F.A.Q. - Technical Information

 
Do your wheelchair / scooter carriers come fully assembled, or is some assembly required?

What are the physical requirements for operating a wheelchair or scooter carrier?

How do I install my wheelchair / scooter carrier?

How do I operate my wheelchair / scooter carrier?

Which Carrier will best suit my needs?

What size hitch do I need? What size hitch is available for my vehicle?

What Class Hitch does my carrier require, is there a chart?

I need to know the weight(s) of my carrier & accessories, is there a chart?




 
Do your wheelchair / scooter carriers come fully assembled, or is some assembly required?
We assemble our products as much as possible. However for shipping purposes, some components are not attached at the factory. Therefore, some assembly is required.

 
What are the physical requirements for operating a wheelchair or scooter carrier?
Proper use of a carrier requires that the operator be stable when standing and have use of his or her upper body.

 
How do I install my wheelchair / scooter carrier?
Installation manuals are available for download in .pdf format.

 
How do I operate my wheelchair / scooter carrier?
Operation manuals are available for download in .pdf format.

 
Which Carrier will best suit my needs?
There are many factors that should be taken into consideration when purchasing a wheelchair or scooter carrier. These factors include the type of wheelchair or scooter you have, the weight of your wheelchair or scooter, and the type & class of hitch available for your vehicle.

Carriers are also ideal for vehicles that lack the necessary cargo space for transporting mobility products.

Please view our Compatibility Guide for further assistance in choosing a wheelchair or scooter carrier.


 

 
What size hitch do I need? What size hitch is available for my vehicle?
You will first need to verify what hitch sizes are available for your vehicle. Hitchfinder.com allows you to search by the Make and Model of your vehicle so that you can easily find the correct hitch.

This site features Drawtite and Reese brand hitches which can be purchased online at their website. They can also be purchased from any Drawtite or Reese Brand Dealer such as Uhaul.

Please note that each class of hitch has a different load limit and that our wheelchair and scooter carriers require different size hitches.

Please also note that you must NEVER exceed the tongue weight capacity for your hitch.

To calculate tongue weight:

The weight of the wheelchair or scooter carrier
+
The Load (the wheelchair or scooter, and any accessories such as the swing-away option, sliding ramp, etc)
=
tongue weight


Click Here to find the class of hitch that is required for each model of our wheelchair and scooter carriers.

Click Here to view a chart that shows the weights of our wheelchair carriers, scooter carriers and accessories.

 






 

 
Hitch Class Chart
Tilt 'N' Tote
Model# 001L
Class 1, 2, or 3
The Tote
Model# 003L
Class 1, 2, or 3
Tilt 'N' Tote Plus
Model# 004L
Class 1, 2, or 3
Universal Carrier
Model# 310
Class 2 or 3
Lift 'N' Go
Model# 210
Class 2 or 3
Universal Carrier
w/slide out ramp
Model# 310+311
Class 2 or 3
Universal Carrier
w/detachable ramp
Model# 310+312
Class 2 or 3
Swing Away Option
Model# 130
Class 3
Height Adapter
Model# 414
Class 2 or 3


 





 
Products & Accessories Weight Chart
Item/Model Number Item/Product Name Weight lbs
001L Tilt 'n' Tote 25
004L Tilt 'n' Tote Plus 27
003L The Tote 20
210 Electric Carrier 124
022 Tilt 'n' Tote Cover 4
211 210 Cover 6
412 Class 2 Attachment 7
411 Class 3 Attachment 7
414 Height Adapter 7
130 Swing Away Option 40
333 Ratchet Straps (set of 3) 3


 

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