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Old 05-11-2016, 07:10 AM   #15
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A friend has a late model AS that an AS dealer put a rear receiver on that I think is affixed to the frame rails. . . just sayin'. . . regards, Craig
AS dealers are far from immune to doing stupid things as are all RV dealers.

To be clear, a hitch mounted to the rear of an Airstream for a bike rack will probably not cause immediate problems. It will likely take many years of use for a problem to develop. It all depends on how long you plan to keep your trailer and whether or not you care about the "next guy." This is why you will hear stories of plenty of owners of newer AS' who have "successfully" installed and used a rear mounted bike rack. Let's hear from these people five and ten years down the road and see what they think.

Having said this, I'm sure that we will shortly hear from an AS owner out there who has been using a rear mount bike rack for the past 75 years on his Airstream with no ill effect.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:30 AM   #16
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LMAO, playing the guilt card.
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The Fiamma is NOT a hitch mounted bike rack. One model is designed for Airstream. There is a U Tube video made at the AS Plant that details the installation of a Fiamma.
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The Fiamma is NOT a hitch mounted bike rack. One model is designed for Airstream. There is a U Tube video made at the AS Plant that details the installation of a Fiamma.
Agreed, I don't think anyone accused the Fiamma of being hitch mounted. It relies on both the body and frame of the Airstream for support and as such does not place undue strain on the frame alone.
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