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GraniteCrystal
07-17-2017, 12:28 AM
Looking at CJ8s nationwide. They weigh more than the 3500lb towing capacity on my JK. What's the best way to get one across the country?

1 - drive it but not always an option or at least a smart one
2 - rent a truck/trailer that could tow it?
3 - could I put it inside a moving truck?
4 - pay to put it on a semi

Andy5160
07-17-2017, 12:34 AM
Looking at CJ8s nationwide. They weigh more than the 3500lb towing capacity on my JK. What's the best way to get one across the country?

1 - drive it but not always an option or at least a smart one
2 - rent a truck/trailer that could tow it?
3 - could I put it inside a moving truck?
4 - pay to put it on a semi

5. Friend who has pick up truck?


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Napalm
07-17-2017, 12:34 AM
I'd rent a truck and vehicle hauler from uHaul for a day or two. Make the trip and turn it back in!


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Andy5160
07-17-2017, 12:38 AM
I'd rent a truck and vehicle hauler from uHaul for a day or two. Make the trip and turn it back in!


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Good choice but it might get pricy. They charge by the mile, last time I rented one,cost me $1.29 or $1.49 per mile


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Napalm
07-17-2017, 12:46 AM
Good choice but it might get pricy. They charge by the mile, last time I rented one,cost me $1.29 or $1.49 per mile


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Ouch, I didn't know that!

OP, I wonder if you rent a truck from enterprise(one that doesn't charge/has Unlimited mileage) and then borrow a trailer from a friend or someone.


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GraniteCrystal
07-17-2017, 12:48 AM
Ouch, I didn't know that!

OP, I wonder if you rent a truck from enterprise(one that doesn't charge/has Unlimited mileage) and then borrow a trailer from a friend or someone.


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Any borrowing would involve driving both ways. I'm looking at flying there and driving back.

OverlanderJK
07-17-2017, 12:51 AM
One way rental charges are stupid since they charge you a destination fee. You would be better off shipping the jeep


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Andy5160
07-17-2017, 01:05 AM
One way rental charges are stupid since they charge you a destination fee. You would be better off shipping the jeep


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Then I would drive the new Jeep


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GraniteCrystal
07-17-2017, 01:09 AM
Then I would drive the new Jeep


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Not always a great option. These are 30 year old Jeeps that may not be ready for a 1,000 mile road trip. Would suck to have it break down in the middle of nowhere.

Andy5160
07-17-2017, 01:20 AM
Not always a great option. These are 30 year old Jeeps that may not be ready for a 1,000 mile road trip. Would suck to have it break down in the middle of nowhere.

Then see what enterprise has to offer on one way towing.


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black pearl
07-17-2017, 01:24 AM
Look into a transport company. I've seen someone post, that it's about $1200 to ship a jeep, across the country.


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GraniteCrystal
07-17-2017, 02:08 AM
Total for renting a 16' moving truck and car carrier from Budget is $752.64

To have it on a semi I think is around $0.90/mile so that'd be about $850.

13_gecko_rubi
07-17-2017, 10:25 AM
Look into uship.com. Its basically an auction site for truckers that are deadheading. Since they would have been empty it's often cheaper than just calling a trucking company.

I've also used haulmatch.com. I spent about $400ish to ship non running vehicles around 1200 miles. Its cheaper if they can drive them onto truck.

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duktrx
07-17-2017, 10:28 AM
When I found my Jeep, I didn't have time to fly and drive, I paid $450 to have my Jeep shipped from Colorado to Oregon. My brother shipped his Camaro on Amtrak.

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Turbotastic
07-17-2017, 07:06 PM
I paid 1600 to transport my JK across the country through Uship. I believe 2-300 of that cost was due to oversized tires/modified vehicle fees so your cost may be less if it's relatively stock.

GraniteCrystal
07-19-2017, 04:49 AM
Just priced out a few options. To get it from Utah to Colorado, a 450 mile drive, the option I'm going with is to rent a Dodge Ram from Enterprise for 24 hours for $150 and a car carrier from UHaul for $50. Total of $200 and it'll get here with no wear and tear.

Diesel_Ranger
07-19-2017, 02:14 PM
Might want to make sure the truck has a receiver. A good friend works for enterprise and reminded me recently that none of the trucks/SUV were supposed to have a receiver hitch.

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Andy5160
07-19-2017, 03:22 PM
Just priced out a few options. To get it from Utah to Colorado, a 450 mile drive, the option I'm going with is to rent a Dodge Ram from Enterprise for 24 hours for $150 and a car carrier from UHaul for $50. Total of $200 and it'll get here with no wear and tear.

I think this is the price you can live with.

GraniteCrystal
07-19-2017, 03:30 PM
Might want to make sure the truck has a receiver. A good friend works for enterprise and reminded me recently that none of the trucks/SUV were supposed to have a receiver hitch.

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Big thanks for mentioning this. I called to confirm and it would NOT have had a hitch. They said I needed to put it thru a separate branch that does that. I called over there and they transferred the reservation to them. Now I'm in a 3/4 ton pickup with a hitch. Cost went up about $40. Thanks for the heads up!

Andy5160
07-19-2017, 03:48 PM
Big thanks for mentioning this. I called to confirm and it would NOT have had a hitch. They said I needed to put it thru a separate branch that does that. I called over there and they transferred the reservation to them. Now I'm in a 3/4 ton pickup with a hitch. Cost went up about $40. Thanks for the heads up!

So which Jeep you getting?

GraniteCrystal
07-19-2017, 03:55 PM
So which Jeep you getting?
Right now, this is the lead contender.

https://wayalife.com/showthread.php?p=927308

bigcale
07-19-2017, 03:56 PM
Disclaimer, I like working on my own stuff and I would do this as a vacation.


Drive it, if it breaks, fix it. Think of it as a learning experience. Most of the bolts should be SAE, bring a set of tools and give yourself some extra time. If nothing breaks hit a trail or two on the way.

GraniteCrystal
07-19-2017, 03:59 PM
Disclaimer, I like working on my own stuff and I would do this as a vacation.


Drive it, if it breaks, fix it. Think of it as a learning experience. Most of the bolts should be SAE, bring a set of tools and give yourself some extra time. If nothing breaks hit a trail or two on the way.
Yeah, not an option. I need to get there, get it, and get back. Only detour I may do would be to take a quick stop in Moab and grab a few pics of it with the rocks in the background.

GraniteCrystal
07-21-2017, 12:57 PM
The setup I ended up going with

269070

Enterprise Truck Rental had the 3/4 ton F250 Super Duty. Came with hitch receiver. The 1/2 ton trucks don't come with that.

Car carrier is from UHaul.