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paolow

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2,520 posts

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Has anyone done such a thing? Mrs Paolows mum (south coast) has an old Honda that she wants to give to a relation (Manchesterish) and given its not worth anything really, the professional courier companies are a bit expensive for what it is.
Has anyone had any experience with anything similar? Its 180cm long by 65 wide and 115 high (screen removed).
I did consider palletline et al though would really appreciate suggestions from anyone who has tried it before!

CBR JGWRR

6,258 posts

32 months

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I guess riding isn't an option then?

Globs

13,131 posts

114 months

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CBR JGWRR said:
I guess riding isn't an option then?
Dealers usually charge £1 a mile for transport - so you can hire a van, or catch a train/lift and get it serviced and ride it back.
In fact I'd get a bike shop to collect and service, then pick it up from there when done and ride it back.

XG332

3,893 posts

71 months

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Get on shiply

I bought a mgb 60miles away and the trailer I was meant to borrow suddenly became in avaliable.

Posted on shiply what it was, where from and where to.

Then people bid for the job. Started at £130 then down to £114 in the same day. Over the next 2 days went down to £69 + £11 shiply fee.

Was picked up and dropped of the next day. Paid deposit online and cash on delivery. Easy.

3doorPete

8,238 posts

117 months

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Not shipping per se, but I've transported lots of scooters in various cars easily over the years.

If you remove the wing mirrors, I've transported them in an E-class estate, Xsara Picasso and a Nissan Xtrail. I even sold a C90 that was picked up for a 300 mile journey north in an old Toyota Rav 4!! That was tight though. Any people carrier, good size 4x4 or Mondeo sized estate car should fit a scooter in with no issues.

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paolow

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XG332 said:
Get on shiply

I bought a mgb 60miles away and the trailer I was meant to borrow suddenly became in avaliable.

Posted on shiply what it was, where from and where to.

Then people bid for the job. Started at £130 then down to £114 in the same day. Over the next 2 days went down to £69 + £11 shiply fee.

Was picked up and dropped of the next day. Paid deposit online and cash on delivery. Easy.
It may well start - though it hasnt been for 2 years so it may well not go without arguing! It does roll/can be pushed though. Sadly we don't posess a car bigger than an octavia - and it won't fit in that. I just had a squiz on Shiply and that seems good? Ill get a pic of it and put it up - I can only try and see what the state of play is......
Bit worried it might end up quite pricey still - I might try courierexchange and see there as well...

acp11

37 posts

30 months

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XG332 said:
Get on shiply

I bought a mgb 60miles away and the trailer I was meant to borrow suddenly became in avaliable.

Posted on shiply what it was, where from and where to.

Then people bid for the job. Started at £130 then down to £114 in the same day. Over the next 2 days went down to £69 + £11 shiply fee.

Was picked up and dropped of the next day. Paid deposit online and cash on delivery. Easy.
I can second this, I've used shiply a number of times when buying scooters, definitely worth a try.

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