Saturday, July 11, 2015

More Early History! Love the Pics...

My older brother Dave continues to find old pictures of family history, and several of them include our travels with the Rainbow. Thought you might enjoy these...

Probably the best picture I've seen with Dad's 1959 Ford Country Sedan pulling the Rainbow

These first three pictures were a trip to the 1962 Seattle World's Fair

I love this color pic at the Air Force Academy in 1964.  That placard on the right-front of the Rainbow was the Douglas Jetliner's Trailer Club, from the Long Beach plant of Douglas Aircraft - later McDonnell Douglas and now non-existent.
These two pictures were at Klamath River in Northern California.  The trailer still has hydraulic safety brakes, attached by a light-duty chain to the tow vehicle.  Theory being if the trailer breaks from the vehicle, the chain will pull the manual lever to activate the trailer brakes.  You can also set them manually, and I assume he's done this, but even with the brakes set I don't believe I am brave enough to try an angle like this.  I'd look for another spot.
This is from our property in Southwest Utah, when Dad pulled the trailer there every year on vacation.  It wasn't until the mid '70's that Dad built the A-frame cover and left the Rainbow there. The tow vehicle is Dad's 1971 Ford Country Sedan.  We pulled the Rainbow out of its resting place of nearly 40 years over the 4th of July in 2014.  If you haven't checked it out, go to the Welcome Page of this blog in 2014 for some great early pics and the history.

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