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Old 08-20-2013, 08:10 PM   #21
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Steamy1, i have 2006 Bambi, planning on same rack. Do u lock bikes on, any theft issues? I keep my hoses inside the little door along with a few tools and jack pads, i guess that would still all work? I am so excited to bring my bike.

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Old 08-21-2013, 07:44 AM   #22
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I have been using a cable lock to secure to the rack and bumper, but a U-shaped bar-lock would be better. I am currently looking.

We have not had any theft issues but we take common precautions such as parking in a visible area when grocery shopping or filling with gas, and storeing the bikes inside the trailer when we are away from camp.

We are headed to Glacier National Park next week and will take the bikes with us.



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Old 08-21-2013, 07:53 AM   #23
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Also, no issues with accessing the rear storage door. It is easier to access if the bikes are not on the rack, but I even keep two five-gallon water bottles in there and can take in and out when needed to refill the fresh water tank, along with a collapsable dolly.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:07 PM   #24
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I thought I'd offer a bit of an update from my March 2012 post about mounting the Fiamma on our 2004 Safari. The problem was mounting the brackets to the trailer per instructions and the video. The tail light assembly was too close the the frame structure and there was not enough space for the bracket. Using rivets only failed after 1300 miles.

After confirming back and forth with Airstream, I remounted the brackets BELOW the tail light assembly which allowed the strainless steel screws to be used to fasten the the vertical framework. Bikes have been riding fine since the reinstall. Perhaps the picture will show the change.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:57 PM   #25
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We have a 2012 28ft FC and I installed the Fiamma in about 2.5 hrs. I found the install fairly straight forward except for some specialized tools required to tighten the nuts on the inside channel of the frame. One of them sits behind the hinge which is really tricky. We have carried our bikes for 1.5 year, 14 trips, 88 days and 14k miles without a single problem. Given that the Fiamma's are pretty popular additions now I would recommend that AS put the storage access doors on the sides as it is very difficult (almost impossible sometimes) to access with bikes on.
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:14 PM   #26
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Have the rack (added at purchase). +Holds bikes well
-Limits access to rear storage
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:38 AM   #27
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What type and size screws did you use to drill in to the airstream for the upper two arms. I notice they do not come with the kit. Thanks
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:53 AM   #28
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We have the same trailer, and are getting the bike rack. I'm concerned about the rear access though, as it is the only exterior storage. How bad is the interference?
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:11 PM   #29
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This bike rack has been discussed many times. I have one that was installed by the dealer. It is rock solid and stillows access to the storage area. If you do it yourself and then make it fit by adjusting supports you should not be surprised when it fails. The rack is fine, it was how it was mounted.
If I had very expensive bikes or ones that I was sentimentally attached to I probably would put them under a cap. These things do ride outside.

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