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Long Distance Move

Any experiences with moving companies packing/moving your BGE?  My moving company said they will have a third party build a crate for it.  I am curious how this will work and how they will protect the internal components.  Mine model is a large.  I'll post pics to show what they do.

BTW, moving from Central Illinois back to Georgia after 14 years.  Very much looking forward to several more months of comfortable grilling weather.
Calhoun, GA - LBGE

Comments

  • SmokeyLopey
    SmokeyLopey Posts: 435
    Where in Georgia will you be moving?
  • volfan1
    volfan1 Posts: 164
    When moving from Florida to Nashville, I packed mine myself in a triple layer cardboard box with multiple moving blankets in and around the egg. I wouldn't trust a moving company with packing it, but that's just me. It was the only physical thing I cared about making sure got here with no damage, and I'll be keeping that box forever. I have an XL FYI.
    XL & Mini & knock off medium. Western North Carolina. Formerly Franklin, TN. Formerly in Palm Harbor, FL. 
  • Mickey
    Mickey Posts: 19,673
    Slip a little cardboard between the ceramic and movable ceramic. That’s all i do and drive 800 miles one way Texas to Florida lots in a pickup. Never had a problem. 
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • LesMo
    LesMo Posts: 71
    Where in Georgia will you be moving?
    Just East of Calhoun.
    Calhoun, GA - LBGE
  • saluki2007
    saluki2007 Posts: 6,354
    Lucky you.  Wish I would have stayed south of the Mason-Dixon line.
    Large and Small BGE
    Central, IL

  • milesvdustin
    milesvdustin Posts: 2,882
    I'm going to rejoice when I leave IL. This state sucks 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • LesMo
    LesMo Posts: 71
    I'm going to rejoice when I leave IL. This state sucks 
    Between the home inspector, appraiser, people giving estimates on moving and people that came to the moving sale the consensus is that the exodus is happening en masse and that can't wait to join in. 
    Calhoun, GA - LBGE
  • stlcharcoal
    stlcharcoal Posts: 4,684
    If you have a BGE dealer near you, ask them for a box.  Just watch the BGE assembly video and do the opposite.  The safest way to move and transport them, is to take the dome off and the internals out.
  • AB1234
    AB1234 Posts: 28
    My large was in a table.  I took all the insides out and the movers packed those in separate boxes.  The egg was shrink wrapped to the table followed by moving blankets taped around everything.  No issues.
    Orlando
  • Brisket_Fanatic
    Brisket_Fanatic Posts: 2,884
    Movers in NC broke my Dad's large and then paid him $57 for it because of the way the insurance is worked. I would pack that thing in the back seat of your vehicle with a seat belt. 

    NW IA

    2 LBGE, 1 SBGE, 22.5 WSM, 1 Smokey Joe

  • smbishop
    smbishop Posts: 3,053
    Moved from Seattle to TX, that is what our movers did, 3rd party built a crate.  All was good!
    Southlake, TX and Cowhouse Creek - King, TX.  2 Large, 1 Small and a lot of Eggcessories.
  • johnmitchell
    johnmitchell Posts: 6,566
    If Romney can transport his dog on the roof..I say strap that sucker down.
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • stlcharcoal
    stlcharcoal Posts: 4,684
    edited July 2019
    Movers in NC broke my Dad's large and then paid him $57 for it because of the way the insurance is worked. I would pack that thing in the back seat of your vehicle with a seat belt. 
    This is true.....read the fine print on moving insurance.  They do NOT give you replacement cost.  If they break a TV or something else they can claim depreciation, you're lucky to get 10-20% of the replacement cost.

    I replaced a LBGE for a couple here in STL where the movers broke in a 10 mile move.  I printed out an invoice for the replacement parts vs. a new one, and they got $200-something bucks.
  • DoubleEgger
    DoubleEgger Posts: 17,158
    Movers in NC broke my Dad's large and then paid him $57 for it because of the way the insurance is worked. I would pack that thing in the back seat of your vehicle with a seat belt. 
    This is true.....read the fine print on moving insurance.  They do NOT give you replacement cost.  If they break a TV or something else they can claim depreciation, you're lucky to get 10-20% of the replacement cost.

    I replaced a LBGE for a couple here in STL where the movers broke in a 10 mile move.  I printed out an invoice for the replacement parts vs. a new one, and they got $200-something bucks.
    All you have to do is declare it a high value item. Standard replacement is xxx dollars per pound. I had some damage to items I declared as high value and the movers replaced them without a bunch of hoopla. 
  • stlcharcoal
    stlcharcoal Posts: 4,684
    Movers in NC broke my Dad's large and then paid him $57 for it because of the way the insurance is worked. I would pack that thing in the back seat of your vehicle with a seat belt. 
    This is true.....read the fine print on moving insurance.  They do NOT give you replacement cost.  If they break a TV or something else they can claim depreciation, you're lucky to get 10-20% of the replacement cost.

    I replaced a LBGE for a couple here in STL where the movers broke in a 10 mile move.  I printed out an invoice for the replacement parts vs. a new one, and they got $200-something bucks.
    All you have to do is declare it a high value item. Standard replacement is xxx dollars per pound. I had some damage to items I declared as high value and the movers replaced them without a bunch of hoopla. 
    Yeah there's also supplemental "full value" insurance you can buy.  Varies by company.  UniGroup (United & Mayflower) and Atlas are just down the highway from us......know some foklks that work there.  READ THE FINE PRINT.
  • DoubleEgger
    DoubleEgger Posts: 17,158
    Movers in NC broke my Dad's large and then paid him $57 for it because of the way the insurance is worked. I would pack that thing in the back seat of your vehicle with a seat belt. 
    This is true.....read the fine print on moving insurance.  They do NOT give you replacement cost.  If they break a TV or something else they can claim depreciation, you're lucky to get 10-20% of the replacement cost.

    I replaced a LBGE for a couple here in STL where the movers broke in a 10 mile move.  I printed out an invoice for the replacement parts vs. a new one, and they got $200-something bucks.
    All you have to do is declare it a high value item. Standard replacement is xxx dollars per pound. I had some damage to items I declared as high value and the movers replaced them without a bunch of hoopla. 
    Yeah there's also supplemental "full value" insurance you can buy.  Varies by company.  UniGroup (United & Mayflower) and Atlas are just down the highway from us......know some foklks that work there.  READ THE FINE PRINT.
    Perhaps the corporate moves are different because of the residual business. 4 corporate moves here and no BS from any of them. 
  • stlcharcoal
    stlcharcoal Posts: 4,684
    Movers in NC broke my Dad's large and then paid him $57 for it because of the way the insurance is worked. I would pack that thing in the back seat of your vehicle with a seat belt. 
    This is true.....read the fine print on moving insurance.  They do NOT give you replacement cost.  If they break a TV or something else they can claim depreciation, you're lucky to get 10-20% of the replacement cost.

    I replaced a LBGE for a couple here in STL where the movers broke in a 10 mile move.  I printed out an invoice for the replacement parts vs. a new one, and they got $200-something bucks.
    All you have to do is declare it a high value item. Standard replacement is xxx dollars per pound. I had some damage to items I declared as high value and the movers replaced them without a bunch of hoopla. 
    Yeah there's also supplemental "full value" insurance you can buy.  Varies by company.  UniGroup (United & Mayflower) and Atlas are just down the highway from us......know some foklks that work there.  READ THE FINE PRINT.
    Perhaps the corporate moves are different because of the residual business. 4 corporate moves here and no BS from any of them. 
    Definitely better......I can tell you that from a real estate agent perspective on all aspects of your move when there's a relocation company behind it.  Otherwise if you're calling Two Men and a Truck your own behalf, good luck.
  • alaskanassasin
    alaskanassasin Posts: 7,641
    Movers don’t pay taxes 
    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • alaskanassasin
    alaskanassasin Posts: 7,641
    edited July 2019
    Atleast that’s what the last one I met told me, I didn’t know that was a thing 
    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • LesMo
    LesMo Posts: 71
    We went with the full value replacement.  As others have pointed out there is a huge difference in what they will pay without it.  I was told without the full value you get paid by weight.  Check with the local BGE dealer and he said he had nothing.  If he was delivering one he would save the boxes, but he hadn't sold any in a few weeks and didn't save the packaging.  
    Calhoun, GA - LBGE
  • Boileregger
    Boileregger Posts: 614
    I just did a 2500 mile move last month.  I didn't even ask about crating because they suggested it for our dining room table at a cost of $600.  I paid $700 for that table 10 years ago, so we sold it.  Sold the egg too for $500 and got a new one when I got here.  New egg plus piece of mind was a great trade.
  • SmokeyLopey
    SmokeyLopey Posts: 435
    LesMo said:
    Where in Georgia will you be moving?
    Just East of Calhoun.
    Welcome back!
  • jonessteave
    jonessteave Posts: 76
    edited January 8
    We are going to be moving from Arizona to Massachusetts and I am seeking recommendations for long distance movers. I know so much has changed now with the pandemic affecting every aspect of life. So I do not even know where to begin. I have never before hired movers for such a long move though. We will need our car shipped as well and I am wondering if the movers do that as well or do we need to find a separate car shipper. I would appreciate any advice you can give me. We are planning to move in April or March with moving companies johannesburg. I do know that spring is the most expensive time to move but my husband has surgery coming up so we thought we would wait for a bit after that. We are both in our seventies and so won't be able to do any lifting ourselves. We will try and pack ourselves and see if we can even handle that. Thank you.
  • HeavyG
    HeavyG Posts: 10,340
    Jones, you've been a busy bot  the last few days.
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk