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post #16 of 27 Old 03-29-2017, 05:34 AM
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Service: Door to door uncrated roll-on / roll-off, enclosed trailer
Estimated Pick up: 3-10 Days
Estimated Delivery: 10-14 Days after pick up

thats all the information i have
If you are on active duty..... why are you not having the bike shipped as household goods? The cost is covered by your orders.
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Service: Door to door uncrated roll-on / roll-off, enclosed trailer
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If you are on active duty..... why are you not having the bike shipped as household goods? The cost is covered by your orders.
i was told not for my first duty station
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i was told not for my first duty station
If you have completed boot, and been to tech school, this is not your first duty station.... school was.

"There's this adage that we have 2 ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we talk. Unfortunately with the Internet people have taken this old adage and turned it around. They have two eyes and 10 fingers so they think they need to post 5 times as much as they read. And since they have 10 fingers and one brain, they only have to think 10% of the time! "
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Got my bike picked up today in California! Contracted/Paid on March 31. Bike was picked up on 4/5/2017. It was a little hassle in my case since i live in a dead end street so i had to get one of my friends to move my bike to another friends house where a 18 wheeler would be more accessible. Daily Direct is also Haulbikes.com. It will take 1-2 weeks to arrive here in North Carolina. I am planning to meet them at Wal-Mart since I live in a military installation so they're are not allowed in.
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If you have completed boot, and been to tech school, this is not your first duty station.... school was.
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When I completed all of my training I was responsible for reporting to my duty station on my dime. A few of my buddies who were married when they enlisted received PCS orders with moving costs paid for.
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bike came in today! took about two weeks after pick up from cali. Same condition as i left it as well
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Glad to hear that. Be careful in your new surroundings... driving habits aren't the same in every region of the country.

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My first duty station was Hawaii and the USMC paid to ship my vehicle there.

They also paid to ship it back. Kind of surprised you ended up in Lejeune being from CA anyway.
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I lived in rosemead, ca which was an asian dominated area so drivers over here are a lot better already (asian btw). Just missed lane splitting...... wish it was country wide. :/
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My first duty station was Hawaii and the USMC paid to ship my vehicle there.

They also paid to ship it back. Kind of surprised you ended up in Lejeune being from CA anyway.

the trend was ppl in the east coast got stationed in the west coast, and west coast in the east coast.
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I lived in rosemead, ca which was an asian dominated area so drivers over here are a lot better already (asian btw). Just missed lane splitting...... wish it was country wide. :/
You're oging to experience a number of things that are similar, but most certainly not the same. Don't rely on your expectations........

I've found most of the freeway driving on the East Coast is done at higher speed than on the West.... and with a lot more tailgating. Must be the NASCAR influence......

Here in rural VA, there are a lot more passive aggressive farmers. If someone is pulling out of their field, they have absolutely NO intention of coming up to speed. It also happens with traffic on secondary roads..... pull out into traffic doing 50 or 60, and not accelerate up. Chug along at 30, until they are good and ready.

'Yield Right' is not a concept that has taken root here.

There are a lot of uncontrolled, unmarked intersections between highways, and secondary roads, which are meant to be wide enough to allow traffic flow both directions -- no one here seems to understand that you are supposed to stay on your side of the road, even if it isn't marked. A two lane (each direction) divided highway, will frequently have a chunk of pavement allowing exit and entrance for side roads, with pavement going across the center 'island'. Sometimes you are lucky enough to have a turn lane feeding into that, sometimes not. When some dipstick pulls into the pavement, and goes diagonally across the entire thing to make it to the right side of the lane they want to go into it blocks the rest of that pavement from anyone else...... incredibly short sighted and somewhat arrogant.

You will also find that off ramps are nowhere near as well designed as what you are used to in CA. Many, many, many more decreasing radius, off camber, rough pavement turns.

Roads on the east coast were laid long before high speed transport was the norm. It's been a long series of bodging to make it what it is, and it ain't great. The West Coast had a much 'cleaner' slate, as a lot more of the expansion out there has occurred since automobiles became the norm. Certainly do-able..... but learn the lay of the land, before you start ripping around.

This also plays into choosing your friends, at that first duty station. As a general rule, the people who walk up to you immediately on arrival and want to become buddies are the ones who have already been ostracized. The outliers, who have already made a name for themselves by their actions.... best to lay low, and keep to yourself for a few weeks and wait for the solid people to assess you. The ones who are performing well will wait to see how you perform, before they make your acquaintance. The old rule that it takes 10 'attaboys' to make up for one 'awshit' is still true. Better to have a reputation to live up to, rather than try and recover from the one you earn the hard way....

Either way, good luck, and thank you for your service. May you walk away from the experience with the positives greater than the negatives. Some of the best times you'll ever have........

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