If you’ve got kids and you love bike riding, then whether you’re hitting the road for a weekend or a few weeks, you’ll need a quick and easy to use bike rack.
Bike racks need to be designed for ease and durability, so that bikes can be stored securely and safely while on the road, and quickly and easily dismounted for set up.
Aussie made bike racks by Gripsport
There are lots of different types of bike racks on the market, but the Gripsport “Van-Rack” has become the industry standard, since its launch in 2015. It is a fully Australian designed and made product, that is manufactured right here in Melbourne.
Emu Caravan Repairs are now distributors and fitters of the Gripsport Van Rack for caravans and SUVs.
Installing Gripsport bike racks
The Gripsport bike rack can be installed on pretty much any caravan. It has been designed with ‘tall’, ‘short’ or ‘quick release’ posts that enable it to fit in a range of situations. The great thing about the Gripsport design are the custom designed “saddles” that allow for installation on caravan drawbars without any welding. That makes it simple to install.
The “quick release’ mechanism is perfect for caravans that have pull out beds, and where there is limited space between the bed and the drawbar. This mechanism allows the entire bike rack to be removed in 30 seconds to allow for the bed to be pulled out.
The Gripsport comes with a choice of ‘Tall’ or ‘Short’ posts making it easy to install bikes around the spare wheels and gas bottles that are housed on the drawbar. The bike rack is most often fitted on the A-frame (or drawbar), but can also be fitted on the rear of the caravan (see photo below).
The Gripsport GS Series bike rack is designed for installation on the tow ball of SUVs. The bike rack fits standard towballs, has two height settings, and a convenient, adjustable tilt mechanism.
Gripsport bike rack purchase & installation, Ferntree Gully
Do you need a bike rack installed on your caravan or SUV? Emu Caravan Repairs can offer you quick installation at our caravan repair centre in Ferntree Gully. We are also suppliers, so you can pick one up and install it yourself. Also, Gripsort is so confident of their product, they offer a lifetime warranty.
To find out more about installing the Gripsport bike rack on your caravan or SUV, contact our caravan repair centre. And if you’re wondering about what users think of the bike rack, here’s a couple of reviews from locals.
What users think about Gripsport
“We’ve had one of your bike carrier’s for a few weeks now, and really impressed with how fast & easy it is to fit our bikes, and how securely the bikes & carrier are held in place. We regularly carry three odd-size bikes in different combos and it copes well with whatever combination we try. It’s so easy to use. My wife can load up the bikes when I’m not around!”
~ A Sievwright
“I’ve used the Hi Ride Carrier with both my mountain and road bikes and I cannot speak highly enough about the product. For the first time I am 100% confident that the bike is safe from damage when being transported. Sure there are cheaper types of carriers out there, but none comes close to the quality and design of Gripsport.”
~ D Stemmer