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Jerry

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08-17-2015 12:51 AM

Never would have thought at the beginning of this move that I’d have the stones to take this monster – 450 lbs of planer, over on my little tilt trailer. I thought I’d have to rent a lift truck, but here we go…

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/


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gfadvm

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#1 posted 08-17-2015 01:03 AM

Drive carefully as those single axle trailers tend to fishtail if you have too much weight behind the axle. Keep us posted on the move. Wishing you all the best.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 08-17-2015 01:17 AM


Drive carefully as those single axle trailers tend to fishtail if you have too much weight behind the axle. Keep us posted on the move. Wishing you all the best.

- gfadvm

This is the 10th trip to McMinnville – 90 miles round trip, that I’ve made with this little trailer. I’ve gotten pretty careful about how I load it. The planer is just ahead of the axle..forward far enough that the majority of the weight is on the tongue, but not so much weight on the tongue that I can’t lift it off ( with considerable effort ). Tuesday the two Shopsmiths are going, and Wednesday, the table saw. Once those are done, it’s just fluff from there on out. I’ve been considering posting a picture of all our household belongings in Ron’s pole building, but it’s just too depressing.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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GreaseMonkey2275

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#3 posted 08-17-2015 01:18 AM

gfadvm is right; if you can move that beast closer to the tongue of the trailer you can eliminate that tendency to fishtail he’s talking about. Drive safe!

-- Jake

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#4 posted 08-17-2015 01:31 AM

I feel for you Jerry. When we moved to our new place 20 years ago, we did it in one very long day! BUT I had a big gooseneck horse trailer, 2 1Ton trucks, and a 16 foot bumper pull trailer. Plus an 18 year old boy working for me. And I only had a 20 mile round trip.

When we made the first trip the sellers were laughing when we drove up and said “We sold our place to the Beverly Hillbillies”. We did have stuff piled pretty high on the flatbed truck!

Carry on….........

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 08-17-2015 01:56 AM



I feel for you Jerry. When we moved to our new place 20 years ago, we did it in one very long day! BUT I had a big gooseneck horse trailer, 2 1Ton trucks, and a 16 foot bumper pull trailer. Plus an 18 year old boy working for me. And I only had a 20 mile round trip.

When we made the first trip the sellers were laughing when we drove up and said “We sold our place to the Beverly Hillbillies”. We did have stuff piled pretty high on the flatbed truck!

Carry on….........

- gfadvm

Andy, I’m laughing out loud! Thanks for that image.—Jer

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#6 posted 08-17-2015 01:35 PM

Moving is always such a pain, but, in the end, it’ll all be good. Be safe Jerry

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#7 posted 08-17-2015 02:00 PM

i sure do hope all went well with the move of the beast, i had it easy, we had a full size uhaul truck from alaska down, it was a new truck and was a joy to drive, i do wish you the best jerry…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 08-17-2015 02:14 PM



Moving is always such a pain, but, in the end, it ll all be good. Be safe Jerry

- Roger


I hope I don’t ever have to move again.
I sold most of my tools before moving but the day we moved wasn’t a fun day .

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#9 posted 08-17-2015 04:19 PM

Oh Man… I feel your pain.

We’ve lived in 25 or 26 places in our 41 years of wedded bliss. Only THREE of those did I have a company pay to have professional movers do it. The rest were all on me. We’ve made moves as close as 20 miles and the farthest one was from So Fla to St Louis, all with U-Haul type rentals.
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When we moved from So. GA to TN in 2005, I built myself a 5’ X 10’ trailer to be able to haul my M/C up there.
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We had bought land but had to wait for the double-wide to get setup so I rented a 48’ trailer to be dropped on the property to store stuff as I made the trips. When all was said and done I had to make 5 trips to move us and 3 of those trips included a rental U-Haul. Yes, in hindsight I probably COULD have paid a moving company and it would have been cheaper, but long story short, the guy that I had accepted a job from told me he would have his guys move me with his big 5th wheeler hauler, but that promise turned to crap and I ended up having to do it myself on weekends.


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When we moved back here to GA in 2013 I made 4 small trips with that same trailer and then only had to make one big trip with the biggest U-Haul I could get.
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That little silver and blue trailer up in the back of my Ranger was one I built to pull behind the GoldWing. I built it from an old refrigerator.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 08-17-2015 10:14 PM



Moving is always such a pain, but, in the end, it ll all be good. Be safe Jerry

- Roger

Thanks Roger.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#11 posted 08-17-2015 10:15 PM



i sure do hope all went well with the move of the beast, i had it easy, we had a full size uhaul truck from alaska down, it was a new truck and was a joy to drive, i do wish you the best jerry…...

- grizzman

Turned out pretty good, I just got back. Now for the table saw….

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#12 posted 08-17-2015 10:18 PM



Oh Man… I feel your pain.

We’ve lived in 25 or 26 places in our 41 years of wedded bliss. Only THREE of those did I have a company pay to have professional movers do it. The rest were all on me. We’ve made moves as close as 20 miles and the farthest one was from So Fla to St Louis, all with U-Haul type rentals.

When we moved from So. GA to TN in 2005, I built myself a 5 X 10 trailer to be able to haul my M/C up there.

We had bought land but had to wait for the double-wide to get setup so I rented a 48 trailer to be dropped on the property to store stuff as I made the trips. When all was said and done I had to make 5 trips to move us and 3 of those trips included a rental U-Haul. Yes, in hindsight I probably COULD have paid a moving company and it would have been cheaper, but long story short, the guy that I had accepted a job from told me he would have his guys move me with his big 5th wheeler hauler, but that promise turned to crap and I ended up having to do it myself on weekends.

When we moved back here to GA in 2013 I made 4 small trips with that same trailer and then only had to make one big trip with the biggest U-Haul I could get.

That little silver and blue trailer up in the back of my Ranger was one I built to pull behind the GoldWing. I built it from an old refrigerator.

- JoeinGa

Joe, you have been through a lot. That’s too many times to move!! Oh my gosh. I thought I had it bad as an Air Force brat, but your story takes the cake.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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