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Cycle rack for Kontiki 645 - tow bar?
We are due to take delivery of our new 2008 Kontiki in a couple of weeks - two things concern me and I wonder if any of you can help out.
One concern leads to solving the other, maybe. I am mildly concerned about potential damage, low down, to the central rear panel, below the number plate. The reason for this is that if anything should occur to the outer corners, they are small, repairable panels. The centre piece is a one-piece panel from bottom edge to roof.
So, this led me to think about a tow-bar. Cool, I thought, extra functionallity and protection from potential slow-moving collisions to the rear.
At the same time, I am trying to overcome the lack of a cycle rack on the new van. Maybe there is the option for something like a Fiamma fixed to the rear, but Ive read some posts which reference the ladder getting in the way.
One nice subscriber, makes reference to the Thule tow-bar fitted cycle racks and I do like the look of them. Trouble is, there's four of us and so far, I can only see Thule options for 3 bikes.
So, theres my appeal. Does anyone agree that the tow-bar option is a good one to combine funciton and protection and also, is there a 4-bike solution for a tow-bar which is of sufficient quality that it's not likely to fall off half way down the M4?