How To Tow A Scooter, And What To Buy?

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  1. Julie And Rod

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    As relative newbies (we bought our 1st MH 10 months ago) I have always managed to get sensible answers, from you all, based on years of experience, rather than theory. So I would once again like to pick your brains. We have a small (5.5m) Eldiss Firestorm 400, on a Peugeot Boxer base. We have found that once parked up we don't like to move, and would like to take a scooter with us, for short journeys to local attractions.
    1. What would be the best way to transport one?
    We have seen 'Dollies, trailers etc, however we have a small box on the back of the van, and a trailer would have to clear this
    2. Has anyone used a doggy box on a scooter? Our small dog goes everywhere with us and we have seen a dog box which fits on the back of a scooter
    3. Can anyone recommend a cheap is scooter suitable for taking 2 of us plus said doggy?
     
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    Hi, can't help with the trailer but am interested in the doggy box, could you let me know what box you have seen please. Interested in any news on solving this one as we too have a small friend that could do with a lift.

    Cheers
     
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    Dolly's are technically a no-no because the wheel on the road has a brake and that brake must work when the van brakes are used.......and there is no simple method of doing that.

    A regular bike trailer is the easiest and safest option....but you have to find space for it on your pitch when not in use.
     
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  4. Vic

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    Motolug do a nice trailer that can be easily dismantled and stored under the van when not in use.
    Re your dog, what breed/size/weight is it? I may have an answer.
    Vic
     
  5. Julie And Rod

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    Our dog is a CavaPoo-a cross between a Cavalier and toy Poodle. I think he is around 6kg and around 2ft tall
     
  6. Vic

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    Easy. Try baglux or baster.com. They do a special tank bag for pets that clips on to a tank cover. It would mean a motorcycle rather than a scooter. If you must have a scooter, then a large top box with a hole cut in the top should surfice. If the dog wears a harness then they could be clipped in to prevent them jumping out. I used to carry my Tibetain terrier (15kg) on the back of me in a converted machine mart storage box.
     
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    I had a Erde PM310 trailer, towed very well and easy to load.
     
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    My son done me a trailer 3 biker ang put another jockey wheel at the back, if got stuck somewhere can spiln it around on my own and away we go, be interesting to know about dog, i have scooter with small jack russell 6 kg regards
     
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    we did a tour last year of France with our little dog,i used a pet carrier from any pet shop and zip tied it to the rack on my top box.Although a lot of the 2014-06-14 11.15.57.jpg 2014-06-09 10.01.50.jpg time she ended up driving while i had a rest.
     
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