Originally Posted by jk_brooks
If I use the $1.25/mile for towing that someone mentions here, I come up with about $2k to go from Phoenix to Seattle (about 1500
Does that sound like it's in range? I'm looking for a trailer. There seem to be some good ones in Phoenix but I need to understand what it will cost me (roughly) to get it up to me. Not really sure I want to take 4 days to drive down and back to pick up a trailer. Would cost me $850 in gas + at least a night in a hotel.
Is $2k a decent estimate to have someone bring a trailer to me? Figure length is less than 30 ft.
Sounds about right. Earlier this year, I priced having a trailer moved from Minnesota to Maryland (~1100 miles) and the estimates came in from $1700-$2300. Compare that with taking a week off work, and a whirlwind drive out there and back. I calculated expenses for me driving out and back to be at least $1200 (fuel, hotels on the way out, camping on the way back, meals).
We ended up not doing it because we decided not to buy the camper in question, and we found one more local.