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Old 02-18-2016, 08:23 AM   #1
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Flatbed trailer transport

I'm relocating AGAIN (back to Reno) and have an option to have The Silver Olive moved via a flatbed trailer.
Anyone have any input on this method? Precautions, concerns, tips???
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:28 AM   #2
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Having put classic cars on flatbed trailers, I see no issues here. It would be interesting to know if it's winched on and how it is tied down given the fact that the belly pan covers the frame.
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:33 AM   #3
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Might become an over height load.
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:14 PM   #4
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I'm thinking low boy HD equipment trailer.
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:38 PM   #5
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I'm thinking low boy HD equipment trailer.
You don't want to beat it to death...
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:00 PM   #6
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I have seen several new direct from the factory small Bambi's being hauled on flat beds. They looks well snugged down with plenty of cargo straps. My main concern would be possible damage to the suspension. But I suppose it is an ok practice if the factory does it.
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Old 02-20-2016, 07:57 AM   #7
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Interesting observation. I recently got a good look at the new Pendelton model. It had hefty looking tie down rings on the rear bumper.
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Old 02-20-2016, 08:11 AM   #8
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If you go the flatbed/lowboy route, make sure the person securing the load kmows how to secure your trailer without damaging it. I recently saw an Airstream flatbedded, and the driver cranked down the straps so tightly the tongue jack broke. Then, he noticed the strap was loose, and he cranked it down again so tightly he crushed the spare tire carrier.
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:21 AM   #9
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Any driver that does not know to solidly block the tongue of the trailer before tightening the strap down directly over the blocked area ain't exactly what I would call a thinking man.

Assuming this guy put the second strap over the rear frame horns, I have to wonder if the back of the trailer wasn't bowed down or separated when the front "fell".


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Watch the height. My 30'er is stated in the manual at 9'6". A standard height flatbed is likely at 4'. That would be too close for my liking. They do make flat beds with a lower profile so look for one of them
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For height you could use low boy trailer instead of regular flat bed.
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Fwiw, a standard height flat deck flatbed is going to be closer to 5' high than 4' high.


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Drop deck trailer, maybe 36", would be a pricy move....
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Google low boy haulers as they may have a empty trip back to loading point or home base, you may be able to get lower price as some revenue when running empty. You can also google up trucking brokers to find hauler but they will more exp. We have done many times to get some revenue instead of nothing as rates are for loaded not empty return. There are also bulletin boards at truck stops such as Pilot, Flying J etc. that owner operators search for loads. You prob. can find one that has reasonable charges.
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