Trailer Transport


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Spence
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Trailer Transport

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I'd like to buy a nice used camper trailer and I see a lot of them are just too far away for me to go pick them up. I see a nice Aspen Classic in Florida at a very fair price for example. Do I have any other options? Can they be shipped or is there a service that will get them for my lazy a...?


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Check with a car transport carrier. I'm sure one of them would haul it for you. Also hotshot trucking might be another option.
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Good ideas. thanks
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Spence wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:47 pm I'd like to buy a nice used camper trailer and I see a lot of them are just too far away for me to go pick them up. I see a nice Aspen Classic in Florida at a very fair price for example. Do I have any other options? Can they be shipped or is there a service that will get them for my lazy a...?
I bought mine from coastal North Carolina, and I'm in Cleveland. I just rode my bike down, hooked up the trailer, and rode back, 12 hours each way! :)
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I dunno...maybe a different perspective for the OP. No, I don't own a camper trailer, but...

Perhaps it'd be a reasonably worthy investment in this trailer to physically go and see it, touch it, quiz the owner...before making the commitment to purchase.

In short, the only way you'll know 100% you're getting a good deal is by making that assessment personally.

Sure, maybe a motel room overnight on the way to getting it, and possibly on the way back if you don't bring any camping gear with you when you go to pick it up.

Contrast that to buying it, then paying the $$$ for shipping from Florida to you -- even if the current owner really wants to go thru that hassle.

It's probably a wash time-wise and cost-wise.

After all, you do own a touring motorcycle for a reason.





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