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Shipping fishing poles

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I have two large fiberglass 7'6 one piece fishing poles that I need to ship out.

Anyone have any bright ideas what to ship them in that doesn't cost more than the poles themselves.

A carboard tube would be perfect. But where to find one??

I tried a PVC pipe, but the ID was too small, and I don't want to buy a 4" just for that.

I did get the triangle USPS priortity mailers, but will need to thread 4 of them together and will probably be over the 108" (length + girth) limit.

Surely fellow FM'ers must have a solution. grin.gif

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I may have a tube that my cabelas 8' rod came in. Let me check when I get home. I'm in Andover though??? Hmmm.

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A Plano rod tube works well. I currently have 6 rods stuffed into one (up to 7'6") for a trip to Arkansas on Thursday evening. Foam padding on both ends and lockable in a couple different directions. Have used it before through airlines and been fine and works good for the back of the truck too. I think they are around 40 bucks, but if you use it a couple times, it will pay for itself.

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I just thought of this...

Go to menards or the depot or lowes and head back to the flooring department. See if they have any tubes left over from a roll of vinyl flooring or possibly carpet.

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carpet rolls a good idea.

Thanks for the offer Hoggs, Andover is a bit of drive though.

The priority mailers I tried to put together a while ago look something like a grade school art project. I think I'll find an alternative blush.gif

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Just tape a few of the cardboard tubes together. As to where to find them, do you know anyplace that has large maps or does large format printing/plotting? The tubes that the maps or paper for plotting work great.

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Dtro- I sent you an e-mail

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PVC comes in sizes other than 4". Try a schedule 20 (no need for 40) 2". That should fit the bill and be plenty strong and light.

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Quote:

PVC comes in sizes other than 4". Try a schedule 20 (no need for 40) 2". That should fit the bill and be plenty strong and light.


2" is too small frown.gif

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dtro, I can help with the carpet tubes.

I'll be in Belle Plaine this weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Let me know.

Sifty

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Lowes sells 3" PVC in schedule 20. Probably has end caps too.

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Did you try USPS? I know that someone makes these tubes cuz I get rod blanks in them. I have a few around 7+' but being up in Chisholm that is not going to help you a whole.

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Thanks guys, I was able to round up a cardboard tube that will work great.

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