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#1 OFFLINE   sjp3443

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 04:57 AM

I have found a used camper that I would like to buy, but it’s in New Jersey, I’m in Utah. Unfortunately, I can’t take time off to drive out to get it any time soon. Any suggestions for tranport companies that would do this? All the rv transport companies I have contacted won’t do a truck camper since it’s not on wheels, and my listing on uShip has no bids after several days.

Any of you interested in coming out to beautiful Utah with my camper? It’s 2000 pounds, short bed only. Thanks in advance for all the good advice!

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 09:44 AM

short bed, I am out.

 

you might state what you are willing to pay per mile or  something  like that.

 

example - 2000 miles at 12 MPG = 166 gallon fuel at $3.00 per gallon = $500 fuel only. one way then you got to get back home.

 

good luck.

 

sounds like a nice drive, but wrong time of year, summer.


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:00 AM

The "not on wheels" sounds like a deal breaker.  Even so, my research came up with over $1K to move a small tractor about a thousand miles.  The transport company has to include the driver's return - they don't seem to have a guaranteed return payload for the driver - so I would have to pay the total cost.

 

I also tried posting on our local facebook community to see if anyone wanted a pickup truck driver (me) to take their truck to Arizona for them - no response there either.  Your post here is on the right track - you'd need someone with tie-downs and experience for your transport.



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 02:15 PM

example - 2000 miles at 12 MPG = 166 gallon fuel at $3.00 per gallon = $500 fuel only. one way then you got to get back home.

 

good luck.

 

sounds like a nice drive, but wrong time of year, summer.

 

 

Stuart where are finding diesel at $3.00 a gallon?  I'll take 2,000 gallons since it's almost $4.00 a gallon in my neck of the woods.


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:08 PM

well, the numbers were just 'what if' numbers, here diesel fuel is 2.91 per gallon. some places in Missouri it is 3.00 plus or minus depending where you are. in Virginia about the same. the station just across the state line from us is 2.95 diesel per gallon. this is odd because NC prices are normally higher than VA. I filled up last week at 2.92.

same thing with Oklahoma. numbers are from Flying J web site.

 

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on edit - looking at flying J - Washington state best price was $3.65 per gallon.

in VA yesterday we filled the car for 2.55 reg gas.


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 08:21 AM

How do the companies in the western half of the US get
the new campers to the east coast, then? And do they go back empty or could they load a camper on the return trip?

Having a full size camper shipped without a truck is a nightmare. They are too wide, can't be hauled just in the jacks, and are very immobile when off a truck. I ran into these issues when I tried to have one shipped to Europe.
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 02:59 PM

They generaly ship three at a time on a flat bed truck setting them on blocks and tied down at the tie down points of the Truck Camper.


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:24 PM

Who the heck has a truck camper in New Jersey?
That’s got to be a rare find. No? hmm.gif
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:24 PM

I have found a used camper that I would like to buy, but it’s in New Jersey, I’m in Utah. Unfortunately, I can’t take time off to drive out to get it any time soon. Any suggestions for tranport companies that would do this? All the rv transport companies I have contacted won’t do a truck camper since it’s not on wheels, and my listing on uShip has no bids after several days.

Any of you interested in coming out to beautiful Utah with my camper? It’s 2000 pounds, short bed only. Thanks in advance for all the good advice!

We had a customer's TC transported by trucking co. With out a truck , the customer was able to purchase one of the rolling dollies from a dealer that uses them to move TCs around their lots . It is worth a try .


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 08:15 PM

Rieco Titan sells truck camper dollies:
 
 
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 05:14 AM

You may want to post your request on RV.Net  https://www.rv.net/f...gs/forum/27.cfm

Might get a response there as well.  I have a long bed so that's out. 

 

Just as a thought - Would the seller be willing to meet you 1/2 way?

 

You might try having a dealer pick it up for you and give them something for the effort...

 

Don't know how 1/2 way this is but Mike Jones Motors and RV sales may have some ideas - these guys are great..

 

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 10:27 AM

we just had an excavator & a skid steer trucked from Vermont to Northern Wi. - cost us $3000. We used a broker -'Advanced Transportation' in Oregon. Found us a driver close to us in Vt who picked up the equipment and had it in Wi in 2 days. Contact is Brett McFall 541-941-8272. We were more than a bit nervous to hand over 2 pieces of equipment to someone we didnt know and never met and to give a credit card number to boot, but the company came highly recommended and there were no glitches. good luck.

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