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Old 06-17-2019, 10:41 PM   #15
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What do you do when you arrive at your destination? What about when you potentially break down? What about when you're not in an area where there's any UBER or CAB, or any form of a rental car? What about an emergency, either mechanical or health wise? All of those conditions WARRANT A TOAD, PERIOD!! We wouldn't depend on others (Uber/cab/ or any other form of rental) for transportation if we were paid to.

The flexibility and maneuverability at any given time, running an errand, going to breakfast or dinner or lunch, or going to get a needed RV part, or supplies and food for the RV and a whole zillion other things waaaaaaaaaaaay outweigh the massive inconvenience of the Uber/Taxi thing.

As for the additional "load" on the coach for towing. Well, to us, if you have to worry about the additional load, vs the looooooong list of the above benefits, then you shouldn't be RVing. I surely don't want to sound pessimistic but, it's just plain logical to have a toad.


Posts like this on forums always amaze me. Itís as if everybody has the same needs and wants and they are universally true. I know many if not most use a Toad, but the OP asked what happens to those of us who do not use one (we have not for the past 8 years). 95 percent of the time we are able to drive where we want. Itís not hard for us to unplug and go. In cases where we canít or itís just easier, we call an Uber if available. Talk about convenient, pick us up where we are, drop us off at the doorstep where we are going. If itís a sightseeing trip, we could and have rented a car. There are many reasons why not pulling a toad is much more logical for our needs, but thatís not the topic.
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:11 PM   #16
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I know people who drive motor homes without a toad. It works for them and their type of RVing. In the 90's, we did a lot of boat camping with our daughters, which meant that we were towing the boat behind the motor home. We often stayed two weeks and had to pack all those meals. If we were lucky, someone in the group would have a car and take us shopping.

Now it's just the two of us camping in a completely different fashion than the boating days. We like to sight see on our own and often go out to dinner after the end of a travel day. OUR STYLE wouldn't work without a toad, but it doesn't mean everyone camps the same.

I know for a fact, that many are not comfortable towing a car and many can't afford it. So you make it work for your situation.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:10 AM   #17
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We usually take 2 trips a year of 3 weekes or more, at diffferent locations. we will stay at one campground for a week or so. if we rent a car for a couple weeks a year i figure it would be much cheaper than buying a used vehilcle for towing
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