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Old 12-23-2005, 01:33 PM   #15
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Thanks for the input PDP.
I already bought the carrier so I'm going to give it a try...it only cost $300-$350 so it's not a big loss if it doesn't work. I does have a 10 year warranty so I'm assuming it won't bend...time will tell!

Have a nice Christmas!!!!!!!!!!
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PDB, whta you have experienced is what I have told a number of folks. There is a tremendous difference between a static load of 200 or 300# and a dynamic load. Once moving down the road, the 250# of scooter hanging on the back end of a lever arm, is amplified into a much greater load as far as the support and mounts are concerned. We have seen several bikes lost due to the shaking and pounding while on the road.

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Thanks TXiceman....you are most likely correct, unfortunatly I already bought the 2 scooters and the carrier. I went a a short drive and it seemed ok so far. I'm heading to FL on Sunday, when I get back I will leave a post saying how it went.
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If the carrier is built strong enough and you have it braced to where there is not a lot on motion, you should be OK. But keep a close on them, especially on rough roads.

Have a great trip and enjoy the sunshine.

Since we are back in Houston, we are enjoying the "winter".

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Old 01-21-2006, 10:33 AM   #19
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I recently returned from FL and I must say I was a bit concerned about hauling 2 scooters on a hitch carrier after all the comments I recieved on earlier posts.
The scooters are just under 500lbs combined. I absolutly could not feel one bit of difference in handeling. If I didn't have a rear camera I would not have known they were there. This may not be the case for everyone. I only have a 35' Pace Arrow ( a 38' may make a difference because of the added overhang) I also have a substantialy beefed-up hich. I have been told factory hitches are fairly whimpy. My good experence may also be because of the carrier I used. http://www.gc-carriers.com
I traveled around 3,000 miles and some of the roads were not the best, even then I never felt any effects on the RV.
I will post some pictures later.
The scooter brand is called Tank, if you want to see them I started a post on how I bought and assembled them, you can follow this link
http://www.americinnwillmar.com/rvpictures.htm at the very bottom there are 2 pictures of the scooters loaded on the back of my RV.
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Call Marty at http://motorcycle-rack.com He is very well versed on applications of hitch mounted carriers for motorcyles scooters, Quads and ATVs.
He helped me with some information on front mounted hitchs to carry one dirtbike in back and one in the front.
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I bought a Hitchit Deluxe single receiver carrier at CW and a Honda CH80 scooter. After one trip, it was obvious that the heavy steel carrier was designed for much more bike than my little 200lb scooter. In spite of the carrier wheel channel being 7" wide and my scooter tires only being 3" wide, everything rode well and it had no effect on the handling of the motorhome.

Later, I designed and built an aluminum carrier specifically for my scooter. It was a little wobbly side to side at first with only a receiver tube mount so I added a couple of brackets straight back from the frame rails. The scooter makes every trip with us now on the aluminum carrier and no problems.

I still have the Hitchit carrier and will sell it for half price if anyone is interested.
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