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Does anyone have experience in getting a 4wd and caravan transported from Broome by truck? Motor has gone in the 4wd and we need to at least get it to Perth / Mandurah.
I am trying to track down companies and prices.

cheers.
Barry
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Reply By: Member - Arsenal Phill - Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 08:12

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 08:12
Damn ! Thats bad luck Barry. I hope you get it sorted. That must be every travellers nightmare.

Wish you luck with getting a favourable outcome.
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Reply By: ross - Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 09:27

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 09:27
Try a google search with Perth to Broome freight.
It might even be cheaper to split the van and 4wd drive up by sending the van on a normal semi and sending the 4wd with a car transporter.
Ask the locals like the caravan park managers,they would probably know of others who have been in the same position
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 10:33

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 10:33
Can feel for you, Barry. I'd hate to be that far from home, and looking at the loot needed for transport, and a re-build.

I pass a number of transporter mobs, here in central west Qld. They cart a LOT of vehicles, but otherwise don't know much about them. Don't think they'll cart vehicles with any belongings in them, and not sure about the 'van.

Here they are:

CEVA 132277

Adelaide Car Express 08 82621622

Patrick Autocare 1300 656 768

Hope they, or someone they know, can help you. What would be ideal would be a tilt tray. Put the vehicle on it, and tow the 'van. you wouldn't need to worry too much about your belongings then.

Good luck,

Bob.

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Reply By: pop2jocem - Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 11:31

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 11:31
Barry,

Sorry to hear about your predicament. Try a fella named Jeff Little (Littles Transport) 0448 816450. This guy does Perth to Karratha and Pt Hedland, not sure if he goes as far as Broome. I used him when in business a while back, pretty good rates. Not sure about the van but maybe worth a call.

Good luck
Pop

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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 11:37

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 11:37
Actually just remembered another bloke who was a customer of ours (never used his services)
Carahaul 0458 569020 can't remember his name but as you can tell from the company name he transports vans Oz wide. He is also based in Perth.

Good luck
Pop

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Reply By: bardot - Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 14:56

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 14:56
Thanks everyone for your good wishes and contacts. We have managed to find a load with Regal Transport in Broome. Quite ironic when you consider our van is a Regal as well!
Cheers and happy travels everyone ;-))
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 18:28

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 18:28
G'day Barry

Whilst this problem now is a pain in the A - it will be the most talked about part of your journey for years to come - Remember the time when ??????

Cheers


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Follow Up By: Member - Josh- Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 19:16

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 19:16
I would have to agree Gazz, when we did our engine in Coffs we were at our wits end. Now I can't tell anyone about our trip with out mentioning the time when......
Hope you get it sorted quickly. Out of interest, what was the reason for the engine going???

Josh
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Reply By: glenok - Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 20:57

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 20:57
Hi bardot

Try Centurion transport.They have a depot in Broome.

Glen
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Reply By: Member - jezza68 - Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 22:05

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 22:05
Sorry to hear Bardot,

Most people in Broome use OTS ( Oilfield Transport Services)
Give them a call

Tamery
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 02:55

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 02:55
plus one for Oilfield Transport.
Carted a boat for me 2 years back, they crapped all over the other dropkicks pricewise paying with folding stuff.
Theyd be my absolute first stop.
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Reply By: mountainman - Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 23:52

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 23:52
ill take bets.

2 to 1 patrol 1.10 favourite 3ltr diesel, performs badly needs to be put down
15 to 1 1hz landcruiser 5.98 dark horse. solid donk, wont break the sound barrier.

on a more serious note,
think long and hard before putting same motor back in.
i made the mistake with mine, should have went with a direct injection 12ht.

live and learn, live and earn.
its only money.
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 23:36

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 23:36
Too late now but for untrue reference for anyone needing anything shifted from anywhere to anywhere else: www.loadshift.com.au

Sort of like an online transport market place.

I got a camper trailer from Melbourne to Kalgoorlie for $1,000 as a top up on a truck already coming through rather than the next cheapest quote of $4,000-odd, so can thoroughly recommend.
Paul B Kalgoorlie

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Follow Up By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 23:38

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 23:38
That should be future reference, not untrue reference. Bloody iPad!
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