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Old 05-18-2007, 12:11 PM
 
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Here is a thought......seeing you are out of Options.

Strap the 52" TV to the Top of your car and set off on your way. Get on the highway doing a decent speed ( now you can go over 55, unlike a trailer ) and SLAM ON THOSE BRAKES!!

This will be the last time you Watch your TV!

Then simply call your auto insurance company and put in a claim.

Best of Luck
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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There you go Cuse! Nothing like a little insurance fraud advice. Anything to help out a friend. :-))
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane! It's HDTV! Cuse, you deserve something for that. What? I'm not quite sure, but definitely something!
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:00 AM
 
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I wouldn't drive or tow ANYTHING U Haul rents over 25 mph. All the other truck/trailer rental places are fine, from my experience.
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:52 AM
 
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Have you tried calling the store where you bought it to see if they'll ship/transport it for you? I know it's not a ski machine, but, Nordic Track used to offer this service 20-yrs ago for a reasonable fee. If you didn't have the original box (we couldn't get it home in the car trunk with the box, so left it behind at the store) they'd supply one. It can't hurt to ask. If they say no, I'm sure you're not the only one to move one. Perhaps they can recommend a shipper they commonly use?

Good luck... VV
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:54 AM
 
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I wouldn't drive or tow ANYTHING U Haul rents over 25 mph.
Why, Chief? Trucks aren't maintained?
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:21 AM
 
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Why, Chief? Trucks aren't maintained?
They have the oldest (by far) fleet of ANY you-drive rental company. They do shoddy maintenance on their equipment. When the road service guy came out to change the tire (on my SECOND blowout on a trip from ID to IN), he told me that the Ford Econoline vans they rent weren't spec'ed properly with Heavy Duty chassis, steering and other components commonly found on trucks purchased for commercial use. Many of the International medium duty trucks are more than 20 years old (S-Series) Oddly enough, I've found their breakdown service rather good. Condition of equipment and attitude/appearance of some of their folks at the rental centers have been a sore point for me, though... Anyone renting a truck should compare features; I compared notes at a motel with a guy who rented a U Haul Chevy 26' van (I had a Penske International 26' van) Mine had cruise control, his didn't
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:49 AM
 
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They have the oldest (by far) fleet of ANY you-drive rental company. They do shoddy maintenance on their equipment. When the road service guy came out to change the tire (on my SECOND blowout on a trip from ID to IN), he told me that the Ford Econoline vans they rent weren't spec'ed properly with Heavy Duty chassis, steering and other components commonly found on trucks purchased for commercial use. Many of the International medium duty trucks are more than 20 years old (S-Series) Oddly enough, I've found their breakdown service rather good. Condition of equipment and attitude/appearance of some of their folks at the rental centers have been a sore point for me, though... Anyone renting a truck should compare features; I compared notes at a motel with a guy who rented a U Haul Chevy 26' van (I had a Penske International 26' van) Mine had cruise control, his didn't
Thank you for your input. Good idea to compare features. Before you wrote this, I'd only have compared prices, thinking they were all the same. I had a friend who was a truck driver (stick hauler was the phrase he used) for a period of time & I went out with him on a trip from MS to Fitchburg, MA, just for fun. He worked for a company that was known for it's old, uncomfortable trucks (Buckhead, or something similar) & I've gotta' tell ya', 3 days in that bumpy old thing & my ears rang continually for 2 days afterward & when we would stop, every organ in my body felt like it had been through a blender. Just bloody awful. I almost felt as if I'd been in a car accident. Don't know how you guys do it. My hat's off to you.

Thanks, Chief... VV
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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A lot of good info, I should be figuring this out within a few days.
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:05 PM
 
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Thank you for your input. Good idea to compare features. Before you wrote this, I'd only have compared prices, thinking they were all the same. I had a friend who was a truck driver (stick hauler was the phrase he used) for a period of time & I went out with him on a trip from MS to Fitchburg, MA, just for fun. He worked for a company that was known for it's old, uncomfortable trucks (Buckhead, or something similar) & I've gotta' tell ya', 3 days in that bumpy old thing & my ears rang continually for 2 days afterward & when we would stop, every organ in my body felt like it had been through a blender. Just bloody awful. I almost felt as if I'd been in a car accident. Don't know how you guys do it. My hat's off to you.

Thanks, Chief... VV
Your welcome! I'm glad you got to see what it's like in a big truck; wish every one who drives could! Sorry you didn't get to ride in one of the new air-rdeeverything (seats, cab, suspension) A world of difference! Thanks for the kudos!
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