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Too much or not enough?

There is a possibility i will be moving a few states away. Nor sure what it would cost to contract a moving company to do the deed. Something ive been tossing around is picking up a used 40 foot enclosed tandom car hauler. I should be able to make it cars and all in 2 trips. I'm just wondering if that would be asking a lot on a 95 f350 in my sig. Truck is stock as they come right now. Best case prior to the move would be an intake DP and maybe a tune with some gauges. You think ill be asking too much or would she be ok.

I know this is a general question due to the fact that i have no clue on a gross wieght. The house is a 3 best room 2500 sq foot place. More kids toys than anything else. Heaviest part would ive if i loaded both cars for a trip. Anyway i know there are a LOT of variables but any input is a help and much appreciated.

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For starters, you won't get two cars in a 40 footer, unless they're small.

By the time you do the mods to the truck, you'd have half of the moving truck paid for. Plus, how much time are you going to waste going back and forth, plus the cost of the trailer compared to the truck, plus all the loading and unloading. I'd just hire the moving company, make one trip and be done with it.

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For starters, you won't get two cars in a 40 footer, unless they're small.

By the time you do the mods to the truck, you'd have half of the moving truck paid for. Plus, how much time are you going to waste going back and forth, plus the cost of the trailer compared to the truck, plus all the loading and unloading. I'd just hire the moving company, make one trip and be done with it.
I completely get where ur coming from. Trust me i hate moving my self. I have no idea what a move like this would cost. My thinking is if lets say it costs 5k to contract a move company and i can get a trailer that i can turn around and sell. Then in the long run I'd come out ahead. If i had 2 cars in there it would be a mustang and a kia

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In the long run, but you have to consider how much the trailer will be worth when ever you get where your going, but if you do contract someone make sure it's not a broker, we had 2 men and a truck pick our stuff up in nc, packed it and everything, and I wanna say mayflower ended up dropping it off in ca

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I completely get where ur coming from. Trust me i hate moving my self. I have no idea what a move like this would cost. My thinking is if lets say it costs 5k to contract a move company and i can get a trailer that i can turn around and sell. Then in the long run I'd come out ahead. If i had 2 cars in there it would be a mustang and a kia

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You might be alright, just remember, a 40 ft trailer means there's only 32 ft on the floor.

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Re: Too much or not enough?

That is a tight fit then. Lol. Total of 7600 lbs of car and 31 inches.

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I did that a few years ago and it sucked. Went with a triple axle 36' enclosed gooseneck that's 8'x8' inside. I lived by myself in a 2 bedroom apartment at the time and ended up at 28,000 lbs. The worst part was I lived in CA at the time and enclosed goosenecks are nearly imposable to find so I ended up buying a used one in Vegas for almost as much as a new one in Texas.

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If you want a '48 ft, mine will be for sale soon............

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