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Old 09-16-2015, 11:16 AM   #1
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Rear Arvika Bike Rack for Sport

Wondering if anyone has personal experience with the Arvika 7000 bike rack sold by Canam RV for the rear of the airstream specifically the sport. Pretty costly! I am interested in whether install is fairly straight forward and an overall assessment of the rack. I would willingly pay the price of it works well. Seems like Canam has custom brackets and supports for this rack that no one else has?
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Where is drilling required? Work with kid bikes?
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:24 AM   #3
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I didn't know Arvika made the 7000 to be able to fit off the back of an Airstream. I use the 2 bike 7000 on the tongue on my Airstream. If they are quoting CDN prices take that figure and convert to USD.

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Price quoted was just over $800 U.S.
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I didn't know Arvika made the 7000 to be able to fit off the back of an Airstream. I use the 2 bike 7000 on the tongue on my Airstream. If they are quoting CDN prices take that figure and convert to USD.

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So far your 7000 has performed well?
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Guess you are paying for the research and development of the custom brackets. Knowing CanAm they probably did it right but if it involves mounting brackets to the shell I'd prefer them to install it. The 7000 over the propane tanks is an easy bolt on install in less than an hour. Even with 2 bikes it doesn't add a lot of tongue weight.

You can purchase directly from Arvika in Canada.

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We have the 7000-AF 2-bike anodized version with the additional support bracket. This rack is awesome! Very strong and stable. The only change I made was to upgrade the bolts from grade 5 to grade 8. We bought ours directly from Arvika, Guy is the person with whom to deal. Total price, including freight was $614.
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Can Am mounts the rack to the bumper and the trailer body with awning brackets.
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We have the 7000-AF 2-bike anodized version with the additional support bracket. This rack is awesome! Very strong and stable. The only change I made was to upgrade the bolts from grade 5 to grade 8. We bought ours directly from Arvika, Guy is the person with whom to deal. Total price, including freight was $614.

Great info! Do you have a sport trailer? What kind of additional support bracket was needed?
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Can Am mounts the rack to the bumper and the trailer body with awning brackets.

Thanks for the response. The picture in Airstream Life shows a bumper-less trailer without any attachment to the trailer body shell. It looks like the mounting is all from the underbelly. Do you have an Arvika yourself?
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I bought the same rack at Can Am and the awning brackets. Drilled holes in the bumper to attach and right below the window(scary but no issues). And I'm not the greatest handyman! Just make sure you caulk where you drill. I copied this from can am's install I saw when I was up there. I'll see if I have pics. mine is a 27fb.
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I bought the same rack at Can Am and the awning brackets. Drilled holes in the bumper to attach and right below the window(scary but no issues). And I'm not the greatest handyman! Just make sure you caulk where you drill. I copied this from can am's install I saw when I was up there. I'll see if I have pics. mine is a 27fb.

Great info. The Sport lower brackets must be different since I don't have a bumper. Pics would be great where it attaches to below the window. Do you like the rack overall? Seem stable? Would it work with kids bikes?
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If you don't have a rear bumper, you may have to go with the front mount rack over the propane tanks.
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