The vehicle required varies depending on the weight of your scooter. On average, scooters fall between 250 to 300 lbs. For generic guidance: a 250 lb. scooter requires a vehicle with approximately 3,100 lbs. of towing capacity and a 300 lb. scooter, requires a vehicle with approximately 3,600 lbs. of towing capacity.
To calculate the requirements for your scooter, add the weight of the scooter carrier hitch mount to your motorcycle, then multiply that number by 10 to factor for tongue capacity. Follow this example to calculate the minimum required towing capacity for hauling a 275 lb. scooter with a m3 carrier.
No. Towing capacity is the weight your vehicle can pull with a trailer and tongue capacity is the weight your vehicle withstand pushing down on the hitch. In general, tongue capacity is 10% of towing capacity. Staying within tongue weight capacity is a critical safety factor. Please ensure you stay within your vehicle's limits.
For tie downs, we recommend Canyon Dancer Bar Harnesses for seamless connection to the front bars. For RV's hauling scooters, we recommend the extended hitch connection.
Yes, most scooter customers load on the scooter carrier hitch mount by themself, but we recommend this based on your own comfort/experience. When first loading and unloading, we recommend a helping hand for you and your scooter safety. For extra ease, we recommend parking near a curb to reduce the loading ramps angle.
We have thousands of customers with scooter carriers hitch mount all over the world with zero structural failures over 25 years. As long as you stay within your vehicle's tongue capacity limits and tie down safely, your scooter will be safe!