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Old 07-28-2014, 06:41 PM   #939
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Here's link to one of T&K's pics, showing the boler and the kool tow truck.
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:44 PM   #940
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Here's link to one of T&K's pics, showing the boler and the kool tow truck.
Is it just me, or are all those pics taken with a fish eye lens? It just looks weird!

Sure does look like a cool set-up!

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Old 07-28-2014, 07:26 PM   #941
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Here's link to one of T&K's pics, showing the boler and the kool tow truck.
That truck is a 1953 to 1955 Ford F-100 (slant cab!) without seeing the grill... that's the best I can do
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:45 PM   #942
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Thanks for moving that picture Jim. The pictures are all taken with a very wide-angle lens, but not a fish-eye. I also wish at least some were from a more normal focal length lens. Less dramatic, but you can pick up more detail. Really liking the red, black and white scheme.

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Old 07-28-2014, 09:37 PM   #943
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That truck is a 1953 to 1955 Ford F-100 (slant cab!) without seeing the grill... that's the best I can do
Wow Donna, you are good. It's a 1953 Mercury M-100. Mercury trucks were made and sold only in Canada, eh!
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:06 PM   #944
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Dale, sweet ride. Bet it tows nice. I can't tell by the pic but are you using a WDH or just on the ball? Thnxs
Just on the ball, the brakes are long since removed on the trailer, i did a set of wheels and tires and packed the bearings before attempting to move it (hadn't been on the road in over 10 years) also just stuck magnetic tow lights to keep things simple for this trip. I'm in the prairies, so it really doesn't put much stress on the car.

There is no propane or battery on the tongue, it towed really nicely, no sway issues, and was quite comfortable. (it should be noted that the jetta was ordered equipped the same as a GLI, so has a stiffer sport suspension, much larger brakes, and the 200hp, 207ft/lbs turbo motor with a 6 speed manual)

I'm in the market for a new tow vehicle some time in the next few months, but this setup will work for now.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:29 PM   #945
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I am super interested in this. I have been dreaming about buying a VW TDI manual station wagon (preferably red) to pull our Boler (Rova) when we are going for longer distances than we want to pull with the Mercury pick-up. Do you have any comments about pulling with a TDI? Would we want or need trailer brakes? Thanks!
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:55 PM   #946
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Just camped at beautiful Deception Pass State Park, WA, Forest Loop campground.
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Everything worked on the totally renovated trailer!


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Old 07-29-2014, 06:12 PM   #947
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:25 PM   #948
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I am super interested in this. I have been dreaming about buying a VW TDI manual station wagon (preferably red) to pull our Boler (Rova) when we are going for longer distances than we want to pull with the Mercury pick-up. Do you have any comments about pulling with a TDI? Would we want or need trailer brakes? Thanks!
Not sure if you're talking to me, or one of the other TDI tuggers. The jetta wagon has more room than the golf, but because there is more car behind the rear axle, it's not quite as stable. Shouldn't be a concern either way with everything set up correctly. I just got the trailer brakes working on my TV and though it is not a legal requirement, it did feel better in the mountains, having every wheel braked. I would also want to have additional gages when using a turbo-ed tow vehicle: boost, EGT, oil temp.
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:32 PM   #949
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My tow is a 2001 Dodge.
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:34 PM   #950
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Sorry, thought I attached pic of Casita and truck.....pic did not show up.....I'll try later.
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:12 PM   #951
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I have been dreaming about buying a VW TDI manual station wagon
I have one and I love it.. it will be my tow vehicle when my scamp is tow-able I am planning on brakes for my scamp since I do intend to travel through mountains with it, otherwise I might not be so worried about having them.

I've had my Jetta wagon for almost 3 months now and I've already put 8000 miles on it... it's so much fun to drive
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:59 AM   #952
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Definitely run electric brakes. You want to be as safe as possible when you tow, especially if you will be driving anything other than flat roads.
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