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#1 Moosetales OFFLINE  

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 11:17 AM

This has got to be one of the coolest modifications I've seen regarding versatility and ingenuity. So maybe it's just wicked cool that the SUV is able to go from pushing the trailer to pulling the trailer in a matter of seconds (and it happens to look as though they are dancing).



Now that I think about it, my head could serve as a nice pivot point for any trailer or cart that I would need to pull. If I fabricated a helmet that had a ball on the top of it I could do the same thing as this guy did; a neck brace will likely be needed...possibly while towing the cart and definitely after the job is done.
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 11:32 AM

Yeah that is neat. At least until your truck breaks down miles from home and you can't rent anything to tow the camper back.
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 11:39 AM

Yeah that is neat. At least until your truck breaks down miles from home and you can't rent anything to tow the camper back.


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Posted December 21, 2012 - 11:46 AM

Stealing ideas from Volkswagon. For shame.

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 12:18 PM

Wouldn't that put a lot of stress on the roof and the body in general. A 5er hitch is normally mounted to the frame down low. It does operate very slick though.
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 02:17 PM

Yeah,I've seen the VW one before.
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 03:42 PM

Wouldn't that put a lot of stress on the roof and the body in general. A 5er hitch is normally mounted to the frame down low. It does operate very slick though.

It might at that! Back in about 1965 my dad bought a Car Top Camper that clipped to the rain gutters on his 56 Caddilac 9 passenger limo. Too many teenagers on top led to him gas welding the gutters back on in my uncles yard in Monnahans,Tx.
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 04:55 PM

That is pretty cool. I need something like that, I can't back a trailer worth a darn.
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 06:05 PM

I bet it does put a lot of strain on the roof. But back in day they knew how to build vehicles. Not any of the plastic stuff they got on the market today.
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 07:03 PM

back in the 60's a friend had a fifth wheel like that he pulled wuth passenger car.

Edited by tinbender7, December 21, 2012 - 07:03 PM.

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 09:27 PM

I remember that type of camper hitch. Musta not been too gooda idea tho. Not out there no more.
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