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Old 10-02-2018, 12:14 PM   #1
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2002 Aero Cub C215
Dry weight: 2888 (weighed in at 3180lbs when I hit the scales last night)
GVWR: 4980

Floors are solid on this thing with newer vinyl planking. Everything works and the fridge also can run off propane so I can keep 6 packs of be err soda cold while in tow.

Plans are to convert to LED lighting, maybe look into a solar set up since it already has wiring for a deep cycle battery and whatever else comes our way. Also would like a screen room on the awning

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Drove home last night from Germantown,Wi. and the truck seemed to struggle a bit not bad but we drove home around 2,000rpm and a little more. The trailer is also swaying bad. I am in full panic mode because I can't figure out how a 1/2 ton with 7100lbs tow capacity is struggling with 3000lbs. I am now questioning everything. We get home after burning close to a half than of e85 getting shit mileage and white knuckling the whole way and I stop at my parents and get out only to immediately realize what I had done. . .
When I hooked up the trailer the stabilizer jacks we're still out and I didn't even think of checking the tires once the weight was back on it. One tire was as low as 8psi and the others weren't much better. So add that to the I didn't bother buying a brake controller yet nor did I use a WD hitch list and I think I found my problem. I inflated to 40psi (tire sidewall calls for 50psi cold) and drove the last few miles home getting between 12-13mpgs on e85 through the hills on wilmot road and I didn't feel the trailer other than braking.
TCG: We know towing.

So attached are a few shit pics. I'll log mods, maint and trips in this thread and hopefully with this luckily happy ending potentially terrible experience it will serve us many years

And @emerballs and @kj I sat in this thing half the night last night drinking beer and checking for water leaks. It's good. Name:  2018_1002_10533900.jpeg
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I can't wait to shit in that toilet while KJ schools you on towing with cold beer in our hands and the fridge.
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I can't wait to shit in that toilet while KJ schools you on towing with cold beer in our hands and the fridge.
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So the pooping would happen to be taking place WHILE KJ is learning him on towing?
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So the pooping would happen to be taking place WHILE KJ is learning him on towing?
I hope KJ has printed stats and other info and not just show me on his phone
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So the pooping would happen to be taking place WHILE KJ is learning him on towing?
Yes, if the shit ends up and stays in the toilet then Bub has learned to tow....
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Yes, if the shit ends up and stays in the toilet then Bub has learned to tow....
Well played, very well played.
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How hot were those tires when you stopped? They probably all need to be replaced if you drove that far on <15 lbs.
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How hot were those tires when you stopped? They probably all need to be replaced if you drove that far on <15 lbs.
The plan is replacement since I don't know the age of them and piece of mind
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good call on the leak check last night in the fuckin monsoon

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No DOT numbers on the sidewall? Looks like a clean camper. No leaks = 👍🏻
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Looks like a perfect one. Not a tiny pop up and not a giant one.
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I gave it a quick look in the dark when I got home. I will look further today
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That's what we wanted. Something comfy with a/c but would be manageable on the road
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I laughed at the b.s. attempt to wash it. Dude could barely get into the damn thing his back was fuuuuuuucccckkked. It needs a deep scrub.
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When are you christening this thing???
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I begged like a HS kid on prom night when we got home. Mrs. Bub wasn't having it. I fear it's going to be a dry winter in dis bish
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I knew you wouldn't say next year. My MAN!
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