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Post by Molly3 on Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:16 am

How can you safely carry a small mobility scooter inside a a nuevo .any recommendations on transporting a mobility scooter ,my van is 2014 so a tow bar is a very expensive option .at about £1600 .
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Post by roli on Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:03 pm

Depends on the make of scooter, some come apart and can be carried in the van. Others will collapse down to a size easily handled.
If its one of the bulkier models afraid you have no option other than a towbar mounted carrier or trailer

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Post by Peter Brown on Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:26 pm

Don't forget the weight has to be factored into your payload and you will need to leave it outside when pitched - I've seen many people do what you suggest.

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Post by Libraryman2 on Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:31 pm

Molly3 wrote:How can you safely carry a small mobility scooter inside a a nuevo .any recommendations on transporting a mobility scooter ,my van is 2014 so a tow bar is a very expensive option .at about £1600 .

Is that a correct quote £1600. It seems a lot of money for a Towbar, mine is £650...

Still a big sum but if it makes life easier.

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Post by chrisvesey on Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:00 pm

Hi,
Don't forget that mobility scooters don't like getting wet, make sure you have a good cover for it
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Post by harrysp on Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:11 pm

Tow bar and rack may be your best option with a good cover for the elements. Try M Parkinson at Freckleton, Lancs for your tow bar. He specialises in motorhomes only. I know it's a bit of a drive from Sheffield, but you can get the bus to Lytham St Annes whilst he does the work. Google his number. Not sure if you can use a tow bar style bike rack, such as a Thule, to carry the mobility scooter -others may be able to help here. The other issue of course is the weight of the scooter and whether this fits within the limits of the bike rack and, as mentioned above, your payload. 

The Alco bike rack is also a possibility and Quilter on here will be able to give more advice. If I remember rightly, it costs around £1700.

Good luck

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Post by -mojo- on Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:35 pm

When looking at either option, do bear in mind the difficulty of getting a mobility scooter where you want it - either inside or on a tow bar.

An acquaintance of mine had a tow bar rack and found she could not get anyone to lift the scooter onto it. She then had someone jury-rig a rope-operated hoist and that worked Ok but wasn't durable enough. She then bought a scooter that could be broken down into smaller bits and stored inside, but that was a pain because it was almost impossible to move around inside the van with all the parts stored there!

It's not by any means an easy problem to solve...
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Post by Molly3 on Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:44 pm

Libraryman2 wrote:
Molly3 wrote:How can you safely carry a small mobility scooter inside a a nuevo .any recommendations on transporting a mobility scooter ,my van is 2014 so a tow bar is a very expensive option .at about £1600 .

Is that a correct quote £1600.   It seems a lot of money for a Towbar, mine is £650...

Still a big sum but if it makes life easier.

Ray
It s something like £1600 because of new legislation  from 2012
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Post by Molly3 on Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:47 pm

roli wrote:Depends on the make of scooter, some come apart and can be carried in the van. Others will collapse down to a size easily handled.
If its one of the bulkier models afraid you have no option other than a towbar mounted carrier or trailer
It is the take apart type .
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Post by Gromit on Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:22 pm

Molly3 wrote:
Libraryman2 wrote:
Molly3 wrote:How can you safely carry a small mobility scooter inside a a nuevo .any recommendations on transporting a mobility scooter ,my van is 2014 so a tow bar is a very expensive option .at about £1600 .

Is that a correct quote £1600.   It seems a lot of money for a Towbar, mine is £650...

Still a big sum but if it makes life easier.

Ray
It s something like £1600 because of new legislation  from 2012
No - I agree with Ray. Someone is trying it on if we're talking about a bog standard 7 pin electrics towbar.

Ours was about £700, and complies fully with the legislation.
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Post by paul long on Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:33 pm

Mike Parkinson the man for the job, he made a custom scooter rack for my 125cc scooter with all electric fittings etc fitted 2 years ago £ 550.
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Post by BarryP on Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:13 pm

We carry a mobility scooter inside our Nuevo but being an ES the rear seats can be "condensed" to make two belted travel seats and extra floor space. I use a Pride Colt 9 which breaks down into chassis/rear axle/seat/two batteries/basket/batt cover. It fits nicely behind driver's seat and is not too heavy to load or unload. We originally went the tow=bar and carrier route but it added far too much weight to the back and overloaded the rear axle (+ 170kg or so in all). Would suggest that the cheaper and easier option is to invest in a lightweight scooter which dismantles and can be carried inside on the rear seating. Works for us!
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Post by BarryP on Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:15 pm

PS. If you want to go the tow-bar route, You can have the bar we removed for £50 if you want!!
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Post by BarryP on Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:20 pm

PPS. Bought my scooter S/h and can highly recommend the guy we bought from. Name and number if you want.
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Post by BarryP on Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:42 pm

Hi Molly3, Have your PM and tried to reply, but doesn't seem to want to "send". What am I doing wrong (if anything) Anyone any ideas?  Barry
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:09 pm

Think it stays in your out box until read by recipient. Could be wrong. I have one in my outbox from March 2017.

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