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Old 03-02-2007, 10:45 AM   #57
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Finally, my kind of thread....

I was heading down the same road of thought looking for an older wagon as a TV, then stumbled across this baby for DIRT cheap.

haven't actually towed with it yet, but really like it.

we bought it with the intention of only using it as a TV, then my wife started driving it and can't give it up!
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:50 PM   #58
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I hope to have this ride up to the job of towing my Overlander.

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Old 03-03-2007, 10:22 PM   #59
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I thought you might enjoy these old gas stations and gas pumps. I know for me at least this brought back a lot of memories.

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Old 03-07-2007, 03:16 PM   #60
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Just thought I'd mention that I put a buddies 1966 Impala 9 passenger wagon in the tow vehicles for sale section today. It's a beauty, completely restored, and I'm sad to see him sell it. The upside is he's got a 1935 Ford that's beautiful he tows with and he also has a 1954 Ford 8 passenger wagon he has done a restoration on. He is going to increase engine size with a fresh 390 and use it as his primary tow vehicle. And the upside of all of this is he's sold the Award trailer (still has the 17' Boler) and is actively searching for a fifties 22' Safari. We will gain another forum member and I'll have a companion trailer when we go camping. Life is very good!
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:50 AM   #61
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When I was a kid, my folks towed their 22 foot Scamper with a 1968 98 Olds did a fine job power wise, but I remember sitting on the side of the road a few times with both car and dad boiling over, until he finally got the proper cooling equipment installed and then had no more trouble-I sure wish I had that car now for my 25 foot Trade Wind-oh well, some day- Happy travels.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:10 AM   #62
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73 Chrysler Town and Country Station Wagon

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Hi guys,

I just finished watching Barrett-Jackson and it got me longing for a 1960s or early 70s stationwagon. I was just wondering if a full-sized stationwagon of this era would be able to pull a 31 foot Airstream? Let me know what your thought s are?

Rod
I had a 9 passenger Town and Country, 440 ci engine, 3 speed auto trans, rode like a dream, just huge inside, room for the kids and lots of camping gear...I would not have any doubts that it would pull most, if not all AS's. That 440 produced a lot of HP and torque.. The engine size is comparable to GMC 454 and Fords 460 ci that are still used today in motorhomes.
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:23 AM   #63
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Wow
This is great reading the old stories.
C31, yours are really setting me back in time.

That Lincoln and Falcon photo says a ton...
Cars were built like trucks.
Guess we never imagined it would go away.
How did we make it without AC?

After our Pontiac Safari clamshell we moved 'up' to a 1988 Buick with the woodgrain, that has a dog of a 307 Olds, it will not pull a fat girl off a tricycle!
It is my work car these days.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:06 PM   #64
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My folks used to tow their 34 foot Holiday Rambler trailer with their 1966 Dodge Polara wagon with a 440 V8 and factory towing package with no problems! Recently I saw a 1976 Chrysler Town & Country wagon on E-bay with a 440 and trailer towing package, and I was sorely tempted, as I am now in the market for a tow vehicle for both my recently acquired 31 foot 1976 Sovereign as well as a boat ...
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:44 AM   #65
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Our family used Chryslers and Cadillacs from 1966 onwards through the 1980's. The Chryslers were the much better tow vehicle. No other manufacturer made such a good handling big car, and none could match the drivetrain.

Yeah, I'd love to have a 66-71 Chrysler Town & Country with a few modern upgrades.
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:06 AM   #66
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This is what I lug my Airstream with.

Got to stick with tradition.

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Old 12-07-2007, 12:25 PM   #67
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This is what I lug my Airstream with.

Got to stick with tradition.

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Hey Larry

I love your combo. Look forward to crossing paths soon. TCT in Deming or one of the PNW Forums events are likely for us this coming year.

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Old 06-30-2008, 04:23 PM   #68
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Wow! I never thought this post would become so popular. I have settled for a 1978 F350 as my Tow Vehicle for now, but I'm always keeping my eyes open for a sweet vintage wagon (if I can covince the wife). Keep the posts and pics coming!

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Old 09-05-2009, 04:55 PM   #69
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Update!!!

I've kept my eyes open and I may have found my vintage wagon tow vehicle - a 1969 Mercury Marquis Colony Park. It is white with wood panelling, black vinyl int., power windows, front disc brakes, 6 passenger, with a 429 big block and no A/C. I am buying it from the second owner (who bought it back in 1970 - WOW). I was told by the son (who is selling the car for his dad) that they used to tow their trailer and their boat with this wagon all the time. I want to pull my 1986 29' Sovereign with it, do you think I could? Anything you would suggest for making it a great tow vehicle?

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Old 09-05-2009, 05:07 PM   #70
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make sure you use oils designed for older vehicles that has a zinc level that is higher than the new oils on the shelf.

sounds like a great car. do you know what the rear gear ratio is?
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