Towing a Food Truck

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2012/10/19 12:55:41 (permalink)

Towing a Food Truck

Anybody have any experience towing a Food Truck, your typical Stepvan 14'-16'.  I may have to get one that is up to 6 hours away and I do not want to drive it back unless absolutely necessary.  I didnt know if you could put these on a car hauler trailer ( as long as it is not to wide) if it would be to high or top heavy.  Anybody have any advice?
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    chefbuba
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    Re:Towing a Food Truck 2012/10/20 01:03:31 (permalink)
    Has to be on a lowboy. Blew the motor on one on a movie shoot years ago. This was a 24' Grumman.
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    Re:Towing a Food Truck 2012/10/20 01:53:58 (permalink)
    Ok. So its nothing I can tow with a 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton truck.
     
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    Re:Towing a Food Truck 2012/10/23 18:27:27 (permalink)
    NO NO NO.... Dont try to tow that thing with a 1/2 ton trk... as chef said low boy trailer, if you had to tow it at all make sure the tow rig is bigger than whats being towed. and for whats it's worth dont tow it with out pulling the drive shaft....personally unless it was just around the corner i wouldnt tow it at all ... good luck.. after thought .. do you have AAA? is so they will tow it free! but you would have to be there when they picked it up..of course you would have to have the trk on the policy.... i have my trailer on mine they will tow it so many mles ( cant remember how many but quite a few) free!
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    Re:Towing a Food Truck 2012/10/23 22:09:45 (permalink)
    I sent a wrecker after mine when I bought it. He was a friend and towed it 450 miles for $600.00, and 2 slabs of ribs. lol. But that was 3 or 4 years ago and gas was cheaper then than now.
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    Re:Towing a Food Truck 2012/10/23 22:57:06 (permalink)
    FYI   AAA    WILL NOT tow any commercial vehicle, fix a flat, jump start or anything AT ALL.  I'm a plus memeber and they ****ed me several times when they found out it was a stepvan.   Only regular vehicles apply to AAA   ( at least here in Maryland )
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    Re:Towing a Food Truck 2012/10/24 15:58:02 (permalink)
    Check with some of the companies that specialize in towing vehicles for auction sites, especially eBay. They have a national system set up just for this type of thing. Go to eBay and look at some of the auctions, get the name of a company and they will give you a quote.
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    Re:Towing a Food Truck 2012/10/24 18:40:38 (permalink)
    THE WILD DOG

    FYI   AAA    WILL NOT tow any commercial vehicle, fix a flat, jump start or anything AT ALL.  I'm a plus memeber and they ****ed me several times when they found out it was a stepvan.   Only regular vehicles apply to AAA   ( at least here in Maryland )


    yea maybe different ,, i told them what i had they listed it as a "travel trailer"..course ive never used it for that yet but... I did buy a race car from n.h. and had AAA pick it up and bring it to the shippers and had it shipped down here...cant remember why I didnt have to be there to do it tho ....they usually are pretty stern on having the member there,... maybe I used my suave and debbonair....... yea right !!
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