Shipping GL1800 from Alberta, Canada to Yuma, AZ


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Shipping GL1800 from Alberta, Canada to Yuma, AZ

Post by Rick's Ride » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:47 am



Good morning!! I tried searching this subject but never saw anything recent. I would like to see if I could afford to ship my 2006 'Wing down to Yuma for a few months of riding but I haven't found anybody that would do it for less than $1100 each way. Is this the rate that I can expect to have to pay? If anybody has any other suggestions for shippers please let me know.

I would like to ship it down around Christmas, and might try selling it in Yuma, otherwise I would be shipping it home at end of March or first week of April.

Thanks in advance! :)



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Re: Shipping GL1800 from Alberta, Canada to Yuma, AZ

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:58 am

Rick's Ride wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:47 am
Good morning!! I tried searching this subject but never saw anything recent. I would like to see if I could afford to ship my 2006 'Wing down to Yuma for a few months of riding but I haven't found anybody that would do it for less than $1100 each way. Is this the rate that I can expect to have to pay? If anybody has any other suggestions for shippers please let me know.

I would like to ship it down around Christmas, and might try selling it in Yuma, otherwise I would be shipping it home at end of March or first week of April.

Thanks in advance! :)
If it wasn't December in Medicine Hat of all places, I'd suggest riding it down. :)

That said, I think you'd be disappointed in the price you'd get for it in AZ as compared to in Canada.

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Re: Shipping GL1800 from Alberta, Canada to Yuma, AZ

Post by bstig60 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:57 pm

Ever consider trailering it down instead of shipping?
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Re: Shipping GL1800 from Alberta, Canada to Yuma, AZ

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:51 pm

crossing the border is probably responsible for half of that shipping cost.

most of the rates I have seen are running $600 to $800 between points in the lower 48.

cost me $600 from Atlanta, Georgia to Tulsa, Oklahoma for my ST1100 several years ago.

US Haul Bikes has a great reputation, how many transporters have you contacted ?

https://haulbikes.com/


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Re: Shipping GL1800 from Alberta, Canada to Yuma, AZ

Post by Rick's Ride » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:48 pm

Thanks for the replies so far. In response to a few questions that ere raised:
1- I have considered trailering it but we are at max capacity already with the other toys we brought down. We considered leaving the side by side home and bringing the bike but we get a ton of use out of the Side by side so we opted that way. Might choose differently next year.
2- I have talked to 3 shippers so far. They replied to my request for quote on U-ship. Looks to be pretty costly from the quotes so far. I haven't tried haulbikes.com yet but will see how that goes.
3- I should have ridden it from the Hat earlier and flew back and brought down my RV and other toys later. Maybe I could do that next year. It would be a gorgeous summer run down here, and I have a place that I could store it so that might be an option for us as well.

Thanks again for the replies so far!



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