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#2427863 - 01/02/18 02:45 PM Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread
340SIX Offline


Registered: 01/19/03
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Loc: Mardi Gras-Land
I know back in the day it was common to tow trailers with cars, wagons. So thought it would be cool to see some vintage pictures.
Yes I know they have that crazy VW Bug and trailer on U-Tube.back in the day
But talking about.
BTW} one of my wife's favorites movie is, Long, Long Trailer
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#2427915 - 01/02/18 04:11 PM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: 340SIX]
Dave Hall Offline
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Registered: 01/21/08
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Bet there was no suspension on that "toad" on the tongue. Go over the wrong bump and lift the back wheels of the car right off the ground!

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#2427929 - 01/02/18 04:38 PM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: Dave Hall]
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looks like it rode ok


Edited by 340SIX (01/02/18 04:39 PM)
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#2427944 - 01/02/18 05:24 PM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: 340SIX]
savoy64 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
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looks like a couple little wheels near the tongue on the first picture..

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#2427985 - 01/02/18 06:44 PM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: 340SIX]
feets Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: Irving, TX
In the early 90s I had a friend who's parents used a 1978 New Yorker to pull a 26' travel trailer.

No pics but it was a nice looking rig.

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#2428018 - 01/02/18 07:38 PM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: 340SIX]
Suregrip391 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/05
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Loc: USA
I like these, I think someone from moparts posted them years ago. Not a travel trailer I know I know....


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#2428054 - 01/02/18 08:55 PM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: 340SIX]
poorboy Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
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Loc: Freeport IL USA
In our town a few years ago, there was an old man (late 60s) that had a beat to death S10 pickup. He had this little 2 wheel trailer (picture a very old Harbor Freight 4' trailer you would be concerned about hauling an old mower on) that looked about as bad as the S10. For a few months one summer I saw this guy hauling a pretty big bobcat on that little trailer! I saw him load the Bobcat on the trailer once, he put a 4x4 in front of the front truck tires, put down the ramps on the trailer, lifted the bucket as high as it would go, and drove the Bobcat onto the ramps. The ramps laid flat on the ground, the back end of the S10 came off the ground, and he lowered the bucket against the top of the S10 box, pushed it down and drove the bobcat onto the trailer as he raised the bucket. He would move the bobcat forward until the back end of the s10 dropped dramatically then backed up until the truck started lifting off the ground, then moved forward to find center. Once he was content with the Bobcat being centered, he lowered the bucket to about 4" above the pickup bed, threw 1 pretty light duty chain over the bobcat and around the trailer frame and hooked up a small chain binder. He carted that Bobcat around like that most of the summer until I didn't see the rig again. I suspect either the police finally caught up with him, or the S10 or the trailer finally gave up. I wish I could have taken pictures, it was some operation! When I saw that old man later that fall, he was driving a beat to death Chevy van. I did ask him about the Bobcat, and he told me he got rid off it because he couldn't make any money with it. Gene

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#2428071 - 01/02/18 09:16 PM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: poorboy]
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: The Center of Ohio
When I was a kid we traveled all over the country, Dad towing our camper with first a '63 Imperial LeBaron and later a '66 Imperial Crown. Sorry, no pics.

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#2428089 - 01/02/18 09:49 PM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: 340SIX]
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Registered: 12/23/03
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Loc: KY
I was driving through Chatsworth, Ca a few years ago and saw a guy using a 72 Challenger 340 to pull a utility trailer with lawn mowers and weed eaters, it looked like a lawn care business for him car was well worn but solid.

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#2428105 - 01/02/18 10:35 PM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: 340SIX]
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My setup back in the 80's


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#2428145 - 01/03/18 12:03 AM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: moparts]
sthemi Offline
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Large Mopar tow vehicle for me...


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#2428150 - 01/03/18 12:14 AM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: 340SIX]
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Loc: N.E. OHIO, USA
Mopar and Mopar Tow-Car or No Car........Vic Edelbrock's


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#2428152 - 01/03/18 12:21 AM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: A12]
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This is how my towing life started. 1972 Cutlass Supreme Coupe.


John's 1972 Duster on a Nu-Be weekend 001 by John Cadamore, on Flickr



Then I moved up to a van so I had a place to sleep

race cars 002 by John Cadamore, on Flickr

76 dodge van by John Cadamore, on Flickr
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#2428158 - 01/03/18 12:51 AM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: pittsburghracer]
Morty426 Offline
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Originally Posted By pittsburghracer
This is how my towing life started. 1972 Cutlass Supreme Coupe.


John's 1972 Duster on a Nu-Be weekend 001 by John Cadamore, on Flickr



Then I moved up to a van so I had a place to sleep

race cars 002 by John Cadamore, on Flickr

76 dodge van by John Cadamore, on Flickr


Digging it! Great pics.

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#2428165 - 01/03/18 01:19 AM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: 340SIX]
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Here are a few ...


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#2428166 - 01/03/18 01:24 AM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: 340SIX]
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And some more...


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#2428167 - 01/03/18 01:30 AM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: 340SIX]
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More...


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#2428169 - 01/03/18 01:50 AM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: 340SIX]
BigMoneyLewis Offline
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A couple more..


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#2428184 - 01/03/18 05:52 AM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: 340SIX]
ruderunner Offline


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Posts: 1668
Loc: ohio
Not to hijack but anyone know the tow rating of a 68-70 b body?

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#2428240 - 01/03/18 09:42 AM Re: Non Truck Trailer Tow Picture thread [Re: ruderunner]
DaytonaTurbo Offline


Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 20453
Loc: Manitoba, Canada
Cool pics keep them coming!

Originally Posted By ruderunner
Not to hijack but anyone know the tow rating of a 68-70 b body?


Found this in the 1969 Dodge Brochure.


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