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Old 06-05-2019, 11:11 PM   #21
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How come the paint
On the skirts is a different color? Were those panels added later? Did it used to have (still have) luggage compartments?
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:47 PM   #22
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Sleddgracer, what kind (breed & purpose) of dogs in the pic?
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:56 PM   #23
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Sleddgracer, what kind (breed & purpose) of dogs in the pic?
alaskan huskies, purpose bred for sled dog racing in sprint distances - it's really a cross breed, with some blood lines that go back about 100 years - the reason they aren't purebred by now is that each year competitors try other crosses to improve speed and endurance - back in the 50's the fastest teams were averaging 4.5 minutes per mile for up to 20 - 25 miles for each run - for the last 10 or 12 years, winning teams are averaging 3 minute miles for the same distances on the same trails - next year, someone may come up with a cross, or a particular male that produces even faster dogs - the 'traditional' dogs like siberians and malamutes often have separate classes because they aren't competitive with the alaskans
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:14 PM   #24
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they could be where someone tied their dogs - when I travel with my toyhauler to be, I'll have a series of eyebolts around the outside of the bus to fasten my dogs to during pee breaks
I know this is over a week old but I didn't see it til just now and it made me laugh because, I'm still finding random sections of rope/leash, clips, a full, chewed through collar, bits of chain and other random implements used to tie up the previous owner's dogs, throughout the bus.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:35 PM   #25
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I know this is over a week old but I didn't see it til just now and it made me laugh because, I'm still finding random sections of rope/leash, clips, a full, chewed through collar, bits of chain and other random implements used to tie up the previous owner's dogs, throughout the bus.


sounds familiar to me - lol
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Old 06-07-2019, 12:35 AM   #26
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Sleddgracer, Is their coat naturally that short?
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and, do they have big feet?
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Sleddgracer, Is their coat naturally that short?
short dense coats - so that they can dissipate the heat while they are running - where I live, it doesn't get too cold, but in areas with colder winters, their coats do get longer and heavier
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and, do they have big feet?
not very big - quite compact really
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:29 AM   #30
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I'd assumed bigger, furrier feet (akin to snowshoes) would be needed to forestall sinking into the powder.
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not very big - quite compact really
Tho I'd reckon after the first sledge or 2 breaks trail, it starts getting pretty compacted.
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