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lastmajordude
04-04-2012, 10:04 PM
I'm in the market for a used smoker. It appears since I live in the boonies any Klose or Gator I will want will more than likely be in another state. Is there any company that has trucks with power lift tailgates that would pick up and deliver to my address?? Just keeping my options open in case I get lucky but can't haul a trailer myself to go get it. Also what would be a fair price for a used 24x48 Gator with upright, tuning plates, charcoal basket and really great shape.....? Thanks for any advice......

BBQ Bandit
04-04-2012, 10:12 PM
if you can't find a hauling company like uship...

There is an alternate possibility: the Brethren relay.

That's where you co-ordinate with a few Brethren between point A and point B and try to hand off the smoker along the way.

No... am not kidding... here's one from Illinois to PA,
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1712117&postcount=15

Jay Gee
04-04-2012, 10:12 PM
Freight works if you drop ship to your "local" terminal and pick up from there. Or request freight delivery w/ lift gate (may get charged a small premium).
Good luck!

Mark M
04-04-2012, 10:38 PM
Several years ago when I had my smoker shipped from GA to CA I used UShip (www.uship.com (http://www.uship.com)). I really liked it. You post your requirements and then private parties and/or shipping companies that want your business will bid for the job. You can select the bidder that you feel best about. You don't have to take the low bidder or any of the bidders if you're not satisfied with the bids. You can also negotiate. You'll need to make sure that they're a good candidate, but UShip has a rating system so it's easy to get a good picture of the bidders. Sometimes motorcycle carriers, car carriers, or other closed container trucks are going to be traveling through the area of your pickup and coming your way and they have room on their truck. The extra business they'll get from your freight may pay for their gas or other expenses. Like I said, it worked for me and I had no regrets. Good luck.

frohe
04-05-2012, 03:46 AM
Like other have said, UShip is your best bet.

Bigdog
04-05-2012, 06:16 AM
Or do what I did: Find a friend, rent a trailer, and make it a road trip.:cool::cool:

daninnewjersey
04-05-2012, 07:19 AM
There is an alternate possibility: the Brethren relay.

That's where you co-ordinate with a few Brethren between point A and point B and try to hand off the smoker along the way.

No... am not kidding... here's one from Illinois to PA,
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1712117&postcount=15


One of the coolest things I've seen in a LONG time.......

lastmajordude
04-05-2012, 05:53 PM
thanks so much guys........