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    Default Shipping m715

    Hi all,
    I'm a m715 rookie but am a prospective owner. My uncle has a 67 m715 that has been completely gone over has new brakes, new chevy 350 in it, runs great, and it's the coolest vehicle I've ever seen! So the kicker is its in souix falls SD. And I'm in old town ME. I was wondering if any of you have had any experience shipping these beasts? I've got a fue estimates and they are pretty high around $2500. I really want this thing so Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thanks, Howie

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    Howie, Welcome to the M715 Zone.

    For that money, you could go and get a U-Haul truck and trailer and bring it home yourself! Could be a first "Road Trip".

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    That's not a bad price for the 1800 miles and locations involved. You can get it yourself if you have time, a 3/4 ton truck and a trailer capable of handling 6500# of payload. You can figure on $1200+ in fuel if you avg 12 mpg which greatly depends on your rig.

    Road trips are an adventure. Especially if your equipment isn't in A#1 condition.
    Last edited by kwai; June 28th, 2014 at 09:38 PM.

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    Back when I was staitioned at Fort Rucker in Alabama I had my 94 BMW convertible i paid 350 from CT...there's a Web site that will have carriers bid for your vehicle move, I can't remember the name right now but it should be cheaper than that...that was 6 years ago, even with current fuel prices that sounds high.

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    Uship.com I think is what it was...good luck and welcome, great people and knowledge here!

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    Shipping costs more when you are off the beaten path, which is why I think the quotes aren't that unreasonable. I have found that shipping to Houston is much more expensive than to Dallas for cross-country shipping.

    You could also try yesterday's tractor (http://www.ytmag.com). they have a shipping forum where you can hook up with individuals moving stuff cross country. Uship uses commercial trucking companies while yesterday's tractor is more hobbyists and some commercial.

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    If it is road worthy I would fly and drive. Stock truck gears will do 55-60.

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    Yeah, road trip!
    Take your time but you could do your own version of "roadkill", military style. Great show on motortrends u tube channel but seriously, its got 350 right? The truck would have more stories to tell

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    Put a high quality synthetic oil in the transfer case, keep an eye on temperature and take lots of photos!

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    I got my truck shipped from a company out sourced by uship... Was $350. Great bargain considering it cost me more then that to drive and see it, and I had a tow bar....but I didnt realize how big it was. haha. So i bought it and left it.
    The guy who I bought it from drove it up in 4WD, the guy had to make 2 other deliveries. So when i saw the guy, he wasnt actually thrilled about the truck bc it had to be pulled on and off. It gave him a hard time bc he had no experience.. Apparently acidic Jews wanted to buy my truck from him in the streets of Brooklyn, right before he made it to me. He said they had to help him figure how to get it back on the truck again. I wasn't too thrilled to hear this of course,. But I was happy to see the truck. My maiden voyage was from a local stop and shop grocery parkin lot to my house. If I wouldve towed it w the amount of gear oil and other misc things. I dont know if it wouldve made it.
    Pros and cons.....in my experience

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