Flash 10 Towbar

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  1. Flash10

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    Hi, has anyone had a towbar fitted to a flash 10 and if so can you recommend a supplier?
    If so did anyone actually do the weight calks and find out if the Flash 10 can handle the weight of a scooter?
    Any advice welcome before i trundle off to the local weighbridge to check the actual axle weights.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    to calculate the max permitted load click HERE ....then scroll to LDA program, then click 'weight calculator' and enter the fields accurately as required.

    To work it out you need to know the actual weight of the rack and fittings plus the weight of the scooter to enter in the 'added load' field.....the rack is also added load, not just the scooter.

    Overloading your rear axle is an offence and you will need to unload if stopped by VOSA
     
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    leeboy Read Only Funster

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    Me too

    Hi Flash, could you please keep me informed on this as I want to carry a scooter on my Best of 10 when I collect in February.
    Thanks,
    Lee.
     
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    Isnt it best to know a vans suitability for a scooter rack BEFORE you buy it?!:Wink:
     
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    certainly, as we know ....some arent suitable for a rack or tow bar without major alterations to chassis and some just dont have the available payload.
     
  6. Flash10

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    Chausson Flash 10 has approx 700kg payload so i'm hoping that with the right axle weight limits and loads that it should be ok. Need to confirm it's actual loaded weight and the axle loads on a weigh bridge for actual calculations. No wish to fall foul of the dreaded VOSA!
     
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    LOL jonandshell! Still young enough to ride a bike if it all goes astray:Wink:
     
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    Hi Leeboy, will keep you updated, breaking new ground here as i can't find any real info elsewhere.Is best of 10 on Fiat chassis of Ford Transit?
     
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    Chassis type

    Hi Flash,
    it's on the Transit chassis, how about yours?
    Regards,
    Lee.
     
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    Hi Yes on a Transit Chassis, we got ours new last July and absolutely love it. I think the Transit might need chassis extensions that bolt on. Take a look at http://www.armitagetrailers.com/motorhomes.htm its quiet informative.
     
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    Scooter rack

    Thanks for the link Flash. I was wondering if it's possible just to fit a scooter rack as I don't require a tow bar, I'm looking at buying a Honda Vision 110cc, it weighs in at 102 kg
    Lee.
     
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    I am just waiting for a Honda dealer to deliver a new Vision 110 at this moment, I am putting mine in a little unbraked 750kg trailer I tow, some great prices about on new, pre reg and low miles one's at the moment

    Dave
     
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    Towbar

    Have a look at Watling Towbars, very helpful and then arranged fitting at one of their local agents. Just done my CBT for scooter or motorcycle. Not sure which way to go at the moment. Like the idea of motorcycle but my family aren't happy with Gandad and possibly Gandma on two wheels!
     
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    Just had a go in my new one..... Brilliant loads of power for a 110cc
     
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    towbars for post 2012 vans are somewhat difficult as by law the bars now need type approval. not all vans currently have bars available. hope youve checked this before buying the van?
     
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    My problem is there is no Honda dealer in Sheffield! Unbelievable for a large city.
    Lee.
     
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