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How to transport vechicle?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79k20350, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    So im looking at an 86 k5. Motors blown but i plan on using the tranny/ tcase rear axle (dana 60/ detriot) various body parts etc. it about an hour away from me, how the hell do i get it to my house. a towing service would be an arm and a leg, no? i wa thinking dolly but im not to sure about that, my truck is capable of towing it (84 k20) but not something i want to do. anyone got any ideas/ suggestions?
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Only an hour away? :surepal: :surepal: :surepal:

    Suck it up and have a friend go with you to tow it home with a strap.

    Since you have a rig more than capable of pulling, get a trailer and haul it home.

    Don't make this any harder than you need to. An hour of your time is nothing.
     
  3. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    An hour of freeway driving w/ a strap, i think not. ct cops are more than willing to f*#^ you up any way possible. i want to to it legally and safely. idealy i want all four tires off the ground to tow it. im thinking that uhaul has a trailer like that but im not sure, ill have to look into that.
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Life is MUCH different in the northeast. :rolleyes: The tickets he would get would cost more than a tow truck. :eek1:

    Beg or borrow a trailer. Call around to lots of different towing places. Sometimes you can find one that will actually do stuff for a decent price.
     
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    pornorob 1/2 ton status

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    :D what about a AAA membership .....if you get the upgrade you get 100 miles of free towing. And I think its less than $100 thats alot cheap than an hours tow :D
     
  6. kennyw

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    Trailer is the safest, but a tow dolly or tow bar will work just fine. Tow bars are a little more difficult to manuever with though. Uhaul trailers and dolleys will fit a K5 with stock tires and 1/2 ton axles, but probably nothing bigger. And they won't rent to you if you tell them your hauling a full size either... have to tell them it's an S10 Blazer ;)

    Best bet is to look at equipment rental places that might rent a regular size car trailer though. Would be an easier fit and less hassle.
     
  7. JIMs70K25

    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    around here a loaded mile runs $2.50-3.00, I just had my 89 burb moved about 105 miles and paid $225. I rode with the operator there and back. To me it was worth it, with gas prices and the operator being licensed and insured.
     
  8. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Get an Allstate Motor Club membership. Then just call them and say you need a tow. No details, just "I need a tow." They will pick it up and drop it at your house. I did it w/ my old Monte Carlo SS (non-running) when I moved. You do not need to have Allstate insurance. 1-800-347-8880.

    Otherwise rent/borrow a trailer or tow-bar.
     
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    im gonna be dollying an m1009 (military blazer) from NJ back to maine next wekend. if its registered and all it will not be a problem. mine is insured and registered :waytogo:
     
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    you can get a decent sized trailer for about $40 a day... that's not bad at all...
     

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