*ads are disabled when logged in*
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 23 years! Join the tens of thousands of other owners here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
  3. We completed the upgrade of the TUGBBS forums recently and are still working on issues/customizations/changes etc. Please post in the thread in the ABOUT TUGBBS section with your feedback. Note if you are unable to log in or access the forums please email us at tug@tug2.net!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
    Dismiss Notice

HHI scooter question

Discussion in 'Marriott Vacation Club' started by jimf41, May 2, 2012.

  1. jimf41

    jimf41 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    2,118
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Stony Brook, New York
    We're planning to go to HHI next year. I want to bring our scooters but I'm not sure if you can ride them on the island. Sea pines is our preferred destination and I read something that motorcycles aren't allowed there.

    We have Vespa's an LXV and a GTV. They are scooters but because they are more than 50 cc's they are registered as motorcycles in NY.

    Any info appreciated.
     
  2. FlyerBobcat

    FlyerBobcat TUG Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Central Ohio
    What I do know is that we had a friend visit us when staying at Monarch. He was on a motorcycle, and was NOT allowed past the gate.

    He parked it at a shopping center and we had to go get him....
     
  3. jme

    jme TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Messages:
    2,762
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Southeast,TUG since '98
    Resorts Owned:
    Marriotts:
    Grande Ocean x 5
    Barony x 2
    OceanWatch x 1
    Manor Club x 1
    .
    Waterside by Spin x 2
    Sheraton Bdwy Plnt x 2
    ChurchStInnCharleston1
  4. amisco

    amisco TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2009
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    California
    Cycles and Scooters not allowed in Indigo Run..

    I am on HHI right now...if you are coming on a scooter or cycle there are some of the Plantations that do not allow them within their gates....like Indigo Run... the only thing you would you would miss is two golf courses....
     
  5. jimf41

    jimf41 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    2,118
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Stony Brook, New York
    Thanks for the replies. It looks like Sea Pines isn't very scooter friendly. Understandable, it looks like a quiet neighborhood with a lot of bicycle trails. While they are very quiet all motorized two wheelers seem to get lumped in with Harley type bikes with the mufflers removed.

    We travel with them in the bed of a pick-up so no, we don't drive them down from NY. I might have been a little crazy to buy these things but I'm not completely nuts.

    In checking out Sea Pines they seem to have a private security force that handles the traffic control. Anybody know the number for these guys? I just want to know if I'll be allowed to bring the scooters in on the pick-up. I hadn't planned on bringing the bicycles too but it looks like they would be fun to ride in Sea Pines.
     
  6. Quilter

    Quilter Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,903
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Plymouth, MI; Chicago
    Jim,

    Can't help you with the no. for security gate but maybe they can if you call the front desk of Grande Ocean or whatever Sea Pines resort you're staying at. The resorts give out passes for guests to put on their dash boards so they must have the no.

    As far as bringing your own bike--I wouldn't. The rental rates are so reasonable. HHI is flat so you don't need gears. The fat tired bikes they rent are adequate for the ride. I wouldn't expose my bike to the salt. We ride the rentals on the beach and hose them down to get the salt off and sometimes run them back to the rental guys for more grease.

    When will you be on HHI?

    Suzzanne
     
  7. windje2000

    windje2000 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    903
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Cent NJ
    http://www.seapinesliving.com/Sea-Pines-Security~311726~17334.htm
     
  8. jimf41

    jimf41 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    2,118
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Stony Brook, New York
    Suzzanne,

    I wasn't looking forward to packing the bikes for the trip. It's a small pick-up so it's kind of either/or. But my motto is "you can't put a price on personal creature comforts". The bikes are tricked out with rearview mirrors, headlights and taillights, removable storage/coolers, speedometer/odometer, bells and best of all very expensive but very comfortable seats. If we do bring them they won't be going on the beach.

    I will call the resort but I usually like to gather as much info as possible before doing that. The when is probably SEP/OCT 2013. It's shaping up to be a 30 day road trip with stops at Cape Fear, Charleston, Savannah, HHI, Mayport FL and a couple of weeks at Ocean Pointe. We might put in a few days at DC on the way back but I think we might just want to head for the barn by then as we will have been on the road for about a month.
     
  9. jimf41

    jimf41 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    2,118
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Stony Brook, New York
  10. Janette

    Janette TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Messages:
    1,394
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Sun City Hilton Head SC
    Jim, you have to remember that we senior Sun City folks drive on the island. It might be dangerous for you:rofl: Hope we are home when you come so I can show you my favorite chairs on the island.
     
  11. Quilter

    Quilter Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,903
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Plymouth, MI; Chicago
    Aw-w-w-w. . .wish it was next Spring.

    I understand wanting the bikes you've customized. I was ready to drag ours down to OP and then HHI but after the car was loaded it was enough. Besides that Jack had the bike rack taken off the car when he had it serviced (that way he avoided "the discussion").

    The bikes at Grande Ocean, SurfWatch and Barony are pretty new. Nice seats. Doubt you'll use the lights because it's pretty dicey with night riding. HHI is DARK at night and critters move about and dangle from trees (think jungle). We once raced the sunset from Barony to Grande Ocean. You get a nice removable basket and locks with the bikes. We carry a bag with us for personal stuff. You could also use a small softsided cooler in the basket. Speedometer. . .you just won't go that fast. Odometer. . .it's easy to add up the mileage with the map they give you. 4 miles from GO to Salty Dog. Bring your own bell and attach it but better yet, just say "on your left" before passing. I generally add "thank you, there's 2 of us" as we pass so they know. In Chicago I find the bell seems to annoy people to the point they won't move. But a nice "on your left" changes the attitude.
     

Share This Page