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Old 07-05-2019, 04:09 AM   #1
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Hello, I'm contemplating having a 50cc motor scooter or similar carried on my rear tow bar whilst traveling. There are various tow bar attachment type ramps available on Ebay and I'm wondering if any one has experience doing the same thing or advice.
My Sprinter is a 2013 316 LWB manual diesel with an all up loaded weight of 3t and the tow bar is a 50mm tube type rated at 2,000kg. I believe the scooters weigh around 90kg. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:03 AM   #2
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The ebay ones are notorious for being poorly made. There are 2 guys that I know of that make good quality. Dirty Racks here in Brisbane or or Racknroll on the gold coast. Little more expensive but far better quality.

https://www.facebook.com/DIRTYRACKSFABRICATIONS/

https://racknroll.com.au/

I will be purchasing one of these myself
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:25 AM   #3
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We have used a Hitchmate for 10 yrs and find it fabulous. We have a Suzuki 250. Hitchmate are on the Sunshibe Coast and have a web site.
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:39 AM   #4
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Yes hitch mate were another good one, but sadly no longer in business.

http://www.hitchmate.com.au/
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:33 AM   #5
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The ebay ones are notorious for being poorly made. There are 2 guys that I know of that make good quality. Dirty Racks here in Brisbane or or Racknroll on the gold coast. Little more expensive but far better quality.

https://www.facebook.com/DIRTYRACKSFABRICATIONS/

https://racknroll.com.au/

I will be purchasing one of these myself
Thanks for the information, I'm heading to QLD next week or so and will check them out
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:35 AM   #6
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Thanks all, good advice
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:38 PM   #7
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I have a standard Rack n Roll for my Yamaha 175, which is about 100kg. Very pleased with it and help from them. Uses tie downs to the foot pegs, but they do other types which may be suitable. Cheers, Peter
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