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Old 04-08-2015, 06:05 PM   #29
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Never mind that he owns four homes?
LOL One of which he co owns with an oil company! not to mention a really big truck and a boat with the biggest engines you have ever seen!! And a dock worth a million bucks on one of the properties to park the boat. LOL You should see what his grandchildren drive LOL not a Purius to be seen! I know as they live on my street!

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Old 04-08-2015, 06:39 PM   #30
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I think that we kicked the Dave Suzuki Photo-Ops around about a year back, Turned out, as I recall, that it was mostly carried on a flat bed rather than actually driven.


16" Airstream dry weight & without options = 2670 lbs
If any sane person doesn't see that as a bad idea it's time to get a sanity evaluation.
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:10 PM   #31
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Lots of Golfs towing trailers Casey. From what I have heard/read it's all goodness....

https://www.google.ca/search?q=vw+go...ed=0CAYQ_AUoAQ
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:32 PM   #32
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I think that we kicked the Dave Suzuki Photo-Ops around about a year back, Turned out, as I recall, that it was mostly carried on a flat bed rather than actually driven.


16" Airstream dry weight & without options = 2670 lbs
If any sane person doesn't see that as a bad idea it's time to get a sanity evaluation.
Actually his daughter did some of the driving as well as the party they rented it from - he drove it over the Windsor/Detroit bridge for them.

Suzuki Diaries - London Ontario entry by his daughter: "London: More Airstreams!
We were heading to London, and I drove the Airstream it was a bit nerve wracking, learning how to drive this thing while on the highway and trying to have a conversation which was remotely interesting/on topic (I think the end result was me sitting very upright and having quite a bland conversation. Poor dad). "

"Detroit/Windsor: Ambassador Bridge" reads in part
" we were able to film crossing the Ambassador Bridge, from Detroit to Windsor. Kirk Thomson, who rented us the Airstream to us, drove us across the bridge to avoid hassles."

Apparently neither she nor her father were overly comfortable towing that trailer with that car.
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..... but I'm also self employed and work from my computer, which at the moment is a custom built desktop with a 27" display. I used to use a laptop, but I've become really quite spoiled by this setup, and I'm not sure how willing I am to part ways from it. I might be persuaded to move back to laptop life,....

Laptop, desktop.. doesn't matter. A laptop can use a docking station and "look" exactly the same with an independent monitor. It's not about the box, it's about the visual.

She says, because she uses two laptops, two desktops and a MAC on a daily basis. SHHHHH, I'm whispering.
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Actually his daughter did some of the driving.

"– it was a bit nerve wracking, learning how to drive this thing while on the highway and trying to have a conversation which was remotely interesting/on topic "
"Detroit/Windsor: Ambassador Bridge" reads in part
" we were able to film crossing the Ambassador Bridge, from Detroit to Windsor. Kirk Thomson, who rented us the Airstream to us, drove us across the bridge to avoid hassles."

Apparently neither she nor her father were overly comfortable towing that trailer with that car.
Probably no different than any other trailer towing newbies towing a borrowed rig through customs and driving through Detroit while being photographed by a filming team. Geesh, not many of us would be comfortable in their shoes.
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Then why use them as an example of happy and content members of the NASOTP (the North American Society of Overweight Trailer Pullers).
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Then why use them as an example of happy and content members of the NASOTP (the North American Society of Overweight Trailer Pullers).
LOL, apparently they were operating within the safe limits of the combo and it's setup. The rig worked flawlessly all across Canada.
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Apparently you say.
Says a lot.
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LOL, apparently they were operating within the safe limits of the combo and it's setup. The rig worked flawlessly all across Canada.
Actually they missed a third of the country. They only went from Montreal to Vancouver.

Optical allusions are a fine thing! I enjoy watching movies that were filmed in Vancouver but depicted as someplace USA
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Casey. Quite a positive discussion on another forum. Generally speaking the Golfs get great reviews re their stellar towing abilities. This vid below is just one example of how well they perform. Connection is very important and shouldn't be taken lightly.

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Here is a link to a group that discusses the Alto: Any Other Alto (or Safari Condo) Owners Out There - iRV2 Forums

It is even difficult to get a pop-up now with much in it that isn't 2,000 plus lbs loaded. Ours weighs in at 2,000 with the accessories.

This is sort of a neat "calculator" and the website has other useful info: Travel Trailer Weight Calculator

A stick that runs light: Taylor Coach - Welcome

I know how frustrating it can be to realize how heavy all of the units seem when you only have the 2,000 lb weight limit.
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Laptop, desktop.. doesn't matter. A laptop can use a docking station and "look" exactly the same with an independent monitor. It's not about the box, it's about the visual.

She says, because she uses two laptops, two desktops and a MAC on a daily basis. SHHHHH, I'm whispering.
But a laptop can't easily match the processing / video power of my desktop . I might end up making a compromise and switch to a laptop.
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I bet you'd like Robert Johans new Nest Caravan:
If It's Hip, It's Here: Good Design For The Great Outdoors: Nest Caravans
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