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Double T
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Hi we have started the planing towards moving to stx and had a few questions about moving our cars down. we haven't made our premove visit yet so i don't know what kind of cars are down there. I have a Nissan titan and am wondering if that is going to be overkill? It is almost paid for and since gas prices went up last summer the value dropped. so i cant really see selling it to buy something in worse shape for the same price. I also was thinking about bringing my motorcycle but don't really think a sport bike would work out very well down there. any suggestions are greatly appreciated thanks

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Topic starter Posted : May 15, 2009 1:51 am
vroberge
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We are in the process of moving as we speak. We have gotten quotes for moving the household stuff and motorcycle. We sold the vehicles. The bike quote came in at $3500. We got multiple container quotes that ranged from $9000 to $14000 for about 8000 pounds.

We decided to sell everything we could in a moving sale, including the bike (unfortunate because it's a pristine 1988 Cavalcade), and purchase new on the island. The moving sale and vehicles sale will net in to the 5 figure range. We think the movers are unreasonable at this point, and would just as soon pump the $10,000 into the island economy.

We will end up shipping a few things, but we think the movers are unreasonable at this point, and would just as soon pump the $10,000 into the island economy.

We vote with our dollar.

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Posted : May 15, 2009 9:18 am
bjears
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Good Morning - We moved to STX last October and shipped one vehicle (sold most everything else, since homes, condo's come furnished). We have a vehicle we knew, own since new and like and therefore shipped, we dropped it off in Palm Beach and caught a plane out of MIA, $1675 for shipping, $525 for road tax, insurance $370, then registration $90. So to us was worth it. Hope this helps.

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Posted : May 15, 2009 10:17 am
speee1dy
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where are you guys moving from that it is so expensive. when we moved down 4 1/2 years ago the price to ship my car was about 1200 and with all of the taxes came to about 1500. price of moving things via vi cargo were not much as we didnt have furniture, just personal items books rocks clothes kitchen stuff decorations and the like.

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Posted : May 15, 2009 11:45 am
Betty
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Well moving stuff here is much more expensive usually then the cars. Why I always say loose the stuff keep the memories. You really do not need furniture down here as more then half the places are furnished. Also if you don't like the island after a year you've got to move all that "stuff" back or sell it at a big loss. Put the stuff in storage for a year and see if you even like it and if you even miss your stuff. Ship down the memories and little stuff.

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Posted : May 15, 2009 11:51 am
Double T
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when you ship a car down can you put stuff inside of it?

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Topic starter Posted : May 15, 2009 12:04 pm
vroberge
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I'm told you can fill the car up to the low side of the windows.

And my comments above were for shipping from CT to St Croix door to door. I know, seems ridiculous.

I agree, lose the stuff and keep the memories. What we save on shipping will go a long way to buying new stuff on the island.

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Posted : May 15, 2009 12:38 pm
terry
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Only the stuff you want stolen. Actually I was told you could not pack anything in the car anymore.
When I shipped my SUV down, I put an OLD / CHEAP wrench in the map pocket just to see if it would make it, they stole it along with the A/C knobs. I had a hidden compartment I built that I did put a few things but did not lock it for fear that if the Homeland Security found it and couldn't open it they would freak out. The things in there made it through. I have been told that everything gets stolen in PR but maybe it happened in FL, who knows.

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Posted : May 15, 2009 12:40 pm
divinggirl
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My father just shipped a vehicle down here a few months ago. I shipped a car about 6 years ago. I paid significantly less than he did (prices have really gone up) and I was also able to load up the car with "stuff" - all of it made it here. Dad was told he could not put anything at all in the vehicle (not even the extra trailer hitches he had for it). I have known several people who have had items stolen out of shipped cars. I would advise you don't put anything in the vehicle you really want to keep!

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Posted : May 15, 2009 1:50 pm
Double T
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Thank you for your replies. Are there many full size trucks down there?

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Topic starter Posted : May 17, 2009 5:47 pm
Betty
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yep....and as long as you don't need to park downtown often you'll be fine.

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Posted : May 17, 2009 6:07 pm
Yearasta
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I would love to have a tank here...with the way the roads are....if a pothole doesn't get you, someone on creeping onto your side of the road will freak you out...A full size truck would be GREAT....it will make you feel so much safer on these crazy roads...

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Posted : May 17, 2009 8:03 pm
GoodToGo
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The week before I moved here last year I went out and bought a Ford F250 diesel to be my boat hauler with no intention of using it as my daily driver. I was here driving for a few weeks in a rental car before my truck arrived but I knew before it came it was definitely going to be my daily driver! Roads are too rough and when I'm not in the truck too many people seem free to take my lane to avoid a minor pothole, manhole cover, etc. Drive a big truck and you will feel more comfortable for sure - shame it's that way but it is what it is here. Fortunately my round-trip commute is a few miles total.

I would love to have a tank here...with the way the roads are....if a pothole doesn't get you, someone on creeping onto your side of the road will freak you out...A full size truck would be GREAT....it will make you feel so much safer on these crazy roads...

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Posted : May 18, 2009 4:38 pm
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