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LittleEnglander

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Posted: 03/31/21 09:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm thinking of buying a couple of folding bikes to use for local transport once I'm on site.

What's other using? Walmart have some 219 dollar folders, or should I buy a scooter?

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Folding bikes are heavy. The more you pay, the lighter they get and heavy bikes don’t get ridden much. Anything over 30 pounds total will be disappointing IMO. “Spinning” weight...as in wheels, tires, tubes...counts double. If you have a choice, go for light wheels.


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Well Chester,

It all depends on what your situation actually is.....
We have a small almost antique coach that is barely larger that car size, and shorter than some pick-ups.
We do carry a pair of folding (I often call inflatable) bicycles and they serve us well. We do not tow the towed anymore, it was just too much worry and hassle. As it takes mere moments to clear away the utilities if we have bothered to hook up.
I go someplace that we know we will want convenient local travel, we just rent a car on the way into town.

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Posted: 03/31/21 09:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WE use our truck cause most of our camping is NOT close to any towns


What RV do you have?
Do you use or take a vehicle with you?


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We tried bikes for a number of years and found as Old-Biscuit noted more times than not, where we are camped and what we want to see, grocery shopping, et al prohibit casual bike usage. We then tried rental cars at the destination and it worked for a time and can be a pain. One place we went did not have rental cars, but they did have a cab, as in one. We broke down in a campground just 20 miles from home. Luckily the DW had driven her car. So as the tow truck went right we went left. Soon after we started taking a towed car.


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Thanks all, I'm renting the RV from El Monte and don't have a tow car capability. So I guess it's either Lime or similar scooter app or a couple of WalMart bikes.

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We have used Uber for local shopping. Have the Uber App on cell-call them, they pick us up at campground office. Uber drivers make great tour guides, for best restaurants, places to visit, best marketing, etc. Rented a car once for a week stay.


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For me, it varies depending on where I am going. Most of the time, it's some combination of public transit and walking. Sometimes I bring my bicycle (on a hitch-mount bike rack). Sometimes it's driving about in the motorhome itself.





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Towed, Always, you'd be really hard pressed to find an Uber driver in most areas we camp in, or even a cell signal to call Uber.
And bicycling 12 miles (one way), to a grocery store is not my idea of a fun time.


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We like bikes. Plenty of very nice options for electric bikes now too. A scooter is fun, but you may need to register them and likely have to insure them. An electric bike won't give you the range that a scooter will, but will allow you to use sidewalks, park for free in towns, etc.


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