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Old 08-12-2009, 09:36 AM   #1
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Need Delivery Advice - Trailer or drive home?

Just got off the phone with dealer. Car is being delivered to a dealership 4 hours (on Interstate highways) from home on Saturday. I have an enclosed trailer. Should I trailer it home or drive it home?

Does anyone have experience trailering a new Camaro? I have over-the-wheel bonnets (made for my '69 Z/28s) that anchor into e-tracks and eyelets with axle straps. Any idea which would work best? How hard is it to get under the car?

Thanks in advance...
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:40 AM   #2
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You're going to have the patience to trailer it? Better man than me. I'd drive it!
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:43 AM   #3
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:43 AM   #4
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When I load low cars in my trailer, I put the axle straps on when the car is going up the ramp door. The angle gives you better access.

400 miles sounds like a good easy start to break in. Take back roads to vary your speed.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:45 AM   #5
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When I load low cars in my trailer, I put the axle straps on when the car is going up the ramp door. The angle gives you better access.

400 miles sounds like a good easy start to break in. Take back roads to vary your speed.
guess that would be my approach to it as well. gotta do the break-in at some point...plus you're going to want to drive the thing right away not have it along for the ride in a trailer...win win!
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:48 AM   #6
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:58 AM   #7
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you should drive it, just vary the speed. i would not go over 60 and i would keep the rpms under 3500. that is me though and it is what i did for the first 1500 miles. people will tell you that is not needed, but why rush it, enjoy the ride ido even going 25mph!!!
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:31 AM   #8
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You spend @ 40K on a car and you want to take it home on the back of a flat bed.. COME ON DUDE, the car was made to DRIVE, not sit and collect dust. My dealer is about 1.5 hours from my house, if I take the highway. When it comes it, I am taken every backroad home and stopping off a family houses to show them the car. DRIVE IT DRIVE IT DRIVE IT.

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Old 08-12-2009, 10:45 AM   #9
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What kind of question is that? lol...DRIVE IT!
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:49 AM   #10
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:51 AM   #11
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:57 AM   #12
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Please drive it. No trailer queens.....
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:59 AM   #13
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When the car in my avatar can be released by the owner who bought it on employee discount, its a loooooooooonnnnnnnnngggg 2000 miles home.

I am definitely up in the air bout that considering it has the M6, (early VIN though). Would be quite a road trip for me and my son though
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:59 AM   #14
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Think with your dipstick, Jimmy!

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Old 08-12-2009, 11:16 AM   #15
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Drive it, you will look like an idiot hauling it, everyone will look at you and wonder whats wrong with it.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:18 AM   #16
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My dealer is 400 miles from home, too. Road trip! Only question is, does my wife get to come with me?

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Old 08-12-2009, 11:24 AM   #17
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yeah, but make her ride in the back with her head down, j/k. enjoy the ride dude. Iwanted to take a plane to canada and drive my car home from the plant, it's only 8 hours, would have done it in a heartbeat.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:25 AM   #18
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You used to be able to take delivery of ordered Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum. Is there something similar for Camaros?
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:28 AM   #19
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Well if i would have been able to set it up in advance i would have done it, i didn't really check into it because i only have about a week until my car gets here but it would be cool. I would think they wouldn't let you pick it up at the palnt though.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:33 AM   #20
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We bought our Camaro from a dealer/friend in Virginia and we live in NY...

We took Amtrak to DC, rented a car "one way" to Virginia, and had the salesman pick us up at the rental car drop-off, about 30 minutes from the dealer the day after our car was delivered to dealer...

We drove "our baby" home, about 300+ miles, back to NY...

It was fun enjoying "rock star" status all the way home...

If you have an easy way to get to the dealer, like we did, I would def drive it...otherwise you might get "Camaro whiplash" from looking back at your car all the way home....LOL...

IMHO...............
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:37 AM   #21
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:03 PM   #22
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i agree with most others break it in once you do drive it you will wish you had drove it home.i put 643 miles on mine,dealer to my driveway
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:09 PM   #23
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Drive the Car!!!!!

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Old 08-12-2009, 12:30 PM   #24
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When I go to pick up mine she will be going in this (minus the 69 Z/28 she is tucked away at my father in-laws place

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Old 08-12-2009, 12:37 PM   #25
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400 miles sounds like a good easy start to break in.
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My dealer is 400 miles from home, too.
I'm confused, at what point did the OP say 400 miles? He said 4 hours, at an average speed of 65 mph that would be 260 miles. Which isn't much, drive it.
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