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Old 10-13-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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I wonder what kind of mileage this guy gets

I don't remember where I ran across these pictures but I've often wondered what kind of gas mileage he gets and whether he has any cooling problems.

Is this a classic case of hoarders?

I think the most amazing thing is the fact that he's pulling a toad

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Old 10-13-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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Gee... I guess you really CAN take it with you...
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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Oh, that poor 454 and THM 400.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:01 PM   #4
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Probably heading to Burning Man LOL
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #5
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I wouldn't be surprised if the mh frame isn't bowed like a banana from all the front and rear overhung weight. Now that would cause a lot of rivet popping
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:36 PM   #6
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Don't give Mr. Clampet a hard time. :-)
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:41 PM   #7
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Can you say; RV hoarder. I can.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:01 AM   #8
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Just adds more ideas to a tired mind...hope my wife doesn't see this thread...m
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:10 PM   #9
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I wonder if we will get a "My 454 is running hot... any ideas why?" thread....

That Toad setup is scary and unsafe in my opinion!
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:16 PM   #10
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Heading home to throw out 200 lbs of stuff.... BEFORE that happens to me!

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:54 PM   #11
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Heading home to throw out 200 lbs of stuff.... BEFORE that happens to me!

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Yup. Had "that stuff" staring at me a while.

As to that moho, imagine what it must be like in a crosswind and the big trucks rolling hard.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:11 PM   #12
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Wow... all that AND the kitchen sink!
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If this wasn't a staged photo (I'm not so sure), I wonder if the folks are sill alive or have made the honor roll in the archives of the Darwin Awards!

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:03 PM   #15
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WOW! I would love to get a look inside that trailer.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:51 PM   #16
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Wow... no kidding, there really is a tow ball at the end of all that?!
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Wow... no kidding, there really is a tow ball at the end of all that?!
Yep. When I first saw those pictures I thought they were just traveling together then I noticed in the first picture that the toad has a tow bar in front and then I saw tow ball in back of the motorhome and thought WOW.

My real concern is braking. Hopefully he has toad brakes installed because if he doesn't he's stopping one heck of a load with just the factory brakes
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Just adds more ideas to a tired mind...hope my wife doesn't see this thread...m
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Pulling up behind that 'rig' on the road would sure give me cause to get around him and out of the area as soon as possible...!
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