I've also used uship. For those not aware, it's like ebay except, the bids go
DOWN. Also, you're not required to accept any bids. I used it to connect with a
semi-retired fellow with a light pickup and a small equipment trailer to haul
my UST TX472 about 1000 miles. The bill was about $1/mile.
As with any shipper, loading and unloading is done by someone else. In my case,
the seller had access to a fork lift. I did not, and instead had a local auto
towing company setup to drop it in my front yard. I had the hauler inform me
when he was as far out as the towing company needed for lead time. As it turned
out, the wait was only a few minutes. I then used a pair of homebrew "trucks"
to move the tower into my back yard, and later, move the tower into place when
the base was ready.
vy 73,Bryan WA7PRChttp://www.tinyurl.com/wa7prc-tower
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:11:34 +0000
From: Mike VE3YF
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Freight charges when shipping towers
Try uShip, it is on the internet. I had a 55' UST Crankup and
accessories shipped from Los Angeles to my home here in Ontario for
about $900 USD. It took about 3 weeks but with the
same carrier, so no big hassles etc. Once it went on the truck it
stayed on the same truck till destination where we off loaded it. You
will probably find it chaeper considering your
distance, but for me it was a blessing and far less than UST wanted
for shipping (Approx $3000).
73 De Mike
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