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Old 12-16-2020, 01:18 PM   #1
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E-bike for my travels.

Recently picked up an E-bike to take along on our trips. It us a beast of a machine but makes you feel like a kid again. 4 inch tires with 750 watt motor. I added some Christmas light this week. This is a Himiway Cruiser in case you are interested. It is pedal assisted. You can also throttle it for a max speed of about 20 mph.

Warning: wear a helmet with E-bikes. There is power in the beast.Click image for larger version

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Old 12-16-2020, 06:01 PM   #2
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Anybody else have one?
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Old 12-16-2020, 06:34 PM   #3
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Quite a few of us have e-bikes, but not necessarily that brand.
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Old 12-17-2020, 08:19 PM   #4
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Anybody else have one?
Yep, love it!
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Old 12-18-2020, 06:44 AM   #5
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Old 12-18-2020, 07:22 AM   #6
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We got a pair. Level ones......somewhat worried about where the regulations are going for level 2 and 3. Click image for larger version

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Old 12-18-2020, 07:46 AM   #7
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Electric Bike

That is a really neat bike. I collect antique bikes and it reminds me of the "Whizzer" bikes that were popular in the 1940's.
http://www.nostalgic.net/1948-monark...th-whizzer-kit

We don't have an e-bike, but do have the folding Dahon bikes. We have enjoyed them very much. They are better on level terrain, without too much of a hill. We always take them to Huntington Beach State Park in S.C. So much fun.
https://usa.dahon.com/collections/bikes
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Old 12-18-2020, 08:39 AM   #8
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Wife has a specialized turbo Vado. Nice bike.
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Old 12-18-2020, 09:23 AM   #9
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Wife has the Specialized Como. It’s a game changer for us. She keeps up with me now, no matter how fast or how far I ride. Just smiling and comfortable.
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Old 12-18-2020, 10:10 AM   #10
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we have a pair on TERN vektron S10 bikes

they are great. Since getting them, we now bike more often and much further each time

https://www.ternbicycles.com/us/bikes/472/vektron
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Old 12-18-2020, 10:26 AM   #11
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The wife and I have Townie Electras. We have ridden them a variety of places including our favorite Rail Trails.
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Old 12-18-2020, 10:35 AM   #12
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Giant fast road e+. Three years old now. Love it, except for the flat handle bars. I should have got a drop bar road ebike. In I few years I will probably trade it for a drop bar ebike. Pretty interested in Canondales carbon fiber models with suspension for comfort.

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Old 12-18-2020, 04:18 PM   #13
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I see the E-bike population growing very fast in the next 5 years.
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:24 AM   #14
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We just purchased (each other) two new RAD Power Bikes for Christmas. Mine is the RadMini 4 while my wife's will be the RadMini Step-Thru2. Mine arrived this past week and her's will be delivered in Feb (presently on backorder). They are intended to accompany us when we travel in our 2018 Classic M30.

Now comes the challenge of figuring out the best way to transport them together with our Airstream. We have the Fiamma bike rack installed but as most know, they are limited to a max. of 72 lbs. Each of the Rad e-bikes weigh 68 (61 w/battery removed) so that makes the Fiamma possibly useful for one but certainly not both of the bikes. In terms of our TV, a Ford F250, the bed is already full of our assorted camping/travelling gear, i.e. A pair of Honda EU2200i(s), gas grille, folding tables, folding chairs, tools, along with the cords/hoses/surge protector, etc etc. so even if we were to fold both bikes there is no room to store them in the bed of the F250 + it has a Retrax tonneau cover on it that keeps all bed contents dry and more importantly secure. The backseat of the F250 (CCSB) is also not an option as we transport a pet and that's his space when we're moving down the road.

So now, I'm working on a solution to safely store them inside the trailer when towing, i.e. by folding and placing each bike inside 50-gal size plastic tubs, e.g. Rubbermaid. Concern being they could still shift around inside and damage upholstery, wall skin, cabienty or even flooring not to mention the "hassle" it will be to load/unload them from/to the inside of the trailer.
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:56 AM   #15
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Have you considered a front rack? That is our plan with the F250 but haven't done it yet
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Old 01-04-2021, 12:02 PM   #16
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We just purchased (each other) two new RAD Power Bikes for Christmas. Mine is the RadMini 4 while my wife's will be the RadMini Step-Thru2. Mine arrived this past week and her's will be delivered in Feb (presently on backorder). They are intended to accompany us when we travel in our 2018 Classic M30.

Now comes the challenge of figuring out the best way to transport them together with our Airstream. We have the Fiamma bike rack installed but as most know, they are limited to a max. of 72 lbs. Each of the Rad e-bikes weigh 68 (61 w/battery removed) so that makes the Fiamma possibly useful for one but certainly not both of the bikes. In terms of our TV, a Ford F250, the bed is already full of our assorted camping/travelling gear, i.e. A pair of Honda EU2200i(s), gas grille, folding tables, folding chairs, tools, along with the cords/hoses/surge protector, etc etc. so even if we were to fold both bikes there is no room to store them in the bed of the F250 + it has a Retrax tonneau cover on it that keeps all bed contents dry and more importantly secure. The backseat of the F250 (CCSB) is also not an option as we transport a pet and that's his space when we're moving down the road.

So now, I'm working on a solution to safely store them inside the trailer when towing, i.e. by folding and placing each bike inside 50-gal size plastic tubs, e.g. Rubbermaid. Concern being they could still shift around inside and damage upholstery, wall skin, cabienty or even flooring not to mention the "hassle" it will be to load/unload them from/to the inside of the trailer.


We had the same issue with our (2) Rad Mini Step throughs. They are kind of awkward for handling in a tight spot when folded. I ended up up getting a cap for the truck after a few attempts.
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Old 01-04-2021, 12:35 PM   #17
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Thought, keep the gen, tools and grill in truck to make room for bikes and put table and chairs in trailer o the bed.
At least that what we do
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:14 PM   #18
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Called and spoke with Fiamma.USA today. They now make a number of e-bike racks for RV applications (but nothing yet for Airstreams). They sold me one new wider e-bike rail that I will install on my existing Fiamma rack (while removing the two existing rails) and that will permit us to carry one of the RAD Power Bike Mini(s) on the back.

The 2nd. e-bike (also a RadMini) will be folded and placed into a large HD plastic tote and for now, will be stored inside our Classic when moving from one location to another. All things being equal, when transporting it, I should be able to place the large tote between the front of the sofa and the backside of the dining booth nearest to the curbside wall (and will of course cushion all contact points) as well as set the tub on a rubber mat to prevent it moving about. At least that's the plan for now until I find a better solution of which I'm working on and involves use of the Roof Rack I have over the tonneau cover on our TV.

Note: we have already purchased some weatherproofing items for the e-bikes that will protect the controllers, battery connections, etc. from the weather, i.e. rain.

Its a shame Airstream (or THOR) has not already gotten on board with the "e-bike" thing.
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Old 01-04-2021, 06:18 PM   #19
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one on the back, the other in the bed

After trying the front rack - which I liked, but DW did not - we now have one Townie Go at 58# without battery on the Fiamma, and mine goes in the bed of the truck under the topper. The front wheel is easy to remove. Good for now.

For both, we have the batteries inside the truck plugged in - in turn - to the charger while underway.

I haven't given up on trying to beef up the Fiamma like waninae39 did or something similar. Maybe even go wild and have a receiver hitch welded on the back of the AS.
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