Harpmobile dies in deer strike; recommendations for replacements

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    Barb Thompson on #157902

    My 2005 Ford Freestyle was hit by a deer.

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    Philippa mcauliffe on #157903

    Glad to hear you are OK.

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    Sid Humphreys on #157904

    Barb,

    Sorry to hear about your car! I purchased a 2009 For Edge last year and it has been great for my LH 23. The Explorer was great too (used that for a rental) but it is higher and therefore more difficult to load the harp (I’m 5’6). Hope this helps.

    Sid

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    sherry-lenox on #157905

    We have nothing but raves for the Ford Flex. They are a little more expensive than the Edge but very easy to load and off load. Gas mileage averages about 20-21.
    The Flex is lower than the Edge. Very secure ride. I hope you never have another match up of deer vs. car, but if it were to happen, the Flex would win.

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    harpglo-jean on #157906

    Love my ’09 Toyota Highlander..the seats fold down easily, and I can get all of my harp gear and then some, loaded into it…

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    harperboy Fuller on #157907

    Greetings…Sorry about your harpmobile and the deer…I drive a 2010 Mazda 5 Minivan (actually it is smaller on the outside than a minivan – so I call it a microvan) with six seats (4 of them flatten down) and lots of room for 3 passengers and my Merlin harp and a small amp…It is great on gas and makes me think I have a sports car sometimes…If you get the chance, take a look at one…Merry Christmas and Happy New Year…

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    emily-mcintyre on #157908

    Hi Barb. Sorry about your accident! I drive a Pontiac Vibe and for my lever floor harp it is perfect. I especially appreciate that the back seat folds down in two separate sections so I can easily wedge the harp and all my gear in.

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    steven-todd-miller on #157909

    I just got a beautiful Chrysler Town & Country van with “Stow & Go” seats. IT’S HEAVEN! The seats easily tuck into compartments so you have this massive space for all of your stuff but can quickly turn it back into a kidmobile. It also has passenger doors on each side. I LOVE IT!

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    kreig-kitts on #157910

    Are you sure you didn’t hit Dean Winters? He’s been getting in a lot of accidents lately.

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