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Old 01-21-2021, 07:57 PM   #21
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Great stories.
What car is towing the little camper?
Almost looks a bit like a 51 or 52 Chevy jmho..
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Old 01-22-2021, 05:20 AM   #22
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That is a sweet looking Ford Bronco, late 60's early 70's, nice ride love to have one like it today!!
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Old 01-22-2021, 07:56 AM   #23
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Great stories.
What car is towing the little camper?
Our '77 Bronco. We're the original owners. It's still my daily driver.

Before the camper, we would pull a utility trailer made from an old Chevy LUV bed. It carried a bunch of camping and recreation gear.
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Old 01-22-2021, 01:28 PM   #24
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Sorry I thought you were asking about what was towing the trailer in post #3...
I'd never mistake a Old 50's car for a Bronco...LOL... at least until I get older..
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Old 01-22-2021, 02:08 PM   #25
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Great stories.
What car is towing the little camper?
In Post #3, that was a 49 chevy sedan! The trailer even had on awning! Took about an hour to set it up. Shortly after that picture, we purchased a new Ford Maverick - 71 I think. It was a towing beast (ha-ha). Had a 170 ci 6 cylinder. It ran so hot going up the hills that I routed the windshield washer hose to a spray nozzle on the front of the radiator - when going up a hill I turned on the windshield washer to spray water on the front of the radiator. At the top of every hill, I would stop and refill that little reservoir (maybe 2 quarts?).

Ah yes...those were the "good old days"!

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Old 04-04-2021, 12:58 PM   #26
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Ex wife and I started out like others, tent camping. We even took our
first child (son 3 months old) tent camping up to Vancouver BC.

After two kids and a bunch of years we moved up to a hard side pop
up that friends sold us for $$1.00. Needed tires and a good cleaning.

Used that for a few years and then the in-laws bought a 1985 Ford
Class C and we used that more than they did.

In early 2000's we bought our first TT a early 80's 23 footer.

In 2004 we got divorced and she bought me out of the house so I went
looking for a place to park the TT, found out it was too old for most parks
so I bought a 2003 Terry 27' TT parked it in a small RV park near the beach
in SOCAL since I was still working and commuting to Los Angeles.

$500 a month plus electric and I had a home to live in.

A couple of years later I met my wife and a few years later we sold the
TT and moved up to a nicer 2010 Keystone Springdale 30' TT.

In late 2013 we sold the TT while getting ready to move to Colorado.

We moved in 2014 and in 2015 we bought a Thor Hurricane gas class A
and sold it in 2018. I did not like driving the MH and the wife hated being
in the MH driving in wind.

Later in 2018 we bought a 2012 Ram 3500 diesel truck and in 10/2018
we bought our current 2019 Keystone Cougar 30 RLS 34' 5th wheel trailer
and we are very happy with it.
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Old 04-06-2021, 03:24 AM   #27
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My parents had a very used PUP when I was growing up. The only "roughing" it was done at Lake Martin, 45 mins from our house. Fast forward, before marriage, I had an GA state park map and would literally throw a dart Fri after work. Wherever it hit, I camped in a tent with my dogs that weekend. Did that for several years. Ever seen a Yorkie chase a black bear 8 miles deep in the woods? FF again, we started my kids in a tent in our backyard, then to Cheaha SP in Alabama. After a particularly rainy weekend, the DW said no more tents. I bought a 93 Skamper PUP (what my kids named "minion") for $500 cash and we used it for a yr and sold it for 4x our initial investment. I love camping with my family, but miss my "dart days."
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Old 04-17-2021, 08:06 PM   #28
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Started with my parents in a station wagon and an 18' canned ham, I think it was a Shasta. My folks and their friends moved up to installing a Popular Mechanics design into two VW vans. Worked until I couldn't fit across the front seats anymore. The DW and I talked about camping for many years but being a Sailor, I didn't have the time to go looking for a RV nor the money to afford it. A few years back, we started with a TT for my hobby of paintball and then we decided that we were going to downsize for retirement. We moved to our second TT until we found that we could go bigger. Here we are!
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