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Tips on moving two eggs

I'm moving two eggs (one is a large, the other is an xl) from our current house to our new place. It's about a two hour drive mostly on the highway. The current plan is to remove the guts and tie them down tight as hell in the back of the Tacoma. I've got a pot lifter to get them in and out of the truck. Just wondering if there are any other tips or tricks to doing this properly. I'd really hate to put a crack in the new XL the wife just picked up for me!

One thing I've been debating is wether or not I should put a towel in between the bases and the lids to help absorb some of the vibrations to prevent chipping. 

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 18,256
    edited October 2017
    I would strap the domes tight to the bases and not rely on a shock absorber.  And a landing zone check (based on BB of April 2017), check the tightness/torque of your dome and band assemblies once at your final destination before moving from the truck.  
    I believe it was @tarheelmatt 's LBGE that demonstrated a true miracle when after transport, the dome decided to leave the band assembly when being off-loaded for the event.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,393
    I haul my small and mini all the time. I just put cardboard between the inner parts and shims between the inner and outer parts.  With the small I'll ratchet strap the dome to the base.  The mini goes in a cooler and the small on a double folded towel in the bed of my Tacoma     

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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,818
    I just moved my XL. Pull the guts first. Then pull the springs off and loosen the bottom band only. Pull the dome and bands off in one piece. Secure for the ride and reassemble when you get to your new place. 
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,707
    lousubcap said:
    I would strap the domes tight to the bases and not rely on a shock absorber.  And a landing zone check (based on BB of April 2017), check the tightness/torque of your dome and band assemblies once at your final destination before moving from the truck.  
    I believe it was @tarheelmatt 's LBGE that demonstrated a true miracle when after transport, the dome decided to leave the band assembly when being off-loaded for the event.  FWIW-
    Lou, you're close.  

    At BB, I just left my Eggs on my trailer as we cooked at various locations in the campground. 

    @JRWhitee and @bgebrent were prepping my large for a SRF brisky, while on the trailer. 

    Jim, opened the dome, while on the trailer, and the dome fell from 5-6' to the ground, missing a picnic table and the driver side fender.  It landed gently on the ground and didn't bust.  

    Crazy.  
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,871
    lousubcap said:
    I would strap the domes tight to the bases and not rely on a shock absorber.  And a landing zone check (based on BB of April 2017), check the tightness/torque of your dome and band assemblies once at your final destination before moving from the truck.  
    I believe it was @tarheelmatt 's LBGE that demonstrated a true miracle when after transport, the dome decided to leave the band assembly when being off-loaded for the event.  FWIW-
    Lou, you're close.  

    At BB, I just left my Eggs on my trailer as we cooked at various locations in the campground. 

    @JRWhitee and @bgebrent were prepping my large for a SRF brisky, while on the trailer. 

    Jim, opened the dome, while on the trailer, and the dome fell from 5-6' to the ground, missing a picnic table and the driver side fender.  It landed gently on the ground and didn't bust.  

    Crazy.  
    Jim who?
                                                                
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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,526
    lousubcap said:
    I would strap the domes tight to the bases and not rely on a shock absorber.  And a landing zone check (based on BB of April 2017), check the tightness/torque of your dome and band assemblies once at your final destination before moving from the truck.  
    I believe it was @tarheelmatt 's LBGE that demonstrated a true miracle when after transport, the dome decided to leave the band assembly when being off-loaded for the event.  FWIW-
    Lou, you're close.  

    At BB, I just left my Eggs on my trailer as we cooked at various locations in the campground. 

    @JRWhitee and @bgebrent were prepping my large for a SRF brisky, while on the trailer. 

    Jim, opened the dome, while on the trailer, and the dome fell from 5-6' to the ground, missing a picnic table and the driver side fender.  It landed gently on the ground and didn't bust.  

    Crazy.  
    Jim is a lid killa! 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,818
    edited October 2017
    lousubcap said:
    I would strap the domes tight to the bases and not rely on a shock absorber.  And a landing zone check (based on BB of April 2017), check the tightness/torque of your dome and band assemblies once at your final destination before moving from the truck.  
    I believe it was @tarheelmatt 's LBGE that demonstrated a true miracle when after transport, the dome decided to leave the band assembly when being off-loaded for the event.  FWIW-
    Lou, you're close.  

    At BB, I just left my Eggs on my trailer as we cooked at various locations in the campground. 

    @JRWhitee and @bgebrent were prepping my large for a SRF brisky, while on the trailer. 

    Jim, opened the dome, while on the trailer, and the dome fell from 5-6' to the ground, missing a picnic table and the driver side fender.  It landed gently on the ground and didn't bust.  

    Crazy.  
    You forgot to mentioned missing me by about a foot. 

    Gently..... my azz. 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,544
    lousubcap said:
    I would strap the domes tight to the bases and not rely on a shock absorber.  And a landing zone check (based on BB of April 2017), check the tightness/torque of your dome and band assemblies once at your final destination before moving from the truck.  
    I believe it was @tarheelmatt 's LBGE that demonstrated a true miracle when after transport, the dome decided to leave the band assembly when being off-loaded for the event.  FWIW-
    Lou, you're close.  

    At BB, I just left my Eggs on my trailer as we cooked at various locations in the campground. 

    @JRWhitee and @bgebrent were prepping my large for a SRF brisky, while on the trailer. 

    Jim, opened the dome, while on the trailer, and the dome fell from 5-6' to the ground, missing a picnic table and the driver side fender.  It landed gently on the ground and didn't bust.  

    Crazy.  
    Jim is a lid killa! 
    Jim was masticating that dome. Matt’s bands were loose!
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,526
    Jim would Shirley not masticate in public.....even amongst friends 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,544
    Jim would Shirley not masticate in public.....even amongst friends 
    I saw him masticate next to Scott’s Shirley in New Orleans. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,526
    bgebrent said:
    Jim would Shirley not masticate in public.....even amongst friends 
    I saw him masticate next to Scott’s Shirley in New Orleans. 
    You guys were really getting crazy. 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,393
    @ChillyWillis - just protect ceramic from bumping ceramic and you'll be good.  

    And obiviously you don't want to act like Jim! 

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  • gmacgmac Posts: 1,809
    edited October 2017
    You taking your exchange knife with you ? :)
    Good luck with the move. 
    Mt Elgin Ontario - just a Large.
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,871
    edited October 2017
    bgebrent said:
    Jim would Shirley not masticate in public.....even amongst friends 
    I saw him masticate next to Scott’s Shirley in New Orleans. 
    Scotty's Shirley was tight.  :o  Matt was pretty loose....
                                                                
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    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,366
    You're more likely to break stuff taking it apart.  Just move it into your truck and strap it (especially the lid) down.  There are guys that drive all over with these in their food trucks.  

    And don't drive like my brother.
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,871
    You're more likely to break stuff taking it apart.  Just move it into your truck and strap it (especially the lid) down.  There are guys that drive all over with these in their food trucks.  

    And don't drive like my brother.
    Which one?
                                                                
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    Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story!
    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,544
    JRWhitee said:
    You're more likely to break stuff taking it apart.  Just move it into your truck and strap it (especially the lid) down.  There are guys that drive all over with these in their food trucks.  

    And don't drive like my brother.
    Which one?
    More apropos, don't drive like Carey!  At least on a bike.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • gmac said:
    You taking your exchange knife with you ? :)
    Good luck with the move. 
    Hell yes I'm taking that with me! I use that thing every day. With just some simple upkeep it's still sharp as a razor, and I get a ton of comments on it when I use it to slice up a few racks of ribs with people over. 
  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 2,236
    Something to consider:

    i moved into the new New house and needed my egg moved. :) didn’t trust myself. 

    So - my friend BOUGHT an egg and added moving MY BGE for me into the negotiation. 

    Looks like youre getting another egg, my friend!! :)


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  • I just moved my XL. Pull the guts first. Then pull the springs off and loosen the bottom band only. Pull the dome and bands off in one piece. Secure for the ride and reassemble when you get to your new place. 

    I did this when I moved mine last year.  By separating the dome from the base, I was able to move each piece by myself.  It is also easier to secure the two separate pieces than worrying about it coming apart during the move.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,906
    i dont take the parts out, i just fill it with lump, corrugated cardboard under the lid(i have no gasket) and strap the dome down. mines in a bouncy box trailer, you should have no problems in a soft riding tacoma. i put some cardboard under the base as well before strapping it down
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,846
    How do you move 2 eggs? Very. Carefully.

    Good tips already given above. If you plan to "grab it by the ****" by sticking your hand in the lower vent, make sure you're wearing work gloves. Or make sure you're uptodate with your tetanus shots. That metal will cut you. 

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  • The_StacheThe_Stache Posts: 1,014
    Aren't there companies out there that do moving for you? :)

    In a full time state of entropious nebulinity as Head Brewmeister and Chief Flatulator @ Rancho Loco Brewery and Flatutorium, Kirkland, TN

  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,790
    follow these steps and you should be good:

    1. put egg on long piece of cardboard on the bed,  cardboard helps slide the egg to the front of the bed. you don't want the egg over the axle.
    2. take everything out of the egg and put in cab, not in bed.
    3. slide egg to front of bed, hinge forward (toward cab).  cardboard between egg and truck to prevent scratching.
    4 run a tie down (not bungee cord) over the handle and secure, does not have to be super tight but tight enough to hold egg in place and dome down.
    5 I would not put a pile of something really soft under the egg, as it would let the egg move around or vibrate.
    5.5 we use a bag of charcoal between egg and nest if nest in bed too.  nest near lift gate with wheels locked and bungee cords are ok. 
    6 pay a little more attention to road conditions as you drive, pot holes, speed bumps, sink holes and the like. 

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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,526
    .The_Stache said:
    Aren't there companies out there that do moving for you? :)
    Rule number 1....get someone else to do it for you.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,818
    Aren't there companies out there that do moving for you? :)
    And they tear up your stuff in the process 
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,526
    Aren't there companies out there that do moving for you? :)
    And they tear up your stuff in the process 
    ....and pay for it if thy do.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
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