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Old 08-23-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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There are some dandies in there. Thanks for the link.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:51 AM   #3
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AWESOME!

Was it truly intended for some of those 40-50 models to actually be towed down the road and used as an RV?

Seems they were designed from the beginning to be towed to a lot and "Parked".
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:26 PM   #4
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You know, you would think if times were so bad during the depression back in the 30's you would think that an extravagantz like trailers wouldn't even had a chance, Yet there were people making them.
Look at the 1935 Curtiss Aerocar. Look how far back the axle is. Could you imagine the suspension you had to have on a car to support that tongue weight.
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After Lots O' reading...it seems that 1950 was the year that the industry found out there was a market for 35-50 foot "trailers" that were no longer designed as "Campers" or "RVs", but were specifically designed as lower cost semipermanent housing.

While I was but a gleam in my fathers eye in in 1950, I can imagine a 1949 Ford attempting to pull one of these 4 foot "behemoths" to a campground... Like Lucy and Ricky in "The Long Long Trailer"....I have to watch that movie again...(The Rock scene is my fave)

Talk about an overloaded tow vehicle!
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