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Old 04-23-2015, 01:00 AM   #21
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Just what Ependydad needs for his Tour America jaunt.

2 problems -

1) my family of 4 won't fit a smart car.

2) have you seen the video of driving off of that thing?! I don't have the testicular fortitude that it would take.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:27 AM   #22
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2 problems -

1) my family of 4 won't fit a smart car.

2) have you seen the video of driving off of that thing?! I don't have the testicular fortitude that it would take.
No Smart car, your golf cart. You drive the truck like you do now.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:09 AM   #23
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Mine is registered as a RV in my home state so no CDL required, even tho I do have a CDL, by pass scales as you are a private RV not commercial, I was stopped once in Fl. by a DOT officer just bob tailing he looked at insurance, license & registration info asked about what I pull and said have a nice day & drive safe. For more info check out the Escapees forums boards under HDT and also check out this link Home | Heavy Haulers RV Resource Guide
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:10 AM   #24
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2 problems -

1) my family of 4 won't fit a smart car.

2) have you seen the video of driving off of that thing?! I don't have the testicular fortitude that it would take.
Driving off is the easy part, driving up and on the deck is what will scare the heck out of you
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:32 AM   #25
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No driving up or down. Ramps (Discount Ramps make them just for SmartCars) and a heavy duty winch. Mountain Masters (Phoenix, AZ) makes a really fancy setup if you have $$$

Sure get lots of comments when we pull into rest stops. Number 1 is "do you just lift it up there?'
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:52 AM   #26
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I'll bet he is not fretting about weights and numbers and hills and elevations to avoid!
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:31 AM   #27
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Just looking at eBay Motors Semi Trucks - I am amazed at how low the prices are on these things! A used F250 cost more than a lot of them.
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:59 AM   #28
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Just looking at eBay Motors Semi Trucks - I am amazed at how low the prices are on these things! A used F250 cost more than a lot of them.
One of the deciding factors, it was less then looking at the brand new trucks that I would still not be happy with, also consider the stopping power you have now.
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