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Racin' Jason

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Posted: 09/10/20 08:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 10th wedding anniversary is coming up, and I was thinking about getting his/hers scooters as a gift for my wife and I. We are brand new to the camping/travel trailer world. If we're at an RV park and hooked up to a 30A service, can we simply plug the scooters into the RV outlet to charge them? My wife and I are both fit, so a non electric scooter would be fine too, but the times we've ridden the electric ones, we had a blast, so I was kind of leaning that direction. I'd appreciate any feedback. My weight 220 (and hopefully decreasing to 205), my wife is a lot lighter than me[emoticon]

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Posted: 09/10/20 08:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, you can plug into the RV outlets.
Why not consider electric bicycles, you can pedal or use the electric motor?

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Posted: 09/10/20 08:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a honda scooter and I never take it when we go away. Many parks don't want gas motors. We do always take our bikes. Electric bike or electric scooter gets my vote.





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Posted: 09/10/20 08:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes you can but consider that some campgrounds have rules regarding what can be used as transportation on their roads.


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Posted: 09/10/20 08:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would expect you could just plug into the trailer (presumes you manage other heavy loads like air/con so as not to overload the pedestal).

Even electric cars can typically be charged from a standard 120v outlet (all be it slowly)...but I would expect a scooter battery to be so small as to be a non-issue in terms of charge time.

You may find a few issues though:
- Some campgrounds prohibit motorcycle usage within the park road system and scooters (gas or electric) would likely be included.
- Some campgrounds charge extra if you have an electric golf cart...often it's way more than the actual cost of power used. I would expect if they caught you with electric scooters they would charge similarly.


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Posted: 09/10/20 10:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Would suggest getting something that one can pedal without a motor or electric bikes that need to be pedaled to make the motor work like our ebikes. We put hundreds of miles on our Dahon foldup bikes when we had a sailboat. Much better for ones heart and circulation.


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Posted: 09/10/20 03:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks everyone for the replies!

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I too vote for electric bikes rather than a scooter. Look at BikesDitect.com


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I have 2 we take forthe kido and me. 1st, some places frown on it. 2nd you need paved roads they are not for offroad use. We stil take them and use if we can. Bikes work just as well. Im 225 and got the go track one on amazon. Decent for the $$$. They can go 15 mph on a flat, less up hill for the weight. Range about 15 miles less for the weoght so 10 to 12. Kido does fine with them. We charge them one at a time off the outside camper outlet. You could always just plug in to the pedistal.


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Posted: 09/15/20 08:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Costco has a bike/electric on the shelves for $299.99. It will go 15 miles on a charge, and when you have discharged the electricity it has pedals.

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