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Posted: 04/03/21 07:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bumpyroad wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

GDS-3950BH wrote:

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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.


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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Not sure where you are in VA, but if you go west into the Blue Ridge after a January snowstorm, the percentage of salt spraying up on your chassis is prolly more concentrated by a long shot than it is in the air in Hawaii and Puerto Rico combined. You must not catch many fish LOL.

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^Right?
Regardless of the feasibility or cost to do what the OP is asking about, vehicle rust from spending a couple months in Hawaii is not of significant, or any concern.


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I got another email from a company and they will ship it over for $1450. What I want to do is stay for about 2 months to really look around. They do rent RV's there. But mostly class B's. Not really what we want. I guess I could ship my jeep over and figure out different hotels and air BnB. Not what I really wanted though.
We do not want to stay in a tent, at least not for 2 or 3 months.


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Posted: 04/05/21 07:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

toedtoes wrote:

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/


As long as you can find places to camp, when you do a cost comparison, it still may work out. $200/n is nothing in Hawaii. That's $6000/month then add in the cost of a rental car for a few months.

I know they have tent campgrounds. Would they object to a truck camper using the parking lot? Worst case, do you throw a cheap pup tent in to meet the letter of the law...and then you forget and fell asleep while taking your evening nap in the truck?

RORO ships are essentially large floating parking garages. They often transport heavy machinery, so shouldn't be a big issue carrying a truck camper.


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Used these guys to ship my SUV when I moved to Hawaii. The price wasn't bad and overall it was a painless experience. Good luck.

https://www.matson.com/ship-your-car-with-matson-2.html


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