Overall this was very easy to assemble....make sure you follow the directions exactly or it will not be stable. It did not come with the right size bolt for the latch but I just used a 2 inch bolt that I had instead tho a 1 3/4 was required i believe.
I like the operation and features of this stand compared to others I have but the fit of the parts could be improved. 4 of the bolt holes in the tubing parts were drilled out of alignment not allowing the based to sit square on the ground or the mast to be perpendicular to the base. Had to redrill the holes and spent considerable time aligning.