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Old 06-11-2014, 09:10 PM
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Default Unloading Quickbuilds

I am expecting my wing and fuse quick build crates soon.

I live in San Diego.

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 06-11-2014, 09:42 PM
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BEER usually get a few friends over to help.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:43 PM
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It is a really big crate for the QB fuselage. Just ask Dbro172.
He used the back of his truck.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:47 PM
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:00 PM
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Use the services of Tony Partain Transportation. They arrive with a very nice truck and no crates. Just have your wing and fuselage dollies ready. Easy to unload with a few buddies.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:59 AM
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If you have access to a trailer, or even a pickup truck, picking up at the terminal might be an option. Even a pickup will have a lower bed than a transport truck. I picked mine (not quickbuild, though) up at the terminal, saved probably close to $100, & unloaded alone by sliding the crate back just far enough to tilt it to the ground using a come-along & cargo straps. Then grabbed the other end with the straps/come-along, drove out from under, & lowered to the ground.

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Old 06-12-2014, 08:59 AM
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If you have access to a trailer, or even a pickup truck, picking up at the terminal might be an option. Even a pickup will have a lower bed than a transport truck. I picked mine (not quickbuild, though) up at the terminal, saved probably close to $100, & unloaded alone by sliding the crate back just far enough to tilt it to the ground using a come-along & cargo straps. Then grabbed the other end with the straps/come-along, drove out from under, & lowered to the ground.

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I didn't trust the shipper so I rented a U Haul and picked the crated up at the dock. They helped put them in and I used furniture dollies to roll them down the ramp into my garage. It took more effort to stack them in the garage.
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:40 PM
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When ever I have something big I go pick it up at their terminal. They always seem to have someone with a forklift to bring it out and put it on my trailer for me. With that said, those crates are going to be pretty big. Renting a Uhaul or maybe hiring a rollback to pick it up at the terminal for you would be an option.
If Partain is bringing it you should not have a problem, their driver will help.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:01 PM
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In the next step, don't throw away any of the wood from the crate. It has innumerable uses including building an airplane.
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:03 AM
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Default QB wing crates

Can the QB wings be shipped standing on end?

I was thinking about taking the 5 hour drive to the factory with my 18' flatbed trailer and pick up the Fuse and wings all at once. Using the dimensions of the crates for the -8, one of the wings would be standing on end.

thoughts?
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