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Old 10-09-2007, 09:52 AM   #15
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Uh, better check you AAA policy again. I tried to tow a used car I bought that had frozen brakes. AAA wants to make sure that the car/MH is 1) road ready 2) legally tagged. NOT to discourage you Uwe!

I thought about this MH (it was posted about earlier here and in Craigslist), but the broken windows made me pause (I don't know why the lack of engine wouldn't though! : > ).
Can't wait to hear more!
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:07 AM   #16
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How much does this Moho wiegh?
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:17 AM   #17
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How much does this Moho wiegh?
According to the manual for our 74 20' Argosy Moho the weight is around 6700 lbs. For planning purposes I would use 7000 lbs as the curb weight.

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Old 10-09-2007, 10:33 AM   #18
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According to the manual for our 74 20' Argosy Moho the weight is around 6700 lbs. For planning purposes I would use 7000 lbs as the curb weight.

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That's only a little bit more than my old Suburban with a full tank of fuel.
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Uwe, Let's rent a trailer and go get it.
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Uwe, Let's rent a trailer and go get it.
OK. When? I am open.
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Uwe, I can call in sick tomorrow and we can go then. Milo
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OK. Let's find a suitable trailer...
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call in sick.....everyday

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Uwe, I can call in sick tomorrow and we can go then. Milo
Milo,

You should call in sick even when you do go to "work". I can call in sick and help you guys, but I don't think it would be much help considering I am a few miles away.

Uwe,

Are you selling shares in your new opportunity, I heard str8strm did it with MOHO 2 and was successful in selling 180%....go figure....I am guessing you two are about the same level of deal making.....

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OK. Let's find a suitable trailer...
Uwe,

You will need a trailer that is at 16' to 18' long and at LEAST 7' wide with NO fenders, or a trailer that is 8' wide. The 20' argosy moho sits lower than the newer Classic models so you have to watch for fender clearance on the trailer. We got lucky when we picked ours up since even on our 7' wide x 16' long trailer the tires hung 3" over each side. You'll also need a double or triple axle trailer rated for about 9'000 lbs minimum.

I'd highly recommend chains and load binders along with 2" straps to hold the moho to the trailer. Thats how I tied ours down and it worked great. You'll probably also need a load equalizing hitch.

Oh yeah, also be prepared for a LOT of strange looks from people

Definitely post pictures as the saga unfolds.

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Why use a trailer??
just snag the powerplant from the wrecked burb and do a motor swap in the alley!!
Then drive that bad boy home!
Just thinking outloud!
That thing weighs less than my Excella,
Milo has a big truck; tow it home!
Get er done boys.
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Why use a trailer??
just snag the powerplant from the wrecked burb and do a motor swap in the alley!!
Then drive that bad boy home!
Just thinking outloud!
That thing weighs less than my Excella,
Milo has a big truck; tow it home!
Get er done boys.
The burb is gone, unfortunately. It's engine was perfect, though. Too bad.
Working on logistics... car trailers in my area are too small, commercial equipment trailers need air brakes...crazy world when things get 8ft wide.
The owner said that there is a wheel missing, possibly some brake or suspension stuff. Best to go for a ride and take a look, before showing up with moving equipment. Stay tuned.
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Originally from OR

This is a MH that I picked up along I-5 in OR some three or fours years ago. Sold it to the fellow in SD.
I brought her home on my 3 car flatbed. The towing companies will tow it fine, I had her moved twice on a flatbed, the type that pitches back, lowers and using the winch, pulls it upwards.
No luck tracking down original owners.
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