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Old 08-23-2006, 09:04 AM   #15
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What if your ac dies? Our inlaws had a slide leaking on thiers. The slide had to be removed 3 times before it got fixed. Would you be able to remove a slide on site?

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Old 01-28-2007, 10:31 AM   #16
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Just a thought here, but you could find an older 1 ton diesel truck for less than the cost of one round trips transit expense of having it hauled.
Especially in Michigan, you folks have a bumper crop of great running old trucks with , shall we say, less than show quality body work
$3-5 grand would buy a reliable hauler for a seasonal haul.

As far as renting, consider 2 years ago I had to rent a uhaul truck to haul my car home to Arkansas from Buffalo NY after an engine blew. It cost me a little over $2000 + gas @ 4 mpg ( and if I hadn't taken a bunch of skinny roads that are barely on the map, I would have gone over the mileage allowance and been charged $$$ more )


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Old 01-28-2007, 11:00 AM   #17
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I second the motorhome idea. It would be better for you in the long haul. If money is an issue, you could look into a recently used motorhome or a repo. Here in Michigan, because of the economy, we had several repos returned to our dealership in very good shape. These units were just walked away from by the owner because they could no longer make the payments.

A 5th wheel would be more problems than its worth since it would need to be moved on a regular basis. If you're making the Michigan/Florida trip yearly, than a good used truck would be a great investment for the 5th wheel, otherise, the motorhome would work out. Again, the Michigan economy makes purchasing a good used truck a great value.

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