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DougE

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Posted: 03/31/21 03:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A Honda Ruckus weighs about 200# and you can put it on a hitch carrier. I think the HP is low enough you don't need a special license.


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There are an awful lot of pedal bikes that never come off of the carrier rack. We bought two foldups with good intentions. They are well beaten up. Not from use but from being hauled around & getting scratched getting moved from inside the trailer to against a tree.

Anything is better than a pedal bike but for getting around the local area look at a 150-250cc scooter such as this.

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Posted: 03/31/21 07:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have used folding bikes for years, I purposely seek out campgrounds that are next to a rail trail. Currently I have full size bikes that fit inside the truck topper and kept in place with my custom built rack. The folding bikes perform well on good trails, I just need more gears as I age. Not a fan, but the Camping World folders work reasonably well, my only complaint is the tire size is impossible to find should you need replacement.





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Posted: 03/31/21 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do our grocery shopping enroute as we travel from one locale to another. Usually parked remotely by a lake, river or stream for a few days and then move on. Don't toad in over 18 years. Use Uber very rarely (Las Vegas was easier than driving ourselves anyway), and rental car twice, other times walk mainly or public transportation. If something too far away we explore enroute or when leaving our current area.

Not towing hasn't restricted us in the slightest that we can recall. Used to love biking but SI joint issues and saddle hurts with less padding LOL.

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Posted: 04/01/21 02:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you Lynmor and others,

I'll take a look at the Camping World folders. We are regular cyclists doing about 15-20 miles three or four times a week anyway. So despite being 71 I'm not too worried about saddle soreness.

It's a good way to keep the llbs off I try to stay under 160. :-)

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Posted: 04/01/21 04:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds like you do a lot of bicycling... at least compared to me! lol...

Anyways, you may very well be able to fit full size bikes inside the camper. Not a permanent solution, but will work.

Also, renting a camper - ask the dealer about a bike rack. They may already have those available (probably extra charge...) that fit right on the back and can hold a few bikes.

What kind of trip(s) are you planning?


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Hi,

It's a 7,000+ mile trip, with an El Monte C-28

New York (Newark)
Connecticut
Springfield
Boston
Bangor
Burlington, VT
Lake Ontairio
Niagra Falls
AA Royal Motel & Campground
Pennsylvania
Washington
Front Royal
Big Medows Lodge campgrounds
Rockfish Gap
Great Smokie Mountains NP
Knoxville
Nashville
Memphis
Little Rock
Fort Smith
Tulsa
Oklahoma
Fort Reno
Amerello
Santa Rosa
Albuquerque
Painted Desert
Homolovi Ruins State Park
Flagstaff
Phoenix
Tucson
El Paso
San Antonio
Houston
Baton Rouge
New Orleans
Mobile
Talahasse
Jacksonville
Daytona
Cape Canaveral
Miami
Key Largo

We've used them before and did the West coast/Yellowstone/Dakotas/Utah/Bryce/Monument/Grand Canyon/Yosimite
thing.

We've got a bit more time now I'm retired, so hoping to combine campsites and bit of wild camp (Boondocking?)[emoticon]

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We have a couple ofthese the XFS model. Rim size looks to be the same as most BMX bikes.

The only changes recommended would be to replace with BMX tires & a more comfy seat.

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Posted: 04/01/21 06:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks Veebyes,

They are bit pricey for me. The bikes I get will almost certainly have to be given away at the end of our trip. So I'm hoping for sub 200$

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Posted: 04/01/21 09:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you renting the rv and driving it back to your home area?
If so consider getting standard bikes at your starting point from Helmart or wherever and a hitch mounted carrier like this bike carrier and you can simply keep what you like from the setup at the end of your trip.
Or if you are starting from home and finishing there as well, as was mentioned before with the ruckus type scooter, again Horrible freight sells a carrier , myself I have a little 150cc scooter that I take along.
scooter.
yes its a cheap Chinese scooter, but at 3 years old no problems with it, just run it new for about 15 minutes and then change the cheap oil that comes in them to remove any trash or filings.

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