Jump to content
HybridZ
Guest Anonymous

NEED help hauling aZZZZZZZZ

Recommended Posts

Guest Anonymous

I found a nice rustfree '73 240z in south east idaho and got a great deal on it (Thanks ShaneMorton cheers.gif ).. I live in SW washington, and its about 700 miles each way. Shane has been trying to get the 240 to run well enough to survive the drive home (about 2 months ago it didn't even run).. but due to his own physical limitations (back surgery) it is still quite shady on whether it would survive the drive home- even if I babied it. The main problems are the carb running rich (doesn't have a float adj.), fuel filter, needs brakes bled, and a few other minor things. No problem, thought I, as I could rent a truck/trailor near Pocatello or somewhere in idaho along the way and then drop it off locally (1-way rental from idaho). Turns out from uhaul it would cost like $555 for the 700 miles and alotted 4 days. I was planning on leaving tomorrow,renting the truck sunday and returning it sunday night.. but I can't find anywhere (budget,ryder,penske,uhaul,etc) that will do a one day, with hitch/dolly to tow it for under $300. That incredibly too much.. all I'm wanting to do is basically rent a truck to haul a car for half a day (700 miles= 11-14 hrs drive), and most places won't refund less than 4 days rental for that great of a distance. I wanted to just rent a truck with a hitch, locally, then we wouldn't have to drive two cars back, but nowhere will rent them out w/ a hitch, due to liability I think. I already got tomorrow/sunday off, I'd like to do this this weekend since Shand and I have been planning around this date.. If any hybridz members can help me out w/ some ideas that would be most appreciated. So far the cheapest I've got is $330 for unlimited miles for 15' truck/dolley, but then I'd have to pay for 1400 miles (there/back) of gas with a huge guzzler, might as well add another $150 to that. I need help asap, thanks

cry2.gifcry2.gif I want my new Z!

-980mak rockon.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am having the exact same issue. I wish I could find a place that just rents the trailer hitch. Then id rent from avis etc then put hitch on then uhaul trailer....but I cant find any hitchs!

 

If you are talking about just the ball, you can buy one for around $20 at Walmart.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My renting of a U-Haul Auto Transport in San Jose got me for three days at $158, when I could have rented it locally and towed it with my truck up and back in one day (At a cost of $58!)

 

I thought running without the trailer would save time (it does, 80 instead of 65...) one-way.

 

Remember renting trucks usually entails a 0.58 cents per mile charge.

 

What car do you normally drive? Is it larger than a "Z"? Why not put a bumper hitch on it, and simply use a Tow Bar to flat-tow the Z back home?

 

I mean, what is your plan, to FLY out there, rent and tow back? If you're flying, just bring a set of tools, spend the time to get the car running, and take it easy on the way back. 300 miles a day is not a big push at any speed, and the closer you get to home, the easier it becomes to get a local rental to come get it if necessary.

 

"Have tools, will travel!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×