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Old 02-21-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
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African Caravan Aux Vehicles - Scout, Mechanic, and Photographer

Here is a prelim writing talking about the Aux Vehicles used in Africa.

We did have a refrigerator, gas only.

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Old 02-21-2009, 04:43 PM   #2
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Awesome~! Thanks for sharing
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PeeWee thank you it was a great read.
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Facinating! Thanks for sharing that read. Good thing you and Nick were friends. Sharing 10 feet of space could be a strain if you weren't.
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Great article. I love when you share these fond memories!

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Thank you very much. It must have been a fascinating trip.
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What History!!! As others have stated...Thanks,
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Thanks for sharing, and again, I am always amazed at the material you seem to pull out of thin air. It must have been quite an experiance for two young men to be out in the vanguard in such a unique truck camper.

I wonder what a modern version of an Airstream truck camper might look like. Heck I would even be willing to sacrafice my truck as a test bed for such an experiment.
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Here is a prelim writing talking about the Aux Vehicles used in Africa....

Pee Wee - what a great article thank you so much for sharing your memories.

Do you recall the manufacture of the three trucks?

I could not tell if your scout truck was a GM or a Ford product - what about the other two one tons - were all three the same manufacture?

Also, it appears as if the individual trailer tow trucks were of a mix of manufacturers - Dodge Power Wagons, International TravelAlls and pickups, Fords and Chebbies - I think I could make out both vans and pickups. Have you come across any photos (or manufacturer blogs) highlighting the tow vehicles?

Were any of the manufacturers deemed superior to the others by the members of the caravan? I owned a 3/4 ton TravelAll manufactured not long after the famous caravans, and I know how easy it was (is) to snap a rear drive axle shaft with the transfer case/transmission in double low and the front end was not getting any traction.

Thanks again.
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Could someone Please translate this info to a more lo-tec way of seeing it.
I have no idea of how to open a pdf file, and I have tried many many times with no success. Thank you PeeWee for all of your historical insites to the earlier years of Airstreaming life.
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Pee Wee - what a great article thank you so much for sharing your memories.

Do you recall the manufacture of the three trucks?

I could not tell if your scout truck was a GM or a Ford product - what about the other two one tons - were all three the same manufacture?

Also, it appears as if the individual trailer tow trucks were of a mix of manufacturers - Dodge Power Wagons, International TravelAlls and pickups, Fords and Chebbies - I think I could make out both vans and pickups. Have you come across any photos (or manufacturer blogs) highlighting the tow vehicles?

Were any of the manufacturers deemed superior to the others by the members of the caravan? I owned a 3/4 ton TravelAll manufactured not long after the famous caravans, and I know how easy it was (is) to snap a rear drive axle shaft with the transfer case/transmission in double low and the front end was not getting any traction.

Thanks again.
The Scout and Mechanics truck were Chevrolets. I am not sure about the Pete Turner's rig.
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Could someone Please translate this info to a more lo-tec way of seeing it.
I have no idea of how to open a pdf file, and I have tried many many times with no success. Thank you PeeWee for all of your historical insites to the earlier years of Airstreaming life.
You need to install Adobe reader on your PC. It is free and you can get it here: Adobe - Adobe Reader download - All versions
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