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    Can anyone suggest a cheap car carrier company?

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    'May' need to move a car from just outside Geelong to Melbourne.
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    Would a towie be quick and easy? Or hire a trailer and a mate and move the car yourself??
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    Tow truck may be the way to go, if I cant drive it...

    What would be a 'good' price to pay a tow truck that sort of distance?

    None of my mates (that would be willing to do the hike) have a towbar, so thats out.

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    We usually try to use little one man shows. The "we'll paya da cash" (wink wink nudge nudge) usually works well.
    We've had a couple shifted around town here (non runners but not Cits) for about $45 and a couple trucked up from Bribane usually as backload but still a 3 1/2 hour trip in a car plus loading & unloading for $100.
    I once used a bigger operator to bring up a CX and what a bloody disaster they were; stuffed the steering, flattened the battery and managed to ram a parked wank tank in their holding yard. The little fellows you have to help get a "flat on it's guts Cit" off the back but they usually are more careful and only a fraction of the price. The gorilla who wrecked the CX wanted $280 for the same trip but settled for $230 as I couldn't find my baseball bat at the time.


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    If you do use a car carrier that runs top and bottom load, always make sure the car is put on top. If it's on the botom, you may find engine oil and worse - brake fluid may leak from above and spoil the paintwork. The ideal spot is one car back from the front, that way you don't collect the bugs,stones and tree branches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    We usually try to use little one man shows. The "we'll paya da cash" (wink wink nudge nudge) usually works well.
    We've had a couple shifted around town here (non runners but not Cits) for about $45 and a couple trucked up from Bribane usually as backload but still a 3 1/2 hour trip in a car plus loading & unloading for $100.

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    I have a mate who'll do it after hours for cash on a flat bed, no idea on price but I paid $60 Heidelberg to Pakenham...
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    I am taking a look at the Dauphine on the weekend, and if I like it I am going to try and drive it home Sunday. I will have a mate following me, so if I break down I wont have to walk home. If I do break down, I will more than likely get it carried, so I will keep your mate in mind..

    Could you PM his/your phone number just incase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    If I do break down, I will more than likely get it carried,
    What about the RACV? If you are a member are you entitled to free towing, likely for a certain distance then a cheap rate thereafter, if the car can't be made mobile?

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