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Old 02-23-2016, 09:43 PM
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Shipping dilemma

So I took off all the cushions for my 2008 XStar. Already sent out the sundeck to Viper customs in Tennessee. I have the following remaining, i'm sure if I take them to FedEx they will charge me an arm and a leg. Additionally I can't find a box big enough for the back rest. Any information on alternative shopping methods are greatly appreciated.




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Old 02-23-2016, 10:06 PM
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I would look in to crating and putting on a pallet and shipping LTL. Probably cheaper.
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:22 PM
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I would look in to crating and putting on a pallet and shipping LTL. Probably cheaper.
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Old 02-23-2016, 11:29 PM
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Also look into greyhound freight. The bus company. They ship large items between bus depots for very reasonable cost.
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:20 AM
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I would look in to crating and putting on a pallet and shipping LTL. Probably cheaper.

Don't want to sound dumb but what is LTL?


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Old 02-24-2016, 12:21 AM
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Also look into greyhound freight. The bus company. They ship large items between bus depots for very reasonable cost.

Good idea, didn't even think about that. I will check now.


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Old 02-24-2016, 12:40 AM
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LTL stands for less than truckload. This is anything large that isn't handled by standard UPS or FedEx, though they both ship LTL as well.

Another place to consider for shipping a crated interior is uShip.com I have used them a couple times and have been very happy. It is a company that allows independent truckers to bid on delivering your freight.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:36 AM
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Take another same size FedEx box and extend the overall box. Tape them together.....

Still may be pretty expensive to ship though due to oversized shipment.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:50 AM
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I would look in to crating and putting on a pallet and shipping LTL. Probably cheaper.
This. All of the Equipment I have ordered for my garage has come this way. Very inexpensive, and in my experience the shipping companies do a great job.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:51 AM
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Have you posted a uship ad? I had a driver pickup a slalom course for me and drive it down while she was hauling a horse trailer for someone, just for the extra cash. Maybe you can get lucky.
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