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Old 03-03-2016, 12:23 AM   #15
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Lucy rode in her's while Ricky drove and tried to cook diner on the road. Disaster.

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The Long Trailer!! Yep, I remember it!
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:28 AM   #16
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Our cat hated being crated to ride in the truck, so he tried to hide when he saw us closing up. Once, we only had a 6 mile trip, so we let him stay in the fiver. He was traumatized when we got to our destination, so I would say no.
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First it is NOT legal in all states.

Second, it should make no difference. This is a classic case of what is LEGAL and what is smart. It might be a good place for your mother-in-law to ride, but not a place for anybody to ride if you hope they arrive alive!!

The ONLY legitimate reason I ever heard of to ride in any TT or 5er was a guy who took a 5 mile ride to see how rough it rode and why all kinds of stuff shifted during travel.
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First it is NOT legal in all states.

Second, it should make no difference. This is a classic case of what is LEGAL and what is smart. It might be a good place for your mother-in-law to ride, but not a place for anybody to ride if you hope they arrive alive!!

The ONLY legitimate reason I ever heard of to ride in any TT or 5er was a guy who took a 5 mile ride to see how rough it rode and why all kinds of stuff shifted during travel.
that's the best answer IMO!
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Lucy rode in her's while Ricky drove and tried to cook diner on the road. Disaster.

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You beat me to it with "The Long, Long Trailer" reference.
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Only did it a couple of times on short trips, but our 3 poochies loved the trailer ride. The beagle takes the bed, Schnauzer & Yorkie were asleep on the couch. All were happy and arrived alive.
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Do 5ers have shock absorbers on the suspension? If they do, the ride wouldn't be too uncomfortable, but it's not something I'd consider. TT's generally don't have shocks.
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If this is a possible solution to having room for everyone with a 4-door truck rather than a 'Burb/Expy, I suggest that you find someone with a fiver and ask them if it would be possible for you to ride in the trailer for a short distance----you will soon have your answer.
As to the tow vehicle in your other thread--has anyone suggested a 3/4 or 1 ton VAN to tow a TT? That ought to get your weight problems somewhat solved.
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Short answer: NO! Doesn't matter if it's legal or not, it's not safe.

I rode in our 5-r from a campsite to the CG dump station once, just to see what it was like. That was enough to convince me no living creature should ride in it.

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Back in the sixties, we knew a family that lost 3 of their 5 kids in a traffic accident. All three were riding in the camp trailer, mom/dad and the two youngest were in the pickup and sustained no injuries. I think it's a bad idea.
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They put seat belts in 5er's, right? You're towing with someone in the camper and have to stop suddenly. Something bad is going to happen to the occupants of the trailer. Being in a tow vehicle with seat belts and air bags to protect you. Your trailer has all kinds of edges to help you decelerate.
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Lucy rode in her's while Ricky drove and tried to cook diner on the road. Disaster.

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Good one Bob

We show "the long long trailer" every summer at some point on the big screen while camping and people from across the campground join us for a laugh.

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No way I would chance it.
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In Texas, I think it is still legal..........but I tried it years ago in 5th W, on 281 heading north out of San Antonio. It was before cell phones and such, I was glad when mama pulled over and let me out. If you think you are gonna read or sleep going down the road, think again.JMHO
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