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Old 01-06-2006, 05:22 AM   #1
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This is our first season in our TT. We purchased two electric scooters for driving around the campgrounds. We paid $129 plus $69 shipping for these. Extreme 360 After we clicked the Pay Now button, it occured to us that there might be guidelines concerning the use of electric scooters in the campgrounds. I know that golf carts are often acceptable, but does anyone have any input of the use of these kinds of scooters? Do you have them? Do lots of people use them?

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Old 01-06-2006, 05:22 AM   #2
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This is our first season in our TT. We purchased two electric scooters for driving around the campgrounds. We paid $129 plus $69 shipping for these. Extreme 360 After we clicked the Pay Now button, it occured to us that there might be guidelines concerning the use of electric scooters in the campgrounds. I know that golf carts are often acceptable, but does anyone have any input of the use of these kinds of scooters? Do you have them? Do lots of people use them?

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Old 01-06-2006, 05:57 AM   #3
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Your in good company having a couple scooters. I don't think you have any issues from anyone, if they were gasoline units, you would probably find people giving you some strange looks. I think the big thing you'll have to worry about, is if you bought cheap units that won't hold up. Next time you want scooters, I suggest you research whats available and read the reviews on them. There is a lot of junk that is being sold to unsuspecting folks. I suggest you look at the motor rating, the higher the better and wether it's American. Parts and service is most important also. A company called GO Ped makes some really good products that will hold up long term and run for extended times before charging.

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Old 01-06-2006, 06:31 AM   #4
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020202, The wife and I each have an electric scooter, I don't believe you'll have a problem, but we always check first when we make reservations. Ed.S
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Old 01-06-2006, 10:38 AM   #5
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We have 3 of them-the hubby got one for himself and the two older kids have them. They love them! Even get used at home-it's a excuse to keep them charged. Some campgrounds haven't allowed us to use them though, I'd check before making reservations if you can bring them. Otherwise you'll have the scooter police after you. For me, I have to chase my 7 year old daughter around on bikes-peddle power.

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Old 01-06-2006, 05:02 PM   #6
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I will thank you for getting the quiet electric ones and not the noisy gas ones. I doubt that you'll have any problems in the RV parks, and I haven't seen any restrictions, as long as you keep them out of other people's spaces.

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Old 01-06-2006, 05:19 PM   #7
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I'm with Garth. Electric power is quiet and efficient, opposite the noisy little gas engines. To prolong the life of that small electric motor, never allow the battery to get weak enough to provide low amperage. It may cause the motor to overheat, rather like the starter motor on your RV and a weak battery. I've never seen a sign anywhere prohibiting the use of electric powered toys. In fact, one RV park in AZ permits only electric powered golf carts and such.
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Old 01-06-2006, 05:47 PM   #8
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I'm quiet, rarely go faster than 3 mph, don't bother anybody and never been asked to leave a campground. (Except once when I filled my tank with a 12 pack in 8 minutes?
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We just returned from 3 weeks in Disney's Ft Wilderness. There were quite a few in our loop before Christmas, but I think everybody got one for Christmas, because they were everywhere thereafter. The main complaint I had was young kids going too fast for conditions and many going the wrong way on the loops. Of course there were also some teens going too fast in golf carts, too, but there don't seem to be many accidents.
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I don't know anything about the brand you found, but I remember a garage fire a while back that was blamed on a rechargeable scooter.

If I had one, I would probably only charge it when there was someone home and awake, especially if it wasn't UL approved.
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Old 01-07-2006, 06:26 PM   #11
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Here in Pinellas County Florida if they can't be registered like a moped or motorcycle then they are unlawfull to ride on any street. They had a crackdown on this several months ago with electronic signs posted around the county warning everyone of this. They do look tempting and I was considering getting some however they are not legal to drive here except for in your yard or driveway.

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A couple of years ago, I had one for a season. Had fun with it at home & all. Took it camping here in MI & was told by a SP ranger that I had to have a motor vehicle permit!
That kind of got ironed out with his bosses when they realized I was not a kid & not racing around on it.
Also took it to OH with a camping group of ours. The cg host politely informed me that those electric scooters were not allowed on state roads. I was a little taken aback, but he also reminded me that it was in fact a state road inside a state park. Naturally, I parked it for the rest of the w/e.
Unfortunately, the scooter also got recalled by the manuf by the end of that year; got my $$ back & never bought another one.
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Here is the LEGAL answer for Texas State and County Parks:
In Texas State Parks (and other non-private parks in the state) the roads are state roads and thus all vehicle laws apply, thus scooters are not legal. ALL vehicle laws can be enforced including speed, driver license, seatbelts, alcohol, insurance requirements, type of vehicle, license plates, ect.... just like any highway.

THAT SAID.... your mileage may vary in that those laws might not be enforced to the letter by the local enforcement authorities if they have not been having problems with scooter operation in their park. A few people acting like fools can and will cause them to adopt the strict enforcement tactic for current and future park visitors.
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Old 01-14-2006, 01:53 AM   #14
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I have a 3 wheeled electric scooter and have never had a problem. If I run into any problems I'll put the handicap plackard from the car on it. I only use it in a campground and take it slow. I think people tend to be a little more forgiven if it's an adult as opposed to kids using them also.

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