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Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:40 pm
by Mags (deleted)
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Can anyone give me some advice on bike racks? We have a 1989 Troll, dated now due to everyone's help on here (thank you again) and a picture posted in the picture gallery! We intend on taking two bikes with us to France in the summer and don't know if you need specific racks for specific caravans.


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RE: Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:56 pm
by Randa france | 12.855 Posts

Hi Mags.
Coincidentally, Hob has just created a thread Rear cycle rack removal and that type of bike rack is typical for Eribas.

However, we are in the same predicament as you but have looked at other ways of going about it :-Carrying pushbikes in your Eriba

Although we've not tried it yet, we are going to have a bash at fitting the bikes in our Troll this weekend.

Where in France are you going to and when?

Randa


1999 Eriba Troll 530 pushing a VW Touran 2L TDi Match


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RE: Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:08 pm
by Mags (deleted)
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We have been going to the same campsite for a few years now because we like it so much. Camping les Ormes, in Villereal, near Bergerac, South West France. We go in the first two weeks of August. My son is 7 so have to go in school holidays. First time in our Eriba this year! In fact I need to research campsites for our overnight stop en route. Somewhere in the Loire valley, near Le Mans, if anyone can reccomend one? I have just read your post regarding putting them inside the caravan. We are also not sure if they will go through the door!! Shall try it out also this weekend!


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RE: Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:14 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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Through the rear window sounds best to me.


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RE: Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:42 pm
by Frantone (deleted)
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We have carried 2 adult mountain bikes inside our Troll a few times. It is a little wider than Rogers and it is a tight squeeze to get them round and between the kitchen and bathroom so it may not be possible in an older van.
However if you can get them in they can easily be held between the bench/beds with some suitable packing.
We will be taking them to France in this way in June.
TonyP


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RE: Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:43 pm
by Randa france | 12.855 Posts

Just tried our two full size bikes in our Troll 530 ( 2000mm wide) and they fit. A bit of a squeeze around the corner of the cooker/sink unit and very careful not to scratch the woodwork.
We found it best with one person standing just inside the door, towards the front of the van to take over from a second person lifting the bikes through the door.
They fit with front wheels on but it was far easier with front wheels off.

Wheels On.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Wheels On

Wheels Off.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Wheels Off

We may rearrange the car however and carry the awning on the floor of the van and carry the bikes in the car.
Randa
(ps. We've answered Mags' campsite request on a new thread )


1999 Eriba Troll 530 pushing a VW Touran 2L TDi Match


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RE: Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:00 pm
by Frantone (deleted)
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Well done you two!
That's just how we did it.

Can you point me to a picture of an Eriba with the front mounted two ball style bike carrier anywhere please?
I'm sure I have seen one but having been through the gallery I cannot find it.
TandF


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RE: Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:12 pm
by Randa france | 12.855 Posts

Quote: Frantone wrote in post #7
Can you point me to a picture of an Eriba with the front mounted two ball style bike carrier anywhere please?
I'm sure I have seen one but having been through the gallery I cannot find it.
TandF


Yes, it's Ricardo and Sonia's (Rentmyeriba) here:- Carrying pushbikes in your Eriba (2)

R and A


1999 Eriba Troll 530 pushing a VW Touran 2L TDi Match


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RE: Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:19 pm
by Frantone (deleted)
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That's it, thank you sir!


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RE: Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:16 pm
by Stamford (deleted)
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The best way that we have found is is a Witter carrier that sandwiches between the towball and towbar. Noseweight isn't a problem as we run a Jeep,


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RE: Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:00 pm
by Frantone (deleted)
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Do you know if the Witter carrier can be attached to a removable towball?
TonyP


Eriba Triton 430GT. Elddis Autoquest 420GT. Eriba Troll 540GT. Hymer S520. Eriba Triton 420GT. VW T5 Bilbos Nexa. Eriba Troll 540GT.
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RE: Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:18 pm
by Old Rocker | 489 Posts

Not another fellow Dylan fan by any chance?


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RE: Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:37 pm
by hob (deleted)
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Quote: Old Rocker wrote in post #12
Not another fellow Dylan fan by any chance?


The rabbit on the magic roundabout


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RE: Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:43 pm
by Randa france | 12.855 Posts

Quote: hob wrote in post #13
The rabbit on the magic roundabout

No, silly. That's Brian's pal


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RE: Bike racks

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:46 am
by Stamford (deleted)
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Quote: Frantone wrote in post #11
Do you know if the Witter carrier can be attached to a removable towball?
TonyP

I don't think they do mate,....Appear to be only for the"flange-mounting",..tow ball,...the one with the two big nuts and bolts.


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