The DMV was AWESOME. Their efficiency actually sort of floored me because we went in on Monday with a mostly complete car expecting to do the small finishing touches in line...and there was no line.
"Go big OR go home" was our crew's motto this year(oh god, we just wanna go home). It took us 3 days, 3 AAA calls, and about 300 miles of total towing for the towing vehicle AND the art car on a trailer(the towing vehicle failed, finally dying 100 miles from home).
Advice on towing a large vehicle:
If you have AAA, upgrade to the RV towing package for $30 a year. We did not. It cost us a couple hundred dollars.
Max towing capacity of your towing vehicle is sort of a misnomer. It's pretty much what it CAN tow, not what it'll like towing. About half of max tow weight is what will likely be comfortable. Take your trailer through a weigh station. We rented a Uhaul after our towing vehicle stalled the first time to unload a lot of weight. If you do not have a beefy towing vehicle, the 14' Uhauls have a tow capacity of 15,000. It will cost you less than having your tow vehicle fail.
I loved building the thing, but crewing was actually the most exhausting part for me. We tried to get as many people on who either asked "do you have space?" or "permission to board?" but having to deal with the couple assholes that just jump on the sides(we have a retractable ladder, or people that would argue with me that the art car was empty and therefore not "at capacity"(well, true. our passengers got off to look at art, and they're coming back.). It was extremely disheartening since we were specifically trying to avoid being art car assholes, so being treated like we were doing private-party-sorry-hot-girls-only bullshit sucked. Next year, I'll crew during the day when people are mostly just cruising around looking at art and are totally awesome, and my big strong man crew can crew nights with the drunk ass holes. I'm too much of a sensitive flower for the night bullshit.
our car: http://www.sawdustbear.com/current-proj ... junk-boat/
Attached is a picture of our overloaded trailer with the car and all its walls(don't do this. we had to unload all those walls under a freeway overpass and rent a uhaul).
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