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  1. #38121
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    Anyone have an opinion on a 1962 Airstream Bambi 16' Travel Trailer?
    Classy and cute!

    Pull it with a vehicle large enough to store all your stuff?

  2. #38122
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    Classy and cute!

    Pull it with a vehicle large enough to store all your stuff?
    That there's the concept.

    Suddenly, every place we stay becomes dog-friendly without a pet deposit.

    Anyone know a reliable way to determine one's towing capacity other than trial and error?

  3. #38123
    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    Anyone know a reliable way to determine one's towing capacity other than trial and error?
    Borrow someone else's? By towing capacity are you talking vehicle or driver?

  4. #38124
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    That there's the concept.

    Suddenly, every place we stay becomes dog-friendly without a pet deposit.

    Anyone know a reliable way to determine one's towing capacity other than trial and error?
    I would start with manufacturer specs.

  5. #38125
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    Pull it with a vehicle large enough to store all your stuff?
    The 1970 Buick GS455 project car I have was ordered from the factory with the trailer towing option.

  6. #38126
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    I mean specs on the tow vehicle. You'll need a Class III hitch - and you'll want a vehicle that was built with intent to offer one.

  7. #38127
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    I mean specs on the tow vehicle. You'll need a Class III hitch - and you'll want a vehicle that was built with intent to offer one.
    Yeah, I'm dumb on this sort of stuff. Specs say 5200 pounds of towing capacity. Trailer is 1800. There is a "tow button" on the dash, which I assume engages extra torque for the trailer. There's a 2" square hitch in the back.

    It seems like I'm good to go?

  8. #38128
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    Yeah, I'm dumb on this sort of stuff. Specs say 5200 pounds of towing capacity. Trailer is 1800. There is a "tow button" on the dash, which I assume engages extra torque for the trailer. There's a 2" square hitch in the back.

    It seems like I'm good to go?
    That description makes me highly confident. All is I would have recommended. The 2 inch "receiver" sounds like a Class III - and a vehicle designed to tow has the transmission and cooling that preserve your drivetrain.

  9. #38129
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    That description makes me highly confident. All is I would have recommended. The 2 inch "receiver" sounds like a Class III - and a vehicle designed to tow has the transmission and cooling that preserve your drivetrain.
    Thanks. I can tell you know better than I because you even know the proper lingo.

    A 1800 pound trailer should leave us with plenty of leeway.

  10. #38130
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Central New York state
    A good idea would be to buy your tow ball from a specialist - like one of those U-Haul stores that installs hitches. They'll probably walk outside and look before recommending what ball and drop/rise to use.

    And are probably hard-wired to tell you if they see a concern. Or talk to any long time boater.

  11. #38131
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    Thanks. I can tell you know better than I because you even know the proper lingo.
    10-4 good buddy, put the hammer down and watch out smokies.

    (Okay, I might not know the right lingo like BlueTeuf but I wish you luck — sounds like a nice potential addition to the toy collection!)

  12. #38132
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    Also, drag out your vehicle owner's manual and read about your tow button. They sometimes have load ranges where you don't use it with an empty/light load.

  13. #38133
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    Also, drag out your vehicle owner's manual and read about your tow button. They sometimes have load ranges where you don't use it with an empty/light load.
    Excellent advice all around. Seems I have a bit of research to do.

  14. #38134
    There are likely message boards out there for those trailers.

  15. #38135
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    The real fun comes from learning to back up a tow load. Any experience there?

  16. #38136
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    The real fun comes from learning to back up a tow load. Any experience there?
    Backing a Jon boat down a narrow ramp is harrowing enough!

  17. #38137
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    The real fun comes from learning to back up a tow load. Any experience there?
    I've driven large vehicles and box trucks, but never a trailer for any amount of time. All I know is all your instincts and experience are basically 180 degrees wrong.

  18. #38138
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    I recommend your nearby abandoned mall parking lot with lines painted on the tarmac - and nothing you can back into.

  19. #38139
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTeuf View Post
    I recommend your nearby abandoned mall parking lot with lines painted on the tarmac - and nothing you can back into.
    Luckily, these days most mall parking lots are abandoned.

  20. #38140
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    Quote Originally Posted by MChambers View Post
    I read that she lived on an organic farm in a state near Vermont. Just weird that you'd live in one state but name your recording after a place in another state, or so it seems to me.

    Northeast Kingdom was produced by Steve Earle and got some publicity because of that, but Knight never recorded anything else, which is a pity, because she was very talented.
    Culturally speaking, Northampton Mass. and Greensboro/Northeast Kingdom have a fair amount in common...(my lovely wife emigrated from that region)...

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