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Hey guys, check out my new windmobile!
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johnl



Joined: 05 Jun 1994
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Location: Hood River OR

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy,

Don't forget to check SPI instead of Bird Basin. Las Brisas condo's have a launch and a place to leave sails rigged. The monthly rate is only a couple hundred dollars more than their 2 week rate. I'll be there the month of April..

Saw your ride at the Dodge dealer. It was a short and low version that looked interesting...
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GuyT



Joined: 13 Sep 2002
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Guy's Windmobile Reply with quote

BillZ wrote:
Guy, is this vehicle destined for Baja or Texas this year


Maybe Baja next winter, but I started kite-skiing this winter and it turns out that it's a lot of fun, so I might stick around next winter.

Here, it's still is very cold, so it's hard to work on the interior of my van (I don't have a garage), so unless it's ready for the beginning of April, I might go plan B, which is Hatteras this spring.

John, your condos in SPI look pretty cool, thanks!

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skyhigh



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AWESOME!
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johnl



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy, you launch right off the boat dock. If you are good, you don't even get wet Smile But then you have to slog across a pulsing wind shadow to get to the good wind. THAT is the challenge (both going out and coming in). But hey, pretty cool right?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GuyT,

What kind of MPG are you getting in that thing?

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DanielSBullock



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

 I think yours is cool. So is your picture on the other side???

a fantastic read
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GuyT



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevinkan wrote:
GuyT,

What kind of MPG are you getting in that thing?


Hi Kevin,

Sorry for not replying earlier, I don't come here often. I didn't use my Promaster a lot, but so far it's 15 city/19 hwy mpg for me.

There is a specific thread on the Promaster forum:

http://www.promasterforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11874

If interested I started my own thread on the work in progress of my windmobile:

http://www.promasterforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12938

Cheers!
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johnl



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really that's all? I had heard it was getting mid 20's. You mileage is very similar to my Sprinter (18.7 mpg for 33k miles average). But the sad part is the cost of diesel and Mercedes services! My Ram 1500 4x gets 15 mpg average for it's life. But with gas at $3.40 and Diesel at $4. I bet they come out even. Then throw in a service, $60 for 7500 miles for the Ram, $600 for 10,000 miles for the Sprinter and it isn't so economical......
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GuyT



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnl wrote:
Really that's all? I had heard it was getting mid 20's. You mileage is very similar to my Sprinter (18.7 mpg for 33k miles average). But the sad part is the cost of diesel and Mercedes services! My Ram 1500 4x gets 15 mpg average for it's life. But with gas at $3.40 and Diesel at $4. I bet they come out even. Then throw in a service, $60 for 7500 miles for the Ram, $600 for 10,000 miles for the Sprinter and it isn't so economical......


Actually, the mid 20's are for the diesel motor on the Promaster, that nobody has seen or tried so far.

If you consider the price of diesel is 17% more than gas, the diesel motor would need 21 mph to do better. And it will add $4000 to the price tag, making the PM more expensive than the Sprinter.

Frankly, I don't think they will sell a lot of diesel motors on the PM, so service issues could be worst than it is on a Sprinter.
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GuyT



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DanielSBullock wrote:
 I think yours is cool. So is your picture on the other side???

a fantastic read


Like I said on the thread, it's a photoshop work.

I would do it, but my wife doesn't want to. My latest argument: she has been nominated twice for "most stoked winddurfer" on the CGWA.

This time, with her image driving back and forth in the Gorge for 3 months this summer, she would enter in the subconsciousness of every windsurfer in the Gorge and she would be a sure winner.

For the other side, I am planing a photo of myself snowkiting, with a mention "Devil made me do it". Here's the picture.



Cheers!
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