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Securing The Egg

I found a used small egg that I should pick up later this week.  I want to build a rolling table so that I can take it with us in the RV.  We have a toy hauler so space isn't an issue, but it will have to roll down the back ramp.  Fairly steep angle with a sharp transition and then who knows what at campsites.  I'm not worried about tipping, I will build the table accordingly.  How do I secure the egg to the table so it wont slide when rolling or in transit.  I know it cant go far, but would rather it didn't move.  I'm thinking some thin cable attached to the band where side tables would go.  Snug with a turnbuckle but not crazy. Any issues with that?

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  • Bobh83Bobh83 Posts: 25
    Obviously not a hot topic, but wanted to update.  Thinking it isn't worth the headache of starting from scratch.  Going to fab up a handler and make a rolling base like i have seen on here.  Egg is in good shape.  Some rust on the bands and nuts so I'll probably tear it down before I start using it.
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 491
    I would build the table with some tie down points so you can put some ratchet straps and secure it when your are done.

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  • depending on what you paid for that small you could probably get a new large  char-griller acorn and never worry about it breaking. Half the weight and a way better traveler. I know a few guys that have them and love them. Travelling with a 100lb ceramic pot that holds 6 burgers or a small butt is more trouble that it's worth in my book. 
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  • Bobh83Bobh83 Posts: 25
    Thanks guys. Acorn is a viable idea but I already bought it and like that it's an egg. Paid $300. Probably could have done better but since a new minimax is $600 and that's been in the list I pulled the trigger. We bought a toy hauler so I can take all the crap that isn't easy to travel with like 14' kayaks and outdoor tables. 
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 3,225
    I have been hauling my small around in a basement hatch of our Motor Home for 6 years now and I haven't had any issues at all. Your way over thinking this just make sure the table is secure so it cant move around in the RV. I don't do anything with the fire ring and fire box just put it in the hatch and go.

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  • Bobh83Bobh83 Posts: 25
    Cleaned up well. I just need to add the wheels and secure it to the nest. 

    Before:


    After:


  • Bobh83Bobh83 Posts: 25
    Now we’re mobile



    Test run


  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 491
    can you add some tie downs to the base so you can just quickly strap the egg down?  i like the idea for a travel egg.

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  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,878

    Looks good, i like seeing a plan come together.  There is plenty of bounce in those toy haulers - I'll be crossing fingers for you.
    Phoenix 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,596
    you can definately run a strap over the top of the dome to the lower plateform, its not shown in this pic but i did add one plus my carrier was strapped down as well

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    you need to tie the handle down so the dome doesnt bounce in the hauler

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    if you have a toy hauler =)  you can go anywhere

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  • Bobh83Bobh83 Posts: 25
    I will be strapping it down for sure. I was thinking eye bolts in the base but not set just yet. I like that 4 Wheeler Cartier. Would be awesome in the mountains. 
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