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Old 08-17-2012, 11:24 PM   #15
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When i go down hill I turn my engine off, and put it in neutral just so I can experience what it was like to tow with no power steering or brakes
Hi, and with this old car that has a rear pump in the automatic [Merc-O-Matic] transmission, it can be started by putting it back into gear. Try that with your late model.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:29 PM   #16
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I'm tired of all this "you need a F250 to tow" anything I read all the time on these forums. Shut up and tow the Airstream- or four like they used to.



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Hi, you're close, but in the USA you need a Kenworth to tow a 16' Bambi; And up North [Canada] you can tow a 34'er with a smart car, providing that you have the receiver re-inforced and low profile tires.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:55 PM   #17
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Hi, you're close, but in the USA you need a Kenworth to tow a 16' Bambi; And up North [Canada] you can tow a 34'er with a smart car, providing that you have the receiver re-inforced and low profile tires.
I heard that they were working on using the AS batteries to power a Nissan Leaf in Canada...
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:10 AM   #18
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If I had enough money for that many new AS I'd have them delivered on a low-boy trailer. Then show up at my leisure in my
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:57 AM   #19
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You Have to Walk and Talk Before You Can Tow Like a Man

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Old 08-18-2012, 02:46 AM   #20
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Ah the good old days, If we went back to the good old days the population would decrease 50% the first 24 hours. Drum Brakes all the way around, No Power Steering And No Power Assist Brakes.
Survisors would drive with a lot more caution.
Yea. And the down side? Sal.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:15 PM   #21
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My Grandfather used to tow his 1970 23ft. Safari with a gigantic Dodge Sedan, big and green with towing mirrors strapped to the hood. By about 1976, he'd had it with the sedan and went with a feature-laden pickup truck geared for towing twenty times the weight of that Safari.

Looked soooo much better with the sedan, IMHO
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:37 PM   #22
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why didn't I think of that?

What a great idea they have there.......

I didn't need no stinkin' weight distribution hitch, all's I had to do was drop the tongue of another 25 footer on the rear bumper of the Safari.
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:36 PM   #23
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And after the parade, they all got together for a little convulsing.....
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Kinda funny... hearing them sing “Walk Like A Man” in falsetto...
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:43 PM   #24
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Isn't that a breach of a cardinal rule to not attach any weight / towable to the rear of the AS?
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:48 PM   #25
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Yea from what I've read you will die and go to h&ll for violation of that 11th Commandment
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:52 PM   #26
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Okay, so towing in pre-interstate days was probably maxed out at 45 mph, if that. I can only imagine why the hood-seating for two option isn't seen on vintage cars or even spoken of.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:04 PM   #27
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A lot can be said for the 50's. There are 2 count them two Fully grown women on that hood.
Put to women on a Lexus hood today and see how much the repair bill wiil be.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:06 AM   #28
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So I asked in another forum about putting a hitch on the rear of my 78 31' Sovereign in order to puller a m'cycle trailer with my wife's BMW F650 GS twin and everyone said, "No, NO, Dont' do it, you'll break or bend rear frame."

So, I give on that train thought and go on to others forums when, VOILA! I see this!

Now what am I going to do? (I did see an AS on Craigslist in Mammouth Springs AR with a 2" receiver on the rear. I emailed the seller asking for information but no reply.)
It was on the Jonesboro AR craigslist, 1975 31 ft. Airstream Sovereign: We are Selling our vintage 1975 31 ft. Airstream Sovereign International in great shape inside and out,still have original
manuals for camper and original working stove,fridge, air conditioning furnace unit.. serious inquires only ... 11,000 obo. Please e mail your offer I check several times a day... Has been kept covered under roof for over 15 years --

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