With many of our models, a bike rack can be fitted in the factory when the vehicle is purchased. If you want to retrofit your vehicle, please note that the attachment points in the rear panel will not already be installed. You can obtain more information regarding this from your dealership.
- When loading the bike rack, please be aware of the rear axle load and the MTPLM.
- Bicycles must not protrude beyond the vehicle’s maximum width. So the bike rack must be attached in the correct position.
- Only load the bike rack with the indicated number of bicycles permitted for the bike rack (max. 4).
- Check that the bicycles are securely fastened onto the bike rack after the first 10 km of the journey and then check them every time you stop along your journey.
- Please note the permitted payload (50-60 kg, depending on the model).
- The vehicle’s number plate and tail lights must not be covered.
- Journeys with the bike rack folded out when not carrying bicycles is not permitted.
- Before the journey, fold up the unloaded bike rack and secure it.
- Before every journey, check:
- Is the bike rack with no bicycles folded up properly?
- Are the bicycles safely secured to the bike rack using the bike rack's belts?
- Is the bike rack locked in place?
- Place the lighter bicycles in the middle or on the outside of the bike rack.
- Secure both the front wheel and the back wheel of all bicycles using the straps attached to the bike rack.
- Depending on the model of the bike rack, you may also need to secure the outermost bicycle to the mounting bracket/arm or using the spacer.
- Crank the adjustable bike rack back up.
- If the bike rack is only loaded with one bicycle, position the bicycle as close as possible to the vehicle’s back panel.
- For further information, please refer to the manufacturer’s instruction manual.
When loading the bike rack, be aware of its centre of gravity, which should be very close to the vehicle’s rear panel. Always load bicycles from the inner side, out. Depending on the model, you may have to fold the bike rack down, extend it or use the crank (in the rear garage) to lower it. Place the heaviest bike next to the vehicle’s rear panel.
The rear panel of our caravans is not designed for bike racks, so they should not be used on this vehicle type.