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Shipping a Tesla to Hawaii

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by Papafox, Apr 16, 2016.

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  1. Papafox

    Papafox Active Member

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    So I had fun driving my 70D throughout the other 49 states, but now it's time to bring it to Hawaii. It looks like Matson and Pasha both offer drive-on service for about $1100, but while reading reviews I see too many references to damage to give me a good feeling. Any suggestions? I am wondering how Tesla brings its cars here. I'm thinking they use a private service that puts the cars in containers, rather than using drive-on service. Ideas?
     
  2. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    I've shipped twice to Hawaii. Most recent was about 5 years ago(but not a Tesla). No problem either time using Matson. And yes, you are correct Tesla uses containers to ship. I took these pictures about 16 months ago. Sorry, didn't catch the carrier name though.
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  3. Papafox

    Papafox Active Member

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    Thanks for the info, Akikiki.
     
  4. WeazL

    WeazL Moderator - Hawaii

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    I've used both carriers. Pasha got an SUV here for me without issue. Two days ago I picked up a new executive van from Matson and it had damage. It was too big to fit in a container so it was roll-on. Generally I go with Pasha, but for the first time ever, Matson beat their price. Matson is making good on the damage though.
     
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    I've used Matson before the ship a black vehicle to Hawaii (and back), and it looked like it went through a sand storm when I picked it up in Hawaii.

    Dozens of surface-scratches on each and every panel. No idea how they were able to accomplish that.
     
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