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Old 11-14-2017, 11:31 AM   #1
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3170 sunseeker front hitch with scooter

Just sharing my set up with everyone
Put a class 3 hitch on front of are E450
3170 sunseeker so we can bring are
Scooter with on camping trips works perfect !
We bought the tilt a rack carrier . I went with
A scooter thats light and the walk through
Is nice to get air flow to the radiator
Also putting a little over 300 pounds
In front end of the 3170 did no ill affect on handeling it actually helped it with the
10 ft over hang that takes wieght off front
Wheels if you donít load it the right way .
You can get the hitches off eBay or amazon
For only little over 100 bucks .
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:33 AM   #2
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:47 AM   #3
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Looks good. Is there a reason you didn't put it on the rear hitch? I put a rear cargo carrier on my Sunseeker 2250 for my wife's tricycle and my bike.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:24 PM   #4
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Because we pull are car or are fishing boat .
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:27 PM   #5
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If we do not bring the car or the boat we
Will throw scooter out on back hitch .
Gives us more options .
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:50 PM   #6
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I suppose itís another way to bring along some more toys.

You mention that the step through model allows better cooling to the radiator through the front grill. My concern is safety....

It appears both headlights are significantly blocked by the scooter. If you never drive in adverse conditions, I guess itís not a concern. However, it appears from your photos that neither turn indicator is visible from the front, and this should be foremost in your mind that oncoming traffic canít see your intentions. Not sure if that would become a legal issue if an incident/accident were to happen.

Just sayiní
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:00 PM   #7
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With that aluminum rack, I would suggest adding strong ratchet straps from each side to the bumper to help support the rack and to prevent oscillation or any motion that could fatigue the aluminum tube. I have a steel rack with a street legal dirt bike on the back of my Sunseeker 3100 and I still add the straps to the bumper, which makes the whole assembly as solid as a rock.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:31 PM   #8
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We donít drive at night yes head lights are blocked . But the blinkers on the mirrors
Work great . Yes we strap the scoot to the front bumper as well .
So far works great for us !
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:53 PM   #9
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We donít drive at night yes head lights are blocked . But the blinkers on the mirrors
Work great . Yes we strap the scoot to the front bumper as well .
So far works great for us !
Could be a crap shoot from state to state. Some states require headlights on at all times. Some require headlights on during rain, sleet and snow. Some states require DRL's in vehicles equipped. Often, insurance companies provide discounts for vehicles with DRL's. I would imagine they expect you to use them. Wish you luck.
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No issues yet with law enforcement in many states we have been in .
Fingers crossed .
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