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Old 06-25-2010, 02:38 PM   #15
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:46 PM   #16
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a video camera would capture a good idea of conditions. i'd secure it well ;-)

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Old 06-26-2010, 08:24 AM   #17
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I wouldn't. Ever see the interior of an Airstream that has rolled? It's not good - the one I saw had most of the cabinets and such that were mounted on the wall on the floor, or at least pulling away from the wall. Stay in the TV.
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:03 AM   #18
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Years ago, we used to let our dog ride in a small Cardinal TT. When we stopped, she used come out all wild-eyed and hyper. Then, my wife rode back there with the dog for about 1/2 mile, when we were changing spots. Same look: wild-eyed and hyper; oh, and mad because I couldn't hear her screaming to stop! Evidently, if the dog could talk, she would have told us that it was like a wild carnival ride back there.

Last year, my wife rode in the back of our Airstream on the road to Madison Arm Resort in West Yellowstone, to see why our oven and all of the cabinet doors came off. It rode much smoother than the old Cardinal, but still not something you would want to do. Also, after listening to our carbon monoxide alarm beeping in our Airstream after we stop, we don't put our dog in any trailer anymore.
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:32 AM   #19
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I slept for about 4 hours in the upper bed in a 5th wheel one night, it was okay (I was really tired) since we were on a smooth road. When I got up, I noticed the further back you moved in the 5th wheel the wilder it got. I tried to sit on the sofa in the back and the sway a killer. I would guess the sway starts right at the hitch on an AS.
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:22 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by tpi View Post
The only time I'd like to ride in my trailer would be for a brief diagnostic session. I think wheel balance, sound of the bearings, ride, etc. would be revealing.

I can't control the conditions so I don't do it for safety sake.
...speaking of wheel balancing , have you folks checked out the 'Centramatic wheel balancers' shown on the inland RV website?
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:58 AM   #21
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It's always interesting to see how random (and usually arbitrary) folks notion of dangerous behavior is.

For instance... big gubmint compels us to invest in high-tech children car seats, with five-point belts, and extra padding for our little darlins, in order to travel in the family truckster... at the same time, filing these same children onto big school buses everyday, which are basically big tin cans with church pew seating- no belts, no padding, no safety features at all.

Go figure?
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:05 AM   #22
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Back in the late '70s and early '80s I had a 5th wheel that the family and I rode in for some fairly long trips. Actually had a hard wired intercom from the cab of the '75 chev 4X4 pickup to the trailer so we could communicate while moving. Kind of like the crew on an airplane, you let everyone know that they have to be seated and seat belts fastened for take off. I rode back there as well and enjoyed some nice naps on the kingsize bed while my wife drove. It was like being on a train, a little lurch when you started and then the scenery starts going by the windows, no engine or drivetrain noise. We wouldn't cook but the refridge and the toilet facilities worked nicely. If we had an onboard gen we could have run the air conditioning but an open window had to suffice for ventilation and cooling. Traveled up and down the west coast from Mexico to Canada, mountains, desert no problems. There was a window accross the front of the rig by the bed and you could lie there looking over the cab of the pickup with a great panoramic view ahead.
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:17 PM   #23
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Cool, some of you guys indeed have some nice stories from olden days...

I suspected that the ride would be trembly, but I would never have suspected CO poisoning from TV's exhaust -- this is good to know.
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:57 PM   #24
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I think it would probably be okay if the TV driver was experienced, and it was flat country, and there was a working CO alarm to be sure it hadn't filled with exhaust, etc. etc. But, if there are little kids involved, note this story. My girlfriend's dad was made to ride in a trailer on a vacation trip with his family because there was no room in the TV ... to this day he gets really anxious in one, even when it's parked. All considered though I don't think I would suggest that anyone do it.
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:16 PM   #25
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:13 PM   #26
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Trailer ridin'

Back in 1970, I guess things weren't considered as risky to ride along in any form of a trailer. I remember traveling South from Hayward to Salinas California in an open u-haul trailer!
That's an easy 100 miles
Now when I talk to my youngest son about that fun ride.........
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:11 PM   #27
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:40 AM   #28
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[QUOTE=Coastalview;865253]Back in 1970, I guess things weren't considered as risky to ride along in any form of a trailer.

Thats because in the 60's & 70's people still used their heads, not to mention the speed limits was at 55 in most places, people took their time because they was on vacation. It was a much different era than now with leave late drive like a jet to get there attitude we experience now. Also back then you just did not see travelers pull some of the stuff that people do today, everybody was considerate of each other in road manors.
I rode in my parents first camper a 16 foot serro scotty several times, then in their fifth wheel once, it was on that first trip that dad seen an accident involving a camper and the blankets on the ground was enough to change his mind on that and there was no getting him to change back either.


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