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Old 02-26-2015, 07:38 PM   #1
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How are trailers delivered to the dealer?

Maybe this is a dumb question but do they tow them one at a time or do they put them on a flatbed or carrier of some kind and deliver them that way?

I guess I'm curious what kind of mileage/abuse I'll have on my new trailer when I pick it up from the dealer. I guess it could depend on the size - mine is a 268 Vibe Extreme Lite.

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Old 02-26-2015, 07:43 PM   #2
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They are usually towed individually from the factory to the dealer. I have never seen any on a flat bed trailer.

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Old 02-26-2015, 07:44 PM   #3
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I see new campers heading south to dealerships all the time. One at a time, being pulled by some contracted driver. Very seldom do I see them loaded on a flat bed. And then its the smaller a frames or single axle TT's.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:49 PM   #5
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Only small units are transported on a flatbed, mostly single axle units and the lightest tandem axle units. Anything over probably 25 ft is towed. So, your unit will have mileage equal to how far you are away from the factory. Drivers are not allowed inside the unit, so the inside will be determined by how it leaves the factory. I doubt drivers even check tire pressures, just hook it up and go.
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They are transported one at a time using contractors. That's one of many reason's why it's a good idea to change the china bombs as soon as you get your trailer. depending where it was manufactured those may have substantial mileage on them. Pop ups and a few smaller trailers are transported by truck.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:34 AM   #7
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It depends a lot on the size of the trailer. Yesterday I watched three of the new retro Shasta trailers going out on a flatbed. I've seen as many as eight or ten popups or hybrids going out on a double deck trailer similar to a car hauler. The larger trailers and fifth wheels, of course, are pulled individually.

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Old 02-27-2015, 11:45 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by larrytbm View Post
Drivers are not allowed inside the unit, so the inside will be determined by how it leaves the factory.
That's not entirely true. I was parked for the night next to a half dozen RV's being transported at a Flying J where some of them slept inside the trailer with their own sleeping bags.

They can't use the amenities in the RV but they do go inside them all the time.
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Every car/truck/rv has a 'destination fee' milled into the sell contract or plainly spelled out. 'You' pay for that RV to get to the Dealer.

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