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Old 12-21-2011, 02:12 PM   #15
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In a 30 footer??? why even take a toad. I have a 36' and hardly ever pull a toad, I can get most anywhere I need and have my Motorhome right there with me.
If this is a vacation, any resort, park, or attraction will have bus parking and you have your conviences are right there with you. A 30 footer will get in and out of any mall, and many resturants have truck parking nearby. Or just take up 2 to 4 parking places. You arent much bigger than a UPS van.
I vote scooter if anything.
Now a 40' Motorhome is a different story, they are hard to get around in and a toad is necessary.

An RV'r is someone driving a $300,000.00 Motorhome towing a $40,000.00 car and looking for a free place to park.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:04 PM   #16
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I've been across the country 3 times with only a 250 Honda Elite or my current 150 Asian scooter. We (myself and my wife) drove the 80 mile loop around Lake Tahoe with the 150 and there is a lot of elevation change too. I agree with Stogie that with a 30 footer you only need a scooter. You see more when on the scooter and it's easier to park too.

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Old 12-21-2011, 05:22 PM   #17
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+1 on an older Civic/Corolla/etc. beater toad. Don't have to worry about it getting damaged from road debris being kicked up by your MoHo.

The option I use because I have been riding motorcycles for 45 years is a small "Dual Sport" bike. Weighs 300 lbs, gets 70 MPG, insures for under $100 a year, and carries 2 people with no problem. I can back up the MoHo without disconnecting it. It also allows me to go where no 4 wheeler can.

Yes, rain gear is necseeary.

(Pink gloves are optional)

Lots of fun on back roads, because you can pull off anywhere you like.

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Old 12-21-2011, 07:36 PM   #18
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My HHR weighs 3150 lbs full of fuel. Tows 4 down with no mods or restrictions except keep it under 65. It is also my every day car.
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:43 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Waggy View Post
Thanks for all of the responses. It looks like I will be spending the winter on finding out why my 36 Chev hot rod with a SBC 350 is over heating when it driving over 50 mph and why when it gets hot, the oil pressure drops! If I am taking a car, that is the car I want with me.
Overheating at speed can mean:
  • the water pump is weak - can't supply enough volume at speed
  • the water pump is cavitating - it's worn out
  • coolant level is low
  • coolant flow is restricted somewhere - check the radiator, thermostat, water pump
When the engine is running hot the oil will thin out. Pressure drop can be caused by:
  • clearances on the bearings are excessive (worn out engine)
  • clearances in the oil pump are excessive
  • normal operation for really thin oil
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:17 AM   #21
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I would suggest a small car. Our last toad was a Chevy Tracker. Had 4 -wheel drive and was under 3500 lbs. With our MH and the V-10, it was hardly noticable and gas usage wasn't that much more for the added convenience of decent transportation at our destination.

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