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Old 10-16-2019, 10:53 PM   #1
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For all that have not watched the movie of the same name, it’s that time of the year when it gets run over and over on satellite and cable. I no longer pay for either, so I am reading the book. Written 1951, it is still a great introduction to the joys and tribulations of the RV life and is even better than the movie. (and the book is free on line)
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:46 AM   #2
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Thanks Kenneth - I just rented the movie on Amazon Prime for $3.00 and really enjoyed it. It was suggested as a must-do activity
Maybe I'll do the book next. I loved her rock collection - that would be me!
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Old 02-06-2020, 06:09 PM   #3
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We have two copies of the movie, and I have watched it several times over a few decades now. If you "love Lucy", it a must to see although I wouldn't advise watching it the night before you climb the mountains with your trailer!

Here's a trivia game related to the movie: https://www.funtrivia.com/en/Movies/...-The-9417.html

And some more info: Facts about "The Long, Long Trailer" : Classic Movie Hub (CMH)

I haven't read the book, so maybe I better put that on my bucket list!
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Old 02-06-2020, 06:26 PM   #4
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Watch for the tow vehicle switch. Someone way smarter than I am pointed it out to me. And catch that helper wheel on the tow bar rig.
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Yes there is a wheeled dolly between the tow vehicle and the trailer. Interesting solution to tongue weight limitations.
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Old 02-06-2020, 07:25 PM   #6
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The movie starts out with a Mercury towing the trailer. This was actual filming back in the day.
When they get in the mountains (Sierra Madres) and there’s a wider view of the Tow vehicle you’ll see they switched over to a nearly identical Lincoln which was available with a larger engine. They needed the horsepower to pull the hill. You can read up on it,
And while you’re at it read up on the Desert races where they ran those big Lincolns and won!
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And while you’re at it read up on the Desert races where they ran those big Lincolns and won!
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And listen to this while you read up.
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