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Old 06-23-2019, 01:33 PM
DoctorDan DoctorDan is offline
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Port Washington, NY
Posts: 10
Default Excellent experience with Stewart Transportation for QB delivery

I just had a wonderful delivery experience with Stewart Transportation for my 14A QB kit. Van's had mentioned Stewart when I finalized my order, and it sounded appealing for several reasons. My empannage crate delivery last year was done by XPO Logistics, and was OK, but that was a much smaller crate. My garage is at the end of a bumpy gravel driveway and I was very nervous about the logistics of moving much larger crates. With Stewart, the fuselage and wings were shipped crate-free and the truck has a crane to assist in lowering the fuselage down onto your lawn-cart or other similar device. Todd from Stewart was very easy to communicate with via email and the total cost for delivery from Van's to Long Island, NY was $3400.

My neighborhood was built in the 1920s, so I was concerned about a really big truck navigating the little streets, but the driver was able to get here without any issues. He called a few times to update me on arrival times, so there were no surprises. He arrived yesterday (Saturday) afternoon, and I was there with my brother to meet the truck. The vehicle is impressive! You can see the folding gantry for the crane extended out past the back of the trailer.

The wings are strapped to the side of the vehicle with a few moving pads to protect them. The fuselage sits on the floor of the vehicle. It's filled up with a bunch of other kit parts. There was another steel-tube fuselage behind mine that was headed up to Maine. You can see the wings to that plane on the rack just under the roof.

With the crane, the driver was able to easily lower the fuselage onto a heavy-duty lawn cart that I had. We used a few moving blankets to pad the top of the cart. The neighbors got a kick our of seeing a fuselage in the street!

Without much ado, my brother and I were easily able to roll the lawn-cart back to my not-so-spacious 1-car garage, and then transfer the fuselage onto an Ikea airplane stand/coffee table:

The wings were light enough to easily carry with 2 people, and fit nicely onto the stand I built last week

The fuselage will not fit into the basement shop until the door enlargement project is finished next week...

Overall, it was without a doubt the most pleasant delivery experience I have ever had. I was very happy with Stewart Transportation and will unquestionably use them when I do my next RV build!
Dan Herron
RV-14A N144CJ reserved. Empannage: tailfeathers done, tailcone underway
Cessna 182T N1732A: someone else built it in Wichita
Paid up for 2020 (plus a little extra...)
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Old 06-23-2019, 04:34 PM
SabreFlyr SabreFlyr is offline
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Marion, IN
Posts: 223

They're tops! Driver Don Furr (think I got that right) delivered my -14 QB kit from the previous owner in Texas to Indiana without a scratch a couple of years ago. Impressive trailer setup! Only difference: in my case, he delivered the tailwheel on the right end!
Ray Dosh
LJ45 driver
RV-14 QB #140212
Tail feathers finished
Tail cone in progress
Marion, IN MZZ
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:49 PM
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MS19087 MS19087 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: West Chester, PA
Posts: 679
Default Same here

A few months back received my QB From Stewart. Awesome service👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
RV-9A; Sold
RV-14A; Building
2020 =VAF= donor
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:53 AM
Lizard Lips Lizard Lips is offline
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 79
Default Stewart QB Delivery

I have had the same experience and can not praise them enough. Everything was delivered on-time as promised and damage free. I highly recommend using this service It's worth it!

Longview, Texas
RV-14A Fuselage 90% complete
Installing Instrument Panel and awaiting engine delivery
Arion Lightning LS-1 Flying regularly
2019 Dues Paid
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