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Old 07-09-2014, 11:11 AM
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Can you get a slip at a marina?


rent a u haul pickup to get it to and back from your home when season over - get's chilly up in your area no?. Or do you take it to different ski areas?
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:37 AM
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Get an older tow rig and buy a nice 40 mpg commuter car? Leave whichever one at the store when not in use? Or does that defeat the flexible ski times as you need truck to pull to lake?
This makes complete sense to me.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:44 PM
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I parked my Silverado and leased a Leaf for $200/ month..... leasing the leaf Literally means I am making $300/month not driving my truck. Truck is parked on the street - still use when I feel the need to burn fossil fuel or.... drive the kids to soccer games outside of the range of the leaf.

I drive the leaf like a Porsche and get around 75 miles - if I drove it like a grandma or a greenpeacing, whale saving, tree hugging, pot smoking, grateful dead following, petrulie oil bathing hippie I get between 90 and 95.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:19 PM
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:44 PM
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I have no personal experience with one but a new diesel Jeep or Ram 1500 might be a good compromise. Push 30 mpg and still be able to tow when the need arises.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:18 AM
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I parked my Silverado and leased a Leaf for $200/ month..... leasing the leaf Literally means I am making $300/month not driving my truck. Truck is parked on the street - still use when I feel the need to burn fossil fuel or.... drive the kids to soccer games outside of the range of the leaf.

I drive the leaf like a Porsche and get around 75 miles - if I drove it like a grandma or a greenpeacing, whale saving, tree hugging, pot smoking, grateful dead following, petrulie oil bathing hippie I get between 90 and 95.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:55 AM
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HAH! That guy totally stole my material...

I've been bashing my fraternity brothers (there were two kinds.... All American and Zig Zaggin) with that VW bus driven tree huggin whale lovin pot smoking grateful dead followin hippie line since the early 90s.

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Old 07-10-2014, 04:00 AM
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:16 PM
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For a 196 go test drive a Hyundai SantaFe or Kia Sorrento. We have a SantaFe and get around 26 highway and tow at about 18. Need the v-6 of course. Tows the 85 great and should have no problem with the 196. No need for two vehicles.
Those two cars are only rated for 3,500 lbs. A 196 and trailer would be pushing or exceeding those limits. Fine for the short trips, but maybe not ideal for the longer hauls.

The regular V6 Explorer or V6 Ecoboost Explorer is rated for 5,000 lbs. The 4 cylinder ecoboost is rated lower.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:00 PM
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I expected it to weigh in around my 85 MC. Shows what I know. Thanks for the tip.
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