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How to fit a Fiamma Bike Rack to a Motorhome ?

How to fit a Fiamma Bike Rack

Fitting a Bike rack to a motorhome can be a daunting process, the prospect of drilling holes in your expensive pride and joy can be off-putting for many, but those adept DIYers can proceed to install a Fiamma Bike rack themselves following some guidelines laid down below.

Before purchasing and fitting a Fiamma bike rack it would be advisable to speak to your local dealer or the manufacturer to ascertain if the rear wall of your Motorhome has any strengthened points suitable for bike racks to be fitted through.

Do you have sufficient payload available for the added weight of a bike rack and associated bikes ?

Typically a Fiamma bike rack will weigh anywhere between 5Kg all the way up to 18Kg (Lift 77 Bike rack) and then typically the maximum weight capacity is 60Kg for a 4 Bike rack. So you could be looking at 80Kg worst case.

The other consideration when fitting a fiamma bike rack or any other Motorhome Bike racks is the added length to your vehicle. Most of these bike racks can be folded up when not in use but they still add length even put away with no bikes on them. If you have a short driveway this might make a difference !

The rear of your Motorhome layout can affect the location and type of bike rack you can fit. If you have a rear window you may have to sacrifice opening this as a bike rack may obscure it or opt for a much shorter height bike rack like the Fiamma Carry-Bike Pro C which is designed for these purposes.

If the only place you can mount a fiamma bike rack is high up then you may want to opt for specialised models like the Fiamma Lift 77 which via the use of a handle can be wound down easily to waist level to put the bikes on to the rack before winding it back up. This may be also of use to you if you suffer from a heart condition and are not allowed to lift weight above a certain height.

Once a suitable location is found on the rear then you also need to ensure that the mounting bolts which go through the entire bodywork are not going to foul anything on the inside of your van, that they are accessible as you will need to place a metal rectangular spreader plate (8 x 4cm) on to the two coach bolts for each bracket and they this is secured in place via Nyloc nuts as shown in this image

fiamma-bike-rack-fixings

Fiamma do provide cover up plastic covers for these plates/bolts which are approx 8.5 x 4.5 cm as shown below but you need to ensure there is sufficient space to accommodate the plates and these covers on the inside wall of your vehicle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have the location in place, drill your first brackets holes and bolt the first bracket in place, ensuring sikaflex or an equivalent sealant is used to ensure watertightness, this can then be used as the exact start point to reference for the remaining 3 brackets. Ensure you do not over tighten the nuts as the construction of the rear wall of some motorhomes can be sandwich type material.

Note: some Fiamma bike racks have a support rail instead of 2 individual brackets for the bottom of the rack but the same 2 bolts per side and spreader plates.

One thing to bear in mind if you do fit The Fiamma Lift 77 bike rack is this has much larger spreader plates (12 x 10cm) due to the increased weight of the bike rack.

 

 

 

 

Pre-fitted Mounting brackets

If you already have manufacturer supplied Fiamma brackets pre installed on your motorhome then our handy guide below will help to identify which Fiamma cycle rack will fit.

fiamma carry bike measurements

 

Measure the width between your brackets centre to centre and then the gap vertically centre to centre on the brackets and then use the handy table below to ascertain which Fiamma bike rack will fit. Note some bike racks have telescopic vertical poles and so they have a minimum and maximum height gap.

Fiamma Bike RackFiamma P/NBracket Width (cm)Min Height (cm)Max Height (cm)
     
Trigano02093-57-6039.539.5
Pro C E-Bike02094B13A604050
Pro C02094-10A604050
Pro C N02094-10V604050
CL02093B87A604050
L8002093-59-804050
Knaus – Eifelland02093-29-604050
Pro M02094-11A605080
Pro M N02094-11V605080
Lift 77 E-Bike02093E43A6068108
Lift 7702093B436068108
VW T202093B63A607676
Pro E-Bike02094B12A6080150
Pro (Black)02094-09A6080150
Pro N02094-09V6080150
UL02093B86A6080150
UL 4802094A04A8080150
Pro Autotrail02093-98-9480150
Ford Custom02094B07A918787
VW T5 Pro02093E71A1288888
VW T6 Pro02094B08A1288888
Pro Hymer02093A646090135
200 D02093A15A6090118
Caravan Active E-Bike02094A06A909292
Caravan Active   02094-05A909292
Backpack 4×402093B38 9494
VW T302094-19A6094.594.5
Merc V Class Premium02094B14A909595
XLA Pro 200 E-Bike02093E32A90100100
Caravan Universal02093-76-80100180
Caravan Hobby02093-77-60101101
Simple Plus 20002093-36-60110145
Mercedes Viano02093B75A90.5110.5110.5
200 DJ Ducato02093G89A 115.5115.5
VW Crafter02094-21A 116116
200 DJ Sprinter02093B93A 120120
Mercedes V Class Lift E-Bike02094A01590123123
VW T402094-18A60138138
Vito02093A05A60138138
VW T4 D02094-22A35138.5138.5
VW T5  02094-17A128142142
VW T6  02094-20A128142142
Vivaro02093B72A60143143
VW T5 / T6 D02093B79A30144144
Renault Trafic D02093B74A55144144
Ford Transit02093-60-60150150
     
     

Which Fiamma Awning Do I Need ?

which-fiamma-awning

Fiamma awnings come in a wide variety of models and variants. Our guide to choosing a fiamma awning is to assist you choose the correct one for your motorhome, van or caravan. 

There are also many options of different colours and sizes, however not all variants are available i.e. Deep Black awning case colours are only available for some fiamma awnings and sizes.

Fiamma Awnings Part names

The main parts can be easily identified such as the canvas is the material roof that extends out when you unwind the awning, the metal struts that push the awning out and away from the vehicle as it unwinds are called arms and the supporting struts that hold it up on the ground are called the legs. The more in depth parts naming are shown in the diagram below (Click on the image to see a larger version) :-

fiamma awning part names

Fiamma Awning Colours

Fiamma awnings come in a variety of case colours and also canvas colours as follows:-

Fiamma awning case colours are Polar White (Fancy way of saying White) / Titanium (Silver) and finally Deep Black.

fiamma awning case colours

There are 8 colours that the material canvas can be:-

  1. Royal Grey
  2. Royal Blue
  3. Sahara
  4. Evergreen
  5. Bordeaux
  6. Deluxe Grey
  7. Blue Ocean
  8. Pearl Grey

 

fiamma awning colours

In reality in the UK only the first 5 will be available in new stock, although some older stock may have the older Deluxe Grey (Superseded by Royal Grey) and Blue Ocean (Now superseded by Royal Blue)

Mounting Locations

Fiamma awnings are either wall or roof mounted i.e. the awning is wall mounted if it is mounted on the side of a vehicle and roof mounted if it is mounted on the edge of the roof.

Fiamma Awning Model Information (Current range 2019)

F45S (Wall Mounted):

  • Standard awning, metal casing
  • Casing Colour Options: Polar White, Titanium or Deep Black
  • Canopy Canvas colour Options: Royal Grey or Royal Blue
  • Length: 190cm to 450cm

F45L (Wall Mounted):

  • Standard awning, metal casing
  • Casing Colour Options: Polar White or Titanium
  • Canopy Canvas colour Options: Royal Grey or Royal Blue
  • Length: from 450cm to 550cm

F70 (Wall Mounted):

  • Newer variant of F45s awnings
  • Casing Colour Options: Polar White or Titanium
  • Canopy Canvas colour Options: Royal Grey or Royal Blue
  • Length: from 400cm to 450cm

F65S: (Roof Mounted)

  • Transitioning to being Superseded by F80 Awning and so no longer manufactured / limited availability.
  • Casing Colour Options: Polar White, Titanium or Deep Black
  • Canopy Canvas colour Options: Royal Grey or Royal Blue
  • Length: from 290cm to 400cm

F80S (Roof Mounted):

  • Newest variant of roof mounted Fiamma awning.
  • Casing Colour Options: Polar White / Titanium / Deep Black
  • Canopy Canvas colour Options: Royal Grey or Royal Blue
  • Length: from 290cm to 450cm

F65L (Roof Mounted):

  • Large version of the F65S
  • Casing Colour Options: Polar White / Deep Black or Titanium
  • Canopy Canvas colour Options: Royal Grey or Royal Blue
  • Length: from 400cm to 490cm

Fiamma Zip (Wall Mounted):

  • Similar to F45 but with Integrated Zip fastener along either canvas edge to affix zip privacy room.
  • Casing Colour Options: Polar White
  • Canopy Canvas colour Options: Royal Grey or Royal Blue
  • Length: from 280cm to 360cm
  • The Zip M has the same size casing as the F45S

Fiamma Zip L (Wall Mounted):

  • Similar to F45 but with Integrated Zip fastener along either canvas edge to affix zip privacy room.
  • Casing Colour Options: Polar White
  • Canopy Canvas colour Options: Royal Grey or Royal Blue
  • Length: from 400cm to 500cm
  • The Zip L has the same size casing as the F45L

F45 Eagle (Wall Mounted):

  • Same as standard F45 but with Electric Open / Close Motor / Controls.
  • Casing Colour Options: Polar White
  • Canopy Canvas colour Options: Deluxe Grey
  • Length: from 350cm to 450cm

F65 Eagle (Roof Mounted):

  • Same as standard F65 but with Electric Open / Close Motor / Controls.
  • Casing Colour Options: Polar White or Titanium
  • Canopy Canvas colour Options: Deluxe Grey
  • Length: 400cm

F35 Pro (Wall Mounted):

  • Casing Colour Options: Deep Black or Titanium
  • Canopy Canvas Colour Options: Royal Grey or Royal Blue
  • Length: 180cm to 300cm

Caravanstore (Wall Mounted):

  • Material Casing Colour Options: Grey or Black
  • Canopy Canvas Colour Options: Royal Grey or Royal Blue
  • Length: 190cm to 550cm

F40 Van (Roof Mounted):

  • Material Casing Colour Options: Deep Black
  • Canopy Canvas Colour Options: Royal Grey
  • Length: 270cm

 

Which Fiamma Bike Rack do I need ?

Fiamma carry-bike pro cycle rack

How to choose a fiamma bike rack for your motorhome ?

With so many fiamma bike racks to choose from how do you know which one is suitable for your motorhome or caravan ?

Our simple guide to Fiamma bike racks below should assist.

Fiamma bike racks fall into a few different categories

If you are buying a fiamma bike rack for a motorhome, then firstly check if there is a specific bike rack for your vehicle as Fiamma has available bike racks which are generic such as the Pro / Pro C ranges but they also have manufacturer specific models as sometimes manufacturers will pre fit the van with the brackets for a fiamma bike rack, this instantly makes it so much easier to add a bike rack to your motorhome as all you need to do is select the correct bike rack and then once it arrives, assemble and hang on the existing brackets. Check out the model specific bike racks below as follows:-

DescriptionCarry-Bike PRO Hymer/DethleffsCarry-Bike Pro AutotrailFiamma Carry-Bike L80Fiamma Carry-Bike PRO C Knaus/EiffelandFiamma Carry-Bike Trigano/CI/Roller Team
Based onFiamma Carry Bike ProFiamma Carry Bike ProFiamma Carry Bike Pro CFiamma Carry Bike Pro CFiamma Carry Bike CL
Vehicle typemotorhomemotorhomemotorhomemotorhomemotorhome
Vehicle rear windownoyesyesyesyes
TÜVyesnononono
Weight / Max load8,2 / 60 kg12 / 40 kg7,9 / 60 kg8,1 / 60 kg5,2 / 50 kg
Bikes carried standard / max2/42/22/42/42/3
 

Is your Motorhome a van conversion or Coachbuilt/A Class type van ?

If it is a van conversion then check out the Fiamma Bike Racks for Vans below. If you have a Coachbuilt / A Class then continue here.

Does your van have a window on the rear wall ?

If so then you will probably need the Fiamma Carry-Bike Pro C bike rack. The ‘C’ stands for Compact and so the bike rack can be fitted below the window.

If you don’t have a window at the rear then the Fiamma Carry-Bike Pro bike rack should be suitable

Fiamma Bike Racks for Vans / Van Conversions

fiamma bike racks for vans

Fiamma make bike racks suitable for the following van types:-

 

Item No.

Fiamma Carry-Bike Model

Max load

Carry-Bike

Weight

Bikes
standard

Bikes
max

Bike-Block

Van conversion Model

02093-65-

Carry-Bike 200 DJ Ducato – before 2006

35 kg

9,0 kg

2

2

Pro 1
Pro 2

02093d89-

Carry-Bike 200 DJ Ducato – after 2006

35 kg

9,0 kg

2

2

Pro S D1
Pro S D1

02093B93A-

Carry-Bike 200 DJ Sprinter – after 2006

35 kg

9,0 kg

2

2

Pro S 1
Pro S 2

02093A15A

Carry-Bike 200D

35 kg

6,9 kg

2

2

Pro 1
Pro 2

Note Fiat Ducato vans are the same chassis as the Peugeot Boxer and the Citroën Relay and so the bike racks suitable for Ducato is suitable for Boxer / Relay vans also.

Fiamma bike racks for VW vans.

fiamma bike racks for vw vans

Fiamma also do a bike rack for most VW campervans with a bike rack specifically available for the following:-

Model No.

Fiamma Bike Rack Model

Max load

Carry-Bike

Weight

Bikes
standard

Bikes
max

Bike-Block

02093D71-

Carry-Bike VW T6 Pro

 60 Kg14 Kg24

Pro S D1
Pro S D2

 
02093D71-

Carry-Bike VW T5 Pro

 60 Kg14 Kg24

Pro S D1
Pro D2

 

02093B71-

Carry-Bike VW T5

60 Kg8.3 Kg24

Pro 1
Pro D2

 

02093H01-

Carry-Bike VW T4

 60 Kg8.3 Kg24

Pro 1
Pro 3

 

02093B79A

Carry-Bike VW T5 / T6 D

 35 Kg7.7 Kg22

Pro S 1
Pro S 2

 

02093T01-

Carry-Bike VW T4D

 35 Kg7.7 Kg22

Pro 1
Pro 2

 

02093C01-

Carry-Bike VW T3 – T25

 50 Kg6.5 Kg23

Pro 1
Pro 3

 

02093-63-

Carry-Bike VW T2

 35 Kg7.0 Kg22

Pro 1
Pro 2

 

 

How do Fiamma Bike Racks fit to Motorhomes ?

Fiamma bike racks are designed to either go on the rear wall of your motorhome or otherise mount on the garage floor in your motorhome. There are strengthening points on most motorhomes in set positions which are designed for this purpose. Your dealer should be able to direct you as to the location of these.

Fiamma bike racks are held on by 4 fixing points, each fixing point has 2 bolts going directly through the entire bulkhead of the wall and has a load spreading metal rectangular plate on the opposite side of the wall and then nyloc nuts holding the plate against the inside wall.

When choosing a bike rack for your motorhome, firstly ascertain the maximum weight of the bikes you wish to use so as not to exceed the limit of the bike rack.
You then need to choose a bike rack that has sufficient carrying capacity for the number of bikes you wish to use. Fiamma bike racks are between 2-4 bike rack capacity maximum.

Which Fiamma Bike Racks fit on Caravans ?

 

If you have any further questions then use our Contact Us form or give us a call on 01395 830663

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We have fitted 100s if not 1000s of Fiamma products over the years from fiamma cycle racks through to fiamma awnings and all the products in between.

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