Thread title says it all:

Would I be able to open the rear tailgate on a Ford Transit Custom with a Atera STRADA DL in 4 bike mode (tilted back). (Its a tow ball carrier.)

One of the main UK suppliers is unable to say either way and the UK importer hasn't got back to me yet.

It might be possible with a modded Witter ZX504 4xbike carrier, but the Altera give much better access to rear of van when tilted.

I've been told by one owner that it won't open with bikes on the Altera, but will open with bikes off the rack. Could there be tweaks via selection/model/positioning/modding of the tow ball. Or perhaps turning handlebars, smaller bikes on first?

Any further confirmation/tips from owners etc would be great.