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Old 05-08-2013, 01:15 PM
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Driving trailer 700 miles round trip

So my father has to use my enclosed trailer to help my sister move about 700 miles round trip. It's lettered and all so I was wondering if there any legal ramifications that could come from this. If he gets stopped by a cop is there anything wrong with this that he could write a ticket for? Is it safe to drive this trailer that far?
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:27 PM
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Whats the gvwr of trailer ? Check wheel bearings, tires in good shape etc ?
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:30 PM
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Whats the gvwr of trailer ? Check wheel bearings, tires in good shape etc ?
2990 gvwr. it's a single axle 6x10
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:41 PM
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It's not being used as a commercial vehicle, so lettering makes no difference.

As for safety, when is the last time wheel bearings were repacked?
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:42 PM
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as long as the trailer and tow vehicle are legal i cant imagine it matters one bit what the side of the trailer says
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:38 AM
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Why not just rent an enclosed trailer for the day? Less where on your trailer and tires making it easily worth the small fee, probably less than $100.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:56 AM
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Why not just rent an enclosed trailer for the day? Less where on your trailer and tires making it easily worth the small fee, probably less than $100.
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I agree, if there's a blowout on your trailer he's on the side of the road and the fender is ripped off. If on a rental just call Uhaul and tell them their junk is broken.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:16 AM
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Plus then you can just tow it one way
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:17 AM
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I agree, if there's a blowout on your trailer he's on the side of the road and the fender is ripped off. If on a rental just call Uhaul and tell them their junk is broken.
My thought exactly. Broken axle, bad bearing, tire failure etc. one thing local, another issue entirely hundreds of miles from home. Imagine yourself having to go repair it. Rental sounds cheap now eh?

Besides, never ever ever ever ever loan out the tools you earn a living with. Ever.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:45 AM
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If its unsafe he might get a ticket. Won't be you but him as he is the operator of the vehicle and trailer.

If its safe enough for you to operate commercially it should be ok for him to use for a trip.
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