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Old 08-02-2022, 06:18 PM
msmst25 msmst25 is offline
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Default Trailer Rental for RV-10 Fuselage

It's time for me to move the fuselage out of the garage and into a hangar at Aurora. The wheel base seems a little wide for your average trailer. Does anybody know where I can rent a trailer big enough to accommodate this in the Portland metro area?
Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 08-03-2022, 09:12 AM
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climate differences may make this impossible, however, I rented a two place snowmobile trailer that worked great. It is more than wide enough and it tilts for easy on load off load. Not too expensive either.

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Old 08-19-2022, 06:54 PM
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The only trailer I found that was wide enough was going to cost $250-$300 to rent. I ended up finding a flat bed tilt bed tow truck and the driver only charged me $200. It worked great and 3 of us were able to safely load and unload it. I think many folks have used this method for a 14 fuse on it gear. Not sure if the 10 gear is wider
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Old 08-19-2022, 07:18 PM
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Look into trailers for moving heavy equipment.
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Old 08-19-2022, 07:33 PM
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Default Towing company

I doubt you'll find a trailer to rent for less than calling a towing company.
Their trailers are wide enough to accommodate the RV-10 wheel base and loading is easy with their tilt loading deck and winch equipment.
That is what I did and it was a non event.
See post #4
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Old 08-19-2022, 09:43 PM
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A large roll back flatbed wrecker works perfectly for the move. Widths differ on these roll backs so make sure the company you use has one wide enough. I made prior arrangements for a specific roll back, but when the driver arrived with the smaller truck, he had to return to the yard for the wider deck wrecker.
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Old 08-19-2022, 09:46 PM
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Default Call a Moving Company

I called a local moving company. The forward half of my Fuse fit right in the box truck. Plus no wind issues on the freeway.
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