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Old 01-12-2011, 08:17 PM
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it was probably going to a dealer locally...our roads have been really bad! It looks like it was the only one on the carrier, so probably someone in sc.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:34 PM
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I'm talking about long haul.
That's what I meant. He is based out of So Cal, and is currently in Tennessee.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:44 PM
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Not true. My friend owns 3 open transport carrier trucks and he deals with BMW all the time. Sometimes they use enclosed, sometimes open.
Read all the way down to the section once a car is being shipped here in the US:

How-To: Follow a new BMW from Order, to Shipping and to Delivery

And when I bought my '08 4.8 from Beverly Hills BMW they said they will only ship enclosed long haul due to risk (pretty obvious). When mine got here to Dallas from Los Angeles the dealer already had 3 brand new BMWs inside---2 going to Houston dealers (one being an X5M) and the other to Louisiana.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:50 PM
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Read all the way down to the section once a car is being shipped here in the US:

How-To: Follow a new BMW from Order, to Shipping and to Delivery

And when I bought my '08 4.8 from Beverly Hills BMW they said they will only ship enclosed long haul due to risk (pretty obvious). When mine got here to Dallas from Los Angeles the dealer already had 3 brand new BMWs inside---2 going to Houston dealers (one being an X5M) and the other to Louisiana.
Wait. That is your definitive reference on BMWs exclusive use of enclosed carriers?

We already know that BMW changed carriers a year or so ago, and BMT is not the carrier any more.

But we are off track...wonder who's X5 is lying there?
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Not true. My friend owns 3 open transport carrier trucks and he deals with BMW all the time. Sometimes they use enclosed, sometimes open.
PMTG and its subsidiary Bavarian Motor Transport moves new BMWs in US and they are enclosed. Maybe your friend deals with dealers or CPOs. Don't think BMW deals with someone who owns 3 trucks. No offense.

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We already know that BMW changed carriers a year or so ago, and BMT is not the carrier any more.
They may be using someone else on west coast.

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That orig Yahoo article said that the pic of the tossed E70 was taken in Indiana, fwiw.

As for open vs closed car hauling, I shot this pic, (and posted it here on the Board), last summer. We were on I-77 north, near the NC/VA border; there were 3 trailers full of E70s...they did not appear to be making 'local/short haul' deliveries, as we were ~180 miles north of S'burg, SC.

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That orig Yahoo article said that the pic of the tossed E70 was taken in Indiana, fwiw.

As for open vs closed car hauling, I shot this pic, (and posted it here on the Board), last summer. We were on I-77 north, near the NC/VA border; there were 3 trailers full of E70s...they did not appear to be making 'local/short haul' deliveries, as we were ~180 miles north of S'burg, SC.

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I guess I missed that. Cost cutting takes its strike.....ouch...an X5M... I had seen these open BMW transporters in Europe, not in US. Any pics from side of truck.....Who is the transporter?
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Sorry, LM...I took a batch of quickes, with my lil'pocket Canon S50, as we zoomed by the strung out convoy. I deleted all the pics from my hard drive later, except that one.

And, short of 'hypnosis/memory reload', I don't recall the name(s) of those 3 carrier trucks. I've seen loads of 'uncovered' Xs, et al, many times, on our trips back and forth from NC to NJ/NY, fwiw.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:10 PM
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Huh. Some rouge BMW transport apparently... shocking.
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