I Zip Three Wheel Scoot???

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OldGuy
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I Zip Three Wheel Scoot???

I'm thinking about buying the three wheel scooter, but the internet dealers will not answer my questions. I'm looking at the scooter to help my grandkids on their, one day a week, paper routes. They have the whole town, about 200 houses. I'd be running papers to the kids and just watching to be certain that they are safe.

The three wheeler has four batteries, but is relatively slow. I can live with the slow, but would it be fairly easy to pep it up a bit? It advertises great range, "up to 18 miles". I probablly need a hard 5 miles of stop and go, in and out of driveways, etc. I weigh 170 pounds. Add 40 pounds for papers.

I live in the midwest:

How far into the winter can I use an electric scoot? What temps will it operate in?

Thanks.

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Re: I Zip Three Wheel Scoot???

In those Currie type scooters, do the battery packs fit into the pan with the carry bag around them. Seems that tthe carry bag would offer some insulation from cold, and why could one put a couple pair of eletric socks in the bag to keep the batteries warm. Would there be extra room for 4 "D" batteries for the socks??? Just thinking. I've never even seen an electric scooter up close.

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Re: I Zip Three Wheel Scoot??? Somebody, please!

Okay. I keep reading. Looks like perfomance begins to drop at 40 degrees. Is it just the batteries, or is it the motor, and, or conroler, too. On the kid's "paper delivery days", I'm on;y going to be out there a couple hours, max. What if I bed the batteries in a heating pad on low for an hour or so before hitting the cold? Could I also wrap the motor in soft foam, felt or wool to hold heat in when it is below freezing.

The I Zip Three Wheel has four 12V-10 amp batteries and a 24 volt direct drive motor. Suppose that I add a set of batteries, making it 6 batteries. Do I need to change controlers? I'm assuming that the batteries are sets of 2 12 volt in parallel. So why not 3 12 volt in parallel?

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Re: I Zip Three Wheel Scoot??? Somebody, please!

Yes the batteries do fit with the bag. As the batteries are being used, they *should* warm up also which may help. You could wrap them up in some kind of insulated blanket which also may help. God Bless :)

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Re: I Zip Three Wheel Scoot??? Somebody, please!

THANK YOU for responding!

I am leaning toward the Stand n Ride, and I am formulating a "cold weather plan". I guess that I have to see the setup before I can really get serious. The extra 32 amps should be a plus, I think. I have some space wrap material that I have never had occassion to use. I can try that with some light felt. I need to see how much room there is in the battery pan. I can cut a piece of pink insulation and a piece of 1/4 inch plywood to cover the top of the battery pan. I would be standing on the plywood. That cuts the cold by 1/3. Wrapping the motor with light foam might be good in the winter. I can occassionally feel the motor until I know. If there is room in the bottom of the battery pan for insulation, I will have it done. I wil head into the cold with the batteries toasty warm and fully charged.

I'm starting to get excited about this. If this can be done, I can do it.

I will experiment thoughout the winter and get back to you folks.

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Re: I Zip Three Wheel Scoot???

:) ;) Hi oldguy , strawhistle here . you can make it work , follow this forum and you will find every thing you kneed to know !! Whee in the midwest are you ? Im in Wis. LaTeR

thank GOD I wake up above ground !!!!

OldGuy
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Re: I Zip Three Wheel Scoot???

Iowa, for better, but usually worse. Great schools in the burbs and sometimes rural. Low crime rate, even in my liitle town we recycle, and it is flat enough that we can see far enough ahead of ourselves. When we bother to look. Course, sometimes all we can see is corn.

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hay old guy I leave the shuks on and soak the ears in strong brine for a day befor throwing them in the fire pit and they come out steamed and salted yum- yum LaTeR

thank GOD I wake up above ground !!!!

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