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Old 03-07-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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Transport Delivery Charges

I may be having my DP delivered about 1000 miles to my home by a commercial transport delivery service, with the cost borne by the dealer. What would a dealer be paying for such a delivery? Any ideas?

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Old 03-07-2014, 09:02 PM   #2
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The 'commercial transport' is the kid from the back lot - about $300.

I dunno...just my guess.

Why don't you just fly and drive?

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I'm with Chris, FLY and DRIVE... Put those precious first miles on yourself
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I did this for a time and the fees vary from 55 to 70 cents a mile plus fuel
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I'll bet the cost of a 1 way air fare and fuel would be less than what a delivery company would charge. I did that with my first coach, flying from Raleigh NC to Dallas TX and driving it back. If you do that, you might want to ask the dealer for a credit equal to his delivery cost.
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I ask the question a year and a half ago for my new coach...1200 miles to the dealership from the manufacturer. $1800 was the number that I remember. It is a contractor. They hook their toad up to the back. As they are a commercial entity, I believe they have to follow the 10 hours a day rules with breaks that truckers have to follow, so they'll likely sleep on your couch in a sleeping bag. Also consider the weather and make sure you're winterized if necessary.
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uship.com will give you a pretty close estimate for free. I agree with DSL417 go get it yourself. For instance, you car gets 25 MPH highway, that is $160 for fuel plus a motel for one night. You'll tow the car home, and you'll pay the RV fuel bill either way, you drive it or a stranger does.
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While not a MH, we were given the price of $2700 to move a Jeep Overland from Idaho to Alaska. I decided that for $280(plane ticket) and about $500 for food/fuel I will go get it my self. Besides it will be a good 'break in' drive. Also it will give me a chance to get some reloading/shooting supplies that we are 'lacking' here in Alaska.

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