I have 2014 Limited Eco Diesel with 30k miles. My family and I are moving across the country from the east coast to Oregon. The largest tow-behind trailer I can rent is 12' x 6' -- this is not large enough to move all of our crap. I'm considering buying a 16' x 7' all enclosed trailer (something along these lines 7x16 black out enclosed trailer
). I'd drive it across the country and sell it upon arrival in Oregon.
My trailer driving experience is limited to a 8'x4' utility trailer, so basically, I know how to back up, but I've never towed a heavy load. I anticipate when we move, our trailer would be about 5,500 lbs. It would just be me in the car, the wife and kids would fly out.
What do people think? I can't stomach hiring a moving company for $5-10k. The more I researched the moving company businesses, the worse taste they left in my mouth. Seems like damage, scams and delays are pretty common. So we are considering this plan, seems more affordable and we don't have to work on anyone else's schedule.