Securing a scooter in a Adria Compact sl.

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  1. brianno5

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    Hi All,
    I was hoping one or two knowledgeable persons might have already experienced the fitting & loading of a scooter onto an Adria Compact sl, Would be very grateful of any advice or help on this subject, It would give me a head start when I start looking for the best method of fitting & loading a scooter securely.. Thanking you all in advance for any help.
     
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    Aldi have some strong looking ratchet straps availabe at the moment.
    Loading will depend on what you have. Presumably you'll need some kind of ramp.
     
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    I find ratchet strap a bit fiddly so use these,

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    Cam buckle straps, when I bought the scooter the bike shop gave me a load as all the new bikes come crated up and tied down with these, I just put a bit of weight on the suspension and then pull the strap up tight(y)

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    Thanks for your help, Yes it has 4 tie-down points,Doyou place the scooter on it's centre stand? is the wheel chock bolted to the floor? .Thanks.
     
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    Do not put the scooter on its stand. We bolted the front wheel chock through the floor with stainless steel bolts and used ali flat bar to spread the load.

    Then used 4 straps tied to handlebars and rear carrier.
     
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    Hi @brianno5 I just use a rock Roll front wheel chock, push the scooter in and the first bit you hit goes "over centre" pushing the front wheel into the holder bit of the stand after that it stands up on its own while you get the straps on, once the front is pulled down it cant go anywhere, no I don't use the centre stand that would not be possible with the front wheel chock and it would put too much point load on the floor, and no I have not bolted the front wheel chock down to the floor partly because I don't like too many holes in the van floor and partly because I might move it a bit depending what else is going in the garage.

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    After that I think a good strap angle is important.

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    Martin
     
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    My strapping arrangements are similar to Martin's, in that they are triangulated, but each strap on each side goes to the same anchor point in the middle and to one side of the scooter. So the rear straps stop any rearward movements and the front straps stop any forward movements.
     
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    Great stuff, Thanks.(y)
     
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    Great advice, Thanks.
     
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    47E55932-DD58-495B-836C-6275628D0540.jpeg 8EEBD125-C945-417F-A85D-355D32688AF6.jpeg 8932EF38-98C0-41A2-966E-804D16799A0E.jpeg 1DD2DFB2-B73A-4A1D-B930-2E4FE8CCC352.jpeg 00C3C6BC-906D-47B9-B802-23F0BDCC73C5.jpeg I made a plywood baseboard the exact width of the garage 500mm wide (being the exact width it cannot move) and fitted 2 tie downs (B&Q) and a wheel chock, there is an aluminium channel and sliding eyebolts along lower front wall of garage to help secure the scooter. I also use camlock straps to secure the rear wheel of the scoot onto the wheel chock. When not carrying the scoot I remove the mounting board. It is not screwed or bolted down into garage floor and has never moved in several thousand miles around Spain twice this year.
     
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    Stewart J, a Nice arrangement that, Looks solid! I will go on those lines & make a plinth for the scoot to sit on with the tie downs & wheel chock. Thanks for your help & photos appreciated!!
     
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    0E26FF0B-C97F-4F08-9FAE-CC23909D8C6C.jpeg Hi Brian, the baseboard is made from two sheets of plywood, upper 8mm lower 3mm. Clearance holes cut on lower to accommodate bolt heads, I used 8m Roofing bolts as heads are shallower and slightly larger diameter than standard bolts, I also fitted the largest diameter washers I could find to further spread the load. Photo shows underside.
     
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    Thanks for your help.
     
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