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Would you take a vacation driving around the country in this?

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I don’t think it would survive a drive around the block on a windy day!

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Interesting - veeerrrry interesting!  No floor in the camper itself - the floor of the truck becomes the camper floor.  No idea what it weighs but would certainly rather see V8 power.  By the time you got people, stuff, water, etc loaded I think it would be much more than the 6cyl Edsel could comfortably handle.  No AC would be a deal breaker for many however.  But - it might be a real attention getter at a car show,  and the price certainly doesn't look too bad on the unit. 

Terry

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I wonder what gas mileage that would get, it's like the air is hitting a flat wall! I feel bad for that little engine!

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"Would you take a vacation driving around the country in this?"

 

NO.

 

I probably would have in my younger days.

 

Cheers,

Grog

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I prefer pop-ups, had an Westphalia, Apache, Vixen, and a TrailManor. Now prefer hotels.

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That car's been for sale for a while now, like a couple of years. I wonder why?

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I prefer hotels...

 

They did not call me.. It was just canceled...

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Not trying to offend anyone here but, even that camper makes the Edsel look better.

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When I was a kid ; mid 1960's , I would see one of these set ups every now and then. But not very popular even in those days. I think small, lightweight travel trailers like those from Boler more or less knocked them out of the market.

 

Greg in Canada

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At least the Studebaker is some what inside of the car, not sitting on the back.  Maybe makes no real world difference but optically it feels safer.

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I friggin love that thing. Showed my wife.... it would definitely be a solo trip.

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So, does the camper lift up with the trunk lid ?

How do I get the spare tire out ?

Just asking............

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26 minutes ago, FLYER15015 said:

So, does the camper lift up with the trunk lid ?

How do I get the spare tire out ?

Just asking............

The trunk lid is removed before mounting.  The trunk floor becomes the floor of the camper.  Look at all the picture on the Hemming's site.  The spare tire is there.

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On ‎5‎/‎27‎/‎2020 at 10:50 PM, JamesR said:

That car's been for sale for a while now, like a couple of years. I wonder why?

He would be much better off selling the Edsel and the camper separately.

 

That camper would also be adaptable to other cars besides '59 Edsels as long as the minimum trunk opening dimensions are met.

 

Craig

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I would like the opportunity, been locked in for 9 weeks 

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I asked if he'd separate but not gonna happen. He said he had the camper restored for 10K and I dont think hed take the 5K max I think its worth as a novelty. I did a search and another came up from mid 2000s on about a 73 LTD and the whole package was offered at 2500. Camper end didnt look too shabby either. By chance does anybody know the whereabouts of the 1970 Toro front end camper that sold on ebay about 10 years ago? I think it went down towards the Carolinas way. Ive not seen or heard of it since.

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Not a computer guy so I cant post it but it comes up right away on a search. I think it sold for 6Kish then. I should have risked divorce.

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I've heard in the Edsel groups I'm in on Facebook that the weight of it makes the rear suspension struggle. 

 

But I absolutely would, to answer your question. Of course, I've wanted to own an Edsel since I was a  teenager.

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