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Old 10-05-2010, 12:15 AM   #61
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Well, I really wish we could.

The lift is a little over 5' tall and is 42"x30" rectangle.
Too big for the front of the truck.

We will keep searching for a reputable welder to reinforce the frame and then attach a frame mounted hitch.
At this point I really do not care about the ohlala 1 year warranty. lol


I might use the bike rack on the front idea for our bikes.
That would be a lot easier than putting them in the camper.
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:42 PM   #62
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Those ramps from Discount ramps extend to 10' long and weigh 30 pounds each. I use them to get my scooter into the back of my TV. It's hard to do. Oh, and you have to slide them together. It takes two people to make it a bit easier. I have indeed done it alone, but it's tough! I want to put a folding lift in the back of my truck. That will happen as soon as I can find someone to do the welding.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:38 AM   #63
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Hey all....I thought I would update.

The Dutchmen purchase fell through.
Our RV inspector found lots of "unseen" water damage as well as a BROKEN frame in the rear!
The service techs tried to cover it up with a simple screw and lots of caulking!
(the caulking was still WET too! lol)

Anyway, we got all of our money back, lots of free stuff from their store and they even refunded our inspection fee!!
(Thank God for our inspector!!!)

Needless to say the last month and a half has been very frustrating.

A few days after that fiasco we found a Jayco 26P that fit our needs perfectly.
Length, weight, and lots of room for the wheelchair.

The inspector approved it all except for one of the slide wipers was 2 inches too short.
It did not touch the slide at all when it was going in and going out... except for the last few inches.

That was the only major(if you could call it that) thing he found!
YEAH, no broken frames!!!

SO, now I am on a quest to see if the wiper is "supposed to touch" the top of the slide at all.
Jayco says not...it is just there for "big" debris….and they will not send the dealer a new part.

I do not know anything about slides and wipers or what wipers are "supposed” to do.

Do any of you know?
Or maybe could point me to the right thread so this thread will not go off topic.

I started a thread over at Woodall’s forum and “most” people over there are being very nice and letting me know if there wipers touch. (most wipers do according to the posters) (LOL, one guy thought I was a "troll" because of the long posts that I made and how much emotion I put into them......but I was upset! lol)

Thanks so much for all of your help.


Oh....we got the 10' ramps in and they are much better than the ones we had.
yes, pondlady is correct, they are hard to maneuver.
But it is our only choice for now.
After they are extended fully they work fine, so we will just have to grin and bear it. LOL
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:29 AM   #64
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:24 AM   #65
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I am still trying to figure out the best way to get my scooter on board. I think I have decided to put it on the front of the truck as was suggested by more than a few folks here.
We just bought a house in Arkansas and will be traveling there often. I want to drive the truck, so need an easier lift than the two ramps that get heavier every time I have to use them.
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:05 AM   #66
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Hey Pondlady,

I am searching for you too.

Here is a picture of a front scooter rack...

Motorhome Magazine Open Roads Forum: Scooter rack - Front or back?

Maybe someone on here is familiar with it.


On the second page of the thread the last poster states that he carries his scooter on the front of an excursion...

http://www.motorhomemagazine.com/boa...5.cfm#24472755
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:55 AM   #67
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All I have to carry is a 135 pound Victory Pride mobility scooter. Seems like it should be easier than it is.
Wish I did have to tote a real motorcycle around. I probably would not tote it, but ride as I did for 42 years. Including one year on the road with a tent, a couple pair of jeans, a few t-shirts, a pot, a fork and spoon.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:53 PM   #68
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ahhhh...1968!
Cool expedition you must have had!!!!

Will the "front carrier" in the link that I posted not work? Is it too big? too small?
or, not wide enough for the 3 wheels?

Have you found anything that you might be able to use?
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:55 PM   #69
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Well, 1973 and it was a great expedition. I sold my bikes about 8 years ago, dammit.
The carrier you posted will indeed work. I bookmarked it for future use.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:57 PM   #70
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Will you ever consider getting a toyhauler?

A guy on another forum suggested for me and my hubby to get a toyhauler.
Said that they were great for wheelchairs.

He said that we could "split" the back ramp/door so as to create a 3 foot ramp (or wider if we wanted) and then we would not have to open the huge 8' wide door/ramp every time.
When we are in the market for a new one - in a few years - we are definitely going to consider this!
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