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Old 03-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #43
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:00 PM   #44
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Looks very impressive... What's your opinion after receiving the final product? How easily can you access your rear storage compartment?
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:22 AM   #45
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The Bike rack looks great, the dealership did a great job of installing it. I can still access the rear storage, the tire rails on the rack drop down allowing me to open the rear compartment. Not sure how it will work when there are bikes on it yet.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:44 AM   #46
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We have the same rack on our 16 and it works very well. It takes a few minutes o figure out the best way to locate the bicycles so that they fit well without touching each other but the tire rails can be slid back and forth to accommodate whatever bicycles you may have. Once on, the bikes are secure, you can access the bumper storage and the trunk area. I think they are a nice addition. Our next task is to try and find a way to cover the bicycles. That may be more challenging. I'll see if Dorsey has any pictures....
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:21 AM   #47
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Here you go. What post doesn't need pictures?
Once set up it takes just a few minutes to get the bicycles securely and safely on the rack. I love it! We have been tent camping the past 3 years in Fl and we bring kayaks with us. Now we can bring our bikes too. They have been a glaring omission from our vacations.....
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:20 AM   #48
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May I make just one suggestion? See how close the inner bike handlebar is to the window glass? I know that this rack is very solid but a once in a blue moon BIG bump could cause enough motion to create contact, maybe breaking the window. I had this happen once on my SOB and dented the rear wall badly.

Different setup entirely, I know, but I think I would loosen the handlebar and rotate it during travel, creating more distance.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:39 AM   #49
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I wondered about that too. There is more distance than there seems to be in the picture. I pushed and pulled on the bike handlebars and I can't get them to touch so we are going to give it some time and see what happens. We live on a road with a few really large potholes and so far so good. I believe that the rack manufacturer offers longer arms also. That would angle the bicycles away a bit more.
I stand forewarned....
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:43 AM   #50
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Cool, Just don't wnat to read about damage and disappointment!
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:55 PM   #51
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I called AS and notified them of my scratched bike rack. They couldn't be nicer and I received my new bike rack today. Now I need to find someone to install. I was going to do it but I'm afraid I will mess up!!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:15 PM   #52
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Can anyone tell me how to purchase an Arvika rack and how much they cost? I don't speak French!
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:31 PM   #53
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Last November it was $640 for a three place rack. The gal I spoke to on the phone at Arvika spoke enough english to get it done. Try again.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:03 AM   #54
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Here's their website:

http://www.toppoprails.com/

We've been happy with ours. Expensive, but does the job. Have had it about four years. We paid about $500.00. No problem with communicating with them.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:57 AM   #55
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FYI, IIRC the dollar (us) was not very favorable to the Canadian Dollar last fall. I think it's almos 1 to 1 now???? Should knock of $30 or $40, and I'm sure the 2 place rack is less.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:11 AM   #56
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Here's a couple of shots of a bike rack that Can-Am RV did for us a few years back. It's comprised of a folding two-bike rack from TopPopRails custom mounted using Zip-Dee hardware. Very light -- weights only a few pounds. It folds down to provide full access to the rear hatch and bumper storage area.

It looks to me like Airstream "borrowed" from Andy Thomson's design. This has worked well for us. There are more photos on my personal page.




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