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Old 03-31-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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Adding a hitch?

Was wondering if it would be possible to add a 500 lb hitch to a 2011 Acura TSX? The reason would be my mother is handicap and needs a medical scooter to get around, unfortunately the scooter is too big to store in the Moho and to big to store in the trunk. So we purchased a hitch mount that holds it to the Moho , but what about when we want to tow? The TSX cannot be towed "4- down" so I would use my dolly then attach the scooter to the car and be on my merry way sound good? The scooter weighs approx 105lb and the mount approx 95 lbs so I figure a 500lb hitch would be more then enough.


Another use that hitch might get used for would be just an UNLOADED dolly that weighs 500 would that be cool? Would only be for short distances moving the dolly around the cg.

Figure you all are professionals and who be to ask then the professionals.

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So we purchased a hitch mount that holds it to the Moho , but what about when we want to tow? The TSX cannot be towed "4- down" so I would use my dolly then attach the scooter to the car and be on my merry way sound good?
Tim, Call Blue Ox. I believe that they have a product that will hook up to the back of the moho and then you can hook up your tow dolly to the carrier as well. The carrier will hold the mobility scooter in between the back of the moho and the front of the car.
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Tim, Call Blue Ox. I believe that they have a product that will hook up to the back of the moho and then you can hook up your tow dolly to the carrier as well. The carrier will hold the mobility scooter in between the back of the moho and the front of the car.
That's an option I will look into them thanks
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Tim ,

remember when the acura is on the dolly the rear will be quite low.




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Tim ,

remember when the acura is on the dolly the rear will be quite low.

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Ah yes that is true
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If you are thinking of adding a hitch to the Acura, call them for advice.
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I only find Class I hitches for your car, that's only 200 lb tongue weight. Using the dolly, the Acura is going to be awful close at the rear with a receiver added. I'd think about putting one of these on the MH and double up on that hitch.

Dual 2" Hitch Rise Drop Receiver Extender Extension 4000LB TOW RV TRAILER BMRD | eBay
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You need a tow dolly that can also carry the scooter. Something like this:

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Or add a scooter lift to the back of the coach - then the dolly can still hook to the ball hitch. Might need an extension on the ball mount, but that's easy enough to add.
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Thank you for the info I did look at the tandem tow was just hoping for a cheaper fix (shucks)
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I only find Class I hitches for your car, that's only 200 lb tongue weight. Using the dolly, the Acura is going to be awful close at the rear with a receiver added. I'd think about putting one of these on the MH and double up on that hitch.

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Seems to be an easy solution thanks
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If you are thinking of adding a hitch to the Acura, call them for advice.
That would def be the smartest thing to do but as a guy we never do the "smart" thing first lol
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