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Old 10-27-2011, 09:29 PM   #351
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:32 PM   #352
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Bad comparison. They have magic pills for that but not for driving.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:42 PM   #353
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:41 AM   #354
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Sean, your Propride hitch is an extraordinary product for towing and I will be getting one soon. I want every measure for safety.

But I don't plan on driving faster under adverse conditions because of it. Why? Because sway is only one of the things that can put you upside down in the ditch. Proof? Look how many are upside down in the ditch without trailers.

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Old 10-28-2011, 10:36 AM   #355
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I have to agree with DOUG . PICK ON the OLD PEOPLE. Just cause Im 73 dont mean Im a bad driver. I still have the skills I developed with the 45 yrs of drivin a big truck. I can drive 75 towing but I won't. Speed Limit is fine THANK YOU. I'm wondering WHERE THE HELL IS THE FIRE????? Seems Everyone thinks the RED WHITE AND BLUE sign along Interstate 75 is the speed limit. I am not understand the mentality of "I cant stay behind this guy,I need to be in front to make my next right or left." So they speed past (when Im already 5 over the speed limit) then pass me and jam on the brakes to make the next right. AMAZING ! I dont get upset anymore I just adjust my following distance,OH by the way?? What ever happen to the 3 second rule for following. SEEMS everyone wants to be rite on my tailgate.
O WELL MAYBE IM GETTING OLD.
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:50 PM   #356
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Just cause Im 73 dont mean Im a bad driver. I still have the skills I developed with the 45 yrs of drivin a big truck.

But most never develop any skills worthy of note. Following the front wheels around isn't a skill. And, once old, these old bad habits come to bite them (and the rest of us) as there was never a principle involved in how to make driving decisions.

If I called MiketheFixit a steerin' wheel holder I can guarantee you it would be from well beyond the reach of arm or leg: that's truck driver shorthand for a clueless, skill-less driver.

Yet it may be a majority of drivers on the road.

Then we add to that the problem of age: medications, failing eyesight and hearing, lack of energy and a sad situation thus emerges.

This is not unrelated to the desirability for WDH: these arguments become silly when the claim is made by some that "they" never have a problem without it. One could bet that SAE and the OEM's would never bother in requiring it under some circumstances, well laid out, were the above statistically valid. It isn't.

The relation between old & bad is the further assumption that all roads are smoothly new, beautifully-lit, with mile long sight lines. All roads are limited access. All other drivers are young, highly-trained and their vehicles in perfect mechanical shape. All RV drivers are never tired, ill, injured or distracted. Their vehicles also never suffer malfunctions, as well as being designed from the ground up as TV's.

Etc.

Skill is great. And yet it's never quite enough.

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Old 10-28-2011, 03:50 PM   #357
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I can't argue with any of this logic -
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I'm still planning to get the Pro Pride hitch. It is simply not going to be connecting an Airstream and Touareg. Thank you for all of your help with the Touareg, it was greatly appreciated, but I think I'm going to go Sierra 2500HD or F250.

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Old 10-28-2011, 03:56 PM   #358
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Now that we codgers are talking about someone trying to pry our cold dead hands off the steering wheel, I guess we are done with sway control.

The conclusion of the sway control debate seems to be we each have the best system there is, Airstreams tow well, and we should drive carefully. I recommend everyone buy what I did even though the dealer choose it and he was an idiot and I knew nothing at the time (and maybe not much more now). But the exception is that since Sean makes his own, he should keep his. I won't make my own because I don't know how to work metal and I don't think a wood one would work very well.

Glad that's settled until we discuss the WBCCI opinion on sway and old people driving.

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Old 10-28-2011, 04:47 PM   #359
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Didn't we both have a codger b-day recintly??

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Old 10-28-2011, 08:42 PM   #360
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Didn't we both have a codger b-day recintly??

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I can't remember. Let me ask my nurse. I'll text her while I drive through this cloverleaf and get the damn cap off my beer.

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Old 10-28-2011, 09:49 PM   #361
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Not an age thing.

Hi, my Dad drove his own car, [he did not tow] without incidents or accidents until he was 96 years old. [when he stopped driving] On the other hand, I have three generations of next door neighbors/drivers that should have never been given a license to drive; All three of them are constantly parking their cars on my brick planter boxes. It's not an age thing. I also believe that not all Airstreamers have the same driving abilities [most important safety item] and although many of the items people have bought will help them mechanically or mentally, they are not the answer or necesssary for all.

In the seven years that I have owned my trailer, with the same tow vehicle, in many thousands of miles, in all kinds of weather conditions, in all of the Western States, plus Canada and Alaska, my trailer has only swayed once, violently out of control. And there is not a hitch or device made that would have prevented it from happening. My trailer was parked in my driveway during a 5.0 Earthquake.
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:14 AM   #362
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REDNAX, do you plan to give your license up and stop driving at 65 years of age, yes or no?

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Old 10-29-2011, 02:22 AM   #363
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:22 AM   #364
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My hitch was made in China.

So how do I deal with the fung shway?
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