Hols4heroes (Haulage enquiry)

#1
Our fleet of wagons are tired after grafting long and hard for two full seasons, they need to return to the UK to either be part exchanged, serviced, MOT'd and all the gubbins involved with operating vehicles on the continent.

Does anyone know anyone in the haulage or vehicle transporting game who may be able to help?

Vehicles are 1 x Renault Grand Espace


and 1 x Toyota Estima previa



and a rag top Volvo C70

They are currently in the Costa Calida region of Southern and need to be brought back to the North West of the UK.

Arrse usually can reach out pretty much everywhere so thought I'd ask here before putting the feelers out.

Cheers peoples.

Editted to add, its too pricey to drive them back and after they've been worked so hard am not 100% confiendent into the reliability of them taking on a 1600km road trip.
 
#4
Auction them on a drive-it-home-yourself basis, and throw a few days in an apartment in as well.

Then get replacements locally.
I'd have thought they'd be fine being driven back - I just drove back to the UK (then on to Ireland, then back again) in a 9 year old van with 240,000 on the clock, 20k late for it's last service

Sourcing transport locally seems logical as well - technically a foreign registered car should be re registered after 30 days. Wasn't that a surprise when Barcelona coppers took my last van off me for just over a month while paperwork was sorted out
 
#5
They aren't up to being driven back. THats a non starter.

THe autopmatic gearbox in one is playing up and the thought of being stuck in the Pyrennes is as funny as a wart on the bellend.
 

jarrod248

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#6
It'd cost a shed load of money to get them back. It's going to be an unusual operator that'd deliver there and return empty. Lot of diesel.
Mr Stobart feeling charitable ?
 
#7
Because there are so many ex pats and failed expats going too and from UK its a common occurance and not as expensive as you'd think.

Petrol and ferry to self drive would be around Euro 600 each, operators in the past have charged us 400 per vehicle.

Sadly he died at the wheel in France so is unable to help :D
 

jarrod248

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#9
Because there are so many ex pats and failed expats going too and from UK its a common occurance and not as expensive as you'd think.

Petrol and ferry to self drive would be around Euro 600 each, operators in the past have charged us 400 per vehicle.

Sadly he died at the wheel in France so is unable to help :D
400 is very cheap
 
#12
Invite some ARRSEers over for a couple of days. Give them the keys to the vehicles and a few slabs of beer.

Your problems will soon be at an end.
I'd just have vehicles covered in the fanny batter of the ugliest crawl attendees and a gallon of semen from Jarrod wheres he's masterbated in the shadows of my awesomeness..... And still have the problem of haulage
 
#13
can't they be sold locally? To save the cost of shipping them back to UK to sell?

I realise that they are an "asset" to the organisiation but if their value (especially the one with the goosed tranny) is less than the shipping/repairs etc, might even pay to cut your losses and weigh them in there?

edited to add, just notice they are both RHD, I'm guessing they are still brit registered? that would lower their value locally
 
#18
They aren't up to being driven back. THats a non starter.

THe autopmatic gearbox in one is playing up and the thought of being stuck in the Pyrennes is as funny as a wart on the bellend.

Fair enough
 
#19
can't they be sold locally? To save the cost of shipping them back to UK to sell?

I realise that they are an "asset" to the organisiation but if their value (especially the one with the goosed tranny) is less than the shipping/repairs etc, might even pay to cut your losses and weigh them in there?

edited to add, just notice they are both RHD, I'm guessing they are still brit registered? that would lower their value locally
It makes it quite hard to weigh them in. My old Astra died here, and as it was brit registered, the scrappies wouldn't touch it. In the end the chaterro came round and between me, him, and his brother in law we cut it up with angle grinders and stuffed it on the back of his lorry
 

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#20
If you can get them to Gib, I'm sure an RFA wouldn't mind picking them up.

Could be a bit of a publicity stunt for you. We craned some bloke's Merc onto the Fort Vic, so it's not entirely unheard of.
 

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