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    Moving wood and fabric plane across country

    Looking for any tips and advice on shipping wings and fuse a few 1000 miles. 28 foot once piece wing plus fuse. Im thinking a uhaul and lots of foam rubber padding and easy driving. Any tips would be appreciated. Lw

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    28' wing, do U-Hauls even come that big?

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    No, 26' is the max length at Ryder, Penske or U-Haul. Flat bed semi trailer? Would need a STOUT crate for each item I'm thinking?
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    Fly it home on a Pietenpol

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    Load the fuselage tail first on a trailer and then a rack to hold the wing flat overhead. Set the rack to have the trailing end tip flush at the trailer tail. Don't wrap or tarp the wing. I did this with an Aero Commander 680 wing, but had the forward almost at the front bumper of the truck. Mad for an interesting trip with all the gawkers.

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    Build a wood frame around the well supported/cradled fuse and wing. Then call Old Dominion to discuss LTL shipping rates. Then again, call OD first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Build a wood frame around the well supported/cradled fuse and wing. Then call Old Dominion to discuss LTL shipping rates. Then again, call OD first.

    OD only has pup trailers and if I remember correctly, they are less than 28’ internal length.

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    I have twice moved my Navion across country on a flatbed trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingRon View Post
    I have twice moved my Navion across country on a flatbed trailer.
    Yep, with wings in boxes.
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