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Old 04-14-2011, 02:05 PM   #1
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Ever ride in the trailer while in motion?

I know Lucy did it, but I wonder whether or how often any others here have ridden in their trailers while under tow?

If you've ridden in the back, what was it like?

Did you feel like an outlaw? Did you nap? Did you get seasick? Did anything noteworthy happen?

For no good reason--other than I'd like to try it myself--I'm curious.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
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In my old SOB once for just a few miles. Kinda like riding in a boat in choppy water, except with a lot more creaks, pops, rattles!
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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BTW, I'm SURE it would be better in the AS because the things that moved and loosened up in the SOB, don't in the AS.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:59 PM   #4
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Campers are a really bad place to be in a roll over.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:03 PM   #5
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Campers are a really bad place to be in a roll over.
Duh, we didn't know that!!
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:23 PM   #6
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Campers are a really bad place to be in a roll over.

Not only is that true but having had my son ride in ours to see what was going on.. he turned green very quick. I wouldnt suggest it.

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I know Lucy did it, but I wonder whether or how often any others here have ridden in their trailers while under tow?

If you've ridden in the back, what was it like?

Did you feel like an outlaw? Did you nap? Did you get seasick? Did anything noteworthy happen?

For no good reason--other than I'd like to try it myself--I'm curious.
I haven't.

Some states outlaw it while others don't. Mine doesn't, although a creative cop might write a citation for careless or reckless driving and try to make it stick.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:53 PM   #8
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sorry but . . .

what does SOB stand for? I'm hoping it doesn't stand for something that has swear words in it
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:56 PM   #9
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When we were transporting therapetic riding horses, I used to make some of the truck drivers ride in the horse trailer for a mile or two to understand what the horse was experiencing.


SOB = Some Other Brand
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Wish I had a kid to toss in the TT to see what was going on. I was thinking about setting up my camera on a hard mount to do some video to see if the ride rattles much.


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I certainly am not advocating traveling in any trailer! For all the above reasons. I'm suggesting hat if you NEED to experience or diagnose something, you go to a VERY rural area and do your diagnosis as quickly as possible.
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I don't suggest this at all.

BUT.... if I had a driver I could trust, and a location with no traffic, I'd like to run mine up to 65 mph for a couple of minutes with me in it. Maybe at every tire change to verify it rolls smoothly. No doubt you could pick out bad wheel bearings too if you know the baseline sounds.

Since I don't have the prerequisites, I haven't done it.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:25 PM   #13
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I would love to hear from someone who has tried riding in the Airstream while being towed. Come on I know you're out there, speak up. The question was'nt is it legal, is it safe, or even is it the most brilliant thing to do. The question is have you ever done it, and what was it like. Inquiring, and maybe even slightly deranged minds want to know.
I remember back in my younger days doing what we called van surfing. Children do not try this. We would ride in the back of my Dodge van while cruising. We did a lot of cruising back then. Anyway it was great fun, we would laugh like idiots, heck maybe we were idiots. But that's beside the point. The point being it was FUN, FUN, FUN.
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I rode in the back of our 65 Safari. We live in the country with only 3 neighbors on our 2 mile long road. I went only 1 mile to the end of the road. I got out at that point and ordered a new axle that evening. After replacing the axle I did the ride again. It rolled much smoother but I still was glad to get out after the mile. Way too much movement and noise.
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