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Old 09-16-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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Shipping a vech across the states...anyone?

Anyone ever delt with having a vehicle shipped/transported across several states? My father-in-law is giving me his '88 K5 to get back road worthy and to enjoy since he's not going to anything with it but they are located just south of Pueblo CO and I need to get it shipped via transport truck over here to SC. Im already learning ALOT about the process (shipping brokers etc) but my situation is a bit unique. Their ranch is about 5mi down a windy dirt road off the interstate and I will have to have a local tow co pick it up (non-runner) and take it to their facility awaiting pick-up from the transport truck (no transport truck will ever make it to the ranch for pick up). My problem is I will have to pay storage fees each day until it is picked up. Alot of what Im reading is once you agree to a carrier (enter into contract) they can have several days to arrive and pick it up at anytime for delivery thus running up some storage fees. Just wondering what anyone elses experiences have been with the transport process/advice etc as a whole. This truck is dry/rust/dent free from NV and very solid which is extreamly rare around here and well worth (to me anyways) not to mention I've been waiting 15yrs for this darn thing lol. He bought it new and has a novel of maint records from day 1 which is a bonus. Thoughts?

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Old 09-16-2013, 08:39 PM   #2
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I purchased my current daily driver online and it was shipped from CA to PA.....I have ALL my paperwork EXCEPT from the shipper. Brokers are not cheap....if you're in no hurry, you can save about $500 going direct with automobile transport company.

Yes....to save the most money, you will need to have it towed or dropped off at a specified lot. They will give you a delivery window....you can track it online. Likewise, you'll need to pick it up at a lot.

EDIT:.....here is who I used after pricing several brokers / shippers....


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Old 09-17-2013, 05:54 AM   #3
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Thanks Mr. Butchers I'll check them out.
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