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Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:17 pm
by sudden
zelph wrote:You really scored nice Sudden. It's really clean looking and has all the right amenities. My wife and I will close the local camp ground here in the county in November. 15 RV'ers are expected to do the die hard camper thing to end the season. Water lines will be emptied this weekend. I purchased an electric scooter to make life easier when out and about on the trails. The thing has a 500 watt motor that really has the uumph to take me off into the backwoods, no problem. Got it at Menards, $250 and got a $50.00 rebate. I took it out for a spin this past week while camping. I have a video that shows it when I was collecting some wood for the woodgaz stove. Will post tomorrow.

Did you purchase from a dealer?
Yes. I got it from a dealer. Most of it's life was in Florida. Last year the second owner bought it and brought it up north. They decided to trade it in on a new pop-up at the dealer I purchased it from. The undercarriage is in amazing shape. Engine runs smooth, Tranny shifts smooth (I think the transmission was rebuilt or newer than the engine, it's spotless, no grease, just clean metal). Both AC units work well. I also have every manual which is a rare find for such an old unit.

Did you get the scooter new for $250? I never looked into them before but for that price I'm really tempted. My problem would be getting it down from the RV (assume you attached it somehow). I'm not supposed to lift more than 10lbs. I thought that was ridiculous until I tried it for a bit, big mistake to question the spine doctor :)

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:24 pm
by zelph
Sounds like you got a real honey of a unit, glad for you :D

I got the scooter new and it weighs too much for you and me :o I can get in the trunk of my car with a a strap slung around it's motor section. Lift with my legs and arms and I'll be ok. It has 3 12volt batteries in the bottom of the unit. Puts out 36 volts to the motor. It's got torque!!!! :D

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:33 pm
by sudden
Can't wait to see the video now. I'm seriously interested in this.

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:29 am
by zelph
sudden wrote:Can't wait to see the video now. I'm seriously interested in this.
Here it is, not in motion though :D


Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:55 am
by sudden
Very nice.

Does the handle fold down?

The fat tires should work nice on trails.

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:59 am
by sudden
sudden wrote:Very nice.

Does the handle fold down?

The fat tires should work nice on trails.
Oops, I just read your other post. Seat is removable and handle folds.

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:21 am
by zelph
Yes, the fat tires work well for sand and grass.

I had to drain my rv water lines last night, temperature this morning was 23 degrees this morning in Northern Illinois. That'll frost your tusch :D

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:28 am
by realityguy
Hmm..I still have this thing..

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I guess we'll have to don our shades..put on our leather jackets and "colors",and hit the road singing...

"BORN TO BE W-I-L-D!"


:lol:

I still haven't charged it up and really tested it...We better keep those away from Cuz...He wouldn't have a chance... :roll:

:lol:

Does your scooter need a good push to get it going?This thing needs a push before the power kicks in..supposed to be rated at 130lbs but I fudged that a bit riding it around the thrift store after a short charge.Yes..the handlebars and seat go way up.

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:08 pm
by DarenN
don't you mean...

"BORN TO BE M-I-L-D"

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:54 pm
by realityguy
Our "colors" can be a crossed pair of pieces of firewood with a few stoves in the areas between..
:lol: