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, thanks to this auction pickup service. 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