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Old 04-27-2012, 05:20 PM   #43
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There are really are only two sides...
Those who believe in the general competence and responsibilty of the individual, and those who do not.
I believe that most people are responsible. However, we all share the road and it only takes one dumb person to ruin the lives of many.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #44
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"Sheople" Floyd?

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Old 04-27-2012, 07:36 PM   #45
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I believe that most people are responsible. However, we all share the road and it only takes one dumb person to ruin the lives of many.
One more for the Shepherd's Crook then?
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #46
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One more for the Sheherd's Crook then?
I think Floyd is preaching anarchy. Ain't that politics?
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:49 PM   #47
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I think Floyd is preaching anarchy. Ain't that politics?
You're smarter than that... you can type! (or are you just a dictator?)
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:47 PM   #48
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One more for the Shepherd's Crook then?
I put 40,000+ miles on in a year. I'm for getting home every night without being injured/killed by an improperly operated vehicle. (Weather due to improper towing, poor driving or poor maintenance)

By the way, anyone volunteer to pay my fuel bill? This week was about $270.00. <_<
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:01 PM   #49
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BTW: I read the article and there are no real mountains in TN & KY. A few hills, maybe.
You'll be interested to know that the steepest portion of the US interstate system in in TN!

The east coast does not have mountains as high as out west, but we have older roads that sometimes take the hard way up the mountain instead of being carved into the side of the mountain. There are plenty of 8-9% grades out here.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:27 AM   #50
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Gee, do you think the airstream was gutted inside??? Wish they'd shown us.
This is Andy Thomsons own Caravel. A few years ago he had it and the tandem bike on display at the Toronto RV show. The Caravel is complete inside.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:36 PM   #51
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Does anyone have a copy of the liability wavier that Can Am Rv has you sign on their work orders & again when you pick up your trailer or tow vehicle after it has been worked on by them?
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Does anyone have a copy of the liability wavier that Can Am Rv has you sign on their work orders & again when you pick up your trailer or tow vehicle after it has been worked on by them?
Hey there Carol. I am a Can Am customer and feel very fortunate to be driving a Can Am set up. As far as waivers go, never heard of such a thing????
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:16 PM   #53
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Note: This is about paying for the gas of a big V8 when it is not needed

Sounds great; we had to have brakes as our trailer was over 50% of the weight of our tow vehicle. “MTO rule in Ontario” still or Boler came with brakes. You can add them if needed.
Lucky the 17’ Boler had brakes from factory even though not required by law for heaver tow vehicles as it was less than 3500lbs;
The 17 boler requires a class ll hitch minimum as it weighs 2190lbs so added class lll and WD hitch as recommended in boler manual for our trailer. You will not have these problems class l will do the job.
We pulled 800lbs behind an Echo 4 door sedan in past worked well for over 5 years. (easy on gas)
Subaru Imprenza is a great tow vehicle for the 17’ size Boler. It has a 2.5L 4cyl and 2800lb rating for towing; again not a problem for a 13’ unit.
Note: This is about paying for the gas of a big V8 when it is not needed.

We also have ours setup by Can Am RV
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #54
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P.S. was very careful to to meet all the road rules and have proper insurance while towing.
eg. our hitch is bolted on, hitch is one class higher than law requires; the tongue weight, cargo and passengers all well under our TV 825lb limit (passengers, cargo and tongue weight total); new trailer tires; trailer breaks required; WD system with sway-bar; breakaway switch; proper safety chains; and more.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:40 PM   #55
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Borden,

I'm obviously a fan of Can AM just from reading their postings.

Could you tell us what type of WD hitch you have? As well do you boost your tire pressures?

What kind of mileage do you get towing with the Corolla?

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Old 05-06-2012, 06:56 PM   #56
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Weight Distribution type is eazylift elite pro with sway bar, only require 400/4000 with 18" rise. Trailer is only 2190 at scales with a required 175 tongue weight; "remove the tanks and one person can pickup the tongue and walk it around the yard even my wife can move it!"
Do like the equal-i-zer 400/4000 better as in incorporates the sway bar into the lift system through friction.
Feel now that the Subaru Impreza is a better tow vehicle for a 17' boler, still the Corrola does the job fine (car has trans cooler, trailer brakes, Corrola trailer towing safety system)
Tires are recommend size ST205r14 set to the recommend pressure of 32psi listed in the closet door only change is B rated on closet upgraded to C rated tires.
Can AM RV used the brackets and cross members of our original hitch cut the middle out adding a 2" draw tube that is shaped curving under trunk up into wheel-well 1/4" from surface then fastened forward for better distribution as we have a unibody. (they added some other extra steel as well)
Only get about 28 mpg average wind and hills have an effect on mileage, some Corolla's rated 5.5 and ours 5.7 both would work great with smaller 13' trailer and exceed the towing needs.
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