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Transporting Tubing...?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mikey_d05, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My storage guy wants to pack his shed and put stuff away for winter this week. I've got 140' of steel coming next week. U-hauls biggest trailer has a 12 foot deck. Getting my trailer in and out of the shed is a giant pain in the ass, not to mention he's elderly and I feel bad when I need it. I don't know anyone with a trailer that's not a 4x4 piece of junk and I refuse to have it cut into 10 foot sections just so I can get it home.

    ...any suggestions? :o
     
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    just throw a towel on the roof of your car, and lay them ontop, rachet strap them in the front and the rear...and make sure to take a pic, lol

    Cant borrow your dads truck?
     
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    Just use a jetta doood....

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    Have it delivered...cost me under $50 to have 300' delivered when i last bought tube.

    Rene
     
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    :doah: Bwahahahaha, callin' the male esscorts again huh Rene???
     
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    That is banning material right there:D
     
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    Yeah, and you better shave first next time Rob...:p: :p:

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    Drey - I can get the pickup but a 6.5' bed wouldn't do well with 20ft sticks.

    Rene - They won't deliver and the only place that will is $.70/ft more expensive.

    However, I may have come up with a solution, my friend works at Menards and will hook me up with the "contractor" truck for $10. Apparently it's got a beefy ladder rack. :D
     
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    20 foot sticks damn...i thought you meant cut them down smaller then 10
     
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    I bet it would work just fine. We used to haul 20' sticks of copper pipe with a full size Chevy van. Not inside, not on top, but underneath. It sounds kind of hokey, but it acutally works pretty slick. This particular truck had hooks at strategic locations under it, but there is no reason the same effect could not be duplicated with ratchet straps etc. Lay the straps down, lay the tube over them, drive truck over tube (parallel to it obviously) hook straps to front and rear of frame and somewhere in the middle and viola, one tube transporting vehicle. I don't recommend taking it on any 4+ trails, but for normal driving it always worked sweet.
     
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    lol, you're right, it does sound hokey. :p:
     
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    Yeah, but it works.
     
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    They gave me some 20' square tubing at work years ago. I drove over it, lifted one end of each piece and used baling wire to tie it up to my trailer hitch, used the winch to lift the other end up against the axles. Drove it about ten miles home! :o
     

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