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Old 08-08-2015, 07:01 PM   #15
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The first year we had the coach, we didn't pull a toad - saw no need for it. We rented at the destination a couple times, and that got old fast. Starting with the second year, we started pulling a toad.

We don't always bring the toad: if we're going for a weekend trip, like a dog show, and we are sure we won't need to go anywhere, we leave the toad home. If we think we will want to go somewhere, we bring it along. Most of the time we're making a weekend trip to a dog show, and only half the time we take the toad.

But if we're going on an excursion, where we will likely want to take some side trips (or will have to head into town for groceries and supplies) we always take the toad.

It's a little more work to take a toad along, and it requires a bit more vigilance while driving (watch the toad's track while taking corners and plan ahead so you don't get someplace where you need to back up) but it's not that bad compared to the hassle of finding a rental car and hurrying to get it back before they charge you for another day.
We did the exact same thing. Now have a toad and love it. Hook and unhook in about 2 minutes.
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:44 PM   #16
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If you haven't picked up on the theme here - take the toad. We just returned from winding our way through the mountains and into Yellowstone. Take your time and enjoy. It is simply magnificent. Look through a number of sites to get some advice on where and when; grades, etc. You are going in the right direction - north into Yellowstone.

Have a friend that we met in Key West - no toad. Bought bikes, I took him around a couple of times - towing this days. Too Funny.
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We did a year without a toad too in a B+. Who wants to break up camp to run to the grocery or while out site seeing for the day? Not us so the next year we had a Jeep. Now we're on our 2nd Class A and 2nd Jeep!

Someone mentioned "Mountain Directory West". That publication is one you may want to have along with "Next Exit".
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