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Re: Huge Shipping Delays \ Railcar shortages

dobiegillis --- 4 weeks to Atlanta? That doesn't seem correct....but hey maybe.

slampert --- CONGRATS!!!!!!! What color?
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Re: Huge Shipping Delays \ Railcar shortages

I may switch my order with another Summit coming to the dealership later this week. It is missing the chrome package and the engine block heater but I am not sure I can wait until April or May!
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Re: Huge Shipping Delays \ Railcar shortages

joebinotto --- I would buy it off the lot...the chrome package can always be added later. Mine is meandering around KY now...hope it crosses past TN in the next 24 hours and should be at destination rail yard by the end of this week. Hope to have it on or before next Monday...depending on how quickly my dealer gets it on his lot.
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Re: Huge Shipping Delays \ Railcar shortages

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I may switch my order with another Summit coming to the dealership later this week. It is missing the chrome package and the engine block heater but I am not sure I can wait until April or May!
It's time, I think, to consider all options. Time is not on our side. As has been pointed out in other threads, May is getting too late in the model year to purchase without significant incentives, as the depreciation timeline will be working relentlessly against us.

I certainly contemplated cancelling my order and holding out for a 2012, and might have done so if my "plan B" had not materialized. I am thankful to have an alternative to the endless wait.....!
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:48 AM
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dobiegillis --- 4 weeks to Atlanta? That doesn't seem correct....but hey maybe.

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Yeah that's what the computer screen said. They were running about 8 weeks total on custom builds. This is the largest jeep store in the southeast.

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Re: Huge Shipping Delays \ Railcar shortages

Makes me happy I live in metro Detroit. I just picked up my new Black/Saddle Hemi Overland on 3/3, it was built 2/16. I didn't order it or anything, just picked it up from the dealer stock with 3 miles on the odometer. That dealer was crazy though. They had 9 Overlands on the lot to choose from.
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Yeah that's what the computer screen said. They were running about 8 weeks total on custom builds. This is the largest jeep store in the southeast.

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If they were "running about 8 weeks on custom builds" then that is a HUGE improvement over 12 weeks....so even if they are saying in transit is 4 weeks a total of 8 weeks isn't bad. Maybe they were looking at time from built pending inspection "I" to delivery instead of "KZ" to delivery???
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^^^^ I agree. Not sure why railcars are in short supply unless people are living in them or something......rail traffic isn't up to the levels they were before and obviously new car sales are down so no shortage on specialized rail cars. Any shipping delay would delay all GCs not just Overlands and Summits.
When the economy tanked, the railroads set a bunch of railcars aside. It wasn't uncommon to see dozens of railcars of various types sitting on sidings across the nation.

If it is indeed a railcar shortage, my guess is that the railroads are slow at bringing them back into service. I think businesses across all industries are still leery of the recovery, and they aren't moving fast enough to meet demand in those places where demand has increased faster than feelings of an economic recovery.
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Re: Huge Shipping Delays \ Railcar shortages

It took 3 days for mine to get from Detroit to Atlanta... Doesn't sound like much of a shortage to me, just some really bad logistical planning on someone's part.
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If they were "running about 8 weeks on custom builds" then that is a HUGE improvement over 12 weeks....so even if they are saying in transit is 4 weeks a total of 8 weeks isn't bad. Maybe they were looking at time from built pending inspection "I" to delivery instead of "KZ" to delivery???
Yeah but keep in mind that there could be delays caused because a store is waiting for a unit to be allocated. This is a volume store so they probably wouldn't have that delay.

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Re: Huge Shipping Delays \ Railcar shortages

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dobiegillis --- 4 weeks to Atlanta? That doesn't seem correct....but hey maybe.
dobie... something is wrong. I'd yell at the dealer. Lots. Here's my Overland to Ed Voyles Jeep/Chrysler... Once it got on the train it took less than a week.

Built - Pending Inspection: (I) 02/26/2011 08:15 AM EST Detroit Jefferson Assembly, MI
In Bay At Facility 02/27/2011 01:42 AM EST Detroit Jefferson Assembly, MI
Plant Release (KZ) 03/06/2011 06:37 PM EST Detroit Jefferson Assembly, MI
Train Arrival 03/11/2011 12:28 PM EST On Railcar - Atlanta, GA
Unloaded From Railcar 03/12/2011 01:03 PM EST Hapeville, GA
At Facility 03/12/2011 01:14 PM EST Hapeville, GA
VIN Delivered to Dealer 03/13/2011 07:00 PM EDT
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Re: Huge Shipping Delays \ Railcar shortages

mine just arrived in california from jefferson, took about a week. now comes the fun part of waiting for a truck to unload her from the rail car and ship to the dealer...
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