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Old 09-18-2018, 03:27 PM   #1
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Price of shipping trailer has gone up 33%

We were planning to have our trailer shipped to us in the US southwest rather than putting an additional 2000 miles on our TV with pick-up in Chilliwack. Had run the numbers and shipping, while more expensive than pickup, was not prohibitively so. Yesterday in talking with ETI, we learned that effective September 15th, the price for shipping a trailer has gone from $2.25 per mile to $3.00 per mile, a 33% increase. The shipping option no longer makes sense, at least for us. I only post this as an FYI in case others are not aware of this price increase.
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:10 PM   #2
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Your return trip would be more like 3,000 miles (4,860 km according to Google Maps). So would it not be only a good 1,500 miles shipped? It could make a great holiday for you if you could swing the pick up yourselves. We will be doing near a reverse trip again next January ourselves.
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We will be doing near a reverse trip again next January ourselves.
Going to try out Baja?

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Going to try out Baja?

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We are giving it a very strong consideration, and likely will.
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that's a trip i want to do!
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:54 PM   #6
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The increase in price is not surprising since fuel has increased accordingly.
We had our first 2 Escapes delivered and we picked up our last and plan to pick up our next. The trip is an adventure in itself and Chilliwack and it's surrounding area is beautiful. We plan on picking our 2019E21 the week of the rally and continue onto Osoyoos. If anything is not right, I'm sure it can be fixed while there. All in all, a 2 week trip and our 4th trip to Osoyoos, which is one of the prettiest locations we have ever camped in.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:01 PM   #7
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Jim , 3000 miles . We just returned from Chilliwack with our 21 and it was only 2300 miles we live just north west of Fort Worth
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:25 PM   #8
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The heads-up is good, especially for those in areas very far from the Escape factory.

2,694 kilometres (or 1,674 miles) each way (to the middle of Abiquiu), according to Google Maps... so $5,022 one-way at the new price. Is that Canadian dollars, since ETI is quoting it?

It seems like a lot, but I'm not really surprised, especially if the carrier has to make a return trip empty (and so not able to charge for the return distance).

It's likely cheaper to operate your own vehicle for the round trip than to pay someone for one way, but that doesn't count the value of your time, or consider accommodation costs along the way (especially on the drive to Chilliwack, without a trailer to stay in).
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:30 PM   #9
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That just raised the value of the rare Escapes that come up for sale here on the East Coast.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:39 PM   #10
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We are giving it a very strong consideration, and likely will.
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that's a trip i want to do!
Sometimes it's for the trip and sometimes it's for the destination and in this case it's Coyote Beach. Love the place.

I'll start a "Baja 2019" thread later in Oct. We're usually doing that trip on our own but it'd be fun to travel with others.

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