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Old 02-17-2021, 12:35 AM   #771 (permalink)
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technically we aren't even allowed to purchase them
Why would you not be allowed to purchase it?

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Old 02-17-2021, 02:49 AM   #772 (permalink)
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Arcimoto have a regional distribution strategy.
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Old 02-17-2021, 11:38 PM   #773 (permalink)
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Why would you not be allowed to purchase it?
I'm not sure how Arcimoto is enforcing their policy, but they say Washington, Oregon, California, and Florida only right now. I'm 2.5 hours from Washington and have family I could use as an address in Washington and I'd want to just pick it up myself in Eugene if I bought one anyway.

Ironically thousands of Californians set up Montana LLCs to buy expensive cars, maybe I need to set up a California LLC to buy an inexpensive one.
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I'm not sure how Arcimoto is enforcing their policy, but they say Washington, Oregon, California, and Florida only right now. I'm 2.5 hours from Washington and have family I could use as an address in Washington and I'd want to just pick it up myself in Eugene if I bought one anyway.

Ironically thousands of Californians set up Montana LLCs to buy expensive cars, maybe I need to set up a California LLC to buy an inexpensive one.
I'll deliver to you if you purchase one from Eugene.
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I also just realized if I do buy a cargo trailer I need to make sure it fits an Arcimoto.
What I want is to tour Yellowstone Park in one of these. Like a silent summer snowmobile.

Maybe someday someone will get up a rental agency in West Yellowstone or Mammoth for these. Some charge stations at Old Faithful might also be nice.
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Get the Roadster.
You would think just not putting the top on would cost less, but I'm sure they will come up with a reason it's more. I personally hate sitting in the sun on a motorcycle or convertible, I think the roof is one of the best parts. I also dislike sweating in a helmet, but Montana doesn't care, although I still used to wear one. Made me feel a little more responsible and my bike didn't have any windscreen. I'd probably not wear a helmet on the Arcimoto roadster. Does it still have belts? That would seem bad to be belted in with no rollover protection although I bet it's hard to roll. With uneven pavement and curbs or collisions anything is possible.

I was just looking at an auction of a totaled 2015 Dodge Caravan that looked pretty good with a broken out front windshield and a broken up rear hatch. Then look inside and it's just terrible. A deer had passed all the way thru front and out the back window desingrating along the way. I hope there was only a driver as that seat looked untouched.
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Yikes!

Isn't one of you options to rebuild an existing trailer? I have this idea sitting around [since 2013, apparently]



The Template is discredited in some circles, but if you don't tell people they'd never know.

I'd do a trailing arm kneeling suspension, and a winch to stow and unload it (tail first) so you don't have to egress inside the trailer.

The Roadster isn't my favorite either, but it's a big market opportunity. The Cameo two-passenger is pretty close to a Trailer Tow Vehicle.
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Ironically thousands of Californians set up Montana LLCs to buy expensive cars, maybe I need to set up a California LLC to buy an inexpensive one.
When the Dollar exchange rate was more favorable, I used to see a lot of cars with either Argentinian and Uruguayan plates driven by people from my hometown who either got dual citizenship or set a business abroad, and got some expensive cars cheaper, or some models that were never officially available in Brazil.

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