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Old 04-03-2014, 07:57 AM   #1
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Weight Police Needed ???

Only in the 70's would they advertise like this!

1970 International Harvester, a camper, a mother in law suite and a boat climb a hill.

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:08 AM   #2
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Holy cow! I love the comments regarding the engine by the way - awesomeness. Now, where is the footage of them backing in to a tight spot?

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:13 AM   #3
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I like. Impressive for the day.

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Old 04-03-2014, 02:24 PM   #4
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I'm sure that was the same guy I tried to pass on a two lane road with on coming traffic. Hee hee
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:40 PM   #5
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They were horses that's for sure. We used them to pull 9,000# utility trailers in rice fields in California and Arkansas. Never had engine/tranny/suspension problems. The body's would fall apart, but the drivetrain beats anything on the market today. Big time gas guzzlers.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:43 PM   #6
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Yeah Baby - BACK THIS!
Need Gas? NO worries, I can wrap this sucker around island 3...

Odd thing is - I had a friend back in New Mexico that would vacation at San Padre island and tow their 5er with a boat trailer WITH a dual skidoo trailer.

Braver souls than I!
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:12 PM   #7
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I went to High School with a guy who's dad was a shot at the local HI lot, he got a new Travelall every year.
Hella stout rig, SUV before it was "cool".
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:43 PM   #8
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It's a mini land train
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:02 PM   #9
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I had a 1971 Travelall with tow package. It would tow anything, easily. And no concern about overheating. We sat at a few stop lights in downtown Bakersfield, CA in the middle of August, 100+ degrees, 28' trailer in tow, A/C on full max, and the engine temp gauge never moved.

8.5 MPG on level ground, with tail wind.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:04 PM   #10
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Does anyone remember the 60-70s when the Chev Impala/ Ford Galaxy were hooked up to 19' TT and traveled cross country? Put on some air shocks and a tranny cooler and you were ready to go.

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