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Old June 27th, 2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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I need to rent a 3/4 or 1 ton truck to haul a 5th wheel trailer with a gooseneck ball.
Anyone know a place I can rent one?

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no one is going to rent you a truck and allow you to tow a gooseneck. Risk is too high.

Do you just need a 5th wheel trailer moved one time? You'll have to hire someone to do it.
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I dunno the difference between a 5th wheel and a gooseneck, but I have a hitch ball in the bed of my truck. Like bones said, I can't see anyone renting out a truck for a reasonable price.

Where's the trailer and how much are you willing to pay someone to deliver it?
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Old June 28th, 2012, 08:15 AM   #5
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yeah, I knew that, and I'll forget again the next time I try to remember which is which

I have a gooseneck. works all fancy and shit
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I dunno the difference between a 5th wheel and a gooseneck, but I have a hitch ball in the bed of my truck. Like bones said, I can't see anyone renting out a truck for a reasonable price.

Where's the trailer and how much are you willing to pay someone to deliver it?
If I were in Texas trucks are $98 a day; Denver they are $198 a day with hitches. I remember there was a place in Taylor years ago that rented trucks with 5th wheel / gooseneck hitches called MacDonald's Truck near Telegraph and Northline. Guess they moved?

Trailer is in Virginia. For what it costs to "hire" someone / company I can rebuild my transmission and go get it. I was hoping to shorten the wait time by finding a reasonable rental.

Hertz equipment has a 1 ton with hitch, but it runs like $400 or so a day for the truck.
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If I were in Texas trucks are $98 a day; Denver they are $198 a day with hitches. I remember there was a place in Taylor years ago that rented trucks with 5th wheel / gooseneck hitches called MacDonald's Truck near Telegraph and Northline. Guess they moved?

Trailer is in Virginia. For what it costs to "hire" someone / company I can rebuild my transmission and go get it. I was hoping to shorten the wait time by finding a reasonable rental.

Hertz equipment has a 1 ton with hitch, but it runs like $400 or so a day for the truck.
Where in virginia? Is it a gooseneck or 5th wheel?

I have a tripped planned to west virginia at the end of July. It costs me $400 at a minimum to drive there and back in my truck (not towing). I had planned on taking my car.

What kind of trailer is it? Is it ready to make a 1,000 mile trip home?
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Where in virginia? Is it a gooseneck or 5th wheel?

I have a tripped planned to west virginia at the end of July. It costs me $400 at a minimum to drive there and back in my truck (not towing). I had planned on taking my car.

What kind of trailer is it? Is it ready to make a 1,000 mile trip home?

It is a Coachmen 33 foot 5th wheel travel trailer. It is ready for a 5,000 mile trip. We took it around Lake Michigan through Wisconsin and the UP last summer.
It is sitting in Hillsville, Virginia (exit 14 on I-77) near the NC line.

http://www.uship.com/shipment/33-foo...tch/529575207/
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Is it set up for a 5th wheel as you posted here, or a gooseneck like beefy posted?

I have a gooseneck ball, I am not 100% certain but I have a race in snowshoe WV, I could tow it back. Won't know for certain if I am going until later in the week.
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It has a standard 2 5/16 gooseneck receiver on the trailer. It connects to a ball. It is not the pin connection.

This is what I have on the trailer end---

http://tweetys.com/ranch-hitch-adapt...FWQDQAod8WnKEA

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I can go pick it up for a reasonable price. I am fully insured too. call me if interested 989-750-6386 Shayne
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