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Old 08-23-2006, 05:35 PM   #15
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Found a nice '06 Jeep Liberty at a nice price, and the proper color (Red) so I went for it.

I still have the Element, can't bare to part with it.
Some people will do ANYTHING to get an insurance (mulit-vehicle) discount.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:03 PM   #16
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Yeah... thats even more wierd.. and I don't even begin to understand how insurance works.

I took the full coverage off the Element, and added the Jeep, full coverage. My monthly bil went up.. 4 bucks.

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Hmmm.

My daily driver is a Camry with full coverage. The tow vehicle is a rust bucket with onlly liability - $35 amonth. For this area, that's a deal.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:19 PM   #18
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well, I, er, have that little incident with the Element and a posted speed limit that was exceeded just a little to overcome.
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Old 08-24-2006, 01:12 AM   #19
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have you noticed the fuel miliage isnt that great yet?? you will probaly get about 16mpg and 14 pulling the trailer..it has the same motor my dakota had and it was rotten on gas towing..but congrats on your new toy..

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Old 08-24-2006, 11:00 PM   #20
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Gina, what kind of mileage do you get on your Element running without a trailer? Discussion came up over coffee this morning......Thanks, Benny
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Old 08-24-2006, 11:19 PM   #21
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Benny, I have seen as high as 29 mpg, but that was driving to Phoenix. Across the desert. The Long, hot, flat, boring, desert (I gotta do that Saturday.. eek!)

Now, for reality.. on my daily commute, freeway, city streets and a LONG climb up the hiway with my elevation gain, about 22-23.

Towing on my long trip to Oregon last year, I got as high as 19. I forgot exactly, but I am going to say I averaged 17 or so.

Dan, I haven't gone through a tank yet! I have commuted 2 1/2 days in it, (100 mile RT) and it is at 1/4 now. I suspect that tomorrow I will have to fill. I am running the tank down so I can see how many miles I get on the trip meter before I start to think about filling.

I know I could fill and calculate now, but I want to see if the gage is one of those that sticks on full forever then suddenly drops to "E" when it is low. So far, the gage seems linear enough.

I finally got the Element home today! (Had to wait for my friend to be available to drive it) My parking area is full, but with just a minor adjustment to the trailer position, I have plenty of room for all 3 rigs, and am nowhere near approaching the nieghbors line.

Yay!

(Yeah, wait til it snows )
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I finally got the Element home today! (Had to wait for my friend to be available to drive it) My parking area is full, [b]but with just a minor adjustment to the trailer position, I have plenty of room for all 3 rigs, and am nowhere near approaching the nieghbors line.
How about a minor adjustment to the car(s) position?
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:21 AM   #23
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I can you may need some boat fenders in the winter to prevent any accidental contact. Some which are sized for about a 25'-35' yacht should prevent most damage. FGTT's are tough like fiberglass boats, but automotive sheetmetal is much more fragile. Continuing in a marine vein, since additional parking for guests at your home is now non-existant, you actually are in need of a ferry.
Keep the side up, so contending with snow will be a ways off...
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:38 AM   #24
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since additional parking for guests at your home is now non-existant,
Thats what they make streets for

I pay the county for them, feel free to park there! My treat!
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WAY TO GO GINA.
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So, as Kurt says, it's a bit crowded if I want guests to park. Maybe.. if they have a motorcycle.......
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Thanks Gina, that`s about 35 MPG or so on a Imperial gallon on flat land....Benny
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Thanks Gina, that`s about 35 MPG or so on a Imperial gallon on flat land....Benny
Hi: Why is it that Californians Park in a Driveway and Drive on a Parkway??? Canadians on the other hand leave two multy thousand dollar vehicles outside 'cause the garage has a few hundred bucks of junk in it???
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