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RobertRyan

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Posted: 03/19/20 04:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These were built in France for people involved in the Circus
On a Ford chassis
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On a Citroen chassis
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On a Citroen as well
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Fantastic pictures. TY


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Thanks for the pictures, those are neat looking rigs. Given the low power of European vehicles in that period they must have been a challenge to drive.

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Just awesome. Thanks for the thread!


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romore wrote:

Thanks for the pictures, those are neat looking rigs. Given the low power of European vehicles in that period they must have been a challenge to drive.

Not really, the trucks would have relevant power to their US equivalents att the time

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RobertRyan wrote:

romore wrote:

Thanks for the pictures, those are neat looking rigs. Given the low power of European vehicles in that period they must have been a challenge to drive.

Not really, the trucks would have relevant power to their US equivalents att the time
At the time they were slugs power wise even in the US. I do like the crew cabs and the art deco design.

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I have watched videos of carnivals and circus groups from Europe and even still they have different style rv's and trucks then we see here in the states. I do see some US rv's as well in the videos, I wish they would show some inside shots of the units as well.

I also remember seeing a video of a 3 story 5th wheel that did make it to the states a couple of years ago but I believe it was more for show, never saw anymore about it.


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