Strolling Amok

Pops goes on tour.

More Trouble Than It’s Worth Dept.

Floating Trailer

The above is from a January 1954 issue of Popular Mechanics, showing a teardrop trailer loaded onto pontoons. Submerged wheel bearings and flexing pontoons aside, it’s an idea that captures the essence of the Forties and Fifties, don’t you think? It’s that “try anything” attitude. What a silly, impractical idea! Ha ha! Still, if you increased tube diameters, added a central one and boosted length a little, let’s see, the Enterprise, at 26′ weighs 7,000 pounds, and I could…

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