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Thread: Trailering/trucking a dog trailer to TX from VT?

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    I have an 8 hole Deerskin trailer in great condition......except the frame. It's so badly rotten I can't use it on the highway.

    Deerskin can put a new frame under it and repair some other issues but being in VT with a non-road worthy trailer that needs to go to TX poses a problem.

    Does anyone have experience with hiring a trucking/trailer and shipping something that large that far? If so, I'd really appreciate your input.

    Also if there is a skilled fabricator [in the Northeast] that could do the work I'd be interested in knowing about them.
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    Depending on the size of the Deerskin....you could always put it up on a flatbed trailer....I'd recommend a gooseneck, say 18-20 ft, and haul it down there. You'll need a pickup with a gooseneck hitch(easily installed), but the GN will be a LOT more fuel efficient than a bumper pull.

    Actually, any good welding/fabrication shop should be able to do the job. Or any trailer sales dealer will at least know of a welder if they don't do it themselves.

    Here's one in NH....http://www.mountaintoptrailers.com/
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    M-top didn't want to fool with it but thanks.

    I have a gooseneck but I've driven from Vermont to TX and I really don't want to do it again.
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    http://c-klord.com/index.html Check out these folks. They are in Cambridge Md., about a 12 hour drive from Morrisville
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    Used to be in the business and the cost for hire to transport the trailer will be more than the repair cost. 6-8 years ago I shipped my 6 hole trailer from OK to OR. I got a super deal and it still cost me $900. My guess to hire a trucker with a flatbed trailer will cost you around $2000 at todays prices. Then you still need to find some place with a dock or fork truck to load it. If you decide to go that route PM me and Ill see if I can get it done. Then you still need to get it home.
    Can't believe there isn't a fabricator in your area that can do the job. Im sure somebody close can do it and would save a bundle of money.

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    Just googled VT Metal Fabricators.
    http://www.thomasnet.com/vermont/met...0550409-1.html
    If you can't find someone here check with the steel companys that sell the metal. Bet they can give you a few names.

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    Alec,

    I just went thru this about 2 months ago. You can go to the sight called USHIP and describe what you are looking for and what you need done and put a max price of what you are looking for and let folks bid on the job. I had some one tow a goose neck trailer with a dressing room and the end back full of household items from Chazy NY to Ft Collins CO. I would stick to the ones who have a DOT number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alec Sparks View Post
    Also if there is a skilled fabricator [in the Northeast] that could do the work I'd be interested in knowing about them.

    over in Monkton there is a very talented fellow named Tom Burritt. he can do anything with metal. works out of his home on covered bridge rd. does a lot of stuff for the antique car folks. does custom stainless steel fabrication. even works on horse trailers. repaired a sugaring pan on a moments notice for a friend of mine. so close you could possibly ride a horse over, but definitely worth a phone call. You know covered bridge rd.?
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