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Old 01-16-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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How have people dealt with moving a caravan worth of stuff?

I am planning to move from DC to Minneapolis (1100 miles) sometime in a few months. I have a car, a pickup truck, and a boat that I need to move. My current plan is to move my stuff using a full-size U-Haul, Budget, Penkse, etc. Behind that tow a trailer with my car. And then have someone else drive my pickup truck with the boat.

The downsides are that I have to pay someone to fly out here and drive one of the vehicles. Two gas tanks to fill. Double the chances of something going wrong towing two trailers.

The other option is to use the ABF U Pack to move my stuff, use a car transportation company to move my car, and then just me drive the pickup with the boat behind. I'll have to see how much more expensive that option would be. Maybe the price of gas alone will make this option worth it, not to mention avoiding the extra hassle of moving so much stuff on my own.

Looking to hear how other people have done long-distance moves with multiple vehicles and/or boats.
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:32 PM
 
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I'd sell the boat.
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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I know most people would sell the boat in this situation, but if I sold it, I wouldn't get nearly enough to to buy a similar boat again in Minneapolis. So I'm going to keep it and just cross my fingers that the trailer won't have issues during the trip.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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Sounds like what you have figured out would be the best solution unless you drove the truck with the boat first by yourself and then flew back or took amtrak. When I moved we had two cars. I drove the car to my locale first and then the following weekend we made the big move. I did not move as far as you though.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:12 PM
 
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Why not move your stuff as you planned and fly back yourself to pick up your other vehicle & boat at a later date?
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