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Shipping a jump

MI3EventerMI3Eventer Posts: 17 Baller
Does anyone have experience shipping a jump that doesn't fold across state lines?


  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,491 Mega Baller
    Happen to know the width with out the skirts?
  • MI3EventerMI3Eventer Posts: 17 Baller
    Without it's the 14'
  • WIRiverRatWIRiverRat Posts: 71 Baller
    I have pulled a full jump from Illinois to Michigan before. You can get oversized permits for 14ft pretty easily. Needed a lead car to go with it. We put it in a large utility trailer and pulled it back 300 miles. It was not a fun ordeal. You have to detour around all construction sites, any toll booths etc. We also topped out around 50 mph before the jump would catch so much air the trailer would start to sway. If you can hire a professional to do it I would recommend that.
  • NandoNando Posts: 576 Crazy Baller
    We were once able to avoid the over-width issue by separating the deck and flotation frame and loading the sections on edge onto a truck designed to haul large quantities of sheetrock. That left us over the height allowed for shipping without a permit, but avoided pilot cars and such. It did require a crane, but the truck had one that worked at that capacity. It helped that we jumped with the guy who hauled sheetrock for a living, so we had him to load and drive and his boss let us use the truck for the fuel cost (and it was only a hundred miles or so).
  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 556 Crazy Baller
    Cost/Benefit kills it. Considering the costs of truck, driver, permits, insurance, fuel, etc, etc there’s no way shipping a jump makes sense by the numbers - unless as noted above you’re connected with the truck owner and going almost local. Build one . Not that difficult, lots of plans available, minimizes costs
  • MI3EventerMI3Eventer Posts: 17 Baller
    Has anyone hired a company before that uses oversize loads and know an approximate cost?
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,970 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    We sold ours for 5k to a guy in Wisconsin. After all the shipping and other issues he is in to it for 11k. It was about 180 miles
    Shut up and ski
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,491 Mega Baller
    @The_MS I think if I was going to be into shipping for 6 grand I would have gotten it to a welder to make it portable.
  • skimtbskimtb Posts: 462 Solid Baller
    @MI3Eventer Many companies do this. I would think 10 min on the phone, giving them dimensions, weight (probably won’t matter since you are bulky but not heavy), distance to move it and maybe a few pics and you would have a quote in a few days or less. They will factor permits pilot cars etc into the quote.
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,970 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    @BraceMaker its a very long story but the point is that lots of crap happened on the way to Wis. All due to oversized load and unexpecteds.
    Shut up and ski
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,575 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @MI3Eventer You didn't say where your starting or where your ending but I'll assume that Michigan is part of the trip based on your handle. The permitting issue isn't terrible in the upper Midwest especially southern Michigan/Northern Indiana due to a traditionally high volume of manufactured housing. Max width with a permit is 14' wide except for some roadways you can go 16' with additional permits and escorts. Again due to the volume of wide loads, the permits are relatively reasonable in cost and the DOT's will assist with routing, etc. (sometimes suggestions, sometimes requirements).

    Best to separate the top from bottom section if possible, Lower it as far as possible if not. Don't trust any wheels/axels built just for getting it into/out of the lake. A stable trailer is a must and a semi trailer isn't necessary but the additional capacity will aid with stability.

    I've personally moved several ramps on 20' -24' gooseneck trailers pulled behind 3/4 to 1 ton pickup trucks and felt comfortable (my own equipment). Again depending on how far you're going, check with a local wood roof truss supplier (or manufactured housing company) to see if they have advice or even if they'll haul it for you or advise you of a shipper. Obviously the more wide loads you haul the easier it becomes and companies like that are experts.

    Good luck!
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Chairman of the Board
    AWSA Southern Region EVP
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