Auto Shipping

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by wyrman, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. wyrman

    wyrman Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    880
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    Does anyone have any experience with auto shippers? I bought a car in Paramus New Jersey the week before Christmas and I'm trying to get it shipped to Washington State, and so far the broker I have used has left me with empty promises.
    I'd like to deal directly with the shipper, but they're hard to find.
    I also want an enclosed trailer as it's a new car. It's a 16 Ford Edge in case that matters.
    And yes I flew to LaGuardia the 16th, and back out on the 17th. Quick trip.
     
  2. Larry

    Larry Active Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    Oakland, NJ
    2004 42 Sundancer
    Hydraulic platform
    Cockpit air
    KVH M3
    450hp Cummins
    If you need any local assistance, I live literally 10 minutes away from Paramus. I have bought about half a dozen on eBay and online and shipped using Uship.com. Some carriers are better then others , very few are great, they all over commit and under deliver as far as delivery times. Good luck!!
    Again, if I can help locally feel free to reach out!
     
  3. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Greg, you might have Larry check with some of the local luxury car dealers to find out who they use to ship cars. They're likely to have qualified companies do their shipping.
     
  4. wyrman

    wyrman Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    880
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    I'll check out uship, thank you.
     
  5. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Lake Texoma, TX
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-8.1S Horizons
  6. wyrman

    wyrman Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    880
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    I just received a quote from Reliable, they're a lot more expensive than the other enclosed carriers, but I believe you get what you pay for so I'll call them Monday morning and talk to them.
     
  7. Bob & Sue

    Bob & Sue Active Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Browns Point Tacoma WA
    Sold 1999 270DA Sundancer
    5.7l Mercuiser
    Don't use Uship for anything call Reliable as suggested they cost a bit more but it's worth the money and inside not an open trailer. They may not have much available if you wait Barrett-Jackson starts in a couple weeks.
     
  8. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    02' 280 DA
    496 w BIII
    For a good view of Uship try and catch a couple episodes of "Shipping Wars" on cable tv. This chronicles the adventures of Uship "elite" carriers. As a transportation professional I am astonished any of these clowns still have CDLs.

    Henry


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  9. wyrman

    wyrman Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    880
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    We cut the cord last year and don't have cable or satellite, but I have seen the show before. Those guys are something else.
     
  10. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    That must have been a hella va deal to fly to NY and then have to ship a Ford Edge to WA?
     
  11. Bob & Sue

    Bob & Sue Active Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Browns Point Tacoma WA
    Sold 1999 270DA Sundancer
    5.7l Mercuiser
    If Reliable is to expensive you may want to lookup some classic car dealers on the East coast I have spoke with these folks about a couple cars they should be able to steer you in the right direction for a good car hauler, I don't remember who they used I almost bought a car from them to be hauled out here great guys on the phone didn't mind talking or rushing you.

    I can't recall the cost I think it was $1,600 uncovered $2,100 covered, from the East Coast to here you may need to wait after they pick yours up till the hauler has a close to full load to get the best price.

    I've shipped many cars in the past if it's an open trailer you could have a cheap wrap made which will bring you up to about the same price as a closed trailer but worth the money it's a gamble with an open trailer check your insurance most won't cover hauling damage unless it's a classic or you pay for a rider on a newer vehicle.

    http://www.ccautosales.com/
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
  12. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Lake Texoma, TX
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-8.1S Horizons
    At this time of year I wouldn't consider an open trailer. Good chance they'll hit rain or snow going all the way across the country and it'll make a huge mess of the car sitting behind the hauler.
     
  13. tc410

    tc410 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    794
    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    I've read this post through twice now and I feel like I'm missing something. This vehicle is a Ford Edge. If the deal you got on this car was so good that you traveled across the nation to get it, then where lies the interest in spending exorbitant amounts of money to ship it back across the country with enclosed high-end specialty auto transport companies? Do you think that when Ford shipped it to the original dealer it left the plant in an enclosed specialty trailer? I just drove past a Ford plant on my way to the airport last week and saw hundreds, probably over a thousand, vehicles sitting outside in a staging lot waiting for distribution around the country. Every single one had 6" of snow on it.

    Even if you hire the best detail shop in your area to clean it up for you when it arrives at your end, you'll still come out several hundred or a thousand bucks ahead. Like every other comment posted here, it's just my $0.02......


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  14. wyrman

    wyrman Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    880
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    That's why I'm doing the enclosed cobb8tx. Havana, it was a decent deal but it's more about the color. Ford quit putting the color on the 17 models, and we like it a lot.
    It ends up being about the same price with the airfare and transport as the 2017.
    I talked to Reliable a few minutes ago and they said it could be a couple of weeks before they could pick it up. They won't commit to a smaller window, or give me more info as far as picking it up.
     
  15. CaptRonn

    CaptRonn Active Member

    252
    May 25, 2016
    Houston
    1999 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge
    Mercruiser Horizon 8.1 MPI
    Dunno man, I' m going out to Barrett Jackson and scope out some fine Ford Edges at the next auction. I'm going to be on the leading edge of a coming car craze!
     
  16. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    Why not fly out and drive it home...
     
  17. wyrman

    wyrman Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    880
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    TC410, it's not that it's some outrageously high dollar car, I just want to keep it from getting chipped up in the winter road conditions.
    Villain, I don't really want to drive that route in the winter, an with time off work it would cost me a lot more.
    CaptRonn, I would appreciate you keep you smart ass comments to yourself, thank you.
     
  18. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Active Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '08 H240
    5.7
    Bronze Fire?
     
  19. wyrman

    wyrman Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    880
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    Yes, we really like it.
     
  20. Steve195

    Steve195 Member

    314
    Jan 15, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    2017 Sweetwater 2286 WB Tri-toon
    Yamaha 150 Outboard
    When my company transferred me from Texas to VA, they used Reliable to move my car. Everything was fine but when the car arrived it was amazingly dirty. Apparently the car was the front car on the top of the open carrier, so it picked up every type of bug and dirt along the way. The windshield was so dirty I could barely see through it enough to drive it to the local full service car wash. They had to run it through the was twice, then spend a long time hand finishing it. $25 for the wash, and $20 tip to each of the two guys who worked for half an hour to get rid every last spec of crap off the front of the car. Best $65 I ever spent!!!
     

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