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sailnbike



Joined: 04 Apr 2000
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:08 am    Post subject: Board Transport Reply with quote

Anyone have room to take a slalom board from LA/OC area to Bay area for $$'s?
Or recommend shipment method?
Thanks!



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carl



Joined: 25 Feb 1997
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Location: SF bay area

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amtrak works good. Just tell them it's a surfboard and pad it good.
Drop off and pickup are at the train stations.
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sailnbike



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I brought it to the Santa Ana, CA Amtrack station, which was pretty much life less, and they refused it. Said it was too big. I guess they were too busy not making any money to accept it.
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JasonVoss



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try the same station ealier or later with a different more accommodating employee. If that doesn't work, try a different station. I've sent way bigger boards than that on Amtrak out of Davis California. Only one stop in our town and I go after commute hours when things are super slow and they are bored and become puzzled by what's in the box. I've sent 85 CM wide boxes with no problems just a lot of laughs at it being a surfboard.

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sailnbike



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip on that Jason, I'll try the Fullerton, CA office!
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pmlct



Joined: 02 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please update how it worked out, since I'm trying to ship a board as well. Thanks
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carl



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Call Amtrak first.
The main stations are the only ones that will take freight.
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sailnbike



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jason and Carl!
I eventually found a station that would take it and it arrived in good order. But a heads up, apparently there have been cases of fraudulent intent where a customer ships a damaged board and claims that is occurred during transit. I had to unpack age the board to prove that it was in good shape before they would accept it.
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