Shipping options for tall vehicle

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#1 Tue, 12/22/2015 - 16:39

Shipping options for tall vehicle

Hi,

We have a 4x4 Sprinter van with high top.  It comes in at slightly over 9' (2.75m).  From looking at container options, I could not find a container that could accomidate the height.  Are there any container options with greater than 2.75m internal height?  What other shipping options are there?  We were trying to avoid RORO after hearing all the stories of theft.  We are primarily interested in shipping across the Darien Gap, but may want to ship elsewhere as well.  Any help is greatly appreciated. 

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 12:39

Having faced the same problem

Having faced the same problem with my vehicle here are some options / opitions that have been covered on this site.

-Can you secure the driver area from the rear? IE: A wall? also make sure the driver key does not / can not open the rear and side doors of your van. During my actual trips using RORO nothing was stolen from my camper. At the ports at both ends I spoke with a dozen or more actual travelers that also reported that same. After your vehicle is inspected before loading they should not need any keys other than for the ignition. You can read my and many others post on this process.

-There was / is? an old Canadian ferry that was being used on this route, however it does not look to be very cheep, or runing at the moment.

-Open top / flat rack container do not seem to be an option for this route nor do they give you the security of a container.

Safe traveles,