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Shipping a truck

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Launch21v, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Apr 22, 2016 at 12:43 PM
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    Launch21v

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    Does anyone have any experience with shipping a truck? I am buying a truck out of state and I am looking into having it shipped instead of flying and picking it up.
     
  2. Apr 22, 2016 at 1:40 PM
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    Pittrider

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  3. Apr 22, 2016 at 1:42 PM
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    I ship vehicles all the time with my work. What would you like to know?
     
  4. Apr 22, 2016 at 1:48 PM
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    I friend had her car shipped from CA to MD, military relocation.

    It wasn't that big of a deal, just make sure your car insurance covers anything and the trucking company insures it too.

    It was pretty expensive though. I think she paid about $3000...
     
  5. Apr 22, 2016 at 1:49 PM
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    $3000 is outrageous. The most expensive we have shipped is a Frontier from Orange County, CA to Miami, FL for $1200.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2016 at 1:51 PM
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    You're not wrong. I told her the same thing... For that price I would've flown out and drove it back.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2016 at 1:52 PM
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    Best part was they delivered it a week late, and she had no way to get to her new job for that week...
     
  8. Apr 22, 2016 at 1:53 PM
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    Ive had that happen before. Promised our customers delivery one week and the trucker shows up 2 weeks later. Apparently the trucker hated his life and quit right on the spot. Parked the truck in a lot and walked away.
     
  9. Apr 22, 2016 at 2:01 PM
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    That is messed up, I don't care how much your life sucks, finish the job, then quit.
     
  10. Apr 22, 2016 at 2:25 PM
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  11. Apr 22, 2016 at 2:48 PM
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    smitty99

    smitty99 I also bought a 4Runner

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    I've shipped classic cars before. Kansas City to LA cost me about $800 on an open car carrier. The vehicle weighed about as much as the 3rd gen Tacoma does now. You can ship closed car carrier for higher end things and it could as much double the cost. However, whomever said it cost 3 grand to ship coast to coast has some misinformation or a Fraud Waste and Abuse report seriously needs to be filed.
     
  12. Apr 22, 2016 at 3:08 PM
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    Thanks. I appreciate the links. I put in a request for a quote with uship. My truck is due to be delivered next week so just wanted to see if it made sense to have it shipped or travel.
     
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  13. Apr 22, 2016 at 3:12 PM
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    I checked uship vs my site that I use (which is a paid subscription) and it looks like uship is roughly 200 higher from the zip codes i looked up.

    Where are you shipping the vehicle from/to?
     
  14. Apr 22, 2016 at 9:59 PM
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    Uship is quoting $589
     
  15. Apr 25, 2016 at 9:01 AM
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    Sorry didn't see this over the weekend. Im back in the office now.

    Shipping on my website says $500-$550 (roughly $0.55 per mile)

    If that $589 is with fees included, seems to be right on but if they are going to throw another $150 of fees on top, little overpriced.
     
  16. Apr 25, 2016 at 10:05 AM
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    I'm thinking about just flying. I can get a flight for $150 and about $150 in gas back home.
     
  17. Apr 25, 2016 at 10:10 AM
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    Seems like if you have the time, a drive back home is a good way to get acquainted with the truck.
     
  18. Apr 25, 2016 at 10:11 AM
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    it would cost me 111$ next wed flying spirit, roughly 150 in gas. thats 261$. do it, its actually a beautiful drive
     
  19. Apr 25, 2016 at 10:13 AM
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    actually next tuesday would cost 59$ to fly frontier airlines, and 150 for gas. save your money make the drive or ill do it for 100$ lol
     
  20. Apr 25, 2016 at 10:19 AM
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    I'm looking at flying out of Ontario so my wife doesn't have to drive my kids with her to drop me off in la. The money savings isn't worth my kids driving my wife nuts

    I can only go certain days too. Flying out on Thursday driving home Friday.
     

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