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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jon Emmett Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 04 at 5:02pm

Not really sure if this is of much interest. Here is my beast (note the broken 49er masts in the corner). For reference an escourt is the smallest van you can get a full sized single bed in the back and is very cheap to run...

 

Perhaps I should look for a car sponsor... I tend to look a bit silly next to all the flash volvos and jeeps etc!



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Post Options Post Options   Quote hurricane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 04 at 5:22pm

ok most of our guys have white transit vans

they can at least stand up lol

im stilll jelious anyway!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 04 at 8:07pm

wish i had a car, have to try and find space on doubble stackers to go anywhere at the moment, doen't make for a good series result

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tornado_ALIVE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 04 at 5:56am

Here is my Tow beast......  However have never slept in the back off it.  Would rather shack up in a motel.  To save money, rent a house with other sailors for the regatta.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tornado_ALIVE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 04 at 6:02am

For the ULTIMATE tow car with plenty off room for a bed in the back.....  See below.  However if you can afford one of these, I don't think you are the kind of person struggling for $$$$$

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sarah B Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 04 at 8:52am

No, no, for the ultimate tow vehicle, you want a 17 year old Volvo 240 2.4 litre estate. Yes I know its not cool, but I managed to drive and tow a double stacker 12000 miles in the past six months, and it is great!!

We have had two of us camping out of it with all our sailing kit, and it is a bit like sitting in your sofa when driving it. As for the heated seats, its dries your wet kit out when you are driving along!

The only snag - it needs the fuel reserves of a large western nation to run it the way I drive it!!

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote NeilP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 4:36pm
The REAL ultimate cheapskate's towcar: our 21 year old Mercedes 280TE estate took us and a double-stack FD trailer to Lake Como and back last summer with all our sailing gear plus kit for a week's holiday afterwards. The car had 250,000 miles on the clock when we set out, cost 250 and didn't miss a beat. Silly speeds on the Autobahns, over the Alps without noticing the gradients and extreme comfort. Was never a Merc fan until that car came along, won't have anything else now - apart from the silly V8-engined American motorhome I've just bought!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lucy Lee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 4:47pm
Is that the deisel merc you can run on vegetable oil? now that really is cheap
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigwavedave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 5:04pm
Don't forget the AA membership.  When my trusty Hiace started leaking vital fluids all over the M25 with the Finn in tow I certainly got my monies worth.  It took two trucks to get me home.  One for the boat and one for the van. You should have seen the guys face when I told him to be careful of the mast.  He asked if they were expensive.  About 1800 quid!  He never went more than 40mph.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 6:17pm

re hurricane "planks like u brian!"

i would be happy to be the plank at the back of the 29er fleet with his crew wrapped around the forestay!

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