Shipping a 72 inch bar

Sparky_911

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Looking at a 72 inch C3 MX7K 5 section that I can get locally and would likely sell. How the crap would I ship it? Anyone with experience?

I used the search and tried to find something in some other threads but can't find anything.
 

tsquale

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Recently did this with a Whelen. Bought a FedEx golf bag box (48*15*15) and a FedEx 16" cube ($18ish total) and blended them together. Worked awesome and shipping cost was only around $100
 
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Sparky_911

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Thanks for the replies. Packing I've got covered. I was referring more towards carriers to ship. Something that big surely has to go freight/cargo? Would I be better off using a trucking company (ABF, Yellow, etc.) or good ol' fedex, ups, usps?
 

tsquale

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FedEx. I avoid UPS like the plague. Never had an issue with FedEx or USPS, but that will be too large for USPS. No need to go with freight
 
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Sparky_911

Sparky_911

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Ok. Thanks. The length thing had me really scratching my head.
 
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It definitely behooves you to shop around on shipping quotes..
Best bet is compare online using quote tools and then go with what you want.
I have used all 3 major shippers.. and they all sucked at one point or another.. just sayin
 

kerry4951

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I had damage with both FedEx and UPS on large items, so I usually just take the cheaper of the two. Its still a gamble either way. Just package it as well as you can to protect the item and then keep your fingers crossed. Hopefully 3rd shift at one of the terminals wont use it for a baseball bat.
 

EHFD_Tower_751

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#12
I had a 69" mx bar shipped to me by fedex and arrived safe and sound.

Purchased it from fighting17th here, and have done numerous other transactions with him.

It only cost him a little more than 40 to ship it
 

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I had a 69" mx bar shipped to me by fedex and arrived safe and sound.

Purchased it from fighting17th here, and have done numerous other transactions with him.

It only cost him a little more than 40 to ship it

So this price is deceptive.. cost depends on size, weight, and origin and destination. As I mentioned gather multiple quotes..
What @EHFD_Tower_751 doesn't mention is where either origin or destination was.. So for his transaction that is normal.. but if your shipping from east to west coast, or some other long distance.. don't expect $40. A great example would be my dealing with @empire5150, when I have to ship to him the costs are relatively low... I think I even shipped a Visibar to him at a fairly reasonable price... but that is PA to NH... on the flip side I send things to TN and the cost is 2x to 3x what it costs to ship to NH..

Also I 2nd what @southpaw recommended... you can get what is called sports utility or lamp box.. that is 48*12*12 from a uhaul.. you can then combine the 2 boxes and mail just about any light bar.. except for lights like Vectors... etc.
 
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