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Old 08-30-2017, 09:46 PM
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Ever ship a Prostar 190 Cross Country?

I am buying a new Prostar and want to ship our 1998 190 cross country from Virginia to my brother in Washington State. I am concerned about it being pulled all the way across country on its own single axle trailer that has sat in the woods for 20 years and hasn't been used.

Anyone ever ship a boat and trailer on an auto/boat carrier or flatbed? Is that even an option? I'm sure it will cost a fortune but it is the 30th made 30th anniversary boat and has priceless sentimental value in our family. We plan to shrink wrap it before sending it on its way.

Thanks in advance for any advice/comments
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:12 PM
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Quite a few guys on here have done the long distance haul on a flatbed. If you can find someone reputable to do it for a dollar a mile That would be considered a killer deal.I've used USship for my F150 to go NY to FL a few times, it helps if your flexible with your dates.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:33 PM
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Probably a lot cheaper to put money into the trailer, brakes, bearings and new tires than to flat bed the thing the whole way there... if the trailer has sat for so long and its staying in the family you probably want to do that work anyway... as far as getting it there.... tons of people around here use u-ship.
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:10 PM
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U-Ship, PA to AR, great experience - check feedback and all was well.

$1185 IIRC
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:36 PM
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Be very wary of U ship. Our brand new MC was hijacked by the driver and held for more money. Uship did nothing to remedy the situation. I know auto dealers who stopped using them because of how awful the drivers are. Be very cautious.


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Old 09-05-2017, 06:57 AM
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Its why I said check feedback. That's when you file theft charges with Police. Get drivers tag number of vehicle, take a photo of his drivers license, and buy a GPS Pocketfinder for the boat and you will always know where it is across country; before it leaves.

Sorry you had a bad experience but mine was great, with nightly check in, photo of boat, location, and ETA updates every day. Met on time, gave him his code and all was well.
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:46 AM
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Thanks for all the tips! We have a contact who thinks he may be able leave it on the trailer and put it on the top rack of his car hauler. It will be a tight fit. Waiting to hear back given the measurements.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:22 PM
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I had a very positive experience with U-ship as well. My X2 was hauled from Massachusetts to Michigan without issue. Driver said he got caught in a severe downpour and pulled into a covered gas station to protect the boat. Very conscientious.
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Old 10-19-2017, 04:05 PM
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i was looking into buying an older 190 on here earlier this year, in NC, and having it shipped via UShip to OR. roughly the same distance as youre looking at
the quotes i got back were in the ~$2000 range.

i contacted every boat shipper i could find online prior to posting on UShip and basically everyone told me that unless i was shipping a 40' yacht/sailboat and had the money to spend on them building blocks on their flat bed to haul only my boat, or i had a load of 3-4 boats for them to put on their flat bed (like a factory delivery) they werent interested.

best of luck, but you may be best off figuring out how to DIY
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Old 10-19-2017, 04:24 PM
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Although an older post (a month), get it to Colorado and I can tow it to Spokane around Christmas.
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