motorhome bike rack buying guide

Buying Guide- Motorhome Bike Rack Carriers

Amazing forest paths, stunning lakeside journeys, off road tracking, or challenging mountain climbs. There are a variety of reasons for taking your bikes with you on your camping trip. But, be it with family, friend or for individual pleasure you'll need to be stocked with the right gear. For campervan and motorhomer's there is a simple solution: Rear motorhome bike rack carriers. Rear bike rack carriers come in different shapes and sizes and are generally built specifically for certain vehicle types i.e. VW T5, Fiat Ducato. When sourcing the best options on the market, you'll want to know what's the best choice. Read our gear guide below and find some practical and budget friendly information to equip you for the road highlighting bike rack characteristics, our top picks and more.

About Rear Mounted Motorhome Bike Rack Carriers

motorhome bike racks

Rear mounted bike rack carriers are among the most handy options for bringing your bike on your holiday with you. That's because they offer an easy to store, simple and cost effective way to bring your bikes on the road. Alternative options include roof racks or trailers, which can be a more costly and a less practical solution. Before you do anything, it's important to know that not all racks will fit all models. So, be sure to check the rack is appropriate for your vehicle. It should normally state this on the product listing or in the manufacturer guide, but if you're not sure, you can always ask us!

Things to consider

Consider the amount of bikes you need. For example, is there a mix of adults and kids bikes? Perhaps the kid’s bikes will fit inside your camper? How often you plan on using your campervan bike rack should also factor into your decision. We have identified traits to look out for:

1) Stability Most bike racks will fit one or two bicycles without a problem. If you are adding more to this, make sure it can guarantee stability.

2) Weight Adding weight to your camper can affect your fuel efficiency so lightweight bike racks are worth looking into.

3) Price Rear mounted campervan bike racks are generally the least expensive of any bike rack. Prices can vary, so it is important to set a budget before you look for your bike rack.

4) Security Make sure to check you can lock bikes in place and that the bike rack will be secure on your vehicle. Do you plan on leaving it unattended for long periods of time or are you just using the rack for transporting?

5) Safety Motorhome bike racks are built for specific campers, so ensure to check before buying if it fits your camper. Bike rack carriers should not block your mirrors, number plates, or lights.

Our Picks- Motorhome Bike Rack Buying Guide!

Bike racks from Thule & Fiamma dominate the market and have options suited to most campers.

Fiamma campervan bike rack carriers

Fiamma campervan bike rack

Fiamma are known for their elegant designs built from over 60 years experience in the industry. For that reason, they have been able to add their own innovative ideas for ease of use and style.

VW T6 Pro Tailgate Carry Bike Rack (Also available in Silver or Black and for VW T5)

Technical and aesthetic model for a VW T6, it has extensions to enable it to carry up to 4 bicycles. It's easy to install and is made with specific brackets to fit the VW T6. The stylish design is equipped with a double lower reinforcing bar to ensure maximum stability. Suitable for VW T6 campervans (Also available for VW T5 campervans)

Target price: From £490 (For 2 bike carrier)
Weight: 16KG (Approx)


Carry-Bike 200 DJ Ducato 2006+ Bike Rack (Available in silver or black)

One of the strongest campervan bike racks on the market. It is designed for campervans and panel vans with double rear doors. It is simple to install and allows for both doors to be opened without removing the bike rack.
Suitable for Fiat Ducato (H2 & H3) after 06/2006+, Peugeot Boxer 2000+, Citroen Relay 2000+, Mercedes Sprinter 2006+, Ford Transit 2000 +

Target price: From £360 (silver) - £460 (Black)
Weight: 35KG


More Fiamma Bike Racks Available

Bike racks are made specifically for certain vehicles. Due to the small variations in size and shape we wouldn't recommend using these for a different vehicle. But don't worry, we are constantly building our range of bike racks. Check out the list below:

Thule Motorhome Bike Racks

Thule motorhome bike rack

Thule lead the way on new and innovative motorhome accessory designs. Since taking over the Omnistor brand, they are no strangers to the motorhome bike rack market. Thule rigorously test their range products in their own testing centre. As a result they can mark all items with their seal of approval for stability, reliability and security.

Thule Elite G2 Version Sliver Bike Rack Carrier for Ducato/Jumper/Boxer 2007+ (Available in Short or Standard for up to 4 bikes)

Robust & lightweight the Elite G2 motorhome bike rack uses new design features to promise maximum flexibility. Plus, fit up to 4 bicycles on the bike rack carrier for all the family.
Suitable for Fiat Ducato/Citroen Jumper/Peugeot Boxer vehicles from Year 2007+.
Target Price: £315 (For 2 bikes)
Weight: 8.2kg


Thule Elite Van XT Bike Rack Carrier for VW Crafter (In Black Only)

No drilling is required on the Thule Elite Van XT. Simply clamp and glue this bike rack onto your vehicle for minimal fuss. In addition, the intelligent connections mean you can easily remove this when not in use. One of the more quick & easy installations with a frame that is easily adjustable and built so doors can open with a loaded bike carrier.

Suitable for Fiat Ducato/Citroen Jumper/Peugeot Boxer & VW Crafter vehicles. Target Price: £400 (£460 for VW Crafter)
Weight: 9.5kg


Motorhome Bike Rack- Thule Excellent

The Thule Excellent Version Bike Rack is one of the most elegant bike rack with large load capacity. The Thule Excellent bike rack made of aluminum was developed with great care and equipped to be user-friendly.


Also Available- Thule Elite G2 Version Silver Bike Rack for Motorhome or Caravan (Available in Short or Standard)


Can't find what you are looking for? 

We have a large range of motorhome bike racks available, so just check the listing and it should tell you if it will fit your vehicle. View our bike rack range.

Why Us?

At Camperco, we put time into sourcing the best camper accessories around. Our relationship with suppliers means our prices are among the most competitive around and we can stock most accessories. 

As a result, we can dispatch straight from our UK warehouse. So you don't need to wait until the season's nearly over before you receive it!

Customers can also benefit from free delivery (within the mainland UK) & enjoy next day delivery options. At The Camperco Shop and as campervan experts we have brands in campervan hire - Bunk Campers and VW Conversions & Motorhome Sales - Camperco Showroom and we are happy to assist with any queries you may have at