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  1. HI, I have a 87 Georgie Boy MH. I it has the corrugated fiberglass skin. It is seriously oxidized but there are several spots that someone has tried and it came out real nice! My problem is haven't found anything to duplicate what they did! Ordinary cleaner has no effect. Tried rubbing compound but didn't work well either. I wonder what others have done it this situation? Also it has 3" wide stripes of tape that has deteriorated badly. Wonder if there is any way to remove this without destroying the skin?
  2. HI; In reviewing my previous post guess didn't make myself to clear in the explanation! What I am looking for is a surge applicator for the brakes that mounts to the trailer and not operated by remote as are most of the ones I can find. On my old trailer it was just a box that sat on hitch of trailer and only had a 12 volt lead to it. Much simpler set up than the ones they all seem to sell now days! It was a simple mercury switch I suppose that was to simple in our day of fancy electronics!! Thanks!
  3. HI; Have a question on these. Just getting into figuring out how to operate my brakes. Previous dolly had Hydraulic surge brakes..Now bought a enclosed trailer that has electric brakes and dealer seemed to know nothing about electric surge controllers. Had that on an earlier small camp trailer! Use various vehicles to pull this trailer and would be nice to have brakes without making any changes to the vehicle! Just starting to research this situation any info would be appreciated!! Thanks!
  4. HI;Thanks for the replies to my question! He ended up renting a tow dolly and getting it home. Interesting point he contacted 2 different car hauls both agreed to haul the car and neither ever showed up! That was his preferred method of moving it the tow bar and later tow dolly were last choices! Aparently what came from this is that the early Fords had a different power steering than modern ones. Shop said it would have towed fine if was manual steering but something about no center on these units goes to the left no matter what! Apparently possible to updates the power steering ot a newer style that has a center like what we are accustomed to on our cars now! But this requires a good level of mechanical ability!! Yes the front end alignment can be a question but apparently here it got into a real mechanical thing too! Thanks much for the advice!!
  5. HI;Thanks for the replies to my question!He ended up renting a tow dolly and getting it home.Interesting point he contacted 2 different car hauls both agreed to haul the car and neither ever showed up!That was his preferred method of moving it the tow bar and later tow dolly were last choices! Aparently what came from this is that the early Fords had a different power steering than modern ones,Shop said it would have towed fine if was manual steering but something about no center on these units goes to the left no matter what!Aparently possible to updates the power steering ot a newer style that has a center like what we are accustomed to on our cars now!But this requires a good level of mechanical ability!!Yes the front end alignment can be a question but apparently here it got into a real mechanical thing too!Thanks much for the advice!!
  6. Hi. I just ran into a situation. I set up my '63 Ford Fairlane 500 to use as toad. Guess what -- it refuses to follow the motorhome. I mean, it won't. Turn right, and it locks wheel to left! Try left, and it does the same thing. I rode in the car and could pull the wheel back but only with considerable force. Tried the bungie cord but no luck there, either, as it just turned anyway! You could hear the tires screech for several blocks when we tried a corner! I have seen many older cars, especially Mustangs, being towed. I called a hitch outfit and they said, "Oh, yes, many old cars aren't towable." I don't buy this. Anyone know anything about this? I question if it isn't an alignment problem? But the car drives beautifully, handles well, and is very nice! It's a shame that when it's set up with the tow bar equipment I can't tow it. It would make a very cute tow car. The wheels don't follow the car like usual when towing four wheels down. The Fairlane is actually pulled sideways by the motorhome on the corner -- can actually see the wheels sliding to the side. Anyone have any good thoughts on this?
  7. Hi, Just wondering if anyone has tried that new attachment that they sell that is supposed to clip onto the antenna and improve the Digital etc reception? Looks like only about $30. If it works, it would be worth a try to improve reception. Thought would ask before spending the money so many gadgets out there that do nothing!! Thanks!!
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