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this was in the late 50's early 60's, just as gooseneck 5th wheels came out. they were all the basic style, some 4 point attachments for larger cars. i remember seeing a Mercury Monterrey ( i believe) towing a 5 th wheel. i seem to remember they were outlawed, due to, too many accidents, and the trailer and car jackknifing, and the trailer running over the car.
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what?? you mean the rain gutters may not be up to the task of keeping the trailer from running you over?? And I thought those rain gutters were directly attached to the frame! I'm not sure what class that hitch would be... maybe a 0.1 ?
I know I wouldn't trust it. Back in the Seventies, a buddy of mine owned a Beetle in the U.K. He had a roof rack that utilized the gutters for hold downs.
We took off to a local racetrack with a packed cooler on the rack. When we hit 70M.P.H. the rack shot off the roof and became a hood ornament on a very expensive Mercedes. The really bad part was we lost all the beer.
Beetles don't have a frame - they have a pan. I wouldn't trust it either. I also would want to have to panic stop it with Beetle brakes.
Interesting idea, just not on that vehicle.
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