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Old May 17th, 2011, 07:27 PM
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Another east coast truck moving West.

It looks as if my truck will not get to brave another winter with snowy salty roads. Moving to the Ventura area in Aug.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 07:36 PM
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Old May 17th, 2011, 11:06 PM
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Yes I am. Took a teaching job in conejo unified
Now I need to buy a trailer to tow some stuff out with me. Will the 90 pull an a101 ? I was looking on government liquidation. I know they are big for off road but I'm looking for on road and then maybe a roof tent for it. Anything to look for or to look out for?
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Ventura is awesome. One of the last great beach cities left in Socal.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Need advice on weather to drag a trailer across. and what kind of trailer if I do. looking to get a military surplus. I dont want to do the uhaul thing
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Old May 26th, 2011, 10:44 AM
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Need advice on weather to drag a trailer across. and what kind of trailer if I do. looking to get a military surplus. I dont want to do the uhaul thing
What do you want to do with the trailer afterwards? How much stuff do you have?

Personally, a flatbed trailer, sufficient to fit a car, is ideal.

Landscaping trailers sell cheap on craigslist if you want to go a bit smaller. An ex-military trailer is ok, but you really don't get that much space and unless you are taking it offroad it is overkill.

Rated weight in the US for a D90 is 3500lbs. In the UK it is like twice that. The eisenhower pass will be slow, but I would be ok towing 5000-5500lbs.

I would go check this out:

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/2402901920.html

You could put some boards down in the middle to make it flat.

More money, but very nice:

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/for/2401683131.html
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Old May 26th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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I would love to do the second, I could even load the other car. we have a moving company coming for the majority of the stuff but the less they take the cheaper it will be. just wondering how safe it will be to tow something like that. I tend to over estimate the ability of things ( the 90) . thanks


No i see the usefullness of a car trailer really I do, and I might be able to slip it past the wife if i play it right.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 11:10 AM
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I have not towed west coast mountains, but I had no issues doing east coast mountains towing another rover (a heavy 109) on a heavy trailer. Have you towed before? Make sure to get a brake controller for the trailer installed and drive reasonably.
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You mean a trailer like the one Wolf has for sale or a different kind?
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I have not towed west coast mountains, but I had no issues doing east coast mountains towing another rover (a heavy 109) on a heavy trailer. Have you towed before? Make sure to get a brake controller for the trailer installed and drive reasonably.


I've towed small trailers and boats (22') with a jeep many time, a few hours never cross country or over mountains, only small trailers to the dump with the 90.


Josh the 101 a1 has no breaks i would go the 101 a2 or 3 for the breaks.
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Michael, isn't yours the truck with the CA plates still?
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Old May 26th, 2011, 01:04 PM
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Michael, isn't yours the truck with the CA plates still?


yes it is, I have been trying to get back to the left coast since I left. I'm glad I didn't spend the money to transfer the registration .

however the license is going to be interesting I have a CA license with my MD address on it. someone is going to look at that with questions. it's what they sent me!
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Old May 26th, 2011, 08:29 PM
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however the license is going to be interesting I have a CA license with my MD address on it. someone is going to look at that with questions. it's what they sent me!
Maybe not. I suspect its all about the revenue. You are paying CA reg fees so Sacramento is happy.

I had a somewhat opposite situation. A 90 with WA plates garaged at the time in CA, insured using the CA address. My insurance co. forwarded me a notice they received from the CA DMV inquiring why they couldn't find a corresponding CA registration for that CA insured vehicle.

If anything, it is surprising you haven't had any question about it from the MD motor vehicle dept.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 10:09 PM
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Old May 27th, 2011, 01:39 AM
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Good luck in Ventura. I lived and worked there for many years.


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...The eisenhower pass will be slow...
The last time I've drove to Virginia I took the 40 and stayed south through Arizona and New Mexico. No need to deal with the Eisenhower Pass much less the grade west of Glenwood Springs unless you want to.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 09:58 AM
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I am shocked I was never bothered, 5 year in Md w/ Ca tags, reg and CA license (w/ Md address).
a couple months and it won't be an issue.

Anyone have a trailer they need moved to CA. ?????? or one they want to let go cheep?


thanks , I'm looking forward to finding a place in Venture and setting back down I hear good things about the area.


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Maybe not. I suspect its all about the revenue. You are paying CA reg fees so Sacramento is happy.

I had a somewhat opposite situation. A 90 with WA plates garaged at the time in CA, insured using the CA address. My insurance co. forwarded me a notice they received from the CA DMV inquiring why they couldn't find a corresponding CA registration for that CA insured vehicle.

If anything, it is surprising you haven't had any question about it from the MD motor vehicle dept.
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