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bsinmich

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Posted: 12/28/20 04:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have had a Travel Scoot for 5 years now. 35# to lift into my Equinox. It folds if necessary. It goes on airplanes and I ride to the plane door. It gets picked up and always there when I get off the plane. The light weight enables it to go where others can't go. My big heavy one is in the garage, unused for the last 5 years.


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We transported a mobility scooter for a few years in the back of a Honda Element with the seats up on the wall (Element owners will know what I mean) I could open the gate and then stand the scooter on the rear end and lift it up from the rear. Less than a minute to open gate, load scooter, put the scooter in gear and close the gate. Now we have a lift on the side of the MH that lifts my wife and scooter at the same time. She drives on and off the lift and into/out of the MH.
Wish I could buy a brand new Element today. Great towed

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Posted: 12/28/20 10:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It sounds like with your rig you need to consider a scooter that breaks down. We have one and they are not that expensive and will fit in some pretty small spaces.


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Posted: 12/29/20 09:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any suggestions for a power lift with swing arm for a SUV? I've been looking at Harmar and Bruno.

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Do you use a "Drop hitch" adapter? one of the various types is an "Over and under" type. 2" bar goes into the receiver. another 2" bar is welded to it up and down and two receivers welded to that one above the other.

IF someone in your party can lift the scooter. Put a cargo tray on the UPPER receiver (Harbor freight) I did have to "widen" the tray a bit to hold my wife's scooter. I was able to lift it onto/off the tray.. most can not however. (If you pull the batteries it gets lots lighter. I did not)

once was chatting with a salesman and some people were looking at same model.
I picked it up and set it on the table. Salesman ask me to return it to the floor as he could not [emoticon] Ok so I grew up throwing 80 pound bales of hay over my head and think not much of carrying a 180 pound load up a ladder . I was younger than however.

There are cargo carriers with fold down ramps and that's the type I'd use. You don't get those at horrible freight however. Don't knwo who sells 'em.

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If you do not want to change mobility scooters and the toad is too small to support a mounted carrier, besides the front carrier, you may want to consider a wheelie bar carrier. These are carriers that mount to the toads hitch like a standard mounted carrier but they are equipped with a stabilizing supporting wheel(s) under it. A prime example of this is the Bruno Chariot.

Look it over here Bruno Chariot and see if it may work.

* This post was edited 12/29/20 06:52pm by ItsyRV *


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CA Traveler wrote:

Any suggestions for a power lift with swing arm for a SUV? I've been looking at Harmar and Bruno.


We had a Bruno swing arm lift installed on our toad for my sister-in-law's scooter. It worked well and never gave us any problems.


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The Bruno Chariot is a interesting $$$ solution. Besides the cost my only comment is the scooter is outside (which applies to other types of carriers) and as such is subject to rain and road dirt. Our toad certainly gets it's share of dirt from the road and it and the RV are a big mess after driving in the rain.

Although our scooter is suppose to be rain "proof" and I've washed it with a hose I don't know how tolerant it would be behind a toad for longer summer travel, even with a cover.

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wa8yxm’s post to use a dual hitch is a solution for some. The linked hitch however has red flags for me. The cost doesn’t suggest quality, the picture on the car is not the same as the product for sale, the upper hitch is for light weight like bicycles or small carrier, carrier clearance including turning and the combined scooter and carrier weight.

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Posted: 12/31/20 10:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The toad is a pT Cruiser I would very much like to put my power carrier on it but I do not know where or how to determine if the PT is capable of the weight. I am willing to reinforce the rear suspension if that works.


ItsyRV wrote:

If you do not want to change mobility scooters and the toad is too small to support a mounted carrier, besides the front carrier, you may want to consider a wheelie bar carrier. These are carriers that mount to the toads hitch like a standard mounted carrier but they are equipped with a stabilizing supporting wheel(s) under it. A prime example of this is the Bruno Chariot.

Look it over here Bruno Chariot and see if it may work.






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