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Last post 10-10-2007 05:30 PM by miketl. 4 replies.
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  • 10-09-2007 04:56 PM

    • miketl
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    • Kingston, Southern Tassie
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    Scooter Transport

     Hello,

     After something like 35yrs, am getting back on a scooter as a grey nomad.  Have put a deposit on a secondhand 2004 Aprilia Scarabeo 200 and hope to pick it up middle of November.  Next Winter, my wife and I intend to travel up the East Coast to Cairns with one of those fold down/Up ALiner Vans.  The intention is to  have a cage/carrier mounted on the front of the drawbar, infront of the caravan, for the scooter so that when we arrive at one of the many lovely coastal areas, we can leave the Pajero in the caravan park and explore on two wheels.  Has anyone heard of a suitable setup for carying a scooter?  One of the main hurdles is ensuring the towbar weight doesn't exceed limits as the Scarabeo is comfy, but has a corresponding dry weight of 151kg.  I think this means a curb weight of around 165kg.

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Michael
     

    Riding an 08 Vespa PX 200, and a 2012 Harley Sportster 883 Superlow
    previously big red Audrey an Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie, an Aprilia Scarabeo 200, and originally a Suzuki F50 Step-through
  • 10-09-2007 07:51 PM In reply to

    • Tubsta
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    • Secret Test Track, South Gippsland, Australia
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    Re: Scooter Transport

    If it is the Pajero with independent suspension and towing the van, you will exceed your ball weight quite considerably.  There is a carrier that fits into the receiver of hayman reece tow bar, saw it in the trading post yesterday, but no good it you are towing the van.  You might need to look at a custom job and get a rack made for the chassis of the van and carry it on the rear, then load more stuff at the front of the van to get the ball balance right.  Plus it will save you scoot from turn to poo from rocks.

    "Being cold is the result of laziness" - Bunta Fujiwara

    Current ride: Yamaha XT660Z Tenere.
    Gone: Piaggio MP3 400ie, too unreliable in the rain (think Italian electrics).

    ScooterZine
  • 10-10-2007 12:29 PM In reply to

    Re: Scooter Transport

    www.hitchmate.com.au

    Really good setup and Aussie made

    www.scooterhq.com.au

    Where the scooters roam free
  • 10-10-2007 05:28 PM In reply to

    • miketl
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    Re: Scooter Transport

     Thanks, Tubsta.  Yes The salesman at A'Van also mentioned that what I was trying to do would put too much weight on the towball.  Am following up Scooter HQ's reference to the Hitchmate as a possible solution for something on the back of the A'Van.

    Cheers 

    Riding an 08 Vespa PX 200, and a 2012 Harley Sportster 883 Superlow
    previously big red Audrey an Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie, an Aprilia Scarabeo 200, and originally a Suzuki F50 Step-through
  • 10-10-2007 05:30 PM In reply to

    • miketl
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    • Joined on 10-08-2007
    • Kingston, Southern Tassie
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    Re: Scooter Transport

     Scooter HQ, the Hitchmate was a really great tip.  Have sent a query to them and hope to get good news from them.

    Cheers 

    Riding an 08 Vespa PX 200, and a 2012 Harley Sportster 883 Superlow
    previously big red Audrey an Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie, an Aprilia Scarabeo 200, and originally a Suzuki F50 Step-through
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