Can You Carry a Mobility Scooter On a 2012 Lincoln MKZ

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I have a 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. I need to use a mobility scooter for my husband. The lift we own is 83 lbs. The scooter weighs in at 251 lbs. The tongue weight limit on everything I can find to fit this car is 200 lbs. Is there a hitch that will work for my situation?

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The trailer hitch options for a 2012 Lincoln MKZ are the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch part # 24865 and the Curt Class I Receiver Hitch part # C11390 which are both rated for 2,000 lbs gross trailer weight and 200 lbs tongue weight. There is not a trailer hitch option for the Lincoln MKZ that offers higher capacities as the vehicle is rather small and a larger capacity hitch would not be practical because the vehicle could not handle the extra load.

Therefore, you only really have a few options. The first of which and what I recommend is a lightweight carrier and mobility scooter. The MaxxTow 27x47 Cargo Carrier part # MT70100 only weighs 50 lbs and is the lightest option we offer with a ramp. The other two options entail either a new vehicle or towing a trailer.


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