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Old 02-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #29
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Hi Kevin,

This hitch diagram is really similar to one that I had custom fabricated in order to haul my 72 Triumph Tiger suspended 3 feet from the ground and flush to the back of my old Ford Econoline Van during a move from Philly to Nashville back in 2009.

I'm going to take a close look at this. I really appreciate the info! I'm also going to print these threads out and take them to a vintage car club meeting that's taking place in town a few weeks from now and open this up for a discussion there. Your info is informative and realistic. If you think of anything else, just keep it coming!


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Old 02-21-2013, 02:24 PM   #30
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As someone said earlier, THE man to talk to about tow vehicles is Andy Thompson @ CanAm in Toronto. He writes a monthly column in Airstream Life on all there is to know about towing. He specializes in matching trailer to TV-- and unconventional TVs like cars & minivans, too! If we had known this sooner, we might have driven up from Louisiana & let him do his magic BEFORE buying our 2012 International 25. As it happened, we bought a 2012 Tundra Crew Max (our first pickup ever), THEN drove it to Oregon to pick up our AS. Trucks with a tonneau or cap do have advantages in being able to store generators, BBQs, gas cans, and other things with vapors outside of the passenger compartment.

Bottom line: Anything you end up with is a trade-off! There is no ONE grand solution. Just keep doing your homework, then jump!

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Old 02-22-2013, 10:28 AM   #31
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Bottom line: Anything you end up with is a trade-off! There is no ONE grand solution. Just keep doing your homework, then jump!

Truer words were never spoken.


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