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Old May 18th, 2005, 12:21 PM
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Question Shipping -Internal USA options, anyone experienced?

Anyone have ideas on who to go to to ship a full roof rack?
My estimates for a full rack are 150LBs, 60 x 50x 7 inches.
I need this thing to go coast to coast, airport drop off are possible.
I can find no one in my area (zip 91362 Thousand Oaks CA) who can do it.
Then again I may be asking the wrong question to the wrong people here.

Any help, leads appreciated.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 01:24 PM
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Try ForwardAir.com.

Other than that, I only know "Jim Cheney's Defender Freight Lines."

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Old May 18th, 2005, 01:32 PM
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I will 2nd forward Air...


FORWARD AIR, INC
12530 S. PRAIRIE AVENUE
UNIT C
HAWTHORNE , CA 90250
Phone: 310-355-1440
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Old May 18th, 2005, 03:43 PM
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FedEx has FedEx Freight. We also use R&L Carriers. We've had success with both.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 04:18 PM
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I've shipped a rack via Fedex Freight. Seemed to work well.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 04:37 PM
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I used Roadway to ship a frame and it worked out very well. They also have very good customer service.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 10:02 PM
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I used Forward air to ship an entire roll bar, I think it was about $70. You can drop/pick up at LAX.
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Old May 19th, 2005, 01:19 PM
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This is silly now. All the mentioned companies can ship a D90 rack - no issue with THAT PART.

However, they all need it packaged to go on a pallet, or packaged on a pallet. Around Raleigh D. airport, North Carolina, I can find no one to do it. Asked several companies - Forward Air nicest, friendly, great price but no direction on pakaging.
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Old May 19th, 2005, 02:51 PM
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I'd say go to a packing supply store and pick up some bubble wrap and packing tape. Wrap the parts that are likely to protrude. Pick up a throw-away (non-deposit) pallet from a building supply company (I always have a stack of them I can't get rid of). Get a couple of big pieces of cardboard from behind your local grocery store.
Put the rack on the pallet, cover with cardboard, and stretch wrap the living sh!t out of it.

Or... Ask the super nice guy at the other end of your transaction to do that.

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Old May 20th, 2005, 12:17 PM
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Rod, this is the track.
What a pain in the arse. Shippers were not the problem, and they were all nice BUT the item had to be boxed or crated (insurance mandates a crate). No one to do it without major $$$.
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Old May 21st, 2005, 11:08 AM
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Shippers + Crates

ETC International Freight Systems in Compton, California - 310-632-2555 - build their own crates in house and gave me the best pricing out there when I sent an 1100 Pound item to the UK last month in a 65X52X52 container. They are a small outfit, but I was impressed with their service. Ask for "Reed" the owner (a good mountaineer on the week-ends) or "Moses" the operational director for pricing.

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Jim

Follow-up Post:

I forget to clarify that ETC International Freight Systems does internal U.S. deliveries as well.
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Old May 21st, 2005, 06:58 PM
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when I shipped the roll bar with forward air, I went to Staples and bought this card board type wrap. Used that, then used some card board and lots of stretch wrap stuff (also from Staples). I could not insure it because it was not crated. I called the buyer asked him what he wanted me to do, he was fine with it, forward air provided me with the pallet. The roof rack is all metal, it should be ok. It's not a small item that's going to get tossed around.
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