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Old 04-29-2012, 07:39 PM   #15
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I like Enterprise also, but if you are going to mix traveling with being a snow bird, a towed vehicle iOS almost a necessity. I will probably be in one spot at least 4 months, and I would venture to say that it would run at least a thousand a month to rent a car. I will probably be in Ohio a total of 4 months in the summer, so there is another 4 thousand.

If we were traveling constantly, maybe we could get away without a rental car, how long can you keep traveling without stopping for more than a few days?

If you are going to full time, I don't see how you can not have a tow vehicle.

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Old 04-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #16
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We did our first long trip without a toad. 6000 miles from chicago to seatle, down and up the west coast, and back. It worked out ok, just, with a lot of careful planning, stopping enroute to shop, etc.

when we got back, I bought the wrangler. Our moho hasn't moved without it since, not even for a quick local weekend trip. Simply nothing gained by leaving it home. 35 seconds to hookup, same to unhook, never know it's back there, and always happy to have it when you need it!

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Old 04-29-2012, 08:33 PM   #17
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Seems like for those who know they'll be staying just a short time, Enterprise seems to be the most favorable option for those w/out a TOAD..which makes sense!

Myself, I've been seeing a lot of those cargo carriers on the back of RV's, as seen here:

NOTE: Folds UP to reduce size when not in use!

So, this looks like a viable solution for those who want a bike, scooter, motorcycle to have ready when the MH is all setup!

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Old 04-30-2012, 10:34 AM   #18
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Well,... since my car died I"m dependent on the kindness of strangers sometimes, the rest of the time we schedule or park to park travels so we can do most of what we have to do.. For example come summer (about a month) I will pull out of a park on Sunday, go to Church, go shopping (Across the road from church basically) go to the bank (By bycycle while wife shops) and so on.. Then we go to the other park,.

2 sundays later we return to the same church in the morning, do our shopping and such, and back to the park we were in.

Winters... On Sunday (And the odd Wed) I take down the Motor home and go to church, optionally, a differnet park after church, shopping, bank and such is about a mile from Church. Do not do much other traveling save around the park.

Around the park I ride the bike or take a hike.
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Our first three motorhomes were 27, 28 & 33 feet long. We did not feel a great need to tow a car since we could get around most areas & parking lots without problem or concern. Our present RV is not quite as maneuverable and I don't think I have the "skills" I used to have so we often use a tow car now. My thought is if you are comfortable with parking lots and taking up two spaces you normally shouldn't need a tow car.
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My decision was very easy. I don't have the money for the attachments and
a car that can be towed.

I rent a car.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:58 AM   #21
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When we are not towing the Jeep we
usually carry a Piaggio scooter.
As far as the additional coast of a toad goes our toad is one of our two cars only extra cost was the tow bar.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:49 PM   #22
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I can tow the jeep but prefer to take a Kymco Yager 200i scooter. Nit works great and we get 90 mpg.

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