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Old 01-23-2018, 04:59 PM   #1
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Getting new to me Seneca from LA to Austin

Any recommendations for getting a new to me Seneca from LA to Austin?

Just bought a 2008 and need to have it transported.

I know about UShip -- looking for possible alternatives.

thanks,

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Old 01-23-2018, 05:17 PM   #2
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We bought ours just 2 years ago from the second owner based in IL and they graciously agreed to meet us in CO. We then drove it home, 18 hours.

Our previous motorhome was based in PA and we flew there and drove it home in 5 days to AZ.

Our first motorhome was based 30 minutes from home.

How much would you be willing to pay for a driver to pick it up and drive it to you?
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:52 PM   #3
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If time allows I would fly to LA pick it up and turn it into a vacation on the way home. Be careful with UShip, many nightmare reviews on the net.
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Old 01-24-2018, 12:54 AM   #4
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If time allows I would fly to LA pick it up and turn it into a vacation on the way home. Be careful with UShip, many nightmare reviews on the net.
Normally I donít have time to drive across town to pick up something... but in quite an anomaly, Iíve got a free weekend, so I booked a flight to LAX and will be picking it up and driving back.

Not a sightseeing trip however as it will just be me.

Hope itís got a satellite radio or Bluetooth for some tunes :-)

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Old 01-24-2018, 08:47 AM   #5
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Hope it’s got a satellite radio or Bluetooth for some tunes :-)

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Late 80's I drove from Dallas to New Mexico a few times. Out West, you'd hit the "scan" button on the radio and watch the dial just spin and spin looking for a station that wasn't coming.

Only thing to do was to step on the gas and get it up to 100, 110mph and get thru it faster.

Car, that is, not a Seneca!
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:07 AM   #6
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Late 80's I drove from Dallas to New Mexico a few times. Out West, you'd hit the "scan" button on the radio and watch the dial just spin and spin looking for a station that wasn't coming.

Only thing to do was to step on the gas and get it up to 100, 110mph and get thru it faster.

Car, that is, not a Seneca!
Skip ahead a few decades and I had a conference call with Asia driving back along 64 from Raton to Clayton -- and there was still no tunes :-)

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Old 01-24-2018, 06:39 PM   #7
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Beautiful Ride

Drove our 2014 37FS from Kingman, AZ to Carencro, LA in three days.

Day one Kingman, AZ to Albuquerque, NM solo.
Day Two ABQ to DFW with a buddy.
Day Three DFW to Carencro, LA solo.

Best trip ever! I'd do it agin in a minute.....

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Old 01-25-2018, 12:48 PM   #8
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Normally I don’t have time to drive across town to pick up something... but in quite an anomaly, I’ve got a free weekend, so I booked a flight to LAX and will be picking it up and driving back.

Not a sightseeing trip however as it will just be me.

Hope it’s got a satellite radio or Bluetooth for some tunes :-)

Mike
So my 17yr old high school senior daughter get's wind of the trip to bring the Seneca home and she's all "can I go?"

So my 20+ hour 2 day hard core grind has turned into a little adventure.

So now the two of us are flying out first thing Saturday to LAX.
She's got a high school friend at USC -- so while I'm inspecting and checking out the RV they'll be touring the school. Then we'll meet back up and adventure our way back home.

Plan is to drive through Vegas to see the strip (she's never been), park for the night at Circus Circus (cause we can), hit Pepermills Lounge for breakfast (to die for!).

Then detour to Hoover dam on our way to the Grand Canyon -- eventually stopping in ABQ. We'll play hookey on Monday and visit Texas Tech (one of her college accepts) and then head back to Austin.

I'm sure we could have spent many more days but we both have obligations :-)

Who new this would become a spontaneous Daddy/Daughter boondoggle.

Of course that changes the dynamics of where and how we overnight -- but I'll gladly trade that for the company, memories, and stories.

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We always prefer to have family along when traveling to pickup another RV.

Have a great trip!
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Its great to hear how your adventure has progressed, those will be some great memories for you and your daughter. Have a fun safe road trip. We will all be waiting for some pictures.
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