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Old 01-19-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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When I saw this my jaw dropped! Is it a joke or an actual product?
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:30 PM   #2
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When I saw this my jaw dropped! Is it a joke or an actual product?
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:58 AM   #3
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The suburban and trailer sure look dated.

I suspect it was an actual prototype/product, but obviously it never caught on.

I can't imagine the roof of the suburban carrying that load without a lot of flexing.

There have been countless RV items come and go over the years.
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:01 AM   #4
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I also like the bedroom design on that 5th wheel but I think I'd have to loose some weight to get up there myself. But I think if you're 6'10" and 110# you'd do just fine.

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Old 01-20-2008, 06:23 AM   #5
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Years ago in Houston, there was a 5er that was pulled by a roof mounted hitch with an Oldsmobile 98. I have not seem it many years.

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Old 01-20-2008, 10:36 AM   #6
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It's "interesting" to say the least. Check this out - http://rvtravel.com/blog/jerry/labels/towing.html.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:11 AM   #7
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For what it's worth, the name(hand written) on top of the car in the picture caught my eye 'Flexhom'. A little internet reseach resulted in the following:
www.huntel.net/home/customer_info/customerwebsites.htm

Drop down to Flexhom. That's all folks.

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Old 01-20-2008, 12:53 PM   #8
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Here's an interesting rv.net thread from this spring... http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/19339116.cfm.
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As if towing a 5th wheel with a Suburban isn't enough to make your jaw drop, did you notice the boat he's towing behind the 5th wheel in the first photograph?

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Actually there were many of them traveling the highways back in the 1970's..

A man in my little home town had one mounted on a Volkswagen bug's roof.. Man-O-Man was that ever weird looking...

The trailer was a single axle and about 15 feet long.

It had nothing inside except a double bed ..(2" piece of foam), an "ice" box, a portable toilet and a small sink that had a little "Pump" handle on it..

He had a 5 gallon bucket under the sink to hold fresh water and the little hand pump was how you got water into the sink.. the dirty water just drained out on the ground.

I would guess that the whole trailer weighed about 500 ... maybe 700 pounds empty.

Without a doubt, that was one of the funniest things I have ever seen..

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by John Harrelson:
He had a 5 gallon bucket under the sink to hold fresh water and the little hand pump was how you got water into the sink.. the dirty water just drained out on the ground. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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John,

Our first RV was a 1978 Jayco Cardinal pop-up. It had a fresh water tank for the sink, but no waste water holding tanks. The gray water from the sink, as you said, just drained out on the ground. I guess the EPA would have a field day with that RV today!

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heh heh heh ... you got that right Rusty...

Heck, for that matter, they probably wouldn't even allow that combination on the highway today..

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RustyJC:
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Our first RV was a 1978 Jayco Cardinal pop-up. It had a fresh water tank for the sink, but no waste water holding tanks. The gray water from the sink, as you said, just drained out on the ground. I guess the EPA would have a field day with that RV today!
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Our 1994 Jayco 1207 didn't have a holding tank either. It had a "male" water hose connection on the side and we drained in to a 5 gallon bucket. We had to add a lid to the bucket to meet a local ordinance at one campground.
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Some years ago in AZ at highway reststops (Pre-Interstates), there were signs near bushes & trees, "Please dump grey water here".
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