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Old 10-11-2007, 05:21 AM   #15
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Hey Janet, Argosys are cool. This thing could be very cool if someone with taste would get it and restore it to sanity. Too much....way too much! Probably aren't any purple accents left in the outside world after this thing was done.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:27 AM   #16
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First thought I had was what's up with the colors? Looks like one of my grandaughters decorated this thing!
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:49 AM   #17
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... I'm sure "Hello Kitty" is hiding in there somewhere...
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To me, it looks like Hello Kitty blew up in there
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:35 AM   #18
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Just think of all the original beautiful wood that is under all that ugly paint. Really cool trailer, though.

I just realized that the slimp wheel is used while towing to take weight off the hitch and the bumper of the car.
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:42 AM   #19
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Ah! Finally. An on topic post. Yeah, that be it.
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:56 AM   #20
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The interior reminds me of a line from Burt Reynolds in one of his comedy movies after he tried to commit suicide by taking a whole bottle of pills and washing them down with what turned out to be sour milk, "It looks like Walt Disney threw up" in there.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:04 AM   #21
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The interior reminds me of a line from Burt Reynolds in one of his comedy movies after he tried to commit suicide by taking a whole bottle of pills and washing them down with what turned out to be sour milk, "It looks like Walt Disney threw up" in there.
OK, that made me laugh out loud!
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:56 AM   #22
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To each his own.....

I think some women like that decor.............if they were a blind clown!!!!!!

Very cool trailer...making curtains for all of those round windows, to keep the morning sun out would be a pain.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:43 AM   #23
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By the looks of the crazy wheel under the A frame it was designed to carry some of the weight???

I thought Lucy's trailer was a New Moon?
Slimp wheels were popular in the 50's to alleviate the weight of heavy trailers from the TV. This is the early version of WDH. The 1952 photo shows me connecting our family trailer to our version of a 'slimp' wheel which was a dolly with an axle between two wheels. A small version of a big rig tandem trailer dolly between two trailers. I wish we had the slimp wheel kind because it was impossible to back the trailer with ours. We started our journey in Michigan for California on RTE 66 with out a dolly. Dad finally had to purchase the dolly in Texas because the heavy 26' trailer was pulling the back of the Nash apart.

The Long Long Trailer was a New Moon which was a popular park model trailer then. It definitely was not for casual traveling....especially towing with a '54 Mercury. It, however, made for a good movie.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:50 AM   #24
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Can't remember if they called it a "slimp wheel" in the movie, "The Long, Long Trailer", but I don't think they did. I don't remember them calling it a dolly either but I could be wrong about that.
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:11 PM   #25
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When I was a boy, there was a VW Beetle parked with about a 24' SOB trailer, and a STEEL slimp wheel! It looked like a romance between a Rottweiler and a Teacup Poodle!

Look at the drawbar on the thing, if you can drag your eyes away from the wheel! It looks like it was modified, bent, had metal welded on, bent more, and had more metal welded on!
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:05 AM   #26
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Hmmm...the original listing is "no longer available" - like it was yanked.

When you click on the link in Post #1, it comes up as "Invalid Item". It's also not able to be located in "Completed Auctions" like if it sold or didn't reach reserve.

But - have no fear...it's back: vintage trailer AIRFLOAT like a lost in space airstream but this time it's "Lost in Space" instead of "I Love Lucy"

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Old 10-19-2007, 10:38 AM   #27
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