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Old 05-11-2013, 04:32 AM   #29
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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 three like they used to.



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Good thread. But one question. How many Lawyers did they have in a percentage as in todays numbers? Maybe the queen in the great white north runs her territory a bit differently then the ambulance chasers do down here in the lower 48. Some would say the good old days weren't so good. Some would say life was a little bit simpler. I would like to think we have become more educated and aware of the dangers that lurk around the corners. Sucker born every min as my father would say. Someone always waiting to sell them something with a smile as they turn and wave good by. Shut up and Tow like a man, yep, A smart man I would hope. Enjoy your summer travels everyone.

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Old 05-11-2013, 06:57 AM   #30
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The sedan in the pic weighs the same as a 3/4 ton truck today.




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Old 05-11-2013, 10:59 AM   #31
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Good thread. But one question. How many Lawyers did they have in a percentage as in todays numbers? Maybe the queen in the great white north runs her territory a bit differently then the ambulance chasers do down here in the lower 48. Some would say the good old days weren't so good. Some would say life was a little bit simpler. I would like to think we have become more educated and aware of the dangers that lurk around the corners. Sucker born every min as my father would say. Someone always waiting to sell them something with a smile as they turn and wave good by. Shut up and Tow like a man, yep, A smart man I would hope. Enjoy your summer travels everyone.
Can you not let it rest, even in what is obviously a 'for fun' thread? And your recent habit of making jabs at Canadians in these tow vehicle threads is starting to get a little old. Sorry dude, but you are starting to veer into trolling behaviour.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:58 PM   #32
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Ah, turn that frown upside down. It's not trolling, it's educating. Not miss leading propaganda. Now go enjoy your weekend and reminisce about the good old days.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #33
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Right on Rumship!
This is a perfect thread for a saturday. The reason I have an airstream is to generate more smiles. If all we talk about is psi, mpg, and tongue weight we'll go nuts. Gotta love those hood ornaments!
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Thread title alone is worth it.

Yeah, hood ornaments moldering in the grave. The real zombies.

What I recall from towing stories about the '50's was towing speeds in the mid 50's and higher. This is west of the Mississippi River. With the Interstate system growing from 1960 onwards this may have creeped to 60, but not much more or for all that far. Disc brakes show up in 1966 across a wide range of sedans. Peace of mind in that.

Hell, if it's only 300-miles, who cares how fast? Then or now.

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