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Old 05-28-2016, 11:07 PM   #1
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Fiamma Bike rack on the back of a 2016 Classic

My dealer offered me an option to add a Fiamma bike rack to the back of the classic. Has anyone down this? Other bike hauler suggestions?
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Old 05-29-2016, 04:25 AM   #2
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That is the only Airstream-approved trailer-mounted bike rack.
You could carry bikes in the bed of your truck, or on a carrier over the top of the truck, or in front of the truck.
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:38 AM   #3
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That is the only Airstream-approved trailer-mounted bike rack.
You could carry bikes in the bed of your truck, or on a carrier over the top of the truck, or in front of the truck.
It appears that the classic is not on the included list of compatibility. Is it compatible?
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Old 05-29-2016, 11:18 AM   #4
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They changed the Classic bumper design few years ago to be like the other models. We use the Airstream Fiamma bike rack, especially like the convenience of use and the bikes travel very solid. If we ever bought a new trailer we would have it installed again, we use our bikes a lot and need easy access to them.

If you have a rear access hatch the rack gets in the way some, you decide, may be a trade-off of one convenience for another and which is more important to you.
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:58 PM   #5
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It appears that the classic is not on the included list of compatibility. Is it compatible?
We do have a Classic bike rack in the parts department. I can check Tuesday for compatibility. I do know the box the bike rack is in says "Classic Bike Rack"".
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:13 PM   #6
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Just realize that if you put a Fiamma on the back of your trailer, you will have a significant challenge stowing your 50amp electric cord. If it is cold, the cable is even more difficult to manage. I had the Fiamma on my 2012 28' Intl CCD, and access to the rear trunk is virtually impossible if you have a bike or bikes on the rack. I solved the issue with my 15 Classic. I bought Dahon folding bikes. Also, if you have an "issue" with a broken cast aluminum bracket on your Fiamma, it'll cost $56 to replace it. Sorry, I had one and it didn't work well for the above reasons.


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Old 05-29-2016, 10:58 PM   #7
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I have the Fiamma rack mounted on the back of my 2016 Classic. I have the twin bed model so I don't keep much in the rear compartment. However, the bikes are easily removed if I want to stash some gear in the back. I keep most of my tools and equipment in the roomy side storage compartments.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:28 AM   #8
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We have the Fiamma bike rack on a rear twin bed FC. Access to rear storage is improved with bikes off. It will hold any bike except for electric. ( I wouldn't risk the weight of an electric bike.)
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:33 AM   #9
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Fiamma Bike Rack

We have the Fiamma bike rack on our 2015 International Serenity 25FB. We had it installed on delivery of our AS. The bike rack is really solid and holds two bikes well, although you do have to make sure the pedals are properly situated and adjust handlebar positions to get two bikes to fit. But, once the bikes are in place, they don't move.

Being a Front Bedroom unit, the only storage at the back end is in the bumper and we can still open that hatch with the bikes secured in place.
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Agree. Mine broke the 1st time I traveled with the trailer. They refused to replace it as a warranty claim after asking that I send them pictures to prove that it broke. The post is designed with a pin to shear off from the bracket. When When the pin shears off it breaks the bracket. Fiamma will only sell the post, pin and bracket as one part for $56.. They need to manfacture a bracket that does not break when the pin shears and sell the shear pin as a stand alone part. The shear pin is also to soft. I am using small aluminum bolts instead of the pins. I will never buy another fiamma product.
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Not to hijack the thread.....has anyone had an problem with the bikes blocking the trailer license plate and law enforcement taking an issue...?
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.....has anyone had an problem with the bikes blocking the trailer license plate and law enforcement taking an issue...?
A problem I have had with a front hitch mount is limiting visibility over the hood. I tried two separate bike mounts (racks) and adjusted the bikes as low as possible. My front visibility was limited to the point that I could not defend it against Johnny Law.
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I was parked next to a guy with one this spring. He was not a fan because it restricted access to the rear storage and it didn't store his road bike and mountain bike together, so he also had a roof rack on his Range Rover. I have a Yakima roof rack for my TV and I carry a small "little giant" ladder. Works great for me (I'm 67) but my wife thinks when I get older it will be problematic! Gives me a reason to hit the gym several times a week!
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I'm not happy with it. Not enough space between bikes. Had to put a bike mount on top of my tow vehicle as the bikes my wife and i often bring will not both fit on the Fiamma
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