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Old 08-20-2018, 10:01 AM
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I have a 17' cc on a single axel trailer. Our plan this weekend is to pick up friends flying in from out of state and driving together upstate directly from the airport. Is it fine to pull up into airport arrivals with my boat on the trailer? can anyone come up with any better ideas? They have an infant with them so the most convenient thing for them would be best.
Old 08-20-2018, 10:09 AM
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What airport? Can be done at FLL
Old 08-20-2018, 10:12 AM
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I've picked someone up at Logan with a car on a flat trailer behind the truck. Shouldn't be a problem with a boat that size.
Old 08-20-2018, 10:13 AM
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EWR - Newark, NJ
Old 08-20-2018, 10:14 AM
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Not what I was thinking at all!!!
Old 08-20-2018, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by gofastsandman View Post
Not what I was thinking at all!!!

When I searched on google, it came up with TSA results on transporting boat parts by air
Old 08-20-2018, 10:17 AM
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Do they have offsite parking lots where you can hang out waiting on arrivals? If so, leave it there with a passenger or have them jump on a bus that’ll take them to offsite parking

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Really common here in Florida, boats, RV's and 45' Luxury Bus pulling 32' stacker trailer! Ask me how I know
Old 08-20-2018, 11:56 AM
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Heck, I towed my Contender thru the New Orleans Intl airport LOL - all 38' (on trailer) of it!!!
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Look I know nothing about Newark Airport, but if its anything like any other airport it shouldn't be that big of a problem. Shuttle buses and tour buses are constantly in and out, and your not talking about an over sized boat
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I've been to Newark airport many times in the last five years. The Port Authority police are almost always very strict in parking at incoming flight areas for more than sixty seconds (I'm not exaggerating). Whether you are towing a boat or not, I strongly suggest you park about five minutes from the airport and meet them at arriving flights area once they are actually standing outside. It is a pain in the neck to have to do circles around the airport while waiting for a passenger to arrive. Keep in mind EWR is not the fastest at gathering checked baggage if that is relevant. One more thing, there are three separate terminals at EWR, make sure your drive to the correct one (United uses two terminals, one for "normal" size planes and one for "tiny" planes from nearby airports).

With regard to a trailer with a relatively small boat, I do not recall any tight turns that would make it difficult. Just take your time and you'll be fine.
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I know what you mean in terms of port authority trying to keep cars moving.

It looks like there are flat lot short term parking lots just across from the terminal, I'll just pull into short term parking and try to find some space there to wait. Worth the 7 bucks or whatever they'll charge me.
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Have then take hotel shuttle to nearby hotel and pick them up there
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Park in Ironbound, have them
uber themselves to you. Have lunch together.
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I do it at least once a year. No problem
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My picture is probably on the board at the Nashville airport. We always met my friend and his father from Kentucky in Long Term parking at the airport, then drove down to Grand Isle or Venice towing my boat. It is the cheapest and safest parking for their vehicle to be found. When pulling out to head to Louisiana, the lady waved me through - I asked her if she didn’t need to disable the airm. She had no interest in getting out of her booth, and told me to go ahead. I asked her again, and she pointedly told me to “just go”. In the mirror I saw the arm coming down, worried it would hit something valuable, and hit the Accelerator. Fortunately, the arm contacted the grab rail around the console on my bay boat, and the arm shattered across two exit lanes. I briefly considered stopping, but decided to heed her directions and “just go”. Did not even scratch the grab rail,
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took my class A towing my jeep through - no questions asked. My biggest problem was the clearance (height).
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Originally Posted by CHardwick View Post
Have then take hotel shuttle to nearby hotel and pick them up there
X2. Haven’t flown out of there in a few years but depending on the time of day traffic will suck.
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X3. We do this at MIA, but drive right up at Fll. Ewr can be done too.
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Most airports have a cellphone waiting lot. Park there and wait for your guest to call you when they have their bags and are standing out front. Easy peezy

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