weight of cycle rack

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  1. dshague

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    was looking at ordering two electric bikes spent days getting the best deal .
    looking at fiamma site at there ladders and noticed the weight a bike rack can Cary.
    combined weight of 35 kg. fitted to rear door on panel van conversion .
    its 60 kg plus on a coachbuilt .just shows you been a motor homer for over 20 years and can still make a mistake.
    info here http://www.agentfiamma.co.uk/erol.html#3743X0
     
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    Hi, if you had a towbar you would be better off with a Thule I forget what weight ours will take but a lot lower to lift on to, most people take the batteries out when on the rack. We have a Thule on my car. :thumb: Bob.
     

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    Fitted to a door, its weighing on the hinges, so im not surprised its a limited weight.
     
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    Hi David, what a shame they are too heavy. Did you contact the company, and do they have any more available, I wouldn't mind one of those myself.

    Best wishes to Brenda for tomorrow, we hope the operation goes well.

    Ginny and Mike
     
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    Be warned, its not unknown for the weight of a bike rack to pull the fastening through the wall of the M/H, I know because it has happened to me.

    Doug...
     
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    yes the company did have one left .its the one i would have bought .
    you will love it .full twist and go .
    they were a bit slow getting back to me with a price for two bikes .
    i am glad now would have had a big problem carrying them.
     
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    I saw Folding electric bikes being demonstrated at the Cheshire motorhome show but couldn,t get near enough to try them, however I got a brochure and a couple of weeks later we were staying at Warwick and realised only 10 miles from their address, gave them a call and was invited round for test drive, anyway they are folding cycles, 20" wheels with 6 speed shimano gears, weigh about 23Kg. I bought 2 and folded they fit inside my MH (Elddis Autoquest 120). Look up their site asbikes.co.uk the're brilliant! or call 02476303228
     
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    We bought two of these bikes (at the Cheshire show) and we also think that they are brilliant. :thumb: :BigGrin:
     
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    do you no the battery weight max rack can load is 30 kg .no room in a PVC to put inside .
     
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    Hi DSHAGUE,
    The battery weighs about 2Kg, but to save a little bit more weight the saddle and stem can be easily removed as well.
     
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    I bought a lightweight "puma" type from BuyBuybicycles. good price and discount if you belong to caravan club.
     
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    Would not recommend the Izip leccy bikes, now they juat are heavy weights and typical crap Chinese electrics.
     
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    fitted to a door its weighing on a single skin metal panel...the hinges will take a lot more weight than a couple of bikes on a rack but the panel will bend and crease.

    back wall of a motorhome may be 2" thick with a ply inner skin and usually theres a specific mounting point reinforced with a wood batton.
     
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    I saw this on the back of a small motorhome in Germany and thought it was very handy, you can still open your back doors.:thumb: Stick a bike rack on that and your sorted. :BigGrin: Bob.
     

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    thank you for your advice start looking again :Doh:
     
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    Most off-the-shelf towbars have a limit to the weight they can carry on the ball and, for cars, its usually only a75 - 100 kg.

    I have a van conversion and there is also a limit to the load that can be carried by the towbar mounting points and this is also quite low.

    If you have a bespoke towbar fitted to a motorhome with a chassis extension then I assume it's any body's guess as to what loads can be carried on the towball.

    I am often staggered by the weight people actually carry on their towbars.
     
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    Got the type of MH that has the garage and the extension on the back.. Tow bar has a maximum nose weight ability of 80 kilos

    We bought a couple of the lecy bikes from Peter ( he does most of the shows and usually with his daughter )
    No issues apart from self inflicted and peter has been good enough to supply bits to us for free !!
    Electric Bikes Ltd is the company I believe
     
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