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Old 04-15-2011, 07:52 AM   #29
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Silverhawk has it right:

When I began this thread, all I really wanted to know was, is it fun to ride in the back? Or not? I confess, I yearn for a nap on many long hauls. I'm willing to risk lots for a good, long, nap.

I am aware of the prohibitions, warnings, and horror stories.

Beyond all that, we can't all be paragons of virtue on this site. Some of us must have risked whatever and lived to tell the tale. Dish!
I don't think you'd get much sleep!
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:11 AM   #30
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This would NOT include doing so with my wife driving...
I'm guessing Mrs. Fyzrowt does not read these forums.

I've ridden in the trailer twice. Once before and once after balancing the drums and tires.

The second ride was smoother but both rides were noisy and neither was fun.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:11 AM   #31
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We seriously considered putting our Jack Russells back there after one puked in the truck and our 3 kids started gagging & fighting to get away from it. Figured we'd put them in their crates secured in the kitchen area. But we decided against it.... Maybe this year....
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:24 AM   #32
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My brother in law rode in his Airstream while my sister drove.....he said it was frightening. This was just for a few miles but he descibed it as noisy, bumpy and thought the entire trailer was going to fly apart. Think I'll pass on this one.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:04 AM   #33
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I'll do it if someone pays me. Can't be worse than flying thru turbulence in a Cessna.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:22 PM   #34
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I have not personally ridden back there, but I have some empirical evidence. Once the DW and I had been camping with another couple and were on the way home. Two lane road. Came to a big construction / road paving backup. We sat motionless for about a half hour, whereupon the other wife started saying that she had to use the toilet really bad. After wiating another ten minutes or so with no movement in sight, I relented, and gave her the key to the trailer.

Of course, you know what happened: she no sooner got "seated" on the can when traffic in front of us took off. People behind started to honk horns, flash lights, etc. We had noticed that just a hundred yards or so ahead, there was a pullout - and we'd planned for this very contingency: we'd discussed what we'd do if this happened, and had all decided that I would gently ease up there to the pullout, pull in and stop, and wait for traffic to clear.

It's good to have a plan. But just as soon as we started to execute the plan, two guys on the construction crew that we hadn't seen before carried over barricades and closed off the pull off and another guy completely bocked the way with a dump truck! So I eased along for a couple of miles before I could pull off and let the woman get out of the trailer.

She reported that the ride was a bit rough - at least quite a bit worse than in the diesel pickup. And that being "on the can" was definitely not the place to be while going down even newly paved road! She claimed that I did it on purpose, in cahoots with her husband. But I didn't. Really.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:46 AM   #35
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Several years ago a movie came out with Clint Eastwood as a TX Policeman chasing down an escaped convict (Kevin Costner) Eastwood, and two others did the whole movie with case scenes, etc.. in the A/S (25-27 footer est.) being pulled by a 1/2 ton pick-up.. I would have to think they filmed some of it from inside a moving trailer, I could be wrong..
The impression from the movie was that they moved around quite a bit, one guy took a nap, they talked, etc, all while they were on the road..
Had me thinking, that it might not be too bad back there..
I won't do it though, I promse..
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Several years ago a movie came out with Clint Eastwood as a TX Policeman chasing down an escaped convict (Kevin Costner) Eastwood, and two others did the whole movie with case scenes, etc.. in the A/S (25-27 footer est.) being pulled by a 1/2 ton pick-up.. I would have to think they filmed some of it from inside a moving trailer, I could be wrong..
The impression from the movie was that they moved around quite a bit, one guy took a nap, they talked, etc, all while they were on the road..
Had me thinking, that it might not be too bad back there..
I won't do it though, I promse..
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:11 PM   #37
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The biggest problem i see being in a towed vehicle, is lack of communication with the tow vehicle. If there was walkie talkie or other comm you could at least tell the driver you have had enough. I cant see it as being fun. Just make sure the driver is sane and competent and will pull over when your gonna barf. I am actually going to try it this week as i'm curious as to vibrations and other possible problems you will never know exist. There will definitely be walkie talkie communication.
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:42 AM   #38
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The biggest problem i see being in a towed vehicle, is lack of communication with the tow vehicle. If there was walkie talkie or other comm you could at least tell the driver you have had enough. I cant see it as being fun. Just make sure the driver is sane and competent and will pull over when your gonna barf. I am actually going to try it this week as i'm curious as to vibrations and other possible problems you will never know exist. There will definitely be walkie talkie communication.
Who needs walkie talkies, cell phones are everywhere. Even I have one, and I've barely even stepped into the 21st century. O.K. I know, That's illegal too.
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I said, I promise I wouldn't do it..
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