March 2018     Issue #362

RV Lifestyle Experts eZine


Today's Issue:

  • Electric Folding Bicycles
  • State Capitol Trivia

What's New in Folding Bicycles


What makes folding electric bicycles different? What can be the underlying factors in choosing the best electric bike for you?




The battery is the life of these bikes. If you live 20 miles away from your job, using an electric bike is a healthy choice. Lithium batteries reach an average of 20 miles per single charge. And you can charge the battery during the work day.


One of the benefits in owning an electric bicycle is that even if battery life runs out, you can pedal your way back home.


The location of your battery is also a thing to consider. The higher the battery is mounted, the higher the center of gravity. Once the center of gravity is high, the bike easily tips sideways.​


Motor Power


The power of the bike is also a big concern. The heavier the rider is, the more he/she has to pay for extra motor wattage capacity and higher battery rating.




You should also consider the weight of the bicycle. Most folding e-bikes are not as lightweight as normal folding bikes due to the added motor and batteries. But in general, their weights are still manageable. The average weight is around 40-50 lbs. Lifting it in and out of the car truck should not be a problem, carrying it onto a bus or train, maybe.


Consider how you plan to transport or carry the e-bike. Mountain hiking, crossing rough terrain for camping, or your ride to work? 




You must be comfortable when riding your electric bike. Some bicycle  seats are too high for shorter people. There are also bikes that lack the suspension for absorbing shock when trekking rugged terrains.


Luckily, folding e-bicycles come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can choose your bike depending on your transportation or recreational needs.


Take it for a test drive.



FRISCO Citizen E-Bike

20" 7-speed Folding Electric Bike

Up that hill or through town, the Frisco Citizen E-Bike has it all. If you like some serious pep with your zip, this sleek, compact, folding electric bicycle sports a pedal assist and throttle e-bike system.


Featuring a compact 20" alloy frame with a hidden, integrated battery pack -- Frisco folds down tightly for easy commuting, travel and storage.


  • Max speed: 15.5 mph (limited) to 20 mph
  • Max distance: 30+ mi depending on assist level
  • Battery: Samsung 36 V 8.8 AH
  • Motor: 250 W high speed rear motor
  • Charge time: 4 hours
  • Gears: 7 Speeds
  • Frame: Alloy frame
  • Weight: 43 lbs.

Combining a folding bike with an electric bike is a boon to RV travelers. You get the compact nature of a folding bike, topped off with a motor that can provide effortless riding across a variety of surfaces.


The Ancheer Folding Electric Mountain Bike is a great example of a bike that can pretty much do it all. You get full-suspension, a powerful motor, and of course the ability to fold it down to a fraction of its riding size.


  • Full-suspension, shocks in the front and back
  •  Lots of travel and a responsive feel help the bike to easily absorb bumps and drops in your way, without making it feel mushy or sluggish
  • An aluminum alloy frame that uses only one tube in the front, helping keep the weight down a little, while also ensuring that it folds easier
  • A smooth, cushioned seat is easily adjusted to match your riding situation
  • Mid-curve handlebar that avoids that weird feel some other folding mountain bikes tend to have
  • Brakes, shifters, and throttle control are all easily accessible, and a natural feel
  • Shimano parts comprise the impressive drivetrain, which total 21 speeds
  • The Ancheer feels more like a regular mountain bike instead of a folding bike, giving you a lot of gearing options that are just as useful with or without pedal assistance
  • Alloy disc brakes offer responsive stopping power that doesn’t feel too touchy, or require too much force to engage.
  • Smooth, effortless braking helps give the bike a very fluid, responsive feel all around
  • Magnesium alloy rims feature a 6-spoke flat design that not only helps reduce weight, but also gives the bike an improved look, along with better aerodynamics.
  •  A 250W rear hub motor offers variable speeds that are all controlled on the handlebar.
  • Choose from 3 different settings, one of which is a full-throttle mode that carries the bike to around 17 mph without pedaling
  • Powered by a 36V lithium battery that gives the rider 31 miles of distance when on the lowest setting. 15 miles of battery coverage without pedals.
  • Recharging can be done in 4-6 hours
  • The battery pack is located in front of the handlebars in its own little bag



Freego produces several types of electric bikes, even an electric hoverboard. This is a fun site to explore. Spend some time here and view all their innovative ideas. Coming straight from China, this is a showcase of why they moving to the top of the hi-tech field.


 Freego Electric Fat Tire Mountain Bike EM-26HF


  • Vehicle Net Weight:  38 kg
  • Vehicle Dimension:   161x29x80 cm
  • Max  speed:      35 km/h
  • Max load:          120 kg
  • Max. Mileage:    60-70 km
  • Max ramp up:     60 degrees
  • Charging time:   4-6 hrs.
  • Lithium battery:  36V 10.4 AmpHrs
  • Motor Power:     500W  Brushless DC
  • Voltage:             110v-240v
  • Lifetime of battery: 3-5 years
  • Tire:  26 x 4.0 Kenda

Electric Trike

Check ou this Freego unusual electric trike. This would be perfect for roaming those large RV resorts. And, of course, an accessory can be purchased to charge your cellphone while you pedal or glide. 

  • Max. Speed:20 km/h
  • Charging Time: 3.5h
  • Net Weight: 11 kg
  • Gross Weight: 13.5 kg
  • Max. Load: 100 kg
  • Unfold Size: L 85*W 42*H 86
  • Fold Size: L 34*W 42*H 88
  • Braking distance: 5 M
  • Grade-ability: 10°
  • Front wheel size: 8 inches
  • Rear wheel size: 6.22 inches
  • Battery type: 18650 Lithium battery
  • Voltage: 36V 7.2 AH

Freego wheelchair electric conversion kits for senior 

  •  G.W./ N.W: 15kg/10 kg
  • Low speed 5 km/h
  • Middle speed: 10 km/h
  • Max Speed: 15 km/h
  • Range per charge:20-25 km
  • Motor Power: Brushless hub motor
  • Battery Capacity:  Lithium-ion 36V 6.6W
  • Charging period: 2 hours
  • Max Climbing angle: 15-20 degree
  • Tire: 14" pneumatic tire
  • Brake tire: front disk brake

Alpaca Bike


Alpaca Bike is all about folding flat. If you've ever tried taking a bicycle on an airplane, then you'll know what a hassle it can be to pack the things.


Having a folding bike helps, although cyclist Bert Vermeulen found that even on that front, there was room for improvement. That's why he developed the ultra-flat-packing Alpaca Bike.


Finally, of course, the bike's titanium frame does indeed fold. The rear end swings around and snugs in against the front end. Even once the wheels are laid on top, the resulting package is still flat enough that it doesn't qualify as oversize luggage.

State Capitol Trivia


1> Montgomery is the capital of which state?
a. Alabama
b. Mississippi
c. Wyoming
d. North Dakota

2> Juneau is the capital of which state?
a. Alaska
b. Missouri
c. Vermont
d. Kentucky

3> Phoenix is the capital of which state?
a. New Mexico
b. Arizona
c. Texas
d. Ohio

4> Little Rock is the capital of which state?
a. Iowa
b. North Dakota
c. Arkansas
d. Idaho

5> Sacramento is the capital of which state?
a. California
b. Virginia
c. Washington
d. South Carolina

6> Denver is the capital of which state?
a. Colorado
b. Delaware
c. Oklahoma
d. Utah


7> Hartford is the capital of which state?
a. New Hampshire
b. Maine
c. Connecticut
d. Vermont

8> Dover is the capital of which state?
a. Wisconsin
b. South Dakota
c. Delaware
d. Rhode Island

9> Tallahassee is the capital of which state?
a. Alabama
b. Florida
c. Georgia
d. Mississippi

10> Atlanta is the capital of which state?
a. West Virginia
b. Virginia
c. Georgia
d. South Carolina


 1> Alabama 2> Alaska 3> Arizona 4> Arkansas 5> California 6> Colorado 7> Connecticut 8> Delaware 9> Florida 10> Georgia

Conquer the Road:
RV Maintenance for Travelers

Would you like to understand more about your RV?


  • How does the refrigerator work and why does it need to be level when in use?
  • How do the hydraulic levelers work and why do they need maintenance?
  • I need to flush the hot water heater, what is the best procedure?
  • What is the best practice to keep the septic system working properly?
  • What is an inverter and why do I need one?
  • What is involved in roof maintenance?
  • Why do I need to check the batteries every thAree months? 
  • How do I keep the generator working properly?


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