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Posted: 03/27/18 07:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've decided we aren't going to have a tow vehicle, but I was thinking there are probably a few times where it will be handy to have something better than a bicycle to get around on. Has anybody bought an electric scooter or similar to get around locally on? It doesn't have to be a full sized motorcycle, some sort of 1-person device is fine. Any suggestions?

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Yes, be sure it has either two or four wheels. The single wheel in the front on a trike is trouble when turning corners.
There are some folding electric scooters out there.


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I have seen one and/or two electric scooters on the back of motorhomes. Seem to serve the purpose of getting around fairly local and street legal.

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If you are talking about a regular scooter or motorcycle just an EV version, it can work with some limitations.

If you are talking about the small toys, that may or may not get you around the campground but it likely won't be viable for much more.

Major downsides:
- Rain, cold, weather.
- Not too useful for grocery shopping or carrying anything.
- What is the range you need? Particularly if there are two of you riding, the range may be much less.

It's viable if you are willing to live with the limitations.


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Keep in mind the legality of some of these scooters varies from state to state. The same even holds true of some gasoline powered mopeds / scooters.

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I’ve thought of this but when I defined the exact situation where I would need it and the probability of that situation occurring it was not worth the trouble of hauling, maintaining, insuring it. In the 4 years I have been RVing there has never been a time when It would have solved a problem.


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We had City Bug scooters. Fun when you're at a horse show, but not so fun when it's cold and raining and the battery runs out of juice. We're going to tow our AMC/Jeep CJ-5. It has a hard top and the heat works great, if needed.


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Posted: 03/28/18 07:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IMHO it all depends on your style of RVing. We go on trips and use the toad to explore the area surrounding the campground, sometimes a hundred miles or more. The toad works perfectly for us, scooters would be useless.


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Take a good look at electric assist bicycles. They may be a better all-around solution for you.

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We bought two electric assist bicycles to use this year. We use them more for fun and riding on trails and they are great bikes but they have a limit of 20 - 40 miles. We still use the truck most of the time because it has no limits.


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