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Old 08-15-2013, 04:03 PM   #201 (permalink)
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Insurance companies will laugh at you if you get into an accident, towing something that is "not recommended."
Insurance companies often seem to be in bed with oil sheikhs...

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Old 08-15-2013, 04:45 PM   #202 (permalink)
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Thanks I have been waiting for a full clips of that top gear caravan test.
All I have been able to show people was the stupid teaser they had for that episode before it aired.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:27 PM   #203 (permalink)
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mechman600 -- Thanks! That was my laugh Out Loud for today.

Anybody that didn't watch that, scroll back up right now.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:52 AM   #204 (permalink)
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The back of that camper looks like my kids room 1/2 hour after cleaning it up.

On a side note, both my trailers made the 2400 mile trip for our move west without a problem. As to not fry the transmission, dual transmission coolers were added. Used 3rd gear the entire trip. Both Azteks have @ 150k miles on them but performed great. 60-65mph was the interstate speed.

Sure, could of rented a U-haul truck to move the stuff west. But I actually saved money buying the trailers. One for $550 the other for $700 brand new. The cost of renting a U-haul with a car trailer was well over $2k, then add in the price of fuel for such a big truck. Still have the trailers to sell, but I'm keeping them. They've been quite useful.

Probably would of rented a U-haul had it not been for this thread.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:48 PM   #205 (permalink)
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Probably would of rented a U-haul had it not been for this thread.
U-Haul rents trailers too
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:18 PM   #206 (permalink)
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The only problem I've every had with any trailer is the wheel bearings going bad. I think owners just forget about them until a friend borrows their trailer and the bearings go out in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:00 PM   #207 (permalink)
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A lot of people don't realize that the little bit of grease that comes on the prepackaged bearings in the build your own trailer kits wont work for 2 reasons.
1 their isn't enough grease
2 that so called grease is only intended to prevent corrosion while the bearings are in the package.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:03 PM   #208 (permalink)
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U-Haul rents trailers too
And they aren't cheap.
In 2006 I rented a uhaul car trailer for a 1000 mile one way trip, it cost $500.
Back then a good new car trailer cost around $1300 to $1500.
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The only problem I've every had with any trailer is the wheel bearings going bad. I think owners just forget about them until a friend borrows their trailer and the bearings go out in the middle of nowhere.
Like oil pan 4 implied, usually because of a lack of understanding. That being said, I am always paranoid about my trailer wheel bearings. I check to see how warm they are at every rest stop on a long trip.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:27 AM   #210 (permalink)
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What's neat about trailers is that, wiith little maintenance, they just keep going. And besides that, they come in all shapes and sizes and layouts, so that there is one for every job and everyone's taste. You think it, and it can be made.

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