How to properly tow your vintage RV.

Posted: April 7, 2013 in camping, Diamond T truck, Hot Rod, Tin Can Tourists, travel
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DSC04446 (1024x768)So, you’ve joined the ranks of vintage RV owners, and are wondering how to properly tow, and what to tow it with.   To help you out, Cool McCool’s Garage presents “How to tow your Vintage RV”, an illustrated guide to proper vintage RV and auto pairings.

The first thing you’ll need is an era appropriate tow vehicle, as we demonstrate with our ’46 Spartan Manor and ’48 Diamond T 201 pickup.  Towing a 30’s, 40’s or 50’s trailer with a new truck is, by any standard, grounds for public ridicule, and may get you laughed out of any RV park, trailer rally or vintage car event.

Why risk humiliation, ridicule and future regret?  Just look at the photo’s below, and see how, with a little effort and determination, you too can hold your head high, and be the envy of every other vintage trailerite!

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  1. scotty gosson says:

    Congrats on finishing the Diamond T, Brian! This combo will make ’em all cry at the next trailer round-up.

  2. Denny & Dollie says:


    Speaking of trailers and ridicule, my son just now told me about a rig they saw at the local circle track races. I’ll try to be brief. I already forgot the exact vehicles but this doesn’t matter. Beat up old tow pickup was hooked to a 16′ flatbed with a ratty Bronco race vehicle. Aren’t all Broncos ratty? The receiver of the tow truck had no ball. The trailer had what appeared to be a tongue without the normal hitch thingie. Just another hole in the tongue. Stuck in the tongue hole and down through the truck receiver minus ball hole was a standard old type tire iron. The type with a bent end with a socket for removing wheel studs. The bottom end shaped like a screw driver. Who knows how far this redneck crew towed their Bronco/ trailer combination.

    Denny & Dollie Sharp—-Model T

  3. They look beautiful together…and I’m including Kim in that compliment!

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