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Old 10-17-2009, 01:46 PM   #1
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How to get "it" home?

Ok, we found the trailer (we are close to SF and it is close to Charleston, SC). We got the airplane tickets. We were planning to fly there, check it out, and then rent a vehicle, driving the trailer back with us.
We have found nobody that will rent anything to tow except a Uhaul box truck.
We have to personally check it out, its that important to LOOK at it. One person could fly there, check it out and fly back. Then uship it home. But the boys really wanted to drive it home.
Anybody out there that had/has a better solution?
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Old 10-17-2009, 02:54 PM   #2
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not a better solutions but maybe better questions????

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...Anybody out there that had/has a better solution?...
hi pink

just glanced at your other thread on the item in question...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f348...ase-57448.html

working backwards from least important to most...

6. the 'forum how 2 n support' section is for problems navigating the FORUM software...

not how to do trayla stuff.

there is a towing/tow vehicle, and transport section, and either of those would be a better place for THIS thread.

perhaps a mod will MOVE it (no hitch or brakes required)

5. u'll need a 30 day tag, the paperwork, INSURANCE coverage, along with...

>>>a BRAKE controller, >>a HITCH apparatus, >some basic tools and supplies...

to TOW IT back to cali... (and maybe new tires)

4. renting vehicles SPECIFICALLY for towing isn't impossible but there are challenges.

some 3/4-1 ton rental vans have receivers, so with the stuff noted in #2 one can tow with these...

BUT if you fib to the rental company and have issues in route (like a boo boo) that will be messy messy.

and the >~3k$ transport fee for pro movers, COULD go toward buying a betta trayla CLOSER 2 the LEFT coast.

3. WHAT R U gonna TOW it with once "it" is HOME?

2. are you SURE u wanna 22 footer from that era???

u have taken the 'INSPECT IT' message to heart, which is important, but you also need to KNOW what u r LOOKIN AT...

just a few of the issues related to that model and there are others...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...ure-48105.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...-it-33396.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f365...bed-20767.html

and little broader but still relevant to your purchase plans...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f349...rse-39275.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142...-04s-7106.html

1. lastly on the ISSUE of buying (or money changing hands) sight UNseen....

ONE MORE THREAD dat b freeee TO READ....

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...elp-44269.html

not intending 2b a buzzkill, but u may wanna do MORE HOMEWORK before paying to travel C2C2C for not so ideal trayla

the roadTRIP might be a lifelong memory and great time but b sure THIS traylOR is "it"

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Old 10-17-2009, 02:58 PM   #3
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Charleston is pretty nice. You may not go back to CA. But hauling a trailer across the country will need some serious "eyeballing" on the axles, tires and bearings. You may want to find a local dealer and have them check out the trailer before you fly. Any cost would be cheaper than finding out the rig shouldn't make the trip and having to fly back.

BTW, what kind of truck are you sitting in (profile pic)?
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:23 PM   #4
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When I was moving cross country, I looked into renting a Uhaul to tow the trailer and haul my stuff. Most of the trucks have a 2" hitch ball welded to the frame, which will not work. The smaller van/trucks sometimes come with a receiver where you could mount your own hitch, but Uhaul only allows you to tow THEIR trailers or car transporters. And even if you did tow YOUR trailer, THEIR trucks don't have brake controllers.

You need to go to Plan B.
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:15 PM   #5
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Here's the solution found when the brakes failed on an International Travellall towing a bambi on the way to a rally


Often you can find an older pickup or van for sale that you can use to tow the trailer and at a price not that much more than rental. Try a 'wanted' add in Craig's List for the locale.
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:47 PM   #6
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IMHO.... personal experience has taught me that a little patience goes a long way towards a successful long term adventure. Spend a little more time looking on your own Coast and I'm sure you will be just as excited with what you find....

PS..I didn't follow my own advice when buying Cloudsplitter and still regret it.
Had I found the Forum and did a little more research I know I would have followed a different purchase path.

GOOD LUCK

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Old 10-17-2009, 06:38 PM   #7
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Anyone who buys from dealers or flippers across the country should make the sale conditional upon delivery. This puts the burden right where it belongs. If you want to screw around with the details or the joys of logistics....so be it. To late for this sale....wish I could help.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:21 AM   #8
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That trailer is listed in the Forum classified....

Observation....the one stainless panel protector visible in the photographs exhibits quite a few dings, along with the surrounding area. This may be a telltale, and would indicate a close inspection of the entire coach would be a prudent undertaking.
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Just saw this U-Haul truck in a parking lot. It does have a receiver hitch and 7 way blade plug. But, the issue of the brake controller still exists.
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7 pin would indicate the wiring exists for a brake controller but maybe not the controller. If you have to get a controller, a temporary installation in the rental truck could solve that problem.

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AS TTs are wired differently for the TV connnection, right?

So, wouldn't that rule out a rental, unless the rentee is willing to do some re-wiring?
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Wiring for trailers has changed over the years—a 7 pin connector on the recent model vehicle should be correct.

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AS TTs are wired differently for the TV connnection, right?...
basically NO.

modern streams like the one in the o.p. have typical 7 pin wiring.

old traylas were wired a variety of wayz and often tweaked by owners or drunken sailors.

the 7 pin is primarily used of LIGHTS and BLINKERS and SIGNAL FLASHERS on rental trucks.

so the FUSE for the brake wire may not be there, only sticking a mulitmeter in the holes can reveal if any JUICE is present and useable.

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Pink - glad you're finding a trailer that seems to fit your needs. As far as towing it home.... with some persistence you can prolly find someone to provide this service - but since you will need a tow vehicle anyway - as 2air suggested, the cleanest and cheapest thing might be to tow it yourself with your own vehicle.

Assuming the trailer is in good towable shape, you could get your tow vehicle rigged up before going to pick it up. My guess is that you could also arrange for some local help on the east coast if there issues with tow set ups. A trailer dealer or even a car dealer may be able to help.
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