Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-18-2007, 09:27 AM   #71
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,127
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevbo10
i'm sure to raise eyebrows with this one...

in california i drive 64.

in arizona i drive 80.

in new mexico, i'm not even going to tell you...

(weather, road and traffic conditions permitting)

i however do leave massive room ahead of me to go faster.

it's a Hemi Dude...

Bob (friend of K.)
He's not kidding.

We had about 8 Airstreams in a caravan to the Balloon Fiesta in October, I am in the front and the speed was set at 65 going across Northern Arizona on I-40. All of a sudden, here comes Kevin on a break away move. I speed up to try and rope him in. When I get even with him, we are both going 85 and the rest of the pack is getting smaller in my mirrors. at that point I realize that this is dumb and let him go and slow down and let the pack catch up.
We catch up with Kevin at Grants later that day.

Maybe I watched the movie American Flyers too many times...

Ask Kevin about the New Mexico Highway Patrol
__________________

__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2007, 11:39 AM   #72
Rivet Master
 
safari57's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
West Coast , BC
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,790
Images: 10
Send a message via MSN to safari57
Quote:
Originally Posted by azflycaster
He's not kidding.

We had about 8 Airstreams in a caravan to the Balloon Fiesta in October, I am in the front and the speed was set at 65 going across Northern Arizona on I-40. All of a sudden, here comes Kevin on a break away move. I speed up to try and rope him in. When I get even with him, we are both going 85 and the rest of the pack is getting smaller in my mirrors. at that point I realize that this is dumb and let him go and slow down and let the pack catch up.
We catch up with Kevin at Grants later that day.

Maybe I watched the movie American Flyers too many times...

Ask Kevin about the New Mexico Highway Patrol
Far be it from me to be telling anyone what speed they should travel at. We each make our choices and if it's 55 or 85 and they are willing to absord the risks (ie New Mexico Highway Patrol ) and any other risks then that's up to them.

I suppose with either our truck or car I could go a lot faster than we do, but in my case I keep thinking about weeks and months in the shop building the car and I wouldn't want to start over again.

Now, if my truck or car had a hehaw (as we affectionately call a hemi) it might be fun to cut our travel time in half. I may just have to go take a look at them if I ever get behind the wheel again for any length of time. There is absolutely NO way I'm putting that kind of capability in Donna's hands. It's hard enough being a passenger.

As a note our friend still has the hemi cuda he bought new in 1970. Unlike todays fuel injected and reasonable gas mileage hemi, his gets 5 to 6 miles per gallon, if he's not playing around . It could be why he hasn't driven it more than around his crescent for the last 25 years.

Barry
__________________

__________________
Barry & Donna
Life is short - so is the door on a '51 Flying Cloud (ouch)
safari57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2007, 11:50 AM   #73
4 Rivet Member
 
flitzwhopper's Avatar
 
1976 Argosy 24
Tempe , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 326
It's a hemi dude!

Quote:
Originally Posted by safari57
Now, if my truck or car had a hehaw (as we affectionately call a hemi) it might be fun to cut our travel time in half. I may just have to go take a look at them if I ever get behind the wheel again for any length of time. There is absolutely NO way I'm putting that kind of capability in Donna's hands. It's hard enough being a passenger.
Barry,
My Donna asked for a 3/4 ton Hemi Ram for her 50th - manual transmission. The occasional remark from her " - and there I was doing 90 (without the camper) and didn't feel like I was going that fast" - this from a Kindergarten teacher.
We can tow at whatever speed seems reasonable. Hardly ever greater than the posted speed limit.
__________________
Donna & Mike
Cowboy up! or go sit in the truck

Charter Member Four Corners Unit

WBCCI #2417
flitzwhopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 04:38 AM   #74
Rivet Master
 
Phil and/or Sue's Avatar
 
1997 34' Limited
Young Harris , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 857
Images: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by flitzwhopper
Barry,
..." - and there I was doing 90 (without the camper) and didn't feel like I was going that fast" ...
Been there, done that...now both vehicles (and my Gold Wing, now gone) have cruise control. On level ground, useful while towing, but I don't use it in the mountains much.
__________________
Phil and/or Sue w/ Cheryl & Penny and Roger
(Buffett RIP 9/15/08, Gus RIP 12/22/2015)
1997 34' Excella
'09 Dodge Cummins Ram 3500 Crew 4x4 auto
AIR 1753
Phil and/or Sue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 08:19 AM   #75
Tom, the Uber Disney Fan
 
Minnie's Mate's Avatar
 
2006 30' Safari
Orlando , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,693
Images: 7
I use cruise control whenever I can for just that reason. I was towing my Airstream with the PSD and a couple of buddies of mine on a four lane in the Tennessee mountains and chatting away and looked down and we were going 84 MPH uphill!....I told my buddy in the front seat it was time to set the cruise control. I NEVER intentionally tow that fast!!! Heck, I never intentionally drive that fast, period!
__________________
2006 30' Safari - "Changes in Latitudes"
2008 F-250 Lariat Power Stroke Diesel Crew Cab SWB
Family of Disney Fanatics
WBCCI# 4821
http://streaminacrossamerica.com/
Minnie's Mate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 06:00 PM   #76
Rivet Master
 
safari57's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
West Coast , BC
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,790
Images: 10
Send a message via MSN to safari57
Quote:
Originally Posted by flitzwhopper
Barry,
My Donna asked for a 3/4 ton Hemi Ram for her 50th - manual transmission. The occasional remark from her " - and there I was doing 90 (without the camper) and didn't feel like I was going that fast" - this from a Kindergarten teacher.
We can tow at whatever speed seems reasonable. Hardly ever greater than the posted speed limit.
Barry

When we are in the truck it's easy to forget how fast you are towing. In the '57 it's a whole other story. You can tell when she's buzzing down the highway. Scares the beejabbers out of me. It's just so darned easy to forget to check the speedo and the car just seems to lope along.

It sounds to me like you married a great woman. She has great choice in TV's (and I suppose you'd also add spouse to that).


Barry
__________________
Barry & Donna
Life is short - so is the door on a '51 Flying Cloud (ouch)
safari57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 06:42 PM   #77
Rivet Master
 
Gene's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,840
I found 65 feels just right, but if the cruise isn't set, I find myself going 75. Just having been in California, I was surprised by the 55 limit and we drove about 62. Barb was going what felt like 110 down a long, curvy Utah interstate grade the other day, but I gently suggested she follow the 18 wheelers. She did and I resumed breathing. That girl loves those interstates (her mother does too).

Gene
__________________
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 09:43 AM   #78
Tom, the Uber Disney Fan
 
Minnie's Mate's Avatar
 
2006 30' Safari
Orlando , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,693
Images: 7
The first time my father ever got stopped for speeding was in California when we visited in 1969. He was towing a pop-up on the interstate and was passing a slow moving truck in the right hand lane and got up to 60 and a CHiP stopped him. He managed a warning, but that was his first stop for speeding and he was in his mid-40's I think.
__________________
2006 30' Safari - "Changes in Latitudes"
2008 F-250 Lariat Power Stroke Diesel Crew Cab SWB
Family of Disney Fanatics
WBCCI# 4821
http://streaminacrossamerica.com/
Minnie's Mate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 10:37 AM   #79
Cyclist
 
henw's Avatar
 
2007 28' International CCD
Windermere , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 457
I took drivers educ. when they still taught that in high school. We were taught to check gauges and mirrors with a sweeping view aproximately every 10 secs.
To this day it is an automatic response.
Hard for speed to get away from you when you have a habit of always watching it.

Tom
__________________

__________________
henw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Towing Experience app Tow Vehicles 9 04-19-2004 10:51 PM
2 speed wiper switch has no low speed rdm Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 6 01-09-2003 09:47 PM
Towing Mirrors 53flyingcloud Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 8 01-03-2003 05:28 PM
Towing Specs in trailer life 53flyingcloud Link Archive 0 11-16-2002 06:09 AM
Towing cars CBBOB Airstream Motorhome Forums 13 07-24-2002 09:15 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.