I got tired of storing my kart on top of my race car (first world problems…), so I picked up a 7×7 Rubbermaid shed from Home Depot and installed a hoist to get the kart off the stand and onto the ground, or my trailer.
Here’s the shed. $650 now at Home Depot, but I got lucky I guess and paid $500 for mine.
I installed it on a 2×4 frame I constructed, which added another $180 or so in materials.
Once setup, I added a 2×4 frame on two sides (front and back) which allowed me to run a 1.5″ piece of conduit from from one frame to the other, which I hung a 440lb capacity hoist (from Harbor Freight) from. This allowed me to place the hoist exactly where I needed it to lift the kart.
All in all, less than $1000 and I don’t have to bother my neighbor anymore to help me load my kart on and off my trailer.
Here’s video of the hoist in action. I was still playing with straps and placement.