So here is an off-the-wall idea that might appeal to some.
I have been looking at the TOAD solution - albeit a SmartCar on the ground, on a trailer, on a dolley, etc. It all looks like more than I want to get into right now, as we are mostly weekend-warriors with an occasional longer trip maybe 1-2 times a year.
For now, we just take the RV if we want to go somewhere when we are camping, but I don't think that is always going to be practical. What if we are at Hershey Campground
, and want to go 1-2 miles to the Hershey Amusement Park
, or what if we need to run to town for milk, or a movie, or dinner ?
This appeals to me -- buy a Honda PCX150 scooter
, and a motorcycle hitch-rack from eTrailer.com for ~ $180 that would hang directly on the hitch. It is < 350 pounds total, so the hitch can handle it, the bike rides two, gets 100mpg, goes 70mph, and has a large storage area under the seat.
I only have two reservations - ONE is the 350 pounds I add to the rig, but no matter how I look at it, it appears the 350lb scooter will always be easier on the RV than pulling a TOAD - whatever the toad is, and I can back the RV up without having to physically disconnect something. TWO - will I cover up the taillights ? The bike is 75.3". I'll have to measure the RV, but worst-case is the lights shine around the 5 wheel spokes.
My wife said "what if it is raining ?". My reply - "We get wet. Bring a raincoat"