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Old May 21st, 2010, 09:18 AM
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Shipping ideas for a roof rack???

Any ideas for shipping a rack from Maine to VA? I have been trying to get this done for a couple of weeks. Most of the shipping companys wont take it because they say it isnt "packaged" well enough. It is one of the original Wolf Fab models.
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Old May 21st, 2010, 09:33 AM
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Try www.uship.com ... I know ini88 got his rack sent using that, basically some guy with a pickup truck who was going that way did it.
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Old May 21st, 2010, 09:47 AM
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Make it worth my wild and I could be interested it going for a ride get it and bring it down one weekend soon.
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Old May 21st, 2010, 10:04 AM
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I am listed on uship now. It probubly is the best way. All of the shippers are having issues with the way the thing is packed up.
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Old May 21st, 2010, 11:03 AM
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I shipped a NAS roof rack with ladders by making my own giant box from a number of strong computer boxes we have at work, and taping them together building one big box as i went around the rack. This by itself will not be acceptable for most shippers so once you have your custom box made, go get a roll of the clear shipping wrap and wrap the entire package a few times good and strong, then shippers will take it. I don't remember the the exact shipper, but it was something like forward air, but I have done the same thing with roll cage sections of just bubble wrap and them the clear wrap and FedEx freight was ok with that too.

The key to making it acceptable for shippers is to make it look acceptable and not like its going to fall apart in transit. 3-5 wraps of the clear shipping wrap will clean just about anything up enough to any shipper and it really will hold stuff together.
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Old May 21st, 2010, 11:08 AM
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Talk to RenChing as he's doing a trip to Maine soon
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 10:30 PM
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yea try the bus company(s) / typically very reasonable in price as well / only problem is they dont deliver door-to-door; just station to station
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 03:16 PM
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2nd the bus companies

Shipped a whinch bumper from CO to Houston for $70 - took less than 24 hours to boot
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 05:38 PM
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Pretty sure the rack is too big for grayhound. Talk to ren ching.
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