I've read quite a few posts on here about towing. I've towed some things with my 2008 Range Rover Westminster (Supercharged) but I need to ask this anyway.
I just bought a car from half way across the country and I need to get it back to my city. I can either pay $3200 CAD ($2500 USD) or perhaps do it myself or for about $900 CAD, the dealer will load it on a car tractor trailer transport (standard car hauler).
The Range is 7700lbs max.
My load: 3700 lbs
Trailer: 2900 lbs
Tongue: 345 lbs (with a car in the hauler)
Total: 6600 lbs
Distance: 2700 km (one way ...so I'll need to tow the trailer out there and then trailer and car back)
Question is. Is it worth it for me. Lets not take time into consideration here. More along...wear and tear on the Range and gas consumption.
I usually am averaging around 720-740 km / tank. Each tank is $100. So if I average around 500km towing, I'd have to fill up around 11 times. With Canadian gas price, that's $1100
$1100 + $400 (trailer rental) = $1500 (no hotel...if I decide to go to a hotel for a night)
So what do you guys think? Should I pay or haul?