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Old 04-04-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
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Cool Would you still call it a toad?

I don't think it qualifies.





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"toad" is the commonized version of "towed" for which this several year old German made marsupial-like moho probably doesn't qualify.

BTW the interior pics of that moho show highly impressive use of engineering and design to maximize space and living area. Not surprising given that rig comes from German engineers.
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Probably more accurately classified as a variant on the Toyhauler theme.

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"toad" is the commonized version of "towed" for which this several year old German made marsupial-like moho probably doesn't qualify.

BTW the interior pics of that moho show highly impressive use of engineering and design to maximize space and living area. Not surprising given that rig comes from German engineers.

Toad = two on a dollie or towed on a dollie.
Frog = four rolling on ground.

Yes I saw the interior pics
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Initially it appears like a good idea and then again - maybe not.

Problem no 1 seems to clearance. It does look awfully close to the ground.
Problem no 2. It seems to me like they carry a lot of "dead weight". Is this more efficient than towing?
Problem no 3. Where do they now keep all the unnecessary junk that we all have in our lockers. Unnecessary "junk is a must - why would all of us otherwise keep hauling it around?
Problem no 4. I can't afford the motorhome or the car
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Initially it appears like a good idea and then again - maybe not.

Problem no 1 seems to clearance. It does look awfully close to the ground.
Problem no 2. It seems to me like they carry a lot of "dead weight". Is this more efficient than towing?
Problem no 3. Where do they now keep all the unnecessary junk that we all have in our lockers. Unnecessary "junk is a must - why would all of us otherwise keep hauling it around?
Problem no 4. I can't afford the motorhome or the car
Wait 10 years and buy a used one.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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Wait 10 years and buy a used one.
I doubt there will be more than one on the market. I suspect that the one you are seeing will be the only one ever!
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Meh....I'll stick with my setup! I like my Jeep too much!!! LOL
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In the picture take a look at the front wheels of the RV. It looks to me like the front jacks are extended and the front tires are off the ground. In fact it looks like there is more space from the top of the rear tires to the wheel wells, so the rear jacks must be extended.

Even then, the car just barely passes under the doors.

Anyone know what the maximum height car is? Probably not a lot of cars that will fit.

Their website: http://www.volkner-mobil.de/Home/english/home_en.html

They also make 4wd RV's, click on the "4-wheel and racing" link.
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Toad comes from the fact that it's being towed behind another vehicle, doesn't matter whether four down or on a dolly, there is no distinction.
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Toad = two on a dollie or towed on a dollie.
Frog = four rolling on ground...
Where did you get that?
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Where did you get that?
I put it on another site, I don't know where I got it from but I didn't make it up.
I did make up Cat = compact alternate transportation, in reference to the OP's picture!
Another guy said Bob = baby on board!
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I put it on another site, I don't know where I got it from but I didn't make it up.
I did make up Cat = compact alternate transportation, in reference to the OP's picture!
Another guy said Bob = baby on board!
Yaj ; I took it from your post on the other site because I thought it fit better than a variant of towed as someone else said. Also I am the other guy that said Bob.
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Initially it appears like a good idea and then again - maybe not.

Problem no 1 seems to clearance. It does look awfully close to the ground.
Problem no 2. It seems to me like they carry a lot of "dead weight". Is this more efficient than towing?
Problem no 3. Where do they now keep all the unnecessary junk that we all have in our lockers. Unnecessary "junk is a must - why would all of us otherwise keep hauling it around?
Problem no 4. I can't afford the motorhome or the car
Ha ha! Work a full year instead of taking 6 month vacations and you'll be able to afford both, most likely. Hee hee!

It is probably close to the ground because the 16 bag (just guessing) air suspension system has been dumped so the car can roll off the ramp. (maybe 24 bag)
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