autotrail bike rack

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  1. schojac

    schojac Read Only Funster

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    Have decided to fit a bike rack to the rear of my Autotrail - appreciate any guidance as to which make and model will fit.

    I have been informed that the Fiamma pro C will do the job but having looked at other makes with one fitted I have doubts.

    Anyone out there who can give me some pointers please.

    Jack
     
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    hi jack. if you have a tow ball on your van, I would go for one that fits on to it, its a lot less trouble than having a fiamma fitted.its not so high to lift your heavy bikes, and you can clean the rear panel of your pride and joy with ease,and you don't need to have holes drilled in your van. thule do a good one, just type in tow ball bike rack, loads will come up:BigGrin:
     
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    I agree with Smiffy, depends if you have a tow bar already or not
    , we have an Altera Strada towball mounted carrier for our electric bikes, works very well, but I did have to contact the sellers to inform them that I only had a fog lamp on the N/S of the carrier, they. Sent me new lights which cured the problem, well happy with the bike rack itself though, very sturdy, easy and quick to put on and remove as well, recommended.
     
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    Bike Rack

    We have a Fiamma on our Tracker FB.

    But as said its very high to clear the spare wheel, wider than a standard rack so bike covers don't fit it.

    You almost need a pair of steps to get to the top fixings :thumb::thumb:
     
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    I agree with the tow ball one I have just bought the witter flange one and its perfect carries four bikes and is solid.

    We are currently in France and its so easy to get the bikes on and off it and with our campervan also having the autotrail spare wheel cover it would be awkward putting a rack high up.:BigGrin:
     
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    I have an Omni Plus double bike rack on mine ! Just the job and easy to get off if you need to get at the spare wheel ! Only twice in 7 years !.....:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Not trying to sell in the wrong place but I have one of these for sale cheap if you wish to pm me?
     
  9. Sue

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    If a bike rack is fitted to an autotrail chieftan, does it so significantly alter the length that the cost of going on the ferry is much more? If so, is it possible to take a rack of before getting the ferry and then store the bikes in the MH and then put it back once of the boat! Or does this sound silly?
     
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    I don't know about taking them off the rack would affect the price but it's around a fiver each way extra on a Portsmouth/St Malo crossing. (y)
     
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    oh, thanks. i was told £100!
     
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    We have Fiamma carry bike on our FB but I had to have a special cover made as standard ones don't fit:wasntme:
     
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    We have Autotrail Cheyenne 696g and have the Omni were warned against flamma one from several people inc. Eddie Vanbitz...good enough to me Eddie warns l listen.

    We had John Rose fit the Omnistor they have a travel around service came up from Dorset fitted it at home. Can not reccomend him highly enough. Dead easy to use as well.
    http://www.omnistorawnings.co.uk/action/contactus/
     
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    Have Auto-trail Cheyenne with Fiamma bike rack. Can't remove ours, wouldn't try. Don't tell them its there when you book. Never been checked when we exit Portsmouth for Santander. :happy:

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