WOOHOO!!! My wings are FINALLY sitting in my garage, waiting to be unpacked. It started yesterday with a call from ABF Freight telling me my wings were ready for pickup at the terminal. I decided to pick the up to save money, and because ABF didn’t offer liftgate service which would have made delivery very difficult at my house. So I just went and picked them up and my friend Randy helped me unload them.
The ABF terminal is only about 20 minutes from my house, so I was able to swing by and pick them up pretty easily. The charges for freight were around $315, so not to bad for 4 business day delivery!
Just in case any readers are wondering what to expect with their RV-7 wings, here is the crate dimensions:
186″ x 12″ x 12″
Weight: 220 Lbs.
96″ x 32″ x 12″
Weight: 214 Lbs.
They were pretty well packaged, and very little shipping damage. The fattest crate had one of skids missing, but it looked undamaged otherwise. I took plenty of photos after the ABF guys loaded them, just in case I need to make a claim. Unloading wasn’t too bad, we slid the crates gently down a loading ramp and right into the garage, so we didn’t really have to do any heavy lifting. But, if you needed to lift and carry these crates, 4 adults would be great. You could probably do it with 2 or three strong guys, but 4 average strength guys it would be no problem.
This is a short post, I’ll be headed down to open the crates and start the inventory and storing process in a few minutes. That will be another post on its own.
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Hours Worked: 2