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Old 10-08-2014, 02:35 PM   #21
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For sure Norm. And although they are in within the numbers they don't look all that comfortable to tow. We know a number of forum members have down sized from those kinds of rigs and they did so for that reason.

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Old 10-08-2014, 03:23 PM   #22
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We're one of those people that downsized. We did it because the trip required a small vehicle capable of rough roads. We learned we were just as comfortable in a small rig, maybe more comfortable. Simply life was simpler in a smaller rig, secondarily it was less expensive.

Many of our older (older than us friends) and former big rig owners can see the value of a small rig. For them it's the ease of use, the ease of maintenance and the lower cost.
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:32 PM   #23
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Just did the math, 300 mpg would have saved me around $700 last year compared to my 5.7 Hemi that is paid for.
You must not drive that hemi much.

We burn about a 1000 gallons a year covering 25,000 miles, cost about $3,500.

If we had driven a 300 mpg vehicle, I would have used 84 gallons for a cost of $294, a savings of over $3,000. Nice to dream......

This is a prototype vehicle, vehicle cost is meaningless.
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:26 PM   #24
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Last year I drove my truck about 3,500 miles. About 2,000 of that was towing the Scamp. Most of the rest was hauling 15 cords of firewood home from the farm.

I made a deliberate decision to move here, I used to walk to work every day, 1/2 mile each way. Sometimes my car wouldn't move for 2 or 3 months at a time. Now I work from home, so no commute. If I need something right here in town, I almost always walk or ride my bike, or schedule a quick stop when I'm out running.

I paid cash for the truck, I budget $100/month for maintenance, and my insurance is very low, even with full coverage.

Leaves more money for traveling and enjoying life!
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:57 AM   #25
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Hey Kevin, what do you tow with??

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