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Local motorcyclist was killed a week ago... I knew him. The funeral had an odd , but rather interesting method of transporting his body to his final resting place... a Harley trike pulling an old west style, glass sided wagon with the casket inside. It was escorted by a number of his riding friends and they made a pass by his home and around town before arriving at the cemetary. Interesting and different variation to honor and respect a fellow rider's passing. This happened in Brattleboro,VT and their website states they will have the trike and casket coach to the funeral home of your choice in 2 days... guess they must have several working in each area of the country.

Here's the website: http://www.tombstonehearse.com

We will all need that "final" ride someday for sure; now here's another option for a family to consider.

Allen Serviss Vernon,VT
 

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I like the idea but my quick scan of the site failed to disclose thier charges. I bet it is very expensive. I say just put my casket in the bed of a pickup truck and haul my corpse to the cemetary. I am not much of a high class fancy car kinda guy.
 

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My wish is that my body is cremated me and someone puts the urn on the mantle of the Playboy Mansion, please .... :yes:

Is it legal since it is in my will?
 

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Last month I did a PGR ride and the fallen soldier loved motorcycles, so his family used one for him. The hitch is like a 5th wheel that attaches to the top of the trike behind the driver. There is no charge for veterans as I recall.

Balance me on top of a Piggybacker and go real slow.
 

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Daytona Beach

It seems odd that they didn't appear in Sturgis last month or plan an appearance at the October 19, 2006 Biketoberfest or the Daytona Bike Week on March 2, 2007. I also noted that they don't have any "Affiliates" in Florida, not even Daytona Beach.

What better venue is there to market their concept than these major biker events?
 

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OOPS

Time flys... Sturgis wasn't last month, it was in August. My mistake.
 

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Do the casket / urn thing, but be an organ donor.

Have personal experience - there is a shortage.
 

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Twyn's right - Tombstone's policy is that there is NO CHARGE to retain a hearse for a KIA. Otherwise, there's either a $500 -or- $1000 charge - depending if the dec'd is retired -or- active military -or- LEO. The charge then, if you're NOT any of those classifications is/was $1000.00

At the time we procured a Tombstone motorcycle/hearse the closest one to me was several hundred miles away in Chicago. No way we were going to ask that guy to come all that way for a couple days at his expense.

We paid the guy $500 for his time; trouble & to help defray expenses. He refused pymt at first, pointing to Tombstone's policy - but, we told him no way were we going to "freeload" on his dime. BTW, that operator is now OUT OF BUSINESS........ maybe too many expected him to spend 60K for a trike/hearse combo & give away his services for free ???????????
 

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They carried Bruce Rossmeyer's casket when he was killed last summer going to Sturgus and was buried in Daytona. Harley 3 wheeler pulled it also.
 
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