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Old 03-07-2007, 10:57 AM   #29
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:58 PM   #30
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Still under development, the Mercedes Sprinter will CARRY the Mini Cooper while PULLING the re-done 1976 Argosy 24.

The Argosy will be painted two-tone, Pepper White and Black, to match the MINI.

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You know... you could just paint the Mini silver.
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:16 PM   #31
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As you can see in my Avatar I tow a 25'SS with my Touareg.Funny thing is that in travel life I think it was they were pulling a 28' with a Touareg just like the Porche Cayenne in the Can-Am site.What is funnier is that the Porche Cayenne platform is the Volkswagen platform in that vehicle.It pulls the same weight does the same thing but just has a bigger engine and the all wheel drive is set to 60/40 unlike our VW which is set to 50/50 on the all wheel drive.It does the same thing in offroad conditions also.The hitch is also the same kind.I even have Cayenne roof rails on my Touareg.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:50 PM   #32
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Thanks.

One of the things that made the Airstream ARGOSY special was that they were always PAINTED.



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Old 03-12-2007, 10:08 PM   #33
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Canadians eh!!!!! Have changed tv to a 05 ram with a 5.7 Hemi. Be a while before I can try it out. Would like to from others with the same truck.
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Old 03-13-2007, 06:55 AM   #34
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Still under development, the Mercedes Sprinter will CARRY the Mini Cooper while PULLING the re-done 1976 Argosy 24.

The Argosy will be painted two-tone, Pepper White and Black, to match the MINI.

The whole story is here, for those interested:

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ase-18448.html


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Sergei,

It may be bizarre to some, but your rig is certainly up to it's task!!
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:09 AM   #35
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My parents used to tow a 16' standard travel trailer with a Volkswagen bus...
They then traded the bus for a Pinto, and I told my dad if he tried towing the trailer with that, I would have him committed. He was not amused, but didn't try to.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:52 AM   #36
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Terry, good story. Maybe your dad would have had a better chance with the Pinto I built up many years ago. 300HP V8, 9" Ford rear end, HD suspension, 15"wheels and tires and more.

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Old 03-13-2007, 10:21 AM   #37
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Terry, good story. Maybe your dad would have had a better chance with the Pinto I built up many years ago. 300HP V8, 9" Ford rear end, HD suspension, 15"wheels and tires and more.
I think he would have had more success with that one, although his Pinto had the "big engine"...the higher horsepower 2.0 engine.
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:20 AM   #38
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Should probably not admit this...

In December, I needed to get our 34' Excella to and from Eugene (about 100 miles) to have the solar system installed, so I did it with our '90 half-ton 'Burb with the 350. It does fine with our Globetrotter, but it's got a stoopid rear end, I think a 3:23, and is sooo overmatched with the Excella. I got 'er done, but very slowly and VERY carefully. I put a yellow > Slow Vehicle < sign on back. I know better and did it anyway.

Now, as a reckless youth in the 60's, I was half of a two van convoy on its way to California from Indiana. A buddy of mine had a Ford 150 tradesman and I had a VW micro bus. Somewhere in Texas on Route 66, the VW melted an aluminum piston, as they're wont to do when you run the pedal to the metal (58 mph) ten to fourteen hours a day. Solution: tie the front bumper of the VW to the rear bumper of the Ford with a pair of jeans. Pilot the VW by looking through the rear windows and front windshield of the Ford, gently steering and brakeing by anticipating the moves of the front driver. Through the mountains. At night.

Seemed like a logical solution to a problem then, but makes my skin crawl when I think of it now.

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In the employ of Uncle Sugar's stormtroopers some decades back: My regular run was in convoy over Snoqualmie Pass, WA, driving an M-818 wrecker.

One winter, several of the trucks were going down with frozen brake lines. I stopped to pick-up a bob-tail tractor, then a little farther on had to pick-up a tractor-trailer with a tank on the back. I hooked the bob-tail to the trailer with a towbar, lifted the other tractor on the hook, and set out. Right at the summit, snowing like a barstid, my brakes went away. Hooked-up airlines to the brakes on the trailer, and got down like that. With all that load, I had to ease-into the throttle on the wrecker to keep the front wheels somewhat in contact with ma earth.

My Dear Ex tows a 2,000 lb trailer with no brakes all over the country with her Miata -- probably exceeding the speed limit most of the time.

Most impressive overkill I've yet seen was a full-size Freightliner converted to a stake-bed pickup, with just a shiny Harley aboard.
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Most impressive overkill I've yet seen was a full-size Freightliner converted to a stake-bed pickup, with just a shiny Harley aboard.
The president of Weight-Watchers, no doubt.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:05 AM   #41
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Okay, I've seen some strange combinations...scary too.

1. One guy in our Cougar club (note this is the FWD '99-'02 Cougars, not the older ones) is planning on towing his Cougar to CougarFest this year... with another Cougar! Towing capacity on our Cougars is 1000 lbs, curb weight is about 3000 lbs. And the automatic transmissions in them are pretty weak - the Ford CD4E - plenty of people have problems with them from just normal driving! And though our Cougars have good brakes, they aren't designed for you to DOUBLE the weight of the car.

2. In response to the guy's message where he declared his intention to tow a Cougar, someone posted this:

(If I could pull that off safely, I'd ditch my B190 and get a Bambi, but even the Bambi is way above the tow limit of the car.)

3. This video is pretty informative of the dangers...
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