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Old 10-23-2015, 04:55 PM   #301
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Looking forward to this comparison as well. The 59g worked out well for me, esp with the 2 dogs, but there is a lot more storage in the K. What size scooter do you have? Thinking about how convenient it would be to leave the Travato parked and scoot into town or whatever. Also looking to see how the 2 80w solar panels are mounted to roof.
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:06 PM   #302
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I'm most curious on the Truma. Haven't heard any negatives yet from current owners other than one saying they don't think the heat, (air, not water), thermostat is accurate on theirs.
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:36 PM   #303
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I've heard one report that they ran heat a couple of days and barely used a 1/4 tank. So I look forward to reporting on the Truma.

The scooter is fairly small (it's electric - LifeP04 battery, good for 40-50miles). Weighs 125 lbs, so not too tough to put on the rack I have for it. It's really nice to run around town on. This AM I rode it into Surfside, about 10 miles away (and then back). Nice you can park most places on the sidewalk.

I am still mulling upgrading the batteries to Lithium. I had a disappointing exchange with Smart Battery. They were only willing to offer me a $150 discount on another battery, even thought they've been linking to my blog all this time as a way to sell batteries. I've updated my posting, so I assume that link will be removed soon.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:23 PM   #304
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The scooter is fairly small (it's electric - LifeP04 battery, good for 40-50miles). Weighs 125 lbs, so not too tough to put on the rack I have for it.

How are you securing the scooter? Had some friends have their bicycles stolen from them. The thieves cut the bikes off the rear rack while they were away from the van.

Doesn't SC support conceal and carry?
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SC has no laws about concealing your scooter. It can sit out naked for all to see, and it's not a problem. People may gossip about your brashness though.

I just strap it down with ratcheting straps and a couple bungees. The scooter has a locking steering column and key ignition. The battery also is under a locked panel and it could also be removed and stored in the van. The battery is the costly part - it alone is $600-700.
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SC has no laws about concealing your scooter. It can sit out naked for all to see, and it's not a problem. People may gossip about your brashness though.

125 lbs That's heavier than the largest E-Bikes.

I have a non-powered adult-sized scooter. Whenever I travel, people want to see it and ask questions about it. I carry it when I travel across Europe and it makes it easier to get around on foot.

Before I bought mine, I would see people laugh at big guys riding around on a small kid size scooter. My adult-sized one is more age / height proportionate.

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I think you are misunderstanding what I have. It's this:

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Holy Cow...

THat's an interesting product. Smaller than a moped and lighter in weight. What is the range?
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around 40 miles, depending on terrain and your weight. I pulled the governor wires. It can go 28 mph on flats.
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I take it that you can charge it from your Travato when you are hooked to electrical. That looks like a good option...and no gas odors.
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That or on the generator. Takes 4 hours to charge from empty.

I primarily got it to ride around at the beach and down on Key West.
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:12 PM   #312
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Well, I got my K today!


It had 17.4 mpg on the clock and gospel on the radio. So I can only assume it had a smooth ride down from Forest City. Also tells me it's likely that they did not tow a car behind my new van, or the mpg would be much worse. Encouraging that this mpg is on the display from the get go - my last two vans were not this high on deliver, yet still got great mileage.

Engine seems really peppy and the van feels alot lighter than the G.
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I'll bet it's lighter. Look at how much less cabinetry there is....
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Well, I got my K today!

BEAUTIFUL COLOR Congrats on #3. You are one of the few people who can provide owner comments on improvements of the Travato since introduction.

Look forward to you next video.
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I'll bet it's lighter. Look at how much less cabinetry there is....
There is, but there seems to be more storage space. There is less bulkheads and furnishings - like the dinette seating and table. The fridge may weigh alot less.
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BEAUTIFUL COLOR Congrats on #3. You are one of the few people who can provide owner comments on improvements of the Travato since introduction.

Look forward to you next video.
Thanks. I may shoot something on Saturday if I get all my stuff loaded.
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Be curious to see your take on the final storage capacity after you get everything loaded you had before.
Just as a curiosity, when did Chrysler build your van?
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The darker color makes it look more stealth and the upgrades (Truma) result in one less large exterior add-on.

Wonder if you can drive a Class B on the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) easily? hint

Did the BRP on my motorcycle and it was great.
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Of course you can drive on the BRP. You probably can't get away with staying overnite at the overlooks (I've never tried it). But there is a nice dry campground at Linville Falls, NC that I try to get to at least once a year.
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The darker color makes it look more stealth and the upgrades (Truma) result in one less large exterior add-on.

Wonder if you can drive a Class B on the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) easily? hint

Did the BRP on my motorcycle and it was great.
We drove the entire BRP in our C190P Roadtrek (and also the Skyline Drive and Natchez Trace), and it was wonderful. We were on the edge of the summer season so the campgrounds on the parkway were not crowded. We would highly recommend it.
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