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Old 07-03-2019, 09:52 PM   #1
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No Toad!

What do you do if you don't want a toad, or not yet gotten a toad? We're new in our Greyhawk and starting to explore! After so many years with a truck and bumper pull, we're moving on to something new! We'll get to a toad some day, but for now want to explore just us and the Greyhawk. We're not striking out to remote state parks right yet - still in areas in the mid-Atlantic - Lancaster, PA, Luray, VA, ....etc.

Options we've considered
Lyft or Uber when we get to where we're going and want to go see a landmark / museum / shopping. I worry about getting somewhere and then not finding a driver to take us home later! (I travel all the time for work so am very familiar with Uber - but that's in big metropolitan areas - not where campgrounds are typically located)

Rental car - Dollar or Enterprise rental from a local office - none of these options appear to be inexpensive.

We welcome your thoughts / opinions
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:31 PM   #2
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One thing that blows my mind is that it is cheaper to rent a car for a week then it is to rent a golf car at the campground. You can always find a coupon code or a AAA discount for a rental car but golf carts seem to always be $50 plus per day. I do prefer to flat tow our car because it does not eat away at the motorhomes ccc and I can throw all the heavy stuff in the car.

One other experience we had in OBX was we did not have a car but had to leave the campground because a water pipe broke on the camper. So we left our beach stuff at the campground while we went out to the local hardware store with the motorhome we also notified the front office we were coming right back and when we came back our beach chairs were gone.
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:49 AM   #3
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We do not have a toad, use enterprise and they are great. Pick you up at cg and will drive you back after you turn the car back.. New toad $20,000+ plus connections. Can rent from enterprise for a long time on $20,000 and no car ins/maintenance/another vehicle in driveway. Our unit is 2019 redhawk 22j,easy to go anywhere if needed.
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:51 AM   #4
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We cable lock our grill and chirs when we leave
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Old 07-04-2019, 05:18 AM   #5
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I read a similar link on the FMCA web site some years ago, and the concensus was (at that time) car rental. You can experience everything from a sub-compact to a sports car to a SUV to a 4x4 depending on your particular needs and location.
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Old 07-04-2019, 05:20 AM   #6
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We have had good experience with Enterprise. We often don't want to navigate our crew cab long bed PSD and a rental is an inexpensive alternative.

Go crazy and rent a jeep.
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Old 07-04-2019, 05:28 AM   #7
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Renting and Uber sound great when you are in or near a town that has either. Many of the places we go to have neither within a reasonable distance, so we would be trapped.

We bought a Jeep Wrangler as my fun car that doubles as a toad. Unless we are going for weekend where we know we are staying in the campground the entire time, we bring the Jeep. I hate getting trapped.
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:59 AM   #8
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we tried the rental thing, and uber, we were just outside to there mile radius by 1/2 mile, and uber was not near enough for someone to come out and get us, so we bought a toad the next time we were home
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Old 07-04-2019, 08:44 AM   #9
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As a stopgap between a toad or rental battery assist bikes are great.

Newer models use lithium batteries that can operate like a motorcycle ( no pedaling) for several miles. Not highway speeds, not for lots of groceries, not for long distances, just something in the middle.

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Old 07-04-2019, 08:49 AM   #10
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What do you do if you don't want a toad, or not yet gotten a toad? We're new in our Greyhawk and starting to explore! After so many years with a truck and bumper pull, we're moving on to something new! We'll get to a toad some day, but for now want to explore just us and the Greyhawk. We're not striking out to remote state parks right yet - still in areas in the mid-Atlantic - Lancaster, PA, Luray, VA, ....etc.

Options we've considered
Lyft or Uber when we get to where we're going and want to go see a landmark / museum / shopping. I worry about getting somewhere and then not finding a driver to take us home later! (I travel all the time for work so am very familiar with Uber - but that's in big metropolitan areas - not where campgrounds are typically located)

Rental car - Dollar or Enterprise rental from a local office - none of these options appear to be inexpensive.

We welcome your thoughts / opinions
I fully understand your thoughts on whether to tow or not to tow. We have had our class C for over a year now. We have been to both coast and all the way to the bottom of the Florida Keys. We have discussed possibly purchasing a couple of scooters or motorized bikes. These are ones that you can peddle or not. Or use the motor as a peddle assist. They advertise to get from 20 to 40 miles on a charge. Plus the fold up to fit inside the motor home or we may install a platform on the back to carry them.


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