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Vehicle shipping question. Texas to Maine.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rocko, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Well, it's been along time since being on this site, I have moved to Maine over the last year from Round Rock Texas. Left my 89 Blazer in texas, but am now looking to have it shipped to Maine.
    Questions:
    1. would it be cheaper to bus myself down and tow it back?
    2. Would autotransport be cheaper? and how much should I expect to pay?
    3. does anyone do cross country transports of vehicles on this site?

    My Blazer specs: 89, Dana 60, 14Bolt FF Rear. 8 Inches of lift total, with 37 inch goodyear mtr's..

    One more question, would this blazer w/ the dana 60 fit on a "uhaul" type car hauler trailer? the roll on kind?
    Thanks in advance....
    Charles.. aka Rocko.
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Just gas a plane ticket , may even out or cost less .

    Tow dolly , I don't know . I would drive the Blazer myself , but thats because I drive mine daily .
     
  3. rocko

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    Well, wouldn't trust mine to drive it that far..

    Took me 3.5 days to get to maine from round rock texas. Truck has new engine, it's too high, and dont' want to have to worry about driveline issues. If they were to arise.

    Mine wasn't built for a daily driver.. more like a weekend driver.
     
  4. fabjunkie

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    I just shipped a '68 442 from Houston to New York about 3 months ago and it was $800-900. Depending on plane ticket, mileage, tire wear, hotels, etc. it may just be a wash. A shipper might have an issue with it being as tall as it is though too. The guy that bought the car from me went through a broker that found a shipper for him.
     
  5. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Hey Chuck! Long time no see! I saw your new town listed under your avatar. Makes two of us that live in Ellsworth.
    BTW, the local hotshot driver here in town charges .75 per mile to deliver a truck. Cars are cheaper.
    How many miles from RR to EW?
     
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    1. It will cost about 900.00
    2. It will be hard to find a transporter who will haul that much lift.
    3. The k5 will just fit on a tandem axle car hauler from u- haul or penske, the front wheel straps won't fit big tires and you would have to lie, as the companys will tell you it wont fit on the trailer.
    4. It will fit, but thats a long haul on a small trailer.:eek1:
     
  7. oneofthefewbmx

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    We live about an hour from round rock and my roomate has a powerstroke and a trailer...im sure he would do it...I don't know how much though... 1500-1600 bucks to cover fuel and wear and tear....it says 2200 miles one way.....75 a mile.... round trip would be about a grand....dont know if thats unreasonable....
     
  8. jorzac

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    I would drive it up for you for $500 and a plane ticket back. I have four days off every week and would do it then. I live about an hour from Round Rock in Conroe. Let me know, later.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    And the $500 will pay for your time and gas, right?
     

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