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Cycle Carrier for Grand Scenic (60 Plate)

I'd appreciate any advice on cycle carriers for a Grand Scenic (60 Plate).

I actually currently own a Halfords Advanced Rear High Mount 3-Cycle Carrier, which I've used on the tailgate of a now deceased Citroen Picasso. However the advice on the Halfords site and store for the same carrier on a Grand Scenic is slightly confusing. If I understand right, then either there's no chassis point (?) or possibly the Scenic tailgate is not strong enough to support this type of carrier.

So - is this correct? And if so, can anyone tell me my options. I don't really want to buy / fit a towbar as this would be the only purpose - we are NOT caravanners. Roof bars - maybe, but I expect it would be awkward to lift three bikes that high. Is there a tailgate carrier which fits the Grand Scenic? I presume that Renault would suggest something (I will ask them), but perhaps be a bit more expensive than other ideas.

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Re: Cycle Carrier for Grand Scenic (60 Plate)

I think the problem is the tailgate - especially if you have one with an opening tailgate window ( not sure if that's an option or not on scenics?).

I am afraid your only options are roof mounted racks - if its any consolation we had roof mounted racks on our c4 picasso and I used to carry one of those small plastic steps around with me, it wasnt that bad - our bikes are fairly light and I am only 5' 8" tall. Also we have Thule bike racks which allow the bike to sit in the channel without falling over before you clamp them in.

or as you say the alternative is a tow bar with a tow bar mounted rack - that would be my preferred option with a detachable tow bar - howeevr this is expensive and like you say if you dont tow makes it even more expensive.

We have stuck with roof mounted carriers with the Laguna, slightly easier to load as the car is lower.

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Re: Cycle Carrier for Grand Scenic (60 Plate)

When I run the high level carrier in any of my cars, I have the two top straps attached to to a roof bar rather than the tailgate. To my mind this a much more secure location.....

I also took the carrier apart and put it back together in a confiuration that seems to suit the Scenics a little better.

Have a read through this thread It's for a Scenic II but some of it will apply, and you will see how I modified the carrier.

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Re: Cycle Carrier for Grand Scenic (60 Plate)

Originally Posted by ian.whitmore View Post
there's no chassis point (?) or possibly the Scenic tailgate is not strong enough to support this type of carrier.
The main issue seems to be the chassis point. As you'll see from the pics in the other thread I've managed to locate the perfect point for the lower hooks. However, my Scenic has the optional spare wheel fitted under the car. Not all have this as some only have a can of sealant & a pump !
It seems the point I'm using is part of the assembly bolted to the underside of the car that holds the spare in place.
I'd assume if you have a spare then you should have a similar assembly you could utilise.
I've had 3 bikes on my carrier with no issues regarding the weight the door is supporting.


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