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WOW Maurice! Looks like a daschund to me...cool!
& will it become weak in the "middle" like Dachies do when they get older....????
Ok, here's a comment from one of the less-affluent members..
My S/N says "8131"...which is to imply the year and length of my A/S...(some have thought it was my birth year and age...LOL) But, it's to indicate Bear's not mine. Bear is actually a 32-footer, but I didn't think 8132 sounded as catchy.
My goal is to have my (32ft.) Excella 500 (WHY ISN'T IT LISTED ON HERE?)...to have it on one side of a little A-Frame with a 'port' over it on one side, and a 'port' over my vehicle on the other side...and the tiny A-Frame will be for my storage, craft & gardening...and reading (by a pot-belly stove). There would be a concrete slab for all of it, and my own septic tank; and this will be set up on my own property...in the back of the house like a "guest-house"...AND I'll have a "shorter" one to tow with a Bronco.
I agree that the bigger ones TOW better...but I think the reason is that they do, is because they require a heftier tow vehicle...and because they are twin-axle which is always easier to tow and maneuver.
That said, for me...a single lady, the smaller (tow) vehicle is better for me to use every day, to drive in general, and to maintain (financially). To tow my "Bear" (the 32 footer), I'd need a minimum 350- V-8, with a 410 rearend, and the tow'/brake package (ideally "factory"), and the factory hitch (I have a stablizing hitch which really isn't needed for a twin-axle and a 4x4 Suburban), and be able to afford the higher insurance, the ongoing maintenance and operation in general (which I can't do). Like, I've read where replacing just the engine (diesel) can cost upward over OVER $10K; and for me, that would be myentire budget for the vehicle itself.
My earlier plans were that I was going to hit the road with Bear...but I should have started this venture 15 years ago; now, Now, I could handle the road (towing and maneuvering) without a problem; however, I just think it will be too hard on me to hitch and unhitch---hydraulic hitch or no...with only 2 hands and 2 eyes.
I need a "third hand"... (doesn't someone have that S/N? )
Plus, 2ith the Bronco, if I wanted to go on a road trip without either rig...and stay in motels and with friends, I wouldn't have too much vehicle...and yet, on my trip, I'd still feel like I'm well-protected but not to heavily incumbered the way I'd feel in a big Surbuban---and the gas bill wouldn't be excessive.
These are just my opinions and feelings, but every little bit paints a total picture doesn't it?