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Old July 26th, 2010, 12:20 PM
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Help! Need a D90 Shipped from North Carlina

Does anyone have a recommendation for a shipping company to ship a D90 to Dallas??
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Old July 26th, 2010, 12:29 PM
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I've used Intercity Lines, DeMoise Trucking and Fedex Passport in the past for enclosed transport (they are ordered by my personal preference). Prices are considerably cheaper if you're willing to use on open transport.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 12:36 PM
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I used these guys. It was a very good experience.

Don is the guy I dealt with.

Susan P. Welborn, Vice President
www.UsaAutoTransport.com
Office 770.565.0673
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Old July 26th, 2010, 12:41 PM
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I've checked with all these guys in the past, and Mercury was the most reasonable and the most pleasurable to work with. A fairly reasonable quote is usually 50 cents for every mile as a rough guesstimate.

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Barnes Auto Transportation http://www.barnesautotransportation.com/questions.html
JVC Trucking http://www.jcvtrucking.com
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McNutt Tranportation http://www.mcnutttransport.com/home/
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Old July 26th, 2010, 01:07 PM
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If you can wait a few weeks, i'd drive it for the price of a ticket back to NY. I always wanted to see Texas and i'm free after Aug 13th for 2 weeks.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 01:14 PM
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If you can wait a few weeks, i'd drive it for the price of a ticket back to NY. I always wanted to see Texas and i'm free after Aug 13th for 2 weeks.
Thanks for the offer. You might make the drive, but I am not sure it would. I pretty good shape generally but needs some TLC.
Thanks everyone for the shipping info, I will call a few.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 06:22 PM
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It would make it, my 1985 made it from GA to NY at 50mph.
My experience with transporters was a nightmare. Definetely use a company someone has experience with, I used 2 places that I found online, big mistake, major run around and lots of waiting for the truck.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 06:36 PM
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I had mine shipped from Idaho to Virginia....the first carrier never showed up for the pick up. It took me 3 weeks to get it here....total nightmare.

Oh- and dont believe the reviews online....those are doctored up and total bunk too.

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It would make it, my 1985 made it from GA to NY at 50mph.
My experience with transporters was a nightmare. Definetely use a company someone has experience with, I used 2 places that I found online, big mistake, major run around and lots of waiting for the truck.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 06:57 PM
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I had mine shipped from Idaho to Virginia....the first carrier never showed up for the pick up. It took me 3 weeks to get it here....total nightmare.

Oh- and dont believe the reviews online....those are doctored up and total bunk too.
...........Soooooo, who were the companies??
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Old July 26th, 2010, 08:28 PM
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All the big guys just post on a board a price to the hauler and the destination. Then they mark it up to the client and take the scrape. Depending on how attractive the price to the hauler, the longer you wait for someone to commit to carry the auto.
I had my soft top shipped from vegas to Dallas by an individual who pulled a trailer behind his pickup. One trip, one truck. Took 2 days. I am looking for another independent now.
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Jeff Barnes of Barnes Auto transport is an owner/operator. He has trucked multiple cars for me cross country and is very dependable and competitive. Not to mention he does alot of Defenders.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 08:17 AM
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Crowley Auto transport was a Nightmare, and the first one I dealt with was worst, but they lost there ability to process credirt cards so they are probably gone.(i can Check my emails to get the name) They seem to change names a lot. Being a cheap teacher bastard I did go for the lowest bidder, but it was only for an $800 pickup.

but they seem to change names
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...........Soooooo, who were the companies??
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Old July 27th, 2010, 08:23 AM
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Just had a 90 customer ship his 90 via the cheaper route. They hooked onto the supports on the rear crossmember and ripped them both off (instead of using the shipping tie down points). Now he has to get those welded back on and such. That was Rust Transport.
Lesson: use a good shipper that knows how to tie down a 90. No it isn't rocket science, but lots of stupid people get it wrong.
We use Barnes a good bit and he is a good guy. Not sure what his route is these days though. We pretty much just use him for coast to coast runs.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 08:30 AM
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Just had a 90 customer ship his 90 via the cheaper route. They hooked onto the supports on the rear crossmember and ripped them both off (instead of using the shipping tie down points). Now he has to get those welded back on and such. That was Rust Transport.
Lesson: use a good shipper that knows how to tie down a 90. No it isn't rocket science, but lots of stupid people get it wrong.
We use Barnes a good bit and he is a good guy. Not sure what his route is these days though. We pretty much just use him for coast to coast runs.
Great to know. I will see if Barnes has something coming my way.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 09:59 AM
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we use Cowboy Transport regularly from NC to Tx, and they are great. 903.425.8100 tell Sharry we sent you, should be about $500+/- and happen within a week depending when you contact them, as they do weekly trips to each coast
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