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Old 05-07-2020, 04:47 PM   #1
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So... speaking of scooters on the back of RVs!

We are in the process of buying our first Tiffin (first RV EVER). It will be an Allegro Open Road 36LA (2014-2016). We already have a 2007 Vespa GT200L ready to take along.
So, the 36LA is 24000GVWR, with about 15000lb for the rear axle weight and 9000lb for the front. The hitch weight is 5000lb, so that would make the tongue weight about 500lb (unless someone tells me otherwise). The Vespa weighs 306lb.
So, MotoTote MTX3, VersaHaul VH-55 RO, Black Widow SMC-600R, or WHICH WOULD BE THE BEST FOR US??? All are less than 100lbs for a total of 400lbs max
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Remember that 500 pound rating is at the hitch, once you start extending things out you must account for lever arm. Your best best is probably a 3 point custom attached platform, using the hitch for the center point.
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Use the worksheet here to calculate the true load on your axle.

https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/...ements2008.pdf
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There should be a tag on the hitch that specifies the tongue weight (along with the other towing capacity info). Mine is rated for 15,000 pounds towing capacity with a 1,500 pound tongue weight. I have a Versahaul VH Sport RO and a motorcycle. No problem.
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I carried my 300 lb scooter all last year on a Gopluss carrier that is rated at 600 lb. It at first had some yaw movement in the carrier. I replaced the hitch stabilizer that came with the carried with a StowWay hitch tightener stabilizer. Problem solved, the scooter was solid as a rock. This spring I upgraded to a Kawasaki KLR that is about 475 lb and I have only been able to carry it once so far but it worked just fine. I am able to see the bikes in my rear view camera and have never seen any movement at all. If I was not able to see the bike in the rear view camera I would never know that it was there.
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The problem is it might work fine until you hit a hump in the road or a bad pot hole, then you bend the frame.
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