Collectors and Caravan "buffs" ...... can you please find a home for this ??

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 00:34
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I came across this on the "LCOOL" site, it looks like something that should be in a museum or at least with a collector, it is a cool bit of gear, no idea why you would need it but very interesting to reverse with it on, tricky ..... it is in Mackay .... will be sad to see it in a rubbish tip.
Anybody interested in it, he wants a couple of cartons for it .....
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Joe

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 02:39

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 02:39
These were very popular in the 60s. They allowed you to tow a van with a very heavy ball weight.



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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:10

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:10
Interesting idea, I wonder if the concept could be applied legally to the fifth wheeler principle so that the ute bed could be kept free??? As said reversing would require a whole new set of skills, the same as backing a dolly on a semi with a low bed trailer and I have seen experienced operators do that with aplomb.


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Follow Up By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 13:55

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 13:55
if you look at it you will also see the "A" frame is made from "spring" steel and would adsorb a lot of the "rocking" a van creates ........
With a "fifth wheel" they make them as such to place the weight over or very slightly forward of the rear axel, placing one of these on would make it rather un-stable to tow i would assume and man it would be long also, the weight on the tray makes for a far better maching to drive and tow...
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Joe
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Reply By: landseka - Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 15:16

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 15:16
Have a look at the movie "The Long, Long Trailer" with Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz.

You will see one of this type dolly in action.

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Reply By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 15:43

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 15:43
have not seen one for years but would be a great find for someone doing up a 50/60s car & caravan they were real popular in the US due to the over hang & soft springs on most of there tanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 15:54

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 15:54
it is there for the taking and will probally end up in the tip, sad to see history go on stuff like that eh ........
Must be someone that can give it a new home, it is quite, dont eat much and dont poo on ya lawn, cant ask for much more eh :-)
Joe
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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 19:58

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 19:58
Hi Joe. Can you provide a link to the item. My brother has a friend who has been eagerly looking out for one. Thanks,Bob.

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Follow Up By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 10:09

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 10:09
Hi Bob, the link is below but i think you have to be a member, if you can message me your contact details or at least your e-mail address i can give it to him and he can contact you.....
Link below

http://www.lcool.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=189755#189755

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Joe
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 20:07

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 20:07
Thanks Joe. I am a member of Lcool so was able to get it up quickly. I have forwarded it on to the lady who is looking for one so hopefully she will be successful. Thanks for your help. Bob.

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