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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got mine Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lewis71bug wrote:
poptop tom wrote:
lewis71bug wrote:
Is there a fiamma bike rack that fits the t2 bay that will hold 3 or 4 bikes?


The rack built for the type 2 has an adapter for a 3rd bike.
http://www.busdepot.com/j11508


I'm not knowledgeable at all about the fiamma products, but the page you linked to says that's for the Vanagon bike carrier. Will it work on the t2 version (not sure what all of the differences are).


I have one of these racks and think it's great. There are a shed load of Fiamma rack accessories for sale here in the UK for the T2, including supplementary rails for carrying not just three, but up to four bikes apparently! I haven't purchased any of those myself (yet) so cant say how effective they are, see here:

http://www.justkampers.com/vw-t2-bay-window-parts/t2-bay-accessories-tools/bike-racks.html
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nvwainfo wrote:
Here are some of mine:

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( rack had to be set lower so triathlon bike would clear canoe)

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With Mountain bike

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just installed mine (from Bus Depot) and am very impressed. Really a nice rack and although it seemed pricey, my son (a bike nut) pointed out that a name brand roof carrier for most cars - load bars, adapters, and 2 trays will be over $500. He was impressed with the light weight, tray and clamp set-up and the secure mounting. The hatch stays open with the rack mounted but it doesn't take much to get it to drop so I may need a prop for camping with the hatch open.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: roof rack Reply with quote

Sage79 wrote:
I just installed mine (from Bus Depot) and am very impressed. Really a nice rack and although it seemed pricey, my son (a bike nut) pointed out that a name brand roof carrier for most cars - load bars, adapters, and 2 trays will be over $500. He was impressed with the light weight, tray and clamp set-up and the secure mounting. The hatch stays open with the rack mounted but it doesn't take much to get it to drop so I may need a prop for camping with the hatch open.



do you by chance have any pics?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here you go:

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It's very easy to use and the clamps are nice and hold the bikes very secure.

We did get wet in the back last time we camped in the rain, but I don't know if that from the rack brackets. The hatch seal is still original on this bus.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And colored end caps that match your paint.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:23 pm    Post subject: bike rack pics Reply with quote

thanks! great pics.

any with the bike attached?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I didn't get pics with the bikes on. Pretty simple though, they sit in the trays and the upper arms grab the seat posts. Bikes face opposite directions. What I really like is ladies frames are no problem for this style rack.

I did test for leaks and the top clamps compress the weatherstrip causing a major water leak at the gap at the edges of each top clamp. Not good! That's why the sleeping bags were all wet! Next time I may try slitting the weather strip to relieve the gap to see if that fixes it. I hate to do anything destructive although it is still the original weatherstrip, maybe a new one would help, but I doubt it.
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