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    Best Way To Mail Fishing Rods?
from Jvl (24.247.194.86)  
4/13/2005 11:11:00 PM

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 Just wondering if anyone out there can point me in the best direction to locate tubes and or boxes that are long enough to mail fishign rods. (between 6 - 6.5ft)Or if you have any recomendations?



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   Shipping rods from Joe (151.203.255.136)  4/13/2005 11:31:00 PM
 You can try carpet stores and ask if they have any of the tubes that the carpet comes on. You can also use PVC pipe ...I have used that in the past with success. There are differences in thicknesses of the pipe. I think they use a "schedule scale" or something like that to determine thickness. The difference in thickness is obvious by eyeballing it. Just remember the thicker stuff will add more cost to the shipping weight. I cannot remember which thickness I used, sorry bout that. Hope this helps, Joe.


   Tubes for mailing from Big Al  4/14/2005 7:47:00 AM
 Jvl, I've used central vacuum tubing that I bought at Home Depot. It's lighter than PVC and comes in 8' lengths. If you use PVC, just buy the less expensive, not the schedule 40. Keep the diameter as small as possible, like 2" for baitcast and 3" for spin rods. Also, you can use the preforated PVC to make it lighter. Of course if you are mailing a 6'6" rod you will pay the balloon rate or surcharge with USPS, so it won't make a difference in the weight of the tube. A 6' rod will stay under the 84" if you use the smaller diameter tube and cut it down to fit the rod. Al


   tubing from BobP  4/15/2005 12:06:00 AM
 Most use either white PVC pipe or the gray central vacuum tubing. Like Big Al says, the VAC tubes are lighter so will cost less to ship. Check the home center when you buy and you may find some plastic caps to seal the ends too.


   Thanks for all ideas! from Jvl (24.247.194.86)  4/15/2005 12:16:00 AM
 Thanks to all who replied, appreciate the ideas and recomendations. I chose to collect some free heavy duty cardboard tubing from the spindles at carpet store. To pad the rods I purchased that tubular foam used for copper piping and adding some bubble wrap. Just have not figured out capping the ends yet! Thanks again !


   Don't use the carpet tube................................. from Duke  4/15/2005 7:11:00 AM
 because they can be broken. If the rod is over 6-6 it won't make any difference. You will be charged the 15 pound rate regardless. Put it in a PVC pipe or equivalent and ship it Express.


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