So excited when it arrived. Checked the directions. Immediately called my son, an engineer, and his very handy wife. Took them 1 1/4 hrs to install, including digging a 30" hole. Not exactly "easy" as advertised. However, I am very impressed with the quality of your product. If only I hadn't waited until I am 81 to buy a clothesline that will last "decades". Now I will have to live at least 20 more years to get full value. Was really happy it was made in IA. I was too, Cedar Rapids, to be exact. Can't beat IA workmanship.