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Old 09-01-2011, 12:04 AM   #617
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Gene: Do you guys have that Underwood Olivetti computer with Intel inside? I seem to remember the keystroke was a bit firm.

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Old 09-01-2011, 01:14 AM   #618
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Gene: Do you guys have that Underwood Olivetti computer with Intel inside? I seem to remember the keystroke was a bit firm.

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Hi, I'm not sure what Gene uses, but mine is a Royal.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:20 AM   #619
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I have a Mac keyboard, but I use a hammer to hit the keys. I want to make sure the computer gets the message. When the computer doesn't work right, the hammer is very useful.

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Old 09-01-2011, 09:51 AM   #620
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On the subject of gas cans and generators- I had a class B before the Airstream and carrying the Yamaha generator filled the van with gas odor. Especially in hot weather or when climbing to higher elevations and the tank vented. Having the gas items in pickup bed is a big plus in my opinion. So is having dirty items like bbq, walk up mat, etc.

On suggestion to Bob- I had a porpoising problem with my F250 on some buckboard freeways pulling a nearly identical 25 to his. If you're moving up to a heavier tow vehicle I'd suggest identifying bad concrete freeway pavement in your area and testing your proposed rig before you buy truck.
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Southern Cal. has concrete expressways that resonate with our truck and trailer and are hard to take. No porpoising, just a rough ride. There are similar reports with Tundras and it is called "bed bounce" on Tundra forums and also reported mostly in S. Cal. Many others have reported the same problem and not only with Tundras. I have rarely encountered this anywhere else except on a new section of I-70 east of Denver.

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On my F250/Airstream 25 it was much more of a resonance than with the Tundra (or at least the resonance was at a normal cruising speed). Unhitched the truck was fine. What I'm getting at is Bob may be in for quite a surprise after towing with the cushy Navigator. I have friends who towed with half ton Suburban and traded to Duramax pickup and there were complaints of buckboard ride.

I've started to come around to Andy's thoughts on oversized tow vehicles. Although Bob may want a diesel vehicle because he uses his trailer a lot.. My trips are much shorter and less frequent.

Bob, How about the Ecoboost for a Ford guy? Or is it a little new still for you too?
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We have a stretch of NYS Thruway we have to travel a lot that will "resonate" your shorts off.
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Get the airsafe hitch.. you can tow with a dump truck and the airstream has no idea. It takes alot of the shock out of the tow vehicle too.

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DUMP TRUCK......what are you thinking of now, Vinnie?

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Hi, I'm not sure what Gene uses, but mine is a Royal.
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Be careful when you use the carriage return: that monitor is awfully close!


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Hi, tpi. The Ecoboost is interesting, but I still think a 6.2 L might be the answer for me. I always seem to hit the mountains and want/need more power. The Lincoln has served us well, but I want to go up the mountains at half or three quarters throttle, not full.
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Hi, Neil. I think what Vinnie is trying to say, is that now that he has that new fancy smancy Dodge Ram truck, he's going to dump the old Ford.
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Hi, Carol. I momentarily forgot how to make it return.
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Great travel log, Bob... I can't believe that I missed this before. Nice meeting you this last weekend.
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