Now, the Racor obviously has the price going for it, but, while it can be freestanding, almost all the reviews and pictures had the very top screwed into the wall for anchoring.
For us, the stand will be on a carpet, which can be notoriously not flat or stable, so anchoring it would probably be a necessity (also we have cats that love to climb). But, again, being in a rented apartment, I've learned from putting up pictures and stuff that there is but a single piece of drywall, and no studs to speak of (that I can find - seems to be a regular occurrence in apartments). Do you think if I use a drywall/wall anchor it might be good enough?
Or should I just suck it up, spend the extra money, and get the Thule that is freestanding and requires no anchoring?
I like that the Racor is more low-profile and can fit more snuggly against the wall...but...