How to Choose a motorhome bike rack  by David Burley

How to choose a bike rack for your motorhome ?

With so many fiamma bike racks to choose from how do you know which one is suitable for your motorhome and your needs ?

Fiamma bike racks fall into a few categories

fiamma bike racks for motorhomes. Fiamma has availabel bike racks which are generic such as the Pro / Pro C ranges but they also have manufacturer specific models as follows:-

Autotrail bike rack
Challenger bike rack
Chausson bike rack
Ci bike rack
Dethleffs bike rack
Eifelland bike rack
Euramobil bike rack
Hymer bike rack
Knaus bike rack
Laika bike rack
Roller Team bike rack
Trigano bike rack

Fiamma bike racks for vans

(fiamma make bike racks suitable for the following van types:-
Citroen Jumper bike rack
Citroen Relay bike rack
Fiat Ducato bike rack
Ford Transit bike rack
Mazda Bongo bike rack
Mercedes Sprinter bike rack
Mercedes Viano bike rack
Mercedes Vito bike rack
Opel Vivaro bike rack
Peugeot Boxer bike rack
Peugeot J5 bike rack
Renault Master bike rack
Renault Trafic bike rack

Fiamma bike racks for VW vans.
Fiamma also do a bike rack for most VW campervans with a bike rack specifically available for the following:-

VW LT bike rack
VW T2 bike rack
VW T3 bike rack
VW T4 bike rack
VW T5 bike rack

fiamma bike racks for specific motorhome brands (sometimes manufacturers will pre fit the van with the brackets for a fiamma bike rack, this instantly makes it so much easier to add a bike rack to your motorhome as all you need to do is select the correct bike rack and then once it arrives, assemble and hang on the existing brackets.)

Where does it fix to ?


Fiamma bike racks are designed to either go on the rear wall of your motorhome or otherise mount on the garage floor in your motorhome. There are strengthening points on most motorhomes in set positions which are designed for this purpose. Your dealer should be able to direct you as to the location of these.

Fiamma bike racks are held on by 4 fixing points, each fixing point has 2 bolts going directly through the entire bulkhead of the wall and has a load spreading metal rectangular plate on the opposite side of the wall and then nyloc nuts holding the plate against the inside wall.

When choosing a bike rack for your motorhome, firstly ascertain the maximum weight of the bikes you wish to use so as not to exceed the limit of the bike rack.
You then need to choose a bike rack that has sufficient carrying capacity for the number of bikes you wish to use. Fiamma bike racks are between 2-4 bike rack capacity maximum.
Does your motorhome have a rear window ? If so then you may wish to opt for a Compact model bike rack such as the fiamma carry bike pro C which is designed to fit underneath a window.

Our bike racks for motorhomes section has a very useful filter system on the left hand side allowing quick and easy selection of bike racks based around the criteria you choose.
If you have any further questions then use our Contact Us form
 


This article was published on Sunday 18 October, 2015.

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