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    tomg posts #26 & 27, and what a beauty it is, worth the wait for sure. Ride it like you stole it, congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbillone View Post
    tomg posts #26 & 27, and what a beauty it is, worth the wait for sure. Ride it like you stole it, congratulations.
    Thank you, they are supposed to ship the top to me direct and still waiting to hear when the trailer hitch will be available. First trip will probably be to Maggie Valley in a few weeks. Tomg

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomg View Post
    Attachment 74778The wait is over and it was delivered last Thursday nite. The vehicle is so new the insurance company didn't have any info on it so they had to have the underwriters get the vehicle added to their system which took until Monday late. Tomg
    You coming to Maggie Valley?

    I may have to take a ride in this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomg View Post
    Attachment 74778The wait is over and it was delivered last Thursday nite. The vehicle is so new the insurance company didn't have any info on it so they had to have the underwriters get the vehicle added to their system which took until Monday late. Tomg
    Tomg,

    Congratulations on the purchase of Vanderhall Carmel. Although your Carmel color appears it be black, it actually is their Poseidon Blue, correct? As you know from my previous posts, I'm very interested in the Carmel and I'm leaning towards the red Carmel GT. I'm having a bit of hesitation with justifying the extra $4K, where one gets a leather interior, paddle shifters and glossy black rims, but it's the Ruby Red Metallic color that I like, over what colors offered for the Carmel basic, Poseidon Blue and Vintage Silver. What was the turn around time you waited from when you pre-ordered to when your Carmel was delivered?

    I convinced 3 "Vanderhallers" to attend the Deadwood 3 Wheeler Rally this year. More said that they plan on attending next year and I hope that you're one of them. I plan to be hosting a TT/T.O.I. Meet & Greet/Ride/Luncheon event again during the rally, but this time in my Carmel.

    Again, congratulations. Many safe miles...!

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    Yes it is blue, dark dark blue. I actually think I might have picked another color and now they only list silver and the dark blue so what's up with that? The top, cruise control and dead pedal plate came standard which were all items I would have had to order so I thankful I saved there. I have the black rims on my Durango SRT and had black graphics put on the sides but I actually like the rims that came on the Carmel. I wish they would have left the cup holders by the shifter as where they are, they are pretty useless, very shallow and narrow. I ordered back in December but the wait time was longer as they weren't producing them then. I can't imagine you would wait near as long as I did. So far they have not taken my ideas of folding seats and a lockable cover for the storage area yet. One really needs the trailer hitch as the storage area is very limited as well as difficult to use. Tomg

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    Was wondering about storage, looks like almost zero to none, so gotta have that trailer it seems for any kind of trip. Agree about the folding seats, would have been a nice convenience, not trying to pick it 'cause ain't nothing perfect as the saying goes. That bad boy sure looks good in the picture, so it's hard to pick 'good looking', sleek and stealth are the words that come to mind. I do not see three wheelers anywhere that look as good. Only time will tell the quality of the machine.

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    Storage is very limited to behind the seats which only slide forward several inches. Access is difficult to be kind! They need to have folding seats for access and a lockable cover. Even with those mods, you will still need a small trailer for luggage, folding chairs and space to carry a cover when parked at night for rain. That's why I keep looking for the release of the trailer hitch! Tomg

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    Tom, sure hope Vanderhall comes through for you and future buyers. You have been totally patient in your wait, common sense, if Vanderhall wants to expand their buyer base they will have to get moving on a hitch. Surely not that complicated, if they can design the machine, the hitch should not be an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbillone View Post
    Tom, sure hope Vanderhall comes through for you and future buyers. You have been totally patient in your wait, common sense, if Vanderhall wants to expand their buyer base they will have to get moving on a hitch. Surely not that complicated, if they can design the machine, the hitch should not be an issue.
    I was told a couple of months ago that the redesign was complete but obviously getting it into production with a vendor they want is something else. Same thing with the top! Hopefully they will be available sooner than later. Tomg

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    Yes, it's reality that production is a huge hurdle even for a good concept, here, patience is a virtue. Us riders, including me, over look this detail, including those things that break and have to be fixed, think it's called 'tunnel vision', if we ain't riding we ain't in happy place.

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