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Old 04-24-2016, 02:38 AM   #71
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Well, even with all of the modifications, our 2014 Classic is still less expensive than the Rolls Royce Cornich convertible I saw on the Penske show room floor in Phoenix at $450,000.. I guess the buyer takes his change in a Porsche.

Still looking for the bride side of the money pit.
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:04 AM   #72
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Here is a shot of the two Icons together. The towing performance is amazing handling is way beyond the trailers capability. Not a lot of storage though and better find paved campgrounds.

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Old 04-24-2016, 07:23 AM   #73
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Here is a shot of the two Icons together. The towing performance is amazing handling is way beyond the trailers capability. Not a lot of storage though and better find paved campgrounds.

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I wonder how you would do in the slalom course?🙃


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Old 04-25-2016, 12:39 AM   #74
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Andrew, thanks for posting. Hope the rig does tow well. It's kind of proof of concept. Pat
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Old 04-25-2016, 04:16 AM   #75
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Sure would speed up the drive to the camp site...

More time for the adult beverages!
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:21 AM   #76
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No vette for me. I've always liked them, but just always went another direction. Same with a Harley, I put too many miles on a bike to ride a Harley.
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:33 AM   #77
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Still looking for the bride side of the money pit.
After separating from my wife, I did my laundry and found over 400.00 in money in the washer. The next week was over 500.00. Only then, did I realize I had a habit of putting the change from a hundred, in my pocket. This was every work day, which was 340 days a year. You can only imagine how much money she ''laundered'' over 15 years. I was too busy and trusting to realize this. Money is the ''truth serum'' of people's character. She always said she loved me, while looking at my pockets...now I know why.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:12 AM   #78
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LIfe can lead you to develop interests in as many different directions as there points on the compass. Some as obvious as N S E & W, others more obscure. We tend to think and live small, which led us to small Italian cars, small two stroke motorcyles and a small Airstream. Relatively small outlays required to indulge ourselves, as well.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:14 AM   #79
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Ahoy Streaminwild

Id bet you thought she was looking fondly between your pockets.

Well that's not a problem Id have. Never been Plagued with having only hundred bills for lunch monies, I'd say that's a good problem!

And as for using our toys ourselves, that's a must do. Had a fun drive in the S C yesterday.
Rolled up to the Grand Canyon in the late morning, cruised the painted desert early afternoon, down thru Flagstaff, oak Creek and Sedona late afternoon, thru Jerome and on over Mingus mountain and back to home base before dark.

Not quite the Arctic circle. But a fun drive.
I really enjoy the road trip stories.

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Old 04-25-2016, 09:25 AM   #80
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Got to ask Robert, does the Alfa really handle towing your Bambi OK.
Neat rig if so.

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Got to ask Robert, does the Alfa really handle towing your Bambi OK.
Neat rig if so.

Cheers Richard
We were just sizing things up for a future vacation in the Dolomites. Actually, we just set this up for a Christmas Card shot.
Towing with the Alfa might be possible, but it could require a clutch replacement after each trip. It would get attention, but our Sprinter/Airstream combo gets enough as it is.
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Old 04-27-2016, 12:45 AM   #82
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A trip in the Dolomites sounds delightful, Robert . Pretty rugged mountains, you'll certainly not want to try towing with the Alfa.. It sure does look nice in your pics.
Do you have a place there in Northern Italy or near by in Switzerland or Austria. Beautiful part of the world.

Hope you will send pics and stories of your travels there.

I remember climbing some of those steep climbs in the Dolomites, with our Eurovan struggling to make it up. Only to come across lots of painting all along the climbs, then realizing this is a bike race route. Wow! Amazing terrain they ride thru.

Are you still racing your small bore motorbike, that pic of you in the wet looks challenging. May interest you to know that the Moto G P series is becoming more popular here in the states. Oops just remembered you do spend some time in the states.

At any rate I enjoyed your post and hope this fun thread keeps going.

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