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Old 02-14-2008, 07:51 PM   #15
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I have the opportunity to buy a old Bigfoot 5er that I'm pretty excited about. Only one catch..it's in British Columbia and I live in Pennsylvania Google tells me it's 2825 miles one way, so if I drive out to get it, I'll be on the road at least 6 days. Figuring motels, food, gas and tolls I'm probably looking at between $1500 and $2000 for the trip, not to mention blowing a week's vacation and the wear and tear on my truck. So shipping it looks pretty good if I don't go broke doing it. Has anyone ever done this and how did it work out? Any idea of cost?

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HI Moses, I live in B.C. and am looking at a 17ft Boler trailer in N.C, but am in the same boat...maybe we could work something out. You can e mail me at home if you are interested welleris@hotmail.com
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:12 PM   #16
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I can vouch for USHIP.com

I had a 2000 lb trailer/boat I wanted to get from Penn to Utah.
I put it up for bid and checked the winner's record just like eBay.. had good refs... and they towed it out behind a Isuzu box truck. These people make their living this way.

It was cheap.

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Hi Ron, would you be willing to provide the shippers contact info directly? I checked uship and they seem to be charging a healthy booking fee. If you liked your shipper then why pay a booking fee.
I am looking into having a trailer shipped clear across the US (east -> west).
Thank you!
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:18 PM   #17
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Hi Ron, would you be willing to provide the shippers contact info directly? I checked uship and they seem to be charging a healthy booking fee. If you liked your shipper then why pay a booking fee.
I am looking into having a trailer shipped clear across the US (east -> west).
Thank you!
Alex
Alex

Do you realize this post was over 4 years old before you woke it back up?
Just checking.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #18
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Alex

Do you realize this post was over 4 years old before you woke it back up?
Just checking.
oops. Sorry I am new in the forum and am trying to find my way through.
Did I wake up sleeping dogs ? ;-)
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:33 PM   #19
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:06 PM   #20
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oops. Sorry I am new in the forum and am trying to find my way through.
Did I wake up sleeping dogs ? ;-)
Well maybe just one but he sleeps with 1 eye open I hear?

I just didn't want you to be expecting a response from a long dead thread.

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That all rhymes!

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Old 11-07-2012, 06:35 PM   #21
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Well maybe just one but he sleeps with 1 eye open I hear?

I just didn't want you to be expecting a response from a long dead thread.

Ed

That all rhymes!

Oh and welcome here too.
Thank you Ed. I like the "one eye open" comment LOL
I didn't notice the age of this post. But who knows, perhaps someone does reply with more recent shipping info. I don't know how this forum works and if the age of a post has an impact on peoples response or not. I need to brush up on my forum skills :-)
Should you know of a trustworthy shipping company, please let me know. I am still trying to find a reasonable price to ship from E -> W coast.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:37 PM   #22
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Well Alex,
Maybe you and Cricket can work something out. You need something from E to W and she needs something shipped frowm W to E. A return trip might make it more enticing to someone hauling.
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...g-55256-2.html
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:04 PM   #23
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Old Bigfoot

You said the Bigfoot was a 84 so it is 28 years old. No import tax is due. Who ever brings it through the boarder must stop and get the free import paper so you can license it in the US.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:49 PM   #24
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Call Escape and get the name of their local shipping company...

I had my 19' delivered from the Escape factory in BC to my door in Southern California for a very reasonable price from a small trucking company that Escape uses for their deliveries. They did a good job with mine and have a lot of experience shipping Eggs. Good luck!

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Steve, do you happen to know the shippers name by any chance? I hesitate contacting Escape since I won't be buying an Escape, so they are probably not very interested in helping me.
Im surprised that the Honda Pilot pulls a 19'...
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Steve, do you happen to know the shippers name by any chance? I hesitate contacting Escape since I won't be buying an Escape, so they are probably not very interested in helping me.
Im surprised that the Honda Pilot pulls a 19'...
The shipper is "DBA Let It Ride Carriers" and Dave is the owner. His cell# is 425-374-9528. My Pilot is rated at 4500 lbs and the 19' GVW is rated at 4000. I've been pulling it around with no problem. Good luck!
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Steve, do you happen to know the shippers name by any chance? I hesitate contacting Escape since I won't be buying an Escape, so they are probably not very interested in helping me.
Im surprised that the Honda Pilot pulls a 19'...
Though Steve was able to help you, Tammy at Escape is most definitely the kinda girl that would still be glad to help, whether you were buying from them, or not.

I have been towing the Escape 19 for 4 years now with my Honda Pilot. It is a fantastic combination. I have yet to find need for a WDH with the stiffness the Pilot rear suspension has.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #28
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Three Escape owners in the Midwest used Let It Ride carriers for the delivery of our trailers from Chilliwack to Saulte St Marie ONT. Overall we were satisfied with the delivery. With winter weather it took eight days. The only issues were a lost plastic propane cover and some bent scissor jacks. I would use them again and since we found them they seem to have become the carrier for Escape factory deliveries. I think they also do Trillium factory deliveries.
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