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Old 12-28-2018, 02:41 PM   #15
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Is it possible that it could fit inside a Hertz type box truck? Of course towing is an option.
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:56 PM   #16
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You bought a trailer without owning a tow vehicle? Huh....
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:07 AM   #17
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:10 AM   #18
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You bought a trailer without owning a tow vehicle? Huh....
I have several Tow vechiles, and uhaul type box trucks. I am not driving 5000 miles to pickup a trailer in a diesel truck that gets 10 mpg.

I would possibly fly in and tow it home 2500 miles one way.
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Old 12-29-2018, 10:10 AM   #19
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You said you have several tow vehicles. Surely you have something that can do better than 10 mpg. The Casita doesn't require a HD truck.

12-15 mpg towing is typical for a Casita 17 with a half-ton, gas-powered truck, and yours is lighter than most (empty and no bath). The same truck should be able to get 18-20 mpg in solo highway cruising. That works out to around 15-16 mpg round trip average. At $2.50/gallon, that's about $800 for fuel.

I drove a small motorhome from MD to AZ in 3 days' hard driving with 6-7 hours' sleep each night. With a second driver you could probably make the round trip in 4 days- a long weekend. Seems feasible and far cheaper than shipping.

Biggest issue is weather. You might consider storage in Las Vegas until warmer weather.

This is a very rare model, so you're unlikely to get another opportunity.
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:47 PM   #20
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I bought a 2006 17' Standard (no bathroom) Casita in Las Vegas
I have not been able to find a good price to get it to Virginia Beach
Do you guys have any recommendations?

If I can't find a decent price to get it moved I may have to sell it.

I have seen travel trailers being moved 3 or 4 at a time down the road I just don't know who to call. Has anyone had there's moved by a multi-car car hauler?

What do you think is a fair price?

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Norfolk Airport, you can buy a one way ticket to Vegas for $79. Can you rent a u haul to tow it back?
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You bought a trailer without owning a tow vehicle? Huh....
Conventional wisdom, oft repeated on this forum, is to settle the trailer first, then get the right tow vehicle. Not sure I agree in every situation, but I hear it a lot.

In this case, the issue is distance, not lack of a vehicle, but I could see it happening. Could involving working with the seller to arrange temporary storage, renting a tow vehicle, or paying someone to tow or ship. I bought two travel trailers in my younger days to live in. I did not have a tow vehicle and paid someone to move them to an RV site. They were local purchases, so it was not hard.

Molded fiberglass trailers, especially rare models like this one, can be hard to come by and require creativity and flexibility to snag.

Whether to purchase the cart or the horse first is often a complex decision.
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Old 12-29-2018, 01:25 PM   #22
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I have got a few good shipping quotes so I believe that everything will work it's self out.

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Old 01-03-2019, 09:04 AM   #24
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Check with Young Transport - on Facebook we paid around $2 per mile for a tow behind,
They delivered our new Escape last March.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:35 AM   #25
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Pardon for posting the obvious, but with a trailer of that age you need to verify recent tires and bearing lube. I'd worry about a contract hauler leaving it crippled beside the road.
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