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Funny Stuff!

I pick it up next Saturday when I get back from Vancouver. May drive it to the beach Saturday night.

Its actually easier to drive then my old trailer hooked up to my Son's Tacoma. With a rear camera I can at least see behind it. On ramp acceleration is surprisingly better than I anticipated. Which makes sense, you want to be up to highway speed at the end of the on-ramp.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:46 AM
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Looks great Hugh, congratulations! Let me know when you are swinging by Boston.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:54 AM
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One thing a rig like that has over a fifth wheel is that when you get to "there," the A/C already has the place cooled off.

This can be particularly important along parts of the gulf coast, at certain times of the year.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:15 AM
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Nice!!!
I would like to know how you like it compared to towing. I towed for a while in my marriage, used arguments like, I already have the tow vehicle, or drop the trailer and run anywhere. But really I guess the next fun part will be finding the perfect tow along vehicle now.
Its a very nice looking rig!!
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Towing the Targa behind it would be pretty cool.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:36 AM
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You could fit a whole home construction crew in that. I know first hand, it's what they do in North Dakota.

Heck of a ride, enjoy it.

I guess this means you are officially old now.
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Very nice!

Am hoping to get something like that but a 34 footer with a diesel in the future. Wish I could afford a new one...
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Congrats, Hugh.

So when are we going for the maiden Pelican road trip?
You could fit lots a booze and strippers on that thing..... Jut sayn.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:31 AM
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Nice score. As you are using it for business for the next 5 years I guess you can write off a portion of the cost and expenses over that time.
Actually its not for business. I re-read what I wrote earlier and clarified my statement. I'll be traveling a lot for business, but by commercial flights.
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Wow, that looks really nice Hugh. I think i'm going to stay with my 30' Dutchman and diesel 4x4 F-250 I have for awhile and then upgrade to a nice 29-30' Coachman after the kids have flown the coop.

I had thought about a class C RV, but I still need a pickup truck for so many reasons, a trailer makes more sense.
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Well Done Mrs. R! Only thing I might add is check the brakes. My folks bought a 42' Monaco new when they retired. Went up to Vancouver to shake it down...nearly lost it into the water when the brakes cooked on a long downhill. They uprated the binders...to what I don't know. Now let's see what kind of rental rates the Mrs can get
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Nice ride Mr. R. Enjoy that thing to the fullest, safe travels.
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Very nice.
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Well played, sir.

Hope you make it down toward Austin so we can drink
margaritas again at Guero's...Jack
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Congrats, Hugh.

So when are we going for the maiden Pelican road trip?
Road trip movie! For the baby boomer generation
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Watch to movie for the Robin Williams driving tips......
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Well played, sir.

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Looking forward to it again! We'll just park there for the night.

Now looking at attachments for hauling the Mazda 3, apparently I need an electrical braking system for the car that is tied to the unit. Coachmen says any vehicle being towed over 1,000 lbs MUST have a tied in braking system. Having towed trailers, I agree. I want that puppy to break so it doesn't come around me in a quick stop.

I'll apparently have to cut the valence for the attachments, don't want to do that on the Targa, although that would be cool towing it instead. I'll search/post a thread on the 911 Technical forum on towing it behind an RV.
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Now looking at attachments for hauling the Mazda 3, apparently I need an electrical braking system for the car that is tied to the unit. Coachmen says any vehicle being towed over 1,000 lbs MUST have a tied in braking system. Having towed trailers, I agree. I want that puppy to break so it doesn't come around me in a quick stop.

I'll apparently have to cut the valence for the attachments, don't want to do that on the Targa, although that would be cool towing it instead. I'll search/post a thread on the 911 Technical forum on towing it behind an RV.
The Porsche's front bumper itself is the attachment point for a tow bar. Bolted directly. I would buy a used bumper crossmember, paint to match your car, mounts permanently attached, and bolt it in place of your bumper (put your bumper in storage). When not being towed, you'd remove the A-frame of the "tongue" and all that would be visible is the two small attachment points on the bumper.

Your Mazda would take a little different system as your bumper crossmember is well-hidden under all that plastic. But you could do the same thing and buy a used cover to chop up and paint to match. Then keep your current factory cover.

You can get remote electric and/or surge hydraulic brake applicators (like Brake Buddy) that sit in the seat and literally press the brake pedal.
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Here's another idea:
Tow 911 - 912

Here's photos of the way I suggested:





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