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Old 05-16-2011, 04:05 PM
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Shipping the Jeep

So my tenure out here in Hawaii is over and i'm moving back to the mainland. I am shipping my jeep back with me and its going to take about 30ish days to get it. I've been trying to get it prepped for the shipment (new spark plugs/wires, fuel filter, oil flush and change). Just was looking for some other ideas that maybe I missed that would make this easier on the jeep. It leaves on Friday.

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Some fuel stabilizer might be a good idea since it'll be sitting for a while.

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Sea foam or something like that?
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Strap some floaties on it and drive home! And maybe one of those newfangled sailcloth soft tops...
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Sea foam or something like that?
I would think that would work, but personally, I've never had a vehicle sit long enough to require a fuel stabilizer, so I can't specifically recommend anything.
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SeaFoam might work...

Also make sure you disable the ignition system so nobody can just hop into it and fire it up. I've heard rumors of that happening before... Infact, might be a good idea to install a kill switch inbetween the batteries positive lead, and then hide it somewhere, like way up under the dash
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I would disconnect the battery and put stabil gas additive in the tank.
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Wd40 every bare piece of metal .
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Yeah definitely kill it. After it gets strapped down pull the "dome" fuse so it can't start. Working in a shop I've seen some stupid stuff that people have done when it isn't theirs. Other then that everything should be good to go. 30 days isn't long enough to mess with fuel and fluids.
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Good stuff thanks for all the advise.
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I would kill it but they have to be able to drive the jeep from the drop off spot. I guess I'll leave it and hope for the best.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:23 AM   #12
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I had many vehilces shiped from overseas assignments and never had any problems. I did not do anything special to prep them for shipment and every time I went to pick them up they were fine. I would not be worried at all if I had to ship another one. They company knows what they are doing and do a very good job at taking care of them.
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When I had my Jeep shipped to England they drained the gas anyway. Fuel stabilizer won't help much. They put like 2 gallons in when you pick it back up. Basically you just take anything of value out, even the floor mats.
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Yeah I have to go pull the cb and I'll take the stereo face out. The nice thing about it is, its through the military so they are pretty good about making sure it gets there in on piece. We shall se once it gets to atlanta I'm towing it from there and it's going in the shop for some tlc.
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Listen, you are military I doubt they'll mess with it. Just out of pure respect for what you guys are doing and have done for our beautiful country. Thanks 'by the way.
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It is being shipped to atlanta from HI?

Being shipped means it will be exposed to a lot of salt air and that is very very bad. So be sue to wd40 every exposed surface to be safe.
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Listen, you are military I doubt they'll mess with it. Just out of pure respect for what you guys are doing and have done for our beautiful country. Thanks 'by the way.
Some people don't care. My uncle in the Navy had the Redline tires on his Roadrunner stolen when shipping from Hawaii to the states. Someone went to the trouble of swapping them with their crappy tires. This was 30 years ago and they keep better tabs on everything now, and 24 surveillence and all but don't leave anything in there you care about. if for nothing else it falls off the boat or the boat capsizes, it will be easier to claim just the vehicle than it is all the stuff you know you had in there.

Just make sure you note everything on the sheet and go around with the guy when he fills that sheet out.
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I am an owner/operator in the auto hauling business. I have transported nearly 100 vehicles to the port for shipping overseas. Here is my advice. Remove anything that can easily be removed like the face plate for your stereo or your CB. Don't leave anything in the vehicle that could "grow legs". Otherwise don't worry about anything else. Don't bother spraying it with WD 40. Its not going to be on the boat for more than 1-2 weeks and it will be inside the boat. When you get it delivered, take it to the car wash and throughly wash it. Thanks for your service to this country. IT IS APPRECIATED! Lee
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Thanks everyone for the advise and support. It's appreciated as well.
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Listen, you are military I doubt they'll mess with it. Just out of pure respect for what you guys are doing and have done for our beautiful country. Thanks 'by the way.
Yes he is military. But alot of times the military hires civilians to do alot of the moving. They dont have military ratings for "movers". It will probably be some cheap hired out civilian moving company, same as they do with housing goods. Ive had lots of things broken during "military" moves.
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Yes he is military. But alot of times the military hires civilians to do alot of the moving. They dont have military ratings for "movers". It will probably be some cheap hired out civilian moving company, same as they do with housing goods. Ive had lots of things broken during "military" moves.
Its funny I've already started pricing the things that I know they are going to break...ha
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Well, I was going to go out there and get all the valuable stuff out today and when i went to get into the jeep, I realized it had been broken into. The took everything i needed to get out so, hey at less work for me.
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Curious what does it cost ? Just the boat ride .
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I'd get some good pics, too.

Our first military move resulted in a stolen air compressor, a lost 32' ladder, and several broken pieces of furniture. That's what I get for going inside to buy the movers lunch. With the change to full replacement value, I really hope our stuff is ok now (in the middle of a PCS ourselves)
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Yea it is free for 1 vehicle to Hawaii, it cost $2000 for my other ride, and It would be have been the same for the jeep. Yeah now I have to see about getting a new ignition switch and then deal with the insurance claim when I get to Alabama. 48 hrs out from shipping what a pain in my a$$!
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The thing you can do as well is ship through the Navy, it's like 250 but it's on there time frame and you have to be there and get it. It's only from San Diego to Honolulu so it's very limited.
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Well it shipped, it's no longer in my hands.

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