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Old 02-26-2003, 05:28 PM   #1
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I've just ordered my tinted Rock Guard Solar Standard for my airstream and the shipping costs are $115.00 does this sound feasible? I'm just curious, is the weight of these things outrageous? Thanks for the info. I do realize that it is coming from a distance does this have anything to do with the shipping price. The part only costs around $300.00.
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Old 02-26-2003, 05:33 PM   #2
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Shipping Costs for my Rock Guard

I would speculate that a part of the shipping costs relates to the dimensions of the object rather than the weight. The "wing-window" guards for my Minuet cost about $35.00 for shipping from Idaho to Illinois, and it wasn't so much the weight as the dimensions of the shipping container. I suspect that the full 3-piece rock guard is likely of such a size that it must be shipped truck freight which would increase the shipping costs - - probably more so than the distance involved.

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Thank you for the information, I figured that but we are still so new at this airstream stuff.
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I've just ordered my tinted Rock Guard Solar Standard for my airstream and the shipping costs are $115.00 does this sound feasible?
I agree with Kevin's comment, with respect to the size of package. But, to be fair..You should've included: from where you placed the order and, the method of transportation of same. Did you request a express delivery? Second day or, what? There's just so much you left out of your equation..
One thing for sure, once installed..They'll look sharp and, protect your windows as well..
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After a given dimension has been exceeded, you then get into the category of "dimensional" weight. When dimensional weight comes into play, a given box can be empty or have considerable weight, and the shipping costs are the same.

In the case of a one piece rockguard, the cost to ship it cross country are as follows.

Motor freight about $250.00, plus addtional for COD plus additional for residential delivery.

UPS. Will not take a package that large.

FEDEX. About $150.00 plus fuel service charge, residential service charge, plus delivery sur-charge if it's just a little out of the way.

AIRBORNE EXPRESS. About $115.00 including all charges.

Not much to decide.

Fuel charges, residential charges, sur-charges, dimensional weight charges, insurance charges, they all add up quickly.


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Andy:
Check with Forward air. They are very reasonable and us 4x4 guys are shipping 600lb axles for about that price.
They are not every where and you have to do terminal delivery and pick up but might be far cheaper for those that would drive to the airport to pick up.
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Freight costs

Forward Air does have an office at Los Angeles airport, LAX.

However, on a good day, with no weather, no accidents, no police pursuits, no bank robberies, it would take about 3 hours, round trip, plus the time at Forward Air. Additionally, we would have to rent a truck, since the standard rockguard won't fit in a car.

How could we offset that labor and travel expense cost?

Will they pick up from us? You bet they will. I was just given a quote of an additional $100.00, or there abouts!!!

Bottom line remains the same. Shipping costs are no longer cheap.


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Forward Air does have an office at Los Angeles airport, LAX.

However, on a good day, with no weather, no accidents, no police pursuits, no bank robberies, it would take about 3 hours, round trip, plus the time at Forward Air. Additionally, we would have to rent a truck, since the standard rockguard won't fit in a car.

How could we offset that labor and travel expense cost?

Will they pick up from us? You bet they will. I was just given a quote of an additional $100.00, or there abouts!!!

Bottom line remains the same. Shipping costs are no longer cheap.


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Hahaha yeah I had not concidered your location.
Shiping is high. I use to be the shipping clerk for a company and use to send out 50lb boxes all day long for about $15 ground $28 2nd day and $36 overnight. Them day's are long gone. You would be louck to send 10lb cross country for less then $25 ground these day's.
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