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Sam Bar

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Just for fun.
« on: August 06, 2017, 06:51:46 PM »
I saw a family pull into our campground, pulling, an Airstream, at least 27- 29 feet long. Their TV, was, an Audi, SUV?  Another case of the dealer, saying, sure, your car can handle it? It would be a lot to handle for my Tundra.  The Tv was dragging it's butt on th ground. Even with their WDH, in place.
Kind of scary!
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grashley

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 07:48:33 PM »
Intelligence has its' limits.  Stupidity has no such limits.  Enough money / credit to buy an Audi and an Airstream does not change this rule.
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jesseo715

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 08:15:39 PM »
An Audi Q7 could get away with towing a 20-foot Airstream... maybe... but nothing bigger than that.
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Oldgator73

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 09:09:31 PM »
So, what's the problem? I tow our 36' triple slide TT with our Minnie Cooper.

Roy M

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 09:31:41 PM »
Yeah RIIIIIGHT ;D

JackL

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2017, 06:03:04 AM »
That's not "fun" !
It is sad

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017, 06:18:48 AM »
I should have said in my earlier post the Minnie Cooper does have a Cummins Diesel.

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2017, 03:44:44 PM »
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Oldgator73

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2017, 03:55:21 PM »
I should have said in my earlier post the Minnie Cooper does have a Cummins Diesel.

This is actual film of me trying to get the TT uphill:

https://youtu.be/ilKq7WsuzMU

grashley

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 08:15:34 PM »
This is actual film of me trying to get the TT uphill:

https://youtu.be/ilKq7WsuzMU

That was not a Mini!
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Oldgator73

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2017, 08:21:31 PM »
That was not a Mini!

I know. I was embarrassed that I had a Yugo so I lied and said it was a Mini.

Hammster

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2017, 08:21:42 AM »
Maybe with the help of the 3 cyclists pedaling like mad and the Yugo you can get it up the hill.
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Oldgator73

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2017, 10:15:51 AM »
Maybe with the help of the 3 cyclists pedaling like mad and the Yugo you can get it up the hill.

 ;D

Telemark46

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2017, 06:51:42 PM »
I'm curious whether you had a tactful discussion with the driver.  I wonder if they were making a short one-shot trip, aware that the rig was marginal at best, or if they were just starting on a 6-month tour of the USA, unaware that they should be planning on what truck they should buy when the engine or transmission goes.

Earlier this year, I saw many trailers in Germany and the UK being towed by sedans.  I believe that they just set lower standards for what it takes to tow comfortably, and perhaps safely.  I wish I had tried to find out how heavy the trailers were.  In two weeks in Germany, I saw TWO pickups, F150s, and they weren't towing.  I did see a few more pickups in the UK, but proportionally it was probably about 3% of what one sees in the USA.

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jesseo715

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2017, 03:40:06 PM »
So, what's the problem? I tow our 36' triple slide TT with our Minnie Cooper.
Mini Coopers are more capable than you think!  ;)

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grashley

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2017, 04:47:59 PM »
Mini Coopers are more capable than you think!  ;)
What does it tow?  Bicycles?   ATV?  Yugo that tried to tow a big camper?
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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2017, 05:20:04 PM »
Hey I towed both of my Trailers with. Well one 4-Door Sedan one hatchback and one Maxi Van'
Apache PUP and Scamp (13') both small enough they did NOT require aux brakes by law.

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Re: Just for fun.
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2017, 01:14:21 AM »
Driving through the gorge on 84 today, I passed a hummer towing a longish TT. He was struggling at about 50 mph, the TT kept wagging and hed have to slow down.
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