Originally Posted by jughrad
Is that a Bike Rack? I have been considering one of those A-Frame bike mounts. I currently use the flip down cargo rack but I bottom out on my spare tire. If it is a bike rack, do you like it and about how much does it cost.
Yes it is. It's made here in Canada by a company called Arvika. We loved it on our last trailer where the battery was in front of the propane tank.
We installed it on this one too, but with the tanks at the front it's more of a PITA.
The battery can't be removed with the support arms in the way and we have to remove the upper portion of the rack to open the front window cover.
Luckily, we bought a hitch adapter...
Next season we're planning to install a front receiver on our F150, and the bikes will travel there. It will also make for less interference if we're bringing bikes and kayaks on the same trip.
The rack as you see it was about CAD 700. Arvika's website
is not easy to navigate (Racks for Cars'
site looks much better). The installation instructions are marginal. But the assembly is intuitive and the components are excellent.
In the interests of returning this thread to its original topic, I'll stop the hijack here. I encourage you to PM me or check out the installation at Mods - Arvika Bike Rack