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  1. TommyZ

    TommyZ Light Load Member

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    Okay so I am an ex owner operator trying somthing new. I bought a new 2012 ford f350 crew cab lariat with all the bells and whistles to haul boats for a family member who owns a boat transport buisness. Its been awsome so far running up the east coast out of Miami. Pay is good too!!! Better then My 53" reefer and I am getting double the mpg's. So here my problem. I am pulling a 27ft boat about 9,000 lbs from Miami to Seattle next week for very good money. Enough to come back empty and still make a killing. I've never driven the west coast what will be the best route? The trailer dose not have brakes. It's being delivered trailer and boat, then just drive back. Any advise will be greatly appreciated . Thanks.
     
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  3. olstinker

    olstinker Bobtail Member

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    Best advice, dont pull that trailer without brakes.
     
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  4. MNdriver

    MNdriver Road Train Member

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    Pick up a good atlas with a us map on it and lay a straight edge across it from both start to finish.

    Follow the big roads that are closest to that line in you ar focused on time.

    Follow state/us roads if you are focused on mileage.


    Stay off both of those if you want scenery.
     
  5. Cranky Yankee

    Cranky Yankee Cranky old ######

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    i get a little bit puzzeled when you got an ex O/O talking about how to get somewhere
    or a hotshot driver pulling loads without electric brakes
    lil scary when they are the same person
     
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  6. MNdriver

    MNdriver Road Train Member

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    Good point there..


    Know some have never gone more tha half a day from the house, so route planning was never needed
     
  7. olstinker

    olstinker Bobtail Member

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    Pulling a 9000lb. boat with no trailer brakes from 1 corner of the country to the other. The only advice he needs is DONT. Forget about what route to take.
     
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  8. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    This may be useful http://truckmiles.com/ .
    I thought all Ford Super Dutys came wired with trailer brakes
     
  9. RVTransporter

    RVTransporter Light Load Member

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    Why would ANYONE want to pull a 9000 lb. trailer with no brakes? And this guy used to be an O/O? Good Grief!
     
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  10. Hatya

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    IF you have all the bells and whistles then you also have a pretty ####### nav system in that truck. Mines does. But without trailer brakes, it doesn't matter since you shouldn't go over 35 lol
     
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  11. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    Best advice - put the boat and trailer on a stepdeck and strap it down . Then you could get a load back also .
     
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