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post #1 of 18 Old 11-13-2019, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Question to anyone out there - My Father in law is giving me his 1990 YJ (super excited) but I need to find a car transporter to move it from SD to MA. Anyone have any good recommendations or people to stay away from. Seems like there are a lot of brokers out there who just set you up with a driver.
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post #2 of 18 Old 11-13-2019, 08:19 AM
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Have you thought about driving it? Make it a road trip adventure.

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post #3 of 18 Old 11-13-2019, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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I have - it needs a little work to make that trip - so shipping it is my best option. Thanks!
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post #4 of 18 Old 11-13-2019, 10:46 AM
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What work?
I’d drive it.

It’s gonna cost well over a grand for that. If I can locate a guy I know I will forward a phone number for you. Can’t find his card. He expedites with a short sleeper east to west and often is empty returning. Basically northeast to SoCal so I dunno.

What’s it need?

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post #5 of 18 Old 11-14-2019, 05:35 PM
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Cost me almost $1,400 to ship a vehicle from OK to CA over 5 years ago, I'd consider driving it.

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post #6 of 18 Old 11-14-2019, 06:03 PM
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If you are not on a time table you can usually get a better rate as it can wait till " space is available"

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post #7 of 18 Old 11-14-2019, 06:51 PM
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So here's my two cents... You need to find a broker you can trust and that means what he says and follows through and keeps you informed.
I bought a So Cal Chevy pick-up truck, (Here's a pic! Amazing stuff out there), when I visited friends in Utah last October. I started with 2 other Transporters before I fired them and went with Jay's Transport. Waiting for space if your not in a hurry works sometimes if you want to move it it's all about the money. Waiting for a low price usually gets you passed by. I know you don't know me from Adam but if you want to work with an honest guy call "Jay's Transport. He'll explain the whole transport business and how it works. If you don't decide to use him you'll certainly understand how the system really works. If you call him tell him Joe the guy from NC that shipped the Chevy pickup from St. George , Utah last October. He may remember me?!
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Jays's Auto Transport
5462 Boca Grande Circle
Dover, Fl
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[email protected]
Direct line is 954-709-7541

GOOD LUCK! congrats on the Jeep!
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post #8 of 18 Old 11-14-2019, 06:54 PM
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Oh I almost forgot! It cost me 1200.00 door to door on an open trailer. The other thing I forgot to mention is the system just about shuts down during the holidays.
I'm formerly from Milford, MA. I always like finding another New Englander. Stay out of the cold!!!

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post #9 of 18 Old 11-14-2019, 09:30 PM
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Borrow/rent a truck. Same goes for a tandem axle trailer to haul it on your timeline. Do it yourself. Otherwise, you are subject to whoever you decide will suck the least blood from you.

If you're not willing to do it yourself, expect to pay the piper for your lack of resources, time, knowledge etc. Sucks to be in your shoes.
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post #10 of 18 Old 11-15-2019, 05:30 AM
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If you drive it back how much are you going to spend in gas? Not to mention that’s the ultimate shakedown run. What happens when you need a new set of tires in Denver? Or a new clutch in Ohio?
Any way you cut it it won’t be “cheap”
But it’s a free Jeep. You can afford to spend a few grand. That’s your purchase price.
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post #11 of 18 Old 11-15-2019, 07:33 AM
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That’s why I asked, “what work does it need?”

Maybe I am a risk taker to some people, but I have often taken long trips in old, decrepit vehicles or advised others to do the same...

Why?
Because to my way of thinking, I always say, “how long is the trip?”
Answer: 1200 miles.
“So how many miles do you drive in a week?” I ask.
“3 to 400.”
Then I say, “so let’s just say - for easy figuring - say 400 miles a week; do you actually believe that your vehicle is going to break down and become unserviceable over the next month? That’s 1600 miles.”
Usual answer: “no.”

Then I say, “then if you drive the same milage over a few days instead of 30 it probably won’t fail either.”

But maybe I’m too practical for new-car dependents to deal with.
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post #12 of 18 Old 11-15-2019, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies! Work schedules do not permit me to take a few more days off to go get it and drive it home. I wish it did! I found a company who will ship it out for a very reasonable price. As someone said its a small price to pay for a Jeep that is being given to me. My father in law bought it in 2001 and drove it home and took the hardtop and doors off and then garaged it for the next 18 years. Here is a picture of us putting the hard top and doors back on last week to get it ready for its trip. Can't wait for it to arrive! Thanks again for the input.
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post #13 of 18 Old 11-15-2019, 02:05 PM
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That's nice!

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post #14 of 18 Old 11-15-2019, 06:15 PM
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The Jeep looks real nice! If the deal was mine and I had no time to drive it or tow it I'd be looking at the 1200.00- 1400.00 as my purchase price for the Jeep. Your getting it for Free I assume? At the shipping price It's still a good deal!!! Call and find out what the cost is. Talk is the cheapest part of the decision!!!!
I know you can call Jay as late as 9:00. IT's his cell phone

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post #15 of 18 Old 11-16-2019, 12:30 AM
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Garaged for 18 years? Yeah, best option is to ship or trailer it.

BTW, nice looking rig.

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