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Old 01-29-2009, 04:00 PM
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good car carrier company

Who do you guys reccomend? I've been looking at Dependable Auto Shipper and I got a quote of $545 from CT to FL. I'd say thats pretty good on an open carrier.

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Old 01-29-2009, 04:04 PM
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Does it cost extra to guarantee placement on the top level? I've heard some distressing stories about having a car delivered while under others.
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:09 PM
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I should ask. I've heard horror stories too. It would be best to do enclosed.. but If I'm going to spend money I might as well fly up and drive it down. My mom doesn't think I should do that. I'm on the fence about it since I've got class and stuff.
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:15 PM
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I wonder what it costs and how you go about hiring someone to drive the car to you. I've seen it done on TV, but don't know anyone who's had it done.
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:17 PM
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feel up to it chad?
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:22 PM
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http://www.bullseyeshipping.com/

talk to Carla.

LMK what they quote you.
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:22 PM
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feel up to it chad?
I would do it if I didn't have to take care of my kids. I wonder if there's anyone else on the forum that would be up to it?

It would be a cool trip. Meet Hatty, drive a cool diesel to FL and meet you and possibly some other FL members, then spend some time at the various theme park/money pits near you and fly home.

I wish I wasn't tied down.
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:43 PM
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Who do you guys reccomend? I've been looking at Dependable Auto Shipper and I got a quote of $545 from CT to FL. I'd say thats pretty good on an open carrier.
DAS damaged the SDL on the trip from CA. The most they pay is $150 unless you pay significantly more. In my case, they paid nothing.

Use 'em at your own risk.


Give Hattie $100. plus fuel (est. $100.) to drive it down for you and pay for his ticket back to CT. It'll still be less than the shipping cost..........he's just sitting on his ass anyway.

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Old 01-30-2009, 10:28 PM
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I did a quote for bullseyeshipping.com and it was like $880 open carrier.


I think my ass is flying up and driving it back if my mechanic wont do it.
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http://www.stehletransport.com/

Try this company. This is what I had Norm shipped on, and it appears to be family run. I think Tyler and I would both agree that the driver I had, Dan, is a fan of MB's. He and I talked for a good 20 minutes after I picked up Norm, and he was very through about checking the car over.

I'd give him a call.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:49 PM
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hatties 300SDL
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:58 PM
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I think my ass is flying up .......
.............you can go too.........
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:53 AM
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I have school, I sadly don't have time for a FL trip.
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