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Old 03-01-2010, 09:45 PM   #1
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Great picture and nice looking Wanderlodge. I see you are taking tips from Robin Williams' movie RV.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:01 PM   #4
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I wish it were me, but you see I live in Michigan. We get sand to get stuck in too, but I haven't had that opportunity.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:10 PM   #5
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Actually, it's not as funny as it seems. In the mid 70's, I volunteered for the night shift guiding arrivals to camping spaces at a festival held in a farmer's field. It had poured in late afternoon, and campers spinning their tires had dug mud ruts in a 30-yard rise in the field road enroute to the rows that were filling in. Instead of directing, the job turned into being part of a crew that pushed nearly every vehicle that arrived to the top of that rise.

The difficulty of moving each vehicle was depended on the weight/horsepower/tire loading equation. Two volunteers could push an RV about the size of that Wanderlodge to the top, and with very little effort. The pounds per square inch pressing the tires against the ground, plus the lack of excess torque would reduce the tendency to spin the tires, and helping RV's was mainly a case of conserving and maintaining their forward motion.

Camaros and other muscle cars with big V-8s that arrived floating on fat tires took six to eight volunteers to get them to the top. They pretty much spun their tires at idle in the muck, and getting them up the rise was an effort just short of picking them up by the back bumper and carrying them to the top.
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