Harvey, i just bought it in october and had it for 2500 miles down the baja to laredo. Bad roads and lots of potholes. Seems to be very durable, but you are right, we had to tighten the clams, but only once during this trip. I lime it, because it is installed and reinstalled in only 10 minutes and you get a list of all parts with numbers, so you can orderd every part just in case,something really breaks. The one i bought has no LED lights inside, but i got them at homedepot myself.