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    How would I go about getting my vehicle shipped to Barrow? I don't even know how to begin to figure it out, and we are looking at moving there within the next year. I know some people do without one, but I don't really feel like that will be an option for us due to having several small children. I'm really only seeing options of shipping from Anchorage, or other towns in AK. Do I have to get it to AK myself first?

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    Contact your employer candidate in Barrow and ask them what barge companies come to Barrow. Find out if they barge out of Seattle. I think there are a few that do. Try Alaska logistics and Alaska Marine line. Northland or Lynden(something like that). Bowhead?
    Theres always the flying one up option.

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    Crowley marine can ship it all the way from WA. Northland may also go all the way up. Summer only of course, so ship it a month or two before you plan on being there. First barge typically shows up by the end of June after waiting for the shore ice to break out.

    As mentioned you can also fly it in on Lynden C130 from Anchorage. But if you are that wealthy why are you moving to Barrow?

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    Wouldn't he be better served with a 4wheeler and a snow machine?
    When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Music Man View Post
    Wouldn't he be better served with a 4wheeler and a snow machine?
    I think so, unless Barrow is similar to someother hubs that don't allow those vehicles in town. Where I live now, if you ride a 4-wheeler on the paved roads, you will get a ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon Cornelius View Post
    I think so, unless Barrow is similar to someother hubs that don't allow those vehicles in town. Where I live now, if you ride a 4-wheeler on the paved roads, you will get a ticket.

    Wow! Just like big city living.
    When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Music Man View Post
    Wow! Just like big city living.
    Exactly. Taxes and all. LOL!

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    There is a company that hauls them over land in the winter ad well. Can't remember his name but he has a truck and trailer on tracks and once everything freezes up he can move it.
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    Used to be that the UIC owned Bowhead Transportation and did a barge trip from Seattle in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Music Man View Post
    Wow! Just like big city living.
    Which is funny, because with the tax rebates for "electric vehicles" I see several electric golf carts on the road in my brother's suburban neighborhood here in Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tod13 View Post
    Which is funny, because with the tax rebates for "electric vehicles" I see several electric golf carts on the road in my brother's suburban neighborhood here in Texas.

    The cost to recharge would get you in Barrow.
    When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tod13 View Post
    Which is funny, because with the tax rebates for "electric vehicles" I see several electric golf carts on the road in my brother's suburban neighborhood here in Texas.
    You do realize that we pay $.50+ a kilowatt for electric?
    Also winter drains a battery.
    And if it broke down, no one would be able to provide service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon Cornelius View Post
    You do realize that we pay $.50+ a kilowatt for electric?
    Also winter drains a battery.
    And if it broke down, no one would be able to provide service.
    Um--electric power has nothing to do with it. The original post mentioned "big city thinking". I found it interesting that while the little town governments are restricting "non-car" vehicles, the bigger towns/cities down here are allowing or turning a blind eye to non-car vehicles. The vehicles just happen to be electric instead of 4-wheelers, since a lot of people took advantage of the tax rebates for those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Music Man View Post
    Wow! Just like big city living.

    That was a joke! And we are not "Down Here"
    When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon Cornelius View Post
    I think so, unless Barrow is similar to someother hubs that don't allow those vehicles in town. Where I live now, if you ride a 4-wheeler on the paved roads, you will get a ticket.
    It's been a few years since I've been in Barrow but if they have a prohibition against 4wheelers and snowmachines in town, no one seems to pay attention to the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    It's been a few years since I've been in Barrow but if they have a prohibition against 4wheelers and snowmachines in town, no one seems to pay attention to the law.
    Most bush communities allow it. I just happen to live in a hub that doesn't. Kind of shocking to be honest with you.

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