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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.

As my g/f always says...DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT...lol
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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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