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Old 05-15-2013, 07:24 AM
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Considering an ebay motors purchase and looking at numerous car transport companies. Reviews seem to be all over the boards. Anyone have some real life experience transporting an auto cross country? Thanks, Mark
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:40 AM
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Try Philam, ask for Gilbert. 818-826-3216 he runs a locating service.
Or try Sonic express 949-378-1950 or 516-312-7587. He drives an enclosed rig so will be more.
I used them both in the last 30 days.
I had lot's of trouble with other companies, these 2 were great.
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Tell either that John Tyson gave you their names.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:26 AM
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Considering an ebay motors purchase and looking at numerous car transport companies. Reviews seem to be all over the boards. Anyone have some real life experience transporting an auto cross country? Thanks, Mark
No autos but I have had numerous boats transported cross country and used Uship.com with good results every time. Just make sure you check the bidders reviews and feedback for anything negative.
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Ideas how much and how long? Daughter is a traveling nurse in L.A. and ready to come home for the summer. Not crazy about her doing the solo thing for the ride home (to southern De.) Can't fly out and ride shotgun as she has way too much stuff(no room). Any ideas on price/time ? Thanks
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Considering an ebay motors purchase and looking at numerous car transport companies. Reviews seem to be all over the boards. Anyone have some real life experience transporting an auto cross country? Thanks, Mark
Ask a local car dealer who they use. They have quite a bit of self interest in getting product that arrives without damage.

I shipped my daughter's car from Boise to Charleston once. I cannot remember the agency, but I did the deal after an online search. The car was an older piece of crap ford compact. Stupid me. The shipping was $900 and the car wasn't worth more than $5000. Shoulda/coulda/woulda.

Car arrived just fine with no more dents or scratches than it had before it left. With cell phones the driver can call you with plenty of lead time to arrange the drop. We used a grocery store parking lot that was easy in/out for the driver to enter/offload. Sometimes suburban streets are tough for those rigs to negotiate. (Tip--make delivery and pickup as easy as you can by thinking ahead)
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:35 PM
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Considering an ebay motors purchase and looking at numerous car transport companies. Reviews seem to be all over the boards. Anyone have some real life experience transporting an auto cross country? Thanks, Mark
Not a clue.
900 to 950 right now. If you were shipping east to west. 1100 to 1200
Crazy but thats how things work.
I'm saying about 950 was mid range. Carrier will get about 800 to 850, broker will get about 100.
If you were in Carolina I"d grab it but don't do VA North. Sorry

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Old 05-16-2013, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by flbluerunner View Post
Try Philam, ask for Gilbert. 818-826-3216 he runs a locating service.
Or try Sonic express 949-378-1950 or 516-312-7587. He drives an enclosed rig so will be more.
I used them both in the last 30 days.
I had lot's of trouble with other companies, these 2 were great.
John, thank you for this and I will call them today. I am hopefully shipping a 1970 F250 from Colorado to Maine. Still working on the deal right now but will keep you posted. Not sure if I want to put all the miles on it taking it cross country. It doesn't seem to have any mechanical issues but that is a long haul for any vehicle and especially a 1970 with a 390 big block. Probably cost me half the ship cost in gas! Thanks for all the replies and I appreciate the info John. Mark
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Dependable Auto Shippers 1800 626 2505
http://www.dasautoshippers.com/
Ive shipped thousands of cars with these guys, never a problem.
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Dependable Auto Shippers 1800 626 2505
http://www.dasautoshippers.com/
Ive shipped thousands of cars with these guys, never a problem.
8? years ago I used DAS to ship a 1978 Anniversary Vette from LA to Fayetteville NC (closest terminal, door to door more $$) for $700 with no problems. There were different prices for enclosed or even where it was loaded on an open car carrier.
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I just had a 3/4 ton truck shipped 1100 miles from Tx to SC for $1000. I use usip often. IMO the trick is to avoid the brokers and deal with a company where you deal with an owner/operator. A year ago I caught a guy with an empty spot on his trailer and got a jeep from Tx to SC for $400.
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