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|eanpee||Resurrecting an old thread......what is the current status with the hydra trail and the issues noted above? Any resolutions as yet and is it still considered the bees knees by those who use it? Have its users increased or decreased over the last few years?|
Non whatsoever so far. I've given most of the moving parts a squirt of copper based lubricant and give it an occasional wipe over. Some folk suggest carrying a spare wheel but because space is at a premium I just have a bottle of that compressed puncture repair gunk in the van. Thankfully so far not needed.
|Pudsey_Bear||Are there any maintenance issues Nick?|
Originally Posted by QuantumX View Post
Originally Posted by aldra View Post
If itís a rack (which clearly it cannot be because not all of the weight is borne by the vehicle itís attached to) then it impacts vehicle payload.
If itís a trailer (which, by definition it clearly IS because some of its weight is borne by its wheels) then it impacts train weight. If it has a plate detailing what it can carry then it cannot be a rack. Do bike racks have VIN plates ?? Not any I have ever seen.
Clever bit of kit, I just wish someone in authority would give a legal ruling. VOSA wonít because they say itís not their job to and keep claiming itís the courts job to do that BUT because of the uncertainty the Crown Prosecution Service will not take it to court in case they lose!! (The have performance targets to reach so bottle ANY ďiffyĒ subject)
So itís pretty unlikely anyone will ever be taken to court for using one in the UK, but it MIGHT be a different matter on the Continent! (A frames in Spain springs to mind again)
So time to resurrect this informative thread i have just spent the last 90 minutes reading every post in the last 39 pages..
Atm i'm looking for a solution for my scooter (97kg) and motorbike (241kg) and this Hydra-Tail seems to fit the bill though this thread opened my eyes and kinda of put me off the solution even though it seems very innovative..
Would anybody care to update on their experiences as Easy-Lifter seems to still be going strong as its now 24 months later...
Well a short update
We towed throughout Spain with no problem
Going onto the tunnel they said we had not payed for a trailer
We said its fixed, not a trailer
He came out scratched his head and said
It's a fixed scooter rack with casters
Coming back they didn't even raise an eyebrow
True though the edge can not be seen from the mirrors
We intend to fit a soft rubber flange that we can see
Hope things work out well Sandra.
Take care and may the new year bring better health for you both.
I know its difficult. I really do.
Have a good Xmas. Try and put the troubles aside for a while.
Very best wishes to you both..
Alex &Carol Black.
I have no idea what it is
However we will take the risk
Life is short
In our case it may be shorter
But he can reverse easily
No extra weight on the van
And compared to melonoma
It doesn't even get a look in
Fines can be paid
How I wish I could pay a fine and end this
|Mrplodd||It has wheels so some of the weight is borne by the wheels, therefore it's a trailer. Can't be a rack as not ALL of the weight is carried by the MH.|
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