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Old 12-05-2018, 01:32 PM   #1
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Looking to Transport 5th Wheel: Chicago-Brownsville, TX

We had our Jayco Eagle 5th wheel brought to Illinois from South TX last March and decided to sell it. We now have a buyer who wants it in Brownsville, TX and the shipper we used previously wants to charge us almost double what we paid him last March. Says the increase is due to increased fuel costs. I've Googled 'transporters' and most seem to be in South FL which means they'd have to come to IL to pick it up, then to South TX for delivery, then back to FL. I'm getting prices from $2200 - $2800.
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:14 PM   #2
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Why don't you see if buyer will come pick it up or you meet half way??
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:19 PM   #3
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The buyer is in MN, I'm in IL and neither of us have a truck w/5th wheel hitch. He has a lot in Brownsville, TX and wants it delivered there.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:52 PM   #4
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The buyer is in MN, I'm in IL and neither of us have a truck w/5th wheel hitch. He has a lot in Brownsville, TX and wants it delivered there.
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Call a local rv dealer & find out who delivers. Or call a " hot shot " delivery company..
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:25 AM   #5
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Go to your local truck stop and talk to the truckers that come in to eat someone will do it or know someone that will. Keep in mind its 1500 miles just fuel is 225 gallons. 22 hours of driving $2200 to $2800 is cheap.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:40 AM   #6
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Horizon Transport in Indiana will do an online quote. I used them a few years ago to deliver a toyhauler after I sold my truck.

https://horizontransport.co
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:54 AM   #7
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Go to your local truck stop and talk to the truckers that come in to eat someone will do it or know someone that will. Keep in mind its 1500 miles just fuel is 225 gallons. 22 hours of driving $2200 to $2800 is cheap.
I personally wouldn't want a semi hauling it. It would probably be "bounced" down the road at high speeds.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:55 AM   #8
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I just used Horizon transport, good service and reasonable price.
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Horizon Transport in Indiana will do an online quote. I used them a few years ago to deliver a toyhauler after I sold my truck.

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x2. Horizon Transport is one of several companies that deliver new TTs out of Northern Indiana.
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Go to your local truck stop and talk to the truckers that come in to eat someone will do it or know someone that will. Keep in mind its 1500 miles just fuel is 225 gallons. 22 hours of driving $2200 to $2800 is cheap.
I agree this is cheap. It's a long drive and I don't think pulling a rv can be done in 22 hours, more like 30 to 36 of driving.
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