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    Prowler questions

    Two somewhat odd questions about the prowler:

    1. How loud is it on blacktop/asphalt?

    2. Would it damage a drive way made out of blacktop/asphalt?

    I'd really like to get one of these but wife has already said no way. She doesn't want to hear it or have it mark up/damage our drive way.

    If its relatively quiet and doesn't damage anything I may get one anyway and deal with the fallout. Luckily she'd have no clue what it was so it wouldn't be to hard to hide it

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    Two somewhat odd questions about the prowler:

    1. How loud is it on blacktop/asphalt?

    2. Would it damage a drive way made out of blacktop/asphalt?

    I'd really like to get one of these but wife has already said no way. She doesn't want to hear it or have it mark up/damage our drive way.

    If its relatively quiet and doesn't damage anything I may get one anyway and deal with the fallout. Luckily she'd have no clue what it was so it wouldn't be to hard to hide it

    Thanks,
    You could push it on the grass, that would solve the noise problem.

    If she is worried about damage then you could push it on someone else's grass...

    To give you a direct answer they are not that loud but she may find it annoying if she is going to be outdoors while you are pushing it. It will leave some scratch marks but should not do any serious damage to your driveway.

    Another option to please the Wife would be to purchase the prowler and then install some plastic runners on the bottom of the legs to decrease noise/damage. Depending on what type of vehicle you have you could always keep the prowler in the trunk and just take it to a parking lot to train, or even a sled that has push handles if you wanted something a bit more compact.

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks Tom. I was actually thinking about the runners as well.
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    I use mine on grass. It sucks pushing it on the grass. It definitely makes some noise on pavement.


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    It make a TON of noise on concrete compared to asphalt. It still makes some noise but it isn't that bad unless you do it in the middle of night when people are sleeping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    I'd really like to get one of these but wife has already said no way. She doesn't want to hear it or have it mark up/damage our drive way. If its relatively quiet and doesn't damage anything I may get one anyway and deal with the fallout.
    Dude... that comment above is spoken like someone that needs advanced divorce planning. You should get and respect her input every time. She's your 'partner' right?

    BTW, I think the idea of pushing it up and down the road (instead of your driveway), or taking it to a parking lot is a good compromise you might float by her.
    Last edited by Iplan; 04-08-2010 at 09:22 AM.

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