When choosing a bike rack for your motorhome keep the basics in mind: Is the bike rack compatible with my RV? Am I going to be able to use it easily? Is my motorhome going to be accessible once it is mounted?
If you are buying a motorhome from a dealer it is advisable to get them to fit it at the time to save you the trouble. It is likely they will have a range you can choose from.
Different types of bike racks
There are many styles of bike racks available from an equally large number of manufacturers. Fiamma, Omnista and Westfalia are some of the most popular.
There are several different ways a bike rack attaches to both your motorhome and your bike. They can mount on ladders, go on a trailer hitch or attach to a bumper. Bumpers must not be made out of aluminium and must be permanently bonded to the body of your RV to be usable. Ladder racks can fit ladders which have rounded, flat or foldable steps.
Questions to ask when choosing a bike rack
- How many bike frames can it carry?
- What is the load capacity of the bike rack?
- What type of locks comes with it? Is there a universal key for all the locks?
- Does the bike rack come with any accessories like a storage box?
- Does the bike rack come with pads to protect your motorhome bodywork when the rack is mounted on?
- Have I researched thoroughly all the racks available and read reviews on them?
- Consider the weight of the bike rack and the strength you have available to lift it. Perhaps a lighter weight model is best if you will be loading the bike rack on your own?
Finally, you will need to be able to access doors and windows so you need to make sure that having a bike rack erected will not prevent this.
Looking For Bike Racks And Fitting For Motorhomes?
Travelworld RV has a complete range of bike racks available from popular motorhome bike rack manufacturer, Fiamma. Many of the racks are designed for specific model types and their full price range is competitively priced.
If you are in the process of choosing a bike rack for your motorhome please call our aftersales team on 0844 880 4938 for more advice and information or visit our motorhomes accessories for details of all of the accessories that Travelworld provide for both European and American RV’s.