I own a 2002 Saturn SL. It’s a nice little four-door that has plenty of room. The main reason I’m doing my best to keep it is simple. It gets 40mpg on the highway! Now, that’s with just me driving and not a lot of “stuff” in the car. Still, even when I load her down, she’s getting close to 38mpg. In today’s economy, that’s nothing to sneeze at! I know motorcycles that don’t do that well!
Last year I got a burr under my saddle (insert your own metaphoric euphemism, if you like) and wanted to have a trailer. Why? I don’t know, it just seemed like it might be helpful. The first thing I had to figure out was could I even get a trailer hitch for it and if so, how much could I haul? Turned out that, yes, a hitch could be installed, and the towing capacity of my little five-speed is 2000 pounds. Woohoo!
When my wife got the job as the Store Manager of the local Tractor Supply Company (TSC), a few opportunities became apparent. First, TSC carries small trailers. They also carry a wide assortment of accessories for them. (Had I known just how many, I wouldn’t have gotten some of the basic necessities with the hitch.) Second, there’s that employee discount benefit. We had taken great advantage of her discount while she worked for Walmart, for almost ten years. It didn’t seem likely, to me, that TSC would be of as much benefit. However, when you can save 15% on a $700 trailer, that adds up!