Scoota Trailer [Model # ScootaTrailer]
Standard features included on all ScootaTrailers:
- Spare tire kit (tire & wheel, side mount carrier, black vinyl cover)
- Spray rubber coated rear load ramp (gas shock assisted)
- Traction grid tape on the floor
- Trailer coupler lock (to deter theft while attached to the tow vehicle)
- Four 'rope pull' tie downs with ten locations to tie down
- Front swivel jack & caster wheel
- Rear directional LED signal/tail lights & license light (which are wired to the front with a flat four pin trailer plug)
- LED hand held battery operated light with magnet (for night loading)
- Brushed, smooth, aluminum fenders, which are bolted on
- High speed tires/wheels/bearings
- Rubber ride suspension to help make it a smoother ride while in tow
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How much does the ScootaTrailer ™ weigh?
A. It weighs a total of 285 lbs., and only places 35 - 75 lbs. directly onto your tow vehicle's trailer hitch. If you choose to add the optional aluminum top, which only weighs 50 lbs., your total trailer weight will only increase to 335 lbs., making it one of the lightest enclosed transporters of mobility scooters and power chairs in the industry. Yet, one of the most impressive features is it's 600 lb. carrying capacity! (And, at this time we are not aware of any power chair or scooter that weighs that much!)
Q. Can this trailer be towed behind small vehicles? Examples: Chevy Cavalier, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Ford Focus, Honda Accord, Volkswagon Beetle, etc.
A. YES! If there is a trailer hitch available for whatever vehicle you wish to tow with, whether it's a sub-compact, full size, or SUV, it is capable of towing the trailer. (Remember! The trailer weighs 285 lbs., and only places 35 - 75 lbs. directly onto your tow vehicle's trailer hitch.) The total weight, including your chair or scooter, would never exceed 900 lbs. total weight. Therefore, ANY class one trailer hitch on ANY vehicle is enough hitch!
Q. Can it be towed at normal highway speeds?
A. YES! The ScootaTrailer™ is equipped with high speed bearings and E-Z lube greaseable spindles. Also, the tire rating is a considerably higher capacity than is required. And, best of all, the trailer's unique design will never allow itself to sway behind any vehicle at any speed, at anytime.
Q. Will the trailer bounce around while being towed?
A. Bounce is very minimal. Actually, the axle supporting your scooter is a soft, rubber ride suspension axle called a 'torflex', and will adjust to road conditions.
Q. How much effort does it take to lift the loading gate to travel position?
A. Very little! In fact, with the tailgate in the lowered position, it will require lifting only nine pounds (which is less than most vans equipped with spring assisted side loading ramps).
Q. How do I load my power chair or scooter onto the trailer?
A. The ScootaTrailer™ is designed with a very low profile.....only nine inches gravity. Therefore, the angle of approach is very slim. Simply guide your unit while it powers itself into travel position as you walk beside it. You may back it on or go forward. The choice is yours. It will not affect the towing of your unit. Using the tie down rings and straps provided, secure your unit so that it remains stationary during transport.
Q. Are there any chairs or scooters that will not load on the ScootaTrailer™ ?
A. To our knowledge there is no scooter or power chair that is too short coupled, too long, or too low that would cause it's ground clearance to scrape or keep it from loading. (And, keep in mind, there is a larger unit available for those really large all terrain scooters and chairs. Or, perhaps, you simply wish to give yourself some extra room to upgrade your scooter at a later date.)
Q. If I purchase a ScootaTrailer™ can I still park in handicap parking areas?
A. To answer this question, we asked several people the primary reason they use handicap parking in the first place. Simply put: Most answered it was so they would not have to far to walk to the front door. Obviously, if they were hauling a scooter anyway, they would be riding it to the front door; not walking. So, handicap parking would not be as much an issue.
Q. Will I be able to see the trailer when I get ready to back up? And, how difficult is it to back up?
A. The trailer's tailgate is tall enough that it is visible through your rear view mirror. While it can be frustrating to back since it is a small trailer, it does however, back very similar to a 4' x 8' trailer. And with a little practice you may be amazed at how quickly you catch on. Another point of view may be this:
Why back up in the first place? The next time you're in a shopping mall parking lot, pull slightly ahead into the next space so that you're headed forward when it's time for you to leave. And remember, the next time you pull into your driveway you may simply want to use the swivel jack and caster wheel that comes on every ScootaTrailer™. After disconnecting it from your tow vehicle, easily roll the unit into your garage. Now you're ready for your next trip.
|Inside height clearance with optional aluminum top cover||40" (can be customized to 46")|
|Inside Bed Width||29½"|
|Inside Bed Length||60"|
|Bed Height from ground||9"|
|Total Weight (with no options)||285 lbs.|
|Axle||900 lb. "Dexter" rubber ride torflex suspension with E-Z lube spindles.|
|Tire Size||4.80 x 12" high speed tires mounted on white spoke wheels.|
|Coupler||Fits over a 2" knob/ball|
|Safety Chains||Zinc plate HD chains for security.|
|Jack||Swing up jack with a swivel caster wheel for easy hooking up to tow.|
|Tie Downs||Six (6) tie down anchor points for securing your unit during transport|
|Straps||(2) pull down tie straps for fastening to the anchor points during transport.|
|Paint||Powder Coat "Scoota Red" (A high temperature baked on enamel finish)|
|Payload Capacity||600 lbs.|
|Warranty||1 Year Parts & Labor|
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