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anybody gone to a mover that transports cars? we're re-locating to the east coast and we've got a civic and a pilot. i just don't want to drive for 2500 miles straight having my wife drive her civic and i drive the pilot. i was thinking of getting the towing package and just tow the civic. but it still won't do me any good coz i hate long driving. have called several movers and the price is just around $900 a car. does anybody know any cheaper ones?
 

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Cross country in a Pilot, that's what this thing was made for! I'd drive it in a heartbeat, of course I already live out East.
 

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Have you looked into Amtrak or another rail service? :8:
 

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That sounds about right. I sent my Land Rover to Florida after I got my Pilot. One thing you have to make sure is that they cover any damage that the movers may cause without deductible. Mine was damaged as it was being strapped to the carrier. The driver said he was going to take care of it but never did.When it got to Florida we filed a claim but rejected it because they have a $500 deductible. So don't always decide on the cheapest mover.
Good Luck.:confused:
 

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Drive it!

I have driven cross counrty several times.
Never had a problem.

I have had several friends ship cars.
Issues have arrisen about 1/2 the time, sometimes minor, sometimes major.

Another good reason to drive is you can take the few things you do not want the movers to touch with you personally.

Best luck on the relocation. Its not a job, its an adventure!
 

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i've never towed anything before

and i'm thinking of those 2 wheeled trailer that raises the front wheels. i don't even know if it's hard or what...
 

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The only time I've towed a car, it was 800 miles behind a moving van. I used a full length trailer which got all four wheels of the car off the ground.

The two wheel trailers are cheaper to rent and are probably fine for short distances or smooth roads, but for longer hauls you have to worry about the back end of the car dragging and bouncing down the highway. It seemed too risky for such a long drive when I knew some of the highway had construction zones.

I also liked the fact that if I was rear-ended, they'd probably hit the
trailer instead of the car (more protected all around).

http://www.uhaul.com/towing/
 

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theman said:
anybody gone to a mover that transports cars? we're re-locating to the east coast and we've got a civic and a pilot. i just don't want to drive for 2500 miles straight having my wife drive her civic and i drive the pilot. i was thinking of getting the towing package and just tow the civic. but it still won't do me any good coz i hate long driving. have called several movers and the price is just around $900 a car. does anybody know any cheaper ones?
Don't pass up this excellent opportunity for driving crosscountry .... I would do it, but I live in the East coast too ... Too bad for me ! :mad:
 

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Re: i've never towed anything before

Back in '86 took my '83 Honda Civic from MD to CA on a dolly behind a U-Haul.
No problem at all, I think they bounce less than a car on a trailer. The center of gravety is lower and so is the total weight.


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and i'm thinking of those 2 wheeled trailer that raises the front wheels. i don't even know if it's hard or what...
 

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Re: Re: i've never towed anything before

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Back in '86 took my '83 Honda Civic from MD to CA on a dolly behind a U-Haul.
No problem at all, I think they bounce less than a car on a trailer. The center of gravety is lower and so is the total weight.


I drove 680 miles from TN to MD towing a vehicle on a trailer -- for me, I didn't like the idea of my wheels/tires being dragged on the road, so I opted to put the car on a trailer:
 

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Guess both work

Or U-Haul and Ryder would have stopped renting them.
 
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