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Old 04-10-2007, 01:29 PM   #379
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Vintage tow vehicle insurance & trailer insurance

I saw a post a while back where someone said they changed companies for their vintage automotive insurance and the new company allowed them to get a rider in order to tow their camper. Does anyone know what company that would be. I currently have Haggerty and they will not allow towing with the vintage vehicles. I have three vehicles that i plan to eventually tow with. I just haven't gotten around to fabricating a hitch and wiring in a brake controller. Two out of three of them already have transmission cooler and airbags that I previously installed and are ready to tow. In addition, somewhere I saw a post where someone was asking about vintage trailer insurance. I didn't see where that was answered...does anyone know of a company? A brief search didn't turn up the answers...thanks.

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Old 04-16-2007, 06:31 PM   #380
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Watched the speed channel today. They had a Muscle car shout out. Being a fan and being part of that era I had to watch the show. All 1969 super cars where in top condition with brand new tires. The cars tested were.....

440 Road Runner
Yenko Nova 427ci
390 Rmbler Scrambler
Shelby 428 Mustang
RS 427 Camaro
427 GTO

They ran a number of tests. 0-60, 1/4 mile, slalom, and 60 to 0 braking. The GTO came out on top by the way.

The braking performance was interesting. They ranged from 170' to 200' in this test and most cars would not stay straight during the stopping test.

Cars today are so much better. Some sedans stopping from 60 - 0 in under 120'. Trucks too are better than years ago.

I just brings to mind the importance of upgrading the braking systems on the older vintage tow vehicles. Also the bigger, heavier cars of that era probably had even longer stopping distances.

PS.... Don't crush em... restore them!
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:27 PM   #381
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Here is one you don't see very often... 1962 dodge town wagon townwagon 1/2ton
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:00 AM   #382
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That would be one sweet tow ride!
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:02 AM   #383
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You are right, they are few and far between now, but I remember when every plumber in town it seemed had one. Funny how we forget about certain vehicles because all of a sudden they just disappeared off the highways and byways. This one looks like it's in not that bad shape as a core to start with.

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Old 04-30-2007, 12:49 PM   #384
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Our 65 Wagoneer

I just posted a few pictures of our 65 Wagoneer on our blog:

Sweet Sovereign of the Road

Enjoy!
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:11 PM   #385
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The jeep looks great Rob. Too many people see them as only utilitarian vehicles but they make great TV's. We had a 1980 for several years and really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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Old 04-30-2007, 10:44 PM   #386
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I spied this on Seattle's Craigs list tonight. I've seen it there for a while now. It might make someone a very nice vintage TV.

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seattle-tacoma craigslist > snohomish co > cars & trucks > 1957 BUICK CENTURY ( 4 DOOR) 8500 OBO

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Old 07-07-2007, 12:35 PM   #387
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Our Jeep and SOTR

Last night I snapped a picture of what's out on the front lawn - but it was a little dark. The combo is coming along...although our main tow vehicle for the 58 Soveriegn of the Road is going to be the 59 Buick Electra.
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:33 PM   #388
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Hi Rob and Zoe,

Great looking rig! The Jeep is sweet, but I really approve of the Buick. The low light actually shows off the polish very well.

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Old 07-18-2007, 06:42 PM   #389
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Vintage Tow Vehicle

Well, we've finally figured out how to add photos to postings, so here's a picture of our vintage tow vehicle (1963 Studebaker Wagonaire) and 1959 Globetrotter. This was taken on the coast of the Florida panhandle:





The combo towed great and we had a blast on our 3,500+ mile trip that included the Studebaker International Meet in South Bend, Indiana and the Airstream International Rally in Georgia. Vintage is the way to go for us!
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Hi Lori and Will,

Also a sweet rig. Some of my favorite memories were riding in the back seat of Dad's hardtop 53 Studebaker. Even had a console.

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Wow, I have not seen a Studebaker wagon for quite some time, particularly in that condition. It's a beauty. Towing the Airstream you must have to give people numbers to stand in line to talk to you and view the rig in parking lots, at campgrounds, and gas stations.

Thanks for sharing the picture.

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Old 08-04-2007, 02:42 AM   #392
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Hey there vintage fans , There is in (vintage Truck )publication available at book stores , a guy with a 62 travelall ,restored that will tow his 57 flying cloud .It is really sweet ,kinda like mine in the color scheme blue and white.
It has disc brake upgrade and other improvements . There is a pic of the airstream in the article also .Its nice to see another of Wally Byams favorite tow vehicals ,an International Harvester Travelall towing another airstream .
Hey there Rob ,great Wagoneer ,we owned a 64 with the vigilante 327 v-8
not a chevy engine by the way ,but AMC/ KAISER made .Id strongly suggest
to get disc brakes on that beautiful truck along with a vacuum booster .
Id did the conversion on my 68 travelall (dana 44) front axle ,has 12" rotors
now and stops like a modern vehical ,drums in the front are a death trap .
My rig had 12" drums and the disc brakes are 100% better .

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