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Old 07-11-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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getting around the campground

I am partially disabled in that, due to lung problems, I can't walk very far. We rent a mobility scooter when we can to use. What other means of getting around have you seen in the campground ? Bikes are out due to the lung problem. Wondering what you use or have seen. We are traveling in a Entegra Aspire 40'

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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Golfcart sounds ideal but you'd need to tow it or have a TH.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:03 PM   #3
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Golfcart sounds ideal but you'd need to tow it or have a TH.
I agree with Kat on the golf cart idea but you'd be surprised how many CGs now have arrangements with a local dealer to provide rentals while you stay with them.

I doubt this is often workable for short stays, but if you're planning to be staying somewhere for a month or more it could be an option.

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Old 07-11-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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Just saw someone puttering around on an electric scooter like this one

At only $200, and with a weight capacity of 240 pounds (weighs 54 lbs itself) I can see this becoming a reasonable alternative for lots of older folks.

Of course, if you have balance issues, not so good...
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:15 PM   #5
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We use Segways. I have severe asthma and a bone on bone knee joint so can't walk far distances. If you can stand, the Segways are outstanding. If you can't stand, they make ones that have seats. They will go 24 miles on a single charge at 10 mph. Plus, they are great conversation starters.
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We bought a folding electric bicycle on ebay for around $800. It says it goes 16 miles on a charge, but we've never run it up that far to find out, at several campgrounds. It is also a conversation piece. Comfortable too, after changing out the seat at WalMart for a slightly larger butt.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:50 PM   #7
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Doc, I have a gas golf cart that I use. Tow it on a small trailor. Drive off, use,drive back on. The only problem is Tx state parks dont allow them. Dont knw why. Will run for months on a tank.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:19 PM   #8
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I would look into a large platform that fits into the hitch and is either off the ground or has a large single wheel under it. I cannot remember the company name or website but small trailers are not fun to tow and having another thing to change oil in check tires go a light and low maintenance as you can! Not sure how much you want to spend but segway and platform might be the way to go.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:51 PM   #9
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Segways are a kick, but you would probably need two and they're VERY pricey! I used one at work for quite awhile. They're a little heavy and may be awkward to stow unless you had a specific spot for them. Trying to lift and stow may be tough with a lung condition.

The electric bicycle sounds like the most practical idea and I doubt there would be any campground restrictions with them.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:25 AM   #10
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This is what my father purchased for mobility purposes after he lost his driver's license. It is considered a bike so there should be no restrictions anyplace that allows bikes. I have this one for sale but if I can't move it, I am considering taking it with me on RV Trips. A platform that goes in my trailer hitch would be the best way to go I think as mentioned above, a trailer can be a pain.

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There are a lot of good electric bikes-trikes available. Many are light weight and easy to transport in your rv. I know that Camping World has some of these and others as well. My sister has issues with doing much walking and she bought one from CW and takes it with them on their rv trips. This device has given her back a lot of the fun of rving. There are things out there to help you enjoy camping more with your health problems. Pick the one that best suits your needs and enjoy life all you can.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #12
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Getting Around

Thanks for all the great suggestions. Will have to weigh my options and decide.

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