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Old 11-11-2007, 07:20 PM
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Has anyone had a car shipped or moved to TV? I know this can be done as part of the relocation package. Would like to know the cost.

We have a '64 Chevelle that needs to get to TV when we move (sooner or later)
Don't know if we trailer it down or have it shipped.
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:17 PM
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I had my Miata shipped from California to here. I just checked online for automobile transports, took one that was in the medium price range and was really satisfied. But my Miata isn't a classic and was on an open carrier. There are closed carriers, too. They took good care of my baby. The carriers can't actually go into TV itself -- you have to meet them in a parking lot outside of it. Usually takes about 15-20 minutes to unload, depending on where your car is on the rig and how many cars have to be moved.

My friends here are into classic cars. If you'd like, I can check with them to see if they use someone special for their transports.
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Has anyone had a car shipped or moved to TV? I know this can be done as part of the relocation package. Would like to know the cost.

We have a '64 Chevelle that needs to get to TV when we move (sooner or later)
Don't know if we trailer it down or have it shipped.
Have you checked the Amtrak Autotrain?
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I also shipped a car from Calif to TV. I found a website that was tied into many auto shipping brokers. You put in your desired shipment date and locations and you get back about 10 quotes in about two hours. When I did it there was a truck parked down the street from me (in an industrial park) later that day to pick-up the car and it got to Fla in fives days. The driver unloaded it at Lowe's on 441 (as I asked he do) and he drove it to my mother's place in Orange Blossom to pickup the check I sent her to pay him. She drove him back to his truck (the most dangerous part of the trip for him) and he was on his way.
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I have no idea as to how expensive it might be, nor whether your vehicle would even fit, but, when I moved to TV, my furniture, etc., was in a huge van, with at least one other person's stuff (headed for the Miami area). Included in that person's load was a Boxster! (Story was that she didn't want to do the drive, he feared any other means of shipping!)
My poor, sad furniture was very impressed with such high-class company! :joke:
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It's usually cheaper to get an auto transport company than move it with your furniture. I checked into this -- it was an additional $1,500 for the car when moved with furniture. I paid $850 to have it shipped, which is almost as much as the car is worth. rofl
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Thanks everyone

This gives us some idea.

Jan, Autotrain is out of the question. This car can be driven, but I wouldn't know how it would be any long distance. Besides, hubby retired from Amtrak...he knows just how they do things!!
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Thanks everyone

This gives us some idea.

Jan, Autotrain is out of the question. This car can be driven, but I wouldn't know how it would be any long distance. Besides, hubby retired from Amtrak...he knows just how they do things!!

Yikes - That's comforting to know Peggy.

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redwitch,

Did you ship all of your furniture etc. to TV?

Was the cost based on weight? distance? or both?

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Hy:

You can get a quote on line from here:

http://www.upack.com/moving-services...ce&nlnk=hvmenu

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