Oh yes, I know about Featherweights. Several of my quilting buddies have them. I'm quite fond of my Bernina, which I got at sort of an estate sale, with cool cabinet & Singer serger. woohoo!I can't sew but I used to fix sewing machines as a teenager and as summer work in college. If you're a quilting fan, look for an old Singer 220 machine, called a "Featherweight".
What would I like to transport? My butt for 1000 miles a day without feeling like I've gone through a meat grinder!
I haven't done 1000 miles in a day yet, but my longest day that I've measured is 777 miles from Flagstaff to home in one day. That was at the end of a trip at oh, 115 degrees! And none the worse for wear. See, fat asses are handy sometimes.