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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:27 am 
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Location: Crewe, Cheshire
Car Model: 2002 Saab 9-5 Aero Estate
Does anyone know where I could hire (or borrow) a car trailer to get my 9000 back from France (Brittany).

Or if there is a better / cheaper alternative.

I would be setting off and returning to Crewe, Cheshire so closest to there ideally.


Mods, not sure where I should have put this, please feel free to move as you think.

'02' 9-5 Aero wagon
'98' 9-5 SE 2.3LPT
'98' 9000 CSE 2.0LPT
'01' 9-5 2.0L LPT
'97' Merc SL500 (oops)

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:30 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3 OG 2.0t 2003
Be careful with the weight of any car trailer you get - a 9000 is around 1350kg, assuming your 9-5 towing capacity is 1800kg ... /saab-9-5/ that's not a lot left.

IMO the best and cheapest way would be to buy something like a Brian James trailer used, then re-sell it as you are highly unlikely to lose money on it.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:09 pm 
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Location: Bedfordshire
Car Model: The TG 9000 Aero, Edna Aero...
You won't get a double axle trailer weighing less than 500kg, and a 9000 is more like 1400kg (my Aero weighed a total of 1410 at the last MOT). Technically you'll be over a 9-5 capability.

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