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Twist of fate

Harmon Industries Shadow.
Harmon Industries Shadow.

It’s a unique caravan, but the Harmon Industries Shadow wasn’t destined for commercial greatness.

In the 1970s, there were all sorts of caravan options available in the USA, but this lesser-known outfit, based in Warrensburg, Missouri, came up with the strange (and ill-fated) idea of mounting a trailer to the roof of your vehicle.

Now, a fifth-wheel trailer, which Harmon’s Shadow resembled, was not exactly innovative and was already several decades old by the ’70s. Also, if your bakkie’s load bed was suitably equipped, then you could tow a fifth wheel trailer.

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