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#1 posted 01-19-2014 12:56 AM

I met a man that was motor cycling from California to Wisconsin. His brother had his bike shipped to California and flew out. They met up, rode for a week then the brother delivered his bike and went vacationing with his wife for the week. He shipped the bike on a moving van. Someone like Beacon of Mayflower. Some big name. He said it wasn’t too bad. They packed the bike. he delivered it to the depot and they packed it , shipped it and delivered it.
I bought some shutters that are large. They came in a triple wall cardboard box with stiff corners added on all sides. Inside they used closed cell foam to center the part. They banded everything with the Nylon straps or bands. It was marked top freight, fragile, etc. I imagine the packing cost as much as the product.

I have used a local shipping company to receive thing from Oklahoma city and to ship to Dallas TX. They don’t package they had me deliver to their depot and pickup at their depot. It was pretty reasonable though. It was plenty but when you look at gas alone it was cheaper than driving parts from here to Dallas.

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