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Old 12-16-2018, 09:37 AM   #15
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I paid under $1000 Canadian for the Canadian “Arvika” version of the Fiama Bike Rack. Price included installation.
2K for installation is beyond crazy expensive IMO.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:39 AM   #16
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I am being told by my certified airstream dealer that the cost to install a Fiamma bike rack on my 2019 23D FC will be 2K. The rack I'm told is $800. Seems very high to me. Does anyone have any experience with this? This is Dixie RV in Calera Al. Also they seemed to not know much about them (I had to explain what they were), so I am a little leery to let them install it.
I had a FIAMMA bike rack installed on my 2017 28' International when I made my warranty visit to JC. The rack was $544.45 and the labor was $202.50. So the dealer is pretty over the top. It took the JC technician 1.5 hours to do the install. We had previously carried our two bikes in the bed of our TV. The rack makes it so much easier. We love it.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:41 AM   #17
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And your wallet too, from the sounds of it. The very fact that you’re asking says more than anything else.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:55 AM   #18
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I would have installed the FIAMMA myself, but since I was having some other mods done (Micro Air Easy Starts) and some other minor adjustments I figured it was worth $200 in labor to let them do it. I am sure the Arvika is a good rack, and I think they make a rear mount. One thing I will say for certain is the Fiamma is a hefty well built rack (bigger diameter tubing than the Arvika). With two mountain bikes on the rack, monitoring with my rear camera, I get nearly zero movement of the bikes going down the road.
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:05 AM   #19
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Shop around

I just installed mine yesterday. It took me about 3 hours but was not difficult, especially if you follow along with this video https://youtu.be/uQXo-AS1xcM
The local dealer here in Alberta Canada wanted about $2000 (Canadian dollars) to Supply and install. They said the rack itself was $1200 and would take six weeks to order in. I managed to find another Western Canadian dealer that had one in stock and paid $1000 including tax and shipping to my home.

I recommend you shop around… Check Amazon and multiple dealers, have it shipped to your house and install it yourself.

Good luck!
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:08 AM   #20
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Mine was purchased and installed by the dealer for $800.00
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:25 AM   #21
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I am being told by my certified airstream dealer that the cost to install a Fiamma bike rack on my 2019 23D FC will be 2K. The rack I'm told is $800. Seems very high to me. Does anyone have any experience with this? This is Dixie RV in Calera Al. Also they seemed to not know much about them (I had to explain what they were), so I am a little leery to let them install it.
I hope you see my reply. That is insane and I was at the factory for initial repairs from new and was told that it will always cost more if they do it versus a competent repairer. I am sure they would not be happy to know that even their own employees think they are overpriced. I started to work with Dixie in Calera since that is my mothers' hometown but did not finish because of reasons you mentioned. They do not seem to know what you would expect from a dealer of a product. I hope someone else chimes in for advice. I only went to warranty work facility because it was new. I would just do the install myself. Some other human-built it and if you have any mechanical ability you as a human can do it as well. There is nothing electrical top be concerned with from what I have viewed. I may be wrong if a brake light is connected but do not believe there is. Ask a friend if you need help or are not sure. Just my thoughts.
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Their lack of familiarity would send me elsewhere. As for the cost, I am not particularly handy and it would be a PROJECT for me.

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Old 12-16-2018, 10:40 AM   #23
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Fiamma Bike Rack

My wife purchased a Fiamma Bike rack a few months ago. A few weeks back I went to install it. It’s a beautiful design with on issue. On a classic 30 the rack almost makes it impossible to open the back access hatch. If you want a rack at a reasonable discounted price we would be glad to sell it to you.

As for the installation process, Airstream has a “how to” video on the installation process. Once all the parts are laid out as in the video, it shouldn’t take more than an hour and a half to install. It’s pretty straight forward.

If you are interested in ore let us know.

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Old 12-16-2018, 11:19 AM   #24
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Arvika aluminum
3 rail
Rear mount
Installed out the door $1000 USD
CANAM RV Ontario. They use brackets and mounts from zipdee awnings.

Very satisfied

As long as we are touting the Arvika rear mount rack.



I too have this rack (2 rail) and I have found some benefits for me that the Fiamma rack doesn't have:
- Easily folds down or removes completely for unfettered access to rear storage locker (note, not all Airstreams have a rear storage locker)
- A 2" receiver adapter can be purchased to convert the rack into one that can be used behind your tow vehicle




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Old 12-16-2018, 11:19 AM   #25
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Makes me learly iof doing any business with Dixe RV in the future. Hopefully, just a mistake in the estimate.
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:21 AM   #26
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Last year $800. Installed on brand new 2018 international serenity
Airstream LasVegas. Love having it
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:48 AM   #27
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My dealer installed the Fiamma Bike Rack for $900 total, parts and labor on my 2018 27 FB, FC....$2000 is unbelievable!
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:09 PM   #28
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Bike Rack

Dixie RV is about 3 miles from us. My neighbor bought a unit from them, but was told by the service department, after he had a few problems, that they were short of mechanics and they couldn't commit to timely repairs because of this. They probably don't want to install it.
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