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Old 11-27-2015, 09:42 AM   #15
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David, I'm not sure what initiates tail-wagging, but since it's worse at speed, and wind resistance increases exponentially with speed...maybe?
I do know that the moto is too heavy for the hitch with my current setup. Even the rack with two beach cruisers along with the window AC has me adding a couple cases of water and other dense gear to the gaucho.

Jon, we visited the Shell Mound site last year, and I liked the campground, but we reserved here at the Low Key Hideaway to return and visit with friends.

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Old 11-27-2015, 09:45 AM   #16
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Not a great pic, but we spotted this manatee and calf in Crystal River near Three Sisters Spring. She was every bit of ten feet.


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Old 11-30-2015, 06:00 PM   #17
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We returned to the Santa Fe River Friday. It was our favorite paddle last trip.
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That was blue spring.


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Old 11-30-2015, 06:06 PM   #18
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...and one last one from the drive home.

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Mouth of the Dragon? I didn't know that US 129 had one of its ends in Chiefland, Florida. It runs through the east side of Atlanta on its way to Deal's Gap and the infamous 'Tail of the Dragon' on the way to I-40.

When I finally retire I shall never drive on The Eisenhower Roads again.


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Old 12-01-2015, 08:03 PM   #19
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Not sure if my experience is applicable. I have a large van that cuts the wind for my trailer. It is my belief that sway starts with vortex shedding off the front of the trailer, so the trailer being in the wind shadow of the van prevents this. I purchased some parts from freddo411 while on vacation. I put them on the cargo carrier that I occasionally put on the back of my trailer. We drove to Green Point, and back to the start of the Coquihalla highway. The speed limit on the Coquihalla is 120 Km/hr, so I decided to check my tongue weight first. Actually, the trailer had felt kinda funny. When we went over a bump, it felt like the trailer was pulling up on the ball.

We pulled into a closed truck scale that was still on. My tongue weight was in the 50 lb range. There was no sway, no problems at all, but I loaded every water container I had and put them in the gaucho. That got the tongue weight to 10% of the trailer weight. Then we continued to the Coquihalla.

Just lucky, I guess.
Hmm,

I'm looking for a new tow vehicle and will look into this idea. Thank you for the picture too.
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...For the second year of what we hope becomes a long tradition, we're heading back to Cedar Key for the week of turkeys...

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For the second year of what we hope becomes a long tradition, we're heading back to Cedar Key for the week of turkeys. (And SWMBO's birthday on the 30th)

We hope to explore more new-to-us waterways, and see some manatees. I hear they're delicious with potatoes on the side!

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Had a little test-fit of the TeeDub, would be nice to self-shuttle some of those rivers. It needs some refinements- maybe another time.


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Idea is to load T-dub into the cargo van, and tow a trailer behind, best combination!
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Nice! I'll go have a look at yours.

I haven't been able to take the motorcycle along with the trailer yet.


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