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unclemiltie
07-03-2017, 06:55 PM
I was looking over the Hackenberg auction and saw one I recognize. A former member sold this to someone in Ohio probably 20 years ago Floyd had totally restored it and it was very nice at that time


https://www.proxibid.com/aspr/1963-Studebaker-Trans-Star-Truck/36789262/LotDetail.asp?lid=36789262

If you are looking for one , I do not think you would regret it.

studeclunker
07-04-2017, 12:26 PM
Another truck I would love to have, desperately need, and can't afford...:o Even if I hate red...

greyben
07-04-2017, 02:34 PM
And a trailer to tow.

https://www.proxibid.com/aspr/Rare-Studebaker-Car-Hauler/36789287/LotDetail.asp?lid=36789287&scrollLocationOnCatalog=5436

studeclunker
07-05-2017, 03:30 PM
Oh wow, the auction is actually going??? I thought it wasn't supposed to be till around the fifteenth!:eek:

PackardV8
07-05-2017, 05:40 PM
I love the look of the Trailer Toter and think it's one of the coolest of Stude trucks.

The bad news is it is one of the worst riding, worst driving trucks ever. The short wheelbase and stiff springing make the unloaded ride akin to a pogo stick. The telescoping frame adds a lot of clangin' and bangin' to the general clamor. Noise cancelling headphones would be a necessity for any distance, but then, I'm not sufficiently masochistic to want to drive one any distance.

Having said all that, nothing would be more right than that double-deck fifth-wheel trailer shortened a bit with a couple of Stude race cars aboard pulled by that Trailer Toter.

jack vines

Lynn
07-05-2017, 06:24 PM
Oh wow, the auction is actually going??? I thought it wasn't supposed to be till around the fifteenth!:eek:

Only accepting on line bids through proxibid right now. The live auction on site will be July 15, 16. Preview is on the 14th.

Lynn
07-05-2017, 10:59 PM
If someone on this site buys this truck, I have a four speed trans you can have for free: https://www.proxibid.com/aspr/1949-Studebaker-Grain-Truck/36789271/LotDetail.asp?lid=36789271

It is missing the trans.

Guido
07-06-2017, 12:04 AM
If someone on this site buys this truck, I have a four speed trans you can have for free: https://www.proxibid.com/aspr/1949-Studebaker-Grain-Truck/36789271/LotDetail.asp?lid=36789271

It is missing the trans.

While the truck is described as a "R6", it is in fact a 2R16.

Lynn
07-06-2017, 09:37 AM
Correct. I forgot to mention that. The trans I have is out of a 2R16A.

Guido
07-06-2017, 11:03 AM
If anyone is in the market for a toter, I have one here in Virginia I will sell.

4jc8z
07-06-2017, 11:05 AM
If anyone is in the market for a toter, I have one here in Virginia I will sell.

is it in the trailer toter registry?

studeclunker
07-06-2017, 12:33 PM
Well, if I'm gonna day-dream about the T.T, I might as well dream about pulling this:
http://www.vintagecampers.com/CamperImgUpload/398/IMG_9888.JPG
...which is more along the line it was designed to pull.
Or maybe this one:
http://www.vintagecampers.com/CamperImgUpload/393/IMG_9673.JPG

LOL, if a fella's gonna dream, might as well dream BIG!​https://s.yimg.com/ok/u/assets/img/emoticons/emo44.gif

studeclunker
07-06-2017, 12:39 PM
I love the look of the Trailer Toter and think it's one of the coolest of Stude trucks.

The bad news is it is one of the worst riding, worst driving trucks ever. The short wheelbase and stiff springing make the unloaded ride akin to a pogo stick. The telescoping frame adds a lot of clangin' and bangin' to the general clamor. Noise cancelling headphones would be a necessity for any distance, but then, I'm not sufficiently masochistic to want to drive one any distance.

Having said all that, nothing would be more right than that double-deck fifth-wheel trailer shortened a bit with a couple of Stude race cars aboard pulled by that Trailer Toter.

jack vines

Sounds about like any heavy truck without a load. Kinda like my Dad's one-ton going empty. Have you ever driven one with a load behind it? Just curious if it might smooth things out a bit.

8E45E
07-06-2017, 02:41 PM
If anyone is in the market for a toter, I have one here in Virginia I will sell.

This one?

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?14059-Been-selling-but-then-this-came-along

If so, Frank Drumheller is/was doing the registry for Toters.

Craig

unclemiltie
07-06-2017, 03:30 PM
The one in the auction was restored by Floyd Frances of St Louis MOi

Guido
07-06-2017, 09:13 PM
This one?

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?14059-Been-selling-but-then-this-came-along

If so, Frank Drumheller is/was doing the registry for Toters.

Craig

I think so, but Photobucket wants me to pay for my pictures to appear.

I think the only registries Frank WAS maintaining were the following:

* Scotsman pickups
* Fire trucks
* 4 wheel drives
* C-9 cabs

He is aware I owned the toter and I never gave him info on it. That is not to say he may not have stopped by where it is stored and gathered the info himself. I have/had trucks covered in 3 of his registries and they were added years ago.

8E45E
07-06-2017, 10:14 PM
I think so, but Photobucket wants me to pay for my pictures to appear.

I think the only registries Frank WAS maintaining were the following:

* Scotsman pickups
* Fire trucks
* 4 wheel drives
* C-9 cabs

He is aware I owned the toter and I never gave him info on it. That is not to say he may not have stopped by where it is stored and gathered the info himself. I have/had trucks covered in 3 of his registries and they were added years ago.

Well, he did ask for it and you obliged by providing the info in post #16 in that other thread. Therefore, I thought he was keeping records for them as well.

Thankfully, I'm NOT with Photobucket!!!

Craig

Guido
07-06-2017, 10:32 PM
Well, he did ask for it and you obliged by providing the info in post #16 in that other thread. Therefore, I thought he was keeping records for them as well.

Thankfully, I'm NOT with Photobucket!!!

Craig

I did not go back through the thread. Frank used to carry a small pocket size notebook where he recorded info on every Studebaker truck he encountered.

t walgamuth
07-09-2017, 08:38 AM
Living near the factory as we did and near Elkhart I used to see those toter trucks fairly often. As a kid I was always fascinated by them....That second travel trailer is a long son of a gun, how long is it? (I know sounds like the lead in to a joke).:)

Lynn
07-09-2017, 10:17 AM
I see the toter has a modern receiver type hitch installed. I am not seeing how that big yellow Studebaker car hauler trailer hooks up to the toter.
Tried some on line searches, but found nothing.

Anyone have any info on how they would hook up?

Bob Andrews
07-09-2017, 11:16 AM
I believe I read that Ron hauled that trailer with a different truck. Probably that 75 Dodge, or one of the other trucks he has.

StudeDave57
07-09-2017, 12:02 PM
My understanding is that Toters were for mobile homes and the like-- and NOT for OTR type stuff.
I suppose it could happen, but they'd have to be set up to do so... ;)

studeclunker
07-09-2017, 06:24 PM
Living near the factory as we did and near Elkhart I used to see those toter trucks fairly often. As a kid I was always fascinated by them....That second travel trailer is a long son of a gun, how long is it? (I know sounds like the lead in to a joke).:)

How... long... is it????? It's soooooo long....:lol: The longer is fifty feet and the shorter forty-three.



My understanding is that Toters were for mobile homes and the like-- and NOT for OTR type stuff.
I suppose it could happen, but they'd have to be set up to do so... ;)

The mobile homes we know now evolved from coaches similar to what I posted. In the late forties and the early fifties there were serious length limits for Mobile homes. What we now know as a Mobile (or Manufactured as they now prefer) Home largely didn't exist. In fact, in some states, those limits continued well into the sixties. However, even Spartan started to manufacture coaches more the size we are used to seeing now, by the early sixties (single-wides anyway). The early double-wides were only ten feet wide each side and most were short by today's standards. So, yeah, a Toter would likely be seen from time to time pulling one of those Park Model Spartans. That was one of the recurring jokes in the movie The Long, Long, Trailer was that Tracy and Nick (Lucy and Dezi) were barking mad to pull that New Moon trailer themselves! By the by, a New Moon is narrower and shorter (in height) than a Spartan as well. They're actually an easier trailer to tow.

unclemiltie
07-09-2017, 07:38 PM
I see the toter has a modern receiver type hitch installed. I am not seeing how that big yellow Studebaker car hauler trailer hooks up to the toter.
Tried some on line searches, but found nothing.

Anyone have any info on how they would hook up?

Floyd added that trailer receiver so he could pull his car trailer

I do not know if the present owner used it or not but I know floyd did

StudeDave57
07-09-2017, 07:50 PM
The mobile homes we know now evolved from coaches similar to what I posted.
Yup. I know.

What I should have made more clear with my 'OTR' comment is that Toters were not built to be tractors~ as in a tractor/trailer combo.
Such would be the case if trying to pull the car hauling trailer I thought was part of the conversation.

:cheers: :cheers:




StudeDave '57 :cool:

studeclunker
07-09-2017, 08:38 PM
Ah, we were talking in parallel.
There are several Tractor-type trucks in the sale though. This one might go well with the car hauler:
https://www.proxibid.com/aspr/1962-Studebaker-Diesel-Truck/36789190/LotDetail.asp?lid=36789190
https://www.proxibid.com/AuctionImages/1530/127999/FullSize/463R.jpg

Or this One:
https://www.proxibid.com/AuctionImages/1530/127999/FullSize/474R.jpg