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Old 08-23-2017, 11:17 AM
 
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I used AM/PM Premium Car Carriers based out of Chicago when I moved from NJ to NV. They came highly recommended by a relative who goes between MD and FL frequently. They're not cheap, but I read many horror stories and didn't want to risk it.
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Chasing horses and watching circuses in Atropia.
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Amtrack will also ship cars, but I don't know about the price or whether they service inland areas like Charlotte. I Grandparents used them a couple of times up the East coast and it was reasonable 10ish years ago.

Why don't you drive down and pick it up? Leave the spare car with a friend for a couple days. With Florida only being a 1 day drive from NC, it would be simple to both drive down, spend the night in a hotel, and then drive back the next day. Only real cost is the hotel, <$150, gas, and carving two days out of a schedule.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:36 AM
 
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Default shipping car from California to North Carolina- who to use?

I'm moving across country and I need a reliable transport company to get my new Mazda 3 across the country. Any recommendations? Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:33 PM
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Location: The Triad (NC)
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I'm moving across country ... Any recommendations?
#1 is to drive it yourself.
Allow some extra time and enjoy the trip.

#2 any of the auto transporters is about as good/bad as any other.
99% of them are brokers who all work among themselves anyhow.

#3 is beware as they try to upsell you to an enclosed trailer because of the newness.
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:32 PM
 
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I've only ever used enclosed, and either Reliable or Intercity ... They specialize in enclosed shipping of high-end cars.
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:19 PM
 
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I used AM/PM Premium Car Carries last year for a cross country move. I got much cheaper quotes but heard horror stories about the industry and a relative highly recommended them. My car arrived on time without damage.
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:10 PM
 
Location: North Jersey to North TX
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Default Relocating my CAR

Hi, I'm in the process of moving to TX from NJ. I got a quote for a car carrier trailer attachment on the back of my pick-up truck. The car carrier trailer from U-Haul is being quoted for $700 one-way.

I am opting out of using a carrier to send the car as I rather have the car with me at all times. Is there a way to get cheaper rental on the car carrier trailer for a single car from other than U-Haul.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:15 AM
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Location: The Triad (NC)
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The car carrier trailer from U-Haul is being quoted for $700 one-way.
Is there a way to get cheaper rental...
Don't you suppose the U-Haul and penske and other companies have done the calculations?

The auto shippers will cost just about as much.
They're in on it too.
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Since you OWN a truck capable of doing the hauling next up is buying a dolly or trailer.
Once done the relocation... sell it or use it for something else.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: NC
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Do you have a friend or acquaintance who could drive the car for you? Maybe someone who would like to visit NJ. Then you could (help) pay their way home.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:14 AM
 
Location: North Jersey to North TX
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Thanks guys. I rather spend $700 for U-haul flat bed than put miles and wear and tear on the car.
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