I had purchased a vintage shwinn tandem bicycle, which is about 8 feet long and almost 100 lbs. This was to be a wedding present, and it did not disappoint. Shipper delivered from MO to Chicago and communicated with me either online or thru phone at pickup and receiving points. I saved more than half using uship, and was a breeze to paypal shippers. Bike arrived in mint condition. What a great experience.