My grandfather has acquired a 1988 dodge b350 camper van with several major issues that need addressed. He doesn't want to get into fixing those things so he's having me do it. No problem except 1 thing....
He lives in northeast Tennessee and i'm in Indiana. The van is not in a condition (powertrain wise) to drive all the way up here. It needs to be hauled. I'm going to do it because he doesn't have his f250 anymore and consequentially nothing to haul it with.
I have a truck that I believe is capable of towing this sucker (2001 silverado 2500hd 4x4, crew cab/short bed with 4 speed auto and 6.0, 4.10 gears with factory hitch so i can tow about 10,000 pounds or so). My concerns regard the trailer needed.
The original plan was for me to drive down there and use a uhaul on-way car hauler. I'm concerned that this configuration will not be a safe combination because the length of the van will cause it to be improperly loaded. Plus it doesn't have electric brakes which I'm not to excited about. However, my local rental place has 16' 10k flatbed trailers for the same price as the uhaul would be. The uhaul page says max load of 5500 lbs, this page says a similar van is 9000 (his isn't as extensive as the one on the page, plus has stuff like water tanks deleted)
I have a couple questions. For people who have used the uhaul transport, how long is it, and whats the biggest thing you would pull on it? If theres anyone who has/had a dodge b350, how long is it (can't find a published spec on google), and would you be comfortable hauling it on a 16' trailer?