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Best Bike Racks For Motorhomes

Once your parked up a bike is a great way to get around, whether it be to the shower block on a large site, off to the shops when staying at an “aire” in a french town or just a leisurely country bike ride. The bike is the choice of transport for most motorhomers & so a proper bike rack is an essential accessory.

Motorhome Bike Racks Are Not All The Same.

Unlike car mounted racks, most bike racks for motorhomes are specially designed to fit onto the rear flat face of your motorhome. There are bike racks that fit onto a tow ball, but they are not so popular because, a lot of motorhomes don’t have a tow bar fitted & so you would have the extra expense to fit one, but I will do another article for them.

So we are going to look at the most popular ones fit onto the motorhomes back wall. You can nowdays get bike racks for electric bikes, which are obviously more sturdy than normal racks due to the increased weight of electric bikes.

Most racks for standard bikes are designed to hold at least 2 bikes & it is possible to get racks that can hold 3 or 4 bikes. The two main outdoor leisure accessory companies Thule & Fiamma both make a selection of specially designed motorhome bike racks.

The racks vary in design & price, so lets have a look at some of the best bike racks for motorhomes, for design features, ease of use & value for money, so that you get a great bike rack that best suits your needs.

There are basically two types – Lift racks & Fixed racks. We will also have a look at the racks suitable for Electric Bikes.

Lift Motorhome Bike Racks

Fiamma Lift Rack

These are a great design in motorhome bike racks & I believe they are the best racks to have. The rack is mounted to the motorhome with the base rails being at roughly chest height, so the bikes are up high & out of harms way, when you are driving along. The base rail then winds down with a clever winch system, to allow you to easily take the bikes off the rack & put them back on.

I tow a car & so for me these racks are brilliant because they lift the bikes up & out of the way of the tow gear & the front of the car. Making it so much easier to hook up & unhook the car.

These are the top of the range for both Thule and Fiamma. This makes them quite expensive, but you get a lot for your money.

 

Fiamma Carry-Bike Lift 77

Fiamma Lift 77

This is a great lift rack and has been improved for this year, both functionally and in looks. It has a strong & sturdy frame & is very rigid when bolted to the back wall of your motorhome.

It now has a more practical operating position to wind the base tray up & down, with magnetic hooking for the handle to make it even easier to use. The crank handle can be adjusted in length to suit everyone s height/arm length. It comes as standard with a 2 bike rail base, but you can buy as an accessory the exclusive Zoom-4-bikes rail support. This is the only lift rack that can take 4 bikes & can carry up to 60 kg.

Fiamma Bull Shock Absorber system is fitted as standard to Carry Bike Lift 77 for the best and most reliable shock and

vibration absorption during travel. It prevents the vibration of the bike carrying tray passing to the vehicle and reduces stress on the motorhome back wall. Rack Holder secures the bike carrying tray in the upright position when you are not carrying bikes, so the rack does not stick out when you havn’t got a bike on it.

Lift 77 Fully Down

The carry tray winds down by a massive 77cm, so it’s simple to get the bikes on & off. The “Easy Position” system allows you to off-set the bike rails on the Carry Bike to make it easier to fit the bikes on the carrier without pedals and handle bars clashing. This becomes more & more important when you are putting on more bikes.

Quick Lock is delivered as standard with Quick Safe straps to quickly and safely lock the wheels of the bike on

the carrier rail. The Quick Lock strap is easy to release and doesn’t involve fiddly straps & the Bike Block Pro arms grip the bike frame securely. They are easy to fit & are anti-scratch, so your bike frame never gets damaged.

With the Quick Lock securing the wheels & the Pro arms holding the frame, gives you complete peace of mind that the bikes cannot move at all when you are out & about touring.

Features.

  • No accidental unhooking thanks to the Extra-Large safety straps.
  • Carry weight up to 60 Kg.
  • Thanks to its easy-to-operate winch mechanism and crank handle, it lifts and lowers the bicycles conveniently and without effort.
  • Sturdy galvanized aluminium tubes of 35mm diameter with stainless steel screws.
  • The bikes are loaded and unloaded easily.
  • Exclusive Zoom-4-bikes rail support – the only lift to carry 4 bikes.
  • Wall fixing points with vertical wheelbase from 68 to 108cm makes it ideal for installation to many different motorhome models.
  • Standard delivered to carry two bikes but can be adapted to carry up to 4-bikes.
  • Fiamma Bull Shock Absorber system is fitted as standard
  • Rack Holder secures the bike carrying tray in the upright position when you are not carrying bikes.
  • The Quick Lock strap is easy to release and doesn’t involve fiddly straps of ties.
  • Bike Block Pro arms grip the bike frame securely. They are easy to fit, anti-scratch and secure.

 

Lift 77 Red: comes with red fittings Lift 77 Blue: comes with blue fittings Lift 77 Black: comes with black fitting

All in all, an excellent piece of kit.

See the best deals for the Carry Bike Lift 77 by clicking the links below:

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Thule Lift V16

Thule Lift V16

This is the other great bike rack lift. Again it’s strong, sturdy & simple to use, with a 50kg weight capacity. I personally have one of these on the back of my motorhome & carry 3 mountain bikes on it with no trouble at all. The V16 takes 2 bikes in standard form, but you can take 3 bikes when used with the 3rd rail kit, which is sold as an accessory.

The rack is very securely attached to the back of the motorhome & the bikes are held in place by the supporting arms with lockable bike holders. Adjustable wheel holders mean that any size bike is held firmly in the track & can not move sideways. It’s great to know that with the locks in place the bikes can not be removed when you have your motorhome parked up.

The base comes down by 70cm simply by attaching the cranking handle & winding the base down. With the base fully down it’s really easy to get the bikes on & off. When not in use the base can be fully raised & then tipped up & clipped in place so that the rack does not stick out. It actually folds up to leave it pretty flat.

V16 Folded Flat

This bike rack lift also comes as a motorized 12 volt version, to make the operation effortless !

Features

  • Stable and solid attachment to the rear wall of a motorhome or caravan
  • Ideal for e-bikes – load capacity up to 50 kg
  • Can bridge a distance of 70 cm in height to have easy access to the platform
  • The base can be lowered and raised by using a crank, making the installation of the bikes effortlessly
  • The platform lock creates excellent dynamic force
    control and perfectly secures your bikes during transport. The platform
    is locked manually and can easily be clicked in the upwards position
    when not in use. The lifting frame is nice and tight during the ride
    thanks to integrated safety straps
  • Adjustable wheel holders make sure you can
    almost fit any bike on the bike rack, from mountain bikes to childrens
    bikes
  • Lockable bike holders with a key to secure and lock your bikes on the carrier
  • Carrier can be extended up to 3 bikes. Set for 3rd bike is sold separately
See the best deals for the Thule Lift V16 by clicking the link below:

                      EBAY

 

These two racks are both superb & both do a fantastic job of mounting the bikes in the simplest way, with the lift system. To only have to lift the bikes up a short distance, makes a huge difference. There is not much to choose between them. The two obvious

Lift Racks- are superb by design

differences are that the Fiamma Lift 77 can carry 4 bikes compared to the Thule V16 carrying 3 bikes. The other being that the Thule V16 can come in a motorised version, which is pretty special.

As I said, these are the top of the range for both Fiamma & Thule & so they don’t come cheap, but they are definitely worth the money, if you have the budget.

 

 

Let’s have a look now are the fixed bike rack ranges from both companies. There is a wide choice available, with great designs & features. They are also lighter on the old wallet.

First we will see what Fiamma has to offer & then move on to Thule.

Fiamma Fixed Motorhome Bike Rack – For 2 to 4 bikes

Fiamma CARRY-BIKE Pro Series.

Fiamma Pro

Fiamma Pro

This bike rack is the bestseller in the FIAMMA range.

With its updated design, giving a combination of sturdiness makes it a great bike to have.

The rack together with the new colour and the introduction of Bike Block Pro S delivered as standard, make this bike carrier more elegant and modern.

Suitable for all types of motorhomes. The bike rack fits securely to the back wall of your motorhome. The telescopic frame of the bike rack, has a highly adjustable upper structure that is easily adjustable from 80 to 150cm in height. This means the rack will fit to the back of your particular motorhome exactly & gives even better stability when fixed in place.

As standard the Pro series takes two bikes, but with the option to carry 4 bikes with extra Rails and Bike-Blocks as an additional extra.

Fiamma Pro 2 rack

Fiamma Pro 2 rack

This range of racks can take a maximum load of 60 kg.

Fiamma Bull Shock Absorber system is fitted as standard to Carry Bike Pro. This superb system prevents the vibration of the bike carrying tray passing through to the motorhome and reduces stress on the motorhome back wall. Rack Holder secures the bike carrying tray in the upright position when you are not carrying bikes, so the rack does not stick out when you havn’t got a bike on it.

The “Two Rail Quick” comes as standard with the bike rack. It can carry any
sort of bike and can also slide horizontally for easy positioning of the
bikes. The Pro blocks then secure the wheels with locking straps & the bike frame is securely held onto the supporting arms, in protective cups & straps to make sure that the frame can’t be scratched. This means that there is no movement of the bikes when you are driving along.

Fiamma PRO C or Compact

Fiamma Pro C

The compact and classic bike carrier, is the short version in the Pro line and is installed under the rear window, whilst still allowing it to open. Now this is obviously great if you have a layout with a rear window in the back wall. You have all of the brilliant design features described above with the Pro, including the Bull shock absorber system & it is a spot on fit for your motorhome. As with the Pro you can add extra bike blocks & rails to carry 3 or even 4 bikes.

Features Pro/ Pro C

  • Fiamma Bull Shock Absorber system is fitted as standard to Carry Bike Pro for the best and most reliable shock and vibration absorption during travel.
  • Rack Holder secures the bike carrying tray in the upright position when you are not carrying bikes.
  • Quick Lock is delivered as standard with Quick Safe straps to quickly and safely lock the wheels of the bike on the carrier rail.
  • The Quick Lock strap is easy to release and doesn’t involve fiddly straps of ties.
  • Easy Position system allows you to off-set the bike rails on the Carry Bike to make it easier to fit the bikes on the carrier without pedals and handle bars clashing.
  • ZOOM 4 bikes means it easy to upgrade you bike rack to carry 3 or 4 bikes by purchasing additional upgrade

    Fiamma Pro Compact

    kit either when purchasing your bike rack, or at a later date.

  • Bike Block Pro arms grip the bike frame securely. They are easy to fit, anti-scratch and secure.

 

Fiamma Pro M

The Pro M is essentially between the Pro & the Pro C in terms of height. The design, spec & features are exactly the same as described above.

Fiamma Pro M

  • The Pro is height adjustable from 80cm to 150cm
  • The Pro M is adjustable from 50cm to 80cm
  • The Pro C is adjustable from 40cm to 50cm

The M bridges the gap, where there is no rear window to worry about & a larger bike rack than the low slung Pro C can be fitted. But you don’t want or need to have a rack as large as the standard Pro.

With the range of three & the adjustable heights, you can see that these bike racks can be fitted to just about every motorhome. This is why it is the perfect choice for so many people.

Fiamma Pro N

The Fiamma Pro N Bike Rack is delivered without top and bottom brackets as it fixes directly onto motorhomes which have a

Fiamma Pro N

set of Fiamma original brackets pre-installed.

Again this bike rack has all of the great design features of the Pro range.

 

It carries 2 bikes as standard but as with all the Pro Range can be adapted to carry up to 4 bikes.

All of the Pro range bike racks are excellent, with great design features & will serve you very well for years.

See the best deals for the Fiamma Pro Series Range by clicking the links below:

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Fiamma Carry Bike UL & Carry Bike CL

Fiamma UL Bike Rack

The L range are a lighter construction & have a carrying weight of 50Kg, whereas the Pro range is 60Kg.

This is a 2 bike carrier that can be added to in order to carry a maximum of 3 bikes. It is adjustable in height from 80-150cm & has re designed features for this year.

The CL is the “compact” version of the UL & a lighter version of the Pro C compact & so it is designed to fit under the rear window of your motorhomebor if you have limited space on the back wall of your motorhome.

Features

  • Colour: Black

    Fiamma CL Bike Rack

  • Weight: 5.6kg
  • Max load: 50kg
  • Weight: 5.6kg
  • Quick Pro Rail x 2
  • Bike Block Pro 3
  • Straps and Brackets

This is a great choice for a smaller motorhome where the weight of the bike rack & bikes maybe a consideration. All in all a really good rack for a couple of bikes, or great for 3 smaller bikes.

See the best deals for the Fiamma UL Range by clicking the links below:

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Thule Fixed Motorhome Bike Rack – 2 to 4 bikes

Thule Excellent Bike Rack range – Standard Version & Short Version

Thule Excellent Standard

This bike rack is the top of the Thule range for fixed racks & fixes onto the rear wall of your motorhome. It is a really great rack in terms of the way it looks & the features that have been built into it.

Carrying two bikes as standard, there is the option to get additional rails to be able to carry 4 bikes, with a maximum load of 60kg.

This is a very strong & sturdy bike rack, that once fitted to your motorhome it is then both extremely adjustable & lockable.

The “Short” version is recommended for motorhomes with space on the vertical rear wall between 60 and 80cm & as with the standard version this rack carries 2 bikes, but you
have the option of buying additional rails to be able to carry 4 bikes.

The Thule Excellent bike carrier features a lockable platform ensures that your bikes will not move when you are driving along, giving you complete peace of mind, that your bikes are safe & there is no way that they can fall off & cause an accident. The platform is locked both in open and closed positions for added safety and is locked automatically.

Thule Excellent

The Thule Bike Rack wheel holders make life easier for you to transport any bike! The wheel holders are fully adjustable depending on your bike’s size, while the super strong pump buckles keep the wheels secure within their wheel holders. The pump buckles make fastening and unfastening very easy & simple.

Each Thule bike rail can be adjusted, forward or backwards to find the best position to carry your bikes and once in position, the
bike holders can be tightened to stop any movement and locked with a key for added security.

  • Designed to have a stable and solid attachment to the rear wall.
  • Load capacity up to 60 kg
  • The platform locks automatically to prevent the bikes from moving during transportation providing extra safety when traveling
  • Easily adjustable sliding rails system – rails can move sideways, back and forward, even with your bikes on the carrier!
  • Adjustable wheel holders enable you to fit almost any bike on the bike rack, from mountain bikes to childrens bikes
  • Adjustable wheel holders which are equipped with pump buckles
  • Equipped with lockable bike holders with a key to secure and lock your bikes on the carrier
  • Compatible with both caravans and motorhomes
  • Load capacity for two bikes (This bike carrier has the option of
    being extended up to 4 bikes. The set for a 3rd bike and set for a 4th
    bike are sold separately)
Thule Excellent Bicycle Carrier Short Version

Description & Technical Specifications:

Thule Excellent Short

  • Recommend for motorhomes with space on the rear vertical wall between 60cm and 80cm
  • Sliding rails
  • Wheel holders
  • Pump buckles
  • Lockable platform
  • Bike holders
  • Carries 2 bikes, extendable to 4
  • Max loading weight: 60kg
  • Max bike weight: 30kg
  • Max bike weight 4th rail: 15kg
  • Width of carrier: 131cm
  • Height of carrier: 60 to 80cm
  • Depth of carrier: 73cm
  • Weight: 10.6Kg

Both are very well designed bike racks that are well built, are very rigid when in place & carry the bikes easily & safely.

See the best deals for the Thule Excellent Range by clicking the links below:

                       EBAY            Amazon 

Thule Elite G2 Standard & Elite G2 Short

The Thule Elite G2 motorhome bike rack is a carrier designed for motorhomes & caravans. This standard version is

Thule Elite G2

recommended for fitting to a rear vertical wall between 80cm-150cm & the “short” 50cm-80cm. It is super strong & has a total weight capacity of 60kg.

It carries 2 bikes as standard, but you have the option of buying extra rails to let you carry 3 or 4 bikes.

The Thule Elite bike carrier features a lockable platform ensures that your bikes will not move during driving for your safety and for other road users. The platform is locked both in open and closed positions for increased security.

The Thule Bike Rack wheel holders make life easier for transporting any bike! The wheel holders are fully adjustable, so your bike’s wheels are held right at the bottom, while the strong pump buckles keep the wheels firmly locked in place. The pump buckles make fastening and unfastening very quick & simple.

Thule Elite G2

The rails on this bike rack can be adjusted and slide left and right to find the best position to carry your bikes. This means that the handle bars & pedals, don’t clash together & scratch each other.

It also makes it far easier for you when your lifting the bikes up onto the racks.

 

  • Designed to have a stable and solid attachment to the rear wall
  • Load capacity up to 60 kg
  • The platform locks automatically to prevent the bikes from moving during transportation providing extra safety when traveling
  • Adjustable sliding rails system – rails can move left and right enabling you to find the best position for your bikes easily
  • Adjustable wheel holders enable you to transport all kinds of bikes in various sizes
  • Lockable platform to prevent your bikes from moving during transport – it locks manually
  • Compatible with both caravans and motorhomes
  • Load capacity for two bikes (This bike carrier has the option of
    being extended up to 4 bikes. The set for a 3rd bike and set for a 4th
    bike are sold separately)
See the best deals for the Thule Elite G2 Range by clicking the links below:

                        EBAY            Amazon

Thule Sport G2 standard – Sport G2 Short

Designed for both motorhomes & caravans, this is a high quality and stylish way to transport your bikes.

The sport range is of a lighter construction & has a total weight capacity of 50kg. They are more suited to smaller motorhomes, where you might be concerned about the weight of the bike rack, plus bikes. This bike rack is cheaper than the other 2 ranges & if you only have 2 bikes, it is a very good option.

They both carry 2 bikes as standard with the option of an additional rail

Thule Elite G2 Short

available to expand the carrier to hold 3 bikes which is sold
separately as opposed to the “Excellence” & “Elite” ranges that can 4 bikes.

This standard version is recommended for fitting to a rear vertical wall between 80cm-150cm & the short between 60cm-80cm.

The Thule Excellent bike carrier also features a lockable platform
which ensures that your bikes will not move during transportation for
the safety of you and of other road users.

The platform is locked manually and can be easily clicked in the upwards position when not in use.

Thule Elite G2 Short

The rails on this bike rack can be adjusted and slide left and right to find the best position to carry your bikes.

  • Designed to have a stable and solid attachment to the rear wall of a motorhome or caravan
  • Load capacity up to 50 kg
  • Lockable platform: prevents your bikes from moving during transport, it locks manually
  • Get the best position for your bikes using the easy-to-adjust rails that slide from left to right
  • Bike holders with optional locks
  • Fits all pre-installed fixation points and rails (except Hymer)
  • Carrier can be extended up to 3 bikes. Set for 3rd bike is sold separately
See the best deals for the Thule Sport G2 Range by clicking the links below:

                           EBAY            Amazon 

All in all an excellent bike rack in “standard” or “short” design. Lightweight, but a strong build & with many of the features seen on the more expensive models.

Motorhome Bike Racks For Electric Bikes

Electric Bike Racks

Both Fiamma & Thule have bike racks that can take electric bikes. Due to the weight of an electric bike,
it is only the stronger & high carry load racks, that can take them.

Only 2 electric bikes can be carried on any of the E- bike racks.

Fiamma have 3 E- bike racks

The Carry-Bike Lift 77 E-Bike, together with the new models Pro E-Bike and Pro C E-bike, are the ideal solution for carrying two electric bikes.

 

Carry- Bike Lift 77 E

has been further strengthened to easily carry up to 60 kg in complete safety and with maximum ease of loading. Made of sturdy 35mm anodised aluminium tubes and rail support base in stainless steel make it absolutely rigid on the back wall of your motorhome.

Perfect to lift 60 kg in complete safety. With a maximum load per rail: 30 Kg.

Fiamma Lift 77 E Bike

The carry tray winds down by a massive 77cm, so it’s simple to get
the E bikes on & off. The “Easy Position” system allows you to off-set
the bike rails on the Carry Bike to make it easier to fit the E bikes on
the carrier without pedals and handle bars clashing.

Quick Lock is delivered as standard with Quick Safe straps to quickly and safely lock the wheels of the bike on

the
carrier rail. The Quick Lock strap is easy to release and doesn’t
involve fiddly straps & the Bike Block Pro arms grip the bike frame
securely. They are easy to fit & are anti-scratch, so your bike
frame never gets damaged.

With the Quick Lock securing the wheels & the Pro arms
holding the frame, gives you complete peace of mind that the bikes
cannot move at all when you are out & about touring.

Fiamma Bull Shock Absorber system is fitted as standard to Carry Bike Lift 77 E & gives excellent shock and vibration absorption when you are touring. It prevents the vibration of the bike carrying tray going through to the motorhome back wall, so reducing stress on the fixing points. The Rack Holder secures the bike carrying tray in the upright position when you are not carrying bikes, so the rack does not stick out when you havn’t got a bike on it.

Features.

  • No accidental unhooking thanks to the Extra-Large safety straps.
  • Carry weight up to 60 Kg.
  • Thanks to its easy-to-operate winch mechanism and
    crank handle, it lifts and lowers the E bikes conveniently and without
    effort.
  • Sturdy galvanized aluminium tubes of 35mm diameter
    with stainless steel screws.
  • The bikes are loaded and unloaded easily.
  • Wall fixing points with vertical wheelbase from 68 to 108cm makes it
    ideal for installation to many different motorhome models.
  • Takes 2 Electric bikes
  • Fiamma Bull Shock Absorber system is fitted
    as standard
  • Rack Holder secures the bike carrying tray in the upright position when you are not carrying bikes.
  • The Quick Lock strap is easy to release and doesn’t
    involve fiddly straps of ties.
  • Bike Block Pro arms grip the bike frame securely. They are easy to fit, anti-scratch and secure.

All in all a really great rack to carry 2 electric bikes. The wind down system for the bike carrier comes into it’s own when lifting up the electric bikes, making it safe & simple. This is an expensive bike carrier, but it is superb & very well designed.

See the best deals for the Carry Bike Lift 77 E by clicking the links below:

                  EBAY            Amazon         OutdoorBits

PRO E-BIKE

Designed To transport two E-Bikes in complete safety. This structurally sturdy model, equipped with fixed rail support base designed specifically for electric bike, Bike-Block Pro S and comes with the Premium Rail, which is specially designed for electric bikes.

Suitable for all types of motorhomes, the bike rack fits securely to the back wall of your motorhome. The telescopic frame of the bike rack, has a highly adjustable upper structure that is easily adjustable from 80 to 150cm in height. This means the rack will fit to the back of your particular motorhome exactly & gives even better stability when fixed in place.

This range of racks can take a maximum load of 60 kg. Each holder supporting 30 kg.

The Fiamma Bull Shock Absorber system is fitted as standard to Carry Bike Pro & prevents the vibration of the bike carrying tray passing through to the motorhome reducing stress on the motorhome back wall. The rack holder secures the bike carrying tray in the upright position when you are not carrying the bikes,

The rail support base is not interchangeable with the standard Pro series version.

PRO C E-BIKE To transport two E-Bikes in complete safety.

Fiamma Pro C E Bike

Pro C is a super strong & sturdy model, equipped with fixed rail support base designed specifically for electric bikes, Bike-Block Pro S and Premium Rail, which is specially designed to carry electric bikes

The compact and classic bike carrier, is the short version in the Pro line and is installed under the rear window, whilst

still allowing it to open. Great if you have a layout with a rear window in the back wall. You have all of the brilliant design features described above with the Pro E, including the Bull shock absorber system & it is a perfect fit for any motorhome with a rear window.

As with the Pro E you can carry 2 electric bikes in complete safety with this compact bike rack

The rail support base is not interchangeable with the standard Pro series version.

See the best deals for the Pro E- Bike Range by clicking the links below:

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Thule have 5 E Bike Racks

Thule Lift V16

Thule Lift V16 E

This is the other great bike lift rack for electric bikes. Again it’s strong, sturdy
& very simple to use. With a 50kg weight capacity it can safely carry 2 electric bikes.

The rack is very securely attached to the back of the motorhome &
the bikes are held in place by the supporting arms with lockable bike
holders. Adjustable wheel holders mean that any size electric bike is held
firmly in the track & can not move sideways. It’s great to know that
with the locks in place the bikes can not move when you are touring in your
motorhome.

The base comes down by 70cm simply by attaching the cranking handle
& winding the base down. With the base fully down it is then really easy
to lift the electric bikes on & off. Which due to their weight makes a huge difference

When not in use the base can be fully
raised & then tipped up into place & locked, so that the rack does
not stick out. It actually folds up to leave it pretty flat against the mounting frame.

This bike rack lift also comes as a motorized 12 volt version, to make the operation effortless !

Features

  • Stable and solid attachment to the rear wall of a motorhome or caravan is ideal for e-bikes – load capacity up to 50 kg
  • Winds down 70 cm in height to have easy access to the platform
  • The platform lock creates a solid base and perfectly secures your bikes during transport
  • The platform is locked manually and can easily be clicked in the upwards position when not in use.
  • The lifting frame is nice and tight during the ride thanks to integrated safety straps
  • Adjustable wheel holders make sure you can set them to exactly fit your E bikes
  • Lockable bike holders with a key to secure and lock your E bikes on the carrier
See the best deals for the Thule Lift V16 by clicking the link below:

                    EBAY 

An all round excellent bike rack to carry your electric bikes. The lift design is a real game changer.

 

Thule Excellent Bike Rack range – Standard Version & Short Version

Thule Excellent E

This bike rack is the top of the Thule range for fixed racks & fixes onto the rear wall of your motorhome. It is a really great rack in
terms of the way it looks & the features that have been built into it. Carrying two electric bikes with ease, due to the maximum load of 60kg. This is a very strong & sturdy bike rack, that once fitted to your motorhome it is then both extremely adjustable & lockable.

The “Short” version is recommended for motorhomes with space on the vertical rear wall between 60 and 80cm & as with the standard version this rack carries 2 electric bikes.

The Thule Bike Rack wheel holders make life easier for you to transport any electric bike. The wheel holders are fully adjustable depending on your electric bike’s size, while the super strong pump buckles keep the wheels secure
within their wheel holders. The pump buckles make fastening and unfastening very easy & simple.

Each Thule bike rail can be adjusted, forward or backwards to find the best position to carry your bikes, so that the handle bars & pedals don’t clash and once in position, they are firmly locked in place.

Excellent Short E

Features

  • Designed to have a stable and solid attachment to the rear wall
  • Ideal for e-bikes
  • Load capacity up to 60 kg
  • With shorter distance between the fixation points for vehicles with limited mounting space (short version)
  • The platform locks automatically to prevent the bikes from moving during driving, providing extra safety when touring
  • Easily adjustable sliding rails system – rails can move sideways, back and forward, even with your bikes on the carrier!
  • Adjustable wheel holders enable you to fit almost any electric bike on the bike rack,
  • Adjustable wheel holders which are equipped with pump buckles
  • Equipped with lockable bike holders with a key to secure and lock your electric bikes on the carrier
  • Compatible with both caravans and motorhomes
  • Load capacity for two electric bikes
See the best deals for the Thule Excellent Range by clicking the links below:

                           EBAY            Amazon

This is a great choice of bike rack & will many years of service. They really are built to last. It has great features, especially the locking system.

 

Thule Elite G2 Bike Rack – Standard & Short Version

Thule Elite G2 E

The Thule Elite G2 motorhome bike rack is a carrier designed for E bikes.

This standard version is recommended for fitting to a rear vertical wall between 80cm-150cm & the “short” 50cm-80cm. It is super strong & has a total weight capacity of 60kg. The Elite G2 carries 2 electric bikes.

The Thule Elite bike carrier features a lockable platform that ensures your E bikes can not move during driving for your safety and for other road users. The platform is locked both in open and closed positions.

The wheel holders are adjustable depending on your bike’s wheel base length while the durable pump buckles keep the wheels secure within their assigned wheel holder. The pump buckles offer ease of fastening and unfastening!

The rails on this bike rack can be adjusted and slide left and right to find the best position to carry your bikes.

  • Designed to have a stable and solid attachment to your motorhomes rear wall

    Thule Elite G2 Short E

  • Ideal for e-bikes
  • Load capacity up to 60 kg
  • The platform locks automatically to prevent the bikes from moving when you are touring
  • Adjustable sliding rails system enables you to find the best position for your bikes easily
  • Adjustable wheel holders enable you to transport all sizes of E bikes
  • Compatible with both motorhomes & caravans
  • Load capacity for two E bikes

 

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Again these are 2 very strong & sturdy racks to carry your safely carry your E bikes. They look fantastic & are full of clever design features. The 2 sizes guarantee that you will get the correct fitting rack for your motorhome.

The Choice Is Yours

So first you need to see where you want to place the bike rack on the rear wall of your motorhome. Once you have the size of the space you can then narrow down the bike racks that will best fit your motorhome. Obviously with a rear window set up you will be needing the “compact” or “short” racks. Next you want to think about what kind of bikes that you are going to carry & the number of bikes you have.

Don’t forget that for electric bikes, you can only carry 2. The Fiamma ranges have different rails for the E bikes, whereas Thule use the same rails both for standard bikes & E bikes, so you carry 1 E bike plus standard bikes, but this does not mean that you can carry 3 or 4 E bikes. You would be way over the capacity of the bike rack & it would really not be safe to attempt it.

All of the racks that we have looked at are very well made & will give you years of trouble free use.

The lighter racks, carry less, but offer excellent value for money, especially if you only need the rack for one or two standard bikes.

For me, if you have the space & the funds the best bike racks for motorhomes are the 2 “lift racks”. They are the ultimate ones to have, especially if you use both your motorhome & bikes for a lot of holidays or extended touring. Whether you choose the Fiamma Carry Bike Lift 77 or the Thule Lift V16, (which are both excellent) the ease to load the bikes on & off with the platform lowered down is just brilliant, especially if you have the heavier E bikes. As I said earlier I personally have one of these & it is fantastic.

SPECIAL Note: When touring & especially in Europe with bikes on your rack you must have a rear reflective warning sign fitted, which can be bought separately. Most motorhome bike covers, have a special pocket for the warning sign.

Finally, I hope you found this article helpful & if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below & I will get back to you, as soon as possible.

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