You need some 2x8 boards to extend the ramp length
Still a good amount more expenisve than driving up and bringing it back myself. Plus I'm used to driving long hours every week...I'm an outside sales rep and I cover six states. I can drive half of the distance back and be in one of the states that I cover for my company. Set up a couple of meetings and I get my hotel and gas free the rest of the way homeA thought: Shipping companies with enclosed trailers aren't too terribly expensive, are insured in transit, and don't require you sitting in a tow vehicle for 22 hours. Just sayin'.
Well, I am an insane kind of person but that's why I think the Elise fits my personality pretty wellAm I missing something why would you rather drive a tow vehicle than an Elise?
Does it come with multiple sets of tires?
Fly over there and drive your new baby home! -eek-
Spend all that money in transport when you could get 26 mpg having a really great time. Man I wouldn't miss an 11hr road trip in my Elise for the world.-eek-
I look for and even invent/create excuses to take my car places, any place.
The farther away the better.:coolnana:
From what I've read so far either you are buying the wrong car, or you are insane, which = buying the wrong car. :shift:
Yes I'm buying the car to drive it but not as a daily driver and I will keep the miles down on this car as I plan on keeping it a VERY long time. Plus driving on the interstate is boring.Fly there and drive it back. Who cares about miles, you're buying the car to drive it, right?
Once again, just saying that interstate driving is boring to me so why put the miles on it. If anything I'll split the trip up and stay in the Gatlinburg area, take it off the trailer and go have some fun on The Dragon for a day....way more fun than interstate drivingYour new Elise will go faster in the twisties than it will on the interstate. -poke-
Thank you so much...most helpful response I've gotten. Sounds like it's not a problem to do this.I decided one weekend that I'm gonna get the car. I drove to several dealers with a u-haul trailer attached, found the one I wanted, and trailer it 400 miles back same day. anic:
As mentioned, get some 2x8 boards. I stacked a shorter one on top of a longer one, and then rest the end of the u-haul ramp on top. This way the first 2 board makes 2 small steps to the ramp, and no chance of the boards sliding out.
There's a trick where you can have the ball hitch attached to the vehicle, but jacked the front of the trailer up. This would angle the trailer down to reduce the slope. You can also back up the tow vehicle's rear tires onto a rhino ramp, which raises the front of the trailer. Disclaimer - I didn't need to do this so I don't know if these actually work.
The trailer I had looked different than that pictured. There's a groove up front for the wheels to drop in, and a net that wraps around the wheel, fastening it down. No strap on the back. The front chin comes close to the front part of the trailer, so watch for that. Make sure the straps doesn't rub against the clam. My car has sport pack but I didn't have any issue.