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Old 07-05-2014, 12:13 PM
rapid_ascent rapid_ascent is offline
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Given the size of these crates it might be worth it to rent a forklift for the day. I'm not sure how much it would cost or how difficult they are to drive but if its $200 it might be worth it. I'm sure they could be moved around with a couple of furniture dollies once you get them close to where you want them. I have slow build wings and the FEDX freight guy was able to use his dolly and roll it down my driveway.

You might also be able to rent a Uhaul with a lift gate for about $50 for the day. I'm not sure if these crates could be turned to fit on the gate and lowered. I've had big stuff before that I just slid out and then tipped it to the ground. Then you could lower the other end.
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Old 07-05-2014, 12:51 PM
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Default Partain

Another vote for partain. Driver helped unload. No crate for quick build fuse.
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:03 PM
E. D. Eliot E. D. Eliot is offline
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Default Yep - Partain

Great service to my garage and the driver helped me unload my kit from his low bed trailer. I'm a very satisfied customer.
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:37 PM
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My vote is for picking up at the dock. I did that several times. There are a number of advantages: 1) they will use a forklift to put it on whatever you have at no charge, 2) if there is damage, you have plenty of time to take pictures, argue, whatever, 3) if what you bring to pick it up won't fit it (i.e. your trailer is too small) they will hang on to it and you can come back later, no charge.

If the guy shows up at your house and you can't unload it, he's going to be unhappy, he's going to rush you, and they're going to charge you for a failed delivery.

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Old 11-01-2014, 11:14 PM
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Default Partain was perfect

I ended up using Partain. The experience was perfect. There were several RV's in the truck. I saved the $500 crating charge, and didn't have to dispose of the crates. I highly recommend going that path.

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Old 11-02-2014, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by cdeerinck View Post
I'm told I am responsible for getting the crates off of the truck.
Given that I don't have a forklift, does anyone have suggestions on the best way to do this? Or does anyone know of a carrier that will handle that part as well?
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:59 AM
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When getting my kits, I called the shipper on the receiving end. I told them I would need help getting it into my garage. The sent an extra hand. I added a little more but was worth it, to my back.

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