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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 01, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know of a cheap way to move a non running Camaro from Michigan to Maryland? I don't have a truck or trailer. The car is a project car.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 01, 05:54 AM
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If you don't have a friend that you can borrow one from, rent one from Uhaul. They have both two wheeled dollies and trailers. The trailer would be the best idea.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 01, 06:22 AM
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I tried getting a tow-dolly (front wheels ride on) from UHaul and they said they don't offer one that a First Gen. fits on. I didn't argue with the guy. I flat-bedded it instead. All the rental companies have car trailors.

Also, depending on the local rules where you live and providing you have AAA, they'll tow it anywhere for you for free. But the car has to be running. Doesn't make much sense to me.

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Chief,

I would check on the cost of getting a U-HAUL truck just large enough to fit the car into (a 17 footer would do most first gen's), and roll the car up onto a loading ramp and roll it inside. The just chock and chain it and drive away. Been there done that>

Just don't tell U-HAUL what you are doing.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 01, 12:59 PM
 
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I moved mine from Ohio to South Carolina. I rented a U Haul trailer and a Ford F250 truck.
The total cost was under $200. It was less expensive to rent the trailer and take it to Ohio and back.
The trailer was great towed like it wasn't even there.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 01, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Guys,
Thanks for the info, I guess I need to do a little shopping around to find a good deal. Thanks for all the input. Just for information I have restored 2 67's and a 69 in my life time. I think I'm going through a mid life crisis wanting to do another one. Wife isn't really wanting to play this time. So budget is low on initial purchase. Does anyone live near Detroit?
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 01, 04:36 AM
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HwyStarJoe, U Hual didn't have a tow dolly that would fit a first gen??? What's that all about? I rented a tow dolly from Uhaul and towed my 69 convert backwards (cause I didn't trust the rear and tranny) and it fit just fine! I did have a few worries about the steering column staying locked, but it was fine. Towed it 50-75 miles, but that's just small change compared to the trip cpodeep wants to do.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 01, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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It sounds like you got a heck of deal, just got off the phone with U-Haul, the quote was around $700. 69 cents a mile plus the regular daily fees. Will only rent trailers one way. This is getting to be a real pain in the A-s. Might just give up and go buy a Honda....NOT
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 01, 09:57 AM
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Check out the local rental places. They usually rent trailers by the day and don't ask a lot of questions. Forget U-Haul. They have WAY too many friggin' rules.

I rented a very nice aluminum, tilt bed car transport last week from a local rental for $59 a day.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 02:05 PM
 
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check out intercity lines on the net. the are very reasonable!
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 04:55 PM
 
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hey i own a U-HAUL dealership here in KY if i can help let me know and i will set you up with a u-haul and i use the TD's with my 69 SS when im working on it at the other shop.
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