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"Shipping my recumbent electric Trike."

shipping from Irvine, California Maple Plain, Minnesota for $200.00

5/12/2009
$200.00
Irvine, California
Maple Plain, Minnesota
1941 mi.

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I bought a electric recumbent trike I found on craigs list in Los Angeles. It had a broken throttle and a bad battery so I got it for a great price. Only problem was I live in Minneapolis. My Girlfriend had previously used Uship to transport a 30 foot RV trailer she bought on ebay from Vermont to Minneapolis and that had gone great. The hauler even installed 4 new tires and greased the bearings at a very reasonable rate compared to what local service places charge for the same job. I had been searching for a affordable recumbent trike to use to commute to work and to coffee houses where I play guitar for a 2nd job. This one already had a electric motor in the rear hub. I knew I could fix it up. Amtrack would not ship my bike because it had 3 wheels and a tiny electric motor and battery. So I posted a picture on Uship and started getting bids. The best bid came from a hauler who was transporting a boat to Oklahoma and was also picking up a Vintage Harley in Phoenix. This left enough room in his truck to take my bike to have a full load. I negotiated a reduced rate over door to door shipment by taking my bike to him, He was starting only 30 minutes from my folks house in California. I also arranged to meet him at a truckstop at the bottom of Minnesota as he was passing by taking 300 miles round trip off his journey. I have family in the LA area so my brother picked it up and left it at my folks place. I took a weeks vacation fixed up the bike and used it while I was there. My folks had a antique chair and andirons from my grandmothers recent passing that were left to me. They had been planning to drive out to see me and deliver the items as the chair was too big to UPS. For a additional charge Rob {rverdog}agreed to take these items and save my elderly parents the expense of a trip. Rob has a safe place to store items in CA, at the hand off I saw the bike locked and strapped securley in his truck, He had protected the chair as well. I'd use Uship again anytime!!!!

- Daniel B.
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