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Boucher

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The OVS 270, the awning I wanted
Amazon knockoff, the awning I could afford lol

I hope I can see your OVS awning. I’m curious of the differences
I'm working on planning a trip to West Va sometime this spring... its in the infant stage as work schedules may be keeping working out of Florida for a bit, I will let you know details
 

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I'm working on planning a trip to West Va sometime this spring... its in the infant stage as work schedules may be keeping working out of Florida for a bit, I will let you know details
Sounds great, I am still planning to do 3 days in VA in April involving section 3 of MABDR and Flagpole Knob
 
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Lanlubber

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last thing i bought was a swing out hitch carrier for extra fuel.
it looked a lot different on the seller's website....:expressionless:

but on the bright side...i bet it deters tailgating! :grinning:

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I know everyone does it but think back a few years ago when Ralph Nader got the Ford Pinto manufacturing banned for so called un-safe gas tanks. I guess I'm still brainwashed about having gas tanks so vulnerable to rear end collisions. I'd like to hear other opinions on carrying gas tanks on the rear bumper and other options.
As a side note I just purchased 2 new jerry cans and havent decided where to put them for safe transport.
 

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I know everyone does it but think back a few years ago when Ralph Nader got the Ford Pinto manufacturing banned for so called un-safe gas tanks. I guess I'm still brainwashed about having gas tanks so vulnerable to rear end collisions. I'd like to hear other opinions on carrying gas tanks on the rear bumper and other options.
As a side note I just purchased 2 new jerry cans and havent decided where to put them for safe transport.
Having had my XJ rear ended more than once, that has always been a concern. At least get them up high enough that most cars would hit underneath them. The van that hit last time was pretty tall.
 

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I know everyone does it but think back a few years ago when Ralph Nader got the Ford Pinto manufacturing banned for so called un-safe gas tanks. I guess I'm still brainwashed about having gas tanks so vulnerable to rear end collisions. I'd like to hear other opinions on carrying gas tanks on the rear bumper and other options.
As a side note I just purchased 2 new jerry cans and havent decided where to put them for safe transport.
ha! my first car was a '76 pinto....i'm used to living dangerously!

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I know everyone does it but think back a few years ago when Ralph Nader got the Ford Pinto manufacturing banned for so called un-safe gas tanks. I guess I'm still brainwashed about having gas tanks so vulnerable to rear end collisions. I'd like to hear other opinions on carrying gas tanks on the rear bumper and other options.
As a side note I just purchased 2 new jerry cans and havent decided where to put them for safe transport.
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Lanlubber

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Having had my XJ rear ended more than once, that has always been a concern. At least get them up high enough that most cars would hit underneath them. The van that hit last time was pretty tall.
I appreciate your input. Were you pulling your trailer when you were rear ended ?
 

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The first car I legally drove on the highway was a 76 Pinto wagon. I had been driving for 4 years at that point.
yeah, those pintos weren't exactly "chick magnets"...
but on the flipside...if a girl was dating me and riding in my pinto, i knew she wasn't dating me for my car :grinning:
 

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I appreciate your input. Were you pulling your trailer when you were rear ended ?
No, my son in law was using my Jeep. He was stopped at a light and a plumbers van hit him from the rear. It totaled the van. My bumper did a number on him. He got my signals and the hatch. His insurance paid $2400. I fixed it for $300.

I have my trailer insured on an agreed price of $20k.
 

Lanlubber

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The first car I legally drove on the highway was a 76 Pinto wagon. I had been driving for 4 years at that point.
My first car to drive was a 1931 model A Ford coup. I was 12 at the time and it was 16. I didn't know it had 3 forward gears so I drove it in whatever gear I could find.
 
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Lanlubber

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No, my son in law was using my Jeep. He was stopped at a light and a plumbers van hit him from the rear. It totaled the van. My bumper did a number on him. He got my signals and the hatch. His insurance paid $2400. I fixed it for $300.

I have my trailer insured on an agreed price of $20k.
Your trailer is worth every cent of that. BTW did your SIL get any whip lash from that accident ? If not he was a lucky man !