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Old 11-26-2015, 08:08 PM   #121
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The wittle twuck made it again!


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... and back! Another 1000 mile trip with the wittle twuck that could.


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Old 11-26-2015, 08:25 PM   #122
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... and back! Another 1000 mile trip with the wittle twuck that could.


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And it is uphill all the way from Al to Tn, LOL

Nice meeting you and enjoyed the talks.
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:52 PM   #123
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And it is uphill all the way from Al to Tn, LOL

Nice meeting you and enjoyed the talks.

Yep, great meeting and talking with you. The strong northeasterly winds didn't do much for the fuel mileage either.


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Old 11-27-2015, 10:44 AM   #124
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Yep, great meeting and talking with you. The strong northeasterly winds didn't do much for the fuel mileage either.


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The summer before last I came across the Praries in Saskatchewan with up to 50 mph headwinds with rain etc and the fuel consumption doubled to just over 5MPG (us). It had a hard time getting out of 5th gear but we made it. Not to be repeated!
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:59 AM   #125
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The summer before last I came across the Praries in Saskatchewan with up to 50 mph headwinds with rain etc and the fuel consumption doubled to just over 5MPG (us). It had a hard time getting out of 5th gear but we made it. Not to be repeated!
We were hit with a Tornado this past summer within 1 km of our provincial park. First storm was over the park on Georgian Bay. At 10am looked like night. We packed up in torrential rain, hitched and left in less than 10 minutes to get out of the forest, didn't even dump, just got on the road. They closed the park due to downed trees after the storm was finished. All day very high winds, severe rain, Tornado Warning up/down seen all over Central Ontario and thunderstorms. Tornado EF2 hit around our path home. This was first trip with the F 250. I was glad we had it. Made the same trip the year before with the F 150 Eco. We would have been in the ditch with all the winds, I would have parked it. Much like your trip in Saskatchewan not to be repeated.
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Old 11-27-2015, 11:10 AM   #126
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We were hit with a Tornado this past summer within 1 km of our provincial park. First storm was over the park on Georgian Bay. At 10am looked like night. We packed up in torrential rain, hitched and left in less than 10 minutes to get out of the forest, didn't even dump, just got on the road. They closed the park due to downed trees after the storm was finished. All day very high winds, severe rain, Tornado Warning up/down seen all over Central Ontario and thunderstorms. Tornado EF2 hit around our path home. This was first trip with the F 250. I was glad we had it. Made the same trip the year before with the F 150 Eco. We would have been in the ditch with all the winds, I would have parked it. Much like your trip in Saskatchewan not to be repeated.
On my ride across Saskatchewan I went from outside Saskatoon to Winnipeg, nearly 800 KM. No problems with the F150 and 8250 trailer except for the buffeting when the wind really gusted up to 50 mph+ and the rain filling the roads which was the more scary part of the trip. All things the Eco and the trailer pulled well and stayed stable even with these extereme conditions. I was only forced to stop once while I assesed a piece of the high way where the wind was blowing water from an adjacent lake across the road! It was only a few inches deep and we crossed slowly.
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The weather can make things really wild. I met two couples in Gulf Shores that were from Canada, both of them had the F150 EB's pulling TT and 5th wheel. One had used his truck since buying it in 2011 to make that trip every year.




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The weather can make things really wild. I met two couples in Gulf Shores that were from Canada, both of them had the F150 EB's pulling TT and 5th wheel. One had used his truck since buying it in 2011 to make that trip every year.




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I do the Canadian Snowbird Trick every winter and go from Ottawa to Florida across the Appalachians and watch for the weather gap so i dont get caught in snow as I cross.
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