1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Anybody ever shipped a trailer?

Discussion in 'Trailer Tech' started by cbmontgo, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. cbmontgo

    cbmontgo SILVER Star

    Messages:
    3,599
    Likes Received:
    1,078
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2004
    Location:
    Texas
    As some of you know, I am at the cusp of picking up an M101 or M416 (in the next couple of months probably). There are some great ones in distant parts of the country, and I am just wondering if anyone ever ships these.

    How much do you supose it would cost?

    I had my 60 shipped from Phoenix to Dallas in 2004 for $ 600. I assume a trailer would be cheaper, but then again, fuel has doubled since then.

    I am guessing this would not be cost effective unless I got a smokin' deal on the trailer itself. I just thought I'd run this by you guys and see if anyone ever does this.
     
  2. spressomon

    spressomon glutton Moderator

    Messages:
    12,462
    Media:
    13
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,019
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Nevada

    FWIW: Adventure Trailers told me that all their trailers now have to go onto a skid. And the trucking company(s) charge $300-$400 for the skid which is non-refundable...that on top of the freight charges. It sounded like it was going to cost well over a grand to ship the trailer from East LA to Reno (<500 miles)!!! FYI: The trailer is basically the same as yours with side boxes mounted above the wheels/fenders and a mounted top.

    I am interested in hearing how much they will quote/charge you to freight it.
     
  3. cbmontgo

    cbmontgo SILVER Star

    Messages:
    3,599
    Likes Received:
    1,078
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2004
    Location:
    Texas
    Dang. That is expensive.
     
  4. spressomon

    spressomon glutton Moderator

    Messages:
    12,462
    Media:
    13
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,019
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Nevada
    Again...that is just what AT told me...I haven't actually contacted a trucking freight co myself.
     
  5. cbmontgo

    cbmontgo SILVER Star

    Messages:
    3,599
    Likes Received:
    1,078
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2004
    Location:
    Texas
    Thanks for the info. I am probably going to get a quote or two next time I see one across the country that I like. I'll let you know where it comes in.
     
  6. 65-fj45

    65-fj45

    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2004
    Location:
    San Jose, Ca.
  7. Exiled

    Exiled

    Messages:
    1,835
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Location:
    Round Rock, TX
    Why not go pick it up? I would drive 500 miles to go get one, no problem...even with the high price of fuel. And you can make it into a long weekend and check out a couple of cool places along the way?

    Another idea is to get some friendly Cruiserheads to help you, maybe someone coming from Reno to LA? You can offer to cover the fuel for their trip?

    Just a thought.....
     
  8. cbmontgo

    cbmontgo SILVER Star

    Messages:
    3,599
    Likes Received:
    1,078
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2004
    Location:
    Texas
    Yeah, that is probably what I will end up doing, especially if shipping is so expensive. Decisions, decisions!
     
  9. spressomon

    spressomon glutton Moderator

    Messages:
    12,462
    Media:
    13
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,019
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Nevada

    That's exactly what we'll be doing over Labor Day...and exploring/camping the high Sierra on the flip side.
     
data-matched-content-rows-num="2,1" data-matched-content-columns-num="1,4" data-matched-content-ui-type="image_stacked" data-ad-format="autorelaxed">