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Never too early to start thinking about it.

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Aright...that's four.
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by the way "cruise america" the rv rental joint is right down the street from me here in Lake in the Hills

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by the way "cruise america" the rv rental joint is right down the street from me here in Lake in the Hills
Do they have Toy Haulers though? The Web site indicated those were available only in CA, FL, and CO. Check, lets get an idea what this is going to cost and how many bikes we can haul.
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You guys have to go, it's well worth the trip!! Great track!
I think I'm going to try to do the AMA there in May.
OH yea game on. I'm such a panzy, I should of done it this year but oh well.
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Well, the other option is not to get a toy hauler and just an RV. Then get a big trailer. Yes, RV is the key for me.

I call shotgun! Actually I call the coushy sofa and the hard lemonades.
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You guys have to go, it's well worth the trip!! Great track!
Yeah, I think if I get comfortable it will be my favorite track. It's awesome for sure!
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All i know is im calling dibs on the first shift of driving !!!!!SUCKAS!!!!


the toy hauler is not a good idea takes up to much sleeping space i suggest a good size rv and kruz's trailer!!!

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I missed it this season, but definitely up for next. What is the approx time it takes to get there?

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the toy hauler is not a good idea takes up to much sleeping space i suggest a good size rv and kruz's trailer!!!
Cool, I hear Kruz doesn't mind people borrowing it at all. How many bikes can we jam in that thing?
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I missed it this season, but definitely up for next. What is the approx time it takes to get there?
About a 3 6-packs.

16 hours? Depends where you're leaving from. I think MapQuest says 18 hours from my place.
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About a 3 6-packs.

16 hours? Depends where you're leaving from. I think MapQuest says 18 hours from my place.
3 6-packs of those hard lemonades you were talking about earlier? I can't handle too many of things, back to back
Is it legal to be boozin in the back of an RV while heading down the highway? Just wondering how the law views that one, not really concerned either way....I remember heading down to New Orleans with a tapped keg going all the way down

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Definitely going to try and hit that track
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I would love to go to Barber next year. Count me in if my schedule permits.
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Is it legal to be boozin in the back of an RV while heading down the highway? Just wondering how the law views that one, not really concerned either way....I remember heading down to New Orleans with a tapped keg going all the way down

I dont know but you cant drink until after your shift, thats why im driving first!!




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$3000 Rental Fee for my trailer.

I fit four in there when we went out to Beaver.

A medium/large RV with my trailer in tow is the ticket I think. Come spring, if we still have more than four, a second group could get the toyhauler. We could rotate or whatever and split the costs equally.

What I am not so sure about it if Cruise AMrica RVs have or allow towing. They may not as most rental car places lock the tow hitch if there is one. I went through this hassle before I bought the Tahoe. I had no luck finding a car rental place that allowed towing.
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I know they have a toy hauler at the one down here in plainfield. I think they confirmed one for me in bartlett also.




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Hmmm....this off their website's FAQ....

Can I tow my car or boat behind the motorhome?

We do allow towing with all sizes of our motorhomes. The motorhomes are only equipped with a receiver hitch, so you would need to provide your own tow bar. We allow a maximum tongue weight of 200 lbs. and a maximum gross weight of 2500 lbs. Towing also costs $12 per day extra. You will need to inform us of your intentions to tow, so we can reserve a motorhome specifically with a receiver hitch.
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Unless it's a drill weekend I'm going. Even if it is, there's a good chance I'm going I'll probably rent a truck for that weekend if it comes down to towing myself. Towing THAT far with my car might be tough, especially if I have to tow two bikes. I'd like to either get there early or stay late so I can hit the motorcycle museum.

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From the site...I figure a Thu p/u with a Mon d/o. There is a location near me and Jim, so we may be able to p/u in one spot and d/o at another

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Pick Up Location Chicago , IL
Drop Off Location Chicago , IL
Pick Up Date Thursday, May 06, 2004
Drop Off Date Monday, May 10, 2004
Number of Nights 4
Compact RV $364 + *$116 Mileage = $480
Standard RV $428 + *$116 Mileage = $544
Intermediate RV $492 + *$116 Mileage = $608
Large RV $524 + *$116 Mileage = $640
This quote is valid for up to 4 nights based on your chosen pick up date. Additional mileage charges will apply.

I figure about 1700 miles total roundtrip....so we'll have another $377 in mileage charges and $48 to tow on top of the base price.

SO if we go with a large RV we have ((($524 + $48)(1.0675)) + $377) = $988

Worse case (I hope) at 7mpg, gas will run us about $440.

So....$1425/4 = $356 per person. Not bad condering we are driving in style and do not pay for 2-3 night's lodging.

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At that price, I might have to just pull out the Harbor Freight utility trailer and show up to Barger "ghetto stylin". RV'ing it down there would be sweet, but that sweet ain't cheap

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What are the dates??? If its not in May I'm in!!!

If I go we can use my trailer, too. How many bikes can you stuff in it, Jim?

I just moved up here from Alabama... didn't think I'd be going back so soon.

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