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Gazthediver

Gazthediver

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Looking for a bike rack probably a one that fits on to a tow bar , anyone one have any recommendations ? Would like one that can be lowered to get tail gate open
 
jimbo73

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ive not got one yet, the reason I got the tow bar fitted on my MP was I planned on getting a Thule one, however I can't stop but look at the tail gate mounted one, I think the look is much better. I did however see a thread on here about a window breaking. Ive very un-decided. Id be keen on hearing peoples thoughts too. And what's the tail gait opening weight if you put a rack on ?
 

Lamb875

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I recently got a Thule:


Works a treat on the MP, and allows a couple of inches clearance to the tailgate once it’s tipped over. Will take 4 road bikes or mountain bikes, with the optional 4 bike attachment. Only issue is that it is quite heavy and very unwieldy. Is much easier to attach to the vehicle with two people...
 
jimbo73

jimbo73

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I recently got a Thule:


Works a treat on the MP, and allows a couple of inches clearance to the tailgate once it’s tipped over. Will take 4 road bikes or mountain bikes, with the optional 4 bike attachment. Only issue is that it is quite heavy and very unwieldy. Is much easier to attach to the vehicle with two people...
Excellent.. making me more and more leaning this way
 
Gazthediver

Gazthediver

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I recently got a Thule:


Works a treat on the MP, and allows a couple of inches clearance to the tailgate once it’s tipped over. Will take 4 road bikes or mountain bikes, with the optional 4 bike attachment. Only issue is that it is quite heavy and very unwieldy. Is much easier to attach to the vehicle with two people...
Thanks this is one that is on my list
 

Ranger67

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Do you have any problems opening the tailgate ?
No issues opening the tail gate but as it is a van if you have something like a 29inch Mountain bike with wide handle bars you may need to twist the handle bars around so as not to have the handle bars banging against the back door.
 

lenju

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good morning!!
has anyone had the chance to try the Thule Easyfold XT3??? I have recentrly bought a MB Class V 220. any information will be highly appreciated specially abouth the tailgate clearance.

thank you
 

GeorgeG

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I bought a towbar rack direct from Mercedes in Germany. Amazingly, the carriage was only €7, it took 3 days to arrive and returns were free. It is manufactured by Atera and is pretty much the same as an Atera Evo3, except one of the ‘arms’ is different. Also, it came with a high quality canvas bag for free which is sold as an accessory in the UK for about another £50. At the time of purchase - August 2018 from memory - it was on offer at Mercedes Germany for £100 less than the Atera at the Roofbox Company.
I’ve bought a lot of stuff direct from Mercedes Germany, including flyscreens, Brandrup accessories, etc. There service is quick, efficient and good value. Of course a lot depends on the FEX rate as you have to pay by international bank transfer in Euro.
 
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