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Shared trailer ownership
January 11, 2016 03:12PM
I'm considering splitting the cost of a trailer with another dude. (non rally guy. He has a small local auto shop and wants to be able to haul the occasional car) I've heard lots of horror stories regarding shared ownership. Anyone done it successfully?
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Re: Shared trailer ownership
January 11, 2016 10:21PM
You should absolutely share a trailer.

With UHaul.

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Re: Shared trailer ownership
January 12, 2016 08:49AM
Better yet!

Flat tow... then rent a trailer once you've had an off...

My rally tow rig hangs on the wall between rallies...
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Re: Shared trailer ownership
January 12, 2016 11:37AM
Local rental/radiator shop has been hooking me up with trailers at 50$ a weekend in exchange for the sticker in the rear window.

Shared trailer wants 400$ and the trailer has to 500lbs lighter than the rental jobbies. Borrowed it this last weekend and it's in fairly reasonable shape, and I dont have to store it in my driveway.
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Re: Shared trailer ownership
January 12, 2016 11:48AM
I'd stick to the $50 plan. Even with long term good friends, shared items get weird when something changes and one of you has to pay up or whatever.

My version of the shared plan with buddies works by trading access to stuff we already own. Like, you can come over and use the TIG anytime you want and I can take your trailer whenever I need it. Or, I'll repack the bearings and keep the lights working on that thing if I can use it. Or, I'll have my kids attack your trailer with rustoleum and brushes if I can treat it like mine on rally weekends.

Through these sorts of deals I have access to pretty much any size trailer at any time now and at a variety of locations.thumbs up



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Re: Shared trailer ownership
January 12, 2016 12:03PM
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I'd stick to the $50 plan. Even with long term good friends, shared items get weird when something changes and one of you has to pay up or whatever.

My version of the shared plan with buddies works by trading access to stuff we already own. Like, you can come over and use the TIG anytime you want and I can take your trailer whenever I need it. Or, I'll repack the bearings and keep the lights working on that thing if I can use it. Or, I'll have my kids attack your trailer with rustoleum and brushes if I can treat it like mine on rally weekends.

Through these sorts of deals I have access to pretty much any size trailer at any time now and at a variety of locations.thumbs up

yup

in my case, it's my truck, his trailer so it balances out nicely
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Re: Shared trailer ownership
January 12, 2016 04:49PM
Mine got stolen while stored at a shop. They got to use it for free, I got a place to keep it.

I'd recommend against it other than if it's your only option, based on my experience. Before it was stolen a light got busted on it too under someone else's watch, which didn't matter once taken.
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Re: Shared trailer ownership
January 13, 2016 10:46PM
U Haul won't rent me a trailer.
Someone was saying Enterprise Commercial is under $100 a day with unlimited mileage for a nice truck. Add trailer and under $150 a day.



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Re: Shared trailer ownership
January 14, 2016 04:01AM
Grant,

you mentioned that in the truck thread...

why? will they tell you? what happens if you book it online?
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Re: Shared trailer ownership
January 14, 2016 09:08PM
I know U-Haul still refuses to rent trailers to pre-2011 Ford Explorers. It doesn't matter if you book online or not.

Put In Mercury Mountineer!
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Re: Shared trailer ownership
January 14, 2016 09:42PM
I'll buy a 2 car trailer, you buy the tow rig. Now to come up with a catchy race team name....
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Re: Shared trailer ownership
January 15, 2016 06:39AM
If you were both running for the same championship, the race team name could be:

Two Racers, One Cup!



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Re: Shared trailer ownership
January 15, 2016 07:16AM
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If you were both running for the same championship, the race team name could be:

Two Racers, One Cup!

THAT one would be a fun one to explain to a Volvo driving soccer mom at Parc Expose!
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Re: Shared trailer ownership
January 15, 2016 11:17AM
EEESH Grant that seems steep to me. Uhaul will black list anyone for having a spat with the customer service agent, or generically doing something the staff doesn't like. Surprisingly easy to get on the uhaul blacklist or so I'm told.

lets see, two audis, and a trailer towed by a minivan.... Unreliable Racing.
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