Thursday, May 31, 2012

Got a new vehicle

I mentioned in the posts of the last trip that we had come to the conclusion that the motorhome, while fun, wasn't working out for the distances we still find ourselves traveling.  The new plan we came up with is to sell the RV, buy a tow vehicle and haul the bike in a trailer.  Our single trailer will do for now but we thought that, ideally, one capable of two bikes (including two Wings) would allow others to come along with us from time to time.

Stage one has now been completed.  After a short search looking for crew cab half ton trucks, we found a 2008 Chev Avalanche LS at Auto Depot here in town.  It has a 5.3 L V8 (with Active Fuel Management), a factory tow package and only 53,000 Kms on the clock.  More comfortable than a regular truck, it will still carry a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood when the mid-gate is lowered.  We will take it on its maiden voyage to Laconia, New Hampshire next week towing the bike in the single trailer.

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