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Old 12-16-2018, 12:36 PM   #29
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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.
Should e an easy install. Check out this install video done

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Old 12-16-2018, 01:11 PM   #30
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Bike rack for Sport 21ft Bambi

I’ve tried to find a bike rack for the back of my 22ft Sport. Dealer says I need to have a bumber kit installed. Too much $$. I tried a aframe hitch above the propane tanks but had contact with the tow vehicle when turning. Is there a bike rack that will work? I’d like to install it myself. Checked the mentioned websites , no mention of installation for my AS.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:24 PM   #31
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Dealer says I have to have bumper kit installed to mount either of the bike racks mentioned. Our is a 22ft Sport. Is a bumper required for mounting?
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:25 PM   #32
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I thought quite a bit about that bike rack and ended up buying the Arvika Airstream Travel Trailer Rack - 7000 Series - Black from www.racksforcars.com.

https://www.racksforcars.com/15147/A...ailer-Bracket/

Cost around $700 depending on exchange rate (they are in Canada) but the rack and bikes ride a lot better since they are in front instead of the back end.
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:48 PM   #33
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We negotiated the price as part of our AS purchase (2014 bought new May 2015) and got a pretty good deal overall, but they had to order the rack. Total P & L was $850. They did however have a few installed on new units for sale so I could see examples of workmanship, both dealer and product.





I understood they they retailed for about $600-650 then, so the $250 or so for labor seemed reasonable. If I were buying it now I wold install it myself. But with a brand new shiny AS and not knowing what I know now, turn-key was the only decision.


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Old 12-16-2018, 02:51 PM   #34
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I had Jackson Center install mine

The Airstream factory put my Fiamma rack on for $1200 total
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:55 PM   #35
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I have had 2 Fiama's installed; one on our new 2014 25' FC, and one on our 2017 28' FC; both by same dealer in CA. Quote for the bike rack was $600; installation was $500, both times. I was able to negotiate as part of the overall deal, so it became free. So, $1000-1100 sounds about right.
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What is the Arvika model number for the rear mount Airstream model?
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What is the Arvika model number for the rear mount Airstream model?
Mine is either the DGX-200-A or the 7002-26-A. But to be clear, it was not designed to be rear mounted. The rack was modified and installed by my dealer (Can-Am in London, Ontario) using square aluminum rod from Zip Dee awnings drilled and set into fittings mounted on the trailer bumper and middle rub rail. It is attached with clips and can be removed easily or tilted to gain access to the rear hatch.
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:51 PM   #38
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I purchased the Fiamma bike rack from the Airstream online store. The web page did say the rack was out of stock but I called and they were actually in stock. Was about $550. The local AS dealer charged 1 hour to install at the $130/hr shop labor rate.
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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.
We got ours from Colonial Airstream in Lakewood, New Jersey when we purchased the FIAMMA rack for the back of our Flying Cloud 26RBQ in February 2018. Total installed cost was around $800.00 installed. After logging around 15,000 miles and two electric bikes since then, I believe it to be a terrific product and worth every penny.
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:35 AM   #41
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Travelinchika, wife and I are below average in the mechanical/handyman/do it yourself category, but was able to install my rack without much trouble. A little scary drilling the first hole into the rear panel, but fine after that. Rack has been great. We live in the Birmingham area if you want to take a look at ours, PM me if interested.
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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!
Same story with our install; bought the Fiamma rack from the Airstream store for 600 and change, with shipping, and installed in under two hours on our 2014 23D. An hour of that was rechecking everything before drilling the holes. Will reinstall on our new GB in the spring. Omnial, I see we're neighbors with the same AS. Might see you in our travels...
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