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Scooter on an Compass Avantgard
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userdonastill
Posted: 29 August 2006 6:12 PM
Subject: Scooter on an Compass Avantgard
 


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Can anyone tell me if there are any problems (weight etc) relating to fitting a tow-bar held scooter rack to carry a 100KG scooter.

This is onto a Peugot Boxer, 2 litre, Compass Avantgard 400RL motorhome.

All thoughts gratefully received.
userMel E
Posted: 16 September 2006 11:57 AM
Subject: RE: Scooter on an Compass Avantgard
 
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It depends entirely on the weight limits for your vehicle and the actual weights at present.

However, I suspect you would be very likely to at least overload the rear axle. 100Kgs hung onto the back is likely to add at least 150Kgs to the rear axle and unload the front axle by 50 Kgs, reducing steering, braking and traction efficiency.

Before doing anythin, get your vehicle weighed on a weighbridge, weighing both the whole vehicle and one axle (the other axle will be the difference between the two weights?. Then consult the vehicle plate which shows the maximum allowed all-up weight and the maximum for each axle. Compare for a first cut look at whether you have a problem. Send me a private mail if you want more help.
userMel E
Posted: 16 September 2006 11:58 AM
Subject: RE: Scooter on an Compass Avantgard
 
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PS: This sort of subject will get a better response on the 'Motorhome Matters ' forum.
userbubblechris
Posted: 1 October 2006 8:56 AM
Subject: RE: Scooter on an Compass Avantgard
 
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I was recently quoted £1000 to have a towbar and scooter rack fitted to my Avantgarde 100. That's a good enough reason for me not to bother, however i am very dissappointed :(
userdonastill
Posted: 7 October 2006 12:10 PM
Subject: RE: Scooter on an Compass Avantgard
 


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Mel - Thanks for reply. I shall follow your advice and let you know what conclusions are to be drawn. The delay in replying was caused by my travelling 5,000+ miles in France and Spain in the said Compass Avantgard. Naturally I passed / saw hundreds of motorhomes carrying scooters but NONE of them were a Boxer / Ducato. I will also post my question on "Motorhome Matters" and email the Explorer group whilst I am at it.

Thanks again, Don
userdonastill
Posted: 7 October 2006 12:11 PM
Subject: RE: Scooter on an Compass Avantgard
 


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Dear "New User"
Thanks for the info - fills me with a sense of foreboding but we'll see.
Don
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