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Greetings... I'm planning for the delivery of my 750 kit(s) soon, and want to hear people's experiences with getting the crate home from wherever the trucking company deposits it. I know I could get them to bring it to my door, but in my case (Canada) that costs about $1200! If I go pick it up in the U.S., and broker it myself, less the $400. Since the border is only a short distance away, that's what I'm planning to do.
So... Zenith tells me it's a single crate, 13.5 x 3 x 4, about 1000 lbs. Has anyone used a pickup truck to transport this crate, say an F150? Flatbed trailer? Uhaul van?
Interesting idea, Bob, but no doubt pretty pricey for the ~175 km round trip, including border crossing!
Have you flown your skis yet? They look great! I will be contacting you in the not-to-distant future when my new 750 is ready for skis! ;')
Here was my solution. We went to Mexico to pick up the kit, traveled to NW Iowa to see my folks , and returned to Arizona. I rigged up lights on to the crate using a wiring harness for trailers plugged into the hitch socket. No problems on the trip home. I needed 5 bury guys to help unload it. The truck is a 2500 Dodge LWB.