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read the article
Andy states that a trep and an airstream trailer ie 10,000 lbs have only 80 lbs air resistance when being towed
An explorer has, by itself more wind resistance than that alone !!!
maybe Andy is the Gallieo of the towing world !
having applied scientific testing and reasoning to the towing world for decades.
remember what happened to Galleio in the midde ages
when he disturbed "THOSE WHO KNEW BETTER"
he was flammed at the stake much as Andy is know
but read Andy's and look at the pic's
over 60,000 miles towing 10,000lbs trailer !!!
I love tounge in cheek
The legendary 1994 Chrysler Intreped that Can Am used for many years has been mentioned a few times in different threads. I was going through a newsletter and saw this article. This is the notorious Intripid at a test track negotiating a slolam run with a big A-S in tow. Here are the highlights.
The Intrepid is used to demo large Airstreams over 90% of its driving time.
It has over 60,000 miles of towing on it.
Few problems developed as a result of towing.
It went through the slalom faster than a Suburban or a Blazer. Note that this Intrepid towing a 34' A-S went through the slalom almost as fast as some vehicles did solo.
Options were a custom hitch & HENSLEY, transmission cooler and brake controller.
3.5 V6 front wheel drive ( weight on drive wheels) proved to be a success.
This won't appeal to everyone but does illustrate the capabilities.
JD1 has attached this image: