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Old 06-02-2017, 02:16 AM   #21
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I'm going to try that this winter...I just don't have the strength to do anything else.
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:52 AM   #22
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When we had the 41 foot DP and towed, I never even tried to get fuel at a gas station. I would only stop at truck stops, which always had enough space to maneuver in. Now we rarely tow, MH is really small enough to get into parking lots, most, for supplies, and there is always the rental car if we are anywhere for any period of time.
Great to know you can travel in a 25-foot motorhome without towing a car. I've flat towed a small Ford pickup truck but not for camping.

Like axis earl we often carry bikes (pedal type, not electric) but rarely use them for more than recreational purposes. An exception is a small town in Texas Hill Country where we feel safe riding into town for lunch or early dinner. I don't feel comfortable with wife riding on dark road back to campground. In future I would like to try large scooter or small motorcycle to give us more options.
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:13 AM   #23
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What make of carrier is it?
I got it from Northern Tools, I had a $20.00 off coupon and the price was not all that bad.
I have this carrier, it is made of aluminum, and it is light weight enough that I can handle it (I am 74 years old, and not as strong anymore as I used to be)
Ultra-Tow Aluminum Receiver-Mounted Motorcycle Carrier | Receiver Hitch Cargo Carriers| Northern Tool + Equipment
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Old 06-02-2017, 10:40 AM   #24
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I am a pre-trip planner, always have been even when we were full timing in our fiver. I check desired routes in advance, consult Trucker's atlas, and start locating fuel stops. My preferred fuel vendor has always been Pilot/Flying J, and that hasn't changed throughout having a diesel and now gas. My RVs have never been less than 56' total length (tow included) so I never felt the desire to fight for space in gas stations designed for cars/vans/small trucks.

The Good Sams Pilot card gives discounts per gallon which keeps them competitive. Currently using the dedicated RV gas lanes I get my receipt at the pump, can use a 6' windshield cleaning brush, and know there will be a parking spot for me if I want to take more of a break.
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Old 06-02-2017, 12:29 PM   #25
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I got it from Northern Tools, I had a $20.00 off coupon and the price was not all that bad.
I have this carrier, it is made of aluminum, and it is light weight enough that I can handle it (I am 74 years old, and not as strong anymore as I used to be)
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Or you can get the Harbor Freight version for under $100 with your 20% off coupon:

https://www.harborfreight.com/400-lb...ier-62837.html
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:15 PM   #26
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What make of carrier is it?

I carry a Yamaha Tmax 550cc on a ramp I bought on Ebay. It has a load capacity of 600 lbs. and is powder coated steel. I looked at the aluminum one at Harbor Freight and it seem sturdy enough for my scooter.

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Old 06-03-2017, 03:38 AM   #27
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Or you can get the Harbor Freight version for under $100 with your 20% off coupon:

https://www.harborfreight.com/400-lb...ier-62837.html
Read bad reports of that one in other forums. It seems that welds tend to break on it.
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:54 PM   #28
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Rental Car vs Toad

We are fairly new to RVing. So far we have always used Enterprise for car rental. It would cost me over 4K to equip my Jeep for flat towing. That cost and an increase in fuel costs can buy a lot of rentals. Of course the more we travel at some point that may change our thinking.

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Old 06-14-2017, 12:09 AM   #29
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We are renting cars for now the plan is to at some point tow but for now we are in no hurry
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:26 AM   #30
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We are fairly new to RVing. So far we have always used Enterprise for car rental. It would cost me over 4K to equip my Jeep for flat towing. That cost and an increase in fuel costs can buy a lot of rentals. Of course the more we travel at some point that may change our thinking.

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Do the Same here in a lot of areas you can rent from Enterprise Fri thru Monday $8.00 per day
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Old 06-14-2017, 01:10 AM   #31
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We are fairly new to RVing. So far we have always used Enterprise for car rental. It would cost me over 4K to equip my Jeep for flat towing. That cost and an increase in fuel costs can buy a lot of rentals. Of course the more we travel at some point that may change our thinking.

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We have done both, advantages and disadvantages to both. Towed for years, now as we get older, need things simpler, so for now we rarely tow, and will rent econoboxes as needed.
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:30 AM   #32
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My first year of RV was with a dolly. It turned out to be a nightmare especially in rainy weather getting the car up the ramp. I had to bring extra planks and as the I drive the straps stretched. After one year traveling about 11,000miles I returned home sold the dolly and set up to flat tow. Piece of cake to connect regardless of the weather. Best choice I could have made. It worked well for me!
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