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Old 12-15-2015, 05:25 PM   #551 (permalink)
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Wish I could get a people carrying trailer for my wagon instead of having to upgrade to a van (Town & Country with lousy millage). I know there are issues with that idea from practicality and safety, but a modular car where I can dock to a second unit to become a larger car would be pretty awesome.
The Mazda 5 minivan was very attractive until I realized I couldn't put a stroller behind the 3rd row of seats. Wish they made that 2 feet longer, would have been a great and still relatively efficient people mover. I did consider the hitch carrier but my wife vetoed the idea (would have been nice to make the hitch carrier into a boat tail to add length to the van).

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Old 12-15-2015, 05:56 PM   #552 (permalink)
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Wish I could get a people carrying trailer for my wagon instead of having to upgrade to a van (Town & Country with lousy millage). I know there are issues with that idea from practicality and safety, but a modular car where I can dock to a second unit to become a larger car would be pretty awesome.
The Mazda 5 minivan was very attractive until I realized I couldn't put a stroller behind the 3rd row of seats. Wish they made that 2 feet longer, would have been a great and still relatively efficient people mover. I did consider the hitch carrier but my wife vetoed the idea (would have been nice to make the hitch carrier into a boat tail to add length to the van).
We were seriously planning to buy another very small car next to our I10 and take both on holidays. But my wife could not conquer her dislike of driving on highways so we bought the relatively large Insight instead, to carry all in one.

There was some kind of creativity test where kids were asked to find a solution to move something very heavy. One kid drew two cranes because the load might be too heavy for one.
Kid genius... If one does not fit, use two.
Pity it did not work in our case, but it might in others.
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:29 AM   #553 (permalink)
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People carrying ... like the rumble seat. Set your talkative kids back there -- they absolutely love it, and you don't hear to the jabber for hours. Cool, a people carrying trailer with more than one function! But don't tell your wife the reasons ....
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Here is my little 26 foot deck over trailer. Because I don't care how big your pickup or SUV is, you are not getting a bug in the back of it.
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:14 PM   #555 (permalink)
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Because I don't care how big your pickup or SUV is, you are not getting a bug in the back of it.
But why would you want to? Unless you frequently buy/repair non-running cars, of course.
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Because you don't drive the car you are going to race to the track, because you might not be able to drive it home from the track?


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But why would you want to? Unless you frequently buy/repair non-running cars, of course.
One of the reasons....
Because I own that VW.

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Because you don't drive the car you are going to race to the track, because you might not be able to drive it home from the track?
My VW likes going to the dealership which is almost 100 miles away.
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My VW likes to sit in the carport and say, 'if you really loved me you'd buy me parts'.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:15 PM   #560 (permalink)
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My VW likes to sit in the carport and say, 'if you really loved me you'd buy me parts'.
You just nailed it.
I feel exactly the same way.

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