UPS-Proof Packing

J. Forster jfor at ONEMAIN.COM
Tue Apr 24 01:12:27 EDT 2001

Ron Evans wrote:

> Guys,
> I've seen several posts lately either here or on the Collins reflector
> on adequate packaging for older tube-type rigs but apparently failed to
> save any of the posts.
> Would someone forward me one of the emails that you believe sums up the
> very best method to pack rigs that will be handled by the UPS gorillas?
> This rig will be a Johnson Viking Navigator and it just must NOT arrive
> here damaged.
> I want to send the shipper some very explicit instructions, and your
> help would be most appreciated.  I don't want to go the "foam in a can"
> method but seem to remember quite a bit of consensus on the use of
> "builder's foam sheets" available at places like Home Depot.

This is DEFINITELY NOT  the way to go. I have 3 crunched instruments and a
smashed No 19 MK III set to demonstrate the failure of this method. They are
much too stiff. IMO, the best way for equipment is 3" of bubble wrap on all
sides,well taped, and then put into a box with at least another 3" of peanuts or
wadded newspaper on all sides. Very delicate items need something softer than
bubble wrap, like LOOSELY wadded newspaper.

Also, don't pack heavy and light things in the same box.

Good luck,

> Thanks in advance!  I know this topic is of interest to us all and I
> thought I had saved several posts but now can't find a one.  Senior
> moments seem to be coming with increasing frequency all the time now.
> All your comments will be appreciated.
> Sincerely,
> Ron - K5MVR

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