Shipping??!!??

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  1. Clayton

    Clayton Active Member

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    So has anyone ever had a bike shipped across several states? If so who did you use and what’s the tips and tricks for doing this? I have found a couple of bike I would like to purchase but they are way on the other side of the US and I have never shipped anything that big before. Any and all info is greatly appreciated!! Also what’s an average cost to ship a bike across 3 or 4 states? Thanks again for any info.
     
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  3. CollegeCrankCase

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    Hey Clayton,

    I've had two CT70s shipped respectively; one was about 300 miles away, the other about 500. Both junkers, non-running. I used UShip, and overall was quite happy with the service. I filled out an "ad" with all the information (photos are helpful), and posted it. Over about a week's time I got 4 or 5 bids on each listing, and settled with the best value both times. Place your ad early (at least a week if not two before pickup), and you should have no issue receiving bids.
    Both gentlemen were local to my state and just happened to be in the area to pick up my bikes. Both times around the horn it was $200-$250 to have the bike delivered, but I was exceedingly happy. It was a busy season in my life so I couldn't pick them up myself, and these guys treated my bikes well. Both were strapped down and held upright for the full trip. Pretty nice considering how awful of condition they were both in.

    Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. It's gonna be at least a few hundred bucks, but you never know who has a few square feet left in their semi-truck and can help you out.

    Also -- on the Trail 70 Facebook groups, guys post occasionally that they are making trips to the other side of the US and would be happy to grab and deliver your bike for a fee. Never looked into this, but may be useful as a backup.

    best of luck,
    triple c
     
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  4. Tripod

    Tripod Active Member

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    Ive used Uship. Just be flexible on pickup and delivery dates and you can usually score by having the guy already going in that direction and wanting to pick up another load along the way.

    Precovid, you could ship through fastenal, but they squashed that. I broke down my CT70H and boxed it up. Put it on a pallet as freight. $130 WA to CA.
     
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  5. Clayton

    Clayton Active Member

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    This is very good info, so far just the preliminary checks I was getting around 800 bucks to ship from Chicago to Dallas. I didn’t know where to start looking except for google and the top sites seemed pretty expensive to me.
     
  6. mikejana

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    I've used Uship several times with great results.

    Just be patient and the great bids will appear, especially if you are close to the beaten path.
     

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