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Old 12-25-2013, 09:57 PM   #253
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My old Alfas are insured with American Modern Insurance Group, and my old motorcycles with Continental Western (my Airstream is on my regular car insurance - Travelers). American Modern seems to be flexible - they picked up one car for me before it was 25 years old because I put so few miles on it.
Just a couple of places to try that you may not have come across. My agent is Rally Insurance in Rolling Meadows, IL. They may not be able to write a policy for CA, but they've been very helpful to me.
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:21 PM   #254
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Over the years, I've had a number of cars plus an antique Chris-Craft insured with Hagerty. When I discussed insuring a 60 year old travel trailer (restored), the sticking point was the propane stove and heater. Never got coverage and it was destroyed when the storage shed it was in caved in under a heavy snow load. Too, if you have an umbrella policy, some companies will not extend that coverage to vehicles covered by another company like Hagerty.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:06 AM   #255
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We have an agreed upon value through Progressive for the '67 Overlander. The '67 Dodge D200 is still a work in progress, but my plan was to go with Progressive. As a well established customer, hopefully, they'll work with us. It's worth a try.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:50 PM   #256
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Hi Bill it's a 1973 Lincoln Town Car of course. I'm slowly building matching set ups for all my trailers.
I'm still searching for the right deal on a 1961 Lincoln Continental 4 Dr convertible and the ever elusive 1947 Lincoln Continental 2 Dr convertible.
Since there's no way to PM or email you, thought I'd take one more shot at contacting you regarding a 1946 Lincoln Continental 2 dr. convertible that's been restored and has late model Ford running gear.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:30 PM   #257
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I know this is an old thread, but it interests me. My 1999 suburban is starting to show signs of wanting to retire, so I started thinking about a "new" one to go with my '75 Tradewind. I would love to find a restored/mostly restored '68-'72ish suburban to use as a daily driver and a tow vehicle. Assuming the frame is in good shape (and won't fall apart with the weight of towing) what all needs to be done to these older trucks to make them good for modern day towing? Can a new truck suspension be bolted on? Certainly would want to get disc brakes on at least the front (like my '99), but what else has everyone done to these older cars to make them usable for towing? I don't want to get in over my head, but I am seriously considering it.
I have a '65 C10 that is mostly original and I know it couldn't handle even hitching up as it is (it's bumper would drag). I really want to find an old 3door suburban.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:53 PM   #258
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The suspension, brakes, drivetrain are all more than capable of doing the job on a properly specced Suburban of the era you noted, the problem would be finding one that isn't worn out.

Of course one could be restored better than new, but it will cost some bucks unless you were to get lucky and find a good restored one for a good price.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:38 PM   #259
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CM, you mean something like the photo? It is a Chevy Carryall, the predecessor to the Suburban. I think it is mid-60's (maybe 1964) as is the trailer. They were at the 2011 Balloon Fiesta.

Restoration is an expensive hobby. I think that once we get used to the much safer, more comfortable and more powerful vehicles of the present , driving a 1960's vehicle could be quite scary.

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Old 05-07-2014, 11:51 PM   #260
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HI CM, The pic is our 65 burb and 65 Tradewind. We completed the Tradewind in April of 2011 and now have logged over 30 thousand miles on both sense then. We have already gone threw one set of trailer tires already. In the past 5 years I have gone threw the running gear it has a 350 with a 350 turbo and Gear Vender over drive. The front drums have been replaced with power disc brakes and the rear end is all new with axels, bearings, 4.11 gears and posi carrier. I installed power steering and replaced all of the coil springs, basically all new. In 2010 I took the burb down to bare metal and replaced a lot of sheetmetal and painted it Chevy light green. If you have the mechanical ability finding one to fix up may be an option but finding one already done is the better way to go. We put 4600 miles on the Burb and trailer this winter with a 2 month trip to AZ the only issue I had was with the Gear Vendor and I had the Part with me. Rain was the issue with the speed generator and that was not the problem until we got back to the Norhwest.
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:02 AM   #261
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Ok, as soon as I saw the campground picture the first thing that came into my head was southwest Tucson, then I said that could be near Oro Valley, or even along the Salt river.... With a possible chance of near Wickenberg, or north of Scottsdale....

Ok, so are any of my guesses close?
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:03 AM   #262
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By the way. I love you truck and trailer, very cool!
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:06 AM   #263
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Wait... Casa Grande?

I can't quite peg the hills,,,,, the flora makes me want to say Tucson, but the hills don't look just right....
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:17 AM   #264
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Usery Mountain, Mariposa county park near Apache Junction. Nice park.
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:13 AM   #265
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Looks a little green for AJ, must have been some good rains around about the time you were there.

Very nice country!
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:56 PM   #266
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This is the same version as Klatawa's, a year newer. I do not know he owner but have seen this rig at various car shows in the area and it is really nicely done. I've also seen the next series (67-72) for sale frequently on the other site below.

First off the '66 'Burb

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And for the next series I've seen many really nice units here.

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As always, what ever you were interested in would need to be checked thoroughly by someone local who is not connected to the seller. I've lusted after the '66 and was coaching my neighbor who is restoring a '48 Airstream (he currently has a 58 Silverstreak) to pursue it but he wants the 48 to 54 series that he will update with newer frame/power train.

We travel often with Klatawa and I must say that where we get to pull in,unhook, and get settled, they spend much of their time talking about their rig with others. When we use our '57 Pontiac we have the same thing happen although we do not use it for the extended trips Klatawa do. They truly use their 'Burb as the tow rig for their trailer no matter where they are going and they put thousands of trouble free miles a year on it.

Too often we forget that these are the rigs that towed our vintage trailers when they were new. I have to chuckle when folks are amazed that we can pull our vintage Airstream with our vintage car and the look of surprise and "oh yeah" that comes to them when I remind that these were all that was available for the most part back in the days when these trailers were built. With upgraded suspension and brakes, and often power trains if one chooses, they are wonderful vehicles to tow with. Bredlo on the forums is currently doing a complete update on an early 50's Chrylser product, a Dodge wagon if I remember correctly but he will correct me if I'm wrong. He will have a late model tow vehicle disguised as a 1953 or 54 station wagon.
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