Box platform / Scooter rack

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  1. chrisboyo

    chrisboyo Funster

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    I am thinking of fitting a load platform / scooter rack to the rear of my Autosleeper Sussex Boxer van conversion
    Would it be possable /legal for me to get a simple frame made up that would bolt to the towbar mounting holes.
    I do not want to tow a trailer off it
    Also I am sure there are some wise funsters out there that will be able to tell me the sums for working out the maximum load I could carry on the rear of my Sussex

    Thanks guys
     
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    You have a very good chance with the wheelbase on yours.

    Data needed.

    All up max.
    Front max.
    Rear max.
    Wheelbase.
    Distance to centre of new load from rear axle, the overhang.
    Actual front and rear loading from a weighbridge when normally loaded.
     
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    I have one complete with lights and alloy checkerplate box, for sale cheap. Its the German one that slides into a track under the motorhome. It can be used as a scooter rack or with the alloy box for storage.
     
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    a couple of issues you need to keep in mind

    projection from the rear of the van. take a long straight piece of wood etc and put it against the bottom of the back wheel and the back bumper. the rack and any load must fit within the space between the wood and the back bumper.

    weight on the back axle and the maximum allowable mass or MIRO. you must not exceed either. load on the back axle will be more than the combined weight of the rack and scooter because of the fulcrum effect. there is a calculator about somewhere. you need to know all the variables and weights first though
     
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    Hi Chris I would say the biggest problem will be opening the rear doors, having no overhang on panel vans is a big plus. :thumb:
    Go to a weigh bridge and get them to weigh each axle. :Smile: Bob.
     
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    Bike Rack?

    Hi Snowbird how much are you wanting for this?
     
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    I'm confused - wouldn't this mean that any rack would have to be in the van? :Confused:

    Rob
     
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    Hi Chrisboyo has first refusal, but if he does not want it then you can have it for £100 complete. The alloy box cost me a bloody fortune and would quite possibly weigh in at that money. Am still in Spain until 13 May, so if interested PM me after that. Its the German one that slides into two tracks under the van, has a stabiliser bar and proper lights fitted to it. It may need a coat of paint as its been sitting in the yard for some time.
     
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