Bike carrier

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  1. anniej

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    Hi all just bought a trigano tribute as needed to downsize. I'm looking to put a bike carrier on the back. Does anyone know if the Thule folding bike carrier 931 will go on a towbar of the van? Many thanks Ann
     
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    Hi Ann

    What van are you fitting it to, I have the same bike carrier and the only vehicle I have ever had issues with it fitting was a 4x4 with a spare wheel on the back !

    Anthony
     
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    Hi Anthony, it's a Ducato. No spare wheel on back.
     
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    No problems with that then :)

    Good luck happy motorhoming
     
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    We have just bought the thule 931 from Rose bikes in Germany and saved £80 at least as we got the cover free. Fits nicelyon the towbar. Tilts easily but about 1cm too high to open van doors. Bikes fit fairly easily, still have to rotate one handlebar to avoid hitting back of van. I dont think even the atera strada 3 is low enough for the doors to open, only really a problem at ferry terminals if they wanted to check boot. Our gas tap is inside van fortunately. Mr Judgemental has an amazing device on the back of his van but it is very expensive.
     
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    Agreed, possibly not the best model if you want rear door access, which is obviously not a concern for us (currently anyway), but it does tilt away from the vehicle when loaded so it may work. I think there may be other Atera models which swing away rather than tilt though, which may also be worth a look.
     
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