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Old 10-22-2014, 07:14 PM   #43
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Yup, I can se your point….especially near the ocean or any open area as on my Colorado RV pad…40' x 60' would allow this.

However, I am still thinking about the truck stops…..

The idea is certainly sound from a pragmatic point of view, headed into the wind as a sailboat or any boat does in storms…. makes good sense.

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Old 10-22-2014, 07:40 PM   #44
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Tonight we are on a level concrete pad near Little Rock. I went ahead and hitched everything up and set weight distribution so we're level and all set for morning travel. Had a nice day at the Clinton Presidential Library, good to see how civic projects like this have transformed city blight into very nice places to visit.

No stabilizers or tongue jack, everything is level and very steady for the evening and a good night's sleep as usual for an overnight's stop.

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Old 10-25-2014, 08:47 AM   #45
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I am afraid I found myself laughing as I imagined doing this in the campgrounds I have been in…..very limited in where one is allowed to park… or in a truck stop….wow, the truckers would be doing more than laughing.

I like the idea, however, if one can determine the wind direction. Where i come from it tends to vary quite a bit….. still…. (at myself)

As a truck driver I have done it more than a few times. With the personal rig I"ll drive it to where I can best suit conditions. And have

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Old 11-02-2014, 09:42 PM   #46
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We always unhook and set the stabilizers. I have ridden out a tropical storm a quarter of a mile from the ocean with only lake Shelby between us and the ocean. The winds topped 60 mph but the Argosy stood strong and stable sitting on her jack and stabilizers. We were set up with the front of the Argosy pointing south (the direction the wind/weather was coming from). The strongest winds we have caught broad sided while set up were about 40mph and I was very pleased with the stability. The only times I've felt any instability while set up would be while the awning was in the out position acting like a sail. After two or three unexpected storms blowing in on us during the overnight hours retracting the awning is now a nightly chore wherever we may be.

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