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When you select a bicycle rack for your motor home or caravan, you need to consider both the vehicle and the bicycles. There are Thule bicycle racks and Fiamma Carry-Bike bicycle racks that can be installed on caravan drawbars, as well as bicycle racks that can be mounted on tailgates. Bicycle racks for trailer hitches or double doors can also be mounted on campers.
For instance, like the Thule Elite, the Thule Lift bicycle rack for transporting normal bicycles and e-bikes was designed for stably mounting bicycles to the rear wall or the back of a motor home or caravan. But only the Thule Lift has a rail bracket that can be lowered. It can hold a maximum of three bicycles while the Thule Elite can be expanded from two to four bicycles. The Thule Elite Short is suitable for motor homes or caravans with rear windows: It is at most 70–95 cm high and 70–120 cm deep. An even more compact product is the Thule Excellent bicycle rack. Its wheel rim retaining straps have a ratchet function that makes it easier to attach the bicycles, and it features a sliding bicycle frame holder.
The Carry-Bike bicycle racks in the product range at Intercaravaning.shop are produced by the renowned manufacturer Fiamma. For its products, the manufacturer differentiates between motor homes, caravans and campers. Carry-Bike Caravan Active and Carry-Bike Caravan Pro models are designed to be mounted on caravan drawbars. The Pro model has a reinforced frame and is the right choice for shorter drawbars owing to its more compact dimensions. There are special designs for transporting e-bikes: The Carry-Bike Caravan Active E-Bike and the Caravan Xl A Pro 200 E-Bike. For mounting on rear walls of caravans, Carry-Bike bicycle racks are available for specific models, which is to say, Carry-Bike Caravan Hobby or Carry-Bike Caravan Universal for caravans with mounting points that are lower down, such as vehicles from Bürstner.
Fiamma offers bicycle racks with lift functions just for camper vans. The Carry-Bike Lift can be lowered down to 77 cm, making it easy to load and unload bikes. The slightly more expensive Carry-Bike Lift E-Bike models are more robust and can carry two electric bicycles weighing up to 30 kg apiece.
The regular Carry-Bike series for motor homes is divided into other series: The Carry-Bike Pro series is longer than the C (compact) version for vehicles with rear windows. Both the Carry-Bike Pro and the Carry-Bike Pro C models are available in special designs for e-bikes.
All manufacturers construct bicycle racks for specific camper or van models. These bicycle racks are mounted either on double doors or on trailer hitches. Thule produces different Thule Elite Van XT racks for the Fiat Ducato, Jumper and Boxer vehicles constructed in 2007 and later. Fiamma sells 18 different bicycle rack variants for campers, from the Carry-Bike VW T6 to the Carry-Bike Viano and from the Carry-Bike Vito to the Carry-Bike Transit. There are also Carry-Bike Pro designs and Lift versions, such as the Mercedes V Lift E-Bike Premium, in this category as well.