Shipping my Chevelle.. Need Advice

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  1. uofapeter

    uofapeter New Member

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    I recently bought a 1967 Chevelle off of Ebay. The car is located in Michigan, i am located in Arizona. Arranged for a shipper to go and pick up the car, when he gets there he says the car sits too low to get onto his trailer. He refuses to take it.

    So now they tell me i need to pay for an enclosed trailer which cost about 2k to get it down here.

    I don't want to pay that much but will pay it if necessary. I would rather go with an open trailer and save myself a thousand dollars but according to the trucker thats not gonna happen.

    Have any of you guys shipped your vehicles across country?
    Who did you use?
    What did you pay?

    Any advice would be appreciated. Pic of said jalopy:

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  2. Ozner

    Ozner Offical TSL OP Leghumper

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    I would call someone else.... No way thats to low to the ground.
     
  3. Mr3GTP

    Mr3GTP OT Supporter

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    That's not low at all; unless the headers or deep-sump pan are lower than the rest of the chassis...
     
  4. Yop

    Yop New Member

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    guys an idiot and lazy. if anything he could've thrown some wood under the front wheels and got it up no problem
     
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    Does it run? If so, fly up and drive it back.
     
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    yeah call somebody else

    we got cars that sit WAY lower then that in the front and we just get two people to pull up on the front fenders just a little bit. They make it on fine.
     
  7. uofapeter

    uofapeter New Member

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    He said the headers were too low and nobody would take it.. I'm gonna have the seller measure the distance between the lowest point and the ground and then find someone new that will guarantee pickup.
     
  8. Mr3GTP

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    All it takes is a little common sense; I often transport low-slung cars for accidents/breakdowns.

    I use 4x4/4x6 timbers under the wheels when I need more clearance, with rubber mudflaps under the blocks to prevent 'kickout'. Once the car is tied down, everything stays put on the smooth steel deck of my carrier.
     
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    I live in michigan. Let me drive it there :naughty:
     
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    :rofl: too low my asshole
     
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    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    My car is low... i barely can get my shoe under it when im trying to clean the roof, but with some wood I can get it into and enclosed trailer.... guys fulll of shit.
     
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    uofapeter New Member

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    When i first heard this I just believed the guy. Sounds like I just need a new carrier. Will order and post the results.
     
  13. Mr3GTP

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    Good luck, man.

    If I owned the carrier, I'd move the car myself. As it is, our company runs hydraulic Landoll stepdecks. We move odd shit, mostly aircraft refuelers/deicers, but occasionally a car or two...

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    What should i expect to pay for such a trip? Is under a grand reasonable?
     
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    Mr3GTP OT Supporter

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    I :dunno:, but I could ask our dispatcher; he does the pricing. What cities?

    We have to be able to get a full-sized tractor-trailer to & from the pickup/delivery locations. Since our trailers don't require docks, we can load/unload in a street or parking lot.
     
  16. uofapeter

    uofapeter New Member

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    Mattawa, Michigan to Scottsdale, Arizona
     
  17. Mr3GTP

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    Are you sitting down?
























    ...a little over 4 grand :noes:. We're a specialized heavy-duty carrier, capable of moving huge aircraft refuelers like this one, weighing over 33,000 pounds;

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    Specs; http://www.bossermanaviationequip.com/model_rf10000.htm

    We're good, but we're not cheap...
     
  18. uofapeter

    uofapeter New Member

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    holy shit!:rofl:

    Thanks for the lookup but don't think that'll work in my price range..

    I'm going on one of these fuckers:
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  19. Mr3GTP

    Mr3GTP OT Supporter

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    That oughta be a little less pricey. I just hope they're careful...:noes:


    The rate I gave you wouldn't ship one of those big fuelers btw; it's for a "partial".

    Big trucks, big bucks. :eek3:
     
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    I got a private guy off of www.uship.com that seems to have really solid feedback. He uses a 36' double car trailer. Thousand bones to be here mid next week. Do you guys use that site at all?
     
  21. Mr3GTP

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    :dunno:

    We do have a few agencies that fax us load info, but a large part of our work is steady contracts and word-of-mouth. We're not the cheapest, but some companies are willing to pay the difference.
     
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    Nice to see that you found someone else. The first guy doesn't sound like a moron to me; he sounds more like a scam artist. Want to venture a guess at how many people have told him to go for it when they are thousands of miles away from the vehicle to see if he is actually telling the truth or not?
     

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