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Old April 5th, 2010, 11:18 AM
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Car transportation company recommendation?

Hello,
I'm looking to have a LR 90 shipped on the East Coast (South to North). I had a quote from a company that that went up 30% in three days. I'd like to get a couple of more quotes before I commit to a company who's prices fluctuate like that. Does anyone have any haulers they'd recommend? Thanks in advance. Alastair
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Old April 5th, 2010, 11:38 AM
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If it's coming from FL, there's always the possibility that you can use the auto train to transport the car up a ways.
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Old April 5th, 2010, 11:48 AM
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I used Mercury and they had great service. I am sure there are others this time of year.
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Thanks guys, I'll check out both.
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In case I wasn't clear, this is what I was talking about.

http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/Conten.../1237405732511
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josh - you nut... did you ever book the transport?
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Old April 5th, 2010, 12:23 PM
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Dependable Auto Shippers (DAS) http://www.dasautoshippers.com/ I was very happy with their service when I shipped a Discovery from FL to CO.
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Old April 5th, 2010, 02:08 PM
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I have a great broker that I have used for the last twelve years....Athena @ 618-942-8380.
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Old April 5th, 2010, 02:51 PM
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I second DAS. Used them twice now for Defenders. Never an issue.
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Old April 5th, 2010, 06:42 PM
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I've used DMT once before and it went well. He knows NJ very well. Not sure if he goes as far south as were your truck is tho.

DMT Transport - 207-240-3862
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Old April 6th, 2010, 02:28 AM
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Personally, I wouldn't consider DAS--they are a volume shipper for sure, but I've heard enough horror stories/sloppy attention to detail stories to stay away. When I was getting my truck shipped across the country, they weren't any cheaper than the competition.. even when opting to do the drop off/pick up at a DAS shipping center.

The guy that impressed me the most was Barnes Auto Transport (the company that ECR recommends). I ended up going through a broker though as our schedules weren't aligned.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 07:37 AM
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DAS shipped 3 of my cars, the RR and Defender made it in one piece, but my BMW got completely f'd up. The driver told me he could drop it off at my house but it probably wouldn't start. When I went to see it at the dealership the clutch was compltely gone, and the inside of my car smelled like burnt clutch for 2 months. Additionally, they cracked the wood on the dash inside that they refused to pay for. I would never use these idiots again.
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Well, after following up on most of the advice above, DAS are out because I want door to door. Adding door to door to DAS makes them uncompetetive. Athena hasn't called me back, perhaps this is her busy season. I'll call DMT and Barnes today. Thanks again guys, I'm sure I can get something going with that lot.
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I have contacted all of these in the past, and am using Coast-to-Coast right now, but they run more of a West-East than North-South operation.

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Barnes Auto Transportation http://www.barnesautotransportation.com/questions.html
JVC Trucking http://www.jcvtrucking.com
Demoise http://www.demoise.com/
Car Hauler http://www.carhautel.com/
McNutt Tranportation http://www.mcnutttransport.com/home/
Auto Zipper http://autozipper.com/home
Mercury Auto Tranport http://mercuryautotransport.com/2009/
DAS Auto Shippers http://www.dasautoshippers.com/
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Old April 6th, 2010, 10:02 AM
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I've used DAS in the past without incident for drivers, but when I absolutely don't want to take any chances; I use Horseless Carriage classic car transport out of NJ. www.horselesscarriage.com
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Old April 6th, 2010, 10:39 AM
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It is her busy season, with the snowbirds and all....I should have told you to drop my name though...I give her a ton of biz and she always takes great care of anyone I send her....

I just spoke to her and she is calling you now.....
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It is her busy season, with the snowbirds and all....I should have told you to drop my name though...I give her a ton of biz and she always takes great care of anyone I send her....

I just spoke to her and she is calling you now.....
Any clue what she'd do on a Denver Colorado to Bangor Maine RRC transport?

Mind if I drop your name, can you PM me your last name?

Thanks so much,
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Old April 8th, 2010, 10:42 PM
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Doug,

I just shipped a Defender from Denver to Fort Lauderdale and it was $1100. I did request a small three car hauler and that does drive up the price. I feel it is worth the extra expense for the quicker and safer service. There are lots of opportunities for things to go wrong on a big 10 car carrier.

Please feel free to use my name. Also, if you want, you can ship it to me to save money. I am just outside Boston for the next few weeks and can receive it for you. Just a thought....

------ Follow up post added April 8th, 2010 10:48 PM ------

Oh yeah, I am heading up to Orono on the 23rd...Maybe I can assist getting it up the rest of the way too. This is about Art's County TWR, right?
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Old April 8th, 2010, 10:52 PM
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Yes - the TWR.

So I should be looking at around $1000 or less to ship it?

How do you feel about Barnes and Coast to Coast Auto? I have emailed both since it's too late to call, for quotes.

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