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Old 04-26-2015, 03:53 PM   #1
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Shipping a car Ca to Tx

Not sure if this goes here but figure you fellow car guys might be able to help.

Son who is living in San Diego needs to get his Mustang back to Tx. Things have gone sour in a marriage and he's looking for a good option to get car back. Car has been sitting a while and not running at this time. Has anyone used a shipping company they could recommend? I plan to fly out and help him load up things but we are concerned about driving the Mustang back to Tx if he can get it running.

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Old 04-26-2015, 04:46 PM   #2
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If you are "loading things" in a rental truck, you should look into Penske that has good prices on car dollies and trailers.
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Old 04-26-2015, 05:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! Thought about that but I'm not sure there is enough stuff to warrant a truck. The companies won't let you pull with the smaller vans and such. I've almost got him talked into donating the car to one of the charities but he's pretty attached to it. Don't have time to sell it before he's planning on leaving.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:51 PM   #4
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Craig's list shippers ?

Shippers on Craigslist ? I 10 is a major west east route ???
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:42 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply! Thought about that but I'm not sure there is enough stuff to warrant a truck. The companies won't let you pull with the smaller vans and such. I've almost got him talked into donating the car to one of the charities but he's pretty attached to it. Don't have time to sell it before he's planning on leaving.
It might be worth it to rent the bigger van anyway just to tow the car.
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Old 04-27-2015, 01:48 AM   #6
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Checked Uhaul...

1. 10' box van with auto hauling trailer, San Diego, CA to Austin, TX cost $1,843.

2. 15' box van with auto hauling trailer, SD to Austin cost $1,936.

For an extra $100 bucks, the larger truck has dual rear wheels... worth it...

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Old 04-27-2015, 04:06 AM   #7
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This is who I use, very reasonable.

http://www.carshipperusa.com/ship-my-car/
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:48 AM   #8
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One way rental of a truck or van from any of the car rental places. Unlimited miles. Pick one with a hitch receiver obviously.

Buy a hitch/ towball. Rent a dolly one way from U- Haul. Done.

I rented a Ford F150 from Enterprise several years ago, which had a hitch receiver
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:20 AM   #9
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Usually Enterprise is adamant that you can't tow with their vehicles
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