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Old 05-10-2020, 10:14 AM   #1
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What do you tow?

Wife and I are getting ready to retire and will travel extensively with a Cirrus 920. Looking for something fun to take with us (besides a boat). Tricycle, jeep, 4x4, or other.

I'd like to hear from others who've done it before and can share pro's and cons. Thanks
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After 51 years of riding dirt motorcycles, exploring the desert southwest, I'm aging out and have decided to give side by sides a try. The problem is that they aren't street legal in most states but I'm a desert rat, this will keep me busy for the rest of my life.

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To this. The new Honda Talon doesn't use a CVT belt drive transmission like other SxSs, it's a dual range 6 speed, geared tranny.


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We've traveled extensively with 4X4 diesel TCs since the late '70s until a few years ago when we got our first MH. After a few years of that we're looking for the right TC again.

What you tow depends a lot on what you like or plan to do. For the last 25, or so, years we've towed first a Samurai and now a Tracker. They're similar to a Jeep, but are lighter and get better fuel mileage. We do mild off-roading with them as well as in town driving. We have also carried Honda CT 90s on the front of the truck as well as on one or both ends of the Sami/Tracker while towing them. For larger bikes we used a trailer, but doing that somewhat limits the use of the "toad" to good weather. Our "toads" are older because we've had them a long time, but you could probably find newer versions.

Best of luck, I think you're heading for fun times.

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Depending on location and weather, we have a variety of toys we bring along or just leave all of them at home (that's one advantage of a truck camper):


Bicycle
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Motorcycle
Inflatable Watercraft
Paddle Boat
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The camper is Basecamp. The Jeep to explore with.
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The camper is Basecamp. The Jeep to explore with.
^^^ Very nice shot right there. ^^^
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Wife and I are getting ready to retire and will travel extensively with a Cirrus 920. Looking for something fun to take with us (besides a boat). Tricycle, jeep, 4x4, or other.

I'd like to hear from others who've done it before and can share pro's and cons. Thanks
Exactly, bring a Jeep, or a 4x4, or whatever works best. That is why we are in a pickup camper right now, so we can bring something else with us easier than with other RVs. Right now I tow a 22' PJ Buggyhauler, that can haul a UTV on some trips, 2 UTVs on other trips, a few ATVs, or even our Jeep if I am going someplace where the Jeep will work best. This works well for us. Good luck with whatever you choose.
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