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Old 08-27-2005, 06:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy Amish Airstream?

With the price of petroleum-based fuel today, has anyone given any thought to buying a pair of horses, and using them to tow your Airstream? The only problem I see is you have to have 5 horsepower to use the Interstate, so we would need at least that many. Maybe we could borrow the Budweiser Clydesdales for this experiment in being green campers.
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Old 08-27-2005, 06:51 PM   #2
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If we are going to try that I suspect you may want to swap out the front gravel guards with something easier keep clean....from the ah...by products of horsepower production

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Old 08-27-2005, 07:00 PM   #3
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Does this mean they have to put a "horse" lane on the interstate?
Can't wait to see how much Gov taxes us for road improvements for each horse bought.
Do we get the same price deals as the employees of the horse farms (like Lee Iacocca gives)?
Brings forth a lot of questions, doesn't it?
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Old 08-27-2005, 07:02 PM   #4
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Brings forth a lot of questions, doesn't it?
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Yeah, like "where do you mount the license plate?"
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Sounds like a bunch of Horse to me!
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Old 08-27-2005, 07:35 PM   #6
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Sounds like a bunch of Horse to me!
Richard, maybe we could use processed oats as a polishing compound for our Airstreams...
I would not want the task of cleaning the polishing cloths afterward.
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As the owner of two horses, you can be assured, that the price of gas would have to rise to $15 a gallon, before it would be feasable.
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My neighbor is Amish. He pulls his rigs with a six horse team (side by side).
I was impressed when I saw him pull a K- turn. I am fairly certain that
his team could pull my trailer.
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My neighbor is Amish. He pulls his rigs with a six horse team (side by side).
I was impressed when I saw him pull a K- turn. I am fairly certain that
his team could pull my trailer.
What does he use for sway control?
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So, how much does a horse cost these days?

Where would you sit to drive this rig? Who would clean up after the horse while driving?
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I decided to revive this thread as the price of gas is going up by the second.

I'm going out to look for a couple horses to get us back and forth to work, and to pull the airstream.

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I love this thread!!!! I use to clean box stalls for $.05 each back in the day.

I like the idea if "Raw horse power" for pulling. All you would need is a sort of bogie set up for the front. That would also give you some where to sit and provide a guard/catch for the horse exhaust.

But what is the cost of the horse, I know the up keep is quite expensive.
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