Scooter Lifts For Cars, Trucks, Minivans or SUV's simplify travel making transporting your scooter easy, fast & effortless in your minivan, car, truck or SUV. A scooter lift easily installs into most types of vehicles for fast loading and stowage of an unoccupied scooter while traveling down the road. With more than 50 models of scooter lifts from more than 5 manufacturers, there is an application for almost every vehicle and scooter combination out there.
Now you have a scooter or a smaller wheelchair to assist with you mobility and getting around the house. These scooters tend to get very heavy to try and lift in and out of your vehicle. This is where a scooter lift comes in. With a scooter lift, you can easily transport you scooter safely down the road. Scooter lifts are available for many types of vehicles including, minivans, SUV's, pickup truck, cars and full-size vans. With several different types to choose from, we help you determine which scooter lift is best for you.
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I bought this lift about a year ago and have no regrets. It has always worked so far and has not had to be fixed. There are a few rattles coming from the lift while going down the road, but it's to be expected a little. I would recommend it to you.
Really enjoy this lift. Has helped my husband and I get out and about with his power scooter. I am excited to learn about other products we can use too on blvd.
We really enjoy having our Harmar scooter lift. It makes it a lot easier for us to go visit people and bring my husband's scooter with.
Makes loading my dads wheelchair effortless. Wish it operated quicker for when its raininng or cold out, overall satisfied with the bruno scooter lift.
Purchased this when I couldnt get my wheelchair inside my suv. Wish I could still get it inside but this will have to do, makes bringing my chair with possible.
I'm recent to a chair, and have a full size van with AWD because of the snow. Still needed to plow my driveway and put this lift in my Dodge 2500 so I can drive. Picks up my power chair and puts it in the box. This is my 1st winter with it and will write back after I use it more.
VA got me this lift for my Honda. Nice I can take it off myself but it is very heavy and not easy to do myself. I have a scooter and it works well for it.
I OWN A JOEY BY BRUNO OVER SEVERAL YEARS. I AM 71 YEARS AND 290 POUNDS. I AM VERY SASTISFIED.ALSO A MOTORIZED.QUANTUM EDGE WHEELCHAIR.
I have owned Joey lift for less than a year and it has filed 5 times obviously I have a lemon
Oh Bruno Mobility once again I'm having problems with your product. This time it's your seat remote a button won't work because it GOT WET because of mother nature & you won't warranty replace it because of water damage lmfao. Can y'all control mother nature? I can't! Maybe u should make a water resistant remote considering mother nature! Fucking idiots!
MY FRIEND HAS ALS AND HAS MAYBE 6 MONTHS, BUT THIS DEVICE HAS MADE HIS LIFE A LITTLE MORE ENJOYABLE THANX MIKE, I TOLD MY GRAND DAUGHTERS TO LOOK FOR UR NEW IPAD
have trouble with lift stalling 6 times in less than a year not happy with Bruno products
I bought a used joey 2 years ago, works great. If it ever stalls just use the manual button on unit, then have your dealer do some adjustment. no big deal. one time it stalled, I use it every day.
Purchased Joey lift 11/16. Stalled on out immediately, failed intrmittently. Shop has not gotten correct part to fix. Service is unsatisfactory. Incorrect part received is today's reason for problem. Very unhappy with Bruno& retailer. Look elsewhere!
I purchased a Bruno truck lift. I told the dealer the kind of truck, wheel chair, everything they needed to know to put in the correct lift. I have a 2017 4 door Ford F-150. Bruno advertises it will bring the chair up to the front seat so you can transfer, wrong! The lift won't bring the chair within 4 feet of the front seat of the truck. Also, it won't pick the chair high enough to get over the side of my truck, and when it is coming down it isn't out far enough to keep from hitting the side of the truck. Their fix was for me to change to a lighter chair and they would put in a lift with an extension so it would come further forward. I have a nice chair and did not want to change so I purchased a Fold and Go light weight chair (50 lbs.), the only trouble is it won't pick it up high enough either. It is tearing up my new chair and it is tearing up the plastic cover on the lift. They should not be selling this lift for this truck because it will not work. Unhappy customer.
I bought the Joey lift last summer as I have spinal stenosis & pain when I walk very far. I use it to lift my Ventura 4 wheel scooter into my 2015 Town & Country van. I use the scooter when I visit hospitals as I am a pastor & sometimes in large stores. It squeeks a little as I am on bumpy roads, but has not failed me yet. I am happy with it.
I have owned a Joey lift since 2008. I did experience some stalling issues over the course of that time. It turned out that the lift was fine; the problem was with the instillation. Once I found a tech that had been certified by Bruno I had no more issues. I have a newer chair that weights 275 lbs. and the lift struggles lifting it. Just thought I'd pass that on.
1. Premature rusting occurred in less than a year. 2. It's a great aid that's very easy to use. 3.) Constantly breaking and at the shop. 4.) Virtually unnoticed at highway speeds. 5.) Bruno refuses assistance and doesn't honour it's warranty when you have a breakdown. Very disappointing.
I have run into issues that Need new parts ordered and the consu,mer cant purchase without the dealer handling the request and final additional sales price. I had a lift/ lower motor break its molded motor housing on a vsl-4000hw and had to use the dealer. they gave me a ridiculous price of $750 For a very small electric motor. NO WAY WHEN USED LIFTS ARE AROUND THE 500 PRICE TAG> I WONT BUY ANOTHER BRUNO AFTER THIS ONE NOR WOULD I RECOMEND> HARMAR IS A BETTER CHOICE AS THE PARTS CAN BE ORDERED BY THE PUBLIC WITHOUT DEALER INVLOVEMENT> THIS IS A HUGE ISSUE TO CONTINUE.
I have had the Joey lift for seven months, two months ago it started stalling during the transition from out to down and just the opposite. From up to in. Usually after five minutes it starts working. Im not looking forward to a rainy day.
has failed four or five times retracting back into the van. They have replaced the actuator, then had to file a shaft that was making noise & banging when lift was trying to load. problems are with or without scooter on the lift. not happy & proving unreliable
We just purchased our third Bruno exterior lift before Christmas. We loved the first two as they worked well for us for several years with minimal upkeep. This new one, ASL 250 A has been nothing but trouble since it was installed. Shortly after bringing it home there was a problem with it folding. It was taken in. Then, we had the problem repeat itself. Every time we plan to go out we have to wonder if it will work properly. Yesterday was the last straw. We were to go out for the day and when the lift was lowered it made a horrendous noise but finally came down. After the scooter was loaded, the lift would not go up but wanted to fold. I tried everything that had been I had been told and after 10 minutes I got the lift to go up properly. When we finished our first errand and I tried to bring the lift up again with the scooter on it, once again it would not work and kept trying to fold. I spent over 20 minutes in the wind with numerous people trying to see if they could help. All they could do was look and feel badly for us. I finally had to beg the store to hold the scooter for us while I tried to find a way to get it home. As if that wasn't bad enough, now the scooter wouldn't fold as it would start up then think it had a scooter on it made terrible noises, stopped at one point and finally I got it up with it on an angle. It was the best I could do. I no longer trust this lift as I can never count on it and the person who relies on it to get around can't go places. This particular lift is worthless. I cannot fault the location where we purchased the lift as they are superb in every way. I cannot say enough good about them but I can say I hate this lift.
Made in the USA! This then is the worst run USA company that I know of. They don't stand behind their product, they refer you to the Dealer in your area who charge HUGE mark ups on the products and service. The only person this company is designed for is those with six figure incomes! What a worthless warranty, three years but only to the person who purchased it! My sister is disabled and on social security benefits, which means she doesn't get much money to live on. We were looking for a new lift for her car since she upgraded her chair and it was to heavy for her current lift. One of our Uncles suggested we take the Bruno ASL-700 Chariot that our Grandmother had purchased 6 months before her death and hardly used. After looking at the lift we were excited! It was the perfect solution to my sisters problems. The lift was installed and ran like a champ for four months, then it started occasionally not going up or down unless you pushed the buttons both directions a couple of times. Then it would work for days on end without an issue. Today the lift stopped working while my sister was out running errands. Fortunately there is a dealer in town so I sent her there to have them look at the lift. About 30 minutes later she calls be in tears! The part that needs to be replaced is $1,800 with freight and installation it will cost almost $2,200!!!! I don't know anyone on a fixed income that can afford that! I looked through the owners manual and found the LIMITED three year warranty information with a number to call with questions. The warranty is LIMITED because it only applies to the original buyer and can not be transferred if sold. When I called Bruno they couldn't answer my questions about the warranty or give me any information about the cost of the replacement parts. The woman kept saying "We only make the lifts" everything else is dealt with through the dealers. Warning, any company that has a warranty for buyer only basically knows they are making a shaky product that is hit or miss on reliability!!!! They obviously don't stand behind their products! You would also think if everything is manufactured in the USA, the parts might be affordable! I will no longer rave about Bruno or recommend Bruno to anyone. I will give this feedback on every site and social media venue that I can, not that Bruno will care, they only make the product! If I were Mike Bruno, I would be ashamed of our customer service and unwillingness to stand behind our product!!!!
I have an interest in your space saver for use in a Hyundai Elantra Hatchback. It is similar to the photo shown in one of your web adds. I have talked to your phone reps and several of your Northern California Dealers. For some reason I do not get any consistency in their contacts, in fact many conflict. I am very interested and ready to make a buy decision, but I can not find any one that agrees. I have a mechanical background and feel from what I see in your adds there is a possibility of a fit, however none of your dealers want to discuss it. Looks like I will have to be satisfied with Harmar. Call me at 916 624 3820. Sincerely Ron Farmer
I bought the tourney chair and have had intermittent problems with it not operating for several years. I finally got tired of it and contacted a dealer about getting a new connector that can't cost more than $10.00 to make. They said I have to get the whole harness which would be $800.00. I'm so tired of these people who prey off of the most vulnerable of our population.
1) Purchased May 2015 to carry a 350 pound mobility scooter and have transported that scooter less than 12 times due to dad’s improvement and switching to a lighter 3wheel scooter (uses 350lb one in the House only). Anyway, the foam stoppers have come off twice and it’s been $125 EACH time just for the labor (part only covered for 3 yrs and Chariot is out of warranty in 5 days, 3 yr warranty). 2) HVSU of Tulsa sold us the Bruno Chariot lift and they overcharge for everything. This VehIcle lift constantly gets jammed in up position and u have to take it in to HVSU to get it unstuck (more labor). 3). Out of warranty May 19th, 2018 and we are back with another jam! This time Bruno Chariot is instructing HVSU of Tulsa to take it apart, see what is wrong (possible attenuator..they will cover part only for 2 more days) but labor is approx $1000. We’ve hardly used this vehicle lift and this major problem has occurred AGAIN???!! The ramp new was approx $5,000. Now they want labor of $1,000 within 3 yrs of it’s purchase? And if it only lasts 3 yrs we will b back here again and again with jams and more labor. DO NOT BUY...NOT WORTH THE MONEY OR HEADACHE. WHAT A RIP OFF.
Mine is not quite a year old and I have had several problems with glides catching, wiring harnesses kinking, and deformed floor plate. Also, when something goes wrong, even though they know something else had to be redesigned, they don't say anything meaning you have instance of your lift being out of service until they send the replacement parts to the installer.
Handy but does rust. Takes three people to remove and/or replace. Good at any highway speeds. I only use my scooter for some occasions and the lift is ALWAYS on my car. I had a large motorized wheelchair but now have a scooter and wish I hadn't gone to this expense since it's overkill. Still have to fasten the battery down or it can bounce loose. Not something a single person can really use a lot. Still needs another person to do some heavy lifting.
Had the lift 8 months would not go into the vehicle. After a few min. did. Went to dealer, can’t explain why, or doesn’t know what to look for. Says well when it fails call us. Last time it failed 6 hours from home and we could not find service nearby. We therefore did not get to use it during vacation. Very disappointed. Was informed the tech that could work on it was going on vacation and we could just bring it in the next week, then we had to wait two more days. So wheelchair sat in our car for two weeks and my disabled veteran had no chair for his use. That is unreasonable, it is not a luxury,it is a necessity.
We got it yesterday and wheel locked up and tire went low called shop to come look at it we payed 5000 which is a lot of money as it is for a handicapped person on disability and already messed up I'm so upset
Absolutely useless. Had the actuator replaced a few months after I got it. Now, 8 months later, it doesn’t want to back up easy. Today, the thing broke and left me stranded for 3 hours until I could have it towed away! Immediately bought a different unit. Don’t recommend, especially in winter weather. It will cause your vehicle to fishtail on icy roads.
We purchased a new Harmar platform lift and it was installed in our new Pacific in May if 2017. On January 20, 2019 the lift stopped working. Took it in for repair and they said motor was not working. The motor is 2 1/2 years old. The cost to to replace over 650.00. A good expensive lift the motor should last a lot longer. Very unhappy with the expensive broken lift. Your product should last longer and I should not have to buy a new motor already. Buyer be very wary before you buy this product . They will not replace the motor.
Just bought one a month ago. Own one since 2005 but old one would not fit into Pacifica. Was extremely satisfied with the old one so bought new one hoping would be better. The platform wobbles without chair and makes constant noise. Once Wheelchair is on the plateform, WC moves all over. Complained to dealer and Bruno rep but their response so far is very poor. Hoping they will fix it soon. dealer is 101 Mobility and Bruno rep is Robert.
I bought this a little over 2 years ago for my Town & Country. I have used it with a Drive Ventura Mobility Scooter. I now have a Jazzy Select 6 & it works great for both. I hope I can move it to my next new vehicle.
Purchased about 3.5 years ago nothing but issue's. lights have a short somewhere and will not go off when you turn the car off. The wheels assembly failed about 1.5 years, just had it fail again and tire almost fell off both times. when lifting the wheel chair the gears sound like they are stripping out and it does not what to lift. Out of warranty and they want to charge me $800 to fix the wheel bearings. When its working its nice but it should be built better than this for how much it cost.
Harmar lift did not hold scooter and could have killed someone. Fell off while driving. Harmar does not honor warranty.
Have had the Joey for 1 year. It has been in and out of the shop constantly. Stalls a lot. Don’ Know if it the product or installation. Never again. Don’t go this route.
Purchase the Chariot about 3 years ago for out daughter, she has used it regularly and it has not failed her. I have had many people stop and ask about it because they were amazed at how it tows and operates, good unit.
I purchased a used Toyota van with the built in Joey lift. I had a free inspection done by a Joey manufacturer. They show me the crank if it fails and to run the car I’m in not sure of the battery power. Other than that it is as good as my Toyota! Built to last!
I thought I was so lucky to get this lift for my car. Because my wheelchair is so heavy I had to get a Bruno chariot. I love the fact that it had a 3-year warranty. The first time I went to get anything fixed on it they fought tooth-and-nail. Every time I go to get something fixed they have to have it okayed it's like a fight these people don't understand you can't be without your wheelchair those are your legs. I'll never understand what a warning supposed to be if they want fix things when they're supposed to. I'm not only leaving this letter here I'm going to contact the Ada, and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. They helped me pay for this I'm truly sad for this situation and I think it's so unfair that Bruno will not fix my Chariot the way it's supposed to be. I'm going to put my phone number on here if they'd like to contact me 727-288-3892 I also won't be contacting a lot of places sad that they sell a $4,500 item and they don't stand behind it.
only two issues bother me with this unit...one is how to attach it to the vehicle, it should have a quick couple of some kind...the other is it needs a removable jack and wheel so it can stand on it's own ...for a handicapped piece of equipment why should i need two strong men to connect it to my van?my 28 foot holiday trailer is easier to attach .once attached it is a wonderful unit that i like very much...if the engineers could just make it more user friendly i would give this a 10
I purchased a Bruno Joey Lift to be installed in my mini-van. First, let me say that its a very expensive product both to purchase and install @$3600.00. Next and here is the rub, Bruno has this network of installers that they use to install this product, I was fortunate enough to be stuck with Mobility Works, they trashed out my vehicle damaging trim panels and left it looking like a garbage can. Bruno will not provide installation instructions to the consumer noway nohow so you have to use their installation shops. I decided to replace my vehicle which meant that I needed to get the Joey Lift removed, and was directed to Mobility Works to have this done, for a price. Unfortunately I could not wait to have Mobility Works perform the job and begged Bruno for the instructions necessary to remove the lift myself. They flat out refused. So my son and I did the removal ourselves only took 2 hrs of guessing and then an hour to clean up the mess Mobility Works made during their "installation". The Joey Lift in and of its self is somewhat flimzy the platform you drive on to bends like cardboard and the lift strained to lift the power wheelchair into the mini-van. Bottom line there are other alternatives on the market, do your research before you waste your money.
My elevator was installed August of 2017 since then the service man has been up to my house a minimum of 10 times today I was told that I have to pay $700 to repair something that date realize was wrong in the first place this is the first review I'm never leaving I'm a 68 year old man living on Social Security the federal government paid almost $25,000 to have this elevator installed since my house was raised due to flooding concerns I wouldn't wish this company on my worst enemy my number is 504-319-8308 my name is Ernie if anybody would like to know exactly how I feel about this company please feel free to call me
Dangerous on the road, causes damage to your scooter and no matter who installs it, the thing comes extremely loose. Bounces all over and easily freezes up in the winter. I’m a disabled veteran and have this thing sitting in my garage. I will never put it on my new Subaru Ascent Touring. I bought the new Bruno Chariot and am so darn happy I did. Looks like a trailer but its way better than that. It doesn’t pivot like a trailer. You don’t even know it’s behind you on the road. Unlike the Harmar, the Chariot puts no weight on the tongue. The scooter sits over the Independant wheels and just sort of floats over the road. I’m extremely happy with it. To me, the Harmar is more of a real cheap imitation.
Can not order parts from factory; must go thru a dealer. Tried to order a small locking pin. Dealer called Harmar and was quoted $72 for a $5 pin. This company does not support their product.
Received the Chariot just before Xmas 2019, thought it was the best thing since sliced bread, but in January 2020 we had a mishap reversing and went over a wheel barrier in a car park tried to drive forward only to have the wheel stuck and not jump over the barrier which is 6'' high, well the whole Chariot twisted and bent the centre shaft, it's a channel shaft and that's is the weakest point. I paid $10,000 for the trailer in Aust. Just paid $1000. to replace the shaft with a solid tube and to straighten the whole thing. I know it was my fault but I found a profound weak spot. Bruno something for you to have a look at.
Less than 5 years old. Replaced wheel bearing once under warranty other out of pocket 800.00. Know the actuator arm just broke and they want 2000 to fix it. Always gets stuck in the upward position sounds like the gears are stripped. HUGH WASTE OF MONEY. DO NOT BUY!!!!
I purchased a Bruno Joey lift and had it installed in my 2018 Chrysler Pacfica. I took all the space behind the second row seats. It also required damaging the trim around the rear opening of the Pacifica. About a year after having it installed in the Pacifica I needed to dispose of the Pacifica quickly (like within 24 hours) the local installer couldn't fit me into their schedule and even after calling Bruno they would not provide me the necessary instructions to uninstall the lift myself. I finally figured out how to remove the Joey lift from the Pacifica. I wanted to have the Joey Lift installed in a 2019 Ford Expedition Max, the cost of to this was outrageous and would require totally removing the 3rd row fold down seats and disabling the power folding option on the second row seats. I would also require carving up the trim pieces around the rear hatch. Once again I called Bruno trying to get an explanation on why it was necessary to damage the Ford Expedition Max and could not get an answer. The Joey lift is sitting in my garage at this time and I am trying to find someone to buy it. I caution potential buyers to look and the cost and damage the will be incurred to install/reinstall this product.
I purchased my Joey in November 2019 from a dealer in Columbus, KS. Except for one issue which required me to return to the dealer I have had no problems at all. I am single and in a power chair. The Joey has given me my freedom to go places without assistance. If it wasn’t for Covid 19 I would be out and about everywhere. The dealer represented the product properly and I couldn’t be happier. It fits perfect in my Lincoln Navigator.
I have been having trouble with my Joey right from the beginning. It is now 7 years old. The dealer is telling me that my wheelchair is too heavy for the lift. I have a Pride Quantum Wheelchair. Both the dealer that I got it from and the spec tell me that my wheelchair is 100 lbs lighter than the recommended 350 max allowed. What should I do about this? I can't afford to buy another lift.
I experienced the problem of the lift not retracting and I had to wait 15 minutes for it to decide to work again. To avoid this from happening I found that if I lower the lift and "leave the switch on" while I load my wheelchair, retract the lift, then I turn the switch off seems to have eliminated the problem!!
would like information on removing from car or reinstalling chariot 2019
My lift starting started stalling the first time I used it. Now it stalls intermittently. Stalls more often than not. Worst investment ever. I will never buy another one. It is wonderful in theory. I just wish it would do what it is supposed to do.
Got my Joey lift in 2019 and have been ok but for the engineering of it. Drive my chair on it and it lisps to the side so far that the safety pin will collied with the frame and jams the hoist. Engineering problem----they put a roller to guide the pin in, good idea, BUT they made it to small by about ¼ inch I put a piece pvc pipe over it, schedule 40, and now I can drive the chair on it and it goes straight into the socket. Why they were not smart enough to make it the right size in the first place. I am also have a LOT of trouble with side to side alignment which has bound up the hoist so tight that I and 3 others all pulling at the same time can not budget it so my chair is stuck in the car until I can get it out. As all you guys know that use WC’s that’s our legs we don’t get around with out it. The next thing I have to get done is how to fix at least 2 other problems I see with the hoist.(i.e. with the wheel chocks that are on the platform of the hoist when the chair comes into contact with then it causes the lift to rack. There is a better way and I’ll find it.
Worthless piece of crap. If it jams, and it will, you have to climb in the car, squeeze between the rear seat, remove a cap, stick your finger in a tiny hole and press a small button. How any people using a wheelchair can do that? That is what Bruno calls independence.
The Bruno Chariot is hot garbage. It is loud, unreliable, and expensive for what it is. The track got locked up multiple times where my disabled mother had to take it back to the dealership to get them to get it unstuck for her. We have since purchased a wheelchair van and can't find anyone to give the chariot away to. No one wants to buy it or accept it as a donation. I guess it's going to the scrap heap.
The Chariot is a great concept but it is weak in the metal dept.weak metal . Had a repair done in January this year cost $1000. and now we find that the wheel brace has twisted. Don't go into potholes or over gutters, It is very difficult to put back onto my car I need two people to help not good. For $10000 they need to rethink the design. I'm now having trouble with the actuator stop start or no move. I will give it 4 out of 10.
I have had 2 the first the hydraulics gave out while driving down the road the entire thing was on the ground. Got a new one. The clutch in the motor stickes and if you put it up just a fraction to high it will not come down. Had it replaced the second one was just as bad as the first. I was driving mildly wet road just after a light Rian. The wheels decided to fishtail turned the entire car around 2 times and landed me rear end first in a ditch. I will not ever use this dangerous piece of equipment again I am buying a bigger vehicle I can put a normal gift on before this thing gets me or someone else killed
The Bruno chariot is dangerous! The hydrologic gave out with no warning and dropped the entire lift I. The middle of the road. Latest I incident I was driving after a light rain so the roads were a little wet no puddles. Thecwherls on the chariot started to fishtail and put the car into a spin. I ended up in a ditch rear end first. At 60 miles an hour it shakes so I can't drive normal hwy speed I have had it to the dealer several times they said that is normal. DO NOT BUY THIS THING IT IS DANGEROUS
We got this lift for my wife. I am terminal with nonalcoholic liver disease.I wanted something I could depend upon on my potential passing. We got it in August of 2020, I have had to take it back 2 time s in less than a year, the second time it cost $270 IN LESS THAN A YEAR, NEVER RECOMMENDED THIS PRODUCT
Had the lift for about 3 years and have had stalling problems from the start, the problem I have now is lift comes out but will not lower to ground just makes a grinding noise.Had it to scooter dealer for repair but still will not work.Live up in Norther Ontario ,no Joey dealers close by.
We had a wheel bearing failure. Bruno did not have any replacement wheel bearings. Bruno would not disclose the specifications for the wheel bearings. The actual bearings are readily available: It is a standard 1 1/16" bearing. • (4) L-44649 Bearings - 1-1/16 Inch Inside Dimension • (4) - L-44610 Races - 1.98 Inch Outside Dimension • (2) - Grease Seals - 1.98 Outside Dimension / 1.25 Inside Dimension • (2) Dust Caps - 1.986 Inch Diameter - 1.16 Inch Depth $25.16 for 2 sets (4 bearings, 2 seals & 2 caps) from Amazon
I bought my burno lift about four years ago. I have two. It was a god send for me. A lift changer. Only problem is the dumb dealership i purchased it from failed to give me maintenance booklet. That stated the importance of torque lugging the lugs. Or the speciations of the torque numbers it should be torqued at. Not torquing it caused me six blow outs on the road. Which is dangerous and left me stranded. I have since bought a torque wrench. And an extra tire . To carry with me. I advise all person who buy this lift to do so right away. It’s easy to torque the lugs on the tires on chariot.
My dad bought an outside chair lift from Bruno. I have had to help him fix it several time. The unit tends to get water in it causing shorts. Several of the dealers refused to help him because he did not buy it from them. Other dealers refuse to sell us parts unless we pay them to fix it for us. Bruno factory says that they will not sell us parts and we have to deal with their dealers . Needless to say myself and our friends and family will NEVER buy another thing from Bruno ever again ! Dad has one purple heart. I have 3 . Bruno claims to be Veteran founded. This is the way they take care of Veteran's. A real disgrace !!!
Adding to Brian 65 comments, the bearing seal part number is 12192TB. I also recommend using Lucas Extra Heavy-Duty Grease. It has an excellent drop point, service in cold weather and water resistance nearly the same as Lucas' Marine Grease. Also recommending putting a small dab on the tire studs to prevent cross threading and to prevent rust between the stud and nut. My girlfriend has been wanting to upgrade her take apart mobility scooter. She purchased a class III hitch receiver. I installed the hitch with witness marks showing it was torqued to 75 foot-pounds. With the hitched installed she found a reseller and bought a better scooter and the Bruno Chariot. I tried to call Bruno for the installation specification and the operator wanted me to go to an authorized dealer. I called twice and go the same run around. So, I called two dealers. One didn't' know and didn't return my call. The other the installer didn't know! He just installs the kit. This made me wonder just how competent is the installer? The turn signal controller for my girlfriend's Nissan Rouge required a 12 AWG positive connection. And the installation kit for the Chariot has a red and black wire to the battery. Having worked for an electrical contractor doing electrical calculations and voltage drop calculation on both AC and DC, I was confident the 12 AWG would be enough. And it was. I ran the extra flexible two conductor wiring to ring terminals on two 1/4-inch stud single terminals. And used this as a junction to trailer control module power. They were all purchased on Amazon along with ATO flat blade fuse holders. Used a 30 Amp at the battery, 20 Amp for the lift and the 10 Amp fuse and holder included with the trailer light module. Because to the blind spot on her vehicle, I suggested she tryout the mirror mounted dash cam and rear-view camera. We ran the wires on the outside and was convinced this was what she needed. I mounted the camera to the top of the vertical post and ran the wires inside the channel beside the existing wire. I had to solder in waterproof 4 pin LED connectors using marine grade waterproof heat shrink. Now she has a 170-degree rear view, and the unit records the front and back on a micro-SD card. Reading the reviews, about the bearings I decided to service the bearings to be safe. Glad I did! There is a grease fitting on the axle which goes to the inside bearing which provides clean grease to that bearing. Because of my profession, I sometimes do failure analysis. From the wear pattern it appears when the bearings were serviced, the tech did not have any automotive experience, automotive shop knowledge or just lazy. They pumped grease into the fitting which kept the inside bearings lubricated with fresh grease and merely smeared grease around the castle nut and washer. This explains why bearings are failing. If bearings are serviced properly should last many, many years and miles. I can do the work myself, but if your bearings or seal needs servicing take it to a company that services trailers or your auto mechanic. Give the mechanic the bearing and seal information. They make a little extra money, and your chariot keeps running. If you're a good customer, they may be willing to do the servicing when your car is in the shop. The outer bearings were on the verge of failing because they had not been properly lubricated during servicing. The cotter pin, castle nut, washer and bearing should be removed, the outer race checked, the bearing completely cleaned then repacked with clean grease, at the very least push out the old grease and replace with new. The hub should be removed, and the seal checked for cracks and drying. Replace seal if necessary. When replacing the seal, check the inner race and clean the bearing to check if it may need replacing. On my girlfriend's chariot, the seal was dried out and needed replacing. I cleaned out all of the old grease from the hub and cleaned it with solvent and brake cleaner. I replaced all the components and packed the bearings with grease. I suggest servicing the chariot bearings every 18 months. This is why. The outside diameter of the 8-inch trailer wheel is about 15 inches, for each turn of the car tire on a compact the trailer tire turns 1.5 times. On the girlfriend's rouge with 16-inch tires 1.7 times. On cars with 18-inch tires, 2 times. When you're driving 60 miles an hour, the chariot tires number of turns would be the equivalent to 90 to 102 miles per hour on your car. At 82 MPH the maximum speed rating of the trailer tire, the bearing rotation is equivalent to 123 to 139 mph on your car! The additional rotation causes heat and starts to breakdown the grease creating extra wear. Servicing the bearings yearly is even better and will keep the bearings in almost new condition. Just think for every mile you drive on your vehicle the trailer bearings are driving twice as much and service accordingly.
Had a Curbsider on order through the VA two months ago. No delivery date, or even an estimate time. Company refuses to offer any updates. I greatly regret that I chose them!!!
Thé Charriot is unreliable . The mechanism For the platform jams up Leaving the wheelchair stuck in a tilted unsafe position, the house then cannot work and there is no way to off load the 150 kg wheelchair. Repeated problem that had so far cost us &3,000 of repairs! Dangerous and unreliable
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