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Old 03-20-2017, 03:01 PM   #1
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I'm moving from Houston, TX to Plant City, FL. I had planned on getting a 26 foot moving truck with a lift gate. I've now learned that "one way truck" and "lift gate" don't go together in the same sentence. Pretty aggravating.

I hate using the ramps. Lift gates are SO much easier. Especially on the big, bulky, heavy stuff. I've got a welding machine to move that is too wide for the ramp, and too dang heavy to lift up. It is on wheels.

Any of you folks know of a rental company that does one way with a lift gate? Penske and Budget have lift gate for round trip only. Enterprise doesn't do one way. U-haul doesn't do lift gates.

I looked at renting a local (round trip rental) truck with lift gate, but the mileage charges would double the rental charge.

Real pain in my arse at the moment.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:00 PM   #2
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Rent a truck with a liftgate to load welder onto truck with no liftgate. Get to Florida & do opposite. Or build a wood ramp you can take along with you.
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I know this isn't optimal, but Harbor Freight has those engine cranes for $200. They are rated at 4,000lbs, which I am sure your welder doesn't come close to. And you can probably find many other uses for this in the future, such as generator placing.
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Yeah the engine hoist will be too big to lift into the truck too but you could use the welder to cut it into pieces and reassemble it in Florida.
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What about one of those companies that drops off the storage containers, ships them to your new location and picks them up when done? Those are at ground level.
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Yeah the engine hoist will be too big to lift into the truck too but you could use the welder to cut it into pieces and reassemble it in Florida.
The Harbor Freight one is pretty light and foldable.
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Post your load on Uship and let someone else deal with loading and unloading it.

It's worked well for me in the past.
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I'm moving from Houston, TX to Plant City, FL. I had planned on getting a 26 foot moving truck with a lift gate. I've now learned that "one way truck" and "lift gate" don't go together in the same sentence. Pretty aggravating.

I hate using the ramps. Lift gates are SO much easier. Especially on the big, bulky, heavy stuff. I've got a welding machine to move that is too wide for the ramp, and too dang heavy to lift up. It is on wheels.

Any of you folks know of a rental company that does one way with a lift gate? Penske and Budget have lift gate for round trip only. Enterprise doesn't do one way. U-haul doesn't do lift gates.

I looked at renting a local (round trip rental) truck with lift gate, but the mileage charges would double the rental charge.

Real pain in my arse at the moment.
I'm thinking that if the welder is your only show stopper, I would find a way to get it up that ramp.
Or, pull a rented trailer or car hauler with the box truck.
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I'm thinking that if the welder is your only show stopper, I would find a way to get it up that ramp.
Or, pull a rented trailer or car hauler with the box truck.

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You have a "too heavy" and "too wide" welder.

Sell the old one on eBay and buy a newer, lighter and more compact welder when you get to the new location.
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I know this isn't optimal, but Harbor Freight has those engine cranes for $200. They are rated at 4,000lbs, which I am sure your welder doesn't come close to. And you can probably find many other uses for this in the future, such as generator placing.
Unless you had a truck with a really low bed the engine lift wouldn't have the height to get the welder high enough. The Budget trucks I used to move the last time were way too high for an engine hoist to work. Roller cabinets were hard enough getting up and down the ramp.
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I've got a 14' truck with a ramp. When I have to move a condenser we just slide it up on top of the ramp on the little curbs that keep your dolly from rolling off. Any chance you could take an old piece of carpet, fuzzy side down, and just slide the welder up with the wheel hanging over the edges of the ramp?
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Here you go brother. Someone did all the work for you.
One-way moving trucks with lift gate:
http://firstquarterfinance.com/renta...o-choose-from/
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Just think! You move across the country, and when you arrive in Plant City, you realize you never left Texas!
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