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Old 10-21-2017, 05:51 PM
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Before leaving, Inspect the tires for problems or damage, have a spare tire or two to take on the journey, check tire pressures before leaving, pack and inspect wheel bearings, and then just go for it. Whenever you stop put your hand on trailer wheel hubs to see if they are more than warm, check out tires for any problems, and enjoy the ride. Trailers are meant to be used on the road, what's the problem? I have taken many boats across several states, with never a glitch, provided I did the aforementioned checks.
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Old 12-15-2017, 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by NoSubstitute View Post
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.
i second this, we had our xstar hauled from Georgia to Washington, payed the guy with great review a bit more, got it to us without issue,
2013 mastercraft xstar 7.4 522hp motor added gen 2
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:43 AM
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Just FYI - If anyone is shipping to the southeast US and is willing to drive to Greenback TN, then Mastercraft dealers can arrange a very affordable backhaul via their transport provider, Belcher Trucking. I did this earlier this week and was very pleased with the service.
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by bret View Post
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.

I got the Country Prosecutor and Sheriff involved in the municipality where by boat was as hijacked. I got the Feds involved through the Department of Transportation. There is a loop hole in the inter state shipping laws that make matters like this a Civil not Criminal offense— think contract dispute. You are 100% at the mercy of the driver who has possession of your boat. U Ship knows this and won’t get involved other than providing some mediation to the issue. Is there legit shippers— yes; however from what I have learned the scams with drivers are pervasive.... Google the subject. There are plenty of complaints. I would never ship a boat through UShip again. But obviously the risk is yours.

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