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Possible road trip - Tennessee to Utah
Alright guys, I have a few questions for some of you long haul and road trip guys.
I have a friend moving from here in Knoxville TN to Utah for a job. They are cutting her a check for $3700 in moving expenses. She priced having her stuff hauled out and it came in around $2000. I told her to just rent a uhaul and tow her car. It would be cheaper. Just pay for gas and me a motel, then I'd rent a car and come back to TN.
Now, here's my idea. My truck is a 6.0 4 door 4x4. I've towed quite a bit with it, but I've never been on a long haul (longest tow was about 300 miles pulling a trailer with a Nissan 4x4 king cab). What am I looking at as far as pre-trip maintenance and fuel for a 1500 mile trip towing a 8.5x16 enclosed trailer (has brakes) with a Pontiac sunfire in it and some possessions such as a small couch and boxes, etc. I know it should all fit, but is it a crazy idea or will it be cheaper than a uhaul, car dolly, and fuel?
Like I said, I've never towed that far, and it would be a whole new experience for me. I'm doing it either way, mainly because I've never been that far from TN on a road trip. I think it would be an awesome experience.
I know ill do a coolant flush, fuel filters, oil/filter, and possibly trans fluid, along with front/rear axle fluid change.
-Tyler- -Navistar Technician-
2004 F250 CCSB FX4 6.0 - XDP EGR delete, BPD Oil Cooler Relocation, SCT Livewire TS, 315/75/16 Falken Wildpeak A/T's, Rough Country 4in, stock DP with 4in straight pipe.
Last edited by Int.Tech04; 09-20-2013 at 10:11 PM.