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Old June 1st, 2007, 12:42 PM
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Does anyone know a good shipper to get me a my defender from jackson FL to Los Angeles?
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Old June 1st, 2007, 02:20 PM
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There's a thread on here about shipping. McNulty seems to be the one recommended?
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Old June 1st, 2007, 02:38 PM
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Barry,

I would try www.uship.com. It is like eBay for shipping stuff. I shipped a motorcycle last month from Colorado to Virginia and it worked out very well. It was half the price of the quoted commercial shippers. I have us DAS (Dependable Auto Shippers) a few times though, and they were very good too.

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Old June 1st, 2007, 02:38 PM
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can't find it. I did a search on shipping and there were 11 pages of results. brain hurts
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Old June 1st, 2007, 03:02 PM
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Here ya go:

http://www.dasautoshippers.com/

http://www.uship.com/
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Old June 1st, 2007, 03:24 PM
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I just used DAS to ship a D90 from Cincinnati to Maine for $1100. No problems at all.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 03:49 PM
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Shipped a Disco II from Orlando to Colorado. They will do door to door, but it will save you a lot if you drop off and pick up the vehicle off at a pick up point. It's usually a towing company.

I had the seller drop it off in Orlando and DAS delivered it to a Towing company in Denver. $770. Door to Door was almost $300 more.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 05:37 PM
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I've had good luck with DAS as well.

If you've got a trailer queen to ship then an outfit that specializes in antiques, classics and exotics like Horseless Carriage out of New Jersey is another (expensive) way to go.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 05:47 PM
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I have used DAS numerous times and United Road once with good success on both.
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9 posts and nobody's suggested he drive it???
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Old June 1st, 2007, 06:28 PM
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I should drive it, I just don't have the time to leave work. It is a bit of a mint Defender so I don't want it to come screwed up. Should I worry?
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Old June 1st, 2007, 07:02 PM
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I think if you use a reputable company that's familiar with transporting collector cars (i.e. don't go with some guy with an F150 and a 16' trailer) you should be fine. Make sure they're bonded and insured, will (and can) transport it in an enclosed trailer, don't go with the low bidder and you'll be okay. If it were me I'd find the websites for collectable cars, do some searching and see what you come up with. 7 years ago I had a non-running (which adds to the price) bentley brought from Houston to DC and it ran $900 with a guy that specialized in Rolls-Royces and Bentleys and owned several himself. Did a great job.

And I'd be damned if I did another cross-country trip in a defender myself -- life's too short for that much kidney damage.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 07:15 PM
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are you saying my new daily driver defender is going to be uncomfortable?
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Old June 1st, 2007, 07:55 PM
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Old June 1st, 2007, 09:12 PM
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maybe. i told the wife it is comfortable. dont make me a liar
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Old June 1st, 2007, 09:55 PM
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Depends on what your definition of comfortable is.

I hope the seller didn't use "comfortable ride" as a sales pitch
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Old June 1st, 2007, 10:52 PM
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nah not part of the sales pitch but it will be the daily driver
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 12:01 AM
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D90's are great daily drivers if you don't mind getting wet when it rains, cold at night, hot during the day, deaf from turning the radio up over the slapping soft top and a sore back from any ride over 30 minutes.

I would not trade mine for anything. Welcome to the club!

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Old June 2nd, 2007, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Abrooks
And I'd be damned if I did another cross-country trip in a defender myself -- life's too short for that much kidney damage.
tony, at your age you should really stop and use the bathroom once in a while...
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