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Moving the Egg Cross Country

My Egg, my wife and I are moving across country (Chicago to Portland).  Looking for some advice on disassembling the egg and moving it.  I have never take the egg apart (I also did not assemble it, my dealer did that for me when it was delivered) and was wondering if there are any tips for removing the bands around the base and lid.  I have asked my dealer for a LBGE box and he was more than willing to give me one.  I am assuming the best way to move it is in pieces in the original packaging.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Sell it to a neighbor and buy a new one when you get there! I would not let movers move it.
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Sell it to a neighbor and buy a new one when you get there! I would not let movers move it.
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,875
    What do you drive? It is not as bad as one would think, they don't like being dropped but they also are not as fragile as one would think.


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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,949
    Unless your flying, I would disassemble it and find a box to stuff with towels or packing material(similar to the way the egg is shipped new) then find a way to pack it in the car. 

    If no room and your using a moving company, do the same thing and make sure they are insured and take lots of pics prior to disassembly, afterwards, while packed and the inspect at the final location.

    Or sell it and but a new one, like Dawg said 
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,847
    But, I would let movers move it if you have quality movers with insurance.  That way if they break it, they buy it.
    This is what I did going from NY to TX. 
    They stuffed the inside with moving blankets, put it on a dolly, off she went. 
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292
    No room in car, plus we will be in temporary housing for a month till we find a place.  Wil pack ip up good and let the movers take it.  We have fully insured movers, so it should be okay. 
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  • Go to your dealer And get the crate it came in. Get the boxes for the ring and fire box too. They throw all these away so they will gladly give you the full set up.

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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,847
    Careful if you pack it. Our movers had to pack it in order to be insured. But I supervised the heck out of them. I'm sure they hated it. 
    Too bad. 
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • Build a simple wood crate for it?

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,352
    I think you should just invest in the grill barrow and wheel it across country.  


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg wing. 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,443
    I suggest you take pics of Egg on all sides, and the insides. Print out (B&W is fine on cheap paper) have the movers sign the pics and forget about it. If problem, you got the proof all was fine when they packed. If you tell them how to pack it they can say it was your fault.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Buy a Grill Barrow and attach it to your car.
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    If you take it apart, be careful with the hinge. It needs to be locked in the closed position before removing. When new your egg came with little white plastic "thingy's" to do this with. Ask your dealer.

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     LBGE,SBGE, and a mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

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  • Personally I would get a large box, put some popcorn styrofoam in the bottom, put the egg in and cover the sides and top equally and ride. Make sure you secure the box. 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,816
    this is how I moved my leg... oh, you said egg.
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    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Grill barrow surrounded by mangrates for extra protection from the elements.
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    FRAGILE......must be French . :-/

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     LBGE,SBGE, and a mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

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  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 539
    My brother and I moved his last summer, used the OEM box, locked the hinge and several feet of carpet padding. It arrived safely after a 500 mi trip in a trailer. I forgot how much a Large BGE weighed until we picked up the box. A movers dolly came in handy as well as several adjustable straps.
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, Original wife and 4 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. "Friends don't let friends cook with propane"
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  • Moved from Colorado to Florida.....and the Egg was destroyed before we left.  We hired movers to pack up and move everything...last thing to get loaded was our new TV and Egg...guess which one they dropped...the egg.  To me the safest way to move the egg for long distances would be to take off the lid and assembly, then seat buckle the seperate pieces in a car surrounded by blankets for cushion between them and the seatbelt..of course this only really works if your towing a car.
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  • As far as the springs and mechanism..i unhinge the springs from the mechanism..then i use twist ties to hold the assembly together...if you dont have the little white caps from the dealer.
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  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292
    I got the all the original packaging from my deal and the white plastic hinge holders.  Should be good to go.  Going to make sure the movers know that it is heavy and very breakable.
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  • If you have movers it may be beneficial to have the "extra" insurance.  we were told it would be covered...nope. They pay 14 cents per pound..ended up getting like $40 bucks for the broken egg.
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  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292

    The movers are coming to inspect everything monday and give us a price.  I will show them egg and how it is packed and stress the importance of not hurting it.

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,949
    MikeP624 said:

    The movers are coming to inspect everything monday and give us a price.  I will show them egg and how it is packed and stress the importance of not hurting it.

    Offer to cook for them. They will strap it in the front seat and one will ride in the trailer to make sure it stays safe.
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,238
    Our offset smoker mover across country 2 times and 1/2 way once (think heavy and big).  
    Take pictures etc cause they will be most important for insurance claim.  Most national movers are very careful with your stuff.
    Remember the packers are hourly workers and they will take extra care packing your valuables if you provide coffee and donuts at breakfast and pizza and soft drinks for lunch. 
    Only had to make 1 claim in six moves.  
    If you are moving the egg yourself then do what cen-tex said and get the original packing material for the dealer.  
    Good luck 
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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