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Old 02-05-2009, 12:34 PM   #71
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Hi Barry
We have alot of fun with the whole set up! We have had the f-250 for 10 years and towed our SOBs and then the Safari. We had originaly thought about towing The Safari with a 65 ranchero that we had but it is kind of small and the unibody construction will not hold up. It is kind of funny that Mel and lee also have a 70s f-250 and a nice Burb.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:59 PM   #72
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Barry..I thought you said vintage John Deere?? A 2010?? Thats new iron!!! Hell they started making them in 1961...To be vintage it has to only have 2 cylinders!!!
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:49 PM   #73
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We have two older tow vehicles a 1978 F-250 4x4 with a 460 that will not pass a gas station. A 1965 Burb with a 350 turbo 350 and gearvneders over drive. We get 11 mpg towing and 14 just driving around this vehicle is my daily driver.Attachment 75070

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I would love to have that Ford to pull my 75 Argosy. Does that truck have a bench seat in the rear? I need room for my 3 kids.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:57 PM   #74
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Yes the Ford has a back seat, we leave the back seat down that is where the dog rides. I purchased the truck 10 years ago with 5,000 miles on a frame off restoration. The guy built it for a show truck so this queen does not go off road. Other than the gas milage issue it has been a very dependable truck.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:21 PM   #75
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anyone want to trade?

I have a 1955 chevy cameo that i would trade for an older airstream so that i can tow it behind my 1958 chevy belair. Would love to work something out if anyone is interested. now if i can only figure how to post a pic with my post you could see it.

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Old 02-05-2009, 09:29 PM   #76
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Hi UB, Is this Donna or the wagon?

That would be Donna - if I called the trailer that I'd be road kill darned quickly.

I hope to hear more about this the next time I see you. I can't see that far into the future but maybe we could join you for part of the trip. Sounds like a great time.
I am hoping for summer 2010. Having company would be great. I'm trying to convince some of the car club folks to join us, and particularly Lee and Judy who will hopefully have their imaginary Airstream on the road by then but we shall see. There are others with their vintage glass trailers who are interested but I am trying to find dates that work for all concerned. Will let you know as this unfolds but likely won't do much with it until we get through the summer and determine my travel ability. I'm expecting with some stuff to happen late summer/early fall that I may be behind the wheel most of the time after that. Keep the fingers crossed....

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Old 02-05-2009, 09:34 PM   #77
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Barry..I thought you said vintage John Deere?? A 2010?? Thats new iron!!! Hell they started making them in 1961...To be vintage it has to only have 2 cylinders!!!
Sorry to not be clear Ralph. The year 2010 is when I'm hoping to be back on track for mobility (and thus tractor acquisition , if the boss says okay). Then I'll go looking for a vintage tractor. I've got a lot of buddies left on the prairies who can help me find just the right one. Not too big, not too small, not too new, and not broken and used up. That last piece will be important if "she who is the family banker" is expected to write the check. I think she's a tad tired of my "but Honey, look, it is almost all there" comments over the years that then take years to find the stuff that was missing. Oops!!!!

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Old 02-05-2009, 09:38 PM   #78
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I have a 1955 chevy cameo that i would trade for an older airstream so that i can tow it behind my 1958 chevy belair. Would love to work something out if anyone is interested. now if i can only figure how to post a pic with my post you could see it.

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Nice vehicles Roy. I've always loved the Cameo trucks. An Airstream behind either it or the '58 would be quite a pairing. The '58 looks to also be in fine shape.

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Old 02-05-2009, 09:39 PM   #79
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I am hoping for summer 2010. Having company would be great. I'm trying to convince some of the car club folks to join us, and particularly Lee and Judy who will hopefully have their imaginary Airstream on the road by then but we shall see. There are others with their vintage glass trailers who are interested but I am trying to find dates that work for all concerned. Will let you know as this unfolds but likely won't do much with it until we get through the summer and determine my travel ability. I'm expecting with some stuff to happen late summer/early fall that I may be behind the wheel most of the time after that. Keep the fingers crossed....

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UB, How difficult will it be to tow a picture behind a car?
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:44 PM   #80
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Hi Barry
We have alot of fun with the whole set up! We have had the f-250 for 10 years and towed our SOBs and then the Safari. We had originaly thought about towing The Safari with a 65 ranchero that we had but it is kind of small and the unibody construction will not hold up. It is kind of funny that Mel and lee also have a 70s f-250 and a nice Burb.
It is an odd coincidence.
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It is kind of funny that Mel and lee also have a 70's f-250 and a nice Burb.
The same thought occurred to me when you posted the pictures. Twins, almost, kinda. That truck would haul that Airstream pretty much anywhere and you'd only need to own two or three banks. I get about the same mileage out of the '57 with the sixty over 455 as you do with the Burb. Donna gets a bit less but she is more aggressive with the start ups than I am. I suspect it is because I'm the one who fixes it when it is broken . I had hoped to use our 70 Chevelle as a TV this year so I could spend the summer going through the wagon but it doesn't look like it is going to have a hitch on it. It would seem that it having a four speed has the current TV driver concerned about towing with it.

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The same thought occurred to me when you posted the pictures. Twins, almost, kinda. That truck would haul that Airstream pretty much anywhere and you'd only need to own two or three banks. I get about the same mileage out of the '57 with the sixty over 455 as you do with the Burb. Donna gets a bit less but she is more aggressive with the start ups than I am. I suspect it is because I'm the one who fixes it when it is broken . I had hoped to use our 70 Chevelle as a TV this year so I could spend the summer going through the wagon but it doesn't look like it is going to have a hitch on it. It would seem that it having a four speed has the current TV driver concerned about towing with it.

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I would love to see your Chevelle and Safari together. What a site. The Ford has pulled the Safari into places my wife said she will never go again. The Ford is also the economy tv as far as fuel mileage goes. Maybe you can hire a driver so you can both enjoy the ride. I may know someone with some time on his hands and would like to drive a 70 Chevelle.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:51 PM   #83
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One thing that has not been discussed is the on the road repairs with classic and vintage tow rigs and trailers. On our 3000 mile trip which included the Oregon trail, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Boseman and Glacier National Park. I had to replace two alternator brackets. Three header flange gaskets and they never happen in opportune spots. So you must have a little "McGiver and lots of tools hose clamps, tape, wrap ties" Now that we a back home and the correct gaskets no more problems.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-06-2009, 06:06 AM   #84
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OK Barry..LOL Got ya..I was thinking a model 2010..Too funny....
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