Chris, thanks for the kind comments. It's only 6'7" (79") tall with just the cargo basket so you should be in good shape for getting it into your garage. btw, while there's no noticeable increase in wind noise that's not the case when you have the moonroof open, then it's almost deafening! However, I view the moonroof as mostly a way to get more light into the cabin and rarely open it except in the "tilt" position for added ventilation when my truck is parked, so for me it's not really a problem.Moosepond's entire truck - The white rims IMHO were a knockout. The roof rack with basket and tire really set the whole theme off. I was really impressed. I kinda hinted at dinner on Saturday night that I didn't want to drive because I was tired from the previous night's 3 am stint in the parking garage and he took the bait. I didn't notice a bit of wind noise from the tire or basket while riding in the back seat. He mentioned that the entire rig was 7' tall with basket and tire mounted. I'd add this to my RL in a second to complete my pseudo "safari" look but alas... My garage door opening is 3" too stinkin' short for it to make it in the door. I wonder how tall it is with just the basket?
Nah, after 2,976 miles in one week I've about had it for road trips for awhile (although we are heading to VT on Friday night and then we're driving down to Kiawah Island, SC, next Friday morning for a little family gathering to celebrate my brother-in-law's 70th birthday).Plus that's 800 miles each way. Next thing I know, MoosePond shows up.
Well spoken, I concur with every word. BTW, Pete is not to far from me and I anticipate seeing him every now and then.I was really impressed with Pete's (RidgeTrotter) truck and trailer combo. Really well thought out and executed, plus he's one heckuva guy and an inspiration to all of his fellow ROCers. He's absolute proof that when life hands you lemons you should make lemonade!
Thanks Duncan; however, my August "marathon" is hardly finished. Just added about another 400 or so going to Vermont this past weekend, then it'll be 1,800 or so miles going to Kiawah Island, SC, this coming weekend and 300 or so to Southampton, Long Island, the following weekend. My total for the month of August should be just under 6,000 miles!Great choices!! Let's hear it for RidgeTrotter for the best truck mod at the St. Louis event, and Moose Pond for the most miles traveled. These are both super people and I am proud I got to meet them. BTW, MoosePond is my choice for marathon man of the year!!
Welcome home Pete! You're an inspiration to us all and your advocacy for others who've suffered strokes is commendable. My wife is a 7+ year breast cancer survivor (who, fortunately, is 100% cancer-free and will be going off her last anti-cancer medication next month) and she has "counseled" many other women as her way of giving back a bit for her good fortune (her cancer was the smallest they've ever discovered at our local hospital, smaller than a BB but it had already spread to 7 lymph nodes). Keep up the good work and we're all looking forward to seeing you again at future ROC outings.I just got home from St. Louis Sat. Nite 8/18 as I had to make a side trip to my ex hometown to visit a friend who had a stroke a week or so ago and was scared to death and thought his life was over.
Absolutely!! Great call.Great choices!! Let's hear it for RidgeTrotter for the best truck mod at the St. Louis event, and Moose Pond for the most miles traveled. These are both super people and I am proud I got to meet them. BTW, MoosePond is my choice for marathon man of the year!!
You are the man.If you guys don't quit with all the kind words, my hat & glasses are not even going to come close to fitting. I have done nothing any of you would not have done under the same circumstances. But I surely hope that none of you have to find out. Thanks again for all the kind words!