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Old 05-21-2014, 06:04 AM   #1
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Scooter questions

Don't know the best place to post this and I have posted similar in the past but now ready to buy. We traded for a Motorhome and currently have no toad and will probably not get a toad - really enjoying not towing anything after using our big 5er and crew cab diesel truck! But not having any transport around the campground is getting to be a bit of a pain as well.

I am hopeful for something like the following:

1. Electric Scooter. Probably not interested in a bike with electric assist.
2. We want two of them - one would have to propel me along the road
(and I weigh about 320 pounds) and one for my wife and she is only
about 180 pounds.
3. Would have to be carried on our 2 inch receiver hitch. If they are too heavy to lift would need a ramp perhaps?
4. My motorhome has a vertical weight limit of 500 pounds which of course
would have to include the carry apparatus and the bikes.
5. Would consider 49 cc gasoline perhaps?

Would sure appreciate any info or steering us the right direction. We
have found some on the Internet but really feel like we need to sit on
them and try them a few feet before purchase. There seems to be a lot of stuff out there but I really wonder about quality. They would be used mostly
on pavement in campgrounds.

We live in North Texas (between Sherman and Bonham) but travel a bit.
We are currently at Cooper State Park.

Ideas and experience greatly appreciated.

Gary and Karen Stone - stick home in Texas
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:23 AM   #2
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A couple of problems you may face. I have a 125cc gas scooter and it weighs 225lbs. I am 230 pounds and it takes me to 45 mph with ease. 2 scooters at your size needed would about exceed your hitch limit and I don't think you will find a 2 scooter carrier that is going to meet your needs. You will need a scooter trailer and at your size at least a 150cc gas scooter. Your wife could get buy with a 50cc one, but might not be able to stay up with you. Do you have motorcycle experience? If not you will need to look into a beginners riding course. In Washington state anything over a 49cc bike requires a motorcycle endorsement on your license and that requires a riding course, about $150+. Not just like riding a bicycle. Good luck in your search.

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The 49cc or 500watt scooters would do a decent job for a 180 pound rider..... but you might need a 125CC gas scooter to get an equal ride as a 180 pounder would get on a 49cc. My dad has both the 49cc and 125cc scooters (chinese made) and I have motored around on both (I weigh 340). The 49cc screams for help with me on it....but the 125cc does an adequate job of getting me around and even climbs well on hilly area streets. Euro Classic 49cc Street Legal Gas Moped Scooter Matching Trunk Free s H 2014 | eBay
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