Scooter and bike racks?

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  1. Pezza

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    Hi, I'm looking for a rack for the back of the MH that can carry a 250cc scooter and also 2 push bikes - does anyone know of one?
    Thanks
     
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    firstly have you got the payload capacity for these right out at the back as the further behind the axle the more weight it actually puts on.
    personally id go for a small trailer.
     
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    I agree with Aba......a 250cc scooter may weigh 150kg/175kg (my 400cc Suzuki Bergman was 200kg) hanging that, plus the weight of a rack, 6ft behind the rear axle may make it 250kg or more pressing down on the axle.
    that's a big chunk of payload, even if you have that much at the back.
     
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    how did you manage for beer then.
    never mind the wine .brandy gin ,vodka etc . and 500ltr of diesel.
     
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    Alan
    thought you would know better
    Wine, spirits, beer, and Tabbaco, are exempt from weight calculations
     
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    sorry geo . didnt want to let our secret out . along with a couple of morrocan young ladies . now i,ve said it .
    forgot the two ton of fossils, carpets and blankets .
     
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    I have the Easy Lifter ( Non Hydraulic ) and carry a Honda SH 300 with ease.

    It bolts directly to the towing bracket so is easy toi fit if you have a tow bar.

    As previously mentioned there is quite a bit of maths to be done regarding overhang and payload and rear axle weights etc.

    I opted for the no hydraulic simply because the rack itself weighs less ( This has to added into the weights ) and it gets the bike closer to the back of the vehicle ie less overhang.

    Another consideration would be the firmness of the rear suspension.

    If you vehicle always wallows on corners then adding a scooter on the back will make this worse.

    Good Luck

    Neil
     
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    Safe loading and payloads
    HERE
    Half way down, Rear loading and overhang calculator:thumb:
     
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    That explains it very well indeed. Thank you Geo


    Griff
     
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    Hi I saw some where a trailer with the scooter etc, mounted sideways, that used a double tow bar system, so reversing was a doddle and the wheight was carried on the trailer not the MH. Pete :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    was it this one peter. www.ezetow.co.uk
     
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    Hi Andy
    Yes that looks like the one, reversing something that small is usually not on. Pete :thumb:
     
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    Brilliant idea, but why no price, that always makes be suspicious.

    I did see it, or one very similar, at one show and if I remember correctly it was monstrously expensive.

    A search on here gives several hits.
     
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    not a problem with these as the trailer become a rigid part of the van and only the wheels swivel through 360deg.
    so you cant 'jack-knife' it :thumb:

    only snag is...it will cost more than the bike you put on it :Doh:

     
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    as I recall its the wrong side of £1600
     
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    not too dificult to make though . you get one wheel or two wheeled versions . getting popular with the french . have seen a few over the last few winters.
     
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    Saw this on an American (where else) website. The builder stated that he uses the rack for 1000 miles then rebuilds it.:Eeek:

    Would I use it?.........NO!
     

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    theres a sombrero on the car roof so it could be mexican....anything goes in mexico :Wink::Laughing:
     
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