Originally Posted by Bob Miller
Thanks for understanding Terry
About Sag... That's a fairly common discussion. In general keeping the car level and allowing the trailer to be level to slightly down at the hitch seems to be the choice. I know with my Hunter that it gets a little light
on the hitch if it is even the slightest nose up condition.
Is this what you mean? Here I am with my Dad in our 1951 Pontiac in the early daze of trailer RV'ing. That's with a clamp on bumper hitch and no trailer brakes
. Cost us all of $98 to rent for two weeks in 1955.
: My pop was not a Camper but our mom well that was a different story, not only did we have the trailer on the bumper but a boat on top of the car and away to Grandma's and the lakes in that area for some good trout. FUnny thing even as a 5 year old fishing I put them back so you could call me a catch and release kind of guy.
When I think about the 6Cyl flathead we had in those early Dodges pulling that weight
behind over the Hope Princeton which in the late 40's and into the 60's was not much of a road boat was not Aluminium but wood and getting it up there and down and then up and head off to another lake it makes me crunch on how she did all this.
Usually another lady followed in her car with her kids and that was how we spent the summer, cooking on open campfire, (no fire regs back then) ate a lot of beans and hot dogs back then but oh so good!
I would like to see you folks drive the Hope Princeton even today with no brakes
and one of those old 40's to 60's cars before better brakes came about.
Like a dummy I did drive old beaters like that for years, such as Dodges, Chevy, Ford, GMC, Dodge trucks and cars mostly flat 6's crappy single cyl. brakes and to check the brake fluid remove the floor to get at it to make sure fluid still there. Around the city those old cars and trucks were great but back in the bush not so much fun.
Seeing that old Pontiac brings back lots of memories.
When I got time most of my camping was in a tent or under the truck, or inside the cab if raining, boat on top used a totem pole which I made myself for $5 as new was just to expensive.
Only brought fish home when dad was alive as he loved his fish, when he passed mom went fishing with me, my brother was a salt water fisherman.
Lots of great fishing in BC.