This deluxe scooter and wheelchair carrier has all the features you'll need for quick and safe transportation of your wheelchair or scooter at an extremely affordable price. Made from black powder coated steel, this carrier holds up to 500 lbs yet it's light and easy to handle. Includes an extra long 59" three position ramp that folds into two pieces for easy storage on the carrier and makes loading and unloading a breeze. Optional Swing-away accessory allows for easy access to the rear of your vehicle.
Accommodates most wheelchairs and scooter and carries up to 500 lbs
This highly versatile mobility carrier is perfect for use with mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs for quick and easy transportation! The carrier features an integrated ramp which folds into three different positions! This affordable folding carrier is offered at the lowest discounted price possible! Includes a one year warranty!
The SC500-V3 deluxe wheelchair and scooter carrier has all the premium features offered at a super low introductory affordable price! The main features of this mobility carrier are the folding design and extra long 59" loading ramp allowing this carrier to be used on just about any vehicle with a 2" trailer hitch. With the pull of a hitch pin your carrier can be folded up vertically to the back of your vehicle to save space when parking in car ports, garages, or parking lots! The wheelchair and scooter carrier is constructed of steel, has a thick black powder coat to protect from the elements, and has a massive 500 lb weight capacity! The surface of the carrier is a heavy duty steel mesh with 1" square support tubes underneath which won't bend or flex from the weight of your scooter or wheelchair. The mobility carrier has everything you need for loading and hauling your expensive mobility device.
The wheelchair and scooter carrier features an integrated two section ramp which folds up and out into three different positions. The first position keeps the ramp folded flat to the carrier surface and held down with a spring pull pin. The folded flat position is to keep the ramp self stored and secured when the carrier is folded up. The second ramp position allows the ramp to stand up straight when a mobility device is on the carrier and is held in place with two spring pins. The last position is the ramp unfolded. This position allows for scooters or power wheelchairs to be pushed or driven up the ramp. Please Note: Mobility devices are not to be occupied when loading, unloading, or on the carrier!
The ramp is 27-1/2" wide by 59-1/8" long providing a gradual slope for easy loading of your mobility device. A welded handle featured on the ramp allows for easy folding and unfolding. Tie down straps are available in cam or ratchet styles with rubber coated hooks which can be hooked onto any of the 10 tie down holes featured on the 4-1/4" tall tray sides. The tray sides feature five carrying handles for easy handling when installing the device. The rear of the carrier has two reflectors for greater visibility at night. The carrier's usable dimensions are 46-1/2" long by 28" wide, accommodating almost all of today's mobility devices.
In addition to the cam and ratchet straps, retractable straps are also available. These are the easiest straps to use with the SC500-V3 carrier. By removing the extension on the retractable strap they can be mounted directly to the 4 mounting points on the carrier allowing you to quickly strap down your power wheelchair or scooter. These straps can remain on your carrier at all times so they are always handy.
Supporting the carrier is the heavy duty 2" hitch tube which features 2 bolts and a safety pin underneath to allow the hitch tube to be removed from the carrier. Two bolts fitted underneath the folding hitch tube allow you to level the carrier so that the pin holes line up to secure the carrier in the unfolded position. The distance between the hitch pin hole and the carrier is 13-1/2" unfolded and when the carrier is folded the distance is 4-5/8". This carrier is not recommended for 1-1/4" hitches. Also available is a heavy duty anti-tilt locking device which prevents carrier wobble during transportation. The hitch tube has a 5/8" hitch pin hole for the included hitch pin and 1/2" hole for the pinch bolt (if anti tilt can not be used) for securing the carrier to your vehicle and will work on Class III or IV hitches.
Class III or IV (2")
*For 1/2" pinch bolt hole, subtract 1"
11" - 18"(Less than 11" trailer hitches can purchase SC-SWING-AWAY - raises carrier 3" or 7" higher)
Looked at a few carriers and settled on this one. Glad I did; was easy to assemble and seems to be a very sturdy product. Priced right; will be looking at other products from Discount Ramps.
5 StarsGreat product!
Ryan from WA wrote (January 16, 2015):
This was the first wheel chair/scooter carrier we bought. Couldn't find a carrier in this price range anywhere else. We still have this, it's been around 7 years. Started with a scooter, moved to a Invacare TDX 5, then to a TDX SP. Never an issue. Surprising durability for a carrier at this cost!
Ed from OH wrote (January 11, 2015):
Easy to assemble and use. This is a great value for the price. It was a nice surprise that the unit did not rattle going down the road. The fold up feature is awesome other carriers I have used did not.
Larry from LA wrote (December 09, 2014):
it took about two hours to put together but easy to use. very satisfiedra
4 Stars SC500-V3
ANGELINA PIAZZA from PA wrote (November 09, 2014):
I had previously purchased an aluminum carrier ramp from a competitor. That product was deficient in design (structural elements deformed under load of the wheel chair) and as such, had to be returned. After much searching I found the SC500-V3. This product is solid in design, structurally able to carry the powered wheel chair, ramp length is perfect, product is mostly assembled and is easy to assemble, and reasonably affordable. No issues with the SC500-V3.
Nice product. Assembly (Picture only) was limited to why there were extra (9) washers and only tiny little cotter pins to hold ramp in place on frame. Stop plate or piece placed on hitch bar that has two bolts really doesn't do much. No instructions as to what is supposed to be accomplished with this piece except for being a stop so the hitch bar only goes into where the hitch pin holes line-up?? When tightened - its crooked on the hitch bar - not flat against the hitch on the vehicle.
4 StarsLiked this so well I bought 2
Cynthia from IN wrote (September 25, 2014):
We bought one for my mobility scooter. When I bought a new scooter it was bigger and heavier and would only fit on the carrier one way which put the weight of the motor and the weight of the fold down ramp on the same end. This caused the carrier to sit very lopsided. With a slight modification for the latch we were able to load the scooter backing on, which leveled out the carrier. Liked it so well we bought another for our other car so we don't have to move it back and forth. Would recommend oiling the latch pull frequently. Mine rusted up and had to be replaced.