
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