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Shipping a boat?

Hey everyone. I'm looking for options to ship an X7 with trailer. The boat is in TX and I'm In NJ. Anyone have any experience with this or should I plan a road trip?
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maybe try Uship. I have not had any experience with them but I have heard mixed stories. Maybe some other will chime in.
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I used UShip when I got my boat, Middle of Texas to NH. I had a great experience with it and the shipper worked out very well.
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I've used Uship twice and a friend used them another time, all three instances were flawless. That doesn't mean there aren't bad stories... I'm sure there must be.

If you use Uship, you'll see reviews of the specific shipper and can talk to each bidder ahead of time before you choose which bid to accept. You are not forced into taking the lowest bidder and can pick anybody or nobody. To be safe assume it costs about $1/mile to ship a boat (towed), but all three instances I have exposure to (my two plus my friends) came out closer to $0.75/mile. There can be a huge variance in bids since sometimes it requires a specific trip and sometimes the shipper is heading that direction anyway. Fuel costs are lower than when I used it, so maybe you can beat those rates a little.

If your trailer is in bad condition, you can require that the whole thing be loaded on a flatbed, though it will cost more. Towing is the cheapest option, but make sure your tires are in good condition. I'd make sure there is an available spare as well, plus discuss what happens if there is one or more flat tires.
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I'd talk with Jessie. When I bought from him he arranged shipment from Florida to Nashville. Not sure if those guys do other jobs, but I had a good experience.
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I assume this is a new X7 to you. If so, congrats, and post some pictures.
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Hey everyone. I'm looking for options to ship an X7 with trailer. The boat is in TX and I'm In NJ. Anyone have any experience with this or should I plan a road trip?
I have a better idea... Ship yourself to Texas and just stay there!!!

I road tripped it to CA from MN... it was a great road trip!
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I used Uship as well with good feedback. Came from Carson City, NV to Colorado. Guy was great and kept checking the hubs to be sure they weren't overheating. Like others have said, take a look at their feedback and talk with them before choosing. Not everyone is the same quality or will take the same care.

I'd make sure the boat is winterized coming from TX. Don't want anything to freeze on it's way up!
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Ive shipped 2 MCs to CT. One from california and one from texas. I used 2 different shippers. Pm me if you want more info.
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I used Uship from TX to OH and it went well. Don't go with with the cheapest. Instead go with one that is highly rated and many has transactions of shipping boats.
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