Originally Posted by Rocco42
Looking for opinions on carrying an 1800 lb. Smart Car on a sideways mounted rear platform. I have concerns about it effecting the steering as well as other possible issues it might create. The RV is a 2001 Gas Engine, 36' Monaco LaPalma with rear dual wheels on the back axle.
Your concerns are appropriate as your MH may not be a candidate for such an application. Check with your chassis manufacturer (i.e. Ford or Workhorse) to find out what your tongue weight and towing capacity is. In doing so, You'll also need to consider the combined weight of the Smart Car and the Lift.
FWIW, I have a special build Hydralift engineered and designed to carry my 1,200 lb. Low Speed Vehicle (looks/smells like a golf cart but isn't) and the hydraluic lift itself is a beast weighing in at over 1,300 lbs. That said, my rig is a 45DP and has a 20,000 towing capacity.