The Meadowbrook sits very low, it is difficult to see over Pilgrim and not easy to see around him in that cart. Also for what I would like to do, combined driving events it is nearly impossible to be competitive with that cart. I went to my first CDE this summer with the cart, while there were other Meadowbrook’s there mine was very outdated, and by far the oldest, the wheels especially, my wheels have standard hubs which stick out about 5" from each wheel. My friend insisted I remove the fenders for the marathon portion of the event, As a matter of fact she would not let me leave on Sat. Night until we took them off, for the marathon on Sunday. She insisted they were way to dangerous on this course. She was afraid I would get a sapling tree wedged among the fenders. Good thinking too, On the marathon I hit 2 or 3 trees going through an extremely narrow portion of the course, and with the wet weather I just slid into the trees. Another competitor, when she slipped she got a sapling caught between her front and rear wheels and flipped her marathon vehicle. So obviously you need to be careful with either vehicle. Even the technical delegate commented on my wheels, suggesting I upgrade. When I competed 19 years ago you could compete with Meadowbrook’s, heck now even the training level competitors have $8000 vehicles. Not that I have ever been one to need to keep up with the Jones' I feel I will be able to use my new vehicle around the farm, and the back seats are comfortable enough for passengers.
Originally Posted by Inga
I absolutely LOVE the Meadowbrook cart. Can I ask what you don't like about that style cart? What made you decide to trade everything in for your new delux buggy?
Hopefully this will be my last purchase, I am keeping my show cart, which I love but is very difficult to get into, a really big step.
I do love the Meadowbrook but for competition it is outdated, It is still great for pleasure driving, in the ring, down the roads and on mild trails.