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MillieH 06-16-2014 08:48 AM

New Owners of a My Pod Maxx
 
I've been a lurker on the site for quite awhile. DH and I finally made the leap, well sort of a short hop! We recently (April) purchased a Little Guy My Pod, most folks are not familiar with them. They are a fiberglass teardrop. Basically a bed on wheels in a fiberglass shell. No kitchen, no bath, full-size bed, A/C and entertainment center.

We currently have a 4 cyl Ford Escape and didn't want to purchase anything bigger for now. So our trailer had to be something the Ford could handle since it is not really a tow rated vehicle.

We've had it out for several short trips in preparation for a trip to Yellowstone this summer. All is well, we love it and the pups love it - luckily they are "Pod sized" - a dachshund and Chihuahua so they don't take up "too" much room :D

Pleased to meet you all, looking forward to getting to know folks.

Kudzu Asheville 06-16-2014 09:45 AM

Welcome!

Bob Miller 06-16-2014 10:07 AM

Hi and welcome to the group.
I take it that this is what you now have?

https://www.google.com/search?q=Litt...w=1280&bih=822

It looks like you have one of the smallest molded fiberglass rigs ever. I really like the back entrance, very unusual for a teardrop




Timber Wolf 06-16-2014 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Bob Miller (Post 464753)
Hi and welcome to the group.
I take it that this is what you now have?

https://www.google.com/search?q=Litt...w=1280&bih=822

It looks like you have one of the smallest molded fiberglass rigs ever. I really like the back entrance, very unusual for a teardrop


Interesting, never knew of such. Looks great, just needs a very secure "chin up bar" above the door so you can pull up and swing in.:D

MillieH 06-16-2014 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Timber Wolf (Post 464773)
Interesting, never knew of such. Looks great, just needs a very secure "chin up bar" above the door so you can pull up and swing in.:D

Yes, there are some special techniques for getting in and out!! :D

Little Guy also sells a 10x10 or 5x7 screenroom/tent that cinches to the door...provides a little more "living" space. We don't use it for one night stops, but it is nice to have for longer trips where we want a little more space and privacy for dressing etc. and also foul weather protection. It would be a challenge getting in and out in a downpour, keeping the bedding dry would be impossible!!

We like to say it has everything we need and nothing we don't. We're not opposed to using a community bath house as long as it isn't too long of a walk...we'll see how that works at Yellowstone - not sure about the bear situation in the wee hours of the night :omy

MillieH 06-16-2014 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Kudzu Asheville (Post 464739)
Welcome!

Thank you, we're from the Raleigh area...might meet you in passing sometime ;)

Timber Wolf 06-16-2014 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by MillieH (Post 464806)
Yes, there are some special techniques for getting in and out!! :D

I'm hip. I am a "full figured" fellow and drive an older Toyota Corolla. I am quite familiar with special techniques for mounting and dismounting tight conveyances.;)

MillieH 06-16-2014 01:25 PM

hehehe...the sacrifices we make :-)

Mike Magee 06-16-2014 03:42 PM

Those are really neat looking trailers. You will have a great time with yours.

I was wondering, do the windows open at all? If yours has the blinds, how do they work (being such an unusual shape)?

MillieH 06-16-2014 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike Magee (Post 464843)
Those are really neat looking trailers. You will have a great time with yours.

I was wondering, do the windows open at all? If yours has the blinds, how do they work (being such an unusual shape)?

Hi Mike,

Yes, we have had fun with it already!!

The windows do not open, but the window on the door does open, it has a nice screen and there is a Fantastic Fan which generates a really nice air flow. I'm actually OK with the windows not opening, one less place for water to get in!

If you look at our trailer from the front, with the black tinted oval windows it bears a striking resemblance to a certain creature from Area 51. We have nicknamed it "Roswell". We even found "Little Green Men" and UFO party lights to string around our screen room...and green LED rope lights. Still looking for UFO themed bedding...thought it would be easy to find but not so...guess a side trip to Roswell, NM is needed :D

Jack Walter 06-16-2014 05:44 PM

That's just cool...

Donna D. 06-16-2014 06:43 PM

Neato lookin' thing! You're all molded, so you fit right in with this group of happy, happy owners.

Make a ton of memories! :dance

Borrego Dave 06-16-2014 10:33 PM

Like the name you picked :)

Roger C H 06-17-2014 12:58 AM

Maximum mileage
 
Now if you could tow it with an Elio...

Elio Motors: Ultra High Mileage Vehicle

Tim Wood 06-17-2014 06:06 AM

Nice looking trailer, and that has to be a breeze to pull.

MillieH 06-17-2014 07:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Roger C H (Post 464926)
Now if you could tow it with an Elio...

Elio Motors: Ultra High Mileage Vehicle

They claim it can be towed by a Smart Car so this might just work!!

Although I don't know where we'd put our gear and cooler :rolleyes: we like to keep the Pod empty so we can just pull over, crawl in and go to sleep. Works great for those after dark arrivals. Just have to worry about finding a relatively level spot, learned that lesson the very first night...hehehe

Bob Miller 06-17-2014 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by MillieH (Post 464941)
They claim it can be towed by a Smart Car so this might just work!!

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But Smart sez that towing limit is "0" in North America.... But what would they know.

We drove a Smart For4 (4 passenger) all over Italy several years ago and it could barely start up on most steep driveways, much less tow anything. It's no wonder it was discontinued.




papa-t 06-17-2014 07:41 AM

Welcome. Very cool. N.C. here also.

MillieH 06-17-2014 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Bob Miller (Post 464942)
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Originally Posted by MillieH (Post 464941)
They claim it can be towed by a Smart Car so this might just work!!

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But Smart sez that towing limit is "0" in North America.... But what would they know.

We drove a Smart For4 (4 passenger) all over Italy several years ago and it could barely start up on most steep driveways, much less tow anything. It's no wonder it was discontinued.

I think ideally, the though is that these are a good option for Hybrid cars and motorcycles. On the Little Guy website there are a couple of photos of Pods being towed by motorcycles. There is an owner-shared photo of a guy, his Gold Wing (I think) and his Pod, parked in front of the Biltmore Estate!!

Bob Miller 06-17-2014 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by MillieH (Post 464944)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Miller (Post 464942)

I think ideally, the though is that these are a good option for Hybrid cars and motorcycles. On the Little Guy website there are a couple of photos of Pods being towed by motorcycles. There is an owner-shared photo of a guy, his Gold Wing (I think) and his Pod, parked in front of the Biltmore Estate!!


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As you will see, the topic of towing limits is a hot button topic hereabouts, with all kinds of concerns, including safety, vehicle warranty and liability issues being discussed.

As I have never heard of a motorcycle owner wanting to tow an FGRV, I haven't researched that possibility but, with the advent of the "Little Guy", it sounds like that topic might be right around the corner.....

In my well known opinion; No matter how many peeps do the wrong thing successfully, it doesn't get any closer to being the right thing to do..





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