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Posted: 10/14/20 07:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We once spent 48 hours in Albuquerque waiting for crosswinds on I-40 to die down, across Texas and Oklahoma. That's some scary stuff to a girl from the hills of Tennessee. We simply do not get wind like that for any sustained amount of time.


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But the salesman said my F150 could pull it!


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dedmiston wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

Poof, goes the mod!


You're a pretty smart guy. I bet if you cleaned up your language, your posts wouldn't get deleted. I know you can do it.

I actually like most of your posts, but then you shoot yourself in the foot with your language.


My bad. Apologies.


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Yeah, news flash, that trailer could have been hooked to the back of a semi tractor and wouldn’t have made a difference. Trailer got blown over. Truck didn’t.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Another reason of why you should have more truck than you need.


I could have floored it and did more than 45mph but every so often the crosswind would push us around. Saw several semis get blown across a lane also.

We already have a 3/4 ton pulling a 7000lb trailer...At what point does it become absurd getting a bigger truck?


A bit of common sense goes a long ways as you slowed to be safe.


Common sense, not a bigger truck.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Another reason of why you should have more truck than you need.


Another ridiculous comment by the manhood compensation folks.
When the wind can blow over a 110,000 lb semi, your puny 3/4 ton ain't gonna make an ounce of difference

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CavemanCharlie wrote:

What's a bar pit ????


One of my cronies from the South would regularly say, "Lets go to the bar pit tonight".

By "bar pit" he meant the BEAR PIT - a BBQ joint on Sepulveda Blvd in the San Fernando Valley, So.CA....[emoticon]

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Dtank wrote:

CavemanCharlie wrote:

What's a bar pit ????


One of my cronies from the South would regularly say, "Lets go to the bar pit tonight".

By "bar pit" he meant the BEAR PIT - a BBQ joint on Sepulveda Blvd in the San Fernando Valley, So.CA....[emoticon]

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That place hasn't changed in... ever. It's been the same as long as I can remember.

Parking stinks. The place looks super sketchy from the outside. It doesn't look much better on the inside.

But man oh man is their barbecue amazing. We make most of our own barbecue at home (and love it), and we don't usually even bother ordering it when we go out since it's never quite good enough. The Bear Pit always hits the spot though.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Another reason of why you should have more truck than you need.


I don't think an extra thousand pounds would have saved this guy...


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drsteve wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Another reason of why you should have more truck than you need.


I don't think an extra thousand pounds would have saved this guy...


Maybe maybe not. Point is it's never good to be on the edge.

I know this from personal experience.


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