I just checked again.... The "shipping weight" for a 722k is 25 or 26 lbs. Using UPS from southwest Ohio to Spartanburg SC is $19.32.
Detroit to Denver, using FedEx Ground, same weight, is $25.15.
You must be using a different weight...
It really weighs that much? Dish always says in their specs that the 722k weighs 11 lbs. Yes packaging could add in a few extra pounds, but I never thought it would be 25 lbs total.