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Need to move a K5 from Colorado to Texas

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by HarryH3, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I need to get my K5 from Colorado Springs to the Austin, Texas area in the next few weeks. Is anyone going that way with space on a trailer?

    Perhaps someone in Texas is buying a trailer from someone in Colorado? I could pick up the trailer for you in Colorado and deliver it to you in Texas. Just looking for ideas. :)
     
  2. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    you moving??
     
  3. micah

    micah 1/2 ton status

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    quick, someone sell me a trailer :D
     
  4. TDAWG1

    TDAWG1 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    we are going to San Angelo TX in a few weeks, this does not help you much as we do not have a trailer and we are not headed to Austin so sorry but we are headed to TX.
     
  5. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Would it work out for you to rent a U-Haul/Ryder trailer, and just tow the K5 behind your '90?
     
  6. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Yep. The wife is done with winter. :rolleyes: We're moving to Georgetown, just north of Austin.
     
  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    That would be the choise of last resort. They don't really have anything big enough to haul a K5, so it would get interesting trying to fit it onto one of their tow dollys.
     
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    We stuck a k5 on a uhaul trailer. Just tell them you are hauling a 4 door cavalier (gets you the trailer big enough and lets you tow it with another k5)

    Note: With 31's on the truck it just barely fit on the trailer between the wheel wells, so you may need to find smaller tires if you have larger tires.
     
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  9. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Hmm, I have some 235's I could stick under it. I'm sure the 12.50x35's just wouldn't squeeze in there. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Brocky

    Brocky 1/2 ton status

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    I found stock Toyota rims and tires work well for getting the K5 to fit on a trailer BUT the tirerod ends rub the inner lip of the rims. Ask me I know this, ruined the inner lip on my buddy's aluminum rims.
     
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    cwn anwyn 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I've used both Uhaul trailers and dollies to move K5s. I would definately go with the trailer and not the dolly. The dolly pivots on itself and you'll end up with the fender of the dolly going under the rocker of your K5. It didnt matter on my lifted truck to much but when I towed the stock height parts truck with a dolly I busted a light on the dolly.

    With the trailer you can get the K5 on with stock size tires or something close. I always told uhaul I was going to tow a s10 or something along that lines and had no issues getting the trailer. The only time I had a problem with a uhaul trailer was when they gave me a rusted pig to pick up my Conquest. I couldnt get the ramps out. Then when I did finally get them out they were so rusted that the car barely made it up the ramps without them folding in under it.:eek1:

    Hope the move goes well.

    Z
     
  12. oneofthefewbmx

    oneofthefewbmx 1/2 ton status

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    sorry i cant help you w/the move but when you get to texas hit me up....i live 30 min. from georgetown...
     
  13. micah

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    in that case you should swing down sometime and meet a bunch of local K5 nuts. :D

    Micah
    AustinK5.net
     
  14. HarryH3

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    Hmm, maybe I'll hit ya up next weekend for unloading the moving van! ;)
     

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