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Old 08-29-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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Having your TT professionally hauled

Am wanting to talk to anyone who has hired a professional hauling company to tow their TT.

I am moving from GA to TX. I do not have a TV. Originally I planned to rent a moving truck and haul the TT with that but now am researching tow companies. if anyone has any experience/ advice, PLEASE chime in!

Thanks so much!

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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Spirit, I had my AS hauled from NJ to Texas when I bought it. It was pleasant and worry free, sort of. The driver kept in contact re ETA. Just make sure the company / driver are covered for insurance.

Where in Texas are you moving?

I'm in the Houston area.


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Old 08-30-2012, 08:04 AM   #3
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Hey SG,

I'll be not far from Huntsville. I see you are in Tomball. I grew up in the Houston area and lived in Conroe for 6 years, then Lake Jackson, then Georgia, now back to Huntsville(!)

my 'kin' all live in the Hill Country, i am excited to be closer to them (4 hrs versus 18).

anyway, am talking with RV Transport. and think we've got it lined up. Spoke also with Horizon, but the two reps i talked with were not very forthcoming or helpful...and their quote was higher.

thanks for responding!
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:42 AM   #4
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There was a post several years ago of a really bad 'hauler' experience. The Airstream owner hired a transport co. without much if any research. When his Airstream arrived from a cross country transport on a flat bed he was horrified to discover that the hauler, who obviously knew nothing about Airstreams, had secured the trailer with straps across the top of the coach and rachetted down snuggly as if were steel girders. The skin had buckled under each of the straps with each bounce on it's journey.

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Old 08-30-2012, 12:18 PM   #5
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I remember that one too, Neil. I have horrors thinking of it...
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:55 AM   #6
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re: the AS crushed by straps...that would have damaged ANY travel trailer...

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