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Old 12-13-2010, 08:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's heavy because it is thermally insulated.

That trailer was one of a set of two that U-Haul offered in the 1990's, the other was a portable BBQ. This one was the cooler (no kidding). They envisioned a family group outing at a lake where several vehicles were involved.

I used it numerous times behind our Jeep Cherokee on Dallas - Chicago roundtrips when our son was in college. It kept us from loading the roof rack and mpg was still near 20 at 65 mph (22-24 at 70) even with the vehicle crammed to the gills with three adults and all his stuff.

Get a MASTERLOCK adjustable hitch head to use it with, and angle it slightly nose-down, barely, once loaded properly for weight. It's road manners were great.

We calculated something like 365-bottles of beer when used to spec.

If you iced down vodka instead (Texas -- where, when we grew up it was legal to drink and drive so long as one was not drunk) you could have, ah, a closed loop fuel system and range extension.


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