whats best secure bike rack for Fiat Ducato.

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  1. snooky

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    Im looking to buy a non tow bar type bike rack for my motorhome and hope to be able to get a good cover for the bikes and have a good bike lock to secure the bikes for while were travelling around but will probs remove them and put them in the M/H during the night.
    Can anyone reccomend me something to look into or any pics would be great !
     
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    Just saying a Fiat Ducato is no good at all, you need to be more specific as very many motorhomes are built on a Fiat Ducato chassis and thus very many different requirements for a bike rack
     
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    This is my Rapido which is on a Fiat Ducato
    Do you get the picture?
    [​IMG]
     
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    I wouldn't worry about the rack, just get decent locks you can use to fix the bike to the rack. You can get ones which sound an alarm. You could also consider rigging them into a MH alarm. @eddievanbitz can supply.
     
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    ive got an eye bolt through the door to secure the bikes and the rack as im sure a determined theif could probably pull both off
     
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    ..... and we have a Bessacarr on a Fiat Ducato, with a similar bike rack but for 3 bikes.
     
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    Its a knaus traveller on 53 plate shape M/H
     
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    Got a photo? (of the rear)
    Unfortunately you have made 5 free posts so unless you subscribe that is as much as you can participate.
    I assure you the membership fee is peanuts compared to the knowledge and savings you can gain as a member (y)
     
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    I'm back
    Paid my subscription and I'm ready to go again
    I've not got a photo of the back end as we are waiting to pick it up and won't be ready till early March, but just doing my research now so I know what I need for it
     
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    Only two options really which are fiamma or omnistor
    Are you thinking of fitting yourself ?
    If not then the best solution is to seek a highly recommended fitter first and then get their advice
    Well done on becoming a member you'll not regret it
     
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    Thanks, I'm looking at getting it fitted professionally and hoping the job is a good one !
     
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    Phil of Rhino installs is mobile and specialises in Fiamma
    Other options include having one fitted as part of a trip
    @eddievanbitz and @dave newell lvs are both top of the tree, further but have stopover facilities
     
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    Ok cheers for that ! It's an option if I can't find anything local.
    I've read that fimma are good bike racks
     
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    Yes mine is a wind up and down Fiamma 77, quite expensive but handles more weight than the Thule Omnistor Equivalent.
    Fitted myself so didn't hurt the wallet too much.
    Some vans have reinforcements in the rear wall for fixing to rather than drilling right through which can be an issue if there is a bathroom or a kitchen at the back.
    Mine too has fixing points within the rear wall but I chose to ignore them as Rapido stupidly offset them to allow for a ladder to one side. Consequently this often causes an issue with obstructing rear lights.
    Any good fitter will know enough to establish the options
     
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    My kitchen and the shower is at the rear and would make awkward to drill through the rear of the van. My ladder is set to one side and rear window just off centre so would have to look carefully at the rack I get.
     
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    My fitting
    [​IMG]
    How Rapido would have it fitted :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::eek::eek:
    [​IMG]
     
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    See your point there mate ! Certainly better doing it how you did
     
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    Took me ages to find the idiot example and that was at Dunkirk right in front of me, couldn't resist the picture
     
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    Why not a tow bar mounted bike rack?
    Much more secure and no heavy lifting
     
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