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Unread 09-07-2013, 11:20 PM   #16
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WOW. I bought a Porsche in NJ and had it shipped to KS on an open trailer and it only cost me $250.
30 years ago? Take a look and try to find that price now. How would anyone make any money?

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Unread 09-08-2013, 12:15 AM   #17
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Whatever you do, get AAA plus.

You could also just look at having the cars shipped. You would be surprised how cheap it is these days.
Only problem with AAA is they won't cover any trailers, or anything in it, and will just leave it sitting beside the road. Know because I just checked and ended up buying my son a membership to Good Sam roadside assistance for trailers.

http://www.goodsamroadside.com/trave...er-towing.html

With the platinum plan $115/year they even cover pet transportation. I thought that was kinda important because I doubt if a tow truck driver would want a big 120lb Mastiff sitting in the middle of the tow truck front seat with his big teeth/jaws only about a foot from the tow truck drivers face! Lol.

It cost my daughter $500 to ship her 2000 Audi S4 from Ohio to S. Cal 10 years ago and wouldn't doubt the rates have doubled.
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Unread 09-08-2013, 12:21 AM   #18
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Just did it 2 months ago. AAA plus covers trailers, at least last time I looked.
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Unread 09-08-2013, 12:39 AM   #19
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Just did it 2 months ago. AAA plus covers trailers, at least last time I looked.
Interesting. Maybe it's not available in Ohio, I got a bum phone rep but she sounded like she knew what she was talking about, or it's the fact my son owns the trailer instead of a rental?

Actually the AAA website pretty much sucks since I couldn't find anything in a search and still can't. It directs you to the region of the country you're in and when entering my zip code it takes me to aaa.ohiovalley which still doesn't tell you anything. Exact reason I called the phone rep.

http://ohio.aaa.com/?zip=43110&devic...clubmo.aaa.com
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Unread 09-08-2013, 09:59 AM   #20
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There has to be something out there that covers trailers because I was able to add breakdown insurance for my boat trailer to the on the water tow ins I have with Boat US.
A UHaul would be covered on their policy; I'd ask them what they do if you get a flat tire or or have a hub/bearing issue.

The not shifting into 2nd promptly is probably leaky drum seals. It's a common problem and to cure that you really need a rebuild. I think towing a trailer under those circumstances is risky. I drove my brother to college 450 miles years ago with a slipping trans on my '70 Ford Torino and really took it easy till it shifted into high gear. Towing a trailer will only hasten its demise.
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Unread 09-08-2013, 10:03 AM   #21
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shipping my zj from Tucson to Boston, 1100 IIRC. But as said, all fluids changed, larger cooler isn't a bad idea at all. Brakes are a huge deal with them...i've been really happy since i upgraded my brakes.
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