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View PostDoes anybody know if the USPS sells tubes for rods that are 7 feet in length??? Also how much was the shipping???

 

Thanks, George

 

George, USPS tubes are not that long. You could probably use two 4 footers, but I wouldn't trust the cardboard construction. Go to Home Depot and buy a 10 ft piece PVC and 2 end caps(about $7 bucks for everything), and just cut the tube down 3 ft to fit your rod. Fill the gaps with bubble wrap, put on the end caps and you are good to go. I shipped an 8 ft rod from Hawaii to Texas for around $22 First Class. It took 4 days to get to my Dad's house. Good luck!

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View PostGeorge, USPS tubes are not that long. You could probably use two 4 footers, but I wouldn't trust the cardboard construction. Go to Home Depot and buy a 10 ft piece PVC and 2 end caps(about $7 bucks for everything), and just cut the tube down 3 ft to fit your rod. Fill the gaps with bubble wrap, put on the end caps and you are good to go. I shipped an 8 ft rod from Hawaii to Texas for around $22 First Class. It took 4 days to get to my Dad's house. Good luck!

 

 

 

Thanks Quan, That what im gonna do.

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You can also go to Homie's or Lowe's and ask for any cardboard rug tubes. they're usually more than happy to give them to you for free. Bring a saw in case you don't have a pick-up or van. Cut it in the lot. I use fiber-reinforced tape for the ends or duct tape. Might be havier than PVC though.

 

I shipped an 11' 2pc. rod blank in a 75"L x 14" circumference cardboard tube for $14. I insured it up to $40 & paid 80 cents for tracking. Total was $17.85 to N.C.. from N.Y..

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View PostYou can also go to Homie's or Lowe's and ask for any cardboard rug tubes. they're usually more than happy to give them to you for free. Bring a saw in case you don't have a pick-up or van. Cut it in the lot. I use fiber-reinforced tape for the ends or duct tape. Might be havier than PVC though.

 

I shipped an 11' 2pc. rod blank in a 75"L x 14" circumference cardboard tube for $14. I insured it up to $40 & paid 80 cents for tracking. Total was $17.85 to N.C.. from N.Y..

 

 

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View PostGeorge, USPS tubes are not that long. You could probably use two 4 footers, but I wouldn't trust the cardboard construction. Go to Home Depot and buy a 10 ft piece PVC and 2 end caps(about $7 bucks for everything), and just cut the tube down 3 ft to fit your rod. Fill the gaps with bubble wrap, put on the end caps and you are good to go. I shipped an 8 ft rod from Hawaii to Texas for around $22 First Class. It took 4 days to get to my Dad's house. Good luck!

 

 

i bought a rod last year from a guy on here and he shipped it that way. it works perfect, even though it made the mail lady nervous until i explained what was in it.

 

it is very difficult to get some people to ship rods. i wish more were informed about this. when i really want a certain item, i sometimes don't care how much it costs ( within reason ) to get here to me.

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View Posti bought a rod last year from a guy on here and he shipped it that way. it works perfect, even though it made the mail lady nervous until i explained what was in it.

 

it is very difficult to get some people to ship rods. i wish more were informed about this. when i really want a certain item, i sometimes don't care how much it costs ( within reason ) to get here to me.

 

You're exactly right, I was like that too until I shipped my first rod. Very simple to do.

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