Notices
RC Car General Discussions This forum is for all general discussions related to radio control cars. Check forums below for more specific categories if applicable.

Best way to ship a rc truck

Old 12-25-2020, 08:25 AM
  #1  
tazzzz
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: wilmington, NC
Posts: 707
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default Best way to ship a rc truck

Whatís the best way to ship any car or truck,,,say like a kraton or rustler etc,,,,and what is the cost of doing so..Iíve never shipped one before,,,Iím just trying to get a feel of the cost and what the cheapest way to ship. And with what shipper...thanks guys 🇺🇸👈
Old 12-25-2020, 03:40 PM
  #2  
RustyUs
 
RustyUs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 4,787
Received 31 Likes on 29 Posts
Default

That's easy...USPS Priority Mail!!
Old 12-25-2020, 03:55 PM
  #3  
RustyUs
 
RustyUs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 4,787
Received 31 Likes on 29 Posts
Default

It's normally cheaper for me to send something Priority Mail than it is to use Parcel Select/Ground when sending across the US. It all depends on size and weight. Print the label, and schedule a pickup...it doesn't get any easier. I'd say 95% of the time, when the package is over 13oz. and can't use 1st Class Package as an option, I will use Priority Mail.

Last edited by RustyUs; 12-25-2020 at 03:58 PM.
Old 12-26-2020, 09:03 AM
  #4  
bill_delong
 
bill_delong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 667
Received 29 Likes on 25 Posts
Default

USPS can sometimes be the least expensive option but I often find that UPS ground can do it for $5+ cheaper when the package goes above 5-8 pounds.

I use PayPal which also gives you a discount, you can quickly change providers to see who is cheaper:

Create Shipping Label - PayPal

Very important that size/weight are key, cut the box down to the smallest size possible, remove wheels if necessary to get the box smaller, making sure there is absolutely no dead space in the box... remove batteries or anything not necessary to ship that would increase the weight... sometimes I will split into 2 different boxes to ship lower weight for significantly less cost... I want to say the original quote was close to $35 to ship as a single box, but then it was $15 and $8 to ship separately... most of the cars I ship tend to average around $20 - $25 to ship but it all depends on the distance, if they are in the same state it might only cost $10 to ship, but if going to Maine, the same box might cost $40.
Old 01-12-2021, 01:14 PM
  #5  
Marcuscirr
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 12
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I agree with what other say. Priority Mail is mostly cheaper but i mostly ship my car/truck using Citizenshipper. They are also one of reputed company and my reason for choosing them is safety of my automobile.
Every loves its vehicle and i am not apart that's why i always ensure that my vehicle shipped without any damage.

And talking about cost then its depend on various factor like : distance, mode etc.
Old 01-25-2021, 12:12 PM
  #6  
Scander
Junior Member
 
Scander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I tried to use the shippers years back. In a way it is justified as it saves gas and time. But a few times I had more cargo than expected, so had to order them twice and it doubled the price of course. So now I am thinking of buying a big car as my property and whenever I need to relocate anything, be it furniture, spare parts or even house elements, I will see no trouble.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.