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Old 03-25-2021, 08:02 AM   #1
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1980 International Scout Traveler as TV

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I would like to hear opinions about using a 1980 gas Scout Traveler (not Travelall) w/ aftermarket receiver hitch as a TV. I've found one in excellent condition and will have it inspected by a Scout restoration company. I've been discussing this with them and know that I will probably have to have the brakes serviced/ upgraded, the gearing adjusted and install a 7 way and electronic brake controller. Since the Traveler has a longer wheel base than the Scout I or II it should be easier to control the weight and length of the trailer, right? I'd love to hear from those folks with actual experience with older trucks as TV.

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Old 03-25-2021, 09:18 AM   #2
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Does it have the 345 V8?
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Old 03-25-2021, 09:39 AM   #3
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I would think that it would pull a AS OK with a weight distribution and sway control hitch it would work. But I'm not sure I would try to pull a 27 foot or longer AS. But that's just me. Although I've pulled a 1 ton dually and a 40 foot goose neck that was stuck with my Scout II diesel.
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