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Old 08-17-2016, 05:37 AM   #1
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Suggestions for toads on a leasure time FSSS. Currently using the van as an around town vehicle. Moped? Bicycles?
Motorcycle? SmartCar?

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Old 08-17-2016, 05:46 AM   #2
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What's the towing capacity? That is the biggest factor.

My ideal, if I were to have a toad (one reason I like "B"s is the fact that toads are optional) would be a Jeep Wrangler, but that is just my opinion.

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Old 08-17-2016, 07:34 AM   #3
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depends on your use

really for us- we are fine with the 20 minutes it takes to stow the gear and drive the van for groceries or whatever- maybe not everyday but once in a while.

anything towed negates the prime advantages of a B but if you need it you need it.

I have a honda 90 and a carrier- have test mounted it at home but still have not bothered taking it along, ditto bikes
part of that is we have a dog who always needs exercise and so do I
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:47 PM   #4
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sometimes I use an electric scooter - Jetson. They are really light (around 100 lbs) and not really much more expensive than a good quality gas scooter. Lighter and no maintenance.

Otherwise, I use a mountain bike.
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:06 PM   #5
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I've 'towed' both Jeep Wrangler & motorcycle trailer with a RoadTrek 'B'.
Not far & not fast. It's doable, but not fun. Requires constant attention.
Kinda defeats purpose & maneuverability of the 'B'.
But I'll do it again when just gotta have
Mcycle or Jeep.
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Old 08-24-2016, 05:35 AM   #6
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I drove to Texas in a Ford Ranger to pick up my new Dodge Promaster Sportsmobile. Then I towed the truck back to New York with the four wheels on the ground. No problem. The truck had a manual transmission.

Some cars have transmission lubrication issues.
Some are hard to get the brakes working right.

Most B's are heavy enough to tow just fine.

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