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Newbie from Eastern North Carolina

Discussion in 'New Members' started by jonl9, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Jan 1, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    jonl9

    jonl9 [OP] Jonl9

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    I found these forums recently and joined, I wish I had done so much sooner.

    Amazing as it turns out, the previous vehicle was a Miata. When it was 14 years old and was ready to be replaced, I realized I didn't need a people hauler as a replacement, two seats were fine, I needed a stuff hauler. So, came the Tacoma.

    First thing I cleaned out the garage and hauled stuff to the 'convenience center', that paid for the truck in my wifes eyes.

    Then came the camper, the Fleetwood Niagara, and we've both really enjoyed this. The Tacoma has earned it's place with ease.

    This V-6 Tacoma with Towing Package can haul this pop up, gross weight just under 4,000 pounds, up the long 8% grade into Boone, NC and maintain the legal speed limit without throwing pistons through the hood. I'm impressed. Interstate speed gas mileage runs 15/16 mpg.

    Perhaps next is a lightweight travel trailer.

    I'm grateful to all here who post useful information, Thank You!

    And, Happy New Year.

    Jon

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  2. Jan 1, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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    mpreiss

    mpreiss Attack Life.

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    Welcome to the most addicting thing I've come across in the last 5 years. haha. You'll love it here. alot cool people always wanting to help. welcome from West Virginia
     
  3. Jan 1, 2009 at 7:38 AM
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    duckcmdr

    duckcmdr If it flies it dies!!

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    welcome
     
  4. Jan 1, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    jonl9

    jonl9 [OP] Jonl9

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    Thank you, Mitch, duck.

    Jon
     
  5. Jan 1, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    brockw22

    brockw22 Well-Known Member

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    welcome! do you live in boone or off the mountain? im from mountain city, tn. its about 20 min from boone.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    silver07taco

    silver07taco Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TW!
     
  7. Jan 1, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    jonl9

    jonl9 [OP] Jonl9

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    Brock, we live in Chocowinity, NC which is in Eastern, NC 30 miles east of Greenville. But, we try to spend some time each summer in the Mountains.

    Jon
     
  8. Jan 1, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    Welcome to TW!! :)
     
  9. Jan 1, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    welcome to tw from a north carolinian. Yeah boone is a trip up those winding mountain passes. But it is Beautiful.
     
  10. Jan 1, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Welcome to TW :D
     
  11. Jan 1, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    DScottT

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    This site is very addictive.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    hoosiertaco

    hoosiertaco Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TW, very nice introduction, great to meet you and congrats on the awesome set-up....:)
     
  13. Jan 2, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    YotaSandman

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    Welcome Eastern Carolina. I too am from Eastern Carolina. I live in Newport, NC. not far from you. This is a really cool site that I just recently found myself. I have found it very addictive. Enjoy.
     
  14. Jan 2, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    welcome man.
     
  15. Jan 2, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Welcome to TW!!!:D
     
  16. Jan 2, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    Ezriderga

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  17. Jan 2, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Taco lovin'

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    Hello & welcome. Happy New Year!
     
  18. Jan 2, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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    offroad05taco

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    I too am from nc, im bout 20 minutes away i live in Pactolus/Greenville
     
  19. Jan 3, 2009 at 4:42 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Welcome from Vermont :wave:
    Nice color tacoma!!
     
  20. Jan 3, 2009 at 5:06 AM
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    jonl9

    jonl9 [OP] Jonl9

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    thank you, xedge, I like the color too and it's fun to keep clean and waxed. Turns out this was the only Tacoma with the options I wanted, and didn't want, so it was easy settling for this one. According to a survey elsewhere on this site, it's pretty much a color not chosen by very many.
     
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