1,900 mile Trailer Delivery
I ordered my new Arctic Fox 25S from Thunder RV. They've been great but they are located just outside the Arctic Fox factory in La Grande, OR and I'm in the San Antonio area -- 1,950 miles away.
When I ordered, the 25S was on the Northwood schedule for Oct/Nov. Then it slipped to Nov maybe December. But when I spoke to Northwood last week it was now more firmly set for Christmas or the week after.
I had always planned on driving up to La Grande and bringing the new trailer home with me. I've never done a road trip without my DW and the idea of my dog and I on a 7 to 8 day 4,000 mile trip sounded fun.
It still does, but the timing just plain sucks.
Due to Christmas and my daughter's birthday the soonest I could go would be Jan 1st. Ok, not much is happening at my work (self-employed) that first week of the year. But winter weather the first week of Jan isn't very encouraging for camping on the way home (nor driving long distances).
Then on Jan 15th my wife and I head to Hawaii for 2-weeks to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary.
So, see, the timing really does suck.
I'm still leaning toward doing it, but I've started to look at having the trailer delivered. Thunder says they'll deliver it for $1.50 a mile (one way) or just under $3,000. I figure driving will cost me $1,200 round trip. So, I'm only saving $1,800. But still that will pay my sales tax.
Does anyone here have any good delivery companies to recommend? Others to avoid? So far the one I've found online is showroomtransport.com. They put the trailer on a trailer and deliver it -- not drive it behind a truck.
Any help is appreciated.