This weekend I will visit Home Depot and see about the options for buying a 6" PVC tube and end caps to see what UPS to the far site hotel would cost, (Attention guest: me)
Something else that came to me, as an option. The Induro Carbon C313 and Cullman head will not fit, even apart, in the existing suitcase I have and wonder of the pipe would be cheaper and re-usable?
Here I go talking to myself. Home Depot had 6" pipe, $ 26.00 for 10 feet and they would not cut it. Much to big for my hacksaw. So I am looking more and more for an answer. I still like the ship to hotel open since reading in the Wall Street Journal that the top three airlines in the US loose 23% of all bags for at least a day.
We land and leave town in a rental as soon as we can for a 3 hour drive. Hate to hang about waiting and hoping for the bag with the tripod to arrive on the next flight subject to being canceled.
Maybe a box - it - up place is the answer to ship to remote hotel.