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Old 08-12-2017, 08:04 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Cardboard in front of your radiator so you can actually get heat if it's that cold.
I've never done this and never had a problem getting my vehicles' interiors to heat up, even below -50. Maybe it's a much older vehicle thing?
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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I've never done this and never had a problem getting my vehicles' interiors to heat up, even below -50. Maybe it's a much older vehicle thing?
I just zip tie a piece of cardboard up because everyone else does it. You're not really cool in the winter without some cardboard attached to the front of your car. You get bonus points if it's painted with some cool slogan or color.

I always hit the frost heaves around destruction bay at full speed. I don't have time to mess around. I like to think its kind of fun and not damaging my car. The one time I was pulling my 40' 5th wheel trailer through there I hit a couple of the bad ones at full speed. Trailer kept pulling just fine and I kept driving. When I stopped, my wooden dining room table was completely broken, the closet doors also broke, and the trailer looked like a bomb went off inside. Luckily the U.S Customs wanted to check my trailer for bananas and citrus fruit and alerted me to the damage.

Riceme, I wonder if the picture of the bent trailer hitch only bent because it was just a flat steel bar. Would square steel tubing on a regular hitch fare better?
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I've never done this and never had a problem getting my vehicles' interiors to heat up, even below -50. Maybe it's a much older vehicle thing?
One time driving up the Alcan it was cold. Like 40 degrees below zero cold. We could NOT get the car to get warm. So I tore the covers off The Milepost | Since 1949, The Bible of North Country Travel and put them over the grill. And that let the car stay warm enough that the defrosters could keep about 1/2 the window frost free so we could see out.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:55 AM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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One time driving up the Alcan it was cold. Like 40 degrees below zero cold. We could NOT get the car to get warm. So I tore the covers off The Milepost | Since 1949, The Bible of North Country Travel and put them over the grill. And that let the car stay warm enough that the defrosters could keep about 1/2 the window frost free so we could see out.
I live where -40 is normal, though. Dunno, maybe I've just been lucky with my vehicles' manufacture.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:57 AM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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You get bonus points if it's painted with some cool slogan or color.
"no borough"
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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"no borough"
I think that's what I'm going with painted on the cardboard this year, then I'd really fit in in my town .

I honestly don't know if the cardboard helps or not. I just figure it doesn't hurt anything when it's that cold.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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I just zip tie a piece of cardboard up because everyone else does it. You're not really cool in the winter without some cardboard attached to the front of your car. You get bonus points if it's painted with some cool slogan or color.
^Obviously from North Pole. I kid, I kid! I have family in NP!

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Riceme, I wonder if the picture of the bent trailer hitch only bent because it was just a flat steel bar. Would square steel tubing on a regular hitch fare better?
Oh, for sure. Funny part is that this guy is a welder at Usibelli.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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I think that's what I'm going with painted on the cardboard this year, then I'd really fit in in my town .

I honestly don't know if the cardboard helps or not. I just figure it doesn't hurt anything when it's that cold.
I think you need to do it in a reflective material, backwards, like an amb-uh-lance, so that when someone looks in their rearview mirror at you it says, "NO BOROUGH"


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Old 08-13-2017, 02:38 AM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Or possibly that citation Sovereign Citizens put on their cars in lieu of licence plates, until they get impounded
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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I like the way you think.
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