Little by little

Lowtech Posted By Lowtech, Mar 16, 2013 at 11:47 PM

  1. Lowtech

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    One of two loads I hauled home today. Good thing is the trees I'm cutting are only 4 miles away from me. Really need to find a good old used pick up or flat bed.
     

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  2. Trilifter7

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    Now that is dedication there! If you have the room to store it maybe consider getting a trailer rather than another vehicle. I'd say the Subaru could handle a decent trailer load.
     
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  3. jdp1152

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    I do the same thing with my 4Runner. Don't have anywhere to put a trailer for now, so I just load it up and make a few trips. Better than all those soccer moms driving SUVs that never really put em to real use.
     
  4. tigeroak

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    I would do the same thing to get wood if it was all I had. If you lived closer son you could use my trailer any time. Look around for a small trailer for your car/suv. Found mine for just about nothing[20.00] , put a treated floor in it , replaced light bulbs and rewired. It is 44inches wide and 6 foot long and I use it a lot.
     
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  5. Jon1270

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    My old Volvo wagon gets used the same way. I have nowhere to keep a trailer or extra vehicle, but the 940's eventual replacement may be more truck-like.
     
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  6. EatenByLimestone

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    Maybe a folding trailer is a fit for you. They are less than $300 at HF.

    I know some people who tow fairly heavy loads (~3000 lbs boats) with their Subaru, but they have to be careful about tongue weight staying below 250 or 300 lbs.
     
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  7. ScotO

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    I have mucho respecto for a guy with the kind of dedication it takes to use a family car to haul firewood home.....
    Nice haul! I agree with the others in regards to getting a small trailer for now, to make do. You can watch for a used pick-up, but for now, get a small trailer......and scrounge to your heart's content!!
     
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  8. Jon1270

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    It's not dedication, it's a disease.
     
  9. Beer Belly

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    I wanna see the outside picture of the car.....bet she's squating
     
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  10. tcassavaugh

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    my wife would NEVER let me usea family car....and I'd never use my wrangler either....i am lucky enough to have a truck. i agree, thats dedication....now that i think about it i used to bring it home in the grocery getter...an old plymouth lead sled.....drop down the seats and throw it in the back (different wife _g so long ago....). it was my first year back in stephentown in upstate n.y. and it was cold. i was running around looking for standing deadwood to burn in my barrell stove.

    cass
     
  11. midwestcoast

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    Well done. I've done the same in a Prius and tried to keep loads under 500lbs, only from here in town. No point killing the car to save a few bucks in wood. For bigger scores I borrowed a truck or rented one from the local Lowes. I now have access to a small pick-up so scrounging is easier.
    Agree on the small trailer option.
     
  12. CHeath

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    Don't they make trucks up there? Lol. That looks like a nice Subaru.
     
  13. Lowtech

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    The little Subaru is a great car, it's my daily ride(114+ miles on the clock) back and forth to work(48 miles each way) when it's to cold to commute by motorcycle. I left work at 10:40 PM in the snow storm a few weeks ago. Not another car on the road, the highways had been shut down. Made it all the way home till I got to my street where the snow was to deep, to make it down my street. The trip took me a little over 2 hours. I'd buy another Subaru in a heart beat.
     
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  14. Beer Belly

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    If Gov. Malloy gets rid of the car tax, I'd buy a beater for wood haulin....or keep my current for hauling wood, and buy a new truck for towing the camper.....or better yet, that Dodge Challenger I've been eye ballin':cool:
     
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