We got this email from long time west coast fellow Woody Boater Brian Toye, It all makes sense, if you have a specific need, and no trailer, and don’t have ADD like me, I still don’t understand it? I am sure it makes sense. Take it away Brian..
We are looking for a Woodyboater to tow the trailer from LA to Portland. After we unload the car within, the trailer then would be available to transport a boat (or car) from the Portland area (or even Seattle) back down to the LA area.
Now, with the Lake Tahoe show coming up, I am hoping that there may be a Woodyboater out there who needs to get their boat from Portland or Seattle to Lake Tahoe or LA. (Even with that, we could make other arrangements to get the boat from Tahoe to LA.)
The gas would be paid as long as the trailer is being towed.
Here are the trailer details:
(twenty-four) 24 ft enclosed, 28ft 8in overall length tandem axle, torsion bar suspension
electric brakes on both axles
2 5/16 inch coupler
8ft 6in width overall
8ft 7in height overall
Ramp at rear for vehicle loading
Cargo weight cannot exceed 4000 lbs.
To clarify – we have a car in the trailer in LA which needs to be towed to Portland, Oregon. After we unload the car, the trailer then needs to eventually be back in LA.
If a Woodyboater needs to transport a boat (or classic car whatever) to Tahoe for the show – great – we can make other arrangements to get it from Tahoe to LA.
From LA to Portland and then from Portland to Tahoe, the gas bill will be paid by us.
This is a great opportunity for a person for example that is in LA and needs to drive to Portland or Seattle empty (thus towing our trailer) to dump our trailer in Portland so that they can tow something back to LA or whatever as we would pay for their gas in what otherwise would be a trip driving empty. Perhaps one person does that and then another uses the trailer to move a boat from Portland to Tahoe or LA – that would work too. As you can see there are many scenarios possible.
After this initial trip is finished, the trailer owner would actually like to begin renting the trailer out to the Woodyboater community for transportation needs up and down the West Coast (mainly). Need an Scripps moved to Seattle and then to LA ?? – great etc etc. Rental fee to be negotiated later, but it would be far, far cheaper than U-Haul etc etc.