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Old 12-31-2017, 12:26 PM   #1
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Bike Rack

Early Happy New Year to Everyone! Now that I that out of the way lets talk bike racks for a Classic 30' 2018.
Who has one?
Is it attached to trailer?
Is it attached to TV?
Did you buy it?
Did you build it?
I'm trying to get some opinions and or good advise before I do something stupid. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:03 PM   #2
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:11 PM   #3
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With a rack mounted permanently to the trailer, you are limited to riding only where you park your Airstream. Being able to carry on or in your TV let's you take them to ride wherever you want.
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:12 PM   #4
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We bought two Montague folding full size bikes. We fold them, put them in their zip up cases and carry them inside the trailer. We love Ďem.
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Haven't heard to many good things about the bike rake for the back of the trailer, but have not checked the specs to see if it would do.

Absolutely agree with the flexibility of having bikes on TV and was thinking of attaching a hitch on the front of TV , but have not looked to see if that is possible.

Never thought about getting a more compact bike or a bike you can compact. Might be a good option.
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Haven't heard to many good things about the bike rake for the back of the trailer, but have not checked the specs to see if it would do.

Absolutely agree with the flexibility of having bikes on TV and was thinking of attaching a hitch on the front of TV , but have not looked to see if that is possible.

Never thought about getting a more compact bike or a bike you can compact. Might be a good option.
What we do with our bike, and the trailer, is simply throw an old towel or blanket onto the bed or dinette, and lay the bike, chain side out, against the towel or blanket. We've never had a problem with damage, and very seldom does the bike move anywhere.
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Old 01-01-2018, 05:40 AM   #7
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Love your handle! Nice Work.

FWIW, we have had the Fiamma bike rack mounted to the back of our 2014 Flying Cloud since delivery, and we have been very happy with it. It is convenient, easy and quick to load the bikes when properly adjusted, and it has not let us down. We hardly ever leave without the bikes, it's just too convenient not to have them.

Now, the rack has some quirks. It had better be mounted correctly - meaning the brackets in the right places to catch the ribs and the structural supports it needs. You need to read and follow the instructions for use. You need to respect the weight limits. You need to seal the screw and rivet holes and rivet heads for the upper support arms where they penetrate the shell.

That's pretty much it....... Oh, and it does take away from the great looks of the rear of an Airstream (can I say that here). Kinda ruins the curves......AND it can partially block your taillights depending on placement of your bikes.

I still like it though. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:16 AM   #8
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We have a large storage compartment at the rear of our trailer. To me the Fiamma rack would really interfere with access to that compartment. If Fiamma ever made it where it would fold down then I would be a player.
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My front receiver holds a Swagman rack with two bikes perfectly. There is added functionality for a storage platform, winch unit, or even hitching a light boat or trailer to move around for parking and launching. I havenít weighed with the bikes loaded but there may be some advantage in having and extra 50 plus pounds on the front of the truck.
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Check out Arvika bike racks at Arvika.ca. They have a mount for the A/S trailer tongue that will put your bikes above the propane tanks. Also, CanAm has devised a modification to the Arvika rack that uses ZipDee awning parts and clevis pins to support an Arvika rack on the back of an airstream. I have the CanAm mod and it works great. Itís also easily removed and can be unclipped at the top to tilt when you need access to the rear compartment.
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My front receiver holds a Swagman rack with two bikes perfectly. There is added functionality for a storage platform, winch unit, or even hitching a light boat or trailer to move around for parking and launching. I havenít weighed with the bikes loaded but there may be some advantage in having and extra 50 plus pounds on the front of the truck.
I was just checking out a front receiver for the TV. Not bad at about $145 and will give us plenty of other options for use. We are leaning that way since we already have everything else needed and the hitch is a bolt on no brainer. Does anyone have any cons to this train of thought? We can see the pluses.
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I was just checking out a front receiver for the TV. Not bad at about $145 and will give us plenty of other options for use. We are leaning that way since we already have everything else needed and the hitch is a bolt on no brainer. Does anyone have any cons to this train of thought? We can see the pluses.


Only negatives to me are constantly having to clean the bugs and road grime off the bicycles and the potential for interference with my headlights and front parking sensors.
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We bought two Montague folding full size bikes. We fold them, put them in their zip up cases and carry them inside the trailer. We love Ďem.

Joe, which model(s) did you buy. When staying for long periods like we will do starting next week, if we can get our trailer out of the ice and snow) we buy bikes at a bike shop and then donate them when we leave. We have an Arvika, front over the propane but find it's takes too much for these old injured shoulders to keep taking on and off.

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Joe, which model(s) did you buy. When staying for long periods like we will do starting next week, if we can get our trailer out of the ice and snow) we buy bikes at a bike shop and then donate them when we leave. We have an Arvika, front over the propane but find it's takes too much for these old injured shoulders to keep taking on and off.



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The Paratrooper Pro for me and the Paratrooper for my wife. We chose mountain bikes over the street bikes because we stay near the beach in Jacksonville and wanted the larger tires for stability in softer terrain. The rear racks flip down to become the kickstands for the bikes. So far we love the bikes. Front suspensions, disc brakes, aluminum frames and they fold! A little pricey but I believe worth the money.
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The Paratrooper Pro for me and the Paratrooper for my wife. We chose mountain bikes over the street bikes because we stay near the beach in Jacksonville and wanted the larger tires for stability in softer terrain. The rear racks flip down to become the kickstands for the bikes. So far we love the bikes. Front suspensions, disc brakes, aluminum frames and they fold! A little pricey but I believe worth the money.

Thanks got your email as well. Appreciate the info.

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