You open the hatch exactly as you normally would. It’s only attached to the hatch, it can stay on indefinitely once installed without interfering with the hatch or backup camera etc.How do you open the hatch? Can we get a Pic of that? Website link?
I just stand on the door sill of an open door, or on top of the rear tire, when I need access to the roof. A rear ladder wouldn't help me get into my cargo box that opens on the side (but I understand it's basically just for looks)