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Old 04-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #15
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Now ,we all understand how important it is not to have an over-rated tow vehicle
to tow an airstream with a very stiff suspension!!
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:02 PM   #16
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Just for the record, our F150 has a tow rating of 8200 lbs. The trailer GVW is 4300 lbs. During the video we had at least 500 in the truck bed.This truck has a smoother ride than most cars I have owned. The roads we filmed on are typical small New England town, potholed roads. The dirt road at the end is pretty bad. The truck had no impact on the shaking going on here. I can try the same experiment with a different tow vehicle but there will be no difference I am sure...
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:20 AM   #17
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I didn't indicate your truck ,was too much for the trailer.
But, rather it's necessary to take in consideration the equipment all of us
are towing an airstream trailer with!!!
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:34 AM   #18
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I didn't indicate your truck ,was too much for the trailer.
But, rather it's necessary to take in consideration the equipment all of us
are towing an airstream trailer with!!!
I didn't know! I thought I'd just state my thoughts for the record.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #19
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Back is the mid-60s I was invited on a camping trip with my best friend's family. They rented an SOB trailer and towed it behind a Pontiac Catalina. They trip took two weeks and covered CA, NV, UT, CO, WY and ID. Once we left California my friend and I were allowed to ride in the trailer. It was very similer to the video, but at highway speeds. In all that time nothing came bouncing out of the cabinets and nothing broke. We had a blast, but DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME WITH YOUR KIDS.
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Back is the mid-60s I was invited on a camping trip with my best friend's family. They rented an SOB trailer and towed it behind a Pontiac Catalina. They trip took two weeks and covered CA, NV, UT, CO, WY and ID. Once we left California my friend and I were allowed to ride in the trailer. It was very similer to the video, but at highway speeds. In all that time nothing came bouncing out of the cabinets and nothing broke. We had a blast, but DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME WITH YOUR KIDS.
What a different world we all grew up in.......
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There was almost no commercial traffic and far less other traffic on the new Interstates in the 1960's. I saw almost the entire lower 48 before I was 18 from a car. There were days where one might drive an hour or more when west of the Big River and not see any other traffic (mid-day, mid-week).

As to worrying over suspension, tires, etc, the video shows what any trailer goes through to greater or lesser degree. A rough road -- even at a slow speed -- shows some of the compromises with which these are built. There are those who take them off-road, but not with some of the frou-frou the rest of us consider normal hanging from walls, closets, etc.

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