Bike rack

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Anyone know a suitable bike rack for an Autotrail Apache 634, 2019 model with spare wheel on back panel?
 
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The dealer told me that after year 2017 this was no longer possible any ideas guys
 
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Hi I wondered if johns cross is around I’m sure he will know the answer
 
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The dealer told me that after year 2017 this was no longer possible any ideas guys
If you're relying on your supplying dealer to honour any future warranty work then you may well be stuffed if they've already advised you against the bike rack. The Apache 634 has a bit of a rep for developing damp in its rear end so the last thing you want is for any future warranty claim for damp being turned down.

How about a small trailer instead.
 
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funny that the dealer never mentioned the damp problems reputation
I think you are right about the tower method , any ideas of cost and which brand to get
 
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funny that the dealer never mentioned the damp problems reputation
The dealer's only objective was to get you to sign the sales invoice, nothing else, so in his world the Autotrail would be a fault free perfect vehicle. He got his commission though.

It's a bit sad that dealers don't give two hoots but you live and learn - I did (the hard way).
 
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Thanks for that information, I think I’ll take my damp meter with me when I collect the vehicle , and check that area right from the off
 
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Bit the bullet and got the dealer to do it , no comeback on warranty further down the line if I ever need it
Cost £422 fitted protection bar and electrics
£395 for witter bike rack capable for 2 electric bike ( I don’t have them ) but I may one day
 

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2 bike towball mounted rack from around £200.
Electric bikes?..... Many racks don't have the carrying capacity for two bikes also measure the bikes wheelbase (where the two wheels touch ground)
I had to extend the wheel channels on my rack as due to the extra wheelbase length because of the battery they were too short.
 
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