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Shipping bikes Anchorage to Seattle

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Fighter, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Trying to ship 4 bikes to Seattle.
    Obviously trying to keep costs reasonable.
    Probably one-way (south bound) but would consider round trip.
    Anyone used Alaska Airlines?
    Independent trucking outfits?
    Privateers heading down empty?
    Help.
    Fite
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  2. AK650

    AK650 Long timer Supporter

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  3. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    I'm on it like a bad habit!
    Talked to TMS today and they work with KGM.
    Thank you.
    Fite
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  4. AK650

    AK650 Long timer Supporter

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    :thumbSafe travels:beer
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  5. Solarmoose

    Solarmoose electric Supporter

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    I've used KGM several times for northbound, ride in, they crate and make all the shipping arrangements going north. Great outfit to work with.
    Last summer I asked KGM to receive a southbound crate. I had my own crate and used AFF to ship south with KGM receiving the crate, unpacking and getting the bike ready for my son to pickup. KGM performed beyond expectations for a very reasonable fee. AFF? will not ever use them again. Used Lyndon before, got it done with no drama. Talk with KGM about the round trip arrangements.
    Finding/building/delivering a crate for the southbound leg is big piece of the puzzle for us. TMS and most of the dealers will do that and Motion in Anc too.
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  6. Andrewmc

    Andrewmc Been here awhile

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    We handle shipping to anywhere in the U.S., you just drop the bikes off and we crate them and handle all of the logistics. KGM is great to receive and uncrate them in the Seattle area. We shop rates from a few different freight companies when we get quotes, so the final price is usually pretty reasonable. I'm sure you've talked to Kait already, so she'll get you taken care of!

    Andrew
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  7. KHud

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    Fite, once you get the bike(s) here you can make a charitable donation of the bikes to the Outpost Home for Wayward Girls. I will take care of the transaction..... and, it is tax deductible. L
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  8. Fighter

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    There's gonna be girls ????
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  9. Fighter

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    Thanks Andrew,
    Talked to Kait and we are headed in the right direction.
    Fite
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  10. Cubdriver

    Cubdriver Stampede Swimmer

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    Fite, I have used Alaska air. It went fine. About a buck a pound, you pick it up in Seattle and I think they give you a few days to show up. gotta drain all the fluids pretty much. I found it very convenient. Don't wait til Copper River Red season, or you will be a t the back of the line.
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  11. Fighter

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    Doc, thanks for the intel.
    Will look into Alaska air.
    Kait/Andrew at TMS have been very helpful re: ground shipping.
    Fite
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  12. ErraticAKn

    ErraticAKn On roads less traveled...

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