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Old 03-22-2014, 02:53 PM   #43
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Here is the way one company tested thier new smaller buses



The Minotour is so strong and durable that we parked our 18,000-pound Type D bus on its roof-without extra reinforcement. Its steel cage construction and one-piece, skirt-to-skirt steel rafter held up so well that all its windows and doors still opened easily without binding.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:14 PM   #44
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You know you have a Wanderlodge when climbing a grade. Slow process, safety weighs.
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I have a Monaco and love it, but in an accident I'd sure rather be in a Wanderlodge. We hit a deer last week and it did $15k of damage to our RV. Smashed up the front cap badly.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:54 AM   #46
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This is why I drive and old Gas powered motorhome that won't let me fall asleep at the wheel....
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:32 AM   #47
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You guys got to be kidding! There is nothing safe about driving these rigs down the road at 60-70 mph! Have any of you ever seem one built, the walls are made paper thin out of aluminium, wood and Filon in one piece front to back with fibre glass caps on the ends, standing 12' or better it's like driving a cereal box down the road. Sure they have added safety and avoidance equipment over the years but it doesn't make much difference in a head on or roll over! They don't break up to absorb energy they break up because thee is no integrity to the structor of them otherwise they would have a roll cage or something inside to stop them from completely being destroyed!

As for the OP statement about that's why he has a WL is no different then saying after hearing about a 100 car pile up on the highway during a snow storm " that's why I don't drive in bad weather" or "why I don't live in tornado alley" or " why I don't drive a smart car or motorcycle".

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Smart cars did better in crash tests than some full size cars I wouldnt want to be in an accident in anything.Period. But we do enjoy our Smartcar. And yes we stay awake and look out for the other guys We have a Cadillac Deville and I wouldnt want to be in an accident with it either. But Smarts only weigh 1850 lbs and make for a much easier tow. Like motorcycles you have to pay attention to your surroundings and what some other fool might do. Buying a smart is a personal choice. Their great for around town and short trips. Thats what their made for. No their not comfortable for long road trips, but then again their not made for that..
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Smart cars did better in crash tests than some full size cars I wouldnt want to be in an accident in anything.Period. But we do enjoy our Smartcar. And yes we stay awake and look out for the other guys We have a Cadillac Deville and I wouldnt want to be in an accident with it either. But Smarts only weigh 1850 lbs and make for a much easier tow. Like motorcycles you have to pay attention to your surroundings and what some other fool might do. Buying a smart is a personal choice. Their great for around town and short trips. Thats what their made for. No their not comfortable for long road trips, but then again their not made for that..
I'm not against Smart cars, was just saying that people say stuff like that as an example.
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I'm against Smart Cars! They are an affront to everything I stand for...
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I'm against Smart Cars! They are an affront to everything I stand for...
Everything? Really...
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Let's circle back, folks. This thread isn't about smart cars.

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