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Old 08-17-2016, 12:59 PM   #15
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Thanks, Dave—

Would that be 'Big Bertha'?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bertha_(howitzer)


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UPDATE: As if that weren't enough, I have also posted a (briefer) account of how our Casita got its name, on the Hillbilly at Harvard blog,

https://hillbillyatharvard.wordpress...r-new-trailer/

I have mentioned that in the endless 'Did You Name Your Trailer' thread here,

Did you name your camper?

but this is a more complete account, aimed at country fans.

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Old 08-17-2016, 01:29 PM   #17
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:43 PM   #18
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Thanks, Dave—

Would that be 'Big Bertha'?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bertha_(howitzer)


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Actually picked the name from the big boring machine meandering it's way under Seattle but I'm guessing that they picked the name from your reference.

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[QUOTE=Mr Lynn;

The New Moon trailer in the movie was a real one, from 1953, not 40' (as claimed) but 37'. They are pulling it with a 1953 Mercury Monterey convertible, a V8 no doubt, but doubtless the wrong suspension for such a monster trailer.

At one point in the movie I believe a Lincoln was substituted for the Mercury. A dolly was used under the trailer tongue, so no weight was on the car suspension
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:41 AM   #20
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Great blog entry! You may be infecting some readers with FGRV mania.
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Old 08-19-2016, 01:36 PM   #21
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This was a fantastic read. To your point about being able to hose them out like a Wrangler, the Happier Camper folks say you can do just that on their website, though it might be hyperbole. I can relate to every bit of this post, though I'm just a few months into my obsession, and a few years out from scraping the cash together to buy my own. But it makes for great dreaming!


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Old 08-19-2016, 02:11 PM   #22
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Hello Dolly !

[QUOTE=mary and bob;604326][QUOTE=Mr Lynn;

The New Moon trailer in the movie was a real one, from 1953, not 40' (as claimed) but 37'. They are pulling it with a 1953 Mercury Monterey convertible, a V8 no doubt, but doubtless the wrong suspension for such a monster trailer.

At one point in the movie I believe a Lincoln was substituted for the Mercury. A dolly was used under the trailer tongue, so no weight was on the car suspension[/QUOTE]
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If you look at old 1930s ads for trailers , they often show a dolly in use. Some trailers were pretty big then, and heavy, and cars couldn't hold the full tongue weight. I've often wondered if a small dolly couldn't be developed today for modern small cars that have lots of horsepower but not suitable suspension , People are often asking on here if they can tow a Scamp ( Or a Casita ! ) with a small car. Dollies are often used in the trucking industry and some have been sold for converting a Fifth wheel into a bumper pull. David in Fresno and Sonora
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