Originally Posted by TheCog
6'2" as well so height was one reason I went with a shuttle bus. Not as much real estate but plenty of head room and handles like a Ferrari...well plenty of head room anyway.
Lol. Are you familiar with the Tail of the Dragon? Being west of the Mississippi there's a good chance you aren't so, ...
Tail of the Dragon is a section of U.S. 129 that crosses the NC and TN border. The area is a big time CCC construction area from the Great Depression. Anywho, the Tail part is an 11 mile stretch with 319 turns that goes up and then back down the mountains!! There is signage at both ends that says if you are driving a semi or RV, reconsider. If you have a 53' trailer, it says GO AWAY!! Might be some paraphrasing but that's the gist of it.
I was going there every year for a car event. Along the road to the Dragon is a dump truck that has been for sale for years. As I've said for years, I'd rather drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. As such, I am the only one of my group that has used a Dodge Dakota, 4x4, 4 dr, auto tranny, and 3.7L V-6 to chase down crotch rockets on the Dragon. Using the Dakota Sport with the 5.7L V8 just with a stick wouldn't be very sporting.
Chasing them with a dump truck or bus would top that. I'm also open to the idea of using a concrete truck if anyone has one.
Shuttles don't come in 40 ft lengths (that I know of).