Shipping

Butch

Newbie
Joined
Jun 18, 2020
Messages
66
Location
Jackson Ca
Aircraft
Bensen Gyro
Total Flight Time
50 hrs
I have been saving for months to purchase the new blades for my Bensen. I was awaiting a phone call from the seller for info on where to pick them up. We had discussed shipping options and I was given a quote of around $ 300.00. When he called to give me the shipping info he said that he had some bad news. He told me that after he carefully boxed them up and took them down to be shipped they told him that it was going to be $ 1,180.00. WTF. Thanks Biden.
 

JEFF TIPTON

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 17, 2007
Messages
2,962
Location
DICKSON, TN
Aircraft
Grumman AA5
Total Flight Time
1350
With Mentone coming up, you reach out to see if someone could them up on there way back,etc
 

Butch

Newbie
Joined
Jun 18, 2020
Messages
66
Location
Jackson Ca
Aircraft
Bensen Gyro
Total Flight Time
50 hrs
Is there anyone on this site that will be traveling to California from Florida soon. I have tried other options with no luck. They are being trucked. The same trucking company charged $ 320.00 for the same trip 1 year ago. They blame it on Covid and the rising fuel cost. I talked to someone that was paying $ 2,200.00 to ship a small gyro. I have been without rotor blades now for almost 1 year and I miss my gyro. I bit the bullet and had them shipped
 

DavePA11

Active Member
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Messages
914
Location
USA
Take a commercial flight out then rent a vechile and drive them home. Must rental places downsized their fleet during Covid though too.
It’s only going to get worse....
 

schmoe90

Magni M-16 Sport Pilot
Joined
Feb 8, 2018
Messages
109
Location
Roseville, CA
Aircraft
Magni M-16
I've heard of people using Greyhound to ship large, unwieldy boxes fairly cheaply, and the busses are still running :)
 

Sv.grainne

Active Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2020
Messages
606
Location
Kerrville, Texas
I just did a rfq for a 100lb box, 10'x1'x1' from SW FL 33950 to CA 95635, Online from Freight Center. Quote $321, 8 days in transit!
 

C. Beaty

Gold Supporter
Joined
Apr 16, 2004
Messages
10,090
Location
Florida
When shipping something, never, ever call it aircraft or anything related. Calling it aluminum lawn furniture will save you a bundle.
 

Sv.grainne

Active Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2020
Messages
606
Location
Kerrville, Texas
Heres the info if you need it!


Chris Triana <[email protected]>​

2:53 PM (2 hours ago)
to me




Good day, My name is Chris Triana and I will be your 3PL logistics agent. Are you looking for fast and equipped carriers? Great prices? International? Packaging? White glove? Well, guess what. You found the correct company that offers all of it. Please email or feel free to call me with any questions or concerns. I will be glad to provide you with a quote.


FreightCenter Chris Triana
National Account Manager
P. (800) 716-7608 Ext. 1066
 

DonBishop

Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2020
Messages
40
Location
Grizzly Flats
Aircraft
Mooney M20J
Total Flight Time
1200 hours
Try shipping through Fastenal. Much less expensive than any other system I've come across. The blades need to be delivered and picked up at a Fastenal location though. That is the only disadvantage.
 

Capt'n Gator

Junior Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2012
Messages
488
Location
Goldsboro, NC
Aircraft
Dominator Single 582BH N401JC
Total Flight Time
150+
I have shipped two Rotax 582 engines with RTL trucking, they ship anything, anywhere, and they were very economical. They also can provide lift gate service which makes it convenient if you are shipping to an individual's home residence. No problems.
 
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