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Old 01-08-2008, 11:58 PM   #15
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I'm just about hopeless at backung up, I make Dave do it all. Maybe I will get better at it with the longer trailer!

Here are the pictures. It's a gorgeous trailer. I have been in a LOT of trailers at different rallys, and although many of them were beautifully done, I usually don't have any desire to own them. I am always happy to come home to my cozy Caravel, which has always felt like home.

However, this one turned my head from the first time I sat in it finished. It is just super nice and everything you could want for two people and a dog or two. Bed in front with storage under, side dinette, lots of kitchen space, nice bathroom with a tub. A couple closets. Big windows. He even polished it. It's just plain slick.







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Old 01-09-2008, 12:14 AM   #16
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Wow, I'm impressed. Beautiful interior.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:42 AM   #17
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congrats stef!

i suspected it was darol's tw...

that is ONE SWEET tralier!

i tried to get him to see it to me, but he wanted mine AND some cash.

he really really does a great job or these rehabs.

of course that's partly because he knows how to pick the best project trailers.

and the other nice thing is he's AT the rallies if any issues develop

you'll love this one and i think the towing will be ok UNLESS you load it with too much stuff!

since it's so shiny it should tow easier!

is he gonna throw in the pontiac too?

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Old 01-09-2008, 12:44 AM   #18
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you'll love this one and i think the towing will be ok UNLESS you load it with too much stuff!
Never! After 5 years in a Caravel, we're experts at packing light!
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Has anyone else here gone from a little trailer to a big one, and how did you like it. Any regrets?
The only regret I ever had was not doing it sooner! Looks like a beauty, congrats!
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Congrats Stef! Darol's TW is a gorgeous trailer. Here's hoping your little Caravel finds a loving home.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:15 AM   #21
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Wow! I love'd that trailer at BB! Glad it found a "local" home - can't wait to see it again. I'm sure you won't notice the backing... Chris, Gary and the gang will light the way at night.... : > Oh yeah, YOU arrive during the day. Hee Hee!

About the van. I think you have the 5.4 L, so size wise you should be ok. Which gears? If you have a 3.2 or so, I'd think about going up to a 3.7 or 3.9 (I'm not sure what Ford uses). I have a 3.9 in my Dodge, and it tows great. I wouldn't go to a 4.11, it turns too fast. Good time for the ol limited slip too.

Of course, ditch the van and get a newer Dodge Magnum, or Charger, and you'd be styling. I'm sure you're right around #4000, not too heavy I think.
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I'd love to pull with a Magnum, those are slick! Yup, you're right on about the weight, just under 4k.

Melody - LOL!

Here's a couple more pics. I believe someone could talk Darol out of the Pontiac too if they wanted a nice vintage tow vehicle, and believe me, it IS nice!
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I'd love to pull with a Magnum, those are slick! Yup, you're right on about the weight, just under 4k.

Melody - LOL!

Here's a couple more pics. I believe someone could talk Darol out of the Pontiac too if they wanted a nice vintage tow vehicle, and believe me, it IS nice!
Stephanie,

That trailer is an absolute beauty and it and the Pontiac are made for each other. (not that I am biased toward old Pontiac TV's in any way - nope, not me)

Can you imagine how proud you guys and the pups would be tooling down the highway with that trailer behind you guys in your Pontiac? Is it a '62?

I'd be blowing the van away pronto and making a deal - or heck, Darol may just be interested in a trade, but he'd know that both the trailer and the Pontiac were going to a loving home.

Separating them is like, well, I don't know, like separating twins at birth or something...........

IMH and unbiased O at least

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The pontiac's a beauty, no doubt, and way too nice to have a pack of dogs travelling in! Plus Dave has put his foot down about vintage tow vehicles. He doesn't mind the vintage trailer, but he wants to tow with something a bit more..well, I hate to say it, since we tow with a Ford..reliable

Though in reality that Pontiac is probably more reliable than our van! Dave's concept of vintage vehicles comes from years of experience with our less-than-realiable mustang projects.
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Besides all that, I've had the Pontiac for almost 34 years (2nd owner) and I plan to be buried in it. Darol
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Steph,

I vote you keep the Caravel and buy the TW! Your Caravel is sweet... besides if you get a bigger trailer, and if Chris continues to look and winds up with a bigger trailer... our Bambi will think all her "sisters" have left her!

However, Darol gave me tour of the TW and it is a very nice trailer! Some decisions in life are just so hard....

Hey, if you are in the buying mood, Don says he will sell the 33 Chevy coupe!

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