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Old 09-02-2019, 06:57 PM   #1
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E-bikes

I’m curious in what people’s experiences have been with e-bikes and storing these in your motorcoach. Have you found that having an E bike makes you ride the bike much more frequently? And has anyone tried the foldable bikes and can you fit two of those bikes on the half tray tray pull outs? Not sure we’d want to put the bike on the back of the car as this gets a lot of abuse traveling all over the country.

Any other thoughts about this new trend and bikes? Favorite brand for example.

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Old 09-02-2019, 07:09 PM   #2
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E-bikes

We definitely ride more with our ebikes. We have foldables and carry them in our Jeep.
We have Greenbike USA bikes.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:12 PM   #3
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Lot of good reading here http://www.irv2.com/forums/f278/elec...es-445708.html and reviews .......
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:13 PM   #4
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If you do a Search, you'll come across this thread with 10 pages of comments:
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Using the Powered by Google search box will get you gobs more.

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Old 09-02-2019, 08:20 PM   #5
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We bought ours when we bought our first coach four years ago. The plan was to use them instead of a towed car. In the end this didn’t work for us so we do now tow a car.

That said, we love our e-bikes and always take them with us when there are good biking areas along our route. We also like using them at home. We have both been cyclists all our lives, but our biking was trailing off as we approached our sixties. With our e-bikes we now cycle much more than we would without them.

We bought Pedigos (City Commuters):

https://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/...city-commuter/

We looked at foldables, but wanted full-size bikes for home use. We carry them on a heavy-duty platform carrier on the back of the car with no problem.

Good luck in your decision-making - I doubt you can go wrong!
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We carry e-bikes on a platform rack in the receiver of the car. However they only go with us if the destination is worthy with good bike riding. Otherwise they stay home but we also have non electric folding bikes for goofing around.
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Here is a photo of our pair of folding Tern bikes in the bay. We use them in place of a toad. Obviously a different type of coach, but we love the flexibility the ebikes give us without having to tow anything.

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We bought an Ancheer folding ebike. It fit in one of the large basement compartments of our Canyon Star. It quit working after about 50 miles. Ancheer did not answer any of our calls or emails. I’m trying to remember never to buy anything again from a company I’ve never heard of!
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I love my Voltbike Yukon 750 LTD. If I didn't have an ebike, I wouldn't be riding.
We carry our bikes on a rear rack, or in the back of the Ranger if we take it along.
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Used to carry two Segways on our class C. Used instead of towed. Worked get for several years. Great for short 18 mile or less trips. Looking to figure out a way to take them along with towed on our VTDP.
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From what I have been observing you are right with E-bikes you do “ride” more and pedal less so my take is you carrying 100lb per bike, (average) burn more fuel not counting the pita taking in and out without any physical benefit, except the taking in and out, which that soon will also stop when grandkids come visit LOL

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From what I have been observing you are right with E-bikes you do “ride” more and pedal less so my take is you carrying 100lb per bike, (average) burn more fuel not counting the pita taking in and out without any physical benefit, except the taking in and out, which that soon will also stop when grandkids come visit LOL



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Carrying e-bikes causes us to burn more fuel?!? Somehow I don't see 86 lbs (that includes both our bikes & all the accessories, including bottled water, we have on them) is going to have any impact on our fuel consumption.

We don't pedal less either. We actually pedal more. With our prior non-electric bikes (mine a 7-speed), we were lucky if we did 10 miles 'round trip on an outing. On a typical 1 week vacation, 1 outing was it because we'd be too wiped out. We're not spring chickens anymore. With the e-bikes, we easily do 20 miles round trip & we're not exhausted when we return. On our last 1 week vacation, we rode the rails to trails route 3 days out of 8. Our longest was 24 miles round trip. Plus we go on trips WAY more often than we did with our old bikes. That equals a lot more pedaling & a lot more exercise than pre e-bikes.

Don't poo-poo it until you try it.

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LOL, I can tell you that the DW will choose shoes ove e-bikes grain for grain hahaha

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