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Old 10-25-2014, 11:01 AM   #1
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Smile Lucy, The long, long trailer.

A must see movie by Lucy. " The long, long Trailer ". It's on you-tube or get at the store? A must have for our Campers, Enjoy!
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:22 AM   #2
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Ricky must have had a helluva engine in that car to pull this up that hill, especially with all the rocks that Lucy collected along the way!

Note the "helper" wheel underneath the trailer tongue. What's the history on why those were done away with?
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:23 AM   #3
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A must see movie by Lucy. " The long, long Trailer ". It's on you-tube or get at the store? A must have for our Campers, Enjoy!
Saw it on TCM with Desi. She had some splainin to do. Lucy was quite a looker in the old 30's movies
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Old 10-25-2014, 02:38 PM   #4
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I think the helper wheel set with air ride on it would be genius
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Old 10-25-2014, 03:16 PM   #5
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My DW favorite movie.
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I think the helper wheel set with air ride on it would be genius
Off topic but here you go
http://youtu.be/uSnmKbqG1mU
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They actually used 2 different vehicles in that movie. The first one was a 1953 Mercury Monterey with a 125hp engine, but to get over those Sierra Nevada mountains they had to switch to a 1953 Lincoln Capri with a 205hp engine. The trailer was 36 feet long. That hill looks kinda like the one I went up, this morning.
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Great movie on souvenir storage and other stuff, view before, during and after trips.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:31 AM   #9
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Note the "helper" wheel underneath the trailer tongue. What's the history on why those were done away with?
We use weight distribution hitches now. Up until a few years ago there was a company called Stinger that made helper wheels. They are out of business. When all is said and done, a W/D is far better than helper wheels.

On another note, back in those days, no one worried about how fast they were going to tow up a steep grade, then again, they didn't have the I system either.
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That bogie wheel was to keep the rear bumper from dragging on the ground which would cause a shower of sparks which would ignite the gasoline dripping from the leaky gas tank which would...... Bye Desi, bye Lucy.
Honestly, I learned everything I know about trailerin from that movie.
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