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Post by dieseldr on October 14th 2013, 2:46 am

Any of you ever had something shipped cross country by these auto shipping companies? I am waiting on the pictures of another addition to the collection, from California. If the pics show what I am looking for, I'm probably gonna go for it. The shipping costs coast to coast seem reasonable at just under a grand. Any advice, or companies NOT to hire? Positives, or negatives, or loopholes anyone has come across? They sure seem accommodating, and they sure are in a hurry to go pick up something I haven't even bought yet. I will be sure to insure it myself with a separate policy in addition to the freight company's coverage..... just can't count on a sure thing these days. Thanks for your replies.
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Post by junkyard junky on October 14th 2013, 3:27 am

I used a guy who advertises on the hamb. He's out of Ohio. Use to charge $1 a loaded mile but its gone up tp $1.15 unless its a long haul. I can get his number if you're interested.

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Post by dieseldr on October 15th 2013, 1:54 am

Thanks, but finally got some pics of what I was looking at, and it looked somewhat like a NY car instead of a southern cal car. But you don't know, till you follow through on these things. Never worry about what you didn't buy. Thanks for the reply, I am still in the market for a super duty single rear wheel pickup, so if I find something out there, I will get in touch.
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Post by junkyard junky on October 16th 2013, 1:20 am

What year?

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Post by dieseldr on October 16th 2013, 2:17 am

I'm really not sure what I have in mind. I have a 2000 F-350 4x4 super duty, V-10 with 195,000 miles on it. I really like the V-10 for power, reliability, and economy. My truck is loaded down to 9700 lbs all the time, and I consistently get 12 mpg around here, and 14 if I have to go out on the interstate and keep it at or below 60 mph. I don't want a 5.4 because of the spark plug issues, and I don't want a power stroke diesel because of the repair costs- lets face it, most every power stroke is a maintenance and repair headache. So I guess I'm looking for something newer than a 2000, but seriously, I would look at anything around the 06-08 range, and I do want 4x4 because of some of the locations I need to access for customers, and I want to stick with a V-10, but I fear the next one won't get the mileage that I'm getting with this truck. I have a utility bed I would be switching over from this truck to whatever I get, and it is equipped with spacemaker top compartments, so to switch to another truck with a bed that doesn't have that feature will result in losing a ton of storage, so I want to use the body I have. I just put new sneakers on my present truck, so I am in no hurry now to replace it, since the 350's from 05 and newer use 17 or 18 inch wheels and what I have won't switch to one of the newer trucks being 16's. I wish these manufacturers would stop changing their product so frequently, and make a good old fashioned heavy duty truck with truck tires on it. And get rid of the fluffy stuff.

The other side of the coin is to go get a real job, and hang up the portable service business for a paycheck. Then I don't need a truck.
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