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is there a rear bike rack that fits a t5 with barn doors & a spoiler? - I also want racks that allow you to open the back doors whilst a bike is on the rack.
 

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We went for a towbat mounted rack .
Even if we tilt the rack you still cant get in the back doors , we just go in the slider to fetch whatever we needed.
 

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If you went for a towbar mount then an Atea strada dl3 will still allow you to open the back doors.
 

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many thanks for replies to my post, it looks like I have to get a towbar fitted - it seems to be the only option
 

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I did see a T5 with a roof bike rack, which seems a good idea as long as you're not restricted by height barriers.
 

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That seems like a good idea, until you actually try getting a 20 kilo bike off and then back onto the roof, without scratching the paintwork, every time you want to use it. The weight may not be such a problem - it's the fact that a bike is an annoyingly awkward shape to lift 2m into the air while keeping it completely under control...
 

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True it's not a flawless idea, but an idea nether the less.
 

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We went with a THULE Express to clip on our tow bar. You have to take the bikes off but it only takes a few moments, its no great hardship
Picture isn't the best but you get the idea (and it's the only photo I can find at the moment)
 
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