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Jhuff8181 06-24-2013 04:27 PM

Towing Cost for 34' Class A
 
I have a chance to buy a 1992 34' Pinnacle Motorhome with a Chevy 454. It is clean inside and out with no known leaks. It is being offered a very low price, I'll just say the owner said to me "I just want it out of my driveway." It has not been run for two years and will not start. My guess is batteries, starter or fuel pump. Here's the problem, it's 250 miles from my house. Where do I begin to look for a towing service and how much should I expect to pay?

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Fatfendr38 06-24-2013 04:42 PM

Try RVshipping.com

Jhuff8181 06-24-2013 05:05 PM

Thanks but Try RVshipping.com will only ship up to 27'.

tomwalt 06-24-2013 05:15 PM

I'd find a mobile/moonlighting mechanic to help you get it running and drive it the 250 miles home (he'd also follow you home). Probably be 1 day's labor and that would be less than a tow plus you will have made some progress on the beast.
And.. buy Coachnet insurance prior to going.

Mr_D 06-24-2013 05:30 PM

We had a towing co tow our 41' DP a distance of about 21 miles, cost was just over $700.

AlanTerry 06-24-2013 08:14 PM

We just had ours towed it was just $315.00 just to hook up then $1/mile.......If you did have it towed, take it to the nearest RV Dealer/repair facility to get it running then drive it the rest of the way home. Have someone follow you home. That way you can really assess what work might need to be done. Hopefully None!

Alan & Terry

jesilvas 06-24-2013 08:25 PM

Battery or starter is decently quick fix. I'd do that first. Then give up :rofl:

jamesrxx951 06-24-2013 09:02 PM

I agree with the rest, I would try to get it started first. My concern is if the engine is still good. Maybe the rod sticking out of the side of the block is the reason it does not start. I would want to know what im getting into prior to finalizing the sale.

vsheetz 06-24-2013 10:10 PM

Agree with others - try to get it running in place via a mobile mechanic. Make the sale contingent on nothing major being wrong with the engine.

And an ERS in place before heading the 250 miles to home.

AlanTerry 06-25-2013 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsheetz (Post 1617685)
Agree with others - try to get it running in place via a mobile mechanic. Make the sale contingent on nothing major being wrong with the engine.

And an ERS in place before heading the 250 miles to home.

Now that I think about it, I would definately have the sale contingent on the engine running and no major engine work required.

I believe that ERS = Emergency Road Service.

Alan & Terry

Afc-Jr 06-25-2013 04:59 PM

Like stated above, do not tow it. Chevy parts are rather inexpensive and you may only need a battery to get it home.

A good start would be to post the location of the MH here. I am sure someone on the forum would be able to recommend a local mechanic that would inspect/repair it for you.

mel s 06-25-2013 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Afc-Jr (Post 1618681)
Like stated above, do not tow it. Chevy parts are rather inexpensive and you may only need a battery to get it home.

A good start would be to post the location of the MH here. I am sure someone on the forum would be able to recommend a local mechanic that would inspect/repair it for you.

Times 2.
You should be able to repair and/or replace a number of things, a number of times, for the price of one 250 mile tow.
However, if it can't be repaired enough, where sits, to safely drive only 250 miles, I would leave it there.
el
'96 Safari, 132k miles

dwhit 06-25-2013 06:57 PM

Do let us know how this turns-out!

pearlyvereen 06-25-2013 07:17 PM

Try U-Ship.com It works like Ebay, but haulers bid on the job.


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