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I understand the Lowboy is lower than a Landoll. Is that right?
There is a company over in Eugune that has the right equipment as they tow a LOT of Monoco's around there. The plant is there.
I am going to try to get my CoachNet to pay for it. Have had it 11 years and haven't used it so will see if they will pay for the 90 mile trip.
Cost, according to the towing company to me would be $1,500.
They tell me CoachNet won't pay their hourly rate of $250 and will only pay $125.
Guess we'll see around the 2nd of Sept.
Bob, Good Luck getting Coachnet to pay for what they may not consider to be a roadside emergency situation. Please let us know how you fair with them getting your bird to the shop. Do you know what the height is on your coach aired down, that plus 36" would be your approximate total height on a Landoll, I have a few frequent flyer miles on top of a Landoll and AFAIC that is the only way to have it transported.
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Rick is correct, a Landoll type trailer is the best option. FYI, typically the deck on a Landoll is right around 36" off the ground.
When the bird is on the deck, you can get away with an overall height of 14' (although 13'6" is max legal height), so as long as your bird is under 10' or 10'6" with the air bags dumped you should not have much trouble.
We have transported several birds on our's and had no issues.
As far as a RGN (removable goose neck) trailer goes you will not find one with a centre deck, or "well" long enough to accommodate a bird. These trailers typically are between 24' and 28' "in the well".
Jim & All,

Based on the BB height measurements taken at a Pine Mountain Rally,
It would be difficult to meet the 10'or 10'6" low measurement.
see post #20 below. Maybe the FlagMan knows

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My 1990 PT40 is about 12'6" tall. Add 3', and it is well over 15'.
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i had a 90wb hauled 500 miles,on a Landoll.
air it down,let half the air out of the tires,get a permit and go.
it can be done.
i paid $4 per mile.
But,this guy has hauled my junk for years.
we got fat and old together!
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Right Bob. A Low Boy is lower and the clearance would then not be a problem. Getting you coach loaded could be. Will it still pull itself? If so the proper ramping could get the job done. You'll need a RGN type trailer with a deck a bit longer than the length of your coach.
Hi Rick,
The owner of the towing company told me his Low Boy can strech from 40 feet to over 50 feet.
Since we are at the beach, he has to come over hwy 20 and there are trees that could be a problem if using a stinger.
Will let the air out when on the trailer.
We can drive it, so loading it shouldn't be a problem.
Since this company hauls many a Monaco, he should know his business.
Will let you guys know what kind of response I get from CoachNet.
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Well, we got towed from the beach to Coburg, OR a week ago.
Drove it on a LowBoy and the driver measured the bus aired up and it came to 13'8".
He says "Fine, don't have to drop air". Roads cleared for 14 feet.
Left the bus aired up and no problem.
Got it here from the beach in 3 hours.
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Easy haul. Thanks for the pictures Bob.
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Well, we got towed from the beach to Coburg, OR a week ago.
Drove it on a LowBoy and the driver measured the bus aired up and it came to 13'8".
He says "Fine, don't have to drop air". Roads cleared for 14 feet.
Left the bus aired up and no problem.
Got it here from the beach in 3 hours.
Here a three pics of it.
LandAll or another name?
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That appears to be an expandable RGN removable goose neck low boy. Don't know the name.
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That appears to be an expandable RGN removable goose neck low boy. Don't know the name.
Reminds me of the old days, it is amazing what can be loaded on those type of trailers and that the little pony motor for the tractors hydraulics will lift that weight to hook up the trailer.
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