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Old 12-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by CrawfordGene View Post
Do you tow with all 4 (2 Dodges and 2 Jeeps) at once?

Age certainly makes a difference in my driving. Knowing there are fewer years left makes me more careful. My reflexes are still very good, eyesight is very good, but those naps on the straightaways make me drive slower. It is easy to creep up from 65 with the Tundra so I use cruise a lot.

The Tundra will accelerate very fast at passing speeds (0-60 in 6 sec. unencumbered), but does slow a bit when I've got 3+ tons behind me. It feels slow at passing speeds because I'm used to it blazing around cars when not towing, but it does fine though it is the only time I have to floor it. I've been waiting for years for someone to challenge me at a light so I can leave him in the dust ("wanna drag, old man?"), but it never happens.

Only one at a time,both the dodges are diesels with over 1klbft of torque.The newer one is smoke free to about 400 hp after that it smokes a lil

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:48 PM   #16
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When we had the Basecamp, it set speed records... Really, it was almost built for that, as it was a p-poor travel trailer...

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Old 12-31-2012, 10:49 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by CrawfordGene View Post
About 80...The guy I passed was doing 63 on a 65 mph limit highway .... We usually never go above 65 as anything faster feels uncomfortable.


That is a head scratcher...
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:56 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by REDNAX View Post
V8-396 is correct.

Andy/Inland RV, IIRC, took one to 115-mph behind a V8-455 Buick. But with a corrected speedometer and airspeed indicator. And on film.
The film confirmed the test.

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:48 PM   #19
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It is Ironic..... A few years ago some of us were having a good discusion about a Mercedes and an Airstream breaking a speed record.

The boys on the Trailer Life forum thought it was a little too "risqué" for the forum so they locked down the thread.

Shown here... Trailer Life Magazine Open Roads Forum: Porsche Cayenne tows TT at 122 MPH
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:07 PM   #20
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Not an Airstream, but the TV goes pretty fast.

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:31 PM   #21
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Wow ! We thought we were being pretty creative with land speed AS ideas, I guess there really is nothing new under the sun. You guys have bigger cajones than I expected, something my generation lacks due to the plethora of laws, liability, and brave souls from days gone by showing us how not to do things ! My tow vehicles so far have been underpowered for my 26', its not the weight, as I have towed more weight hauling cars. I seem to bog down from the sheer size/surface area causing aerodynamic drag. Gotta say I laughed at the redneck airlines pic, good fun !

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