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Woodies on the Wharf

How surfers reclaimed a forgotten automobile and made it their own There’s nothing like a sweet classic car. It’s generally agreed upon in the classic car collecting community that cars over 100 year and older should fall into the antique class, while the coolest classic cars are old enough to have enough historical interest to be collectable and worth the upkeep and preservation, while still looking tricked out and pristine. There’s a range of classic cars: Jaguars, Aston Martins, Ferrari Enzos…the list goes on and on, but there’s nothing cooler than a shiny “woodie”. Woodies are a kind of car […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Recreational Vehicle (RV)?

Cost of Shipping an RV Recreational Vehicles run the gamut when it comes to shipping costs. Smaller RVs like a class B won’t cost much more than it would to ship a van or truck; however, a class A RV could cost several times more. As you can see, one of the biggest determinants of cost is the size and weight of the RV. Here are some of the most common types of RVs that we ship: Class A, B & C motorhomes Campervans Fifth wheels Popup campers Travel trailers Toy haulers Truck campers Toterhomes Bus conversions As you can […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Motorcycle?

Motorcycle Shipping Cost For the most part, shipping a motorcycle is not much different from shipping a car, except when it comes to the cost. Due to the lower weight and smaller size of motorcycles, they are cheaper to transport than most other types of vehicles. As you probably guessed, the bigger and heavier the bike, the more it will likely cost to ship. To give you an idea of the expected costs of shipping a motorcycle, we’ve put together some prices from recent shipments. It should be noted that these numbers reflect the specifics of a particular request, but […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Motorcycle Overseas?

Cost of Shipping a Motorcycle Overseas Compared to the cost of shipping a car, the price of shipping a motorcycle overseas is relatively affordable, though some of the same issues come up. While the transport costs on their own may not be exorbitant, the import taxes in certain countries are. Because this is the case, it’s important to have a good understanding of what you’re likely to pay, or work with a motorcycle shipper that does. Motorcycles are easier to accommodate in shipping terms because they are smaller and weigh less than cars. Just like shipping within the United States, […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship An Exotic Automobile?

Shipping An Exotic Automobile – Cost Though the process is not drastically different from shipping any other car, there are some extra measures that should be taken when transporting an exotic car. By definition, an exotic car tends to be high-performance and/or high-valued, both of which require an extra measure of care when shipping over long distances. Generally speaking, you can expect the costs for shipping an exotic car to be anywhere from 10% to 30% higher than a standard vehicle, depending on the method and vehicle.   The main thing that makes the cost of shipping an exotic automobile […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Classic Car?

Classic Car Shipping: Cost Classic cars are in a category of their own when it comes to shipping. While many of the processes are the same as shipping any other type of car, there are certain things specific to transporting a classic. For one, owners of classic cars take the condition of their vehicle very seriously and it’s important that the shipper understand this. While it may be fine to haul a Honda Accord accord on the back of an open-air multi-car carrier, it wouldn’t be as suitable for a 69’ Chevy Camaro.     Since this is the case, it’s important […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car?

Car Shipping Cost One of the biggest challenges in determining the cost of shipping a car is that there are several factors involved, some of which can drastically affect the price. While it may not cost much to ship a car from New York to Pennsylvania, the same car going from New York to California will cost significantly more due to the associated costs and labor. As you might expect, distance is the primary indicator of cost when it comes to transporting any vehicle and this can be affected by fuel prices, among other things. Depending on the company, certain […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car Overseas?

Cost of Shipping a Car Overseas Shipping a car overseas is different from shipping within the continental U.S. for two main reasons. The first is that shipping a car to another country usually means putting your car on a boat that transports it to a port near the destination. The second is that there are import taxes and documents required that are not in play when shipping domestically. Transport Methods There are two main options for transporting a car by boat. Providing the car can fit, a shipping container is often used since they are the preferred method for shipping […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Boat?

Cost of Shipping a Boat The cost of shipping a boat largely depends on the size of it. This is no surprise since a boat can be anything from a 12 foot sailboat to a 50 foot yacht. You can probably guess which one will cost more to ship just based on size and weight alone. Size & dimensions – As mentioned above, boats come in many different shapes and sizes, both of which (along with weight) are the main things that will drive the cost of shipping up. Larger types of boats may require special equipment or trailers to […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship An All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)?

Cost of Shipping an ATV Shipping an all terrain vehicle (ATV) is relatively cost-effective compared to shipping other types of vehicles. The main reason being that they weigh less and take up less space on a transport carrier than a car. Most 3-wheel and 4-wheel ATVs weigh less than 500 pounds and take up only a fraction of the space of a car, making it slightly cheaper across the board, regardless of where you’re shipping to. Since ATVs come in many different shapes and sizes, the dimensions can play a role in the overall price as well. ATVs can range […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship More Than One Car?

Shipping More Than One Car: Cost Just like any other service or product, it’s more cost-effective on a per car basis when you ship more than one. That’s not to say it’s cheap–it isn’t–but there are savings to be had if you plan accordingly and ship multiple cars at the same time. Let’s go into some detail on why this is the case. Most auto shippers won’t start their delivery route until the carrier is at or near full capacity. This makes sense because company’s profit margins are reliant on delivering full truckloads, even if it’s in different places throughout […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship An RV Overseas?

Cost of Shipping an RV Overseas Since they are so much larger and heavier than other types of vehicles, you can expect to pay more when you ship an RV to another country. Much of the cost will be based around the size, weight, and shipping dimensions of your RV, as well as the distance and location being shipped. These two factors, which we’ll go explain further in the section below, will be the primary indicators of cost when transporting a recreational vehicle overseas. Size & Weight As you’re probably well aware, RVs can range in size from no larger than […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Golf Cart?

Golf Cart: Cost of Shipping Shipping a recreational or utility vehicle is generally cheaper than shipping a car, which probably comes as little surprise. These types of vehicles, especially golf carts, are smaller and weigh significantly less by comparison, all of which adds up to cheaper costs when transporting. Because of the smaller size, it’s typically easier to find available space on a carrier as well. Just like shipping any other type of cargo, two of the most important factors when shipping a golf cart are the weight and transport distance. As we mentioned above, the weight of golf cart […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Golf Cart Overseas?

Cost to Ship a Golf Cart Overseas Regardless of the type of vehicle you ship, it’s a little more complicated when you ship overseas. As you can imagine, the logistics are a little more complex since a boat (or plane) is involved and then there’s the matter of import taxes in the country you’re shipping to. On this page, we’ll address those issues, as well as some common questions we hear from customers shipping golf carts to another country. Overseas Shipping Basics – The main thing that may add to the cost of shipping a golf cart to another country […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship An Exotic Car Overseas?

Exotic Car: Overseas Shipping Cost While the process is basically the same as shipping any other type of car, there is extra care needed when shipping an exotic car to another country. Since exotic cars tend to have a higher value, often have special modifications and nonstandard dimensions, they may require special handling to secure and protect the car during shipping. When an exotic car is shipped within the continental U.S., it is usually shipped in an enclosed transport carrier. When shipping overseas, however, cars are moved on ships, usually in either a shipping container or while stored in the […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Classic Vehicle Overseas?

Classic Car: Overseas Shipping Cost Whether it be a car or truck, shipping a classic vehicle requires some special care and experienced handling. This is doubly so when shipping a classic to another country since there are factors involved outside the normal jostling of shipping a car on a transport truck. It’s important to deal with an experienced international shipper, not just so that they treat your classic properly, but also so that they can help you make sure that you have everything in order before shipping your vehicle overseas. Experience – Experience matters any time you ship a vehicle, […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car Via Airline?

Cost of Shipping a Car by Plane Shipping a car by plane, also referred to as air freight in the transport industry, is the most expensive method of transporting a car, regardless of where it’s going and how far the distance is. So you may ask yourself, “Why would someone do it then?” It’s a fair question and the answer is usually that they are shipping a particularly high value, rare, or exotic vehicle that requires special care during shipment. Over our more than two decades in the car transport business, we’ve seen a number of customers that prefer to […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car To Another State?

Car Shipping to Another State The simple answer to this question is that it depends on which states you’re shipping to and from. In the second section of this page, you’ll find prices for shipments between certain states to give you an idea of the cost. The are, however, a couple other things that will also affect the prices of interstate auto transport. Open or Enclosed Carrier The are two main types of carriers or trucks used in the car shipping business. The first and most common is the open carrier, also sometimes referred to as a multi-car carrier. These […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car State-To-State?

State-To-State Car Shipping: Cost The cost of shipping a car from one state to another depends on a number of factors. Distance being one of the most important: it will cost more to ship a car from California to New York than it will to ship a car from Texas to Colorado. By the same token, the type of service you require has an affect, as does the type of car you’re shipping. Distance – Car shipping distance can range pretty broadly; anywhere from 100 miles or less to more than 2,500 miles. For shorter shipments, the costs are—speaking generally […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car Roll-On/Roll-Off?

Cost of RORO Shipping RORO car shipping is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to ship a car to another country. As with any type of shipment, costs will vary based on the shipping distance and the weight of the vehicle, as well as any special services or handling that are required. What Is RORO Shipping? RORO shipping is one of the primary method of transporting a vehicle to another country (the other being container shipping). RORO stands for “roll on, roll off,” which more or less describes the process. The car is “rolled” or driven onto the […]

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How Much Does Enclosed Car Shipping Cost?

Enclosed Shipping: How Much Is It? Enclosed car shipping is the preferred option when you’re shipping a car that requires an extra layer of protection during transport. While standard car shipping is done on an open air carrier that hauls several cars at once, an enclosed carrier only moves between one and four cars at a time. The advantage being that your vehicle is covered and protected for the duration of the trip, preventing any damages from weather, dirt, or road debris.   When you opt for enclosed car shipping, there is an additional charge associated with the service. Since […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car By Rail?

Cost of Shipping a Car by Rail Unlike other forms of shipping a car, transporting it by rail doesn’t give you a ton of options. For one, the major train routes don’t t typically contract with customers to ship a single car. Those that do offer vehicle transport by rail often partner with auto transport companies to fill out the available spaces on the carrier car. Even still, the companies that offer and arrange for car shipping by train are few and far between when compared to the number of options for standard overland shipping on a transport truck. Though […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car Across The Country?

Cost of Shipping Across the Country Much of the cost of shipping a car across the country is contingent upon how you choose to transport your it (more on this below). Naturally, the shipping distance is a major factor as well, and one that will definitely come into play. To put this into perspective, the distance form California to Florida is roughly 2,000 miles, whereas shipping from Washington (state) to New York is closer to 2,500. You can guess which one will cost slightly more. Door-to-door Shipping a car using door-to-door transport is the ultimate in convenience, particularly if you […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Boat Overseas?

Cost of Shipping a Boat Overseas Two of the major cost factors involved in shipping a boat overseas are size and weight. Heavier cargo is more expensive to ship—no surprise there—and that’s just as true for boats as it is any other type of vehicle. Size becomes a factor when a boat requires some sort of special preparation due to the dimensions or other aspects that may prevent it from being shipped and loaded in a standard fashion. How Your Boat Is Shipped The method used to ship your boat can have an affect on the price, mainly for the […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship An ATV Overseas?

ATV: Overseas Shipping Cost ATVs are relatively affordable to ship; generally slightly more than the cost of shipping a motorcycle. Since most ATVs can fit inside of a shipping container, there are few special accommodations needed and they can be easily transported to another country along with anything else. Most of the transport costs are due to one of two things: the weight of the ATV and how far it’s being shipped. Connected to these two price factors are the dimensions of the ATV and the specific country it’s being shipped to, which we’ll talk about in more detail below. […]

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