Well, it is really nice to have the rack, it gets the damn spare out of my bed (31" wouldn't work up under the bed, wouldn't want it there either!)
And when I bob my bed I will have some extra storage space.
The thing that I did was to put 45deg. corners on mine, and I was led to this by the Con-$#%@ rack, which I liked better than the all square "box" rack. It does cut into the overall usability or the rack, but I like the look better.
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