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    RT in NC
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    Shipper

    Anyone know of a reputable moto shipper? I might want to ship from NC to AZ.
    Buck in Greensboro, NC
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    A quick search shows a recent thread

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...light=shipping
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    http://www.funtransport.com/

    They are the motorcycle shipping part of Allied Van Lines I believe.
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    You might want to take a look at the March edition of Motorcycle Consumer News. They did a feature article on the pitfalls and considerations of shipping a bike.

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    RT in NC
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    Thanks for the replies. I have used Federal to ship to Seattle. Their quote from Greensboro to Phoenix was close to $ 800 and two weeks. I got cheaper quotes but the time was double.
    Buck in Greensboro, NC
    2013 R 1200 RT Midnight Blue - traded, 2014 R 1200 RT Ebony Metallic

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    Shipping

    I've used D L Transport twice
    Has been very good both times
    Contact Dan Lawson 513-508-5631
    Small operation but great service

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    I would avoid Allied Van Lines....

    The price was right, it was on time..but. It arrived on a cold wet snowy day, I had to ride the lift-gate up & help un-strap it...OK...but I also had to hold it on the lift-gate...on which it & I barley fit, the platform was wet with some snow , and it had bad hydraulics which resulted in about a 2-3"drop when the driver [who was on the ground] pulled the lever...and that damn near put myself & the motorcycle on the ground ! I was able to hang on & none the worse for wear....but never again will I use them. I pitched a fit at the driver....he said that was how they always do it....I called the company to complain...they said the same thing ....like i said ...never again.
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    You would think Allied had better control of the weather

    Have had neighbors use the carrier with satisfactory results even with the first release of the liftgate...which does sometimes go quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    You would think Allied had better control of the weather

    Have had neighbors use the carrier with satisfactory results even with the first release of the liftgate...which does sometimes go quickly.
    Not sure I see the intent of your reply.......But the customer should not be involved at all in my opinion.

    and trust me I know lift-gates...and this one was faulty.
    Ron Prior {AMA member 30+ years,MOA member 20+years}
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    I've used Keyboard Motorcycle Shippers twice and am very satisfied with their service.

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    maybe read a few ebay auctions as they have a link for shippers-may also come up under "buying" there too.
    "U-ship is often mentioned & ADV has this come up -I think there is a "shipping sticky over there"
    "If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.

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    As mentioned in my previous thread Steve referenced in post #2, I had a good experience with Federal and would recommend them. I plan to ship the RS to Oregon this summer, and will use them again when I do.
    Jim
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