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Postby 4123 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:28 pm

How many people have ridden inside their teardrop just to see how smooth or bumpy it rides?
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Postby 48Rob » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:41 pm

I have.

It is very smooth.

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Postby hotrod » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:13 pm

its on my list of things to do, been waiting for the right moment whenI just gotta have a break.. and let the wife drive..Ill go back and nap...
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Postby steve smoot » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:19 pm

that means you are letting the wife drive the vehicle while you in trust your life by climbing into a small metal/plywood box, with no way of escape, while she drives happy down the interstate at god only knows what speed... :worship:

I don't think so...
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Postby legojenn » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:30 pm

I'd do it if I could teach my dogs to drive. They aren't interested, though they like sitting in the front seats.

Cats can drive, at least Toonces could when Dana Carvey was on Saturday Night Live, but I wouldn't feel safe in a trailer towed by a car driven by a cat.

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Postby madjack » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:18 pm

...keep in mind, it is probably illegal to do so...so if you do, don't tell anyone :MLAS :shhh: :roll:
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Postby john curtis » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:19 pm

Very ilegal to ride in a trailer of any type in Alberta Canada.But not ilegal to ride in truck mounted camper.
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Postby dovaka » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:02 am

i plan on it once i finish building it to see how bouncy my axle is
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Postby starleen2 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:17 am

Nope - once sealed up - it's impossible to get in or out until you raise the hatch(unless you want to go through the Ac Port!)
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Postby TPMcGinty » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:54 am

I tried to convince my dog to drive the truck while I rode in back. He didn't wasn't interested. I'd like to try but haven't had a chance.
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Postby 48Rob » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:08 am

It probably is illegal, but more importantly, could be pretty bad for your health if napping/long term riding is the goal.

Lot of exhaust from the tow vehicle can find its way into the tear... least thats what I remember most from my "ride".
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Postby Arne » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:20 am

I think I'll pass.. I have a 2,000# axle, and the t/d weighs 1,100#.. and some of the smaller things do get bounced around,, but most stay in place... so, I'll save my teeth.....

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Postby planovet » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:33 am

Funny how the laws in different states are.

Several states allow riding in truck campers and fifth wheel trailers but not other travel trailers.

In Iowa, riding is legal but not recommended in fifth-wheel trailers and travel trailers.

In South Dakota riding is allowed in fifth-wheel trailers only with two-way communication.

In Oregon passengers are allowed in fifth-wheel trailers if the trailer is equipped with the following: All windows are made of safety glazing materials; an auditory or visual signaling device that passengers can use to gain the attention of the motor-vehicle driver towing the vehicle; and at least one unobstructed exit capable of being opened from both the interior and exterior of the vehicle.

In Wisconsin riding is allowed in fifth-wheel trailers, but no one under age 12 unless accompanied by a person 16 or older; trailer must be equipped with a two-way voice communication between driver and occupant(s).

Texas highway laws prohibit passengers from riding in any towed travel trailer.

If you are just checking out the ride, then it should not be a problem. But I would not recommend it on a regular basis. Just don't get caught :lol:
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Postby Randy G » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:55 pm

I say ditto with Arne. Judging from the looks of the eggs that we had in the cooler for the trip to the camp ground. A 2000 lb axle for a 600 lb trailer would leave a person pretty beatup.
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Postby len19070 » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:13 am

Riding in the trailer to the Parks entrance gate used to be one of the high points of my kids trip.

I would always take the long way out.

They would get all bounced around from the dirt road ride.

I'd open the door when we got to the gate and they would be all laughing, acting dizzy and would talk about it all the way home.

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