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    I was behind a 18 wheeler today Daily Direct www.haulbikes.com
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    What's your issue with uship, GP?

    I've shipped bikes cross country, horses cross country four times, never had an issue. Cost $500 to ship a Heritage from LA to my shop in AR a year or so ago. Guy showed up with a decked out trailer set up to haul bikes. Arrived perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpaul View Post
    I've had both of those shippers back up to my garage in podunk (Laredo, TX) and haul them to at least a dozen states (also had them both haul in from a dozen states).

    They do all the loading, no crate or pallet needed, bike just needs to be a roller (can even have 2 flat tires). You also do NOT need to drain any fluids.

    I do realize this post is too late for the original poster, but this thread is still a good reference for others.
    Not too late as I won't be moving them for a few more months. Problem for me is I'm a cheap bastar............, ah, frugal. Most of the shippers are going to be in the $700 range per bike. It's 2200 miles one way. I get 20mpg in the truck and at $2.75 for gas is $600. My time is flexible so I can save $900 if I just go get them myself. Fortunately my sister made me an offer I couldn't refuse, costing me nothing but more anticipation waiting on them. I just gotta keep telling myself "Good things come to those who wait."
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Rod10 View Post
    What's your issue with uship, GP?

    I've shipped bikes cross country, horses cross country four times, never had an issue. Cost $500 to ship a Heritage from LA to my shop in AR a year or so ago. Guy showed up with a decked out trailer set up to haul bikes. Arrived perfectly.
    I just did an online quote with Uship. They give quotes from a list of different carriers. Prices varied from $1017 to $1260 for just ONE bike. So now I have an issue with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 44dwarf View Post
    I was behind a 18 wheeler today Daily Direct www.haulbikes.com
    This place is offering a summer special, Anywhere to Anywhere for $499 in the continental US. Still a grand I don't want to spend.
    Looks like their normal rate would be $675ea.
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    Did you put them up for bid? I usually don't take the lowest bid, but not the highest, just one with good ratings.

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    At 2,200 miles one way, that's to be expected, though. Probably not a bad price.
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    ouch...
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    I've got a listing on Uship for a bike from NV to Illinois.
    Shipping quotes just from calling and web browsing have ranged from $700-well over $1000.

    I hope this works out...

    Oh yeah, and sorry for the necropost.
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    Still a good reference thread, as all the relevant points are still true.

    I'm just sad that Keyboard has such limited west coast stops, as that seems to be where most bike go to, and come from (in my experience)
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    So, I ended up using Sevat transport. By far the most affordable at $450 from Reno, NV to just 1/2hr west of chicago. This was on a personal recommendation from the seller so we were outside of Uship and saved both sides a bunch of money.

    It's one guy driving one of those large commercial vans around the country hauling everything but mostly moto related. He's based in Wisconsin so midwesterners might want to check him out. Says the California/Chicago route is a regular for him...

    He picked up within a week when everyone else was super busy and delivered in 4-5 days. Communication was adequate. Service was good. I would totally use again.

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