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Old 08-30-12, 11:39 AM
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Hi, buddy

I have question for you, knowing that you apparently are in towing industry

What is the most efficient($$) and reliable way to transport a 2400 lb large box cargo from freight terminal to a residence?
Considering my truck carries only 1700 lbs and it has to be man handled to unload at the house?
 
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How far do you live from the freight terminal? I assume it's a shiny new car lift. I'm not Tow Guy but I'm thinking a roll back wrecker if you can't borrow a trailer.
 
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Old 08-30-12, 11:59 AM
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No sure on mileage and yes, lift it is.

I prolly can rent a trailer, but none of my buddies have sturdy one enough to "borrow". So I have to either hire a flat bed tow truck, or rent a Uhaul HD trailer, or a Uhaul low load ramp cube van, and simply slide box off down on their loading ramp. Darn box is quite long, actually.
 
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Old 08-30-12, 12:02 PM
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12-15 miles 11111111111111111111111111111111
 
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Old 08-30-12, 05:00 PM
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Yeah, try a couple of local towing companies; unless business is booming you should be able to get them to haul it. Warning, some towing companies can be a little anal about stuff like that, the good ones will try to accommodate you if possible. Common rollback bed length is 19', couple of feet of overhang probably wouldn't be a problem. They will probably charge you by the hour; couple of hours could run you $150-200 easy enough including drive time and load/unload.
 
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Old 08-30-12, 05:02 PM
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Oops, sorry, didn't notice the distance. I would think an hour would suffice barring any delays; depends on where they are and where the pick-up/drop off is. Could easy stretch to two hours billable. .
 
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Most trucking companies only charge $50 to $75 dollars more for liftgate service and residential delivery. Maybe more for this size and weight of cargo but I would ask.
 
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Old 08-30-12, 07:02 PM
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well, that's why I asked tow guy. I was told that neighbor had a car towed on flatbed from 65 miles away to here for $150. I can prolly find a decent priced flatbed. Reason being is twofold.

I found seller that ships lift for free. They ship to freight terminal only as a result.

Next, I most likely am looking at handling it all here by myself, my boys are pretty much useless, where it hits manual labor and not computer related. Flatbed can simply slide it down off the bed. Otherwise, I have to come up with all kinds of "bright ideas" to offload it myself.

Renting 3/4 ton truck leaves me with need to bring it down somehow. Uhaul is too short and then again - getting it out and down is a question. I'd rather have someone haul it for me. When it's here - it's quick disassembly and that I can handle easily.

Thanks, folks.
 
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Old 08-30-12, 08:51 PM
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I was told that neighbor had a car towed on flatbed from 65 miles away to here for $150.
On a rollback? I would see if I could learn the name of that towing company.
 
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Old 08-31-12, 08:36 AM
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Prolly one of our community guys. We have OUR people in all walks of life. Besides, you are in VA and I am in WA, what good is it?
My neighbor flips cars off c-list, he knows lots of well priced folks.
 
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Old 08-31-12, 09:02 AM
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Prolly one of our community guys. We have OUR people in all walks of life. Besides, you are in VA and I am in WA, what good is it?
Originally Posted by ukybrk
I was told that neighbor had a car towed on flatbed from 65 miles away to here for $150.
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On a rollback? I would see if I could learn the name of that towing company.
I was referring to the neighbor you'd mentioned.

My neighbor flips cars off c-list, he knows lots of well priced folks.
Exactly.
 
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Old 08-31-12, 09:20 AM
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isn't it amazing how easy it is to mus-interprete typed word?

PS and "mus" type it also...
 
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Indeed !
 
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