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Old 12-13-2011, 08:51 PM   #15
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Yeah, neat in an Eighties sort of way! Very handy for small, in town jobs.

I don't think it would haul an egg, though!

I can't find this, Does anyone know, are all 13' Trilliums set up so you can add electric brakes? I've found a '77 w/o brakes. If it is able to accept them, I'll get them and put them on. It's 750 miles away.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:34 AM   #16
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Actually the payload rating is 2652 on my DC. It does handle my camper great, but with a STOCK engine it is under powered with the 091 trans.
My truck also has the late model disk brakes. Even with the vaccuum unhooked it stops great{with a strong leg}.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:35 AM   #17
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:45 AM   #18
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My hitch set up is very strong and solid. I bought an Allstate one wheel trailer{for swap meet stuff}, and didn't want to mount the brackets to my bumper. So I built a hitch insert that goes in my hitch and tightens down. It works like a dream, also I can use it on other vehicles, like my Jeep. The little trailer will hold 18 milk crates with room left on sides.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:49 AM   #21
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:54 AM   #23
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Loved seeing the VW pick-up. We bought my youngest daughter a red VW pick-up, back in the 80's. It was her first "car" and she loved it. She never really got over the truck preference, however, she is a mommy of two now, and has to drive a car- seat hauler. Very neat tow-ers...what could beat the vintage trailers and vehicles. JO
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:59 AM   #24
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I've got a few things to say, the first is- WOW!
Secondly, thanks for posting those pictures!

Did you build that tow hitch? I've never seen one like it.

Mine isn't going to be anywhere/ anything like it. (Got to go out and get my camera).

I thought you said you have a 1915 in your truck. Do you think a 1776 with the original tranny will pull ok?

Side note- I also have an Allstate trailer - no box, though. I picked it up for $50 on Craigslist.

Looks like we have a few things in common!

Thanks again -Mike
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:00 AM   #25
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Sorry Mike, didn't mean to hijack your thread. My hitch was custom made at a shop that makes drag cars. There is a guy on the Samba that sells some pretty heavy duty hitches, they replace your bumper brackets and bolt solid to factory frame holes. A couple guys in one of my clubs use them. Feel free to call me any time, I love to talk about VWs. Plus the weather is crappy up here.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:10 AM   #26
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I was typing while you guys were posting. My original engine was a "built" 1641cc. Oil issues have that one back on stand. I think a 1776 would be good as long as you have all the proper tins in place and keep speeds low. these trucks were strong not fast. Sit back and enjoy the trip, but beware of all the people trying to take pics and give you thumbs up. Some of them aren't the best drivers when they aren't multitasking.
I got my Allstate off craigslist for $75 with a spare tire and axle assembly. I hope to "FIX-IT-UP A LIITLE" over the winter.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:12 AM   #27
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Got the camera. Here's my nice looking, but totally useless bumper pull.
I took some pics of the underside but they are blurry. Suffice to say, this is not what I would try to pull a camper with.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:18 AM   #28
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This ugly duckling though, I think will pull a 13' footer. It is 1/4" plate steel and bolts through the frame. Tongue weight says max 200lb.s and max trailer weight 2,000 lb.s Thoughts?
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