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camping_man
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I wonder if anyone order a fifthwheel hitch , or other awkward towing equiptment, and how was it shipped. I'm trying to sell my 5er sliding hitch on EBAy, and I put local pickup only, but nobody can read, so I might have to ship it some how if I'm going to get rid of it. I haven't weighed it, but maybe 180lbs.with rails? I can't remember how it cam when I received it many moons ago.
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J-mans_Dad
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Try calling UPS Freight You can spec optional services like liftgate req'd, residential, etc.
I'd bolt it to a pallet, shrink wrap it and have them pick it up.

Jarlaxle
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Greyhound will also ship if it will fit in a bus bay.
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campinginthewoo
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Try USHIP?? You may find a bidder/shipper who would deliver it for you there's a tv show called shipping wars I think on A & E and customers ship stuff allover.... Just a thought
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camperpaul wrote:
camping man wrote:
Thanks guys, I kind of though freight or local pickup would be the only route to take. Some folks think UPS would handle this, but I've never seen two UPS drivers carrying a package to someones door.:h

UPS and Fed-X both have an 80 lb. limit.


Incorrect.

FedEx Freight will pickup at your door if it is skidded and banded or shrink wrapped, up to 2500 lbs without authorization, heavier if you call for authorization.
FedEx Freight rate and transit times

It's likely going to be too expensive. I priced out a skid of 190 lbs, 48"x40"x36" going from Seattle to Cincy and it was $687 for 5 day service (their slowest and cheapest).
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srx-6
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camperpaul wrote:
camping man wrote:
Thanks guys, I kind of though freight or local pickup would be the only route to take. Some folks think UPS would handle this, but I've never seen two UPS drivers carrying a package to someones door.:h

UPS and Fed-X both have an 80 lb. limit.


Don't know about Fed-X but this is from the UPS website,

Packages can be up to 150 lbs (70 kg).
Packages can be up to 165 inches (419 cm) in length and girth combined.
Packages can be up to 108 inches (270 cm) in length.
Packages with a large size-to-weight ratio require special pricing and dimensional weight calculations.
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tatest
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camping man wrote:
Thanks guys, I kind of though freight or local pickup would be the only route to take. Some folks think UPS would handle this, but I've never seen two UPS drivers carrying a package to someones door.:h


You won't see the truck driver lifting it either. That job, between customer and truck, is handled by your shipping agent and/or the guys in the freight terminal. I had that terminal job one summer, driver's job ends when he backs up to the dock and opens his door.

If not delivering to a terminal, loading and unloading is the customer's job. Been stuck there two, when somebody at district HQ sent me a 400 pound safe, truck is sitting in the parking lot driver wants me to take my safe off his truck.

Try to find a freight agent that can handle the load for recipient pickup, home delivery doesn't always work for heavy stuff.
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camperpaul
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camping man wrote:
Thanks guys, I kind of though freight or local pickup would be the only route to take. Some folks think UPS would handle this, but I've never seen two UPS drivers carrying a package to someones door.:h

UPS and Fed-X both have an 80 lb. limit.
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Jarlaxle
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UPS Freight will deliver just about anything. They delivered two electric pallet jacks (~450lbs each) where I work, and two 12' Sunsetter awnings to my mother.
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camping_man
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Thanks guys, I kind of though freight or local pickup would be the only route to take. Some folks think UPS would handle this, but I've never seen two UPS drivers carrying a package to someones door.:h
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camperpaul
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Shipping by motor freight only.
Paul
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resmas
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We've sold a hitch and had it shipped. We lived in Anchorage, AK at the time, and the hitch needed to be flown to Nome, AK. All we had to do was take the hitch to NAF at Ted Stevens, give them the buyer's name and cell phone #, and their staff did the rest. We never put it on a pallet or anything. Doubt the process is that simple in the lower 48, though...

One note, too. We were paid, in cash, by the buyer's friend in Anchorage. No way would I have parted with the hitch if I was given a check or money order. I've never done Paypal, so I can't comment on that.
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deereone
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You might agree to meet up to 300 miles for whatever is handy for you to help. You can also strap it to a pallet and there are shipping companies that will come pick it up and deliver. Make sure you know the cost to ship and make sure your customer pays the shipping.

downtheroad
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I sell heavy stuff and awkward stuff..like our last hitch and a bicycle on Craig's List...all local.
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