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Old 09-27-2009, 05:28 PM   #15
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I know I've read that some motorhomer's say they can't even tell their pulling their toads behind their motorhomes, but personally that's bull, it may seem like they can't tell but the motorhome engine sure can. Weight is weight, and if your pulling 4000 lbs it's going to put a 2-ton load on the moho and slow it down. So maybe this guy has something here.[/QUOTE]

My toad only weighs 2300 lbs and I have a 350 HP diesel pusher --- I don't feel it back there at all. And there is no difference in gas mileage whether I am pulling it or not.
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Old 09-27-2009, 06:52 PM   #16
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The idea of the push when it can and brake when charging should work but the idea of pushing with an unsteered SUV which would move where it wanted to go would scare me, its towing that steers the towed but pushing it would seem to me it would go where it wanted. Maybe some type of better tow bar would be needed.
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:07 PM   #17
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This sounds like it works the same as my 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid only on a much larger scale. The problem I see is speed, over 30 MPH on mine and over 40 MPH on the newer models the electric is disabled for assist. It just charges the battery. I know I can drive over 30 or 40 even up the steepest of hills.

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Old 09-27-2009, 07:16 PM   #18
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Did any of you guys look at the HD Photo and notice the MH is a Newell? No wonder they are looking for fuel savings!
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:48 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by mrschwarz View Post
Bad food, delays all the time, fees for baggage, extortion excessive parking fees at the airport . . .
Hahaha!!! Correct. And one of the primary reasons I just bought a MH.

After being "herded" in business class to Europe late last year, I gave up the big silver tube.

After being "herded" from Sacramento, CA to Chicago, IL on Amtrack (Bedroom for two, $3,300, round trip..really bad food, had to fix the room with duct tape, etc.), except for short-range commuters, I'm off the train too.
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