Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Car shipping

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Car shipping

    Putting the question out to the wider audience. I'd like to get an idea of shipping costs for a Lark from Seattle (ish) to Reno, NV.
    Has someone shipped a car recently and could recommend some (a) car hauler to call for a quote?

    Thank you.

  • #2
    Leo,
    If you use the "Advanced Search" function in the upper right of this page, you will get a huge majority of recommendations for Peg Trucking. Peg has an affinity for Studebakers. She treats us well. She is also a member of this forum. Screen name is Pegaleg.
    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...p?3665-pegaleg
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10,
    '51 Commander Starlight,
    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
    '56 Sky Hawk

    Comment


    • #3
      Hi Leo,

      It cost me $650 a year and a half ago to ship my 53 from San Diego up to Oregon. That's a bit longer distance than Seattle to Reno, but then again, it was a straight shot up I-5 so probably easier to arrange.

      If it were summer, I'd say go for the adventure. But winter with a few mountain passes in the way might be a bit too much adventure!
      Dave Nevin
      Corvallis, OR
      1953 Champion Deluxe Coupe
      Stud-e-venture blog

      Comment


      • #4
        Thank you. Excellent. And yes, this time of year, there's adventure and there's going off the road with wild animals eventually eating out your soft innards

        Plus, there's no way I'm flying to Seattle, driving a 289 back to Reno with an overnight stop for that much less than $650.

        Comment


        • #5
          I would not use a company called DAS. I sold my 64 Convertible to a couple in California and it took them 3 months to get the car. I am not sure of all the details but it appeared to me they were trying to get more $ out of the buyer as the company low bid the move. They also did some damage during the move.
          Milt

          1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
          1961 Hawk 4-speed
          1967 Avanti
          1961 Lark 2 door
          1988 Avanti Convertible

          Member of SDC since 1973

          Comment


          • #6
            Having done this a few months ago....my experience: Don't expect the trucking carrier to deliver your vehicle when you want it. Expect several weeks to a month or maybe more. This time of year may actually make waiting easier...(?). I responded on eBay to their suggestion to locate a trucker. They put you on to several brokers who quickly become pains in the butt. I selected the lowest broker's price (actually several were within $100. of each other). I did not select Peg, they were $400. more for the shipping. Though the connection from seller to trucker was bumpy.....the car came in 1 week. No problemas....

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by jackb View Post
              Having done this a few months ago....my experience: Don't expect the trucking carrier to deliver your vehicle when you want it. Expect several weeks to a month or maybe more. This time of year may actually make waiting easier...(?). I responded on eBay to their suggestion to locate a trucker. They put you on to several brokers who quickly become pains in the butt. I selected the lowest broker's price (actually several were within $100. of each other). I did not select Peg, they were $400. more for the shipping. Though the connection from seller to trucker was bumpy.....the car came in 1 week. No problemas....
              Thanks for the comments. It does make sense that shipping something like a car might end up not a direct route and it's good to be forewarned. Did you ask for an ETA, or did they give you one at some point in the process?

              It does make sense that there are fewer shipments laying around this time of year for easy pickup, so fewer jobs out there should mean fewer delays along the way.

              I guess watching that A&E show is also good to get an idea of what could go wrong with your shipment, or what might go wrong if you pick a lowball shipper! For sure, after watching that show, I wouldn't want any of those goobers to ship a letter for me.

              Comment


              • #8
                Leo, I have shipped many cars and trucks almost every were and on the west coast I use a fellow named Dave Brown he lives in Or. I put in a call and waiting to hear back from him with a number that I can pass along to you if you still need or are interested.
                Candbstudebakers
                Castro Valley,
                California


                Comment


                • #9
                  Thank you, yes, I would definitely appreciate having options available.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Be aware that a LOT of the available enclosed car hauler trailers will all be down in Arizona in January at the whoopdeedoo big auto auctions.
                    Best not be in too big a hurry until February...
                    Just sayin'....
                    BTDT
                    Jeff
                    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                    Jeff


                    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LeoH View Post
                      Thank you, yes, I would definitely appreciate having options available.

                      Leo, check your PM....Bob
                      Candbstudebakers
                      Castro Valley,
                      California


                      Comment


                      • #12
                        In a few days I might have a StudeFriendly option for you...
                        I'll need to know what it is you are shipping though.
                        StudeDave '57
                        US Navy (retired)

                        3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                        SDC Member since 1985

                        past President
                        Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                        San Diego Chapter SDC

                        past Vice President
                        San Diego Chapter SDC
                        North Florida Chapter SDC

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          you can list it on UShip.com and get multiple bids, I've done it that way with fairly good sucess.
                          Mark Riesch
                          New Bern, NC

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Give Peg a call. 1600 miles cost me 950.00 Car was here within 5 days. No bull, putting you off transport. cheers jimmijim
                            sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X