View Full Version : cheapest way to get a boat from?
11-15-2005, 05:34 PM
what is the cheapest way to get a boat (22' on a double ax trailor) from the east coast to the west coast (I know what might be the most fun way....but I need cheap) :D
Thanks in Advance :p
11-15-2005, 07:35 PM
Baltimore Md-L.A. Calif. weight is about 4000 lbs.
11-15-2005, 08:00 PM
Cheapest would be to tow it with a 3/4 ton diesel pick-up truck. You'll get almost twice the mileage with a diesel, over a gas truck, but if you already have a gas truck use that. I would go straight across. I usually go I-10, but MD is up a ways, it still might be the best way. Go I-10 to I-95 cheapest gas is just North of FL border at first exit in GA. Bring a big tank for cheap fuel. I hope you didnt buy a boat, then not figure how much it would cost you to get it home! Also figure getting a few spare tire/wheels, bearings, etc. Its still going to cost quite a bit, if you drive from Cali, then tow it back. Maybe you can fly over, rent a truck, with plans to drive to Cali and leave it there, I know that can be done with cars. Call a rental place first. Good luck, Steve.
11-15-2005, 08:11 PM
I got a diesel truck how much would you pay ?
11-16-2005, 07:14 AM
What is the condition of the trailer,bearings,axles,brakes,etc.Do the lights work?It may be cheaper in the long run to put it on a flat bed.
11-16-2005, 07:22 AM
Check with a company called Boat Shipping USA. They do this stuff all the time. Have no clue what the price would be. They might put it on a flat bed for you though and it just might be cheaper than gas for you these days. Just a thought worth checking though.
11-16-2005, 10:22 AM
My Buddy Just Bought A 31 Ocean Pro In Nj And Had It Shipped To Clearwater Bch Cost 2500 With All Expenses.
11-16-2005, 01:05 PM
I just listed the boat and trailer on uship.com. it works like ebay, shippers will bid on the item that you are shipping and you choose which 1 works best for you. I will let you know how it works out. If we can get it out here for under 2500, then we will be happy.
Thanks Again for the advice :D
11-16-2005, 01:56 PM
Definitly let us know what kind of bids you get on that. I am very curious.
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