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Old April 26th 19, 04:46 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Charles Longley
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Bit of a long shot but as part of my retirement masterplan I've agreed to Purchase an ASW-20 in Ohio. If anyone is headed West from that area with an empty hitch I am willing to pay expenses to help move my new purchase. The glider needs to end up in Ephrata, WA.

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Charlie
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Old April 26th 19, 04:55 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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If you don't find anybody here, try UShip.

You might want to put on new tires and repack the bearings.
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Old April 26th 19, 07:45 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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uShip.com

Shipped 4 gliders through them, no issues to date.
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Old April 27th 19, 03:05 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Any idea on rough cost for u-ship Ohio to Washington?
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Old April 27th 19, 03:45 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I moved a glider in a Cobra trailer from Chicago to Harris Hill.* I
charged $1,800 (IIRC) for the trip.* Towing a trailer reduces the
efficiency of the tow vehicle.* I was on a road trip anyway and the
deviations off course to pick up and deliver the glider were not that
excessive.

On 4/27/2019 8:05 AM, Charles Longley wrote:
Any idea on rough cost for u-ship Ohio to Washington?


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Old April 27th 19, 10:58 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I shipped a Cobra from California to Georgia for $2000 bucks with Uship.com.. You post your request and drivers bid on your job. We got 2 drivers that had delivered a job out west and were looking for anything headed back east.. Bargain deal.........ship was delivered in good condition in about a week..
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Old April 28th 19, 12:18 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I've used Uship twice with success.
Things to consider:

1. Don't book the first "broker" that contacts you. There will be lots. They are a middle man and don't actually ship anything. they'll find you a driver but not always the fastest or cheapest. Further, you will be locked into contract with them if another driver contacts you. In my opinion, just work directly with drivers.

2. Bid high if you are in a rush (an extra $100 will increase your rate of securing a bid quickly)

3. Last minute booking is sorta the norm. I was flying the glider in Colorado, landed to load up with an appointment to meet the shipper to pickup. He called and said truck is broke down and will not be able to make it. I freaked out because I had a flight out the next afternoon. I posted a new listing on uship requesting pickup in 24 hrs and added $200 to the job. I had the job booked in 2 hrs and glider picked up the following morning. He was a very professional and prompt shipper. No problems.

We are lucky to have this great service. Expect $2,000-$2,500 for cross trailering of your glider. Not too bad!
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Old April 29th 19, 02:27 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Charles Longley
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That’s probably the route I’ll go. How do they load/unload? Do you bring it to a truck dock?
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Old April 29th 19, 01:39 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 8:27:49 PM UTC-5, Charles Longley wrote:
That’s probably the route I’ll go. How do they load/unload? Do you bring it to a truck dock?


I think you will find most have "trailer towing capable vehicles". Pickups, vans, etc. If your trailer has a 50 mm hitch, you should consider providing the ball. Don't skimp and say, "meh, 1 7/8ths is close enough."

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Old April 29th 19, 02:24 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Charles,
They will trailer it behind their truck more than likely. Providing the ball is a good idea. You can arrange a flatbed but it will likely cost more. Both mine were just trailed as normal. Don't forget to consider putting new tires on prior to the trip. They will fail on a cross-USA drive if they've been sitting more than a season or two.

They will literally drop the trailer off in front of your house. It's very convenient.

 




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