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Default Anyone shipped heavy enclosure + sub?

I've read the shipping thread and just wondering if anyone has a good method of shipping a large enclosure with sub coming in at/around 175lbs. All I can think of is freight, but looking for possibilities that won't break the bank. Any help is appreciated.

Also, if just shipping the sub and I would like to make a crate, what type of materials would suit me best for a +/-75lb 12" woofer?
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I would NOT ship the sub and enclosure with the subwoofer still in it. Its just asking for the basket to break.
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I have shipped 2 12s in a box before through USPS and it made it fine. But I used a lot of foam around the box and subs. The stuff used for insulation.
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At that weight you have no choice but to ship it freight which isn't cheap.

Take the sub out and ship it separately. Making a crate is one way to do it but it's not a guaranteed way to get it there safely and you're also adding a lot more weight again.

For a 12" sub I would get a box that is 14x14x14 and place the sub in that surrounded by pool noodles. It should fit snugly in the box and not shift at all when you tip the box over. Once you've got that then place that box into a larger box with pool noodles padding each side of it, again making it secure so nothing moves when it's tipped over. Also make sure you get quality boxes with a high enough crush rating for the weight you've got.

For the enclosure you need to pad all the edges with pool noodles and then wrap it in cardboard.
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I've read the shipping thread and just wondering if anyone has a good method of shipping a large enclosure with sub coming in at/around 175lbs. All I can think of is freight, but looking for possibilities that won't break the bank. Any help is appreciated.

Also, if just shipping the sub and I would like to make a crate, what type of materials would suit me best for a +/-75lb 12" woofer?
I haven't been able to ship a woofer that size safely yet. 2X4 crate didn't even save it from the beating Fed Ex threw at it. I can say that UPS will almost never honor an insurance claim so I'd avoid them at all costs.
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Interesting, thank you all for the input. I was also thinking separating them would be the best way to do it. The box is double walled to support the weight of the RE XXX, so that doesn't help with the weight issue at all. Also, thank SPY, sounds like that would be the safest way to ensure the safety of the sub.
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Shipping freight and something that big and heavy isnt cheap like others are saying. Plus if you want to insure it... your looking at $100+ easy.
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Yea, freight is definitely a no-go. It's basically $1 per lb.
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Yea, freight is definitely a no-go. It's basically $1 per lb.
Not bad at all really. A sub like that in a crate will run you MINIMUM 70$ to ship and I'm sure the box would be the same or more. If the freight company hand sorts things it'll probably be far safer than UPS/Fed Ex who enjoy letting your stuff drop from convayer belts 20 feet in the air.
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Yea, I agree it would most likely be safer, since I could put it on a pallet, but at +/-$190 w/ insurance, I would be losing a good percentage of any money made from selling the item. No buyer would spring that much for shipping, I know I wouldn't.
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