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 Posted: Sep 6, 2017 05:33PM
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well. turns out one of the mokes had color change and did NOT right year of manufacture.on the V 5 .  So I REFUSED to ship it.. and other is NOT coming to the USA..  seem owner is going to keep in the UK.   he was bitching about all the fees that go along with loading a container in london and then back to port..  export doc fees and even our 2.5 % import duty . It seems  Ex brits for the most part thing importers  ALSO work for FREE..   later bc

 Posted: Aug 31, 2017 05:22PM
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ttt

 Posted: Aug 28, 2017 03:11PM
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At the time I was doing RORO for about $750. Checked on container prices and was supposed to be under 3 large. Anyway, both containers (shipped a year apart) got impounded by US Customs and USDA when they arrived. We had collected old mattresses to stuff around the cars for protection against banging into stuff and if the sawhorses failed. Evidently they x-rayed the container and I got dinged for not listing the 20+ mattresses on my inventory. I explained they were padding, but they still had a declared value for tax purposes. Oh yeah, old mattresses tend to have livestock in them so the USDA wanted to fumigate everything. By the end of it all (fumigation, demurrage, etc) the total cost was close to 5 large. Still cheaper but more headaches. The second one we used scaffolding instead of wood, and also did not ship mattresses. On that one I still got scrutinized because someone turned me in for possible violations. Demurrage again, but close inspection yielded no violations. They did however, decide my vehicles were dirty and again the USDA stepped in and made me pay to steam clean every car plus the container. It was a long hot day, ending close to midnight. Again, total cost was just shy of 5 large. After that I stuck with RORO. But it is possible to put 8 in a container. Oh yeah, we did let the air out of the 12" tires for clearance, but the 10's were not a problem.

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

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 Posted: Aug 28, 2017 09:28AM
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Many years ago i bought a Mini over in a 20 foot container with another Mini stacked at 30 degrees or so above it. After i told the guy/seller to ship it RORO he used a container and the wood 2x12 support was dropped damaging my wings and bonnet. No one wanted responsibility i ended up getting $500.00 back for repairs after 6 months of negotiating and harassing them and was lucky enough to get a dent wizard to repair it all for $380.00.
The biggest expense was the fees they attach to containers it cost me roughly $1400.00 more to ship it that way.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Aug 28, 2017 08:59AM
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dr mini.. the chinese from Wuhu Voibear Mokes. in Wuhu. China.. built proper metal frames.for the chokes. take a look at them on www.mokeinternational.com on their face book page..  later bc

 Posted: Aug 28, 2017 06:01AM
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I used 45' sub 40'. What that meant was I could get a 45' container for the same price as a 40' if I guaranteed I wouldn't use the entire space, i.e. no more cubage than the 40'. On the first one we built 8 sawhorses out of 2x6 lumber. Put Minis on a flatbed pickup and backed into the container. Assembled 2 sawhorses under the Mini and drove the flatbed out. Then we drove a Mini underneath it and started the process again. LWB cars were stacked together as was saloons. 8 cars, easy peasey!

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

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 Posted: Aug 28, 2017 04:18AM
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GB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Mini
Reminds me of the containers I used to ship in with 8 Minis inside. Did that twice, even had some Vans, Wagons, and Pickups in there as well.
Most Minis I've ever been able to get into a 40' High Cube Container, was 6.  Believe me I would have squeezed more in if possible. Swine to get the top one at the rear out.

Saor Alba

 Posted: Aug 27, 2017 08:12PM
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Reminds me of the containers I used to ship in with 8 Minis inside. Did that twice, even had some Vans, Wagons, and Pickups in there as well.

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

hockey91dad@hotmail.com

 Posted: Aug 27, 2017 07:38PM
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alex.. NEVER ship two customers cars in the same container..  CBP is out of control. in 2017.. over ANYTHING.. on imports..  later bc

 Posted: Aug 27, 2017 12:03PM
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Why two 20's instead of one 30' or 40' ?

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: Aug 27, 2017 09:47AM
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hi dan.. funny thing, I hated riding in a moke 20 years ago.. but mini mover got me turned around in the right direction.. as it is about ALL I do now for imports. is mokes/chokes..  later bc  ps.. I did NOT sell either one of these UK mokes.. just importing them for my clients..   

 Posted: Aug 27, 2017 09:09AM
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Bill, I did realize that if you were bringing two Mokes over from the UK, they'd have to be pretty special cars. Which is why I included the smiley!

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 Posted: Aug 27, 2017 07:28AM
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dan..  well. because each moke was $40K resto alone. and I did NOT even suggest to the two owners of doing this..I even have to pick up with enclosed trailer on them..   I stack the chokes all the time coming from china.. but they build proper Metal frame for this.. 

 Posted: Aug 27, 2017 04:42AM
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Bill: I was wondering why you originally were putting one Moke in each 20' container. Weren't Mokes originally designed to be stackable?

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Aug 26, 2017 03:17PM
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jim ..I could do 40 foot container for only about $450.. sure why NOT?? UK V5 red  title in your name?? call me  later bc ps I can do three cars in 40 foot  . anyone else??

 Posted: Aug 26, 2017 02:30PM
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what about a figaro??

 Posted: Aug 26, 2017 08:38AM
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good morning. I have two 20 foot containers coming from southampton UK to Charleston SC in late Sept 17.. and have restored UK moke in each.. so I have about 9 feet of space in each.. if anyone needs to ship some large parts . engines/ trannys ect..   later bill cox MBA lic NC dealer and bonded US CUSTOMS importer with TWIC ACE and SCAC  www.montecarlomini.com phone.. 1.704.487.6406 shop 1.704.487.6797  and my email is bille.cox@hotmail.com