Still so polarizing, which is kind of amazing unto itself.
This week’s column. Read it online here:
The most important part to remember is – don’t do the math on the weight being towed, instead it’s the GVWR – gross vehicle weight rating.
How to Backup a Trailer in 5 Steps
Thanks to my driving buddy that day, Jeremy Sinek, for helping me film! We also won the fuel economy challenge, helped by that I didn’t drive.
Here we are with a Tyranasaurs Rex.
Where the video came from.
I was there with Ford, to test trucks, their newly-refreshed F-series.
We landed in Calgary, then a 100 km-ish drive to Drumheller, dinosaur capital of the world. And a small, quiet town; news of our trip made the papers.
Dinner was in the even smaller city of Wayne.
Population 27, above is the only business.
Which is an awesome place – Last Chance Saloon.
The gentleman far right would conduct the behind-the-scenes dinosaur museum tour the following day.
The place doesn’t even get cell service, everyone’s phones went to E and it was like olden times; loved it.
At the Saloon, you BBQ your own delicious Alberta AAAA amazingness.
Or in my case: put on grill, go find help (thanks Jeff!)
(non-car nerds: this is a beast of a pick-up truck,
Ford’s crown pickup jewel that attacks all terrain)
I have off-roading footage to edit, best part of the day. And I made a video about towing, look for it Thursday.
Thanks for inviting KeriBlog.com along Ford, I had a great time.
The Solomon Curve shows the relationship between average speed and collision rates.
(collage credit: Charlotte Appel)
The fastest way to get in a crash, is to go slow.
Made the cover again.
The radio’s been locked for years since a battery failure, and the screen broke so I can’t see to enter the codes.
I have the codes because I blogged them, see:
For a while I played, “get the code before it kicks me out after 2 failed attempts”, but it got old. So I just listened to silence, then in February found that egg in the States. It’s ’As Seen on TV’, love that stuff.
The car is a ’99 Jetta.
The song is composer Philip Glass, titled La Belle & la Bête, played by Angele Dubeau & La Pieta.
(Last line reads: because unless the car is stolen out of your driveway, the thief now knows where you live and where you’re not.
Securing your car isn’t so much about making it theft-proof (that’s impossible); it’s more about making it invisible and undesirable.
24 Hours readers – you’ve met me through cars, but as a hobby around here, I blog about security, mostly online.
I defined ‘to jacknife‘ in Urban Dictionary