scooter rack

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  1. eilbeckg

    eilbeckg Read Only Funster

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    can i fit a scooter rack to my ace adventurer 685fb motorhome to carry a honda visage 50cc weighing 100 kg
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Here we go again... :BigGrin:

    :Rofl1:

    Read this first, you need to check on rear axle weights et..

    http://www.practicalmotorhome.com/advice/safe-loading-and-payloads

    A 100kg scooter will adda about 150kg in weight to your rear axle, then you have the weight of the scooter rack and the towbar.. Do your sums carefully... Overloaded = Illegal and maybe uninsured if you have an accident...

    Pa.. welcome to the forum, this is asked A LOT..
     
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    Maybe, maybe not.

    How much spare capacity have you on the back axle ?
    How much does your scooter and rack weigh ?
    What is your overhang ?
    What is you wheelbase ?
     
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    Been there and done that, even have the fine receipt I received for overloading nearly 8 years ago. Wouldn't risk ANYTHING hanging on the rear as your payload will not be able to cope.
    The pendilum effect created by your 100kg scooter plus the rack will make the front axle light and the rear overloaded.
    To be safe invest in a trailer either a crossover or standard.
     
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    SVtech have now included an on-line calculator for this very purpose and gives instant results.

    click the link and scroll down to LDA program.

    DO NOT click on the LDA button link but do click anywhere in the text box below it.

    follow instructions to get an accurate revised weight for front and rear axles


    SVtech
     
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