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Old 07-28-2008, 08:04 PM   #15
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My first car was a 1960 Bug. No AC in Arizona was a challange, maybe it was cooler back then...
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My first car was a 1960 Bug. No AC in Arizona was a challange, maybe it was cooler back then...
The car, or Arizona?
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My 73 super beetle had factory air - it worked ok....Have had a number of VW's - Karman Ghia, Rabbit, Dasher and a Rabbit convertible...

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Old 07-28-2008, 09:03 PM   #18
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My 73 super beetle had factory air - it worked ok....Have had a number of VW's - Karman Ghia, Rabbit, Dasher and a Rabbit convertible...

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I had factory air on my '72 bus. Clicking the "on" switch was like tossing out a giant anchor, but it did cool pretty well, as long as you didn't mind not going anywhere in a hurry.
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WOW! What a cool idea. Judging by the speakers attire, it's an old commercial/news story reel that someone dredged up.

It's pretty neat. I especially liked the manuverability of the combo, yet it obviously failed to survive the market. I wonder what became of the company and what it's downfall was? Have any of you ever seen (or even heard of?) one of these trailers or the hitch? Nah, I didn't think so.
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That is so cool! I wonder how many 360's the TV can do before the wiring binds?
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That is so cool! I wonder how many 360's the TV can do before the wiring binds?
I suppose they could have incorporated a sliding connection like in a steering wheel.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:59 PM   #22
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I had factory air on my '72 bus. Clicking the "on" switch was like tossing out a giant anchor, but it did cool pretty well, as long as you didn't mind not going anywhere in a hurry.
Here in Toronto (where I lived back then) I owned a '68 Beetle, and it wasn't AC that was important: it was heat!

Even though I knew that the gas heater in mine didn't work, I would pull the little lever to see the green light in the dash come on, hoping that it would help me warm up a little bit. Of course, it didn't, but despite cursing that light many times, I would always turn it on, in winter.

My wife's '61, which she had when we met, didn't even pretend to have a heater. Warm during the daylight in winter, we once froze coming home on a longish trip with my cousin and his wife. Last time we did that!

I don't remember ever seeing my Beetle sitting that low on the rear wheels though, as in the film clip. They need a roof-mounted Hensley!
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here's our camper, it's a 68 Eriba Puck. We have a 74 bug, but no hitch on it and it needs a new wiring harness..but man I'd love to find that yellow one- very nice! I assume fiberglass?

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Old 07-28-2008, 11:48 PM   #24
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WOW! What a cool idea. Judging by the speakers attire, it's an old commercial/news story reel that someone dredged up.

It's pretty neat. I especially liked the manuverability of the combo, yet it obviously failed to survive the market. I wonder what became of the company and what it's downfall was? Have any of you ever seen (or even heard of?) one of these trailers or the hitch? Nah, I didn't think so.
Actually, I've seen photos of a number of them. Of course, I'm a huge VW/Audi fanatic and have researched VW related stuff more than the average joe.
I have to admit it would be kind of cool behind (or maybe on top of?) the wife's Beetle turbo.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:50 PM   #25
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here's our camper, it's a 68 Eriba Puck. We have a 74 bug, but no hitch on it and it needs a new wiring harness..but man I'd love to find that yellow one- very nice! I assume fiberglass?

Hey - that's cool! Does it weigh much?
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I have also had several VW's over the years...

Now, tell me how that rig is going to get up the next hill it encounters...

If it hits a headwind, it will be 'dead in the water', so to speak, to say nothing of a cross-wind...

...I wonder if they knew how to spell, "underpowered"!
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Saw a new bug towing a camper at the Vintage Rally, what a hoot!
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For sure! That highly praised short rear overhang is golden and makes for a positive wheelbase to overhang ratio. Stable TV's can come in all shapes and sizes.
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