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Old 06-06-2007, 08:13 PM   #435
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Is it safe to pull a trailer with gusts upto 50mph? I had a simialr situation in New Mexico and it didn't seem to have that much effect on us.
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:05 PM   #436
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Is it safe to pull a trailer with gusts upto 50mph? I had a simialr situation in New Mexico and it didn't seem to have that much effect on us.
we had a lot of wind coming back from Colorado.. because of our bullet shape, we sailed through when other SOBs were being whipped all about.

But we do believe it is KEY to lower your speed.

And don't get smacked by a whipping semi or SOB!
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:36 PM   #437
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Rain rain go away.

I am kinda worried about "Severe Thunderstorms) especially since my unit is anything but rainproof. The driving wind may add enough force to really push it into my trailer as well.

Is there a laundrymat close by that we can dry our stuff out at? We will be using all the towels we have to keep the trailer from flodding.

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Old 06-07-2007, 05:46 AM   #438
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I am kinda worried about "Severe Thunderstorms) especially since my unit is anything but rainproof. The driving wind may add enough force to really push it into my trailer as well.

Is there a laundrymat close by that we can dry our stuff out at? We will be using all the towels we have to keep the trailer from flodding.

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There WAS one right in Leroy.. we've used it before. I'm not sure it's still there, but it probably is. But that was last year. There's always hanging them out and "roughing it. " :-)
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:39 AM   #439
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Is it safe to pull a trailer with gusts upto 50mph? I had a simialr situation in New Mexico and it didn't seem to have that much effect on us.
It all depends on how good your sway control is, how fast you are traveling, and the wind direction. I've pulled in some 35 mph cross winds with even higher gusts and the Classic has obendiently stayed behind my van, without even a hint of sway.

Most of my trip will have this wind at my back and where I will be in a direct cross wind, it will be on a lightly traveled 2 lane road for about 30 miles. So we will see.

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You guys should have a blast. We are sorry we won't be able to attend.

About the wind, I was towing from Chicago to Kankakee the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend and it was VERY windy. In the just about three years I've been towing, I experienced more "movement" from my set-up than ever before.

Todays winds promise to meet or exceed that.

Keep in mind I am still towing with the Eurovan so that is most likely a factor too.

My advice is to drop your speed by at least 5 mph, stay in the right lane, both hands on wheel. Stop and rest, stretch your legs. I found it a little tiring under these conditions so the breaks helped. Go at a speed that you are comfortable with, even if it means getting to LeRoy an hour later.

Just take it easy and let the world pass you by.

Have a wonderful time and have a safe trip.

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Thanks for the good wishes!

Wish you could join us...it should be a great time!
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:45 PM   #443
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Thanks to Jack for setting up an outstanding rally. We had a great time and the weather couldn't have been better!
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A great time.

Got in about an hour ago from the rally. We all had a great time, and couldn't have asked for a better rally to break in the trailer. We had no problems other than that one guy with the neon under his trail who was keeping everyone up all night though! I felt like I was a celeb while leaving the rally today with the paparazzi shooting film of my trailer. Everyone was nice, and extremely helpful when it came to doing things the first time (Backing in, dumping, etc).

We plan on going back next year and want to extend the invitation for everyone down to the Fall Branson Rally (Click the link in my sig). I have another 3 hours of driving to do to get back to base and will hopefully post some pics.

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A great time!

Jack and Patty, and everyone else who worked so hard to make this a memorable event... thanks for the superb weekend!

It was great to see everyone. We had a wonderful time. Thanks to everyone who was so kind in talking about our new SOB moho!

You'll get to see the moho pulling the Bigfoot later this summer!


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Old 06-10-2007, 07:26 PM   #446
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Great Time

It was so nice to see everyone and meet people we haven't met before :-)

I TERRIBLY missed some old friends and met a few new ones.

Jack did a great job, as usual. The slideshow he did of past rallies was touching. I shed a tear or two or three. The giveaways were WUNNERFUL.

It's nice to see people check in here after the Rally so we know that everyone is home safe.
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:35 PM   #447
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Glad you had a great rally. Would really like to see pictures when you've all had a chance to catch your breath! Any trouble with wind or storm as some earlier posts mentioned?
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Apparantly I wasn't trashy enough for RaChelle since I only had one flamingo windsock. Guess I need to work on it for next year.

The wind gusts were vey strong on Thursday going up, but we didn't feel any movement of the trailer from it.

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