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Old December 16th, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Transport from Wilmington, NC to Boston

I know this has been discussed before and yes I remember the car transport thread so I'm not being lazy, but looking for more real-time information here.

Looking to get a quote on shipping a SUV from Wilmington, NC to Boston over the next two weeks. Timing not too important and could go open carrier. Nothing special.

Quotes on U-Ship seem a bit higher than I thought $750-$900.

I've had SUVs shipped from Florida (when fuel prices were higher BTW) for less money (through a broker, same as U-ship).

Any other suggestions besides U-Ship.

Has anyone used an individual carrier on the snowbird (I-95) corridor that they'd recommend and maybe they'd be cheaper by going direct so they don't have to pay the U-Ship vig?
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Old December 16th, 2013, 11:30 AM
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If it's a running truck I'll drive it up for ya :P

Other than that, I might know a fella, whats the actual truck?
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Old December 16th, 2013, 11:36 AM
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Just used Henry at A1haulitall to get a d1 from oregon to boston for $1000. Email is a1haulaboat@hotmail.com
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Old December 16th, 2013, 11:43 AM
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If it's a running truck I'll drive it up for ya :P

Other than that, I might know a fella, whats the actual truck?
04 Rangie
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Old December 16th, 2013, 11:49 AM
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Well the drive is an open offer, I've made it hundreds of times and I am in and out of NC airport so often I think they are going to name a terminal after me. Reasonably I think it might cost you closer to $400-$500 to have me drive it (might be less, not really in it to make $).

I will ask my associate in WMass what he'd charge to move the truck to NE

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Old December 16th, 2013, 12:11 PM
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Well the drive is an open offer, I've made it hundreds of times and I am in and out of NC airport so often I think they are going to name a terminal after me. Reasonably I think it might cost you closer to $400-$500 to have me drive it (might be less, not really in it to make $).

I will ask my associate in WMass what he'd charge to move the truck to NE

Jason
thanks!
I have a quote/bid out on U-Ship.
THis time of year I'd rather ship it than drive it. First, the shipper's insurance will cover damage, then with the winter weather being unpredictable and in full swing, I'd rather just stick it on a truck and save the hassle. Thanks for the offer though. Let me know about your guy in Western MA.

I've used Intercity Lines many times in the past and they are awesome in part because they OWN all of their trucks/drivers and they ship some pretty priceless vehicles all over the place. Just a little overkill for what I'm trying to accomplish this time. However, maybe it's worth calling them to see if there is any dead space on their van on the way back from a Palm Beach run or something.
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Old December 16th, 2013, 01:16 PM
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I use Chip's Auto Transport.

www.chipstransport.com

Ask for Rick. If you pick it up at their terminal in Walpole they will cut you a deal.
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Old December 16th, 2013, 05:50 PM
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Bet Uship prices rise during holidays as fewer folk driving then
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Bet Uship prices rise during holidays as fewer folk driving then
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Definitely get a transport- what are the chances an '04 Rangie will make that long trip?
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Oh boy what did you buy in my backyard? I have a transporter that's lac land makes my runs
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Oh boy what did you buy in my backyard? I have a transporter that's lac land makes my runs
Hint...you gave it a quick once-over inspection few years back.
It's aged a bit since then, but still has some good years.
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Old December 16th, 2013, 09:34 PM
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Hint...you gave it a quick once-over inspection few years back.
It's aged a bit since then, but still has some good years.
The 03 range rover. Sweet
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Definitely get a transport- what are the chances an '04 Rangie will make that long trip?
Slim and none...
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Who else besides you and Bill are are using Gallagher as an Avitar?

Now, yes, I'm not all about driving 1000 miles a week before Christmas in a brand new car, let alone a Range Rover that's been around the block a few times.

That said, it seems to be time and death by a bunch of hangnails rather than catastrophic mechanical failure that dooms late model range rovers. I'd take my chances.
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Definitely get a transport- what are the chances an '04 Rangie will make that long trip?
Slim and none...
Beat me to it! It will feel right at home on a tow truck. I think the majority of those that come to the dealership arrive on a tow truck.
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Amigo,I can get it done for you either through my regular guy that runs his enclosed carrier between Florida and Boston every week, or through Central Dispatch. Call or email me if you want.

I just got in a 04 Rangey too at a really good price, too bad I didn't know you were in the market for one.
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