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Old October 28th, 2010, 03:47 PM
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Should I ship RoRo or container?

Hi, I'm new to this community as I've been solely a leafer enthusiast up until about February of this year when I put a deposit down for a LHD ExMoD 110 that PA Blanchard is refurbishing for me in the UK.

I'd really like to swap a 200 TDI for the 2.5 NA, but Blanchard does not do engine swaps. I'm quite capable of doing it myself, but need a good used engine.

With that as a background, I am considering the cost/benefit of shipping my 110 (it was manufactured Jan 1986, so it will ship in Jan 2011) in a container versus RoRo. I live near Denver CO, so if I ship a container, it will be coming all the way here. Obviously RoRo would cost less, but if I ship a 20ft container, I can have Blanchard pack a 200 TDI in there for me along with some other items to re-sell that should help offset the higher cost of shipping the container.

Does this make sense? Is there a good chance of coming out on this on the right end financially versus shipping RoRo and getting the other stuff I want seperately? (I'm thinking I may want both hardtop and soft top for this vehicle).

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Old October 28th, 2010, 03:59 PM
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What does RORO stand for?

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it depends on what you stuff in it and if it sells. beware everything in the container needs to inventoried..

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What does RORO stand for?

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RoRo = Roll On Roll Off i.e., you arrange to have the vehicle dropped off at the UK port and collected at the US port.
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it depends on what you stuff in it and if it sells. beware everything in the container needs to inventoried..

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Yes, I know, I've got to have receipts for everything and I've also got to pay import duty. Somewhat of a pain, but theoretically possible. Blanchard will assist by loading the container if I decide to do that.

This would be a real easy decision if you could just load a 200 TDI and a soft top into a RoRo vehicle, but no cargo is allowed in the vehicle.

The proposed "stuff" for the container would consist of items that are generally considered too bulky or heavy to ship economically, but that someone might want here, i.e., TDI engines, hood sticks, wheels, etc. For me, just a 200 TDI and a soft top is all I really want. However, shipping the 110 RoRo and then shipping those other items seperately might be nearly as expensive as shipping a 20 ft container.

I know a lot of you have shipped vehicles over from the UK, so I'm figured there would be some opinions on the subject.
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You could probably ro/ro 3 110's for what a container to Colorado is going to cost you.
I have been doing a container about once a month from Felixstowe to Baltimore (to include moving it to a loading dock where I can unload it) the cost is $4200 all in. The difference in price between a 20ft and a 40ft is about $225-go 40. Most of what I do is ro/ro as its much cheaper but as you point out anything loose in the truck other than the spare is prohibited.
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Yeah, the cost difference is huge. However, I did not know that the incremental cost of the 40 was that low. Thanks! Gears in head turning now.
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Find a buddy and do two trucks in the 40ft or just RoRo.

Can't blanchard's take it to a garage to install the engine in the engine bay? Even if it does not run, the upcharge is like $250 for a non-runner.
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Yeah, the cost difference is huge. However, I did not know that the incremental cost of the 40 was that low. Thanks! Gears in head turning now.
if your doing a 40' to CO i have a LR 90 that I need to ship there. so we could take care of some of the costs.
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if your doing a 40' to CO i have a LR 90 that I need to ship there. so we could take care of some of the costs.
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I thought I'd update this in case anyone is interested. I'm shipping a 20' container from Shiptonthorpe UK to store door delivery (warehouse) in Denver CO. The cost was 1954 but that doesn't include customs/brokerage fees.

With the 110 in there i had about 5' of extra room in the back of the container, so I'm bringing in some Disco 200tdi drivetrains and a bunch of ANR1534 wheels.

ETA on the container in Denver is 4-11-11.
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and a bunch of ANR1534 wheels.
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