Friday, March 20, 2015

1938 Reo tractor pulling a Curtiss Aerocar trailer

This custom Reo tractor was built specifically to tow the Curtiss Aerocar fifth wheel trailer.  It was built for Dr. Huber Eaton of the Forest Lawn Memorial Parks.  It was outfitted for hunting excursions and to transport visitors.  It was also used for trips to inspect real estate holdings.  It had a self contained restroom and kitchen.  Normally set up for day travel it could be modified to sleep up to six people.

By 1953 the original White truck engine wore out and at 250,000 miles was replaced with a Cummins diesel. It remained in regular use until 1991 when it was retired by Forest Lawn Memorial Parks.

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