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Traveling with a small BGE

MarcuspMarcusp Posts: 12
edited January 2012 in EggHead Forum
Purchased a large BGE about three weeks ago and lovin it. Now wife is asking about purchasing a small BGE to carry in our motorhome. Curios if anybody has any experience doing so. I would hate to purchase one then it breaks during transport.
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  • Put it in an Egg carton
    LET'S EAT
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  • egretegret Posts: 4,031
    Build a carrier out of 2"x4"'s and plywood.......cheap and it works great. People travel with eggs all the time. This is what I use when I go to fests or demo cooks.
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  • And don't ask me who, but I was told of an individual who packed a small (broken down into it's components) into two rubbermaid tubs, padded it, sealed it and took it on a plane with him to Europe.  Evidently, the sky's the limit.  No pun intended.   Of course.   (Of course.)
    The Naked Whiz
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  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,722
    John, my small carrier looks exactly like yours
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  • Rooster KRooster K Posts: 416
    edited January 2012

    I take my small camping all the time. It rides in is egg crate snugged up to the cab of the truck. I thake the guts out to move it.  I also purchased a "pot lifter" To help pick it up. With the pot lifter moving it by yourself is a snap.

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  • egretegret Posts: 4,031
    That design was floating around a few years ago.........I just copied it!!
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  • tjp1060tjp1060 Posts: 55
    Do you guys cook with the egg in the carrier or do you remove it before firing it up?
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  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,722
    You can flip the carrier upside down and place the egg on it. Works like a charm
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  • great info but what is a pot lifter?  have a new 5th wheel and limited space... also do you take out the internal parts to move it in the crate?

    Rockwall Texas, just east of Dallas where the humidity and heat meet! Life is too short to get caught in the fast lane behind somebody slow!

    XL, LG, Sm, Mini and Weber for drink holder

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  • Rooster KRooster K Posts: 416

    @ wood's wood pit

    http://www.amazon.com/PotLifter-200-Pound-Gardening-Heavy-Lifting/dp/B002ECFFJ8

    I use the pot lifter to lift the egg in and out of the crate. I take the insides out and then use the lifter to set it in the crate. I put the fire box and ring back in once i am done moving it. I have bubble wrapped the inside pices but found it was more of a hasle than it is worth.

     

    At the campsight i just leave it in the crate and put the green feet under it or I take my nest along if I know I will have a nice level place to set a nest. image

     

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  • MawgerMawger Posts: 40

    MarcusP we also bought the Small to take when we camp/go south for winter.  However, we were more concerned about the actual moving of the Egg and wondered if we would be able to lift it to get it back in our basement of our fifth wheel.  It is bulky to wrap your your arms around the middle of it and move it for cooking/storage, but not impossible.  Our son designed and built what we call our Egg Carten.  This aluminum carrier has handles that make it so easy for two people to lift/or carry.  You can see his design in my avatar. We never have to move/lift it out of the Carten.  Has holes for easy strap securing in the basement. 

    Sandy

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  • here i go again...displaying my lack of knowledge...what is an avatar and where do i go to see it?

    Rockwall Texas, just east of Dallas where the humidity and heat meet! Life is too short to get caught in the fast lane behind somebody slow!

    XL, LG, Sm, Mini and Weber for drink holder

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  • SandBillySandBilly Posts: 224
    New here but I believe the picture next to their name.
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  • Sandbilly is correct
    Large BGE Dyersburg TN
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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    egret said:
    Build a carrier out of 2"x4"'s and plywood.......cheap and it works great. People travel with eggs all the time. This is what I use when I go to fests or demo cooks.
    @egret do you have dimensions?
    Anderson, SC
    XL BGE, Father's Day Gift 2012 (Thanks Fam!!!)
    Webber Kettle and Webber Summit Gasser
    Want List: Thermapen, Small BGE, Wok, Adjustable Rig, Food Saver, More $

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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,542
    As @Mawger said, the Egg Carten was developed by their son for their small egg.  Since then, lots of mini owners, including myself, have purchased them.  Made from sheet aluminum and a terrific way to move your egg.  I love mine!
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,342
    IBID what Mawger and jaydub58 say. Have a CARTen for our mini.....it don't leave home without it.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • @Rooster K. - Your avitar pains me, being a USD guy in all, but good to see other South Dakotan's on here. :D
    2 Large Eggs and no chickens. How's that work? :)
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  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,719
    We just got back from camping in our RV. Took the small along, we love taking it, food is GREAT when we go. I just put the egg, guts and all in the back seat of the truck and seatbelt the little fella in there. I toss the nest into the back of the truck, so I have the complete setup. We won't even think about not taking the small with us. 
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