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Old 07-05-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Fifth wheel tow?

Need to know if anyone knows of a company that will tow my fifth wheel back home (915 miles) because my truck broke down in Georgia? Please help, thanks!
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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Try a local RV dealer. I believe that most of the delivery drivers for new RV's end up driving back to the factory with nothing in tow.
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Hi,
Couple of questions.Where in Ga.? and where does it need to be towed? and one more what size of your 5er?
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:32 PM   #4
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Couple of questions.Where in Ga.? and where does it need to be towed? and one more what size of your 5er?
Hi, I am in cartersville, ga. I would loved to have it towed back home which is lawton, ok. If its an astronomical amount then I would probably tow it to a local storage area while my truck gets fixed?
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Hi, I am in cartersville, ga. I would loved to have it towed back home which is lawton, ok.
Count on at least $1.50 per mile one way. Plus tip would make it a nice round $1,500.00 bill. But only a Good Samaritan would do it for that.

For that 1,830 mile round trip, getting 8 MPG towing and 12 MPG unloaded, the fuel will cost about 762.50. Add $.40 per mile or $732 for the driver, and you have almost $1,500 before you add the cost of the tow vehicle. So you should budget for at least $2,000

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If its an astronomical amount then I would probably tow it to a local storage area while my truck gets fixed?
That's probably your best bet compared to a $2,000 or more tow bill. But you have to buy fuel too, so if you have to drive 915 miles one way to go back and get the trailer, plus one night in a motel and another night in a campground, paying $2,000 to have the trailer brought home might not be such a bad deal.
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just a thought, I've seen that show on tv called shipping wars or whatever, they send stuff via uship.com and the shippers bid for the lowest price
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Hi, I am in cartersville, ga. I would loved to have it towed back home which is lawton, ok. If its an astronomical amount then I would probably tow it to a local storage area while my truck gets fixed?
Not sure about the repair facility you are getting your truck fixed, but at our dealership we allow people to store there towables in the back lot while their vehicle gets repaired. Don't hurt to ask.
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