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iglimpse Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
I love my Renault Scenic Grand (7 seats, great space). But just discovered that it is not possible to get any type of cycle carrier to fit it (apparently, it does not have a chasis, whatever one of them is).


So, my only option is to get a tow bar fitted. I have been told I only need a single electrics one (thanks Halfords) I have been on google and it seems you can fit them yourself (!!!)and some are removable and seem lots of varieties available. Some prices have the electics included, others not. (Will NEVER be used to tow a caravan)


Anyone had one fitted, what do I need to look out for? I think it is worth spending the cash, to save damage to the bikes....and my back when dragging them in and out of the back of the car!
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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1 Like #1
lol at doesnt have a chassis!! who told you that?
banned 1 Like #2
LOL - was it a halfords 'expert' who told you it didnt have a chassis

search ebay for "renault scenic bike" to see a carrier selection
1 Like #3
You can fit a tow bar without any electrics, obviously you cant tow anything but can fit electrics after if you need to.

Try:
http://www.towequipe.co.uk/itemlist.html?searchquery=Renault+Scenic+Grand&submit=Submit+Query

give them a call for advice and price.
#4
pistol6000;8515552
lol at doesnt have a chassis!! who told you that?


OK, maybe that is not the right word......whatever it is that a normal bike carrier is supposed to hook up to, Renault Scenics don't have one.


and forget the bit about me fitting it myself..Ha:whistling:
banned#5
iglimpse;8515800
OK, maybe that is not the right word......whatever it is that a normal bike carrier is supposed to hook up to, Renault Scenics don't have one.


and forget the bit about me fitting it myself..Ha:whistling:

did you ignore my post :w00t:

3 for sale on ebay!
#6
csiman
did you ignore my post :w00t:

3 for sale on ebay!

afer reading a few renault forums rear carriers are not safe to use on scenics as the rear panels arent very strong.
1 Like #7
When we had one fitted on our Focus we had a bloke come round and fit it at our house. Only took him an hour or so as most modern cars already have mounting points on the chassis (apparently).
Cost less than £100 although that was a few years ago now.

Towbar mounted bike racks are great too. Very easy to use.
banned#8
pistol6000;8515993
afer reading a few renault forums rear carriers are not safe to use on scenics as the rear panels arent very strong.

fair enough although may be cheaper to strengthen them rather than pay hundreds for a tow bar and all the electrics.
1 Like #9
I have a Scenic and have a towbar fitted, the towbar is easy to fit but be aware of water leaks if it is not fitted correctly. I also have the electrics fitted as if you are using it for carrying bikes as I do, you will have to have a number plate board and lights as the vehicles lights and number plates will not be in view.
#10
csiman;8515902
did you ignore my post :w00t: 3 for sale on ebay!


My apologies. Did not ignore. And can see that they are indeed on EBay which is very tempting. I really do appreciate your help and advice.

However, cannot help but wondering why some people say it is not possible on a scenic grand and I would need to look into this further
#11
Evil_monkey;8516017
When we had one fitted on our Focus we had a bloke come round and fit it at our house. Only took him an hour or so as most modern cars already have mounting points on the chassis (apparently). Cost less than £100 although that was a few years ago now. Towbar mounted bike racks are great too. Very easy to use.


Cost so far is just under £100 for tow bar to be fitted + approx £100 for tow bar bike carrier. £200. I know that seems a lot but OK for 3 bikes for a long time to come.

If there are alternatives...I am keen to explore
#12
It is the lady without the chasis here................again !! :oops:

Thanks for all the info guys, much appreciated. Halfords talking tosh (:x). Tow bar all fitted working etc at least £300 then cost of carrier on top £100+........all getting a bit silly and no longer an option methinks.

Now the carrier on EBay says OK for my car (that type of carrier does not need whatever the other one does...:whistling:have I got that right?)

But am I right in thinking people here have said the back door panel is not strong enough. If it causes damage in a few months, Ebay chap won't be interested and I will be worse off.

Feel as though I might be taking a gamble if I go for the ebay carrier, or am I overreacting?
#13
Some cars used various plastics for the tailgate, it is quite easy to tell, go and poke and pull at it.

What is wrong with a roof mounted carrier?
#15
pghstochaj;8526338
Some cars used various plastics for the tailgate, it is quite easy to tell, go and poke and pull at it. What is wrong with a roof mounted carrier?


Because at the moment, collapsing the back seat then getting the bikes in the boot area is not good but works for now. Roof rack, I am 5ft 2inches. Bikes are heavy enough without attempting to swing them above my head. I can barely reach the top of the car. Thanks but not practical in my case
#16
pghstochaj;8526400



Now that really looks worth looking at, they seem to have several styles for my car. Many thanks
banned#17
pghstochaj;8526338
Some cars used various plastics for the tailgate, it is quite easy to tell, go and poke and pull at it.

What is wrong with a roof mounted carrier
?


LMAO - you ever tried getting two mountain bikes on top of a people carrier :-D:w00t:
#18
csiman
LMAO - you ever tried getting two mountain bikes on top of a people carrier :-D:w00t:


Yes, a Scenic in fact, several times, why?

I am not a 5'2" woman however.
#19
:p Premium bond win, so went for tow bar in the end. I don't think I would have ever felt truly safe along the motorway with the other carrier types...end up with bent door.

Gone for Swan neck with platform carrier (see, I am an expert now).

Local company......and I got carried away and decided to let them wire and fir Parrot system for phone. Got a good deal because went for both....and drove him nuts.

Haven't told him about the missing chasis yet though :w00t:
#20
I spotted a local sign by me offering tow brackets for 120, dunno if that is a fixed price or variable depending on vehicle though.

At least now with a tow bracket you have the option of using a trailer, or who knows, even hiring a caravan.
#21
peodude;8607563
I spotted a local sign by me offering tow brackets for 120, dunno if that is a fixed price or variable depending on vehicle though. At least now with a tow bracket you have the option of using a trailer, or who knows, even hiring a caravan.


Definitely NO caravan, just more freedom with the bikes...and a secure tailgate and good gossips on long journeys :whistling:

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