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Old 12-17-2018, 09:35 AM   #41
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Travelinchika, wife and I are below average in the mechanical/handyman/do it yourself category, but was able to install my rack without much trouble. A little scary drilling the first hole into the rear panel, but fine after that. Rack has been great. We live in the Birmingham area if you want to take a look at ours, PM me if interested.

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Old 12-17-2018, 11:09 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by Omnial View Post
I just installed mine yesterday. It took me about 3 hours but was not difficult, especially if you follow along with this video
The local dealer here in Alberta Canada wanted about $2000 (Canadian dollars) to Supply and install. They said the rack itself was $1200 and would take six weeks to order in. I managed to find another Western Canadian dealer that had one in stock and paid $1000 including tax and shipping to my home.

I recommend you shop around… Check Amazon and multiple dealers, have it shipped to your house and install it yourself.

Good luck!
Same story with our install; bought the Fiamma rack from the Airstream store for 600 and change, with shipping, and installed in under two hours on our 2014 23D. An hour of that was rechecking everything before drilling the holes. Will reinstall on our new GB in the spring. Omnial, I see we're neighbors with the same AS. Might see you in our travels...

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Old 12-18-2018, 07:16 PM   #43
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I have an Arvika bought new never opened. Had accident need knee replacement. Will give a great deal if interested! Message me. Same one mentioned, in Idaho.
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Old 12-23-2018, 09:34 AM   #44
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Bike rack

We had the Fiamma rack installed on our 23FB at the airstream plant while we were having other work performed. It is had to determine the exact cost due to the other work but it would seem the total for rack and labor was closer to the $800 figure. We purchased our unit from Dixie RV in Florida and before we went to the AS plant we asked them about the rack and they did not know what I was talking about. I had to show them on the web site that it was the AS approved rack. Needless to say I did not get a price from them since I did not have confidence they could perform the work.
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:25 PM   #45
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I passed on that style of bike rack because it can’t go with your vehicle to remote areas once your unhooked. Installling a 2” receiver creates the best of both worlds. Once I unhitch, I can comfortably take the bikes anywhere.
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:32 PM   #46
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Too much

I had my fiama bike installed at the Jackson Center for 1 hour and half labor cost. That included putting the rack together which has a lot of parts. The dealer fee is way out of line.
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Old 12-23-2018, 02:04 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by citruscove View Post
I passed on that style of bike rack because it can’t go with your vehicle to remote areas once your unhooked. Installling a 2” receiver creates the best of both worlds. Once I unhitch, I can comfortably take the bikes anywhere.
Your installation probably exceeds Airstream’s design parameters for the total amount of weight [incl. receiver etc.], and its distance behind the rear axle of your trailer. Many other threads and posts review this. Will post links later.

Good luck,

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Old 12-23-2018, 02:16 PM   #48
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I think my Fiamma rack cost less than $600 and I installed myself. It was very easy.
I think I got mine for around $550. AND like Cally I installed it my self.
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:00 PM   #49
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Call in Gulfport MS. Heard good things about them.
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:33 PM   #50
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Go to a good welding shop and get a receiver hitch installed and buy a bike rack that won't damage the integrity of your trailer.

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