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Tom Trostel 11-28-2010 08:04 AM

toy Willerby & Morris Minor tow vehicle
 
While looking for Calico Critter Christmas presents, I found a toy trailer set that is new to me. It's on eBay. Buy it now for $80.

Calico Critters Caravan Family Camper Set ~BRAND NEW~ - eBay (item 200542750174 end time Dec-12-10 11:37:29 PST)

Andrew Gibbens 11-28-2010 08:54 AM

There's the Willerby model I saw in a client's house recently!

However I believe Tom should remove this post since it is clearly encouraging completely unsafe towing practices - there is no way can a Morris Minor safely tow a Vogue, and Tom is just encouraging dangerous behaviour with this post.

PS I've never see a convertible Moggie with wood framing before.

PPS ;)

Darwin Maring 11-28-2010 09:37 AM

It is not a Morris Minor, It's a toy - Take a close look - any item that is so small that a rabbit is 1/2 it's size could not be confused with a real car and camper.

Terry G 11-28-2010 09:45 AM

It's just a toy? I want my $80 back. I figured once I got rid of the rabbit infestation, I would have the RV deal of the century.

Matt in SV 11-28-2010 10:38 AM

If you read the fine print, the car is sold separately, and the trailer sleeps only four. I have serious reservations about the logistics of roof mounted bunks, and the long-term practicality of unglazed windows.

The swing out floor plan is intriguing, but leaves the bath area quite exposed, and is probably the cause of the obvious rodent infestation.

:D

Donna D. 11-28-2010 11:09 AM

Gad, talk about a leaker waiting to happen. We know Cadet owners have a tough time finding replacement windows, this would be worse :wink

Pam Garlow 11-28-2010 06:47 PM

So, trying to figure out the logistics of putting baby rabbits to bed. Bunnies can jump, but not that high. Do they get loaded into bed and then the roof raises up (talk about sleeping under the stars!!) or do they just wait for a large human hand to swoop down and lift them into bed? :)

Frederick L. Simson 11-28-2010 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew Gibbens (Post 230366)
PS I've never see a convertible Moggie with wood framing before.

PPS ;)

<sigh> I had 2 Morris Minors when I was in High School. :wub
One was a 2-door sedan, and one was a Woodie Station Wagon... :wub:wub

melissab 11-28-2010 09:05 PM

My girls would LOVE that for Christmas but $80???? Ouch!

floyd 11-28-2010 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Pam Garlow (Post 230415)
So, trying to figure out the logistics of putting baby rabbits to bed. Bunnies can jump, but not that high. Do they get loaded into bed and then the roof raises up (talk about sleeping under the stars!!) or do they just wait for a large human hand to swoop down and lift them into bed? :)

They look more like cats to me... pointed ears and whiskers...:reye2

Don'n'Deb 11-29-2010 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by floyd (Post 230458)
They look more like cats to me... pointed ears and whiskers...:reye2

Floyd, I think you are right...Calico Critters as in Calico cats.:p

Tom Trostel 11-29-2010 02:57 PM

Good eye Floyd. The figures are Fisher Cats, not Hopscotch Rabbits. By the way, I checked on the price for the Morris Minor - $50. Perhaps one might guess that we have 5 granddaughters under the age of 9.

Andrew, I've seen a Morris Minor pickup truck towing a 13' Scamp here in Texas. When I posted here about it, someone replied that they knew of the rig and the Morris is highly modified. It has a Ford V6 from a Capri.

Matt in SV 11-29-2010 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Don'n'Deb (Post 230475)
Floyd, I think you are right...Calico Critters as in Calico cats.:p

My daughter has a collection of these - no camper though. They come in calico cats, foxes, rabbits, racoons, field mice and probably a few other things you might not want in your camper.

I agree these may look like cats, but the POs were definitely mice. I wonder what happened to them? :omy

Regards,

Matt

Herb Sutton 11-30-2010 12:27 AM

Minor convertibles had 2 doors and no wood.

james kent 11-30-2010 06:35 AM

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I use a Morris to tow the little teardrop as I don't feel that it's not strong enough to tow the old Euro. I tow it with my late model 1930's Chevy.

Darwin Maring 11-30-2010 08:47 AM

Tom, I thought it is ill-eagle for Ford to serve Minors.

Donna D. 11-30-2010 08:49 AM

I don't know James, have you checked the Chevy's manual for tow ratings. Looks like you might be a couple of ounces over the limit.

james kent 11-30-2010 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Donna D. (Post 230576)
I don't know James, have you checked the Chevy's manual for tow ratings. Looks like you might be a couple of ounces over the limit.

Well, we did have to beef up the trivetrain a bit. You know, 350/350 discs and all that stuff.

Donna D. 11-30-2010 02:57 PM

Is the Chevy an automatic or stick? You may want to consider putting in a transmission cooler (or is that a beverage cooler in the trunk?) beer coolers 'er transmission coolers are cheap insurance. At anyrate, nice looking ride!

Carol H 11-30-2010 04:10 PM

The under the floor storage looks like an intreasting mod! Not sure I would like the head configuration though - who builds a trailer without a door on the head? ;-)


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