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Originally Posted by MyGalSal View Post
Originally Posted by Robell View Post
Rather late I know but as an update - the bike rack/tow ball combo gives handlebar clearance of about three inches so no need to turn bars . Weighbridge check shows weight is OK too. Am indeed enjoying taking the bikes away and using them.
Originally Posted by rumik View Post
Enjoy your travels and bike journeys.
Thanks for your replies. After exhaustive browsing, measuring, cogitating etc. we've ordered an Atera Strada E-bike carrier. It looks like there will some clearance for the bars but we'll see when it arrives.
|MyGalSal||We have an Atera Strada DL3. It’s terrific. We got a 3 bike carrier principally to give us clearance to open our back doors (Bürstner City Car) on a Fiat Ducato. It has a slide and tilt mechanism. Brilliant. So there is plenty room for handlebars on our electric bikes. However, I don’t know how much room the two bike carrier would afford you. We also had spacers fitted to our towbar.|
Originally Posted by caulkhead View Post
|caulkhead||I have to twist the handlebars on one of our ebikes to get round the problem you describe. There's no way round it with the bike rack we have other than to pad the handlebars that's touching the rear door. This can be done with pipe insulator but it's a faff! Its easy enough to undo the handlebars nut and turn them 90 degrees.|
|peribro||I have the big Thule towball bike carrier that can take 3 bikes (with an extension for a 4th) - possibly the 9503 model but I'm not at home to look. With my last motorhome (Autotrail Frontier) that had a spare wheel I was not able to use the bike slot nearest to the van but could use the other two without having to fold the handlebars. I think though that you would need to go into Halfords or similar and do the exact measurements for your van.|
how much more space do you need there are spacers available that go between the tow ball and the bracket
Towbar mounted bike carrier - handlebar clearance
We have an Orian Zeta (same body as an older Autosleepers Nuevo) and are having a towbar fitted principally to carry a bike rack for two ebikes. Surveying the multitude of racks available it looks to me as though none of them provide enough clearance to allow the first bike loaded (nearest to the van body) to be loaded without having to twist the handlebars -something that we don't want to have to do everytime. The racks are, of course, aimed at use with cars where the slope of the rear of the vehicle allows plenty of clearance. Can anyone suggest a rack that will fit to a towbar on the back of a motorhome that allows a bike to be loaded without having to twist the bars?