Trying to get my wagon home...

Pete

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Still working on getting my wagon shipped from Arkansas to Idaho. I canceled the first shipper I had and got my deposit back. They had a three day pick-up guarantee... After two weeks, they still had no idea when (or if) they would find a carrier going through Arkansas.

Since then I have been working with a fellow named Jim from TruelyVintage. He is a one man operation, transporting everything on wheels back and forth across the country. He is in Virginia now, and will be headed west down I-40 in a few days. He hauls two cars at a time, and still needs to fill the 2nd spot on his trailer. If you need transport headed west or know of anyone who does, let me know...

Hoping this will happen in the next couple of weeks...

Pete
 

cnsay

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That has to be frustrating. Hope something comes together for you soon and your wagon gets there quickly.
 

Gojeep

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Hope some thing happens soon. Hope I don't face the same problem with I bid on something tomorrow 2000 km away!
 

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My transport guy just bailed on me... he couldn't find a connecting load so changed his route through Chicago. Dead in the water again.

Out of the blue, the guy I bought the wagon from sent an email yesterday offering to buy the wagon back. Thinking seriously about selling it back to him since I can't seem to get anywhere with the shipping. At some point it's not worth the frustration and cost...

:x

Pete
 

Eric B

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Aargghhh!!!!

that is a tough pill to swallow there Pete....

Not sure what to say other than maybe this "one" isn't the "ONE"


My 2 cents

Eric
 

Pete

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Eric B said:
Aargghhh!!!!
Yup... :roll:

But, this just in, I put the word out on the HAMB forum that my wagon was looking for a ride to Idaho and got a flurry of activity. There's a gal headed west from Texas next week who had a load cancel with a pickup in north Arkansas. She was worried she'd have to make the trip with a half load. Best of all, she is willing to do the trip for .20 cents a loaded mile LESS and the last guy, and... in an ENCLOSED trailer :mrgreen:

It's not a for sure deal yet, but looks promising. If it doesn't work, I have a couple of back ups too.

Not quite ready to give up, I've been trying to figure out how to buy a wagon for about 20 years. Now that I own one, I gotta get it home...

:cheers:

Pete
 

Gojeep

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Hang in there mate and don't give up.
I just got my donor after checking for 2 years every day!
 

Pete

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Eric B said:
Hope this works for ya.
Moving forward... If it continues to go ahead, the wagon should be here around the 3rd. The shipper has to be in Washington state on the 6th.

:beer: :beer: :beer:

Pete
 

Pete

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Shipping is a GO...

I'll have confirmed pickup and drop off dates on Monday. WhooHOO! :cheers:

The guy I bought the wagon from emailed me last night and said I cold sell it to someone he knows for a $1500 profit, but I turned him down. I sure hope the wagon is as decent as I think it is when it gets here...

Pete
 

62 OlllO

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Pete. I'm back......computer fixed and I'm excited. Yopur shipping prioblem remoinded me of what I went thru...I hope by now you have better news. Perhaps if it is still there I might pick it up and get it to Denver for you....I bought a '08 Dodge 2500 4x4 Dis-al and I'm going to be truck'en...send me you address so I can send something to ya....I can't wait to see and hear about your New Willy's....God Bless
 

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62 OlllO said:
Pete. I'm back......computer fixed and I'm excited. Yopur shipping prioblem remoinded me of what I went thru...I hope by now you have better news. Perhaps if it is still there I might pick it up and get it to Denver for you....I bought a '08 Dodge 2500 4x4 Dis-al and I'm going to be truck'en...send me you address so I can send something to ya....I can't wait to see and hear about your New Willy's....God Bless
I keep thinking of your shipping issues... At least there isn't three feet of snow in Arkansas... But there might be that much here by the time I get the wagon home...

I'll know today if my current arrangements are going to pan out. It looks likely. If not, I may take you up on your offer... :cheers:

Pete
 

Pete

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Just checked in with Marcy, the gal that is hauling my wagon to Idaho, and we are still on for a delivery next week. :thumbupleft:

Can't wait...

Pete
 

silicond17

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Just updated myself on your find and I know you've been looking for the right one for a while. I'm glad to hear she's finally on the way home. Best of luck!
 

mikec4193

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Hey Pete

Congrats on the travel arrangements, sounds like mid week (next week) your are gonna be a proud new papa of a brandy new Willys wagon. You gotta see if Marcy can get a couple of pictures of the old girl (is it a girl???) sittin high on the trailer. Kinda sounds like the guy who sold it to you wants it back huh???...what is it with these old Willys vehicles??? Lots of pics when she arrives??? maybe post a weekend update next weekend??? :cheers:
 

Imposter71

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Hadn't checked in for a while and just saw that things are moving for you. Good luck! Can't wait to see the pics and hear that it is there safely!
 

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mikec4193 said:
Hey Pete

Congrats on the travel arrangements, sounds like mid week (next week) your are gonna be a proud new papa of a brandy new Willys wagon. You gotta see if Marcy can get a couple of pictures of the old girl (is it a girl???) sittin high on the trailer. Kinda sounds like the guy who sold it to you wants it back huh???...what is it with these old Willys vehicles??? Lots of pics when she arrives??? maybe post a weekend update next weekend??? :cheers:
The irony is... I won't be here when it gets here... My wife will be here to accept the delivery, but I will have to wait until I get home to see it. :roll: Lots of pics then.

I'm going to have her video the arrival and unload. The wagon is coming west in an enclosed trailer, so not much to see.

Can't wait...

Pete
 

62 OlllO

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So.......where is it???? I'm back from vacation or baby sitting...(long story)....I hope your New Willys got there OK...
 

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62 OlllO said:
So.......where is it???? I'm back from vacation or baby sitting...(long story)....I hope your New Willys got there OK...
Not here yet... Hopefully in the next few days...

Pete
 
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