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Old 10-26-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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Please forgive me if I am in the wrong location for this post , but no doubt another member will put me right !
My wife and I are British, but that is only our country of birth, as we were in E Africa for 20 odd years and now 'summer' in southern Spain and 'winter' in our condo in Ft Myers FL.
Last year we bought a Fourwinds Chateau ( see avitar ) and in January 2013 we intend to embark on a trip to Califonia and back, a journey of some 7,500 miles I reckon, and in a time frame of about three and a half months. Although we have owned many RVs in our life this class C will be our biggest and most well appointed, and we are really looking forward to being on the road again.
As we hope to take our 150cc scooter with us on this trip, the only advice I am looking for right now is what carrier to buy, as the selection which slide into the 2' sq hitch vary from $30 to $300. For example is the 'Tilt -a -ramp' at $135 a good choice ?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. I can't answer exactly but have found that you get what you pay for. A good brand name will serve you well. Perhaps someone will chime in and help you further. Best of luck and safe travels.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:06 PM   #3
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Barry,

I use the tilt o ramp for my scooter. It works great and not a difficult task loading or unloading. I added tie downs to eliminate the wobble I would get on rough roads. My only complaint is the paint is thin. I repainted it after a complete sand and primer. But for $129 (what I paid) you get what you pay for.

I have a 150 scooter that weighs 375#'s.

Have a great trip and enjoy.

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Thanks for your comments Steve. Did you have too weld in other support brackets to accomodate the extra tie downs?
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No I just drilled a 3/8" hole and used the safety chain loops on the hitch for attachment.

The tie downs simply hold it taught and keeps the whole thing from rocking, rattling and twisting. It's very solid by simply taking the slack out of the tie downs.
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No I just drilled a 3/8" hole and used the safety chain loops on the hitch for attachment.

The tie downs simply hold it taught and keeps the whole thing from rocking, rattling and twisting. It's very solid by simply taking the slack out of the tie downs.
Thanks for the tip. Just one other thing :- I believe the tilt-a-ramp is made of 'aircraft quality. aluminimum, and really find it difficult to understand why the bar that slides into the hitch and carries all that weight doesn't snap. But I guess it must be reinforced in somme way.
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