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Old 09-30-2014, 02:56 PM   #11
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Hopefuly she will be towing a popup to live in while we convert her skoolie.
Dat be de plan, mon. Pop-ups in decent shape in new Mexico are dreadfully expensive. I have a nasty feeling I'll be spending my Bus Money on a stinkin' popup.
Can you pull a regular bumper pull trailer? Anything small/light enough for a half-ton or smaller gets a huge premium. Huge premium.
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:08 PM   #12
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Re: How many live in your bus?

It had to be pullable with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. That basically means a pop-up. Claudia (Das Mel's black jeep.... get it? "Claudia Black"?) can't pull anything that is taller then she is because the drag is too much. Therefore... popup.
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It had to be pullable with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. That basically means a pop-up. Claudia (Das Mel's black jeep.... get it? "Claudia Black"?) can't pull anything that is taller then she is because the drag is too much. Therefore... popup.
Yessssss I would LOVE to know why Claudia isn't allowed to pull anything taller than her considering she pulled the Hotdog cart from to and from Mountainair and towed R-Jeep (which weighs 5500lbs) just fine. Claiming it will tear up her transmission is hogwash because it just sounds silly. No one's given me a reason it would possibly tear up the tranny.

*grumpy-puss is grumpy*
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:19 AM   #14
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It had to be pullable with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. That basically means a pop-up. Claudia (Das Mel's black jeep.... get it? "Claudia Black"?) can't pull anything that is taller then she is because the drag is too much. Therefore... popup.
Yessssss I would LOVE to know why Claudia isn't allowed to pull anything taller than her considering she pulled the Hotdog cart from to and from Mountainair and towed R-Jeep (which weighs 5500lbs) just fine. Claiming it will tear up her transmission is hogwash because it just sounds silly. No one's given me a reason it would possibly tear up the tranny.

*grumpy-puss is grumpy*
Claudia has NOT been happy pulling the hotdog cart. The wind drag is/was tremendous on the highways. With R-Jeep, there is no wind drag (or rather not much since they are about the same height). The tranny got too hot everytime we used Claudia to pull the cart. And Claudia is getting old. You do not need to shorten her life any more than you have to. We are looking at another 1700 mile trip back east. Do you want to break down in TX, or anywhere, again? We will get into this when we come over at the end of October.
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:27 AM   #15
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Sorry to bring it up

BTW, Mom is right.
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:05 AM   #16
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How about a teardrop like these?
http://www.golittleguy.com/
http://bigwoodycampers.com/

Or build it yourself to your exacting specs "frickin' wee!"
http://www.instructables.com/id/Teardrop-Trailer/


And to prop "Claudia" up a bit for the long haul to water....
http://www.myjeepxj.com/cherokee-rep...mission-cooler
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Re: How many live in your bus?

I would like a 643 tranny and turn fuel up about 25/50 hp, then get another bus and cut off the front and tow it behind La Tortuga, airbrakes and all, use it as a shop
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With R-Jeep, there is no wind drag (or rather not much since they are about the same height).
HOW if they are the same height?! It. Sounds. STUPID. The Cart sat up 2 foot higher (give or take) than the roof no matter the vehicle because they're BOTH Grand Cherokees.

Is this one of those mechanical things that just sounds too full of stupid for me to make any sense of?

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And Claudia is getting old.
Claudia's not old! She's only 16!

....CRAP! SHE'S OLD! When did this happen? Wait, HOW OLD AM I??

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Do you want to break down in TX, or anywhere, again? We will get into this when we come over at the end of October.
Noooooooo, I don't wanna break down again. She didn't break down in Texas, that was Compass Rose. Claudia started throwing up coolant while we were in Louisiana or still in Alabama (we made the Mississippi crossing in one trip, I think, save for that time we got lost). She didn't like the hot roads at the time.

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Sorry to bring it up

BTW, Mom is right.
.............this is YOUR fault!

This whole mess can be talked about, using tiny words a dummy like me can understand, when you get here. Meanwhile I'm going to sit in a corner and pout. It feels like you're picking on my car. Don't pick on my car, that's my buddy. Can't stop anyone else from picking on her or I feel like I'll get chucked from the danged family whine whine whine complaaaaaaaaain.
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We've GOT to get you out of this state!
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We've GOT to get you out of this state!
easy there.....it'll be okay
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