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These tips should help you save money, and ensure your vehicle makes it safely to your new home.
Long-term car storage is a good option for classic car owners, or those leaving town for the winter.
Check your owner's manual, making sure to look up the exact model you have. May also show on the nameplate - usually on driver's side door or door jamb. Read up on passenger/cargo effect too, because the "rated" capacity is with no cargo and only a normal (I think they use 150#) driver.
Quick web search showed rated from 1500-4000# towing capacity and tongue weights from 150-400# depending on model and if has towing package - so you would have to check tongue weight and total trailer weight, but a 700# travel trailer (assuming that is total weight, not empty) certainly is likely to be viable. What it can handle safely also depends on what else in in the vehicle and where it is located with respect to the rear axle - so if all the seats are filled with adults for instance, your towing capacity may go to zero.
My recommendation, especially if travelling at highway speeds or long distance, is never exceed 75% or rated trailer load. Also - read up on tongue weight and what it does for handling and vehicle steering ability, so you get it right - too much and you risk tralier hitch failure, rear tire overloading, and poor steering because too much weight is off the front end. Too little and the trailer will tend to "hunt" - swerve back and forth.
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I know my car was in good company when the carrier arrived ...MoreRead more of this review to pick it up. On the carrier it joined a beautifully restored classic , a Jag, a Mercedes, and a .
car transport company in order to hire to transport my 2015 Ford Transit. After
some web strolling decided to try at least 2-3 auto transport companies and go
through them to finally hire the best one for my car transport.
The first company ...MoreRead more of this review that I called was . I sent my
order online and just in an hour got a feedback from global. I spoke with Nick,
he asked some basic questions about first availability for pickup of my car. I
had an issue about the pickup date since I had booked my flight for Oct 25th in
the evening before and couldn't change the date since I had a business meeting
in my new city. So I asked Nick that the pick shouldn’t be later than October
24th evening. He promised that he would go through it and would
schedule to pick up based on my desired date. Honestly I couldn't trust the
first company although I got the answers of my questions on its best way and
just in the same day which I sent my order so, I was thinking to
get 2 more carriers rates in order to compare with my first choice. The other 2
carries quoted 2 times more than the first one that's why I decided to go with
global. By the way, Global had the best insurance coverage as well which
was very important to me.
Just on the next day I called my rep in global in order to set up my order
and let them to schedule the pickup. Long story short my order got booked on October
23th and Nick promised that I would get a call from the driver by the next day
or latest on October 21st. I got a call from my driver . He was
also so professional and responsive, he came and picked up my car exactly on
the promised time. I got my car undamaged and on time. Overall, amazing
A small issue that indeed occurred with the 'connecting' transportation ...MoreRead more of this review across land here in Germany (a follow-up transporter, very difficult for them to control everything!), was taken care of very elegantly and to my full satisfaction. went out of their way to make sure that everything was solved and I ended up being a happy customer.
Just to avoid confusion with your shipping company, do make sure you posses detailed and current pictures of the car prior to transportation and communicate with your transporter about the state of the car. E.g. make sure a pickup report is created that is signed by both parties at pickup time.
Not all companies might be so understanding and supportive as , in reaching a mutual understanding afterwards!
did a great job, and the car is now safe, clean and in good order here with me.
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