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Old 10-13-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Who has the oldest toad

I tow a 1985 Toyota PU; I've towed it over a 100.000 miles behind three different motorhomes, automatic transmission with a Ramco drive shaft disconnect I now have 283 thousand miles on it. tow four down.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:27 AM   #2
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My 1985 Toyota is also on it's third tow vehicle. Mine is a five speed manual. Miles - no idea.

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Old 10-13-2011, 11:04 AM   #3
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Only towed it once behind the "new" MH so far. A trip to our resort spot and back. We bought got a tow dolly when we got the rig.

1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Convertible 4-speed.
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Only towed it once behind the "new" MH so far. A trip to our resort spot and back. We bought got a tow dolly when we got the rig.

1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Convertible 4-speed.
I would trailer it (preferably enclosed) but I wouldn't tow it even on a tow dolly. Too nice to take the chance of messing it up. At average retail it's already worth more than 6 times what it sold for new.

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I can't claim that title, but did see a fellow rv owner towing a fully restored 1947 Willys behind his Allegro in Flagstaff Az.
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I would trailer it (preferably enclosed) but I wouldn't tow it even on a tow dolly. Too nice to take the chance of messing it up. At average retail it's already worth more than 6 times what it sold for new.

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Ditto on the enclosed trailer. That's one nice Merc!
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The Cougar won't be full-time toad, but for the weekends at the resort it is really cool to take.

Going to finish it up (body and paint) and sell it in a few years when we semi-retire. I love this car, but not a good choice for a travel toad. Sale will hopefully give us a good "backup nest" for the semi-retirement.

Bought my first car, a 70 Cougar when I was 18, a lifetime ago. My youngest son is now restoring it.

I would love to have a 28' enclosed tailer for the toad. A small arsenal of the "required" tools for rv and car maintanance. Room for the motorcycle, too.
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[QUOTE=Ed-Sommers;982491]My 1985 Toyota is also on it's third tow vehicle. Mine is a five speed manual. Miles - no idea.


You can't wear them out; I plan to will mine to my son.
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We frequently tow a 1959 Austin Healey roadster, usually in an enclosed trailer, but sometimes flat if the weather is good and/or the distance is short or there might be a problem with the trailer on the other end.



Most often, we tow a new Miata Retractable Hardtop.

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We tow a 1973 2002 BMW (240,000 + miles), 4 speed manual, 4 down behind our 2012 Navion iQ. Previous to the Navion we had a 35 ft. Bounder which towed the BMW "like it wasn't there".
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Great looking Austin Healey.

We have an all original 1986 Trans AM WS6 with 29K actual miles on it. It has four first place car show wins, however I can't resist driving is sometimes. It rides in a 24 foot enclosed trailer. We sometimes pull it behind my Dad's bus conversion, and it is a blast to drive locally when we get to our destination.

We used to tow a 1987 Dodge Ramcharger, full size 4x4 SUV. I had a custom made tow bar made for it and installed manual locking hubs on the front axle. When towing, I placed the auto trans in park and the transfer case in neutral. Used a brake buddy to activate the brakes, which really helped, since the thing weighed 5600 lbs. It tracked very well though.
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