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Old 02-05-2014, 11:09 PM   #331
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........ Saw some horrible icy roads and winds travelling Hwy 52 up into St. Paul, MN. There was another rv hauler in front of me and I saw his tailgate on more than one occassion due to the winds blowing his trailer around.
Greenenvy1, drive safe!

We have had some really nasty weather here in the Twin Cities and throughout the state. COLD, snowy and a lot of wind. Not sure what day you drove through St. Paul, but I recall last Friday morning we had mid 20’s and 6 inches of snow, that night it was -10 deg F. We had a lot of ice for the next few days as none of the typical chemicals touch the ice in that weather. About two weeks ago I was caught in a ground blizzard, on I-90. It was rough travels in an SUV, could not imagine what it would be like towing a trailer.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:49 AM   #332
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its a 6.0l ford as well, not the greatest of them
yup, we harassed him pretty good on the CB on day long! That poor truck has been through about 5 drives in the past year and this guy seems to have it running good. IIRC it's been a rv hauler since brand new.

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Greenenvy1, drive safe!

We have had some really nasty weather here in the Twin Cities and throughout the state. COLD, snowy and a lot of wind. Not sure what day you drove through St. Paul, but I recall last Friday morning we had mid 20’s and 6 inches of snow, that night it was -10 deg F. We had a lot of ice for the next few days as none of the typical chemicals touch the ice in that weather. About two weeks ago I was caught in a ground blizzard, on I-90. It was rough travels in an SUV, could not imagine what it would be like towing a trailer.
I drove through on the day the airport reported 6.4" of snow during the morning commute....last Thursday I believe. SOme sections of the 52 leading in towards the airport made me tense up pretty good i'll say that. You are correct in saying the Twin Cities has been hit alot this winter...always seems bad running through there this winter.
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I just read through the entire thread and enjoyed it very much. This is something that I have kicked around for a while and maybe someday I'll do it a bit.
I just traded in my 27 ft 5th wheel rear kitchen for a 38 ft Jayco and was amazed at how much better it tows.
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Just curious. Since you are being paid to tow, doesn't that require a CDL?
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Just curious. Since you are being paid to tow, doesn't that require a CDL?
Not as a Canadian. My Nova Scotia driver's licence covers me up to 31,680 lbs private or commercially. In the USA i believe you don't need a CDL unless over 26,001 lbs.....i'm not certain on that though. Have not been in a situation with an RV putting me into that range yet. Closest was in the 24,000 range.
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Just finished reading this entire thread. It's more addictive than spider solitaire! I've been reading this blog for about 3 months, now, and can't believe I've never noticed it before. Glad it finally caught my eye. Have enjoyed your posts very much and will now follow more closely. I enjoy driving, but I sure couldn't do it in the weather conditions you've faced the last two winters. My hat is off to you. Keep up the good work, and travel safe!
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It is a great thread. Our forum has a little bit of everything!
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Thanks guys!
Been back from last trip since tuesday but have been too lazy to post details. Maybe tomorrow but gotta service the transmission, oil change, etc before i leave again on Sunday.
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Greenenvy1 take it easy while you can. Glad you are not traveling through the twin cities for the next few days as it is going to be nasty again for a few days.
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Greenenvy1 take it easy while you can. Glad you are not traveling through the twin cities for the next few days as it is going to be nasty again for a few days.
What's with that place??? Always seems to be garbage weather through there this winter. Actually from there all the way to Fargo, ND has been sketchy.
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