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Recommendations for transporting the MS

Discussion in 'Model S' started by iridium, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. iridium

    iridium Member

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    I'm going to need to move my MS across a good part of the country in the next few months (specifically Northwest to Southwest). While I'd like to do a road trip, it may not be possible. With that in mind, does anyone have recommendations for a good car transport service? I'd like to find one that offers an enclosed transport option.
     
  2. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    No service recommendation. BUT, whoever you get; make certain they put some kind of padding between the straps and the wheels. The straps they use will absolutely scratch your wheels during transport.
     
  3. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    The SC closest to me when I had delivery gave me several excellent pointers when I discussed with them the possibility of hauling vs driving back to Alaska (am still planning to drive). Given my experience, I definitely suggest talking with your SC your situation, so that they can tell you what to have a hauler do and not do.
     
  4. mshash

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    Planning a move as well. Plycar states on their website they are they are the only approved authorized Tesla transporters. Got a quote from them about $1/mile from DC to South Dakota.
     
  5. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    By the way, if you do drive, I would love to hear the story -- please post it here. It doesn't look possible to actually drive the whole route under any circumstances, due to lack of charging in northern BC and the Yukon. So you're thinking ferry, I presume?
     
  6. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    To complete a full frontal hijack of this poor thread....

    I absolutely intend to create a blog and thread about the trip! And no, we do not plan to take the ferry. That would mean getting on in Bellingham WA (yawn) and off either in Haines AK (still 625 miles, mostly through the Yukon Territory), or in Anchorage, (still 310 miles). See Google Maps

    No, it is 3,550 miles of driving - without hitting up SuperChargers; closer to 4,200 miles with them. The trick, Neroden, is to realize that that route - the Alaskan Highway (most often called "The Al-Can") through northern Canada remains The Trip Of A Lifetime for so many RVers that even today there are a significant number of RV sites - thus charge sites - along the road.

    Outside of winter, when most of them are shuttered.

    And when we will NOT be going!

    So our blog will begin in April or so. Stay tuned!

    /hijack
     
  7. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    Thanks.

    Aha! That's going to be one long drive -- looks like it will take at least two weeks?
     
  8. Mahedy

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    Check out Plycar auto transport.

    The owner of Plycar owns a Model S.
     

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