I haven't found a picture with the trunk attached to this mount either. From the position of the trunk mounting bars, or what I think are the trunk mounting bars, it seems like the trunk would be vertical when attached instead of horizontal. If that's the case, it means the mounted trunk isn't very suitable for storage but it also doesn't protrude so much off the wall and puts less stress on the mount and the wall attaching points.I know about Pauls and other solutions. I need a working picture of this mount. I can buy it for a lot less.
What's kept me from buying this one all along is that it's so short vertically. It just seems to put a LOT of stress on the mounting points which are so close (vertically) together.
I sanded all of the paint off of the bottom rail the other day. I am hoping that gets me enough room if not I will sand some more on the metal rail and see if I can get it to fit. I believe what you did or something similar is the only way to get it to fit.The bottom rail of the OEM rack is too big for the mounting point of the trunk. Going off memory, the rail diameter was 23mm and the space at the mounting point was 22mm.
Long story short, I used a Dremel tool with a grinding wheel to remove some metal. Not sure it's the best solution, but its what I could come up with.