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Old 03-19-2014, 10:38 PM   #11
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We are old school and recently bought an all original 1969 vw bug for $3000 to tow behind our 24R.

1800 lbs. it can do the Baja 1000 if need be and is VERY easy to maintain.

I will take the back seat out and install a platform for the dogs, gets 30 mpg and is easy to get parts for.

Running gear is trouble free when towing on all 4 and most importantly is aerodynamic and retro cool.

Already have the plates that read "CABOSE"
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:45 PM   #12
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We are old school and recently bought an all original 1969 vw bug for $3000 to tow behind our 24R.

1800 lbs. it can do the Baja 1000 if need be and is VERY easy to maintain.

I will take the back seat out and install a platform for the dogs, gets 30 mpg and is easy to get parts for.

Running gear is trouble free when towing on all 4 and most importantly is aerodynamic and retro cool.

Already have the plates that read "CABOSE"
Tim:
You can now change your screen name to COOLman Taylor
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:06 PM   #13
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Ed is your AK schedule set yet?
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:09 PM   #14
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When we had a motorhome, 2010 Honda Fit. Great car, super light weight, can tow 4 flat, excellent fuel mileage, 4 door, and a lot more room in it than you'd think. We had the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain set up.
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:16 PM   #15
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Ed is your AK schedule set yet?
Hi Tim:

Thanks for asking. We've had to call it off for this year. I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in January. Been going through chemotherapy weekly and radiation daily ever since. (had last Radiation Tuesday). I'll be having surgery to remove my esophagus at Duke University Hospital sometime in May. Sort of sidetracked our plans for this year.

We had signed onto a caravan for the AK trip. We've decided when we go, we'll probably wing it on our own. Have you officially retired yet?

That being said, I hope you can still make it to the east coast, and if you do we've got a pad for you to park, and a feed bag to hang on you!!!

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Ed we are very sorry to hear about your health issues I know you guys were really looking forward to this trip.

Just remember Alaska will always be there and our door will always be open. Hang in there and keep us posted about next year

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Ed we are very sorry to hear about your health issues I know you guys were really looking forward to this trip.

Just remember Alaska will always be there and our door will always be open. Hang in there and keep us posted about next year

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Thanks, Tim. Alaska has been on my "bucket list" for a long time. I'm just hoping the bucket hasn't gotten a hole in it! Good Lord willing and the creeks don't rise, 2015 looks to be a big catch-up year!

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We have a 2014 solera 24R and bought a Chevy Sonic with automatic/manual transmission with 1.8 ltr engine (no turbo) . Did lots of searching and this is well within weight limit at about 2500 lbs. good gas mileage and more horsepower than the Honda fit. It is a great car!
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We have a 2014 solera 24R and bought a Chevy Sonic with automatic/manual transmission with 1.8 ltr engine (no turbo) . Did lots of searching and this is well within weight limit at about 2500 lbs. good gas mileage and more horsepower than the Honda fit. It is a great car!

Susan, thanks for the Chevy sonic review. Do you pull with 4wheels down?
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Yes, did research on that too, and apparently 4 wheels down is the only way to pull legally in all states. Besides a dolly adds weight and you'd have to store it and we did not want to do that.
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