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Old 10-08-2015, 02:20 AM   #1
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Smile Talk about a small TV

The Fantastic Folding Mini-Motel Caravan, 1959 | Messy Nessy Chic

Watch the video a little ways down.
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:22 AM   #2
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Very interesting Roger. Thnxs for posting. Thinking the trailer, canoe, and extras are close to 1,000lbs. Hey my 260HP car could tow that too.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:42 AM   #3
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Great find! But hopefully I don't get behind one of those rigs on a long uphill in the Colorado mountains. Or maybe scooters were more more powerful in those days?
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:49 AM   #4
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Love it!!!

A real answer to the high cost of gasoline....ahead of its time...and all fiberglass too!
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:50 AM   #5
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Totally cool. And the pics of the restored Portafold down near the bottom of the page are great too. would love to see one of those in person. Like the website author says, the video is a hoot!
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:56 PM   #6
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I would buy one just to have it. Thank you for posting it. One of my favorite posts.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:08 PM   #7
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There was a 1957 Portafold at one of the Vintage Tin Can rally in Lynden Washington a couple of years ago. It was very cool.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:09 PM   #8
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Did anyone watch the Mickey Mouse cartoon with the teardrop trailer?
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:11 PM   #9
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Carol, that's a beauty. What a great TV too.
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Carol, that's a beauty. What a great TV too.
Just checked back on the other photos I took of this set up and the car pulling it was a 1957 as well. Owned by a couple from Surrey B.C.
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Very cool and fun! Certainly not cheap in its day.
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Thanks Roger & Carol for sharing.
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:40 AM   #13
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I like it!
The one restored looks like it is being towed by a Triumph Herald, but it has been a long while since I have seen one.
If I were over there and saw the ad for that one I believe I would go for it.
I think that there is a market for a reasonably priced small camper that can really be towed by a small car.
The key is light weight and low polar moment.
Of course I feel I can tow my Scamp with my VW smogger.
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If you can't find a MiniMotel in good condition, look for Esterel vouw wagen caravan, Rapido is another one. They have rigid walls.
Not too hard to find and not that expensive.
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