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Old 04-10-2021, 06:10 PM
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Just this morning my sister told me they have auto trains that go from Wa. D.C. to Fla., I never knew .
Yes, they do.

Nobody I know who took it liked it. Do you like sleeping in an airline seat? A friend booked a sleeper hated that too.

We would rather drive and sleep at a Marriott along the way.

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Old 04-10-2021, 11:54 PM
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When we go to Florida, I see people towing cars all the time. “Put that on a four wheel trailer, you idiot”, I scream to myself. (I don’t say it out loud because it annoys my wife and folks down South have guns.)
Trailers don’t make sense for most users. They increase cost and inconvenience because the trailer requires maintenance and registration in addition to the vehicle itself. Most RV parks do not have anywhere to store the trailer, slots are sized for the RV itself + 1 vehicle. The big bruiser RVs can have high tow ratings but any gasoline powered RV has 5,000lb max tow capacity. If you chew up 1,500 of that with a trailer, there’s not much left for the car.
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Old 04-11-2021, 12:30 PM
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You ride in the train, your car rides on a flatcar .

It sounds interesting to me, I've never driven the East Coast from North to South , I normally prefer to drive my self and sight see .

One of these years I'd like to visit Florida .
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Old 04-11-2021, 05:31 PM
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Possibly developed long before the interstate quality of roads came along. I Never knew that service still was in existence.

Back in the day all roads usually passed through all the towns enroute. Plus everything was two lane highways.

Before the trans Canada highway came along we could not do a thousand miles a day.Fairly easy to do a thousand miles now in about 17 hours. Was always two days in my early days.
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When we go to Florida, I see people towing cars all the time. “Put that on a four wheel trailer, you idiot”, I scream to myself. (I don’t say it out loud because it annoys my wife and folks down South have guns.)

NOOOO Don't say anything!


We need more classic cars junked for parts, to keep those cars out of the hands of people who don't know how to take care of them.
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Old 04-12-2021, 08:44 PM
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My sister always gets a fold down bed ~ it's snug but not like sleeping sitting up an an airline seat .

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