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Old 02-04-2023, 09:39 AM   #1251 (permalink)
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That's a Volkswagen Parati of the 2nd generation. That's what the US-spec Fox would've been turned into if it hadn't been phased out earlier.
Super neat. Always like seeing mundane stuff my country didnít get.

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Old 02-04-2023, 11:43 AM   #1252 (permalink)
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I saw this recently:
Neat to see what I have observed graphically presented with percentages.

Most trucks I see these days look like minivans with a trunk exposed to the elements, to my eye.

Gotta be able to put full sheets of plywood flat in the bed.

Even with a full size bed, I'm often pushing the capacity limits.


... in Oregon, once all the seatbelts are in use, additional people are permitted to ride in the bed.
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Old 02-04-2023, 11:47 AM   #1254 (permalink)
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I saw this recently:
Seems to coincide with many state laws being introduced to prohibit hauling children like cargo.
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'prohibit'

I suppose that I'll have to abandon the business model for the Irish children ranch / feedlot, and specialty stock trailer follow-on development from Jonathan Swift's 'A Modest Proposal.'
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I suppose that I'll have to abandon the business model for the Irish children ranch / feedlot, and specialty stock trailer follow-on development from Jonathan Swift's 'A Modest Proposal.'
You and GJETSON on another forum would get along great. Here's what he said to me today;

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Yeah. I am pretty sure slavery, and cannibalism, is more likely in your future. But I suspect you will see the bright side of eating your neighbors, so it won't spoil your appetite.
He's a "glass half empty and draining quickly" sort of character, and I'm a "glass half full, but we'll refill it" sort.
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Old 02-09-2023, 03:54 AM   #1258 (permalink)
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Seems to coincide with many state laws being introduced to prohibit hauling children like cargo.
It used to be quite funny to go for a ride on the back of a truck, yet nowadays carrying passengers in a vehicle originally intended for cargo in my country is much more discouraged by traffic enforcement.
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I've always put trailer hitches on anything I own..sometimes one on the front as well for winches, bicycle racks, cargo racks etc.
10 years ago I bought a cheap harbor freight 4x3 trailer for $100 to tow behind my Valkyrie with what was left of my son's bike up the Blue Ridge parkway and place at the search and rescue school he taught at in PA as a memorial. Since then I've used it I don't know how many times to move friends, carry bulky items, you name it.
Next month I'm heading to Washington from Florida with everything I need to supply water and electricity to a small off-grid homestead except for the IBC water tote...I'll buy one when I get out there. I'm guessing between the golfcart batteries, water pressure tank w/ pump, and a pile of solar panels, it's about 600 lbs at the most (the trailer is less than 100 and I've carried that on top of my Impreza while towing another trailer) so will be no harder on my Prius V than 2 fat friends in the back seat.
I definitely won't be setting any mileage records on this trip as I will have a rooftop carrier on top as well but that is what flexibility is all about. By adding additional carrying capacity to an economical car, i get the benefits of that economy most of the time but can still haul when needed without a huge vehicle.
I do have a couple capable heavier-duty tow vehicles at home but the 4x4 Astro will be used to move my sailboat to Washington when the time comes (I drove it from WA to FL last fall and gas was over $1,500) and since my housesitter blew the engine in my T-100 4x4, it's getting a Chevy diesel and will make the trip with an IBC tote full of veggie oil on the back (and running from it) and towing my Karmann Ghia Wasteland Weekend / Gambler car

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