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Old 10-03-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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To the Thrill of the Tow

How many are like me? I truly enjoy our TT adventures and traveled from Florida to Prince Edward Island this summer. A great trip but I really enjoy the towing. There is something about hooking the TT to the truck and hitting the road. I like the feel of the TT behind truck and the challenges it sometimes presents. I have a good set-up which makes this possible but I am not talking about my truck versus your truck but just the pure joy of hauling the TT down the road.

I find after we are somewhere for a while I am looking forward To The Tow....

Anyone else enjoy the tow?
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:36 PM   #3
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I agree, I think maybe its the challenge of hooking up, moving from place to place without incident, I don't know but the fun part of any camping trip to me is the towing. I pull with a turbo diesel and the whine of the turbo and the feel of power under foot and knowing there's 35' of trailer back there.... man, sometimes I think I'll just go get the trailer and tow it around town for fun! Trip to nowhere!
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"... man, sometimes I think I'll just go get the trailer and tow it around town for fun! Trip to nowhere! "

That's what I'm talking about....
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Oh yeah!! Its early in the morning...the "Z" is packed with gear and BIG BERTHA is hooked up and ready to roll...the sun is rising..the adventure is just starting...
I turn on Bit_hen Betty (gps) and tell her the destination. I light one up and take a hit of coffee. Im relaxed, pumped with ADRENALIN , all systems are GO and im just to the end of the my street.
When I get to the highway the cb goes on ch 19 ..Break howboutya east bounder hows it looking over your shoulder?
"Its clean and green",, so its hammer time, well okay 60 mph and im diggin it all!
I reply "you gotta plain brown wrapper at 24 1/2 mile marker taken pictures"
You get the idea...heck I thought I was the only one...
So yes I like driven my Z and hauling BIG BERTHA! Like a kid in a candy store!
Life is good, travel safely!
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Oh yeah!! Its early in the morning...the "Z" is packed with gear and BIG BERTHA is hooked up and ready to roll...the sun is rising..the adventure is just starting...
I turn on Bit_hen Betty (gps) and tell her the destination. I light one up and take a hit of coffee. Im relaxed, pumped with ADRENALIN , all systems are GO and im just to the end of the my street.
When I get to the highway the cb goes on ch 19 ..Break howboutya east bounder hows it looking over your shoulder?
"Its clean and green",, so its hammer time, well okay 60 mph and im diggin it all!
I reply "you gotta plain brown wrapper at 24 1/2 mile marker taken pictures"
You get the idea...heck I thought I was the only one...
So yes I like driven my Z and hauling BIG BERTHA! Like a kid in a candy store!
Life is good, travel safely!
Carl
I did not understand 90% of this. But I enjoyed it.

Myself, I enjoy the challenge of towing. But watching the gas gauge plummet is saddening to this tree-hugging dirt-worshiper. Oh well.
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Oh yeah!! Its early in the morning...the "Z" is packed with gear and BIG BERTHA is hooked up and ready to roll...the sun is rising..the adventure is just starting...
I turn on Bit_hen Betty (gps) and tell her the destination. I light one up and take a hit of coffee. Im relaxed, pumped with ADRENALIN , all systems are GO and im just to the end of the my street.
When I get to the highway the cb goes on ch 19 ..Break howboutya east bounder hows it looking over your shoulder?
"Its clean and green",, so its hammer time, well okay 60 mph and im diggin it all!
I reply "you gotta plain brown wrapper at 24 1/2 mile marker taken pictures"
You get the idea...heck I thought I was the only one...
So yes I like driven my Z and hauling BIG BERTHA! Like a kid in a candy store!
Life is good, travel safely!
Carl
I feel your energy and understand it all.. CB? Gosh I have not used a CB since the CB craze of the 70's. I always wondered if they were still popular?
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I did not understand 90% of this. But I enjoyed it.

Myself, I enjoy the challenge of towing. But watching the gas gauge plummet is saddening to this tree-hugging dirt-worshiper. Oh well.
Hello tree-hugging dirt-worshiper,
sorry for the 90% confusion. sometime I get too detailed with slang terms I guess.
Z is my truck
bertha - camper
Bit_hen betty -GPS
light one up- having a smoke
CB slang , plain brown wrapper / taken pictures= unmarked cop in brown car taking radar. hammer time- hitting the gas / clean and green- the road ahead of me has no cops and traffic is moving.
Towing a 36 foot 8 inch 8500 lbs unit and 15000 lbs total for me to say I like towing comes up a little short.
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I feel your energy and understand it all.. CB? Gosh I have not used a CB since the CB craze of the 70's. I always wondered if they were still popular?
I too was all into the cb craze of the 70's. Had a nice home unit with a D104 , 500 watt kicker. never did get that moonraker 4 I wanted. Car cb with 100 watt kicker.I was 10-8 and 10-10 for sure! Still know my call letters..KLR6755 .Man that was fun!!
On one trip we stop at a truck stop...Saw several cb's... so I thought I buy a cb set up. Installed it in the parking lot and had a blast from the past on the way home.
I use it on all my road trips now and it has saved me getting stuck in traffic jams and maybe a ticket or two. Listening to the truckers can be entertaining as well.

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I turn on Bit_hen Betty (gps) and tell her the destination.
That's the same thing I named our GPS.

I think it is more enjoyable when you have a good setup that handles and drives well.
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