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  1. #1
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    Default How to ship a carriage

    We've bought a carriage in North Carolina and need to get it to Memphis, TN. Have you used commercial shippers that you have liked? We just can't get off work to go get it ourselves. Thanks for suggestions.



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    Try posting your need on the CD-L (Carriage Driving List). There are often people traveling from here to there with room that will help out for some sort of fee.

    That said... remember a person helping out is not a commercial hauler with insurance

    CD-L found at http://www.carriagedriving.net/

    then select CD-L from top ribbon and look in Archives. Have to sign in to post.



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    You can also try U-Ship, which is kind of like eBay for goods transport -- you post your requirement and take bids on moving it. I've had very good luck with it and have met some cool people!



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    http://www.transportationnation.net/

    They moved my Antique cylinder stove from NH to MS. I could not get it boxed or crated or on a pallet so I had a problem getting a freight company to handle it.

    This place specializes in moving by hand and so will wrap and pick up your item for you.


    For things you can have secured to a pallet you can just pick the lowest bidder. Another easy site to use is http://www.freightz.com/
    No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill



  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by MySparrow View Post
    You can also try U-Ship, which is kind of like eBay for goods transport -- you post your requirement and take bids on moving it. I've had very good luck with it and have met some cool people!
    A caution about u-ship, it's getting more common for people's things to be picked up and never delivered, IOWs, sold off somewhere else.

    I recently used, at the recommendation of a carriage seller, Chris Gubala to ship my cart from IN to CA. I had it shipped previously by someone else. Fortunately it was a new cart, because it was so badly damaged in transport that the maker had the shipper bring it straight back and made a whole new cart.

    My new cart shipped via Chris and his partner and arrived in CA swaddled in what must have been 50 shipping blankets, and was as perfect and blemish free as the day it rolled out of the paint booth.



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