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Old 09-02-2013, 01:33 AM   #43
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Photos from the Gallery:

Fiberglass RV - Gilda's Album: Happy Camping (and Glamping)! 2011 Scamp 13' Standard - Picture

Fiberglass RV - Ken in Philly's Album: 16' Scamp - Picture

Fiberglass RV - samcamaro's Album: Steve & Toni's 13 foot Scamp - Picture

NOT Scamps:
Nice car
Fiberglass RV - Sheila Murchie's Album: Hippie Haven - Picture

Thanks for taking the time to put all of these up! I love the GTO and love the Comet towing the Scamp way cool. I looked at every pic and really enjoyed them!
Seems used to tow this
Fiberglass RV - Sheila Murchie's Album: Hippie Haven - Picture

Hoping for something like this:
Fiberglass RV - FRED SMAILES's Album: If we had more time we'd stop!! - Picture

Fiberglass RV - FRED SMAILES's Album: If we had more time we'd stop!! - Picture

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You can check other Trailer makes in the Gallery section & see if you can find a nice vintage car towing a trailer.

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By the way, 13' Scamps made after 2005 have the same inside height as the 16' Scamp.

13' Scamps have a lower to the ground stance than the 16' Scamp.

Much like what some of the cars used to tow larger travel trailer back in the day, Stinger Hitch Helper

Article on Hitch Helper

Not too many of the Lite House TTs are about, but a nice small trailer.


However, new trailers are being made from the old molds:
Little Joe or Ponderosa very lightweight travel trailers. Made in Colorado.

I towed our 16' Scamp with a Ford Ranger for the first 3 years without any problems at all. Around New Mexico, into Colorado, all the way to North Dakota a few times. Never any trouble towing the Scamp into the mountains, nor coming down from them. Equipped with a small V-6 automatic.


Went to a heavier Ford F150 in 2009. Gets a little better mpg even.
Thanks for taking the time to put all of these up! I love the GTO and love the Comet towing the Scamp way cool. I looked at every pic and really enjoyed them!
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:37 AM   #44
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Roger, I also rode a bike but gave it up for our little eggs. Do what you dream and don't let anyone change your mind. I have met the best people through my trailer and now have friends to go camping with as well as going to rallies. Welcome to the world of fiberglass!
Well if I can trade the bike for a trailer probably going for it. I just cant swing the resto on the GTO and buying a trailer., But the car has to come first. But If I can trade hell yeah I will get it now!
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RV Nut, do you have any pics of you GTO. Really like to see. Always luv'd those Ist gen goats.
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Much like what some of the cars used to tow larger travel trailer back in the day.

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If you are looking for a swap you might put up some information about your bike and what you feel it is worth so any interested peeps can respond. Try posting it in the classified section.
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RV Nut, do you have any pics of you GTO. Really like to see. Always luv'd those Ist gen goats.
I will see what I can do . It doesnt run and since I have put this blog up you guys have gotten me thinking about it. I was thinking about pushing it out and washing the poor thing up. It looks terible right now its coverd with lot of years of dust. I know I really need my a## kicked for letting it go to hell. Since I moved to this town I have quit doing a lot of things. I am looking for a place to move but where do you move where its not double digit unemployment?

All of your blogs have been very helpfull to me!
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:33 AM   #49
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Looks like 389/348 is the callout for Tri-Power, but I didn't see any specs here for towing, not even mention of a towing package:
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If you are looking for a swap you might put up some information about your bike and what you feel it is worth so any interested peeps can respond. Try posting it in the classified section.
I was thinking the same thing like Craigs list , they have a free local on line ads here Call Ruby Mountain Want ads KRJC radio has a free call in called tradio so there is some out lets for marketing.
Shame I couldnt find anybody to ride with its a sweet bike. Its only got a little over ll00 miles on it.

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Looks like 389/348 is the callout for Tri-Power, but I didn't see any specs here for towing, not even mention of a towing package:
www.oldride.com Library Home Pontiac Pontiac GTO
Well maybe nobody has ever done it before . That is what makes unusual and od. I can be kind of od at times.

Like I said earlier I would have a receiver custom built that would bolt to the frame add a brake controller and a seven prong plug in and I would install and after market tandum master cylinder. It is already plumbed for Air shocks so that is no brainer. The only thing I cant do it change it over to disc brakes . I guess I am old school and don't want to modify it that much. Even though the engines not original and built up. I do realize this would require a lot of testing and adjusting. I am used to towing with a 3/4 ton pick up not a car. Totally different beast to say the least. I also realize I have a lot to learn and this would be a learning experence to say the least.
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Can't figure out what the "Tandem master cylinder" would be for. Trailer brakes are electric and brake controllers sense vehicle deceleration rate speed to apply proportional braking to the trailers brakes.

It's very, very hard to even find a decent FGRV, finding someone to swap for your bike might take a much wider search. Our classified ads are seen world wide.
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Can't figure out what the "Tandem master cylinder" would be for. Trailer brakes are electric and brake controllers sense vehicle deceleration rate speed to apply proportional braking to the trailers brakes.

The GTO came out factory with a single master cylinder brake system. When the master cylinder goes out you lose both the front and rear brakes. With a tandum master cylinder if you lose the front or rear brakes I.E. to broken brake hose or wheel cylinder etc you still have a back up. Also by having a decated system to each set up brakes your braking system is a lot more efficiant sorry spelled that wrong. I have drove it for years with just the single master cylinder but towing a trailer changes everything. It does not have power brakes either. With the high lift cam you have poor vaccumn at idle so the power brake booster wont work unless you install a vaccumn canister to hold reserve vaccumn when applying the brakes.

It's very, very hard to even find a decent FGRV, finding someone to swap for your bike might take a much wider search. Our classified ads are seen world wide.
Well if I cant find a trade I just wont be able to do it. I just cant swing restoring the car and buyig a 5 thousand dollar plus trailer. If I can trade great if not well I guess I tried.
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RV Nut.... Here is some interesting talks from guys who are towing with vintage vehicles.... Vintage Tow Vehicles - Airstream Forums
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Now I understand.... You want to improve the original system on the TV. I thought that the tandem master cylinder had something to do with actuating the trailers brakes.

FGRV owners that have a trailer for sale and want/need a bike might be uber-hard to find.

Are you ruling out just selling the bike and buying a FGRV with the proceeds?
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RV Nut.... Here is some interesting talks from guys who are towing with vintage vehicles.... Vintage Tow Vehicles - Airstream Forums

Wow that is cool ! You really hit pay dirt on that one. It's nice to see I am not the only weird one out there. Thanks for sending that is so cool!
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