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Old 11-28-2019, 05:13 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Theunz View Post
Before anyone runs out and removes their tailgate you might read this.
This theory has been confirmed over and over.
Itís not theory itís fact.

Moving on. I had a 7 foot 2X10 in the back of my truck coming up Fancy Gap. Itís between Nc and Va on I77. I felt a bump and looked back in the bed of my truck. The 2X10 was gone. A strong cross wind had blown it out of the bed of my truck. It didnít do any damage to my camper but that wasnít what I was worried about. Someone could have been hurt or worse. Be careful what you carry. You never know.
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Old 11-29-2019, 10:04 AM   #42
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I've seen the myth busters episode with the tailgate and I suppose it seems credible but I would guess with the high nose of my 5er behind me tailgate or not it's not going to make a difference.
I did hear a noise in the back once and checking the rearview mirror finally saw what was doing it. The plastic milk crate I use for a step stool for the aux fuel tank in the bed was being lifted up by wind currents. At the next rest stop I piled my heavy rubber wheel chucks in it and no more movement.
As for the aux tank, I have it so I can fill up locally in NY and make it all the way to VA before I need fuel and avoid costly PA, WV and MD. From there I can get to SC where the price is again low. The cost is secondary to the peace of mind knowing I have plenty of miles to work with on the road as I can do 5-600 miles on a full load.
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Old 11-29-2019, 01:54 PM   #43
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36 gal extra diesel, 60 gal extra water bladder. number or orange plastic posts. varied extra easy supply's. 06 F250 short bed.
everything of value is packed away.
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