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post #1 of 18 Old 06-07-2013, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all, Im new to the forum, hope to spend some good time here!!

Right now I have a major problem, My g/f was coming from Fresno CA to Foley AL with her son and 2 horses and got in a accident in NM that totaled the truck and trailer. Luckily they all walked away un harmed and so did the horses, How they did is beyond me they think they flipped 3 times but atleast once. There was an angel watching them

Problem being, I do not own a horse trailer, and have no way of getting the horses the 1200 miles to here (AL). I can get her, her son, dog, and belongings, and its going to cost a lot, can't fit all that in the Honda, so got to drive the truck and its a fuel hog so it is really going to kill what money I have to transport the horses.

Most all our money was spent to get her truck/trailer ready for the trip, and to make it a reliable truck for the next 5 years

To make this long story short, got little to no money to work with, was wondering if anyone on here knows someone that runs I-10 and has 2 stalls available, or any charitable companies that can help out.

Any help or advise would be great.
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post #2 of 18 Old 06-07-2013, 10:45 PM
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There is, or was a place in Mobile on Firetower Rd, or just off it, CM trailers is what they carry I think but they did rent trailers some.

And that is the only thing I can see for you to do.

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post #3 of 18 Old 06-07-2013, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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That's Ellis and Sons I think

I may have to give them a call Monday

Would be $650 in fuel plus rental, going to be tight. Just found out I could use a mini van to go get here if I can't get a trailer, so that could help on the transport budget
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Hello all, Im new to the forum, hope to spend some good time here!!

Right now I have a major problem, My g/f was coming from Fresno CA to Foley AL with her son and 2 horses and got in a accident in NM that totaled the truck and trailer. Luckily they all walked away un harmed and so did the horses, How they did is beyond me they think they flipped 3 times but atleast once. There was an angel watching them

Problem being, I do not own a horse trailer, and have no way of getting the horses the 1200 miles to here (AL). I can get her, her son, dog, and belongings, and its going to cost a lot, can't fit all that in the Honda, so got to drive the truck and its a fuel hog so it is really going to kill what money I have to transport the horses.

Most all our money was spent to get her truck/trailer ready for the trip, and to make it a reliable truck for the next 5 years

To make this long story short, got little to no money to work with, was wondering if anyone on here knows someone that runs I-10 and has 2 stalls available, or any charitable companies that can help out.

Any help or advise would be great.
Bad news indeed! I'm glad they all walked away without injury though. I take it, she and/or the other driver neither had any insurance?

How about seeing if you can find folks who could do a short leg of the transport for no money? For instance, if someone got her to OKC from where she is in NM, then someone near OKC could maybe do from OKC to the AR state line and meet up with someone else? That way it wouldn't hurt any Good Samaritan's pocket book too much? I'm not familiar with the I-10, so I used stuff along the I-40 for the example.
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post #5 of 18 Old 06-07-2013, 11:24 PM
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Were either insured? Insurance payout could help out there, I would think?


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post #6 of 18 Old 06-07-2013, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Just liability insurance, no other involved, unfortunately she fell asleep.

How would I go about finding people to help short legs?? I may have someone with a gooseneck and dually that I could get to drive maybe 100-200 miles if I pay for the fuel (maybe I'm just guessing they may do it)

I have seen the "passing of the baton" work great to move tractors

I know how this works with freight, tractors, equipment, I do that for a living just nothing alive LOL
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Just liability insurance, no other involved, unfortunately she fell asleep.

How would I go about finding people to help short legs?? I may have someone with a gooseneck and dually that I could get to drive maybe 100-200 miles if I pay for the fuel (maybe I'm just guessing they may do it)

I have seen the "passing of the baton" work great to move tractors

I know how this works with freight, tractors, equipment, I do that for a living just nothing alive LOL
This could be a good place to post a "Help Needed" type post and Facebook, Twitter, the social networking sites. And I'd ask for people to volunteer, using their own equipment, just to do whatever they feel they can. From 100 miles to ???? Whatever someone feels they can manage.

If you end up coming I-40 instead of the 10, PM me, I can probably manage a portion of OK depending on when you need to do it.

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I did post a "charity" listing on UShip, got a bid but its for going rate, if I could afford that I would of just hired a company, but its open for 5 days.

Is there a "Help Needed" on this forum
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post #9 of 18 Old 06-08-2013, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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If you end up coming I-40 instead of the 10, PM me, I can probably manage a portion of OK depending on when you need to do it.

Oh and thanks, but Im 13 miles south of I-10 and she is a few miles off I-10 too .......... Maybe get a few more people like you on 10 and we will be good
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post #10 of 18 Old 06-08-2013, 12:20 AM
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You might just try under Horse Talk, I don't think there's a Help Needed or even a Transport section on this forum, but there's LOTS of folks here. Can't hurt to ask.
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