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astonbuilder
 


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Defender pick up

My lad looks like he may be buying a Defender from Bonnyrigg (just south of Edinburgh), problem is he lives in Coventry......

Looking at options; train is long journey and ridiculous cost, flying is about 1/3rd of the cost but still a long drive home. I've sort of offered I'd fly up if needs be but I really don't fancy 5-6+ hours drive back in a Deafener.... Rolling Eyes

Not expecting a delivery to necessarily be cheap but his own time is valuable in his own work/boat rebuild hours.

Is a trailered pick-up feasible?
  
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Fly up, get the Deafner, drive it 5 miles and pull out a key relay, call RAC, get recovered home, job’s a good ‘un. Even saves on fuel. Thumbs Up

Or suck it up and take the pain in the right arm and drive it home. I’m assuming it’s not a “new” style Deafner? Whistle
   
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It's a 'modern' 2.4 Puma version but an early one. I'd personally rather stick pins in my eyes than drive one more than a few miles but the lad will pay me if I did it......

I do have an RAC recovery membership and I wouldn't undertake it without one..... Wink
  
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If you could find someone who has to go south and has an empty trailer, then it's a possibility, however, for someone to just do this for you, means at either end, being 300 miles away from where they might want to be.

The truth is, for someone to do this legally, they'll want at least £400 (or at least if they have the right insurances and have an operators license, they should), if not more.

You could try a site called Shiply, where you post a transport request and people place quotes, but be warned, the vast majority do not do it legally.


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The low hundreds isn't a million miles off even the cheap options for DIY; Flight is £50-80 one way depending on time, taxi at other end £20-40 if they don't do a pick up, £90-100 of diesel, bit of sustenance and beer voucher costs and that would see even me doing it costing £200 to £250'ish or so?


Two quotes back off Shiply; £604 and £599. Both followed up immediately with 'how would you like to book now', so I assume wait 48 hours and price drops..... Wink
  
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Your son needs to ensure that the vehicle is insured in transit, and by whom Exclamation

NJSS
  
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Give it a day or so, and you'll be getting quotes half of that.


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The Readly quotes all state insured, etc. but needs digging further, agree Thumbs Up
  
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Trailered Movements wrote:
Give it a day or so, and you'll be getting quotes half of that.


Dave



What I am assuming.


Not one for you Dave?
  
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Haha, any further south and I'd be in the English Channel, so not an option, plus I've packed it all in and retired just a tad early.


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Maybe worthwhile dropping BigDave a pm. It’s not his bag, but he might be able to point you in the direction of those for whom it is. He’s been in the Courier business for long enough.
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Why don't you hire a car trailer and collect it yourself [assuming you've got a tow hitch]?

I did that a few years back on my Model A style roadster, didn't fancy driving that all the way from Norwich to York.
So hired a trailer, collected at 5pm closing, left very early in the morning to drive to Norwich, loaded the car, got back to York, unloaded the car and got the trailer back to the hire company before 5pm.
So all in all, just the one days hire covered it...... but can't remember just how cheap it was. Laughing .
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Of the current quotes, PJT1000 is the only one that should be considered.


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I can't help but think you are over-complicating this - at the end of the day Coventry to Edinburgh is ony 5.5 hrs given a fair wind etc., and the return journey could be made in a day (I have done longer too/from N Wales for a site visit on many occasions)

Two possible solutions:

1 Both drive north in your/his vehicle on (say) a Saturday afternoon, spend the night 'on the raz' in Edinburgh, then buy the car and both drive back on Sunday morning. Deafeners are a lot better than they used to be - I used to drive from Argyll to Cornwall in a TD5 and still be able to move when I got to the other end!

2 Both drive north in one car with a hired transporter trailer, collect the vehicle and then drive back, sharing the driving

I would want to look at any vehicle before buying (as per your other thread), and a day spent with my pa/son would have a certain appeal too.

When I bought my D3 I took the bus into Glasgow, train Edinburgh then down to Doncaster where I met the people from Duckworths and then drove back via Oban - all in the same day!

Edit: posted before reading RonP's post - great minds and all that.....
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Agreed. Son bought/is buying the car, what better way to bond with it on the way back. If he doesn’t want to drive it why did he buy it?
   
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