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Old 12-11-2010, 10:14 PM
Location: Texas
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If you have the availability of a dock or ramp at each end, you could just rent a long U-Haul or Ryder truck and haul the car yourself with anything you want in it.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:17 PM
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to ship a vehicle to Hawaii you are not allowed any thing thats not part of vehicle to be in it for DHS, USCG , and invasive species inspection.

I know people who put stuff in the trunk and it was there and in pefect condition when delivered to them.

I also know people who had things missing or all gone when it was delivered and they had no recourse because it technically wasnt there as far as the shipper is concern.

And I know people who arrived on Hawaii and the car was still sitting on the maibland docks, held (impounded) until they return back to remove the items.

Are you wiling to take those chances?

If the shipper is willing to violate regulations on that, what other regulations are they willing to violate? I would not trust my car and personal items to someone who admits willing to violate regulation.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:36 PM
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Most rental companies strictly forbid placing a motor vehicle inside a piece of their equipment and transporting it. Doing so will invalidate your insurance and may make you completely liable if an accident, injury or property damage claim occurs as a result of you doing so.

Most professional movers won't even load an auto into their much larger three axle straight trucks because it's difficult to control the unit on the highway.

It'd be lot cheaper and far easier to make the trip a two (or three day) adventure and drive your car yourself.
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Old 12-12-2010, 02:32 AM
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I've seen a car in the back of a trailer, but I can't remember the name of the shipper.

I was there to help unload the trailer. There may have been six inches between the car and the side of the trailer, just enough for a small person to get in.
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