Trip Dallas, TX to Anchorage, AK

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Troady, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. krupa530

    krupa530 Light Load Member

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    Another reason for putting them in a van maybe on a normal car hauler with the roads being so bad they'd have all smashed windows etc with all the rocks getting kicked up, never mind bodywork dents and scratches. I dunno, just a thought.
     
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  3. Freddy57

    Freddy57 Road Train Member

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    @Troady
    I've really enjoyed the thread and all of the great pictures. Thanks for posting, it really made my day. God bless you and have a great trip on the south bound leg.
     
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  4. dunchues

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    I only tried it once, wouldn't dare do it again. Car didn't actually get damaged but moved around like crazy, i was in and out about 30 times adding more straps etc. Ended up stuffing mattresses in there hoping they'd help.

    I suppose if you can get the wheels really tightly anchored side to side you're halfway there, in my case that was where most of the movement was, but better you than me anyway!

    Vaya con Dios
     
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  5. Troady

    Troady Light Load Member

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    The guy who load the truck, has been sending cars to the us for 14 years, got a lot of knowledge about how to do it, it put some pallets upside down on the floor to block the wheels in them, strapped the pallets to the car and to the side and did use my 4 straps to secure the last car by the wheels to the side of the van, everything is tie down and secure, i don't expect any problem with the cars, on the other side i don't drive like a maniac, so nothing weird is suppose to happen, it's not the first time i move cars, just using common sense most of the times ends well.
     
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    Troady Light Load Member

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    Here in Anchorage today was kind of warm, 64 degrees, so when i rode to the client to pick up the cars, tried to use the AC and it didn't work at all. I asked the client about a place to take a look at it and he send me to a shop at the north of Anchorage where they found out that one end of a metal pipe on the AC compressor broke down, could not finish repair today so it will be done tomorrow. Hope will be riding out of here tomorrow before noon, will see, good night to you all.
     
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  7. Rontonio

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    The reason they are shipping in a van is very simple

    They are paying this guy like $0.33 per mile to move each car and likely charging a dollar or more per mile. He simply cheaper than any other solution - I would likely include intermodal in that. He is taking all the risk for virtually zero gain.
     
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  8. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Should of been kn for knight. Nothing wrong with two knights defense. It's a very solid opening.
     
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  9. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

    K(G)-B3.

    Yea..I know. Bad pun...but eh...cant' win them all.

    Sirscrapntruckalot - Chess to me is Cheese spelt incorrectly...forgive me my ignorance. :)
     
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    I see you met Alex. Better not mess with him since he has to be one of the biggest guys I have ever met.
     
  11. vikingswen

    vikingswen Road Train Member

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    I hauled probably over a hundred of them out of Anchorage to Washington. I put three in there within inches of each other, but my trailer has E-track on the floor and I would strap them down.
     
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