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Old 10-15-2017, 12:01 AM
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hello

if i'm going to a "far away" spot (beach, mountain, vacation), i'll load my 2004 corolla verso.
if i'm going nearby, under 15 km, I'll use my cargo bicycle

On picture 1, I had everything on the bike, 2 cars and the ramps

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Old 10-21-2017, 12:44 AM
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Is that a Brooks saddle on that bike?
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Is that a Brooks saddle on that bike?
Yes sir .
it took "a few miles" to break in, but now, it's just perfect


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Old 10-21-2017, 01:21 AM
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Almost forgot, if I don't to take too much stuff, I sometime use my beach cruiser.



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Old 10-26-2017, 04:56 PM
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Way before the minivan and back when I thought I was cool, I drove something very similar to one of these German types shown in the first pic - I had a basket mounted on the right side of the rear wheel to carry a Catoctin Mountain Orchard, cardboard box with fuel and battery - I carried the airplane in one free hand and steered with the other.

My friend owned one of these British ones in the second pic and its what drove the desire for this type of ride -

Third and forth pic show the coolness factor of form following function that inspired many of the generation to have a need for such a ride - hi-rise handlebars, banana seat, sissy bar, big wheel in the rear, little wheel up front, stick shifter, short flared fenders...
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:53 AM
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When I was kid, we called those stick shifters "nut busters". 'Nuff said.
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:08 PM
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One of these, the AMG 450 horsepower five and a half litre V8 version. It's a tiny little thing and I can't get the wing of my Astro Hog in without putting the roof down

But as most of us have to drive I have always taken the view that you had just as well drive something that provides 'entertainment' so I live with its disadvantages. The last thing I want is some tedious SUV, or even worse, an 'executive' car to show how 'important' I am

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Old 11-02-2017, 09:09 PM
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For me its 2016 GMC Savana 3500
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:07 AM
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I had a Ford Flex until it was totaled in an accident. That vehicle was a real hauler and I miss it. I have a much longer commute, so I drive a Ford Escape which has decent airplane carrying ability. I definitely needed something that got better gas mileage. The Escape, with the 1.6l Ecoboost engine will get 32mpg highway as long as I keep it at 65-70mph max. It has plenty of pep for my sedate driving style.

Having said that, I do like what I have seen here regarding getting an older vehicle like a minivan, stripping out the seats and making it a full time airplane hauler. I'll have to keep my eyes open for something good!
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:07 AM
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2017 Toyota Tundra with a full cover over the bed, it's a 4 dr. so I can haul my 108 in. Valiant and several small foamy's as well as support equipment. It now has 8500 miles on it as I mostly drive my 1995 Jeep YJ.
The Jeep is only good for small stuff of which I have few! The jeep has over 200,000 on the odometer but was a tow behind on a large motor home, it's very tight and runs well, actually has much less driving miles and is tight and looks very nice for an older vehicle.
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:44 AM
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2017 Toyota Tundra with a full cover over the bed, it's a 4 dr. so I can haul my 108 in. Valiant and several small foamy's as well as support equipment. It now has 8500 miles on it as I mostly drive my 1995 Jeep YJ.
The Jeep is only good for small stuff of which I have few! The jeep has over 200,000 on the odometer but was a tow behind on a large motor home, it's very tight and runs well, actually has much less driving miles and is tight and looks very nice for an older vehicle.
A good vote for the Jeep. I have a 97 Grand Cherokee Laredo. It is about to turn over 200,000 miles. It has been a good Jeep except for the stalling issue which I fixed with a reman PCM unit. It is my airplane transport vehicle.
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Old 11-04-2017, 03:01 AM
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04 Suburban,,

Platform and drawer are dual purpose,,, really designed this way for my construction work,, but works well for the aircraft also

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Designed it so the rear seat is usable without removing everything

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Old 11-04-2017, 03:30 AM
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A good friend has a Suburban. It serves well as a plane hauler.
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:09 PM
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Now use 2002 Honda Odyssey with the middle seats removed and the rear seat folded into the floor Have a PVC rack to hold the planes. Plenty of room for 3 lanes & support stuff. I do miss my Chevy pick up with topper though. Storing those center seats is a P.I.A. should toss them.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:07 AM
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A good friend has a Suburban. It serves well as a plane hauler.
It's the 5th truck I've set up this way,, since we're empty nesters now,, don't need the back seat very often,, I like the smaller size of the suburban for sure

My last truck,, still have it, but it's committed to the camper now

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Is there no way to post picture previously posted in other threads from your account? I hate having to keep uploading pictures I have already posted.
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:25 PM
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Is there no way to post picture previously posted in other threads from your account? I hate having to keep uploading pictures I have already posted.
Yes,, kinda

Copy the image url and use the "insert image" icon ,, not the "manage attachments" uploader,, it's much quicker that way than the regular clumsy uploader
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Yeah, but then I have to go searching for them instead of just having a list of images posted like on other forums.

So I will url them from Facebook

My trailer, added a shelf this year in the rear for more storage and a place to work if needed.

My old truck, but similar setup in the new one but with much better lights.




Trailer when I first got it, Lincoln long gone.


And my current hauler. And it HAULS!

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Now use 2002 Honda Odyssey with the middle seats removed and the rear seat folded into the floor Have a PVC rack to hold the planes. Plenty of room for 3 lanes & support stuff. I do miss my Chevy pick up with topper though. Storing those center seats is a P.I.A. should toss them.
Wondering what those driving Chrysler/Dodge minivans would say about "Stow-n-go" seating and is it worth the switch in loyalty away from other brands to not have to trip over 2nd row seats stored in the garage at times. Agree that they are a PITA - especially the back-breaking job of removal and reinstallation...

Also, does the new Pacifica have the same amount of interior space as others in the class (e.g. T&C/Grand Caravan, Odyssey, Sedona, Quest, Sienna, etc.)? More specifically, ~90 inches length from front seat backs to hatch?
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My 13 Flex, fold the seats down and got a 4*120, LT-40 and CARF Extra 330L along with my tool boxes, spare parts box, flight box and three radios. Sadly, this one got wrecked in a snowstorm.
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The Dodge/Chrysler mini vans are great, (I've had 8 including the Town & Country I now have also.) The stow & go seats are great, takes care of the removal/storage issue. They also have 8' of flat area for hauling planes and related stuff. The only reason I have the Honda is that I regretfully sold my Chev. P.U. with topper. I got the Honda CHEAP.
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Prior to 2 years ago it was a never ending stream of full size Chevy or GMC vans, whatever could be bought for $500-600. I would then drive them until something major let go in the engine, then scrap them and move on to the next one. But lately it's been hard or impossible to find vans like that anymore (at least in that price range), so I had to rethink everything. Since mine was always the tow vehicle whenever the need came up, and for other reasons that would require significant towing capacity, I ended up buying a used but mostly pristine 2003 GMC Sierra 3500. Nice big 4wd diesel dually. Now I can haul anything I want, the only downside is the truck itself is actually a crummy airplane hauler, although I can fit a couple smaller planes in the back seat easily enough. But a trailer is really the only way for most of it now, and my old enclosed trailer finally had to be demoted to storage shed last spring, the frame is shot at this point. So I've been pulling the 5th wheel toy hauler when I want to take a bunch of stuff at once until I can afford another enclosed trailer. I would upload a picture, but the file sizes I have are too large.
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