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    Intech trailers

    Anybody have any experience with Intech Trailers out of Indiana. Pictures look nice but not sure that means much. thanks. jvsb
  2. Does anybody have any experience with Intech Trailers. They make a nice looking aluminum trailer that is somewhat less expensive than Featherlite. Thanks. jvsb
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    Enclosed trailer

    Thanks for the advice. I do have a diesel. Any thoughts on weight distribution hitch and/or sway bars?
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    Enclosed trailer

    I am very excited since I have recently purchased a 37 V-12 one off club sedan. It has a longer wheelbase (144) than the other clubs. It is my first classic. Now the realistic concerns start. I want to trailer it to events (tours, packard regional events etc). I plan to drive it a lot but I am in a rural area and most of these events will be 200+ miles away. It will be delivered in a few months. Now the question. I want an enclosed trailer. The car weighs about 6200lbs but I have a good truck that can easily pull well over 12000 so the towing weight shouldn't be an issue. I think I need a 22-24 foot trailer. I don't want to spend all my kids inheritance! Suggestions please. Brand. New or used. Should I get a winch? Thanks in advance
  5. Couldn't agree more. Certainly some exceptions. There was a 33 or 34 packard closed sedan at Barrett that I felt went way too high. I was at Gooding and there were a few "muscle car" type cars that didn't do too well. Guess it works both ways.
  6. Yes I am looking at pre war sedans. I did look at the Packard Info site and it indicated indirectly that leather was an option but I have not seen any other sedans with it except for the one I saw in an Internet ad. Dave Mitchell said he has not seen it on a closed sedan unless it was chauffeur driven and then only on the front seat. He was going to see if a 1934 salesman brochure he has might have the info. Thanks for your thoughts. If I see or hear anything I'll post it. Jvsb
  7. I realize this is an old topic but I have seen a 34sedan with nice leather interior but wonder if this was an option for a closed car?
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    towing vehicle

    Thanks for your opinions. I am looking at a Ford Excursion (2001)with a 7.3 l diesel. The 7.3 has a good history. It's a big "car" but should tow well.
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    towing vehicle

    I know there is another forum for this but it seems to basically be a forum for arranging transportation. I would like anybody's thoughts on the best kind of vehicle for towing a 6000+ lbs car and appropriate trailer. I've gotten a lot of info, some of which is contradictory. Diesel vs. gasoline. Is a truck necessary or will a large SUV (most likely gasoline) do the trick? Closed vs. open trailer. 4WD vs. 2WD. I will only be towing to tours and shows so I won't be putting huge numbers of miles on the vehicle. It won't be used for much else except for a few odds and ends around the house. I will not be taking it off road but could run into some occasional snow. Also will occasionally do some mountain driving but certainly no off road driving. I would like to keep the cost reasonable so am looking at 1998-2005 or so vehicles. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. jvsb
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    Formal sedan ?

    Thanks again. The last explanation with pics helped a lot. Jvsb
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    Formal sedan ?

    I am more interested in the differences between the formal and club for the pre-war packards (mainly 33-37 or so). THanks again for your input but must admit I am still a little fuzzy about the issue.
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    Formal sedan ?

    Thanks much. I assume that formal sedans are only on the longer wheelbase cars. Do any of the club sedans have the padded roofs? thanks.
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    Formal sedan ?

    I see several ads for club sedans but few for formal sedans. Being new to this could someone explain the difference? Are formal sedans more rare? Thanks in advance.
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    1934 Club Sedan

    Steve. If it was out of Pasadena, that is the one. I suspect it is since I don't remember any others in HMN that were similar. Thanks for your interest.
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    1934 Club Sedan

    Thought I would let you know that the car sold for its asking price. I didn't buy it but it was a very nice car. I have some regrets but having just started with this Packard obsession I was not quite ready. thanks for your input.