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Old 08-13-2017, 03:30 PM   #15
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Due to the "lift" factor of Helium, filling your tires with it will increase your MPG 1.46%. Hydrogen is ever better...
Hydrogen could make for a spectacular blowout.........
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Old 08-13-2017, 04:29 PM   #16
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Ok. Let's see if I have the math correct. My Campster is a 1970. If I reduce the speed by 5mph per year, that's 5 x 17 = 235. So, I should go down the freeway at 165 mph in reverse? Works for me.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:11 PM   #17
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The thread goes to nowhere. Floyd proposed a very good discussion, but the thread is a bazaar now:-(
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:18 PM   #18
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The thread goes to nowhere. Floyd proposed a very good discussion, but the thread is a bazaar now:-(
Perhaps you missed floyd's comments:

"Any other suggested arbitrary or facetious rules can be added here and will not be considered hijacking.

Let the fun begin..."

and:

"I approach this subject with a sense of levity."

Both are quotes from his first post.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:30 PM   #19
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Few people know that you can restore tow capacity lost over time, and even add to it. Here's how: dress in a grass skirt, bone necklace and body paint from wild berries. Circle the vehicle and trailer (must be hooked up) at leat five times while mumbling and shaking juju sticks.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:53 PM   #20
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Few people know that you can restore tow capacity lost over time, and even add to it. Haer's how: dress in a grass skirt, bone necklace and body paint from wild berries. Circle the vehicle and trailer (must be hooked up) at leat five times while mumbling and shaking juju sticks.
Who knew? And here I thought the trick was ruby slippers, clicking your heels thrice, and repeating "Yes I can tow it with a Yugo...yes I can tow it with a Yugo..."
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Who knew? And here I thought the trick was ruby slippers, clicking your heels thrice, and repeating "Yes I can tow it with a Yugo...yes I can tow it with a Yugo..."
Are you referrring to this situation?

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The thread goes to nowhere. Floyd proposed a very good discussion, but the thread is a bazaar now:-(
I agree 100% . Floyd made some very good suggestions and keen observations , which I have taken to heart .
Towing a trailer takes an additional toll on any vehicle and requires increased vehicle maintenance.
Fixing your vehicle when something goes wrong or breaks does not fit my definition of preventive maintenance.
As my vehicles get older the failure rate increase and I for one make allowances for this fact.
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Floyd,

That all seems pretty clear, but do we add or subtract the amount of change in our pockets?
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I disagree!

Floyd, you're full of it !!!!!

Don't you know that we improve with age? ... or is that wine or whiskey?
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:27 AM   #25
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A Ford MoCo engineer said cars would get phenomenal gas mileage if consumers didn't insist on weighty options, such as AC and electric windows (each window needs its own motor). Hence, we could lighten the tow vehicle load not only with diet and exercise, but also by getting rid of those and other heavy options and replace the window glass with kitchen plastic wrap. I prefer Glad Press 'n Seal. Need fresh air? Peel back the wrap a bit. Raining? Smooth it down well.
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So if I stop for lunch along the highway, I can subtract 5 pounds from the weight of the trailer (food and beverage) but then I need to add the same 5 pounds to the tow vehicle load.

Should I speed up or slow down upon resuming my journey? (I'm math challenged.)

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So if I stop for lunch along the highway, I can subtract 5 pounds from the weight of the trailer (food and beverage) but then I need to add the same 5 pounds to the tow vehicle load.

Should I speed up or slow down upon resuming my journey? (I'm math challenged.)

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Hitch too light? swaying? Go to the bathroom after eating, and transfer the weight to the holding tank. It should handle better, and you will feel better.

This thread would fit in the jokes and tall tales section, were we not so deadly serious.
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If you carry electronic devices such as laptop computers, tablet computers, smart phones, Remove all unneeded applications and associated data to reduce weight. All those "1"s weigh more than "0"s.
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