Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-15-07, 01:46 PM   #1
Tappets
almost kosher
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
life after truck?

so if all goes well, i should be the happy new owner of a slightly used subaru wagon this weekend. however, i will have to sell my pick up truck. i've had it for 11 years.

but i don't know if i will be able to adapt.

how will i carry big stuff, like furniture or a washing machine?

oh... this is kinda scary for some reason.
Tappets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-07, 01:48 PM   #2
Tude 
Blasted Weeds
 
Tude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: Trek 1200C, Specialized Rockhopper, Giant Yukon FX, Giant Acapulco
Posts: 1,182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ahhhh, you've become like the rest of us. Looking for friends who own trucks when it's time to move, etc
Tude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-07, 01:50 PM   #3
-VELOCITY-
Senior Member
 
-VELOCITY-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami, Florida
Bikes: Giant Revel 2 & Loco Fixie "The Marley"
Posts: 1,919
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah once I sold my truck I think my nearest gas station went bankrupt.
-VELOCITY- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-07, 01:51 PM   #4
wethepeople
Long haired freak.
 
wethepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Still stuck in hell.
Bikes: 2011 SE Old Man Flyer.
Posts: 6,280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I miss mud bogging .

But I'm pretty stoked for rally .
__________________

"the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."

wethepeople is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-07, 01:52 PM   #5
cpljohnst
5 stringer
 
cpljohnst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Georgia
Bikes: 06' Tirreno Raza 2000, 88' Schwinn Traveler
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My wife drives a Subaru Forester. Its a '98 that we bought used. Its been real good to us. Only one minor repair issue in the 5+ years we've had it.

Not sure if your getting the Outback or the Forester. The Forester has more head room. I've carred a sofa to the dump in the back of the Forester by laying down the two back seats.
cpljohnst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-07, 01:59 PM   #6
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You've had a truck for 11 years and somebody is willing to PAY you for it? Amazing in and of itself.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-07, 02:05 PM   #7
asherlighn
Senior Member
 
asherlighn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Portland ME
Bikes:
Posts: 921
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You can rent a truck. Driving a more energy efficient car and renting a truck when you need to (assuming you dont need to that often) will work out to less money in the long run.
asherlighn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-07, 02:06 PM   #8
Tappets
almost kosher
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
You've had a truck for 11 years and somebody is willing to PAY you for it? Amazing in and of itself.
yeah, and it's domestic too.

i took pretty good care of it, mechanically anyway.

but wow - i think i'm gonna need a former pickup owners support group or something.

what have i done?
Tappets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-07, 02:08 PM   #9
asherlighn
Senior Member
 
asherlighn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Portland ME
Bikes:
Posts: 921
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tappets View Post
yeah, and it's domestic too.

i took pretty good care of it, mechanically anyway.

but wow - i think i'm gonna need a former pickup owners support group or something.

what have i done?
I felt the same way when I sold my 91 F250 last year. Then I realized that I am now able to park anywhere I like, dont pay an arm and a leg for diesel, and no one asks me to help move their crap
asherlighn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-07, 03:19 PM   #10
lyeinyoureye
Senior Citizen
 
lyeinyoureye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: no
Bikes: yes
Posts: 1,347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Trailers go for ~$150 and up from HF.
lyeinyoureye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-07, 03:22 PM   #11
trsidn 
Meadow Party Member
 
trsidn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD8, Trek SU200
Posts: 277
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lyeinyoureye View Post
Trailers go for ~$150 and up from HF.
I was thinkin the same thing. Put a trailer hitch on the subaru, and get a small trailer for when you need to haul stuff.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
.... Other than being completely wrong, you're correct.
trsidn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-07, 05:27 PM   #12
Cyclon
2 Wheel Junkie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I went from truck to Subaru wagon too. I've taken my Subaru in the dirt and the snow.

The last time I was riding in the dirt, a 2WD truck got stuck due to lack of traction. I bet the driver of the truck was embarrassed when he saw me drive by in my wagon.

When clearance is not a problem, I love it when I can drive on icy/lightly-covered-in-snow roads and I pass up trucks and SUV's.
Cyclon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-07, 08:34 PM   #13
shortbus901
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Key West, FL
Bikes: 2013 Surly Karate Monkey, 2006 Lemond Versailles, 2011 Bianchi Milano
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Best of both worlds:

shortbus901 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-07, 04:10 AM   #14
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,162
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
I was thinkin the same thing. Put a trailer hitch on the subaru, and get a small trailer for when you need to haul stuff.
+2, a small utility trailer isn't that expensive to purchase or maintain.
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-07, 07:36 AM   #15
SoonerBent
<><
 
SoonerBent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Oklahoma City
Bikes: RANS Tailwind
Posts: 768
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lyeinyoureye View Post
Trailers go for ~$150 and up from HF.
Exactly what I did when I sold the Avalanche and bought the Jeep. A 4X6 trailer will haul appliances, lumber, landscaping stuff, etc. just fine. And I don't get asked to help other people move because they don't see a truck.
SoonerBent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-07, 09:26 AM   #16
shortbus901
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Key West, FL
Bikes: 2013 Surly Karate Monkey, 2006 Lemond Versailles, 2011 Bianchi Milano
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
+2, a small utility trailer isn't that expensive to purchase or maintain.
I did this too for awhile. You'd be amazed at the amount of stuff you can haul with a Honda Del Sol and a 4'x4' utility trailer (~$165 at Harbor Freight). I still have the trailer but since I got my Element I don't use it much anymore.
shortbus901 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-07, 10:11 AM   #17
Cyclon
2 Wheel Junkie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
From my travels to Europe and New Zealand, I noticed that over 80% of the sedans/hatches/wagons have hitches. But in the US, it seems that less than 5% have hitches. The mentality here is that you need to have a ginormous (yes, it's in the Webster's dictionary) truck to tow even the smallest trailers.
Cyclon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-07, 12:00 PM   #18
Tappets
almost kosher
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
well, i know what everyone is talking about with the moving thing. i never realized how many 'old firends' i had until i bought a pick up truck. i did learn to say no, but it took a while.

i think the small trailer is a grand idea.
i will survive!
thanks!
Tappets is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:13 PM.