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Fly-Ins are excuses for pilots to go somewhere and eat. Airplanes. Food. What else could you ask for? Know of an upcoming fly-in? A great $100 hamburger? Don't keep it a secret. Share it here!

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Re: Lunch At KGMU Dec 4

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Re: Lunch At KGMU Dec 4

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Re: Lunch At KGMU Dec 4

Postby FastEddieB » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:10 pm

Love to, but Karen and I are in Peru, on the way home from London.
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Re: Lunch At KGMU Dec 4

Postby FastEddieB » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:11 pm

Indiana and Ontario, if you were wondering! 8)
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Re: Lunch At KGMU Dec 4

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Re: Lunch At KGMU Dec 4

Postby drseti » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:48 pm

FastEddieB wrote:Love to, but Karen and I are in Peru, on the way home from London.


Are you geographically challenged much, Eddie?
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Re: Lunch At KGMU Dec 4

Postby Nomore767 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:52 pm

Sorry Jim can't make this one!

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Re: Lunch At KGMU Dec 4

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Re: Lunch At KGMU Dec 4

Postby FastEddieB » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:04 pm

SportPilot wrote:Flying or driving?


Driving.

Mods got done to the receiver on our Flex at a dealer in London, to better tow our travel trailer.

In Peru now, headed the rest of the way home tomorrow.
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Re: Lunch At KGMU Dec 4

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Re: Lunch At KGMU Dec 4

Postby Nomore767 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:21 pm

SportPilot wrote:Are you home Christmas week? I may fly the Lake Norman SkyCatcher Tuesday. Depends on the weather and availability, of course.


I'll keep that in mind, let's see what the weather does too?

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Re: Lunch At KGMU Dec 4

Postby FastEddieB » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:28 am

SportPilot wrote:Maybe you need an Equalizer hitch. They work great.


Hijack alert!

Our Ford Flex tow limits are 4,500 lb total (with weight distribution) and 450 lb tongue weight.

Our CampLite 21BHS advertised 3,499 lbs empty and 440 lbs tongue weight - the basis on which we thought the Flex would make a good tow vehicle.

The shop in London, CanAm RV, specializes in setting up smaller cars to tow larger trailers. I had consulted with them in selecting the EAZLift hitch and Husky sway control.

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Had the rig out on several long trips and it tows very well. The EcoBoost V6 has 365 hp, so power's not a problem.

Got everything tweaked just so for a pretty level setup:

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When we finally got around to weighing our trailer loaded, the trailer was at 4,480 lbs (whew!).

But the tongue weight was 624 lbs, way over the 450 limit.

Andy at CanAm said the Flex could easily handle that if the receiver was reinforced - the limit was due to the receiver just attaching to the unit construction rear with insufficient support.

Anyway, they've done hundreds of Flex's, and we were headed to Indiana anyway, and we like to road trip, so London it was!

Photos of the reinforcement to follow.
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Re: Lunch At KGMU Dec 4

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Before:

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After:

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The kind of thing they specialize in:

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And a pretty cool front desk!

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Re: Lunch At KGMU Dec 4

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