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Old 09-05-2014, 09:11 PM   #29
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Sorry but not familiar with the initial TPMS.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Your Interstate doesn't come with it because the GVWR is high enough that it's not legally required. But aftermarket systems are available that let you monitor all six tires on the ground, plus your spare. And some of them will let you monitor all five toad tires as well, and give you an alert when any of them get low.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:32 PM   #30
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Since you're talking about towing behind an Interstate, a luggage rack on your roadster's trunk wouldn't hurt. Since storage space in an Interstate is at a premium, I'm a big fan of stowing outdoor gear outdoors (in the toad) until I get to my campsite. Then once the campsite is set up, the gear isn't cluttering up the toad anymore, and the toad is ready to be driven. That leaves my interior storage in the Interstate available for items I'll use indoors in the Interstate.
Will definitely build storage in the toad including a luggage rack

By the way, Protagonist, you mentioned a privacy curtain you use when camping. Goes on the exterior windshield and side windows. Can't find the name of the company. It sounded like a good one.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:34 PM   #31
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Your Interstate doesn't come with it because the GVWR is high enough that it's not legally required. But aftermarket systems are available that let you monitor all six tires on the ground, plus your spare. And some of them will let you monitor all five toad tires as well, and give you an alert when any of them get low.
OH! That is a terrific thought. Will research tonight.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:51 PM   #32
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Get yourself pre-1970's Volkswagen Beetle. Blast to drive, reared wheel drive, stick shift, not to bad on MPG and don't weigh much. Also very easy to repair/maintain. Wiring in the lights for towing should be a snap. Good luck.
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Old 09-06-2014, 03:00 PM   #33
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Your Interstate doesn't come with it because the GVWR is high enough that it's not legally required. But aftermarket systems are available that let you monitor all six tires on the ground, plus your spare. And some of them will let you monitor all five toad tires as well, and give you an alert when any of them get low.
Checked out the doran 360rv TPMS. Looks pretty simple to install. Anyone have experience with this brand?
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Checked out the doran 360rv TPMS. Looks pretty simple to install. Anyone have experience with this brand?
I don't have experience with this unit, but it looks nice, and I would probably purchase it if my existing system croaks.

I bought a Dill Trailer TPMS. It's performance is acceptable even without the included booster antenna. I had a bad customer service experience with them trying to get the mount replaced. It took 7 emails (the first several were ignored) and 6 weeks to get it sent to me.

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Old 09-07-2014, 05:48 PM   #35
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Friend Bruce and I did a quick install of the MGB four banger, four-speed transmission and Ford rear end then towed it over to his massive workshop. The frame was intended to take a big-block V8, if necessary, so it's pretty beefy. The MG engine looks pretty small in it.

Firewall is just a piece of sheet steel at the moment. Tunnel was banged out of the same metal.

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The original list of seven items is now 15, thanks to you all. These are the items that will definitely make the Toad.

1. Towable on all fours.
2. Sufficiently distinctive to compliment the AI.
3. Get great gas mileage.
4. Registered and equipped to meet all 50 states' regulations.
5. Two seater, roadster.
6. Front engine, rear drive with a manual transmission.
7. Towable for great distances without transmission damage.
8. Supplemental brake system built in now on the list.
9. Towing lights permanently installed now on the list.
10. Radiator opening: chrome or body-color grilles with large openings backed up by a discrete black plastic mesh with small openings to prevent penetration by stones,
11. TPMS
12. Toad for the Toad. (Side mount rack for electric iZip bicycle. Attaches to side of toad so it is facing front-to-back rather than side-to-side.
13. Plenty of room to stow tow bar and accessories.
14. Stone guard for front of fenders, hood, etc. Detachable, light weight.
15. smart battery disconnect.
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Most of the floor is installed. Trying to decide between a small short-box pickup bed or a boat tail. This photo doesn't show the cut outs for the rear tires yet.

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Elected to do the boat tail toad. Here is the foam pattern for the rear area. Will eventually pattern the entire car making sure to have the recommendations from you guys. Click image for larger version

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