A frame bike carrier

Submitted: Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 11:32
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Hi All,
Looking at a Fiamma bike carrier fitted to the front of a stock standard 2010 Jayco Swan.
I have found many posts on this topic but what I need to know is can I fit it with the gas bottle in place and will it interfere when turning? I dont want to buy it to then find out that mods are needed to move or even remove the gas bottle.

Any advice would be great.
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Reply By: Stretchlizard2 - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 06:58

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 06:58
I have a Fiamma bike carrier that I used on a Jayco Freedom. I was only able to do this because I specified the gas bottle be fitted in the boot. The forward bike could be damaged by the spare on tight RH turns, due to the offset wheel on the back of the Pajero.
The replacement caravan that is being built will have both the gas bottles and the bike rack on the A frame, however the A frame has been lengthened by 50cm to accommodate both. As the gas bottles will be forward of the rack, there will be no interference with the bikes on turns.
After looking at online photos of Jayco Swans, I am confident that it would not fit without removal of your gas bottle and even then there may be conflict between the carrier rails and the support arms for your forward deck.
The width of the carrier is 33cm and to this must be added an allowance for the pedal at back. It also means that you would not be able to access your boot without removing the rear bike or open out the forward deck without removing both bikes.
Good luck as on the front is the best location and my bikes have done over 40000km on the front of the last van and will be continuing on the next van.
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