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    valco vs bjcm gt

    Hello ladies! I'm hoping someone can help me pick a new single stroller. I'm expecting #7 in July. My youngest two will have turned 4 &6 by that point. I have an Indie Twin Bumble ride, witch I really like. I love the tires, basket, and canopy.

    I'd like to get a single for this baby. I need something that can push well at the zoos, parks ect. I don't know if I want to pay $500 for the indie single stroller...so I was looking at the bjcm gt. BUT..the basket is so small and I carry a huge bag and water for 9 ect...plus my DH is 6'4" and I've heard tall people kick the axle.
    So then I seen the Valco. I looks nice and has a big basket. But i have no experience with this brand. Also seen you can buy extra tires for it to make it an all terrain.

    Anybody here have opinions on these strollers?
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    Re: valco vs bjcm gt

    Any stroller experts out there?
    Maybe I should post in the baby section. ..

    After looking around, I like the Valco zee, BUT I'm worried it won't handle zoo and park type things. Mulch, small gravel, ect..
    The GT looks great, other than the basket...

    Maybe I should just get the indie? It only issue is price, lol.
    Kelley- mom of seven!

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    I'm a huge valco fan! I have a trimode and have had a Zee Two. I definitely prefer the basket and fold (in rather than out) of the Snap compared to a BJ city mini. Have you tried searching "valco" on the forums? I think I may have posted a comparison of the double versions on here and have definitely posted what I like about the strollers. KetchupQueen turned me onto Easywalker strollers as well and that's the only reason I got rid of the double Zee. It is bulkier and much more all terrain. I never had any problems pushing the Zee at the zoo, parks, slight off road. Granted it's not as easy as something with all terrain wheels but certainly doable. I've seen some great deals on eBay on the older Valco Quad and on some single Zee's. The quad is more all terrain and might be worth checking out too.

    And check out the Easywalkers too!

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    Re: valco vs bjcm gt

    Great thank you.
    I do like the Zee's fold. That's a definite plus. I'm so use to the Indie Twin all terrain tires, I'm afraid I'll hate smaller wheels again.

    I'm going to do a quick search on the easywalker, is that it's full name and brand?

    Thanks!
    Kelley- mom of seven!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kel View Post
    Great thank you. I do like the Zee's fold. That's a definite plus. I'm so use to the Indie Twin all terrain tires, I'm afraid I'll hate smaller wheels again. I'm going to do a quick search on the easywalker, is that it's full name and brand? Thanks!
    Easywalker has a three wheel version and the Qtro.

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    Re: valco vs bjcm gt

    DH just mentioned that what ever we get, we'll be fly to Disney with.

    Do you think the Zee would be small enough? I've never flown, DH has many times, but not with kids.
    Kelley- mom of seven!

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    Re: valco vs bjcm gt

    You can get air tires for the rear of the Zee. And you can get front and rear air tires for the Snap 4.
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    Re: valco vs bjcm gt

    Thank you. I'll definitely take a look at those!

    Has anyone used both the GT and the Zee? Is the basket on the GT as terrible as I've read?
    Kelley- mom of seven!

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    I flew with our Zee two to Orlando. The fold is the exact same size as the double GT if not marginally smaller when you take the wheels off (which I did at the gate). So I'd expect the same with the single versions.

    I've had a BJCM single and double. I greatly preferred the Valco Zee. The basket is fantastic on the Zee compared to the BJ ones.

    I think I have some pictures with kids in it I can dig up. I can send by email if you give it to me.

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    Re: valco vs bjcm gt

    Did you pop off the wheels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kel View Post
    Did you pop off the wheels?
    Yes! They are quick release use in buttons in the center. I brought along a cloth reusable grocery type bag and threw them in there, tied it shut and stowed them in an overhead bin.

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    Re: valco vs bjcm gt

    I missed your post saying you'd send pics. I'm going to pm you my email. Thanks so much.

    So do you think the Zee can handle the zoo, park mulch, and small gravel, etc?
    Kelley- mom of seven!

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    Re: valco vs bjcm gt

    I just saw this thread! We have a single Zee and it works great at the zoo and on bumpy sidewalks. We haven't tried it on too many other surfaces but it's the most all-terrain stroller we've had and I think it should be fine on most surfaces. We haven't gotten the air tires for it yet but may at some point.

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    Re: valco vs bjcm gt

    Thanks! Do you find it easy to fold?
    Kelley- mom of seven!

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    Re: valco vs bjcm gt

    We use it primarily for walks at home, so I don't usually fold it; but yes. It's pretty easy but ours has a weird fluke where you have to tap the top of the storage basket for it to finish the fold. I don't know if they're all like that or maybe I did something wrong when I put it together! It is still easy but was just confusing the first couple of times when it didn't seem to want to fold all of the way.

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