Al-ko

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  1. Chris60

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    Hi everyone I've got the capacity to carry a scooter on a rear rack but I'm wondering if the Al-ko chassis is up to the job, there's more than 2 meters behind my rear axle, any thoughts ?
     
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    :HelloThere: & :pink:

    Al-Ko chassis are generally very strong ... your big problem may be that you will overload your rear axle capacity.

    In my opinion the only real way to be safe is to load the scooter on the carrier and put the m/h on a weighbridge then check the results against the vehicle registered weights.
     
  3. Chris60

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    Thanks for that, I've visited the weighbridge loaded up and done my calculations just haven't got the scooter yet, its just the length of chassis behind the rear axle that concerns me but its probably stronger than it looks.
     
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    We have an Exsis with a towbar fitted and tow a car trailer I realise it's a bit different but the Alko had to have extensions for the tow bar,it's really strong and is not fixed to the body only the chassis, so I would suggest it's up to the job just need to ensure as previously said axle weight, ours is 2400kg on rear towing a 2000kg loaded trailer with no problems.
     
  5. ****

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    Get under the van mate. Im sure there will be a sub frame going almost all the way to its arse. Just remember the extra length when turning and reversing
     
  6. MikeD

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    Our tow bar starts at the back wheels and is humungusly long, it must weigh perhaps a hundred kilos it's that big.
     
  8. rrusty

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    Mine is attached to the chassis and I have had it for 4 years with a 125 on it, no problem
     

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