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Old 08-23-2018, 11:09 AM   #641
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"It's simply a matter of weight ratios..." Only in this case you need to factor in density and velocity. Which is more deadly; a frozen turkey at 600 knots or a tortoise at 150 knots.

I'm guessing the jet testing used frozen turkeys just so they could launch them from their air cannons without turning them into turkey soup before leaving the barrel. Most geese strikes be it jet or prop don't involve a frozen goose.
No, but at over 200mph does it really matter if it's frozen or not? I haven't seen many flying turtles though, let alone a tortoise.
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Old 08-23-2018, 11:16 AM   #642
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No, but at over 200mph does it really matter if it's frozen or not? I haven't seen many flying turtles though, let alone a tortoise.
I'm sure some engineer figured out what the difference in impact energy was between thawed and frozen. Right after they souped the first turkey.


Tortoises have more torque than turtles? Further testing is needed.
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:50 PM   #643
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Turtles in the news.
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Old 08-24-2018, 06:47 AM   #644
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Missy is currently in the shop getting serviced. I asked them to search for the elusive vibration that has been driving me nuts.

Got a call last night that the front passenger shock was installed without a bushing. Not sure that is the vibration issue but it is the second 'poor workmanship' issue found from the work performed by Royal Tire in St. Cloud, MN. (the first was this brake pad issue). Obviously, I'm stating their name and telling folks to steer clear....
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Old 08-24-2018, 07:27 AM   #645
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Not sure that is the vibration issue but it is the second 'poor workmanship' issue found from the work performed by Royal Tire in St. Cloud, MN. (the first was this brake pad issue). Obviously, I'm stating their name and telling folks to steer clear....
I remember that. Obviously not as well as you. Still think you oughta slap a 12,000lb winch on the front of that jeep.



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Missy is currently in the shop getting serviced. I asked them to search for the elusive vibration that has been driving me nuts.

Got a call last night that the front passenger shock was installed without a bushing.
Constant rattle? Even on smooth roads? If so, I doubt it. I would think that would be more of a "thunk" when hitting something.


Good luck finding whatever it is.
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Old 08-24-2018, 07:40 AM   #646
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So why is it you don't RV? Without a job or with a remote job like you guys, I'd be like JD here; parked halfway up some unnamed mountain on a dirt road. I need a decent cell signal. Wi-Fi would be better but that's asking a lot. Comparing buses I can probably get further down the same dirt road he's on.



You;ve got the shorty so you can get further down than both of us. Slap some 4x4 action on Charlies lifted shortie and he can live on the cul-de-sac!!

part of it is that im more of a city boy.. my "hiking" and exploring are city streets.. bicycling on metro bike paths.. walking downtowns of cities.. for example im at a convention in cinci this week.. with a lot of downtime from convention activities.. so ive been walking many many streets, trying out all kinds of coffee shops, taking in a museum or two here and there.. architecture, walking across the river on all the bridges, take in a baseball game,



the 2500 mile trip from salem to columbus in the Superior told me that I just dont dig wilderness..



RVing Opens up the wilderness to people who enjoy it but also want to feel somewhat civilized at times..

if I enjoyed climbing mountains, kayaking rivers, mountain biking for more than just a short stint here and there then I could totally get into the full travelling lifestyle.. but in City exploring even parking a short bus for more than a day or so is often a pain.. for example i couldnt bring even my red bus down here.. even though some of the conventioners wanted to go for a ride and see the outskirts of town..

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Missy is currently in the shop getting serviced. I asked them to search for the elusive vibration that has been driving me nuts.

Got a call last night that the front passenger shock was installed without a bushing. Not sure that is the vibration issue but it is the second 'poor workmanship' issue found from the work performed by Royal Tire in St. Cloud, MN. (the first was this brake pad issue). Obviously, I'm stating their name and telling folks to steer clear....

sounds like Les Schwab in portland oregon.. Grrr.. they jacked me around with a bit of a tire debacle.. I still had a vibration even with new tires.. and they said "its your suspension.. your steering is too loose and causing it".. turns out they used the wrong Lugnuts and didnt properly Seat the Stud pilot rim... they used Hub pilot Nuts on a Stud pilot rim... I coulda lost a wheel..
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part of it is that im more of a city boy.. my "hiking" and exploring are city streets.. bicycling on metro bike paths.. walking downtowns of cities.. for example im at a convention in cinci this week.. with a lot of downtime from convention activities.. so ive been walking many many streets, trying out all kinds of coffee shops, taking in a museum or two here and there.. architecture, walking across the river on all the bridges, take in a baseball game,



the 2500 mile trip from salem to columbus in the Superior told me that I just dont dig wilderness..



RVing Opens up the wilderness to people who enjoy it but also want to feel somewhat civilized at times..

if I enjoyed climbing mountains, kayaking rivers, mountain biking for more than just a short stint here and there then I could totally get into the full travelling lifestyle.. but in City exploring even parking a short bus for more than a day or so is often a pain.. for example i couldnt bring even my red bus down here.. even though some of the conventioners wanted to go for a ride and see the outskirts of town..

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Ah, fair enough. But for teh record, that ain't hiking!!
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Ah, fair enough. But for teh record, that ain't hiking!!

OK then whatever you call 10 miles on the sneaks a day is.. i do it
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OK then whatever you call 10 miles on the sneaks a day is.. i do it
Lol. A park bench and a squirrel doesn't count even in the glamping world!!! I'd call that walking not hiking.


It's all good. I don't mind wandering a city either (if it's not too hot). Nothing worse than being in a new town and "stuck" in a hotel. Did that on a business trip to Monterrey (sp), Mexico. The company was out by the airport which was 20 miles out of town. The dudes I was with didn't want to leave the hotel. 4 million people in town so I didn't want to be the only white boy wandering around. Probably would have been fine but I didn't go. I was PISSED at those guys. Two or 3 nights (don't remember) and they never left the hotel/company/airport campus area.
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