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Old 06-18-2017, 05:18 PM   #11
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I listen to all the overload chatter, and that is fine. My father in law who just turned 90 tell of coming to Ohio from the panhandle of Oklahoma in the late 30's, (bankrupt from the dust bowl's) taking his turn at driving (at 12) an old Model "A" pulling an old 4 wheel farm wagon with the family possessions. Now that's an overload. I think they forgot to look at the "B" pillar sticker.
Just wondering, but wouldn't that have had an "A" pillar sticker?
In all fairness, I couldn't imagine how hard of a trip that was.
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:00 AM   #12
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Just wondering, but wouldn't that have had an "A" pillar sticker?
In all fairness, I couldn't imagine how hard of a trip that was.
I am almost sure Henry never placed any sticker on the "Model A" regarding weight or towing limits. I was making light of the fact that there was a time before the sticker and the DOT where people were allowed to use there own common sense (some not so well) and not dependent on total government control.

The above statement opens a can of worms, Yes regulations are good, our highways are much safer today because of them, and without enforcement the wild west would prevail. All is good.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:59 AM   #13
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Just a note: A Model A pulling a 4 wheel farm wagon would most likely have not been overloaded... at least not in carrying capacity... a 4 wheel farm wagon would have very little tongue weight.... Brakes and HP now that would be another matter.. but then 10 miles an hour was fast in those days... My Dad's family left Oklahoma in a wagon to move back to S. Texas when he was in his early teens.. because they couldn't afford a Model A or fuel for one..
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:45 AM   #14
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If you haven't seen the movie "The Long Long Trailer" in a while you should take the time to watch it again. Manual trailer brakes, tow dolly under the tongue to reduce weight, etc... we have come a long way.


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Old 06-20-2017, 09:11 AM   #15
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Just a note: A Model A pulling a 4 wheel farm wagon would most likely have not been overloaded... at least not in carrying capacity... a 4 wheel farm wagon would have very little tongue weight.... Brakes and HP now that would be another matter.. but then 10 miles an hour was fast in those days... My Dad's family left Oklahoma in a wagon to move back to S. Texas when he was in his early teens.. because they couldn't afford a Model A or fuel for one..

^^^ My thoughts exactly. I've pulled 4 wheel farm wagons with tractors and pickups. None of them had any weight to speak of on the tongue. Now pulling the load and stopping it with a Model A would be another matter.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:05 AM   #16
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[/ATTACH]This is the park host RV and TV. It's a gas F250. I'm thinking this is a bad situation waiting to happen...
Well don't know how you think he is overloaded?

The smallest Montana has a DRY weight of 11,980#, with a 4,020# payload! Even have loaded one is pushing 14,000#, just a bit heavy for a gas 3/4 ton.
Time for a bigger TV!
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