How to Pack & Ship a Bow
And be sure to watch the video below on how to get your bow OUT of this tubing when I send it back to you!
To ship a bow safely, you must make sure it is properly protected. My favorite way to securely ship a bow is to put it first inside a PVC plastic tube, and then inside a triangular shipping tube.
Go to Home Depot or some other sort of building materials store and purchase a 34" length of 1 1/2" or 2" PVC schedule 40 or SDR 21 ( 3/16") with two 1 1/2" or 2" matching size slip-on caps. You can usually get someone at the hardware store to cut the pipe to length for you.
Slip and twist one cap onto one end of your tube.
Wrap your bow in tissue or other soft material, and place it inside the capped pipe. Put a bit of crumpled paper inside each cap to protect the tip from bouncing against the inside of the cap during travel.
Close the other end with the second cap.
Wrap the tube in more paper and place it inside a priority shipping triangular tube.
Thoroughly tape both ends of the cardboard mailing tube, as well as the lengthwise seam.
Linda West Cellos
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105