No, that doesn’t mean your other pair of shoes! You can’t drive your coach everywhere and its always a good thing to have some sort of wheeled thing to take you down to the store, around the corner to a fishing hole or just to get away a bit. Many folks tow a car (towd) with them and thats well and good but sometimes you may rather not have someone following you that close all the time. Here are some ideas we use here at the shop you may be interested in.
It’s funny how our beautiful GMC Motorhome was conceived, designed, engineered & built in a time when America didn’t even recycle paper on a large basis. The 60’s & 70’s saw us wasting energy on a grand scale, much of which we are starting to pay for now. American built cars were poorly designed, cheaply manufactured and were not very reliable, I mean think about the Pacer, Pinto or Vega– and then came the Chevette!
No, today we are trying to do better but out of that age came a vehicle that the energy used to produce it was renewable, the GMC Motorhome. It was designed like an aircraft- to be rebuilt. Thank God the production was not high enough for the automotive industry did not mass produce components using mold injected genuine simulated chromed plastic and cheap plastic non UV protected parts. Even though our coaches were built from 60’s ,& 70’s technologies, they can be reused, reoutfitted and renewed to useful, styling, cost effective, economical reliability. You cannot buy a reliable motorhome for less than you can build a reliable GMC,
Enough of all of that, we’re here to talk about something else. So, there you are with your coach on the road, having a great time getting descent mileage and doing it in style. You pull in to the RV park or camp ground and set up— now what? You want to go to the pool or down to the store for some supplies or the local watering hole for a drink. You may have a towd car but maybe you don’t. It would be great to not drag that dead weight down the road, sure its great to have a car with you as a “puddle jumper” but hey, lugging that 4 wheeled anchor takes away from the performance of you 26′, 12,000 antique hot rod– wouldn’t it be great to not have to do that!
In comes a new alternative, electric motivation. Sure you could bring bikes or a gas scooter but gas scooters are heavy and a bit unreliable, you can only use a bike in some cases and hey, sometimes you simply don’t want to use your energy to move (I get lazy too from time to time). New technology and manufacturing concepts have made the use of electric scooters and other DC power motivation possible. These scooters have been around for some time but they have been plagued with reliability and realistic expectation shortfalls. Today however, there are electric scooters coming out of Indonesia and other Asian countries that are convenient, useful and powerful enough to make them a reasonable transportation alternative in many cases.
Here are some alternatives we here at the Co-op have discovered, take a look:
The CJ Motorcycle (Something new & exciting here at the Co-op)