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guess Im not comfortable with 3000lbs of vehicle plus whatever the lift weighs...
The little smart car is 1500 lbs, those diesel pusher rigs handle that no problem. Especially a tandem rear axel rig.
 

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The little smart car is 1500 lbs, those diesel pusher rigs handle that no problem. Especially a tandem rear axel rig.
Im pretty sure the additional axle does not increase the load rating. Besides the lift has to be mounted to the frame in a secure manner. Im gona guess its at least 700lbs of additional weight with the hydraulics. Didnt think those cars were that light... thats golf cart weight. :D
 

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Seen a nice set up where the mini was inside on a lift. That was awsome
 
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I would think that set up with a couple of 2 or 3 sport bikes would be pretty cool too....
 

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I like Wormser's setup.
But swap the Ram for a CYBERTRUCK. :D
 

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Honda Express ... that takes me back! You can hotwire them super easy .... They sound bitchen with a Kerker on them. LOL.
 
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Several RVers are using Class 7/8 rigs for Smart car and fifth wheel hauling.

Here's one of them...


I looked into this briefly, but the extra expense just wasn't justifiable to me.
man that torques the hell out of those axels, they did it on grass for a reason.
 

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Several RVers are using Class 7/8 rigs for Smart car and fifth wheel hauling.

Here's one of them...


I looked into this briefly, but the extra expense just wasn't justifiable to me.
how do u get the smart car down?
 

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seriously though, there's a number of different ways this can be done. I've seen elaborate set ups that are hydraulic loaders which closely resemble how a flat bed tow truck works to just using plain old ramps. Remember, these cars are really light. It's not like you're loading a crown vic on the beck.
 

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That platform is impressive. What stories do you have so far about changes in slope and rear ground clearance?
 

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No stories yet but like any RV you gotta pay attention. Here's the rack I made where the ramps slide in...

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I put a healthy bend in a 6" drop ball adapter in Austin this year. I was quite immobilized, thread end of the ball stuck into the asphalt, drive wheels off the pavement. The twelve foot enclosed trailer was across a travel lane. Some helpful locals had boards in their pickup beds, enough to use as shims under the leveling jacks and slide the ball hitch out of the receiver.
A local used his pickup to place my trailer where we could re hitch.
Intersection of Fagerquist and Linden, start of a great time in Lot N.

edit: result of a failed yoouie, a sign was hidden in a tree, visible only in one direction of travel.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
 
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I put a healthy bend in a 6" drop ball adapter in Austin this year. I was quite immobilized, thread end of the ball stuck into the asphalt, drive wheels off the pavement. The twelve foot enclosed trailer was across a travel lane. Some helpful locals had boards in their pickup beds, enough to use as shims under the leveling jacks and slide the ball hitch out of the receiver.
A local used his pickup to place my trailer where we could re hitch.
Intersection of Fagerquist and Linden, start of a great time in Lot N.

edit: result of a failed yoouie, a sign was hidden in a tree, visible only in one direction of travel.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Easy to do. We live and learn.
 

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The possibility of imminent disaster is what separates camping from just sitting around the house.
 
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