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Old 12-24-2017, 04:03 PM   #771 (permalink)
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you can basically tow with the volvo a trailer, which also has a volvo
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:59 PM   #772 (permalink)
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Backing up is the big scare for a lot people. Maybe somebody already mentioned it in a previous post but I'm not reading 78 pages to find out.

I have a DIY 4x8 and it does work great for many things, but when ever I offer it to somebody in need, they say they would rather do a rental truck. I am pretty terrible at reversing with a trailer.. but I make it work when I have to. People are so risk averse these days, what the heck happened to people?
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:48 PM   #773 (permalink)
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I have a DIY 4x8 and it does work great for many things, but when ever I offer it to somebody in need, they say they would rather do a rental truck. I am pretty terrible at reversing with a trailer.. but I make it work when I have to. People are so risk averse these days, what the heck happened to people?
The 4x8 trailer on my Prius is the easiest trailer I've ever backed up. Lots of comments online about how difficult it is, but I find it to be very controlled. The tiny trailer on the old lawnmower with steering problems was a bear to control.
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easythereturbo — People get sooo dependent on having a reverse gear.

That's so hard about holding the bottom of the wheel instead of the top?
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:42 PM   #775 (permalink)
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People get sooo dependent on having a reverse gear.
Had it been unnecessary at all, didn't you think it would've been already phased out? Anyway, pushing the car backward to adjust its position in a parking spot would've been quite a heavy exercise
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I was thinking about route planning, drive-through parking spaces, & etc.
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AGreed that they are afraid.

But they way they drive (unreasonably close) argues more for rising stupidity.
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You guys think I would get better mpgs with two 8' kayaks on a little trailer behind my prius instead of on the roof? I feel like it takes a lot more horsepower to overcome the cda versus carry a trailer.
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I just made a post about roof rack versus trailer a few weeks ago.
You would have to use the trailer a lot or go on cross country drives to make it worth the cost.

I have a trailer because I'm moving something just about every single day I'm off.

For example I canceled the rural trash service, at $35 a month it was a rip off. Unless there is some major cleaning or demo going on we only make about 1 bag of trash per week. I go to the dump where it's free to dump trash.
We don't throw away paper or cardboard it gets burned and all the food scraps or food that goes bad gets eaten by our dogs and cats. If it's something real green and bland it goes on the compost pile.
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I just made a post about roof rack versus trailer a few weeks ago.
You would have to use the trailer a lot or go on cross country drives to make it worth the cost.

I have a trailer because I'm moving something just about every single day I'm off.
Sure a roof rack instead of a trailer may work for many people who would otherwise feel inclined to get a truck. Eventually, another reason to consider a roof rack would be toll roads where a car coupled to a trailer is charged a premium for each axle in the trailer.

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