bike transportation oregon florida

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Gsteven, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Gsteven

    Gsteven adventure gloggy

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    I am looking at buying a bike (from an inmate) in Portland, Oregon, but need the bike shipped to Florida. Anybody an idea where to find some proper transportation?
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    Steven
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  2. GB

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    Go to Uship.com, fill in the blanks, a picture of the bike and see what quotes you are given.

    Moved to RF: PNW.

    The ASK BALDY forum relates to site related questions.
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  3. Gsteven

    Gsteven adventure gloggy

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    Thanks!
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  4. Handy

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    Maybe someone would ride it out there for you if you paid travel expenses and airfare back home.
    :y0!
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  5. Gsteven

    Gsteven adventure gloggy

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    :roflGood one, not sure if a bmw xchallange is the utlimate cross country bike, but thanks for the over. I haven't bought the bike, I am just trying to figure out how much it would cost to bring it over. Uship might be an option, I prefer to work with some small shipper that now and then does a trip to Florida.
    Thanks,
    Steven
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    Danodemotoman Danodemotoman

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    phideaux Long timer

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    +1 on Federal. Handled shipping two bikes for me this summer. ATL to Seattle. Not a single hitch in the whole shebang. I think I wound up paying around 600 per bike.



    Fido:norton
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  9. NW Neil E O

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    another + 1 for Federal. www.funtransport.com

    I paid about 800 bucks in July to get a bike from Panama City, Florida to Fife, Wa. They were a little later than they had estimated but overall not a bad experience.
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  10. Gsteven

    Gsteven adventure gloggy

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    Thanks guys, I will drop them a mail. yet another step closer to buying a bike I really like to have!
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  11. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    I've sent stuff WAY more valuable and almost as large as a motorcycle with Uship. It takes a little work finding your courier but the guy who showed up for the pickup here in Oregon and delivered in person to upstate New York delivered perfectly. Everyone was happy. :clap
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  12. StoneAgeMan

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    Uship.com is how the small shippers are finding their loads. It's not a shipping company, it's a web-site where individuals list stuff they want move and individual truckers and small trucking companies use to bid for that work.
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  13. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Jnich77 Been here awhile

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    oh, its easy... buy me a plane ticket, give me gas/hotel/food money and I'll ride it back to FL for you. I'll even detail it ;-)
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  15. Gsteven

    Gsteven adventure gloggy

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    Trust me, that idea is something I might do myself, just not in Januari. Maybe I'll buy the bike, have somebody store it and I'll pick it up in the spring. So far i got one over, 850 dollar, seems a bit much, but I am Dutch, so everything seems a bit much!
    Thanks everybody for the tips!
    Steven
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  16. Handy

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    Do you get offended at terms like Dutch uncle, going Dutch, Dutch wife, etc?
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    nw scout Been here awhile

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  18. Gsteven

    Gsteven adventure gloggy

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    Sent bell ship a mail.
    As for getting offended about remarks of my Dutch heritage, No, I don't, I like being Dutch. Make all the jokes you want:evil
    It aint much, if it aint Dutch
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  19. agave248

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    I would not use uship. This December I bought an SRX 250 on ebay, there were 4 shipping quotes and uship was the lowest at 380$, the others were 650$ to 850$. I filled their form then with a wide window (over a month) and a dock option. The price went to 850$-900$. When I contacted them (not easy to do) costumer service Din't see the the problem.

    I have worked with trucks and machinery all my life and have never seen anything like it. I work for a specialized transport company, asked dispatch and found out one of our drivers would be in the area. I gave him 100$ and he delivered it to our shop in Fort Collins Colorado. I did the same for a bike out of Dallas. I realize that this is not an option for most people.

    I had a 1000 Lb diesel engine shipped from Miami for 400$ with no docks, if I remember right the broker was engine shippers.com . Two ZF ecolite transmissions from the Louisville Kentucky area weighing at lest 300 Lb each for 150$for both with Indiana core, great company.

    There are other option, with CL ride share you don't know who will respond, kind of risky. We could work on a network for shipping and storage between us, could work but kind of complicated. I am sure that there are others here that work in -transportation, maybe we could work out a special rate, there are plenty of trucks not full to capacity on the road and a little extra money is better than no extra money.
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  20. agave248

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    I no longer work for the specialized transport company. I left in pretty good terms and might still be able to help some one. Keep in mind that you would be dealing with the driver directly. The trailers are mostly drop decks and E-vans with a few flat beds. I still think this group is big enough to set up a shipping network. .
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