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Old 09-13-2015, 04:47 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone and Good Day...
Wondering what fellow AS travelers do with their bicycles? Is there a way of attaching a bike rack to the bumper of the trailer?
Thanks for your input.
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:51 PM   #2
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I use an Arvika bike rack on the tongue of my AS.The bikes are supported over the propane tanks. Others use the Fiamma reat bike rack successfully. The Arvika bolts on easy to the A frame. the Fiamma requires drilling into the rear bumper and shell. Search the forums for Arvika and Fiamma. The Arvika is made in Canada.

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Old 09-13-2015, 05:17 PM   #3
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We have the Airstream Fiamma Bike Rack, it's convenient and easy to use, and does not add tongue weight to the trailer (actually subtracts from it). Those who have an outside access hatch for inside storage at the rear end of the trailer don't like and I can understand. We don't have the access door so it's the cat's meow.
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Old 09-13-2015, 05:30 PM   #4
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Don't waste time or money on other solutions (like we did) just get the Fiamma rack. It works and we love it.
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Old 09-13-2015, 05:34 PM   #5
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I carry mine inside the trailer. Easy peasy and nothing else to buy.
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:15 PM   #6
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We have twin beds and are full-timers. Carry our bikes inside between the beds..works for us.
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:14 PM   #7
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We have the queen bed and are full-timers. No safe place for them inside plus we like to pull over and fix lunch when moving from place to place. They would be in the way.
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:44 PM   #8
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We have the queen too in our 27FB FC. We've been laying a tarp over the bed and just laying the bikes on the tarp. They don't move (at least they haven't so far). I was going to do a very complicated installation of fork mounts on the sofa but this works for us. And because it's a FB, when we pull over for lunch, we have access to everything we need. Might be worth a look?
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Old 09-13-2015, 09:24 PM   #9
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Hello Everyone and Good Day...
Wondering what fellow AS travelers do with their bicycles? Is there a way of attaching a bike rack to the bumper of the trailer?
Thanks for your input.
Kalidas
We bought two Dahon d7 mariner folding bikes. They easily fold into a small package and store in our F 250 truck bed. Problem solved, at least for us.
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:43 PM   #10
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How about adding weight to the rear of unit, any issues leading to frame separation?
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:25 PM   #11
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Not sure this would work for you but here's something different. I wanted the bikes on the truck hitch so that all the weight is directly on the truck. I modified a double tube set up by cutting it down in size to fit the hitch stinger. They actually make one already that does the same thing witch I think is still available from Etrailer. Anyway, this setup works for us. When going biking to a remote area from the campsite and need to drive there all I do is take the bike rack off the base and plug it into the receiver hitch. I do take the front wheels off and store them in the bed of the truck for maximum turning clearance.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:40 AM   #12
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I had the Fiamma Bike Rack on my International 22 and my mountain bikes were too close to each other and I ended up with a lot of paint damage. Our new 25 International has a rear frame hitch and I use a KUAT Sherpa rack. It's a huge improvement. According to some Airstream people I talked to at Alumapalooza, it's the lawyers that won't approve hitches, not the engineers. Apparently they are afraid someone will but their Harley on it.
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:25 AM   #13
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Can you send some photos? I never understood the reasoning for not using a rear hitch on some of the heavier framed trailers. The frame on our 25 ft classic is pretty robust gauge channel and looks stout enough. I can understand it on the earlier lightweight frames of older models due to body separation issues. Just wondering.
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