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Old 06-09-2014, 07:23 PM   #1
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Shipping a bike (or two) to the northeast

Hey all, I am looking at being in New England on business for a week to 10 days late September. I'm thinking if I can get my bike back there (and my son's if he can make it), I (we) can take about that much time to work our way back here.

I'm looking for intel, based on direct experience ideally, on companies to use, and/or anybody happening to make a trip that way with a near empty trailer around the first part of September.

Appreciate it.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:58 PM   #2
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I recommend uship.com. I used it to get some quotes on rates for the west coast. Basically you create an account (free), put out an offer and private shippers will either accept or bid for it. It was way cheaper than commercial shippers, and no pallet required.

Good luck
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:27 PM   #3
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Thanks. I'll check them out.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:05 PM   #4
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I shipped a bike from Maine to Portland about a year ago using Uship. After a snafu with another carrier, I ended up using Chris at Rocky Top Trans (I could be wrong on the company name). They were good enough that I saved their number just in case: 865.221.3382 (Chris' cell)
Side note: not affiliated with them at all, I was just impressed...
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:52 PM   #5
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I did a bid through uship and was able to get a bike from Vegas to Spokane for under $200. Which, compared to all the other prices I was seeing on the net was a hell of a deal. Guy just had a fladbed trailer, and the bike was strapped down good and well next to a water-heater. Can't say I'd do open carry for my Buell, but my Strom can take it.
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