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Old 08-15-2019, 01:49 AM   #21
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I can tell you from direct experience trying to tow SMB with a SMB with a 14000 trailer doesn't work. It's more than just the weight has to do with length and wheel spacing/location.
I had double chained and strapped and the van still moved when it started fishtailing.
Be carful if you go the tow it yourself route, and good luck.

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Old 08-15-2019, 12:02 PM   #22
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:14 PM   #23
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I ship vehicles all the time. I am a member of Central Transport which is the website EVERYONE in the car shipping business uses to arrange vehicle transport. I can set up my own shipments however it's not worth the hassle. Even though I can I do not.

I use Joan @ Eclipse Trucking and have for the past 15 years to arrange my vehicle shipments. 800 207 3012. Joan is now a broker however SHE previously drove trucks and hauled cars. She knows what it's all about unlike most brokers. She is shipping 2 vehicles for me this week. 1 to California and 1 to Hilton Head Island.

My guess on your shipment of your SMB from Vegas to Denver being your van is now a "None Runner" which can make a big difference will be about $700-$800 give or take.

If you have not arranged shipment give Joan a call and see if she can help transport your SMB to Denver. Tell her Mike in Nashville suggested you call!
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:58 AM   #24
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Wanted to provide an update and our experience. First the van is safely back in Colorado which provides a little peace of mind.

We started off listing the Van on Uship to get quotes and bids to ship it from Vegas to Denver. We quickly found that all of the bidders were brokers - no carriers or shippers were bidding on the van. We decided to book with a broker that had some good reviews. They were not hte cheapest. They were somewhat responsive to emails but would never return phone calls. After about 9 days, however, it was clear they could not perform and could not find a carrier, so we cancelled.

During that time I had also submitted a request for quote on some auto transport brokers. One was Road Runner Auto Transport. The person I dealt with their educated me about the industry and urged me to not go with Uship, etc. He explained that no carrier would actually haul the van given its size based on the prices quoted. He ended up being correct. His quote was a little higher but explained it was due to the size of the van. Totally made sense. As soon as I booked with them, they had a carrier lined up for a pickup 2 days later and a delivery date that met my expectations. The one mistake they made is they inadvertently listed it as a regular Econoline even though I sent dimensions and pictures. So the carrier that showed up could not haul. I contacted Road Runner and they started searching for a new carrier and immediately found one. That carrier picked it up an hour later and delivered it a day early (yesterday). Road Runner seemed very committed to the customer. You do wait on hold a long time, but they will call you back and are really good at responding to emails. I would use them again. I will never list with Uship.

We were able to go look at the van last night (we had it dropped off at the Ford dealership). The van looked as we had left it - really good shape other than the V10. Anyway, I will not use Uship in the future (but I hope I never have to ship my SMB again).
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:12 AM   #25
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Dbark thanks for the follow up and what's a good lead for future use. I myself don't own a SMB but do frequent this site so will subscribe here to use it as reference for those who may find themselves needing such services.

BTW please let us know how the engine repair/replacement goes--that too would be helpful.

Best of luck in this!
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Old 01-02-2021, 12:44 PM   #26
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Whenever i shipped my Sportsmobile/ Van or any other vehicle i done with Vehicle shipping companies. My first choice is citizenshipper after them i look at uShip. Both work similar way. Well i think it will be easiest and safest way to do so.
Other wise Renting a trailer and truck is always a option.

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