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Old 03-14-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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Front Mounted Mobility Scooter Carrier

Has anyone ever seen a mobility scooter carrier/lift mounted on the front of a class A?, I see city busses driving around with front mounted bike racks so thought maybe this can be done for my small 3 wheel scooter.

I called Freightliner with the VIN # and they said "what a good idea, the front frame is plenty strong enough for that as long as we don't exceed the 12,000 lb limit for the front end, and typically they only see about 9,000 lb on most pusher coaches" so I am going to weigh it and start from there.

Of course I do have a front mounted slide with the genset on but the carrier has a "swingaway arm" (to move it away for access to the rear hatch of an suv) so as long as a hitch and weld shop can mount an appropriate receiver or some kind of support rails clear of the genset slide it should work just fine.

I would be much happier carrying it on the the front where I can see it and judge the distances better than on the rear, and, hopefully it will stay a lot cleaner there than in all that grime that is sucked up behind the coach, Also it will fold up flat against the front when not being used.

At the moment I have the carrier mounted on the back of our CRV but I don't like the upset of the CRV's rear to front wheel weight distribution that would give for towing it, or the extra length it would add to the whole rig.

Up to now we have had to dismantle the scooter to pack it in the bins underneath and then reassemble it to use anywhere I need it, of course that is a royal pain in the A**.

I do sometimes load the scooter inside the CRV using a plywood ramp and it seems to tow fine like that but we dont always want the hassle of a toad on some of the shorter trips, so being able to easily load and carry it on our coach would be a bonus........Anybody any other ideas?
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:39 AM   #2
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While not on a DP, it was done on an Outlaw Class "A" Toyhauler for a Segway - See here:
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BPK9Miami (Dan) found no off-the-shelf set-ups and that it just had to be a custom fab/weld job. He found a good shop, had it done, and is very happy for the same reasons you mention.

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