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BGE transport: Anyone made an Egg Crate?

Mr. JBUG99999Mr. JBUG99999 Posts: 15
edited 3:38AM in EggHead Forum
We are having a new patio built out back. Our Egg currently sits on a slab that will be removed and replaced with a larger slab. During that time our Egg will have to be relocated. Additionally, we plan on taking our Egg on the road sooner than later. Because of this I am going to make an "Egg Crate" so I can transport and relocate our Egg as needed.

Here's what I'm thinking...
I'll use 2x4's for the sides. One side would be hinged. Maybe all four for easier placement and removal. Some type of form would be used to help ensure the Egg didn't bounce around.

The final product will have to be sturdy enough to handle the egg being stored in it for possibly a month or more.

Has anyone else taken on this type of project? Got any tips?


  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    How about something more simple,like this?

  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Check the tips section of my website below..not sure if that's what you're lookinig for or not....
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i followed sparky's plans and my small goes camping with us all the time works like a charm ;)

    happy eggin


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  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    It is not exactly the same application, but when I bought my Egg at Waldorf, I built a carrier to bring it home.

    Sorry, but I do not have any pictures...

    It was just a square frame made with 2X4s that was designed to give the Egg a sturdy base and come up just below the hinge. The dimensions were pretty tight, so there was no room to rock, side to side.

    It would have needed to be lower, if I had wanted to open the Egg and use it.

    The 2X4's around the top gave a great place to lift. With the weight of the Egg, there was no need to do anything to keep it from bouncing.

    Someone has a picture of a good carrier for the small (Mad Max??) that I used as the design basis.
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    I was so slow at typing, and you got several much better responses.

    Good luck.
  • We have a couple just like this that we lend to people to transport their new Eggs home...they are easy to make and work great.
    Fred A. Bernardo , owner of Tasty Licks BBQ Supply in Shillington, Pa. 
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,246
    If you use the Search Window and type in Egg Transporter you can find a lot of posts on the subject.

    Or just click here;

    Spring "Carry Me Gently" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • You don't mention what size egg... here is one with a hinge for the mini so it will fit in the trunk of my car:



    Hope that helps.

    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    Misippi Egger and I are carrying three LBGE to a cook in two weeks... here are the pics of our "EGG CRATE"...
    It is designed to fit the front of the trailer... I'll post some pics of them loaded and strapped in after our trip...

    base is 3/4 plywood

    22" spaced area for each egg with 15" risers

    closed back and middle sides - since pics were shot, eye hooks added for tie downs, sealer paint, and test a test fitting.
    Kent Madison MS
  • JBUG99999JBUG99999 Posts: 263
    Spring Chicken wrote:
    If you use the Search Window and type in Egg Transporter you can find a lot of posts on the subject.

    Or just click here;

    Spring "Carry Me Gently" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA

    Thanks for the suggestion, Spring Chicken! That helped a lot! We weren't sure what to search under.

    Fl Grillin Girl: We have a large that we will be transporting in a smaller SUV.

    Thanks for the ideas, everyone!
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