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/Carrier with Ramp
/Fits 2 Inch Hitch
/48 Inch Long
Item # SC500
This item qualifies for free shipping
Shipping Weight: 99 lbs
The extra long ramp makes loading and unloading simple while the bi-fold design makes it easy to work with. Carrier is also a little wider and longer than similar models. Folds up when not in use.
Note: Not recommended for use behind fifth wheel trailer or large motorhome
Video of 28x48 Hitch Mounted Wheel Chair and Scooter Carrier with 60" Long Ramp
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Today we are going to show you part number SC500 from Rage Powersport Products. What this is is a hitch-mounted wheelchair carrier and scooter carrier. This cargo carrier can also be used for a variety of other things, aside from the original purpose. What is nice about this is it actually comes with a 5-foot-long ramp to easily roll up your wheelchair or scooter onto the carrier itself. It uses a hinged, bi-fold ramp design It can also double as a regular cargo carrier. It comes complete with built-in tie-down mounting points, and also included is an anti-rattle device. And one last thing about the ramp itself is it can actually fold completely flat into the platform when you are not using it. Now we will cover some more of these features in a little bit more detail.
One of the first features we will show you is the anti-rattle device. As you can see here, we have installed a typical 2-inch receiver hitch. It is not hooked up right now, but this is the part right here that makes it an anti-rattle. What this does is, when your carrier is plugged into the hitch and securely attached with the pin, this plate goes up here. And on the bottom are three screws. These three screws actually tighten up against the bottom edge of the hitch and pull the cargo carrier down and clamp it into one position, where it cannot go anywhere. And you tighten those three screws down with a 17-millimeter socket.
The next feature we are going to show you is that the whole carrier can actually tilt up when you are not carrying anything in it. So you will not have a carrier hanging out the back of your vehicle unnecessarily. This is the pin right here. Pull out the safety clip. You may need to pull a little bit of the tension off of it. Pull off the pin, push it back into position, and replace the pin. There you have it: when you are not using it, you do not have to have it hanging out for no apparent reason. Next, we will unfold the bi-fold ramp, which is the best part of this carrier. It has a neat little pin release here. Just pull up the pin and grab the handle and just pull it right up. And also you have got another pin back here that allows you to keep the door up in an upright position when you are carrying something inside of it and then hold it open still and unfold your ramp.
Now we will go ahead and demonstrate the ramp itself. We do not have a wheelchair or anything like that but we will actually use a lawnmower here and roll it up on here to give you a better idea of how much room it takes and how easy it is to do it. We have our lawnmower in place, properly centered over the cargo carrier. All we need to do now is just go ahead and tie it down. It has got plenty of hooks right here - four on each side to tie down your equipment. Same thing on the opposite side, as well as two on the non-ramp side of the carrier. One nice little detail on here is it has carrying handles built into it also. It also has a nice rubber lining in there a little easier on your fingers as you are taking the unit on and off of your vehicle. All right, and that covers it for part number SC500.
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (64 Customer Reviews)The extra long ramp makes loading and unloading simple while the bi-fold design makes it easy to work with. Carrier is also a little wider and longer than similar models. Folds up when not in use.
by: Shawn D12/05/2011
Product is built sturdy, but be careful! Let me start by saying that I have several hitch mount products such as a large 4 bike carrier also so I am a bit familiar with products pull down for use and fold up vertical when not in use. Whenever you fold the product to or from the vertical position..."HOLD IT TIGHTLY" There is no safety stop and it will just fall past the 90 degree mark smashing into the vehicle. This means you have to hold the unit with one hand while setting up the pins and fumbling with multiple components. Here's the best part! The bracket that is installed that holds the ramp in position sticks out about 5" more than everything else on the right side and if you are not very careful then it very easily hits the suv door and leaves a nice dent in your vehicle. I can see this happening multiple times over time. This is a stupid design flaw that causes damage to vehicles and could be easily corrected by the Rage the Mfg. simply by reviewing other tilt up carriers which have more common sense built into them. Etrailer however has been excellent in all my purchases over the years and this product was deliverd to my dock on one day! Good job Etrailer! That's why I keep sending my friends to your site. 27699
by: Don B.02/03/2011
I had been lamenting about shoveling snow from multiple locations for a while. My Snow Blower (Ariens ST824) is at my personal residence, but I keep my landscaping trailer at one of our rentals' garage. I have a Ford explorer which cannot be used to transport the Snow Blower (too big) unless I use the trailer, and I can't get to the trailer when the snow is bad. I was just starting to consider purchasing multiple Snow-Blowers to keep at different locations (pitiful idea!). The SC500 is EXACTLY what I needed to solve the problem. Not a trailer but strong enough to carry my machine. And it's lightweight enough to be stored at my residence with the Snow Blower. The ramp makes it easy to load the heavy blower on board, and the fold-away feature when not in use completes the package, and allows me to always be ready. Now I can clear my residence, help the neighbors (when I'm feeling ambitious), load the machine up and take it to the rental property and our commercial space.....saving me hours of backbreaking snow removal by hand, and no embarassing calls from the cops about clearing the sidewalk! I should have searched for this thing years ago. Now, I can't wait for the next big storm to hit NJ, but with my luck it probably won't snow again til next year now that I have my perfect solution. I'd recommend this to anyone who needs a compact, lightweight, carrier. It actually saves me time and money (no need to hire anyone to remove the snow), and grants me the opportunity to make money by removing snow from other people's property if I chose to do that. Thanks for the great product! 6612
by: Steve L07/31/2011
The description of what is provided with the SC500 needs to be improved. Included is a bolt that locks the SC500 into the receiver and doubles as the anti-tilt add-on. Also, included is an anti-tilt add-on if one chooses to use a 5/8" receiver pin rather than the 1/2" bolt system. I purchased both a 5/8" pin and an anti-tilt add-on and didn't need either. The ramp was purchased to transport a lawn mower or snow blower as needed using my 2005 Mercury Mountaineer. For that purpose it works very well. Suggestions to the manufacture would be 1/4" reflective poles that fold down to help locate the back of the carrier when backing up with the unit extended. Also, an option for a wheel to go in the back square opening to assist getting the unit installed into the receiver by only 1 person. I haven't tried it yet, but suspect to remove the ramp from the receiver, it would be best to have it folded up for better control. Having the unit folded out and pulling it out of the receiver is not easy as it should be, but there are no indicators as to when the receiver is almost out and when it pops out, it ends up bouncing to the ground and depending on where your fingers are, could give one a nice bruise under a finger nail. I'm still figuring out how to install and remove the unit without any help, but I think I've got if figured out. 20625
by: Ken J.01/25/2017
For what it 'is', it is a reasonable cost to performance item. Overall, it is a low cost very modestly built carrier for power chairs. If one uses it a LOT, expect the expanded metal mesh to begin having issues with the tack welds breaking loose. Especially if used with 6 wheel, mid-wheel drive chairs. These require significant tie-down force to keep them immobilized and thereby exert significant force onto the somewhat lightweight expanded metal decking. I use mine on the rear of a Ford extended cab F-250 longbed. Therefor it gets pretty good centrifugal force in turns resulting in the need for good tie-down technique. This is my 3rd carrier of this model in about 5 years. One broke the main support off inside the hitch tube due to a traffic speed bump. One was wiped out by other traffic in a parking lot. Granted the parking lot incident disabled my carrier, but, it caused about $15,000.00 damage to the side of the 28 foot camper that turned too short. It sustained about 18 feet of "ripping" down the side of the camper, clear through to the interior. I was not even at my vehicle when it happened. I was parked in a handicap access space. 335372
by: Ken J.08/27/2012
The SC500 is a reasonable value for the money. It is NOT as durable as one might hope. Significant components cannot be obtained factory direct. Some significant components are available via original provider, but NOT from other franchised vendors of the SAME product. Hence, if you purchase from vendor "a" in New York and move to California, you cannot purchase replacement components from your (now local) dealer "b" in California. One must make these purchases from dealer "a". As I often must install and remove my carrier multiple times per week, the 'anti-rattle' device is a major hurdle. It requires that I get down on the ground, under the rear of the vehicle, and loosen (or tighten) bolts. Therefore, I added that part to my steel recycle bin. Even minimal tension on ratchet tie down straps result in 'imprinting' of chair casters into the thin expanded metal mesh. In fact, a trip or two down bumpy country gravel roads have actually caused greater imprinting and thereby the straps have come loose. Caveat Emptor. 53198
by: Eric S.10/18/2012
The hitch wheelchair carrier shipped the next day after ordering and only took a few days to get to me with free shipping. My brother and I put it together and installed it on my mom's suburban. She is 67 years old and is able to operate the ramp and fold the carrier up when not in use. She stands to the side and drives my dad's wheelchair on it to take him to his doctor appointments. It works well for their needs and was the most cost effective wheelchair carrier I could find. I am a physical therapist and deal with wheelchairs everyday and this carrier works great for transport. 57571
by: Charles Shaffer03/20/2011
the price of the scooter carrier was in my budget and just what we were looking for i have been recently disabled do to cancer that has spreed threw my body at the age of 51 we have been very lucky so far . someone had donated a used scooter to me and we had know way of getting it around and due to doctor bills money is getting very tight we were pleased to find your product so easy for her to operate for me it was everything you said it would be thank u for your prompt delivery even thou we really couldn't afford it. it was allot easier on our pocket then another choice. i would like to find an inexpensive cover for my scooter so she doesn't have to unload it every night i didnt see one on your website but thank you for your product 9867
Heavy duty, easy to assemble. Very sati sfied. 128483
by: Michael F.05/03/2013
The carrier appears to be well made and should be very functional. There are a couple of small areas that are problematic however. I wanted to use a pin lock to hold the unit in my receiver but I find that the hole seems to be on the very low side of the tolerance and is slightly too small (I don't have calipers, so this is a guess.) I had to use a hammer to get my standard pins inserted. (I have two. Both were too tight until the paint was removed.) Also, the angle of the vertical ramp support prevented the ramp from being lowered until it was bent out a little. One final suggestion would be to glue the rubber bushings for the handholds. They seem to fall out. 78854
by: Clyde O.01/15/2014
The product mechanism is excellent. easy to install , I had read all the reviews previously but it is a huge problem, it rains on it twice since installation have not yet used it ., and the bolt and screws and spring pins looks like it is stainless steel but cannot be because they are already rusting and not even a month old. Also where it is welded and inside the tuning it is also rusting because I think it was not properly treated. So a bit dissatisfied with the workmanship and me having to replace all bolts, screws and spring pins. may be it should be made with aluminum then it would not be no corrosion. 113859
by: Eric M01/04/2013
As a first time owner of the SC500 I'm dissapointe in the construction of the Bracket & the siderail it bolts too (WEAK) and Spring loaded pin design to hold ramp in the upright postion it is a great safety hazard the ramp could fall to the road or hopefully back inside the cargo carrier while driving on a rough road. IT ARRIVED DAMGAGED BROKEN REFLECTOR & BENT UP SIDE RAILS & RUST ON THE BENT MARKS SHOWING ME THIS WASNT DONE IN SHIPPING BUT SENT OUT FROM ETRAILER IN THIS CONDITION ... The rest of the construction & design was very good no complaints... The time to recieve it from placing the order was amazing.. 62464
by: Walter Rodriguez06/01/2014
The product looked great coming out of the box and the instructions were simple to follow. There were some problems that I encountered, several of the nut and bolts broke while tightening so I replaced them with grade 4 quality. I had to drill out the hole to the stinger a bit larger so I could put the retaining pin in through the receiver. Also the platform has a bit more wobble than it should. The tolerance should be tighter so that this doesn't cause metal fatigue while traveling. Other than that it severed our needs quite well. 133585
by: Jay F.01/06/2011
Excellent Bought this to transport a 26" snowblower and I couldn't be happier. I did a bunch of research and was slightly skeptical as this was the least expensive one I could find that had a ramp attached but as soon as it arrived and I assembled it I was very pleased. I assembled it in the middle of a snowstorm and had no problems at all (other than when the directions blew away - but that's because I'm a dope). etrailer's follow up after the purchase was great and it arrived faster than I expected. Great experience. Jay F. 5063
by: Alex G09/26/2010
Well-versed product Attaches to my SUV(05 Dodge Durango)when needed. Pros: haul extra baggage/luggage(easy access), 24" wide snow blower, lawn mower(handle folded), 4 cylinder engine block (heavy). The long ramp helps during loading/unloading of wheeled items (snow blower,lawn mover.) Cons: Unable to open hatchback(rear door) when carrier is loaded which is expected and depending on cargo. If used with 06 Jeep Liberty, carrier will not stow(fold up)due to clearance of spare tire mounted in the rear door. 3483
by: Jason G.11/09/2012
The cargo carrier and the ramp were delivered in perfect conditon. This is going to out quite well for my snowblower this winter. I like the fact that the receiver had a large offset which help keep the carrier away from the vehicles bumper. This helped clear my salt speader that i mounted on my truck. The one thing that didint make sense is that they do not provide a hitch pin and the hole for the 5/8 pin that is required needs to be drilled out a bit becasue the powder coat made the hole smaller. 59059
by: Blaine S.08/26/2012
etrailer shipped the product even sooner than originally promised. The SC500 arrived 3 business days after ordered and in excellent condition. Assembly was easy and straight forward. In moving the ramp to its various positions I found the retaining pin hole for the upright locking position didn't quite line up with the pin. Enlarging the hole with my drumel and a grinding stone corrected the problem. I haven't used it to transport the wheelchair yet, but I am sure it will work fine. 53068
by: kevin petrie01/08/2011
A+ service I was very pleased with my dealings with ETRAILER.COM. Everything arrived on time and in perfect condition.(well packaged) This is going to be a very useful tool for me,as now i can lug my snow blower around with my jeep to help others less fortunate.It was very easy to put on my vehicle,and with the price and free shipping,this was a great deal!The people at etrailer.com was pleasant to deal with. Thanks Again for a great deal! Kevin Petrie 5214
by: Bill H.08/03/2011
I bought this product because it came with an attached ramp, rubber covered hand holes to make installing easier on the hands. I wish there were an additional pin to keep the carrier from hitting the tailgate when it is being folded up when not in use. The only additional items I still need to purchase are holddown straps and an outdoor grill cover to keep the chair dry in bad weather. etrailer may have these items, but I didn't see them. 21035
by: William F.02/02/2014
Easy installation 115461
by: Keith G.12/21/2016
Great electric scooter carrier. Bought one from Harbor Freight it did not have a long ramp on it, it was very hard to load. I called the girls at etrailer and they sent me what I really needed ,I know now just start with etrailer and they get right the first time. My thanks goes out to Shawn & Ekira for all the great help I have got from these two young ladies. Thanks etrailer great help. 326947
by: Fred G.07/11/2012
This item was pre assembled to a point. Very few thing that had to be done to finish it up. Haven't used it yet but everything fits together the way they should. I'm happy with the product for the price plus no tax and shipping was great too. I'll post a picture when I get it on my van. and give you another review. 47574
aLL PRODUCTS WERE VERY GOOD....EVERYTIME I CALLED TO ETRAILER WITH A QUESTION I WAS TREATED VERY WELL, BY KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSON...EVERY QUESTION I HAD WAS ALWAYS ANSWERED WITHOUT HESITATION, AND I WAS TREATED LIKE YOUR ONLY CUSTOMER...YOUR COMPANY IS A NUMBER 1 PLACE, FOR ITEMS, HELP, AND SHIPPING...THANKS VERY MUCH 45045
by: Johnie H.01/13/2014
Rack was delivered within a week of order, very little assembly required, only problem we had was when we folded the ramp flat on the carrier the spring bolt would not secure the ramp. I was going to bungee it down, friend stopped by and used a drill and put a hole in the ramp and now works great. 112614
by: Beulah T.06/10/2016
We are using our hitch mounted carrier....it works fine except for the right top hits the truck tail gate. I put some electrical tape so it won't get dented more...right now there is a tiny nick. The carrier is made well...using it for a three wheel scooter.....will try the four wheeler soon. 259828
by: Robert C.12/10/2010
Good Carrier Carrier does everything I wanted it to do. Reasonably priced, Shipping was excellent. Because of over travel past pin support hole when folding platform against vehicle ramp bracket could hit tailgate of vehicle. Drilled hole and bolted rubber damper to prevent over travel. 3965
by: Steve from Cumberland05/08/2012
Hitch mounted carrier seems well made, sturdy, and exactly as described, and at a great price. However product and price are only a part of the equation..., what really impressed me, was the ease of ordering, quick delivery, and superior communications from etrailer.com 39708
by: Tony C.10/22/2012
Very please with this purchase; solid construction (supporting braces at the bottom of the platform were welded) and minimal assembly required (only need to install Spring-loaded pins/lock and connect the platform to the piece that goes into the receiver hitch). 57898
by: Bud C.03/06/2015
The sc500 carrier arrived on time and although the box was beat up in shipping to only had a broken rt rear reflecter. The instructions were simple and I had it together in about 1/2 hour. I used it on a trip to Vegas and it worked great, just as advertised. 177288
I'm rating the SC500 Hitch Mounted Carrier an 'Excellent' for its features, ease of assembly and use. Just a word of caution, one of the supplied bolts broke while tightening and I fear that may be due to their origin. Be careful on how tight you make them! 19148
by: Tom T.08/05/2016
Wonderful product will increase my mobility. I'll transport my wheelchair to the local park for daily exercise and socialization. The only drawback to assemble was my physical limitations but the factory partial pre-assembly was a great help. Thanks! 280275
by: Marty M07/13/2010
Thank you for a great product Can;t say nothing bad about it. Extremly pleased. The knowledge of your experts was very helpful in making my decision. "If you have questions etrailer has answers and GREAT PRICES". Thanks again for everything!!!!!!! 3238
by: Jack C.04/02/2012
This unit exceeded my expectations. I will not be using it in a Reese hitch. It will be mounted on the extended tongue of my concession trailer. I will be able to use the ramp to wheel my Honda 6500 watt generator on and off as needed. 35886
by: Earnest D. Marcum12/21/2011
Product was/is well constructed. Simple/easy directions to install and start using it immediately! Took a drive with it on, in up right position to hear any noises/rattles and there were none! I'm elated with my over-all experience! 28509
by: Ralph Fulton08/03/2011
Went together much easier than I expected. And functions exactly as needed. Ease of operation even for a 68 yr. old is great. It is a little too heavy for me to install but all other manipulations are quite easy for me. Thank you. 21006
by: Edward Cato08/16/2013
Assembled the wheel chair carrier. Everything works as it is supposed to. Assembly instructions were absolutely easy to follow and it went together perfect. I am so pleased that I can stand it up when my chair is not in it. 95512
by: Clarence M.06/06/2015
My carrier came in 2 days in excellent condition. Put together in less than 15 minutes good instructions. It works great, easy to load scooter. Everything matched up perfect. Did glue the robbers, so they wouldn't fall off. 201169
by: Pat H.06/05/2012
I am very satisfied with the produce and the timely delivery. I think your on line ordering is easy and to the point thank you for that. The price listed is the price paid no hidden charges. Thank you for that also. 42875
by: Donald A in Florida01/26/2011
Wow!!! You guys are great. You upgraded my shipping to fewer days, sent it free. I can only repay you in words. Only difficulty was lining up the hitch lock pin hole. That was soon fixed. Thanks again 6137
by: Glenn S.02/06/2011
Just put the sc-500 on my car, itis just what i wanted, Thank you so much for filling my need. ive told people about how and where to order, if i have to i will order from you again. THANKS !! 6722
by: C. W.07/29/2012
I ordered this for a friend that had suffered a stroke. It was shipped promptly. He says, its just what he needed to give him more mobility. It was easily and quickly installed. THANKS! 49689
by: Dan D.03/22/2012
Assembled and installed this afternoon and carried an old lawnmower away and a new one home. Does its job perfectly, easy instructions. Works just as advertised and is perfect for me. 34790
by: Bill T.09/21/2013
product was as expected and easy assembly. works well with wide scooter (27") and easy to load and secure. in up position it doesn't stick out much past have a stinger with ball. 100904
by: Leland T.04/02/2011
The SC500 is everything I expected. My only recommendation is that it have an optional feature similar to a trailer jack(s) to make installation and removal easier for one person. 10933
by: FRED B.08/05/2014
Packaging was damaged when received, however the contents were not affected. Assembly was fairly easy. Rubber hand holds do not stay in place and will probably fall off. 144573
by: Tony C.09/27/2013
Item is easy to assemble. Only one locking pin for the ramp needed a little assistance (hammer & drift punch to demple the ramp bar) to lock ramp in down position. 101827
by: Terry W05/15/2015
Kind and courteous staff. Best price and free shipping ordered on Tuesday and arrived on Thursday. Cannot beat that. Will shop here again. 193252
The product is great, supports the weight and size of my snowblower. I ordered on the phone and was impressed by the quick delivery of the product. 61938
by: Matt H.04/09/2015
Great product, fast Shipping and super easy to put together. Using the cargo carrier to haul a portable generator, looks top be the perfect Fit! 184411
Easy to assemble and operate. Instructions were missing in the initial packaging but I was able to find a copy online with little trouble. 54878
by: John H05/23/2015
Also easy to install , was perfect for the jazzy 14 power wheelchair. I feel safe sending my elderly aunt on her memorial weekend today. 195092
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