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  1. #1
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    Default Is this shipping cost reasonable?

    I know little about shipping costs and need to find out if this was a reasonable charge. This shipper was recommended by BO, and these are the charges for a similar trip from last year.

    The trip was 140 miles each way so 280 miles total.
    The two-horse trailer was pulled by a diesel pick-up truck.
    It went up empty and returned with two horses.

    The charge was $161.75 for gas and $316 for the trailer/truck use/tolls for a total of $477.75.


    Thanks for any opinions.



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    A friend just paid a professional shipper $500 to ship her horse from Lexington, KY to the southside of Kansas City.

    As for the above fee you quote, the price of $477.75 would probably not cover a new truck payment for one month. So to me it is a fair fee but that is how I see things. We use to rent cars for long trips because at that time we drove older cars so paying $200-$300 for a week of car rental was a good deal in our opinion verses having a break down/repairs with one of ours.



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    That works out to about $1.70/mile so that seems super reasonable to me.
    http://poorwomanshowing.blogspot.com/
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    Thanks so much, SLW and MightyBobby - very helpful.



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