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GaryA

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CRV owners, help
« on: March 18, 2017, 11:55:24 AM »
I currently have a 2006 CRV. I have installed a class 3 Hitch that is 350-pound tongue weight and 3500 pound tow weight. I'm looking to attach a mobility scooter and lift on the back of that hitch. Combined weight of the lift and the scooter is about 250 pounds. As I read information there is a question about the frame Integrity of the CRV to handle that weight. Any of you had experience in this area. Thanks
Gary Alexander
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2kGeorgieBoy

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Re: CRV owners, help
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 11:31:20 PM »
Looking on E-Trailer, they have info on a Curt hitch with the same limits as yours. Curt has a note that says all "non-trailer" loads such as bikes, cargo carriers, etc., must be supported by straps or warranty is void. Sounds like they are concerned about damage to hitch or vehicle. I suggest you directly contact the hitch manufacturer with your concerns. They should be able to give you the correct advice, it's their product. I realize your hitch may not be a Curt, but I used them as an example.
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Larry N.

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Re: CRV owners, help
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 07:40:28 AM »
With that much weight that far back, I'd be concerned about a rearward weight shift causing steering problems, too.
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Re: CRV owners, help
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 08:23:51 AM »
I can't even imagine a Class III hitch on a CRV. Honda gives 1500 lbs as the max tow capability (even lower than a Class I rating). Nor would I consider hanging 250 lbs behind the rear bumper. That's going to try to lift the front wheels of the car right off the pavement, as well as overloading the rear suspension. I think that is likely to cause potentially severe problems with the steering.
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nvrver

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Re: CRV owners, help
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 09:46:40 PM »
I would get a small trailer to carry the scooter, would not put that much weight on the rear of my 2013 CR-v.  Would it be possible to mount the scooter on the front of the MH or do you need it when out and about in the toad?  Maybe check on a folding electric scooter to fit in the back of the CR-v.  Dick
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GaryA

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Re: CRV owners, help
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 10:57:20 AM »
Thanks for the replies.  I do have a Curt hitch and read their concerns and they parallel with the scooter lift manufacturer.   I tow the crv and can put the scooter in the crv when towing but wanted to have the lift to use when out in crv and have people along.  Also, wanting the ease of the lift as my condition weakens.  (I have MS).  Thanks again for the replies.
Gary Alexander
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Waxhaw, NC

billwild

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Re: CRV owners, help
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 09:44:39 PM »
Gary,
   What may work for you is a small aluminum motorcycle trailer that you just ride a motorcycle onto.


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