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VW Transporter Bike Rack

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by johnny, 30 Jan 2008.

  1. johnny

    johnny New Member

    Hey All,

    I need a bike rack for my VW T4 van. I have a single back door that lifts up so it can be permanently attached to this. Any suggestions ? Also what is security like for these types of bike rack?

    Cheers
    Johnny
     
  2. MartinC

    MartinC Über Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Go to a motorcaravan specialist. Fiamma make very good racks that attach to T4 and other vans. They need specialist fitting but are very good. Google for the Fiamma website. I've used these racks on 4 different campervans and had 4 bikes on them.
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
  4. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    We have a Fiamma on our van. They are good value, but the bucles and bits do degrade with time (years) but luckily they are all replaceable at reasonable cost.

    The security is only as good as your lock. You can get cable locks that jam in the door which are more secure than just securing the bikes to theselves and the flimsy aluminium rack, but if we are leaving the van unattended in a city we have a big chain and thick extension cable that goes round a solid bit of the van underneath.
     
  5. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    the struts that hold up the rear door, won't take the extra weight of rack and bikes though.

    a broom handle is a low tech solution
     
  6. johnny

    johnny New Member

    Cheers, i have seen the fiamma ones around alot and think that is what i will go for. Will also buy a broom handle! Once again thanks.