Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 21 - 31 of total 31 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
John M

climber
Feb 4, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
1900 hundred. Dang.. that is expensive. How much is the truck? And don't forget fuel.
argus

Trad climber
Vegas
Feb 4, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
I think $200 for gas is a little low. I towed a car behind a Uhaul and got about 5 miles per gallon.
John M

climber
Feb 4, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
Don't forget Ekats advice.

AND. . . when you pick your stuff up, graciously ask the clerk to add a couple FREE DAYS and any FREE MILES they can. . . they'll do it, only if you ask.
Beautiful_Corn

Big Wall climber
Brooklyn Park, MD
Feb 4, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
I spent five summers selling merchandise for a traveling music group and got to be an expert at touring the country driving a box truck with a trailer. A couple of suggestions:

If you have to stop, only stop at truck stops. There's almost no way of being forced to back up in those places. If you don't need fuel, pull into the truck parking. You can just drive straight in and out of those spots. If the truck is a diesel, check to see if it will fit a fuel nozzle for a semi truck. If not, you will need to fuel up at the auto diesel pump.

It can take a while to adjust to the extra size of the truck. If you are in the right lane and there is no shoulder or, worse yet, there is no shoulder on either side don't panic. Just keep your sight line on the highway line to your left. If you try to drive in the "center of the lane" you will drift to the right and possibly hit something.

If you get in a jam and have to back up get your girlfriend to be your spotter. Have her stand where you can see each other in your driver side mirror to stop you if you are about to jackknife or hit something.

Backing up doesn't have to be scary. Keep your hand at the 6:00 position on the wheel. That way you just move your hand in the direction you want the trailer to turn. Hover your foot over the brake while you back up so you won't accidentally panic and hit the gas. Practice in an empty parking lot first and you'll see it's not too bad. Go slowly. If some jag-off runs over and starts shouting directions at you while you are backing up give him the finger because he's a dick.

Congratulations on the new job!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 4, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
Don't run any range cattle over...You'll end up having to pay the rancher for his loss...And if you do happen to get caught in area 51 at night , stop and rent a room at the Alien Inn...RJ
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Feb 4, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
Moving truck and tow the suv on a trailer........ Done!
Done it and it works great.
Erik
Aerili

climber
SLC, Utah
Feb 4, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
Paying for someone to haul your freight vs a truck is about the same price. One just has less headaches and is simpler (that would be the freight option). I've done both.

There are other options out there than just Pods. But I'll let you look into that if you want to. It's pretty easy to find recommendations online.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 4, 2013 - 11:52pm PT
Yeah, WML.
Do it yerself!

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 5, 2013 - 12:28am PT
WML...Don't worry about area 51...Cosmic drove thru there and look how he turned out...RJ
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 5, 2013 - 12:47am PT
"...Cosmic drove thru there and look how he turned out...RJ "




YEAH!!!

photo not found
Missing photo ID#286875





Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 5, 2013 - 12:54am PT
I've a couple of Area 51 stories but I can't tell one cause the wife might read it and the other is classified...Jess sayin'. I guess that makes both of 'em classified.
Messages 21 - 31 of total 31 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Trip Report and Articles
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews