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Old 11-18-2008, 10:17 PM   #1
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Lee Iacocca Tows Airstream with Bicycle 2001

I found this in a January 2001 RV Business magazine.

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Old 11-19-2008, 04:21 AM   #2
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I find it curious that the photo is reversed. Wonder what that is all about.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:26 AM   #3
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I think Lee needs to get a drop hitch. That trailer tongue seems a bit high for that hitch.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:29 AM   #4
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Yea, and I also see no equilizer bars....he could have a very dangerous situation with insufficent load on the front axle, and loose control!

And that doesn't even begin to address sway control!
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I sure hope his running gear are balanced. Towing with a bicycle with unbalanced running gear could lead to disastrous results.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:20 AM   #6
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At the 1999 Ralley in dayton (Wright Pat airforce bace/ wright state univ)

I was with a group of guys that had a bicycle fitted with a hitch. 1 gentlemen Hooked his trailer to the bike, I think it was a flying cloud?
he towed it down the run way. I recorded the footage from that. It was the same unit he had there to camp in.

If I didnt witness it I may not have beleived it. I became good friends with them, they where the most intresting group of guys, some of them where from the same unit I belong to, and some from the tin can tourists I think.

The hardest part was getting the whole rig rolling. Once it was going, it went fine.
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Maintaining tire pressure on TV is very important. I'd recommend the PressurePro for this set-up.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:39 PM   #8
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I can't tell from the picture, are they Bendix or hand brakes? Neither would function as a controller for the trailer brakes. A real risk by today's standards.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:52 PM   #9
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Talking E bike

Thats an electric bike and it's my guess the trailer brakes are wired into the controller - most likely it's a regenerative system that charges the battery when the brakes are applied. If so, then when you apply the brakes, the system voltage increases causing the unit to increase speed - sorta like perpetual motion
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I find it curious that the photo is reversed. Wonder what that is all about.

I think that was the only way they could get the door on the curb side!!

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I find it curious that the photo is reversed. Wonder what that is all about.
They reversed, I'm guessing, in order to not duplicate the Airstream trade mark. Just a guess.
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That bike was so successful, everybody has one now.

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Looks to me like it is riding a little low on the axle
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Ironic that he was thinking bikes instead of cars.
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