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Old 10-29-2008, 09:19 PM   #1
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The lighter side of towing & TV's

The modern Mini Cooper S produces 163 horsepower and delivers 155 pounds-per-foot of torque at 4,000 rpm. With a 1,500lb trailer the CVW is just over 4,000lbs. The power to weight ratio would be higher than most of the rigs on the roads today. Fun Fun Fun



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Old 10-29-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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Those mini canned hams are really cute.
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You know, the only difference between the mini and the mini s is a chip.. the price difference can be over $1500, you can buy a chip for $300....

Come to think about it,, A lot of cars are like this these days....

I saw one go IN the back of a motor home on Discovery channel.. There was a little garage...

Wonder if you could get one in the back of a new Pan Am
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As impractical as a teardrop would be for me, I have always wanted one for some reason. I guess it's the ultimate cute in trailers.
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:52 AM   #5
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You know, the only difference between the mini and the mini s is a chip.. the price difference can be over $1500, you can buy a chip for $300....

Come to think about it,, A lot of cars are like this these days....

The S model has a different engine (turbo or supercharged depending on which year; non-S is normally aspirated and smaller displacement), stiffer suspension, bigger brakes, wider wheels/tires, and even different bodywork. It's a LOT more than just a chip. However, if hot rodding isn't your thing, the standard version can save you some cash and you still get really good handling.

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I saw one go IN the back of a motor home on Discovery channel.. There was a little garage...

Wonder if you could get one in the back of a new Pan Am
Unfortunately, Airstream made the Pan Amercian rear opening only 50 inches wide. May have done that to keep people from overloading the tail end. My 4-wheeler would scrub the sidewalls of the tires on each side of the door if I tried to load it in one!
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Wow - another way to look at camping. Sure would be economical and a lot of fun.
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Wow - another way to look at camping. Sure would be economical and a lot of fun.
When gas goes up like it did earlier this year and stays there, many folks will have to decide if they forget about trailering, or find a small rig that will do what they need...
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I owned several SAAB's in the 60's and 70's like the one in your pic. They had an 850cc 2-stroke engine. They were a ball to drive and race.
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