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Old 02-05-2020, 03:04 PM   #1
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Default Loading a Segway I2 SE into a trunk

I am considering buying a car that is not a hatchback, a sedan that has a trunk that i cannot use the ramps to place the Segway into the trunk. Has anyone else devised a way of loading a Segway into such a trunk? Such as a portable hoist? Or a platform in the trunk that would life the base on to the ramp?
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:38 AM   #2
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I am watching this thread with great interest because I have the exact same situation.


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Old 02-07-2020, 02:23 PM   #3
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So, I've managed to load my Segway into my trunk by 1) Removing the leansteer bar; and 2) lifting by the lower cargo frames ... these guys: https://www.segwayunlimited.com/prod...ames-set-of-2/

It's heavy, but doable.
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:09 AM   #4
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Does the car have a receiver hitch? If so you can get a platform that fits right into it with a fold down ramp. I bought two older Sarix carriers off ebay for about $150 each and built a double Segway carrier.
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Old 02-10-2020, 05:43 PM   #5
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The 'secret' is to install cargo bars on the Seg - Then they are easy to pick up by one or two people. Depending on the car, you may need to take the lean steer off completely and if this is the case, Seg makes a kit which allows you to remove and reinstall it quickly without any tools. It uses a cam and a lever to tighten the bolt. If your trunk isn't too small, you might just need to remove the upper half of the lean steer, which is even quicker and easier to do. We've used this method most all the time, but I do have the lever action bolt on one of my three Segs and have removed the complete lean steer several times. Picking up a Seg without the cargo bars is darned near impossible, so three sets of cargo bars were among our first purchases and boy, what a difference they make!

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Old 02-16-2020, 08:05 AM   #6
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Default Have you considered buying a TriLift?

Have you considered buying a TriLift? This is an electrically operated power lift that attaches to your tow bar. It is a bit like a bike rack for your Segway PT, but electrically raises it and locks it into place.

The TriLift is mostly used for mobility scooters, but they make (or have made) an adaptor for the Segway PT. Or someone could make one for you quite easily.

The following video clip is slow and loud but it shows how it works:

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