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Old 09-26-2011, 10:43 PM   #15
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A most excellent rig! Wow, look at the graceful arch on that gooseneck. What a beauty.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:05 AM   #16
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Cool rig!!! Arent the Tin Can Tourist Rallys fun! Have had the pleasure of attending a few here. Attended a couple of other vintage rallys this year and have a few fav trailers. The first photos are of two Bowlus's one is a 1936 and the other if my memory is correct is a 1935 - the inside shots is of the 1935.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:10 AM   #17
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Another fav is a 1936 Airstream Clipper
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:17 AM   #18
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Sounds a lot like the (in)famous `Cannonball Baker Memorial Sea-to -Shining Sea Trophy Dash` runs of the early 70`s, loosely sponsored by Car & Driver Magazine`s Editor - Brock Yates. (these were much later spoofed in the `Cannonball Run`movies). You had to get from the Red Ball Garage in downtown Manhattan to the Portofino Inn in Redondo Beach Ca in the shortest poss time. Entries spanned the gamut from Ferraris to VW vans, to a specially modified Dodge Challenger with a huge gas tank. There was even (at least) one Rolls Royce entry as I recall

The entire thing was a protest movement against the 55 mph speed limit and was done to prove that is possible to travel VERY fast without killing people. The record at the time was 32 hours, 7 minutes, which was later beaten with a time of somewhere in the 31 hours, 4 minutes level
I think I can do it in 48 hours without going more than 10 over the limit. It can probably be done holding to 5 over, or even at the limit with minimal stops. I was thinking about putting a 275 gal tank in the bed of my dually. Drinks and a 6' long sandwich with the sloppy stuff on the side would work. Letting my dog out to run could be the big time killer.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:22 AM   #19
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Hello All:
What a fun article.
I had the pleasure of attending one of the "Tin Can Tourist? Ralleys this past July, in Southern Ontario.
There were many beautiful vintage trailers present, and the proud owners
were very pleased to answer questions, and allow all to enter and view their trailers.
Based on this post, there was a beautiful 1936 Trailer along with it's 1937 Tow vehicle. Just thought I would post a few pics of these, there were absolutely beautiful.
Cheers, Jake
I saw an old trailer like the one on the left in Oakland about 15 years ago. Some gal had it stripped out empty abd used it to practice drumming. Lots of people made offers on it. Empty it would be a good foundation for spray sealant and spray foam insulation. Make me want to watch that Ricky and Lucy movie again--the one with the mountain and the rocks...
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:31 PM   #20
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The tow vehicle in question seems to be G.M. make, Chev, Pontiac etc.
Would be a 6 cylinder engine/standard trans. I didn't read the article, but with milage like those numbers posted, one could be assured it was on a flat lands of America.
Doug, actually the flat lands don't necessarily mean better mileage, When we went to the Northwest in 2006 we were towing with a Tundra, we almost flipped when we discovered that we were getting 19 mpg in Colorado and Wyoming. We thought we figured wrong because that was about 4 or 5 mpg different from our normal driving in Florida and the south toward Texas. Anyway we now tow with an Odyssey and we went to the Southwest last year and got better mileage again as we went through Arizona, NM and southern Colorado. We are on a trip now where we traveled the Blue Ridge Pkwy in Virginia and again we got better 17 mpg where we usually get 14 on flat ground. The only thing I can come up with is the difference in traveling speed, 60-65 as opposed to 30-45 in the mtns. We always thought that it might be the Florida gas but, evidently not so. The other oddity is the rpm,s, in OD at 60 I'm turning about 2100, kick it out of OD and it jumps to 3500 rpm's (it skips 4th and goes back to 3rd even though its a 4 speed) and it gets better mpg. go figure
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One of the issues I have found in the flat lands is there is often a wind, that along with the higher speed limit seems for me anyways to always result in a lower MPG.
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These articles, which appeared in 1937 issues of Popular Science magazine, give a good feeling for what RVing was like in those days.

RVing in 1937

Not fiberglass egg, but interesting. especially the pg. 4 statement "During our 4,671 mile tour we averaged eighteen and one third miles per gallon" This in a 1937 car towing a 19' 2,100 lb trailer.????????????????
I can't get that towing my Trillium 4500.
This guy has an interesting site and story. I just spent two hours reading it. I gotta go back to sleep!!

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Old 10-16-2011, 05:32 PM   #23
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A most excellent rig! Wow, look at the graceful arch on that gooseneck. What a beauty.
The car in the article is a 36 Chevrolet.

I tow my Casita with my 36 Chevrolet, but it now has a 400 Horse 350 and a 400 Auto transmission.

We also tow with a 63 Pontiac Convertible.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:35 PM   #24
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I recall my father (who passed in '94) always said that the last truly great car they ever made was a 1936 Dodge. I thought it was an interesting bias. But I have to admit, those old car and trailer designs do look wonderful even now.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:40 PM   #25
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Buckminster Fuller

How about Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion?

Dymaxion car - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He's been one of my heros. We have built and lived in Geodesic domes, another concept he created or maybe borrowed from the Inuits.
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I liked the build it your self plans at the end. I can not see gas welding a frame I would be very concerned about the strength. My 81 Burro was a kit as the assembly instructions were still with the Burro when I bought it.

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New book of old Caravans

My kids (all of whom are in their 50's) gave me this new book last Christmas, and it is very enjoyable reading, with many photos of retro-style "caravans".

My Cool Caravan (book) (Pub. 2010 by Pavilion books-London)

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The car was a '36 Chevy, it had a 216 cubic inch straight 6 ohv engine and a 3 speed transmission. All cars had manual transmissions in 1936. My uncle had one like it. My father had a '37, I still have the bill of sale from when he bought it brand new for $800.
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