While this carrier is a good concep; the rails were dented and had to be adjusted to work properly. Being disabled it is also not the easiest to operate alone. But it still works great!
I have had one for about 4 years my problem is the bolts all rusted and are very hard to adjust
Just got this delivered last night, ordered it 30 December, showed up on time! Unpacked box, read thru easy to understand instructions. Took about an hour to assemble it. Mounted it on back of my SUV and loaded up my snowblower and tried it out. So far so good, looks heavy duty, aluminum welds look good, ramp angle is awesome.
Background: Have a 2011 Ford Fusion and needed a carrier for our Mobility Scooters. Went to the Web and found my way to Discount Ramps.Com. Ordered the Aluminum Hitch Folding Mounted Mobility Carrier with Loading Ramp. Talked to Sales Rep Katie Rozek who suggested a Hitch Riser for my Receiver Hitch and the Tie-Down Strap Package. Everything arrived, earlier than expected, and we are Happy Campers.
Shipped and arrived as promised. Assembly video and instructions were very helpful. Go it put together and found the anchor hole for the fold up feature was welded into the wrong place so the pin would not work. Since it was all together I had a machine shop cut the locking hole tab and move to the correct location. Taking it apart and sending it back was just too much work. Original welds are poor quality but will work. They just are sloppy, and in many places brittle. The design is functional and gets the job done.
If you have heart problems, as I do, this is not the ramp for you. Getting the ramp up and down is very fiddly. The ramp does not have an automatic tilt function. It takes a great deal of strength and strain to fold the ramp up when you are not using it.
My husband and I looked for a high quality carrier and found it on your website. It arrived when you said it would, no delivery issues at all. We also ordered the ratchets tie downs which also came on time.
It is very sturdy construction. My son helped us with the assembly, all the parts were there. The video on this was very helpful with the assembly. We are very pleased.
A video on leveling iron the hitch would be helpful, too.
We are taking my adult quadriplegic son on a road trip and don't trust his ramp van for a long trip, so we looked into hauling a trailer because my husband was skeptical about using a wheelchair hitch carrier. Last minute I talked him into the carrier and called Discount Ramps. Michelle was so helpful with all the details to be sure of a good fit for out 2015 Silverado as we needed the drop receiver so the ramp would not be too steep, I am glad we got it too! . Michelle also sent me emails on the shipping with easy to use tracking #'s . The shipping was FREE and ONLY 2 DAYS ! Assembly was easy and I love that it is light weight aluminum. thank you for the great Customer Service and fast delivery!
Great ramp,sturdy built well
Ordered carrier SC500-AF, WOW, what a well built product! I've been a welder/fabricator for over 47 years using all forms of welding processes. I know quality workmanship, this has well designed construction and welding assembly. I'm not worried about this coming apart like some things you buy,
Discount Ramps' shipping/response it Top Notch! Prices are equal if not better than the rest.
Will I do business with them again? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!
I love that it's made out of Aluminum; its never going to rust and never will need painting. My scooter fits snug and doesn't move around when driving. The carrier is easy to fold up and down and with a nice long ramp I can easily drive the scooter up. When I was first looking at carriers the long ramp initially turned me off because I thought it would get in the way but now I absolutely love it as it makes loading and unloading a cinch. If you were like me I had to lift the scooter into the backseat of my car, those days are long over. I call this carrier my no-sweat solution
My dad, who is 96 and uses a power wheelchair, found this carrier on an internet search. He liked it because it folded up against the car and was out of the way. So we ordered it and then I got put it together. The assembly video was very helpful to use with the written directions. It went together pretty easily, particularly if you pay attention to which side goes up at several steps! We did the assembly and loaded the chair in about 3 hours, with a couple redo's when I didn't pay attention to the up side! Chair was easy to load and stable as we drove. This ramp will allow dad to go lots more places and get around much easier.
We bought this ramp to put in the back of the truck when we travel with our travel trailer so when we get where we are going we can mount it to the truck so I can be mobile wherever we go. It has given me a new sense of freedom I had not had in years.
I BOUGHT THIS CARRIER FOR MY MOBILITY SCOOTER.THEY SHIPPING WAS FAST AND IT WAS EASY TO PUT TOGETHER IT IS HEAVIER THAN I THOUGHT.MY SCOOTER DID NOT FIT SO HAD TO DO A MODIFICATION.THE FRONT BUMPER HIT THE RAIL SO HAD TO RAISE IT UP,THEN HAD TO REMOVE WHEELIE BAR SO IT WOULD FIT ON PLATFORM.ONCE ON THE PLAT FORM IT SAGGED TO THE RIGHT 2/1/2 INC..WAS NOT SQUARE TO THE TRUCK.CALLED DISCOUNT RAMP THEY WERE VERY HELPFUL AND SENT ANOTHER TUBE RIGHT AWAY.ONLY PROBLEM THE NEW ONE WAS THE SAME.HAD TO CUT THE WELD AND PINCH THE TUBE TOGETHER.WOULD HAVE GIVEN 5 STARS IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO CUT THE WELD.
The carrier is balanced and light weight wise and easy to handle. The features of folding the ramp and the platform itself is quite convenient. Being aluminum is a plus as their is no worry of rust being exposed to the elements. Setting up the carrier from packing was also very easy with its instructions. I would recommend this product for anyone who needs to carry a power wheelchair or scooter.
I bought this ramp to do a # of things for me.1. carries my wagon and coolers for fishing on pier. 2. for my Mobility scooter. It can be used for just about anything that fits and doesn't exceed weight limit. Love it. Its just what I was looking for. I'm 62 and put it together and mounted it myself. I'm very good with tools. But was very easy assembly. Great buy!
The Ramp/carrier was easier to assemble than I thought it would be. I did it all by myself and took about hours. As the song goes I not as good as I once was. LOL but was able to do it with no trouble. Only problem was, wife's scooter was a little too large for the platform. Guess I did not measure right or assumed the wrong usable length. When I called and talked to Kirk, he offered a full refund, but as we talked we worked out a slight modification by adding a slight incline to lift the front bumper to fit over the rail. Now It works well. That is the only negative that I have found. It was a little heavier than I had expected but really had very little trouble getting it put together and hooked up to my SUV. GREAT COMPANY AND PEOPLE TO DO BUSINESS WITH. Thanks to Kirk and Discount Ramps.
I love this carrier. Strong construction and easy to use. I had no problem assembling or attaching the carrier. The multi purpose design is great to haul my 8 hp snowblower around. Discount Ramps was very courteous and knowledgeable. The carrier is still a bit heavy despite the aluminum construction. I would recommend this carrier and would buy it again. Thanks Discount Ramps.
I purchased this carrier to haul my 8hp snow blower. I compared it with many other carriers. This one is the best for me. It's large usable platform, 500 lbs. weight limit, long folding ramp, easy fold-up storage and more make this a great carrier. This unit is built strong and was easy to assemble. Even though it is aluminum, it still has some weight to it. Discount Ramps has polite and knowledgeable staff. Thanks Discount Ramps.
Discount Ramps shipped this ramp to me to replace a different ramp that I bought that didn't work as advertised. This ramps went together fairly well and works better than advertised. It is still new so the ramp is stiff to operate but I am sure from examining will become easy to use with a little time. The previous reviews that were less than complimentary were probably written by people who are new to power scooters/wheelchairs. Experience solves many problems!
I CAN LOAD MY ELECTRIC SCOOTER ALL BY MY SELF. I GOT IT BECAUSE IT WAS AMERICAN MADE AND DID NOT COST MUCH. AND IT IS VERY EASY TO WORK. I NEEDED A REECES STEP DOWN HITCH BECAUSE MY PICKUP SETS UP HIGH IN THE BACK. THE STEP DOWN HITCH WILL SOLVE ALL LOADING PROBLEMS
Like idea,but not what I expected. Did not go together write .does not hold weight up in rear,
iT TAKES TWO PEOPLE AND A MAKE-SHIFT RAMP TO LOAD MY jazzy 614 hd. I EMAILED THE MANUFACTURER (RAGE sPORTS) SEVERAL WEEKS AGO AND GUESS WHAT? no reply