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Shipping RT cross country

I need to get an RT cross country (USA). Has anyone shipped their bike cross country? What vendor did you use? Were you satisfied? How much did it cost? Lessons learned, etc...?


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Do a search on this and its sister K1600 forum, as this topic has been recently addressed... The most recent thread talked about a shipper that had compressed the shocks on their bike which caused one of the shocks to fail in transit and the vendor didn't accept responsibility for replacing the failed shock.

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Do a search on this and its sister K1600 forum, as this topic has been recently addressed... The most recent thread talked about a shipper that had compressed the shocks on their bike which caused one of the shocks to fail in transit and the vendor didn't accept responsibility for replacing the failed shock.
I've seen that in various forms.

The more I read, the more I think I might just crate my bike and move it myself with the rest of my stuff.


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I need to get an RT cross country (USA). Has anyone shipped their bike cross country? What vendor did you use? Were you satisfied? How much did it cost? Lessons learned, etc...?
Check out Haul Bikes https://haulbikes.com
they were mentioned favorably on a thread several months ago, and everyone seems to give them good ratings. Prices seem reasonable.


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Check out Haul Bikes https://haulbikes.com
they were mentioned favorably on a thread several months ago, and everyone seems to give them good ratings. Prices seem reasonable.
Haul Bikes is the one I've been reading about that people say messes up your shocks. They get either a 4 or 5 rating or a 1. There are definitely some mixed experiences with them it seems.


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Haul Bikes is the one I've been reading about that people say messes up your shocks. They get either a 4 or 5 rating or a 1. There are definitely some mixed experiences with them it seems.
I can't see how they would do that! I had used them quite successfully to ship my '07 RT from WA to here. They use dedicated multi-level tractor trailers to haul just bikes, and their truck drivers are also bike riders, or that's how it was a few years back!

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