Originally Posted by blink2day
Have a 44 ft Entegra with a toad and would like a scooter carrier for the fear of he coach. Weight should not be a problem as the scooters combined are less than 140 lbs. How does the tow bar work since the scouter carrier goes into the receiver?
Well, first off, even with two "scooters" (assuming you mean 2 by the word "scooter(s)") you don't need a Hydralift. That would be like buying a Kenworth tractor to haul a 15' travel trailer. Now, you say the combined weight would be less than 140 lbs., correct? 70 lbs, each??? Not much of a scooter but, I don't follow those things so, I don't know how they're constructed.
Now, without seeing what they look like, how large or, long they are, a real accurate answer is tougher to give. It has been suggested that a "dual" receiver could be used. Well, if it was like the one in the link, it's possible. But, you'd have to insure that, whatever kind of carrier that would fit into the upper receiver would have ABSOLUTELY no interference with any portion of the tow bar, it's actions while towing and anything else.
That would mean you'd have to have those scooters and the carrier that they reside on, fairly high in order to make sure there's no possibility of contact of that carrier, by the tow bar as you enter dips or, dips AND turns in fueling stations, parking lots, campgrounds etc. You see, that's where your angles increase immensely, during those maneuvers.
Then, you have the problem of the difficulty in either removing one or both , while the toad is hooked up. At least those are some of the problems I'm seeing in your potential setup. If you don't have any problem lifting them to a higher elevation to lodge onto the carrier, if it's in fact in a dual receiver, and you NEVER plan on either installing them or removing them with the toad hooked up, then it might just work for you.
Now, if in fact the combined weight of the TWO scooters is only 140 lbs or so, then even if you have a really small, light weight toad, a receiver can be installed on that toad and, let it be the hauler of the scooters. That way they're not in the way of any action of the tow bar. They won't hinder any connecting or disconnecting of said tow bar, cables, pig tail etc.
And, the really good part, (to me anyway) is that they don't have to be lifted all that high, to put them on the carrier. Don't know if any of this jibberish is helping you or not but, after carrying a monster Honda GL 1800 Goldwing on a carrier (Hydralift) and encountering many issues, I'm always looking for simpler, easier ways out of problems. I may not always find those easier and simpler ways but, I give it a try.