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Old 11-13-2015, 04:43 PM   #31
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I just got some clarification from Escape on the delivery cost. Whereas the previous delivery cost to Goshen used to be $3000 CDN, their shipper recently increased that to $4000 (per trailer on the truck). In addition that that, if you are having it delivered to your home, it is now $2/mile, and there is no longer a discounted per mile rate if there are multiple trailers on the truck. So I guess that settles that.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:52 PM   #32
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$3000 to $4000, equals the current exchange rate.
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:08 PM   #33
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I just got some clarification from Escape on the delivery cost. Whereas the previous delivery cost to Goshen used to be $3000 CDN, their shipper recently increased that to $4000 (per trailer on the truck). In addition that that, if you are having it delivered to your home, it is now $2/mile, and there is no longer a discounted per mile rate if there are multiple trailers on the truck. So I guess that settles that.
At the cost of $4,000 to have it delivered, is there some reason that you cannot pick it up yourself? If it is work, consider the following. I drove from just north of Tampa, FL, to Ferndale, WA (about 1 hour from Chilliwack) in 4 days, and could have towed it back in 5 days if necessary. Add a day for orientation and delivery that would have been a total of 10 days. And Tennessee is a day closer to Chilliwack, which would cut the time to 8 days. Granted, it would be a marathon trip and not a lot of fun, but between motels, gas, and meals, you would probably save $2,500 in delivery fees for two weekends and a workweek in between. Yes, you would use a week of vacation time but perhaps weigh it against how long it would take to earn $2,500 after taxes are taken out.
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Old 11-13-2015, 08:25 PM   #34
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Take a second person and you can drive non stop in maybe 2 days out and then relax coming back.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:05 PM   #35
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Probably got $900 in gas approx 5000 mi rt, that leaves about $2500 for dining accomodations, etc. Think I'd figure out a way to get a nice trip for that kinda $$.
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Last time I had to do traffic school was around 1980. Still remember the off-duty CHP officer stating the first rule of defensive driving: "Is the trip necessary?"

Bombing out & back to save a few thousand bucks may or may not be worth it in the long run.
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Last time I had to do traffic school was around 1980. Still remember the off-duty CHP officer stating the first rule of defensive driving: "Is the trip necessary?"

Bombing out & back to save a few thousand bucks may or may not be worth it in the long run.
I've personally never heard that "rule." One CHP officer stating his own opinion, perhaps. That statement could be applied to almost any use of a motor vehicle. Is it really necessary to drive to the grocery store? Pay someone to deliver them. Is it necessary to drive to work? Take a taxi or a bus. Or walk. The first rule of defensive driving should be to find a way that actually works to keep the substance impaired drivers off the road as they are the cause of more accidents than any other group. It would seem that the legislatures, the courts, and the policing agencies (including the CHP) have failed miserably. Furthermore, statistics indicate that the majority of accidents occur within a couple of miles of one's home. An individual "bombing out & back" to save a few thousand bucks is no more likely to be involved in an accident than one who dawdles out and back. Every time you climb into the driver's seat you are placing a bet that you will climb out unharmed at the end of your trip. I fail to see why a marathon trip, if done wisely (stopping or switching drivers when fatigue sets in) is any different. Long haul truck drivers do it all the time. And the OP seems to be somewhat concerned about the cost associated with delivery.

And let me conclude by asking "is any camping trip once you have the trailer really necessary?"
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Old 11-14-2015, 09:35 AM   #38
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I've personally never heard that "rule." One CHP officer stating his own opinion, perhaps. That statement could be applied to almost any use of a motor vehicle. Is it really necessary to drive to the grocery store? Pay someone to deliver them. Is it necessary to drive to work? Take a taxi or a bus. Or walk. The first rule of defensive driving should be to find a way that actually works to keep the substance impaired drivers off the road as they are the cause of more accidents than any other group. It would seem that the legislatures, the courts, and the policing agencies (including the CHP) have failed miserably. Furthermore, statistics indicate that the majority of accidents occur within a couple of miles of one's home. An individual "bombing out & back" to save a few thousand bucks is no more likely to be involved in an accident than one who dawdles out and back. Every time you climb into the driver's seat you are placing a bet that you will climb out unharmed at the end of your trip. I fail to see why a marathon trip, if done wisely (stopping or switching drivers when fatigue sets in) is any different. Long haul truck drivers do it all the time. And the OP seems to be somewhat concerned about the cost associated with delivery.

And let me conclude by asking "is any camping trip once you have the trailer really necessary?"
Hi: C&G in FL... The greatest majority of accidents happen within one mile of home... I think "Driveway" camping may be best!!! Alf
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I've personally never heard that "rule." One CHP officer stating his own opinion, perhaps. That statement could be applied to almost any use of a motor vehicle. Is it really necessary to drive to the grocery store? Pay someone to deliver them. Is it necessary to drive to work? Take a taxi or a bus. Or walk. The first rule of defensive driving should be to find a way that actually works to keep the substance impaired drivers off the road as they are the cause of more accidents than any other group. It would seem that the legislatures, the courts, and the policing agencies (including the CHP) have failed miserably. Furthermore, statistics indicate that the majority of accidents occur within a couple of miles of one's home. An individual "bombing out & back" to save a few thousand bucks is no more likely to be involved in an accident than one who dawdles out and back. Every time you climb into the driver's seat you are placing a bet that you will climb out unharmed at the end of your trip. I fail to see why a marathon trip, if done wisely (stopping or switching drivers when fatigue sets in) is any different. Long haul truck drivers do it all the time. And the OP seems to be somewhat concerned about the cost associated with delivery.

And let me conclude by asking "is any camping trip once you have the trailer really necessary?"
Calm down- that's right; if you're not on the road you will not be in an accident.
Blaming the CHP courts, etc. are you kidding? It's no secret that at least in these parts law enforcement takes a zero tolerance attitude towards DUI.

"Bombing out" implies a quick trip to fetch a trailer. A good rule for anyone with any common sense is to never be in a hurry towing a trailer.

Lastly-comparing a professional long-haul trucker to an RV driver is a great example of apples to oranges.
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Calm down- that's right; if you're not on the road you will not be in an accident.
Blaming the CHP courts, etc. are you kidding? It's no secret that at least in these parts law enforcement takes a zero tolerance attitude towards DUI.

"Bombing out" implies a quick trip to fetch a trailer. A good rule for anyone with any common sense is to never be in a hurry towing a trailer.

Lastly-comparing a professional long-haul trucker to an RV driver is a great example of apples to oranges.
I did not blame the courts or the CHP; I merely said that impaired drivers are the biggest cause of accidents and a large majority of them are repeat offenders so my statement that the courts, etc. Abe not doing enough is right on. And comparing a long haul trucker to an RV driver is not comparing apples to oranges. Both have driver licenses and many have logged hundreds of thousands of miles in their lifetimes. Some drive both. There are bad truck drivers as well as bad RV drivers. And there are good ones also. Do not be overly sensitive; I wasn't criticizing you. Some people can handle a marathon drive, others cannot. Again, the OP seems concerned about delivery cost. I was not trying to talk him into doing it; I was only suggesting an alternative.
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