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Old 07-29-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
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I know this might be a crazy question, but does anyone have a treadmill in their motorhome? My wife and I are just about retired and are planning on going full time then. We are both very exersize concious, my wife on a treadmill and myself on bicycles. I was wondering if their might be a treadmill that would be adaptable to a MH. We can do lots of outside walking when the weather is good, but for times of rain, cold or snow a treadmill would be great. Appreciate any responses. Thanks,
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:50 PM   #2
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I know this might be a crazy question, but does anyone have a treadmill in their motorhome? My wife and I are just about retired and are planning on going full time then. We are both very exersize concious, my wife on a treadmill and myself on bicycles. I was wondering if their might be a treadmill that would be adaptable to a MH. We can do lots of outside walking when the weather is good, but for times of rain, cold or snow a treadmill would be great. Appreciate any responses. Thanks,
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Old 07-29-2006, 02:08 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by John and Ginny:
My wife and I are just about retired and are planning on going full time then. We are both very exercise conscious, my wife on a treadmill and myself on bicycles. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>If you're retired just take your time as you travel, what else do you have to do? Lots of rest areas are large enough so that you can walk or run at will. The floorspace in a full time rig is going to be precious even if they do have fold up treadmills.

I'd go with the water ski tow rope out the back of the motorhome.

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There have been times when I've seriously considered adding one to my RV. I don't like the smaller folding units but space is a premium. The only challage I would have is lifting it through the doorway. Even the smaller ones can be quite heavy.
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I wonder if you could get someone to connect it to the rear axle so that when the wife is on it you could steer!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by John and Ginny:
I know this might be a crazy question, but does anyone have a treadmill in their motorhome? My wife and I are just about retired and are planning on going full time then. We are both very exersize concious, my wife on a treadmill and myself on bicycles. I was wondering if their might be a treadmill that would be adaptable to a MH. We can do lots of outside walking when the weather is good, but for times of rain, cold or snow a treadmill would be great. Appreciate any responses. Thanks,
John </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

John,

I don't have any experience on this but I did find a small portable manual unit that might work for you it may be available through Walmart also:

http://www.wards.com/wards/prod_disp...er=16&clktru=1

Also check out these reviews of compact treadmills on some powered units:

http://www.treadmillreview.net/Artic...Treadmill.html

This one also caught my eye:

http://www.pcefitness.com/press_05.asp

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Old 07-30-2006, 04:28 AM   #7
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John,we have been fulltiming for 6+ years and we are walking everyday. When we are on the road we stop at every rest area and walk. When in a campground we walk around the grounds,go to a city park and if the weather is raining or to cool we go to a mall,WalMart or large grocery store for the walking. If you really want to walk there is always a place to do it.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by John and Ginny:
I know this might be a crazy question, but does anyone have a treadmill in their motorhome? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://www.wards.com/wards/prod_disp...er=16&clktru=1
I also found this one at Walgreen's and noticed that while lightweight (58#) its capacity is only 225#. Not sure how bug a guy you are...


This one also caught my eye:
http://www.pcefitness.com/press_05.asp
Found this one at Amazon and the capacity is 300# but the shipping weight is 200#.

Anyway, just wanted to save you a little research (this topic interested me, too, that's why I searched into them a bit more).

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