Vehicle Carriers-Darwin to Sydney

Submitted: Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 13:24
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Going to Darwin in July/August from Sydney. Due to Annual Leave restrictions we don't have the time to drive back to Sydney. I have had some quotes from vehicle carriers to get the vehicle back to sydney but only a couple will take personal contents but nobody will insure the goods. Has anyone used anything similar and have feedback because I don't particularly want to get it back with the fridge etc... missing.
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 13:45

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 13:45
Can't help re the core request but I am interested in the level of those quotes ... far as I remember, most carriers want plenty of $ to move cars city to city.
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Reply By: Glenno - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 15:26

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 15:26
Yup noone does it. I tried the likes of TNT and nieche players like the guys that freight race cars and no go.

Tried every man and his dog and the two excuses were always:

1. It adds weight which they cant cater for chargin extra for so they dont allow it.
2. Their insurance wont cover it.
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 15:50

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 15:50
have you tried the railways

steve
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 16:15

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 16:15
Greetings

The way to go may be a vehicle relocation company. Your vehicle is driven by a driver from A to B. I work for one. Drop me some private email and I will give you a reference to contact and get a quote.

The company carries insurance and I am sure your insurance company would cover another driver if notified.

Regards

Paul
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 20:35

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 20:35
I use Autotrans Express and have given them the car chockers. No problems. Broome to Canberra once, Alice to Canberra twice.
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Reply By: ian - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 18:25

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 18:25
bigmal,
I don't know what vehicle you have but why don't you change the lock on the back door, and with your gear between the cargo barrier and the locked back, and the key in your pocket, there is no entry to your stuff. Key you give them covers passenger doors and ignition.
Ian
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Reply By: bigmal - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 08:06

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 08:06
thanks for all the feedback. Done a bit of ringing around some of the companies that will do the job. Subaru Forester is about a $1000 and a Prado is about $1500. Only one or two will take personal belongings but take no responsibility for them. So it looks like we are getting as far as Alice this time around and driving back.
thanks for the suggestions
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