Important information regarding purchasing a Gripsport van rack
When purchasing a Gripsport van rack ensure that you select the items (if required) like the bolt on mount or tow bar adapter in the drop down menu at checkout. This is also where the preference of the wheel assembly types (hoops, taco channels) and post size (if also purchasing the bolt on mount) are to be selected.
Mounting methods for Gripsport van racks
Which is why the GripSport Bolt-On Mount is heavy duty steel, zinc plated and has been engineered specifically for caravans & camper trailers and the extreme conditions they’re subjected to.
Can I mount my rack onto my car?
tow bar adapters - How to use
There’s two different adapters – one for 1 and 2-bike Van-Racks and another for 3 and 4-bike Van Racks. They both work exactly the same way and they both work with tilting and non-tilting Van-Racks.*
Can I mount the rack to my rear of my van?
Even if it LOOKS like your van has a nice, solid chassis and rear bumper-bar across the back and even though it may SEEM perfectly logical to carry your bikes there… be aware that the amount of “bounce” at the rear of a van is surprisingly severe… even if you don’t notice it. This can result in damage to bikes, bike rack, and even the van itself. In fact, some van manufacturers will void their warranty, and you may find insurance claims are denied, if a bike rack is fitted to the rear against the advice of the van or rack manufacturer. So our advice is as follows…1/ The correct, proper and safest place to carry bikes is on the “A” frame.2/ We recommend against fitting bike racks to the rear of caravans & camper trailers.But it IS possible… in SOME cases GripSport Van-Racks (1 & 2-bike ONLY) should only be fitted to the rear of a van...using the GripSport "Bolt-On Mount" to a rear bumper made of 50mm x 75mm rectangular steel box section after determining the rear of your van is strong enough - consult your caravan dealer or manufacturer for advice.
Selecting the correct post type for your caravan or camper
Bike racks for expanda models
Absolutely the quickest, simplest, most adjustable and most secure bike carrier system ever. And now it fits Expanda models.
How much room do I need on my drawbar?
Set & Forget bike positioning.
Gripsport suits all bikes
For all Road and Mountain bikes… Downhill monsters and heavy “E” bikes… and even for things like “recumbents” and Penny Farthings, the GripSport carrier system is the safest, simplest and toughest bike rack ever.In his first Mountain Bike Australia magazine review of our racks, John Hardwick called it “Safe and fast” and went on to say he “couldn’t find a pairing (of bikes) that wouldn’t work (on it)” In another review 10 years later, he said it’s “a lot more than a basic bike rack and it’s so much easier to use, safer for your bikes and a lot faster to setup — let’s just say that I know where I’d be putting my money”.He’s worth listening to… our bike racks really are that good.