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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 02:34 PM

As most of you know, we are planning on moving to southern Indiana but our house here in northern Michigan hasn't sold yet.
So I got to thinking about what I would have to do if the house sold during the winter.
A few years ago I had built an inclosed trailer that I will use to load the furniture in and I keep that trailer out behind the barn.
I brought the trailer up and parked it in the parking area behind the house.

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This area is in front of the garage and I keep it cleared of snow all winter so the trailer will be easy to load and to hook up to at any time.

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Normally this would be all that would be necessary for us to head out during the winter.
However, I got an itch last summer and ended up buying two more tractors and the small forklift.
There is a spot along the road in the field at the back of the property where I can back the truck in and it makes the ramps almost level for loading and unloading.

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The problem is that this loading spot is only accessible during the summer.
During the winter the snowbank along the road can get from four to six feet high and the field can have two or three foot of snow on it.

So I decided that it would be best to load the truck up now and park it in the garage for the winter ... just in case the house sells.
The small forklift is loaded on the truck and the trailer that I got with the Viking tractor is fastened to the forks.

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The case is also loaded on the truck.

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One thing nice about this is that if we do have to move during the winter, all the weight in the back of the truck should help with traction on snow covered roads.

The tongue on the trailer is long enough that I can bolt a piece of plywood on top of it and fasten the Viking tractor on it for the trip south.

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Edited by MH81, November 03, 2014 - 05:14 PM.

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 03:04 PM

Nice truck!!


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 03:35 PM

Nice forklift truck and (garage) how can you leave that?
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Posted November 03, 2014 - 03:37 PM

Ray, it sounds like you have a good plan in place, now if you can get the house sold and finally get moved south.


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 03:44 PM

I hope you can get the house sold and move soon! I'm having withdrawal without your great build posts!


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 04:27 PM

where in southern Indiana are you going to? I live about 25 miles north east of Evansville, if you know where that is. hope you get moved before things get slickery!!


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 04:50 PM

I hope you can get the house sold and move soon! I'm having withdrawal without your great build posts!

 

Your going thru withdrawal and I'm going just plain nuts !

 

where in southern Indiana are you going to? I live about 25 miles north east of Evansville, if you know where that is. hope you get moved before things get slickery!!

 

We are moving to Madison.


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 05:07 PM

Way to plan ahead. Hope it helps the sale when it happens.
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Posted November 03, 2014 - 05:10 PM

Your going thru withdrawal and I'm going just plain nuts !

 

 

We are moving to Madison.

I think we have talked about this before. that's not too far from me maybe an hour 45 or so away.


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 06:41 PM

Well Ray if you do have to move in winter looks like you have a plan.  We wish you both a safe trip when it happends and dont forget to beep the horn when you two go by us.


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 06:54 PM

I have to say it, so don't shoot me for saying it.  I am in love with your truck.

 

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 07:25 PM

Ditto, I'm with Ben on the truck ! it is sharp !


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 07:30 PM

Your reeeally itching to go aren't you? Are you going to leave the truck idling? And with all that stuff loaded up, where is your wife's suitcases going to go?


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 07:31 PM

I have to say it, so don't shoot me for saying it.  I am in love with your truck.

 

Ben W.

 

Hey Ben, I got to ride in it. :poke:  :poke:  :D


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 08:45 PM

Hey Ben, I got to ride in it. :poke:  :poke:  :D

 

That. is. not. fair.

 

Some guy you are.  You didn't even invite me to help hold your side of the seat down. 

 

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