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January 26, 2012

The Long, Long Trailer: Why I’m Still Tent Camping

Filed under: Camping,Teardrops & Tiny Trailers — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

The Long, Long Trailer at Amazon.comI just finished watching The Long, Long Trailer. It’s a funny movie starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz made in 1953. It’s about all the problems of traveling with a trailer. Desi is an engineer who must travel for his work and Lucy decides that they should live in a large trailer instead of living out of hotels.

Here is an introduction:

It’s worth watching just for the beautiful cinematography of Yosemite National Park. Vincente Minelli must have had a bit of a crush on Lucille Ball, because he makes her look more lovely than she ever did before or after.

After seeing the two of them suffer through the difficulties of driving a large trailer, getting stuck on muddy trails and winding their way along treacherous mountain roads, I was very happy to just throw the tent in the hatchback instead.

If you have ever considered buying a trailer, make sure you watch The Long, Long Trailer. It will cure you of your trailer fever and you’ll happily pitch your tent instead.

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