Originally Posted by n2916s
Be forewarned that many sellers will tell you right up until they cash your check that a unit is "ready to tow" and then you show up and the tires are a decade old, the brakes and lights don't work...
Hard to buy anything across country.
I have worked for a transport company for a number of years and at one time moved a number ofvintage trailers for folks.
I no longer do this because rarely is a trailer ready to go and the potential for problems with the older trailers is just to great.
At the present time a transport driver delivering NEW trailers with his own truck will be getting around $1.15 a loaded mile. The chances of having problems with the new unit are minimal.
The transport company must make a profit over and above this to pay for insurance, overhead etc so a rate quote in the vicinity of $1.50 a loaded mile is not out of line
It seems that every one finds the perfect trailer on the opposite coast for some unknown reason.
The best bet is to haul it yourself or find one closer to home. It ia always good to see the unit yourself
I have delivered several in the past that I would not have kept to settle the haul bill