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Old 04-24-2015, 01:25 PM   #15
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What's was the going price on the receiver bracket?
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:37 PM   #16
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At the time I ordered my Arvika set up in 2013 these were the prices in CN and US. The receiver bracket is item 4.

1. 7000 AFAR Airstream bracket 238.00 = USD 225.49
2. 7002-26-A for 2 bikes 274.20 = USD 259.78
3. BR-AF Arm 47.40 = USD 44.91
Total = USD$530.18
Shipping cost 68.00 USD 64.42
4. 7000-H2 158.10 = USD 149.79

If you download the brochure from their website you can see the bracket.

You will need to call for the latest prices.

More expensive than the Airstream rear bike rack but it didn't look like it was easy to install on a Classic with the rear bumper tray. The Arvika is an easy install. Only downsides are a little more weight on the hitch and you have to take the rack off and lower the brackets to open the front window but we never use it since we have a front bedroom 25fb.

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Old 04-26-2015, 06:48 AM   #17
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Sorry, misunderstood,

Attached is the receiver with the rack bolted on.

To remove the rack all you need to do is remove the black nut cover and using a power drill and socket remove the two nuts one on each side. Then release the spring clips pull out the two bolts and the whole silver section comes off leaving the black section.

The brackets on the trailer are kept on full time. Then mount the biker rack on the trailer brackets and screw in the bolts and nuts and secure the spring clips and attached the front support that is attached to the power jack shaft. The bolts heads are keyed so you don't have to use a wrench to tighten the bolts when using the power drill and socket.

I went this route vs buying a rack specifically for the truck as the Arvika adapter is smaller to stow in the truck when not in use.

I had one issue with my first bracket, the two bolts going through the shaft wouldn't line up but a call to Arvika and they sent me out a new shaft promptly.

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Old 06-29-2015, 11:20 AM   #18
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One of the issues I was having with my Arvika was the two bikes will wiggle while towing. The clamps especially the longer one have some flex and the bikes will move side to side in the tire track. I was able to solve this by wrapping a Velcro strap on the brake handle of each bike. With the brakes on the bikes will not wiggle. I also used Velcro straps to tie the wheels down on the tire rails wrapping the strap around the rim between a spoke on each wheel. I was able to tow out to Utah and back recently without worrying about rough roads loosening up the wheel straps.

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Old 06-29-2015, 12:30 PM   #19
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Only the bikes without the "wheel chocks" wiggle on mine. They only supplied one pair of the chocks....I need to order another set.
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:16 PM   #20
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New to the Forum, but with what is likely the old problem of transporting bikes. Saw the Avrika rack this weekend on an outing, and the website indicates they make a model for Airstreams (not an endorsed model like the one that mounts on the rear). This mounts on the trailer A frame on the front, bikes sit over the propane tanks. Anyone out there with experience with the Avrika rack? Thx.

I've studied the Arvika (customized by CanAm) and Fiamma rear mount systems and they both have drawbacks for me on my FC20: 1) I want to completely and quickly remove the rack for easy access to my rear (and only) outside storage compartment, 2) facilitate the effective use of the rear window as an emergence egress, and 3) be able to move the rack from the AS to my TV to transport the bikes.

I understand the monocoque construction of the AS makes a bumper/frame mount unit less than desirable due to the possible separation of the shell and frame due to the suspended weight of the rack/bikes and the moment angle concern.

Therefore, I'm thinking of designing and having built an aluminum rack that connects to both shell and bumper (ala Fiamma) AND is "quick release" like the hitch-mount systems.

Building the receiver tube and attaching to the underside of bumper with side-to-side support across the bumper brackets will not be difficult. There are examples on the forum of this, in steel. Mine will be aluminum. I've sketched a welded unit that will be bolted to the underside brackets. I know I can reverse engineer the main square tube that slides into the receiver and extends up to hold the cross-members that support the bikes. I'm confident I can do this in aluminum.

My question for you creative tinkerer/engineer/mechanics: What are you thoughts on mounting this whole thing to the shell in a way that allows for quick installation and removal? Via the cast aluminum taillight housings on my 2011 Flying Cloud? This is how the Fiamma attached to the shell.

Thoughts?

BTW - If you disagree with this whole concept, I'm open to listen, but please don't waste your typing on trying to convince me that the Fiamma is the way to go, or mounting inside, or mounting on the roof rack or front bumper on the TV. None of those are options for me.
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Only the bikes without the "wheel chocks" wiggle on mine. They only supplied one pair of the chocks....I need to order another set.
When I ordered my Arvika rack in 2013 no chocks were supplied.

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TCwheels, Can-Am Airstream in London, Ontario has been building a rack similar to the Fiamma rack for many years. It is hinged at the bumper connection and pinned or bolted at the shell connection to drop down for rear access, even with the bikes attached. I don't know if they sell it as a mail order, or just when they install it. Give them a call.

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When I ordered my Arvika rack in 2013 no chocks were supplied.

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Hmmm, mayby only provided on the 3 and 4 place racks since there's a larger moment arm away from the rear posts????? However, they do work. See them in post#4 upthread.
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TCwheels, Can-Am Airstream in London, Ontario has been building a rack similar to the Fiamma rack for many years. It is hinged at the bumper connection and pinned or bolted at the shell connection to drop down for rear access, even with the bikes attached. I don't know if they sell it as a mail order, or just when they install it. Give them a call.

If you want to see a photo you're probably better at Googling than me, I've seen it somewhere.

Thanks dkottum, I've been to CanAm and have seen this rack.! I was going to have Andy ship me one, but this unit does not meet my need to transfer the rack to my TV. I do like how Andy has used the Zipdee awning brackets to connect the rack to the shell.
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