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Larry    Posted 04-23-2018 at 23:27:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I am moving a Jubilee from Ohio to Virginia. Can anyone tell me what size trailer I need and can a Dodge 1500 rated for 5,000lb towing capacity handle the job?

    Jim    Posted 05-13-2018 at 13:12:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I hauled my jubilee with a tandem axle hay trailer-don't know the weight rating but only hauled about 100 miles. Used my 2500 chevy but without trailer brakes. Not recommended though.

    Larry    Posted 04-25-2018 at 23:29:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the advice. I'll either check out moving companies or as they say, "I think we're gonna need a bigger truck."

    lonestarjeff    Posted 04-24-2018 at 20:36:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I towed my 860 about 150 miles on a dual axle(2x3500#)trailer with trailer brakes. The trailer is rated for a bit more, & the F-150 was comfortable pulling it. Definitely wouldn't do it without the trailer brakes, though.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 04-24-2018 at 08:30:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Since I don't own a trailer or truck big enough to haul a tractor, I looked into renting a truck and trailer. It was much less expensive to rent an enclosed moving van. I didn't tell them what I was planning to move. It was easy to get a truck rated for the load, and no problem getting the tractor in there with a decent set of ramps. It was a little more difficult to get enough tie downs on it, so I was confident it wouldn't move (unless I rolled the truck). No way did I want the tractor to join me in the cab if I had to hit the brakes. A tarp went under to catch any drips the next renter would not want on their sofa cushions. That trip worked out perfectly ok for me with no additional adventure. Later, I found at least three (insured) local transfer companies that would have gone and fetched it for me for about the same money, and saved me a day off from work. The last time I moved one locally was to get the Ford 3000 home. I called the local towing company (Rolling Wheel). They got it on a rollback, and dropped it at the house. It was there when I got home. Convenient, and a lot less money than upgrading my Malibu to a big truck and trailer.

    It is hard for me to justify the cost of ownership for a big truck and trailer. Plus, when I did have a truck, everyone expected me to be there with my truck and trailer on moving-day. In the last few years, a few have asked if I would turn their garden, do some landscaping, or excavating. So far, none have been willing to pay the round-trip freight to get my equipment to their job.

    KL

    Michford    Posted 04-24-2018 at 04:54:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Does the jubilee have a loader? Are the rear tires loaded? Will you be trying to haul any inplements with the tractor? If yes to any of these, you will end up over the 5000 limit of your truck with the tractor and trailer. If the tractor has no loader or loaded tires and no implements, a trailer with two 3500 lb axles would put you right around your 5000 limit. For a short trip you might get by, but for your trip your truck sounds undersized. To safely haul the tractor, a trailer with two 5000 lb axles would work. Brakes on both trailer axles is a must have. A tow vehicle with at least a 7 or 8 thousand lb tow rating and a brake controller for the trailer brakes shoild get the job done.

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