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Posted March 10, 2012 - 06:41 PM

What is their logic on that one?

All they said was there were to many lawsuits from Ford Explorer owners, So they will not rent any size trailer to me. last month I had to rent a 14' truck and that cost me more than what I got the tractors for. Even if you got to Uhaul web site and type in you have an explorer it tells you the same thing. :(

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 06:47 PM

Dose anyone know anything about these? like are they driven by a shaft or is there any type of PTO? I'm searching net but not allot of info found yet, other than they are rare.
Here is another question, If I do get this should I restore or leave as is? I know how I am and I would love to rip it apart and make her shine again! what are your thoughts?

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 06:56 PM

Why not try SUNBELT RENTALS?

http://www.sunbeltrentals.com/

There is one in Warwick (if my searching was right), which shouldn't be all that far from you.

I use them all the time and have found them to have better maintained equipment than U-Haul, and CHEAPER!
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 07:09 PM

...Here is another question, If I do get this should I restore or leave as is? I know how I am and I would love to rip it apart and make her shine again! what are your thoughts?


Looking at those two pics, it looks like it's in real nice original shape. If it isn't rusted real bad, I'd vote to get it mechanically sound, and leave the cosmetics as is.

These old tractors have a story to tell, and the wear and tear, dings, dents, and scratches are a part of it.

Now if it was something common like a Bolens 1050, then I'd say paint away. But for a rare piece, it's history seems to be more important to me.

Just my $.02.
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 07:46 PM

whats up with uhaul. we haul a 14ft trailer with a 5.0 awd explorer.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 07:52 PM

whats up with uhaul. we haul a 14ft trailer with a 5.0 awd explorer.

They said it is not a saftey concern but they had to many lawsuits from explorer owners. I have no clue as to why, I have the same as you and I never have problems with anything.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 08:26 PM

Maybe you could just rent a minivan and remove the back seats. My wife's minivan could easily swallow up a GT with the seats out. Should be cheaper to rent and much cheaper on fuel.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Maybe you could just rent a minivan and remove the back seats. My wife's minivan could easily swallow up a GT with the seats out. Should be cheaper to rent and much cheaper on fuel.

Well I am checking out Sunbelt rentals like Oldbuzzard suggested if all goes well they have a 16' single axle equipment trailer for 41 dollars a day! But I have to call them in the morning to see if this location has any.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 10:20 PM

Im closer to Amerst then Granby, were is the tractor ?

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 10:42 PM

Im closer to Amerst then Granby, were is the tractor ?

She said in granby but closer to amherst?

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 10:53 PM

Amerst is around 15 miles from me on the other side of South Deerfield, Granby is another 20 miles, it's close to belchertown, it takes longer to get to Granby winding through the Mountains then the straight shot through South Deerfield on St Rt 116 from my place, i stay away from NoHo, come in by Conway, quicker for me to go up then down then down and across,

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 10:59 PM

Amerst is around 15 miles from me on the other side of South Deerfield, Granby is above me by 20 miles, it's close to Heath, St Rt 2A, it takes longer to get to Granby winding through the Mountains then the straight shot through South Deerfield on St Rt 116,

Well then maybe if a trailer doesn't work out, you will see my driving by your house on a garden All GT on my way back to RI LOL. :laughingteeth:

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 11:04 PM

Stop in for a cup of coffee and some gas and we'll gab a bit and admire your new GT.
If you need a place to store it untill, by all means, i don't mind.
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 11:54 PM

Stop in for a cup of coffee and some gas and we'll gab a bit and admire your new GT.
If you need a place to store it untill, by all means, i don't mind.

Just think If I drive it home and decide to sell it, I can say yea it's old but it's mostly highway miles on it :bigrofl:
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 11:57 PM

Stop in for a cup of coffee and some gas and we'll gab a bit and admire your new GT.
If you need a place to store it untill, by all means, i don't mind.

That would be cool. Now let's just hope all goes as planned. To funny though, I just went through this a few weeks back! I always wind up waiting a week and not being able to sleep until I get them back to my house.
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