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2-3 vehicles: not bad, but still more vehicles than drivers. 13 18.57%
4-6 vehicles: which one was the gateway drug? 14 20.00%
7+ vehicles: don't fight it, embrace it! 27 38.57%
Not a hoarder: I drive everything I own! 16 22.86%
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:11 AM   #111 (permalink)
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Old 09-24-2017, 01:05 PM   #112 (permalink)
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At one time I had close to 40 project motorcycles and then had several cullings that got me down into the low teens.

If you've got the space to store stuff it is very easy to find things to fill it. If you are into vintage vehicles it is easy to justify having several parts vehicles for each project since the spares are no longer being made.

So far this year I've sold/given away 10 or so bikes leaving 3 to go to get to a point where I can give up my remote storage (I was at 500 sq feet at the start of the year, now down to 200) and have just a couple of bikes and all related material here at home.

It is hard to give up stuff that has been around for several decades, but admitting that they are unlikely to be going in this lifetime and finding a new home for them can be satisfying. It is also nice to be saving thousands of dollars a year in storage fees as well as turning the (now unwanted) stuff into money.

If I were to do it over again I'd be MUCH more discriminating in what I bought!
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:30 PM   #113 (permalink)
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Hi...My name is Stubby, and I'm a caraholic...it's been 7 days since I last brought one home...
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Old 09-25-2017, 10:02 AM   #114 (permalink)
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Was that Metro damaged beyond repair?
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:42 PM   #115 (permalink)
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Oh, yes. Floors and F/R control arm mounts were a distant memory! Tin worm.
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admitting that they are unlikely to be going in this lifetime
You know you're getting old when ... that starts to be a rationale for culling the herd. I have JUST started using that excuse to stop myself from taking on new projects!
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Floors? Control arm mounts?
I don't need no floors or control arm mounts.
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Hoarder? Nope. Having different vehicles for different uses because I've yet to find a do-all reasonable Swiss army truck yep!

Current :

2015 5.7 Dodge Ram 1500 short box regular cab - fun vehicle
2011 1.8 Chev Cruze base model - wife's car
2001 1.9 Saturn SC1 - runaround work commuter
1989 2.3 Ford Ranger - not road worthy farm truck (former commuter)

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2000 1500 Chev Silverado, 2008 Chev Aveo, 2004 Chev Aveo, 2001 Chev z24, 1998 Chev z24, 1980 Chev C10, 1993 Buick lesabre, 1989 dodge cummins dually, 1987 Chev s10 355v8, 1990 ford tempo, 1988 Ford Mustang, 1986 VW Jetta, Suzuki Samurai.

Probably missing a few and haven't factored in the current motorcycle fleet which outnumbers the 4 wheelers
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Hoarder? Nope. Having different vehicles for different uses because I've yet to find a do-all reasonable Swiss army truck yep!
Oh, really?



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Current :

2015 5.7 Dodge Ram 1500 short box regular cab - fun vehicle
2011 1.8 Chev Cruze base model - wife's car
2001 1.9 Saturn SC1 - runaround work commuter
1989 2.3 Ford Ranger - not road worthy farm truck (former commuter)
What happened to the Ranger to render it not roadworthy? Anyway, even though it may not be as fuel-efficient as the Saturn and not as fun as the Ram, probably it could be close to the do-all truck you claim to be looking for


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haven't factored in the current motorcycle fleet which outnumbers the 4 wheelers
What motorcycles do you have? And if you were willing to trim down the fleet and keep only one, what would be your priorities?

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