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Options for car transport

Looking to transport a car from North Queensland down to Sydney and wondered if anyone could give me an idea of what options there are and any experience you might have had

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Looking to transport a car from North Queensland down to Sydney and wondered if anyone could give me an idea of what options there are and any experience you might have had

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Re: Options for car transport

depends who your doing it with a car transporter or a transporter. If going with a transport company make sure you check the car over as they somtimes move a little, check the steering as straps can fall down and when the car moves steering arm gets bent, seen it done b4.

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Umm, I don't know about steering arms etc because most cars have tie downs so any half experienced operator knows how to tie pretty much any car down. Certainly Falcons and the like are easy.

I'm biased because I worked for Finemores and reckon they have some of the best equipment. It's obviously called Toll Logistics now but the advantage you have is you're going in the opposite direction to the bulk business which is new cars. That means you should get a good rate. I'd suggest trying Toll 1300 132 985 and then comparing a broker's price. Tisic Transport is a broker who uses Toll and Autotrans backloads: 0418 412 275.

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well when we went to get an old commodore, my dad hired a trailer and we towed it behind my grandparents trusty old XF :)

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Re: Options for car transport

Only time i have ever moved a car was by train, as the trucks wouldnt allow me to put anything inside the car, so i couldt pack it all up, where as on the train it was no worries to pile it up with whatever i wanted.

Had no probs with anything moving or getting damaged, was hardly even any dirtier then when i put it on there.

Don't think there are any trains that from from QLD to NSW though, as there weren't any when i went from NSW to QLD

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i was talking about people who load a truck withgeneral freight then put the car on top.

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Re: Options for car transport

Another option is to give Coastline Car transport in Brisbane a ring as i know they have a truck up that way at least once a week.
I work for a transport company in Brissy and we sometimes cars for them.
That or as Aussie Pete said try Tolls or TNT or even Patrics.
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