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joerg68

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Posted: 04/02/21 11:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your camper will not fit inside a standard shipping container. It is too wide, maybe too tall as well. Look here for some measurements (random google search result): https://blog.mobilemodularcontainers.com/shipping-container-dimensions
You will likely need to ship ro/ro (roll on/roll off).
You need to talk to a shipping company for reliable information and a quote.
The shipping rates are daily rates, so the price you pay in a few months may be very different from what you get quoted today.


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Posted: 04/02/21 11:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We spent two weeks visiting the four avaliable Hawaiian islands, and don’t really remember seeing any RV’s while we were there.

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Most of the RV rentals I've seen on google are vans or Small SUV/trucks with platform tents on top.


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Just talked to a shipper. Roll on Roll off, truck is inside ship. Pre covid was $1000 out and slightly cheaper to come back. Now $1700 out and cheaper coming back. If we stayed for 5 or 6 weeks It would be worth it to me. Camper is another issue. I'm just starting to look into this. I'm not a hotel person. Stayed in to many of them flying for the USAF for 6 years. If I can't take the camper I would send my Jeep Wrangler. I would need a place to stay though.


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I saw the inside the trunk of a fellow workers car that they had moved from puerto rico to the states , a terrible rusty mess. don't think I would take a $60-70 k truck and camper into that type of salty situation.
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If a vehicle becomes a terrible rusty mess by spending a few days on a ship going the 2500 or so miles from LA to Hawaii, they must turn to dust being driven for a week on salted roads in the Northeast.

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Have you worked out where the camper can park with you living in it? Dump stations? Need electric power?
What if you want to see a different island?

Otherwise go for it.

Can skip the hotel with a livable condo or short term rental and live like the locals.


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GDS-3950BH wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

I saw the inside the trunk of a fellow workers car that they had moved from puerto rico to the states , a terrible rusty mess. don't think I would take a $60-70 k truck and camper into that type of salty situation.
bumpy


If a vehicle becomes a terrible rusty mess by spending a few days on a ship going the 2500 or so miles from LA to Hawaii, they must turn to dust being driven for a week on salted roads in the Northeast.


Yeah some people have some tall tales.
Guy prolly tried to file a claim as well... lol


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zb39 wrote:

Sjm9911 wrote:

April fools was yesterday.


Thats funny, but no.

Sorry bud , i had to. I do hope you work it out. Can you maybe rent something over there? Even if its like a van? Might be better cost wise. Or a tent? I think the transport of the TV and camper would be a lot. Hell, i don't even want to pay for some of the small ships at the crossings over here. Good luck with whatever you decide.


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If you are just going to Oahu, it might be worth it. But if you want to go to the other islands, you will have to transport to and from Honolulu at about $500-$900 each round trip depending on the size of your vehicle. So if you visit the Big Island and Maui, you're looking at an additional $1000-$2000 plus the $1700 and "slightly cheaper" return rate. So your trip now costs an additional $4000 or so. And that doesn't even cover a place to stay.

I know we get spoiled with our RVs, but in this case, I would save that money and rent a condo or just get a hotel room and rent a vehicle on each island as needed.

I pulled the rates from the automobiles pdf on this site:
https://htbyb.com/shipping-price-estimator/


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Grit dog wrote:

GDS-3950BH wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

I saw the inside the trunk of a fellow workers car that they had moved from puerto rico to the states , a terrible rusty mess. don't think I would take a $60-70 k truck and camper into that type of salty situation.
bumpy


If a vehicle becomes a terrible rusty mess by spending a few days on a ship going the 2500 or so miles from LA to Hawaii, they must turn to dust being driven for a week on salted roads in the Northeast.


Yeah some people have some tall tales.
Guy prolly tried to file a claim as well... lol


D'OH, it isn't being transported causing the rust problem, it is siting in Hawaii for a period of time. Perhaps Puerto Rico air is saltier than Hawaii? A person in my car pool bought the car so no prolly claim on it. I stopped taking my good fishing tackle to the ocean/bay as one days exposure was hard on it.
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